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Tonkatsu Marugo

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Tonkatsu Marugo Description

Tonkatsu Marugo is a renowned restaurant located in Akihabara, Tokyo, specializing in the art of tonkatsu, a popular Japanese dish consisting of breaded and deep-fried pork cutlets. As one of the selected top 100 tonkatsu restaurants in Japan, Tonkatsu Marugo has gained a reputation for its exceptional quality and flavors.

What sets Tonkatsu Marugo apart from other dining establishments is its commitment to using only the finest ingredients and traditional cooking techniques. Each pork cutlet is carefully prepared, ensuring a crispy and golden exterior while maintaining a tender and juicy interior. The restaurant takes pride in sourcing premium pork from trusted suppliers, resulting in a melt-in-your-mouth experience with every bite.

The menu at Tonkatsu Marugo offers a variety of tonkatsu options, allowing diners to choose their preferred cut of pork, such as loin or fillet. The set meals are served with a side of shredded cabbage, rice, miso soup, and pickles, creating a well-balanced and satisfying meal. For those seeking a unique twist, the restaurant also offers specialty tonkatsu dishes, including cheese-filled cutlets or tonkatsu served with a rich curry sauce.

The restaurant's interior exudes a cozy and welcoming atmosphere, with its wooden furnishings and traditional decor. The attentive and friendly staff provide excellent service, ensuring a memorable dining experience for every guest.

If you're a fan of tonkatsu or looking to indulge in a quintessential Japanese culinary experience, Tonkatsu Marugo is a must-visit destination. Prepare to savor the crispy and succulent tonkatsu, made with expertise and passion, that has earned this restaurant its well-deserved reputation as one of the best tonkatsu establishments in Tokyo.

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Tonkatsu Marugo Overview

Address

1-chōme-8-14 Sotokanda, Chiyoda City, Tokyo 101-0021

Phone

+81 (0) 3-3255-6595

Access

4 minute walk from Akihabara Station
10 minute walk from Ochanomizu Station
5 minute walk from Kodenmacho Station
5 minute walk from Awajicho Station
10 minute walk from Suehirocho Station

Operating Hours

Sun: 11:30AM-2:00PM, 5:00PM-8:00PM
Mon: Closed
Tue: Closed
Wed: 11:30AM-2:00PM, 5:00PM-8:00PM
Thur: 11:30AM-2:00PM, 5:00PM-8:00PM
Fri: 11:30AM-2:00PM, 5:00PM-8:00PM
Sat: 11:30AM-2:00PM, 5:00PM-8:00PM

Payment methods

Cash

Restaurant Features

Take-out Available

Family-friendly

Non-smoking

Sake Selection

Tonkatsu Marugo Reviews

Tonkatsu Marugo Google Average Rating

4.5

5

Google
Waited just under 1 hour, line moved quick despite looking long! Restaurant is two floors with sufficient number of seating.
Service was impeccable and very friendly.
Tonkatsu was thick, delicious and rested well. Good for a casual dinner that will hit the spot!

4

Google
I was craving tonkatsu and found this gem thanks to a recommendation from a friend. When I got here for dinner, there was already a line out the door and we waited about 30 minutes so it went pretty fast. The people in front of us sat on the first floor and the second floor. When it got to our turn, we sat on the first floor, right at the bar in front of the chefs. We got to see everything in action and it wasn't anything too spectacular but it was still interesting to watch. The food came out nice and hot since it was fried fresh. I did wish the batter came out more golden brown and crispy than what it did but it still tasted okay. It's not what you would expect from other tonkatsu spots since it comes with a salad and miso soup. I also ordered it with a glass of beer because it was a hot day of walking around in the month of July.

5

Google
Waited for close to an hour but it was worth it. Got seated at the counter where was given an English menu and a hot towel. Pointed to the dish I want (note: you will need to add another 500ish yen for rice and miso soup which I recommend) and it took them about another 20 min to prep the food as it was made to order. They give you some green tea to start.

One of the BEST tonkatsu that I have ever had since visiting Japan. Although it was thick in the middle, it was very soft (buttery soft), juicy and cooked to perfection while the breading they used was light and fluffy. There is some tonkatsu sauce in a jar so you can adjust accordingly. When you are done, they gave me some oolong or hōjicha tea to help digest the meal you had which was very considerate!

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