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Tsuyoshi's Croquette Honpo

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Tsuyoshi's Croquette Honpo Description

Located in Nara, Tsuyoshi's Croquette Honpo is a hidden gem specializing in delicious croquettes. This restaurant has been selected as one of the top 100 Western-style eateries in 2023 by Tabelog, a renowned restaurant review site in Japan. With a rating of 3.59 based on 132 reviews and a whopping 6987 saves, it's clear that Tsuyoshi's Croquette Honpo is a favorite among locals and visitors alike.

What sets Tsuyoshi's Croquette Honpo apart is its dedication to perfecting the art of croquette-making. Each croquette is meticulously crafted to achieve a crispy exterior and a flavorful, creamy filling. From classic potato croquettes to unique variations like seafood or vegetable croquettes, there is a wide variety of options to choose from. The cozy interior of the restaurant provides a welcoming atmosphere where diners can enjoy these delectable treats either as a quick snack or a satisfying meal. Whether you're a croquette connoisseur or simply looking to try something new, Tsuyoshi's Croquette Honpo is a must-visit destination for food enthusiasts in Nara.

Tsuyoshi's Croquette Honpo Overview


1-chōme-1-1 Gakuendaiwachō, Nara, Nara 631-0041


+81 (0) 742-41-3300


20 minute walk from Tomio Station

Operating Hours

Sun: Closed
Mon: Closed
Tue: 10:00AM-7:00PM
Wed: 10:00AM-7:00PM
Thur: 10:00AM-7:00PM
Fri: 10:00AM-7:00PM
Sat: 10:00AM-7:00PM

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Restaurant Features

Take-out Available

Reservations Accepted

Stylish Interior

Tsuyoshi's Croquette Honpo Reviews

Tsuyoshi's Croquette Honpo Google Average Rating



Amazing fresh yummy croquette,,, extremely cute lunch with an extra mile of personal touch; you will fall in love with it! Must visit lunch in Nara!!!


It's about a 20 minute walk from Kintetsu Gakuenmae Station.
I visited for takeout. (2024.1)

There are 5 types in total
・Seasonal recommended croquettes
・Natural potato croquette
・Potato croquette with meat
・Salmon cream croquette
・Shrimp cream croquette

Enjoy the deliciousness of natural potato croquettes
If you know
It's so delicious that you'll want to come back every day.

Recommended seasonal croquettes for this month (January 2024)
Oyster cream croquette

Breaking a croquette with chopsticks
It has a nice smell of oysters.
The rich oyster cream is so delicious
I should have bought more.

I would like to visit you for lunch this year.


It's a small shop with 5 seats at the counter. (Please note that children are not allowed as the store is not large.)

The dried flowers used as decorations and the flowers in the small vases were grown by the owner himself.
The dishes on which the food is served are all baked in-house by the owner. It has a taste and a playful appearance that you can enjoy.

As for the food, they use the skills they honed in France to make it visually appealing.
Croquettes are a stylish and delicious dish reminiscent of French cuisine.
I wanted to try a variety of things, so I ended up ordering more than just lunch.
The minestrone that comes with it is also great.

Except for lunchtime, I was in charge of everything by myself, so I had a hard time doing various tasks. I thought we needed the customer's understanding.

I live in Kanagawa, but this is a shop I want to visit again when I go to Nara.


I bought two natural potato croquettes and two meat-filled potato croquettes and had them as snacks at a nearby park.

I chose my favorite croquette from the showcase and had it fried, so it was crispy and delicious.
There were also shrimp cream croquettes, salmon cream croquettes, and Italian cream croquettes.

There are 5 counter seats at the back of the store? It looked like we could eat some food. It had a hideaway atmosphere.


While driving from Nara to Osaka
I stopped by!

Initially, I was thinking of eating in and having a croquette lunch.
I was thinking
I visited around 11:30 on a weekday.
The store was full of female customers.

This time I decided to use takeout.
There are 5 types of croquettes
I was at a loss as to which one to choose.

After all, let's start with the royal road
I thought it would be a good idea to take it.

★Natural potato croquette 120 yen
★Potato croquette with meat 150 yen

I bought 2 or 3 of each.

Natural potato croquette
A steamy baron finished in a western style with butter.
It's a simple croquette

I almost forgot that it was a croquette halfway through.
It has a buttery flavor
It's like eating a butter potato
Creamy and hot
Because it's crispy fried
It's crunchy and extremely delicious! !

It's more mellow than I expected
It's freshly made and piping hot, and the taste is impressive◎

And for the meat-filled potato croquettes,

Beef and onions simmered in soy sauce
Meat and potato style croquette.

This is also exquisite!
This size is larger
It's sweet and the deliciousness spreads through.

I can't believe there are such delicious croquettes...
When you have a chance to come to Nara
I would definitely like to stop by again.

Payment was cash only.

Thank you for the meal! !

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