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Tamura Ginkatsu-tei

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Tamura Ginkatsu-tei Description

Tamura Ginkatsu-tei, located in Kanagawa, is a renowned restaurant specializing in tonkatsu, a popular Japanese dish consisting of breaded and deep-fried pork cutlets. This establishment has been certified for its exceptional quality and technique in preparing this beloved dish. The restaurant's menu features a variety of tonkatsu options, including traditional tonkatsu, katsudon (a bowl of rice topped with tonkatsu), and tofu dishes for those seeking a lighter alternative.

What sets Tamura Ginkatsu-tei apart is not only the quality of their tonkatsu but also the attention to detail in every aspect of the dining experience. The cozy yet elegant decor creates a welcoming atmosphere for guests to enjoy their meal. With a range of budget-friendly options available, from ¥1,000 to ¥2,999, diners can indulge in delicious tonkatsu without breaking the bank. Whether you're a tonkatsu enthusiast or looking to try this iconic Japanese dish for the first time, Tamura Ginkatsu-tei is a must-visit destination for a truly authentic culinary experience in Kanagawa.

Tamura Ginkatsu-tei Overview


1300-739 Gōra Hakone, Ashigarashimo District, Kanagawa 250-0408


+81 (0) 460-82-1440


2 minute walk from Gora Station

Operating Hours

Sun: 11:00AM-2:30PM, 5:00PM-7:00PM
Mon: 11:00AM-2:30PM, 5:00PM-7:00PM
Tue: 11:00AM-2:30PM
Wed: Closed
Thur: 11:00AM-2:30PM, 5:00PM-7:00PM
Fri: 11:00AM-2:30PM, 5:00PM-7:00PM
Sat: 11:00AM-2:30PM, 5:00PM-7:00PM

Payment methods

Cash, Visa, Master Card, AMEX, Diners Club, JCB

Restaurant Features

Wine List


Sake Selection

Stylish Interior

Tamura Ginkatsu-tei Reviews

Tamura Ginkatsu-tei Google Average Rating



Famous for tofu katsu. Always in long Q, coincidence saw no Q outside the shop at 12pm, still have to wait for 2 numbers in front of us for around 15min.
Ordered the tofu katsu, pork cutler and shrimps.
All taste nice. Worth a try if don't mind waiting as while we were waiting, people started to come and long Q of 10 numbers before we get out seats


Make the line about 1or 2 hours around 13 o’clock. We can register digital number, they cannot call us but it makes easy to calculate about time we should come.
It’s so tasty! If you want to eat tofu Katsu, you should make the line both main shop and 2nd shop, staffs merge each reservation. Don’t forget to share your the other number


Tamura Ginkatsu-tei specializes in a single dish called Tofu Katsu-ni, a block of firm tofu stuffed with ground pork and cooked in a savory sauce with onions and egg. It’s the tofu version of the tonkatsu pork cutlet, and the tofu and breading made for a hearty meat substitute (though it wasn’t exactly vegetarian as it still contained meat). The Tofu Katsu-ni Gozen set also came with miso soup, rice, and tsukemono, along with a variety of appetizer bites including fish cake, shrimp, greens mixed with egg, butter wrapped with prosciutto, walnuts, and yam paste; along with a matcha pudding for dessert. For comparison’s sake, I also tried their Tonkatsu pork cutlet, served with cabbage salad, rice, tsukemono, and miso soup. While decent, only half of the pork cutlet was meaty and easy to eat, while the other half was extremely fatty. The highlight was still the tofu katsu, which was simple but extremely tasty. There was a good wait before we could get seated at this popular restaurant, but the service was quick and efficient.


We had lunch - was great - just two options both feature tofu katsu (breaded) served hot in a sauce with sautéed onions. True comfort food but not so heavy. We shared the options with all the sides and was plenty.

They could not be nicer. Place was comfy and homey.


The wait was around 1 hour so we expected the food to be good and it did not disappoint. Everything tasted even better since it was a cold night. The sides and local beer is a must have.

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