Restaurant: Narikura(ナリクラ)
Menu: Tonkatsu set
Address: 1-32-11 Takadanobaba , Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo Ozawa Building Underground 1F
Business hours:
[Moon, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday]
From 2 June 2017, it will be from
11: 00-13: 30 (LO)
night 17: 30-20: 00 (LO)
Location: Tokyo, Japan

Hello, today I’m going to review one of the highest ranking Tonkastu specialist in Tokyo. In fact, this restaurant holds the first ranking of Tonkatsu from Tabelog ranking in Tokyo.

Located in basement of mysterious building in Takadanobaba area, it could be one of the most elusive restaurant if you were just passing by in the street.

After waiting in queue for 30 minutes, I was greeted and seated with my excitement at peak. I have observed that kitchen system is well-organized with aroma of crunchy Tonkatsu flying around.


I ordered special Tonkatsu with 3cm thickness :0


Here comes my special Tonkatsu set. Compare the size of Tonkatsu and chopstick for scale.


The texture of Tonkatsu is just amazing. Little pink inside with fluffy and crunchy cutlet. The first bite comes with a juiciness of pork and balanced-seasoning. No Tonkatsu sauce and additional seasoning required. Just beautiful.


Miso soup (Misoshiru) packs harmony of flavor and little chunk of pork.


That is all for this review. Personally, I enjoyed the quality of Tonkatsu and reasonable waiting time. However, the location is quite far from popular tourist attraction and might not be ideal for tight schedule traveler. See you later and hope you have a wonderful day 😊.


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