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Tonkatsu Hinata Description

Tonkatsu Hinata is a hidden gem located in the bustling neighborhood of Takadanobaba in Tokyo. This restaurant specializes in serving the finest and most delectable tonkatsu, a popular Japanese dish consisting of breaded and deep-fried pork cutlets. Tonkatsu Hinata has been recognized as one of the top 100 tonkatsu restaurants in Japan, earning the prestigious title of 'Tonkatsu Hyakumeiten 2022' by both Tabelog and Tonkatsu Hyakumeiten.

What sets Tonkatsu Hinata apart from other dining establishments is their commitment to using only the highest quality ingredients and their meticulous attention to detail in the cooking process. Each pork cutlet is carefully selected and expertly prepared to ensure a crispy and golden exterior, while maintaining a juicy and tender interior. The tonkatsu is served with a side of finely shredded cabbage, a tangy tonkatsu sauce, and a bowl of steaming hot rice.

One of the unique features of Tonkatsu Hinata is their 'Tabe Kurabe Course,' which allows diners to sample various cuts of tonkatsu in a tasting menu format. The course includes six different cuts of pork, such as the premium rib loin, tenderloin, and fatty belly, each with its own distinct flavor and texture. The knowledgeable staff at Tonkatsu Hinata will guide you through the tasting experience, providing explanations and suggestions on how to best enjoy each cut.

The restaurant itself exudes a cozy and traditional atmosphere, with wooden furnishings and warm lighting. The attentive and friendly staff ensure that every guest feels welcome and comfortable throughout their dining experience. Whether you're a tonkatsu aficionado or simply looking to indulge in a delicious and satisfying meal, Tonkatsu Hinata is the perfect destination for an unforgettable dining experience.

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Tonkatsu Hinata Overview


2-chōme-13-9 Takadanobaba, Shinjuku City, Tokyo 169-0075


+81 (0) 3-6380-2424


2 minute walk from Takadanobaba Station Exit 7 on the Tokyo Metro Tozai Line.
5 minute walk from Takadanobaba Station Waseda Exit on the JR Yamanote Line and Seibu Shinjuku Line.

Operating Hours

Sun: Closed
Mon: 11:00AM-2:30PM, 5:00PM-9:00PM
Tue: 11:00AM-2:30PM, 5:00PM-9:00PM
Wed: 11:00AM-2:30PM, 5:00PM-9:00PM
Thur: 11:00AM-2:30PM, 5:00PM-9:00PM
Fri: 11:00AM-2:30PM, 5:00PM-9:00PM
Sat: 11:00AM-2:30PM, 5:00PM-9:00PM

Payment methods

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

Restaurant Features

Take-out Available

Reservations Accepted




Sake Selection

Stylish Interior

Tonkatsu Hinata Reviews

Tonkatsu Hinata Google Average Rating



Got in around 11:30am on a Tuesday and waited about 10 minutes.

Ordered two cuts of pork. The higher loin (上ヒレカツ) was fantastic. Super juicy, tender and flavorful. Crisp was also good but because there is no wire rack underneath, the bottom gets soggy quickly. 5 star

I also ordered the higher rib roast (上リブロス) and I was surprised that this was too fatty for me or at least it was all on one side of the pork and not distributed. This lead to one side just being a bite full of fat and the other side going a little dry in some parts. 4 star


Arrived here right at 11am on a Monday and there was already a line up heading in. Thankfully I got in with the first batch of people so I didn’t have to wait. I ordered 130g of the pork cutlet and they have a lunch deal in which the meal set was only 1000yen! It was a great deal. The pork was very tender and sauces were provided on the side. Staff were very kind and English speaking-friendly. By the time I left, there was a large line-up outside so I would recommend going at opening :)


The tonkatsu served at this restaurant is delicious. You can reserve a table for dinner, but for lunch, it is only for walk-ins. You have the option to order various types of tonkatsu dishes or try the tasting menu. The cabbage is hand-shredded daily and is highly addictive.

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