If you love Tonkatsu (deep-fried pork cutlet) then Katsuzen is the perfect choice. Etsuo Nagai, the owner and chef of the shop, has been perfecting the art of deep frying for 50 years. The only Tonkatsu in the world included in the Michelin guide is of course Katsuzen. Either may look the place change since included in the guide, they are very friendly and not much changed. The food is delicious and actually the pork used comes from the small farms of Mount Kirishima, which is famous for having the black Berkshire pigs. With carefully selected ingredients starting from the pork, cabbage, sauces, etc, they really created the "final tonkatsu masterpiece". Their lunch sets cost around ¥4,000 and the dinner set around ¥10,000, we strongly recommend you to go during lunch time, since is cheaper, less crowded and you can go without reservation. Instead a dinner meal at Katsuzen can start from ¥10,000. Definitely is delicious but it cost a lot more than tonkatsu in another place. Definitely a shop for Tonkatsu lovers!
To: 14:30pm (15:00pm Saturday, Sunday and public holidays)
Last order: 13:45pm (13:45pm Saturday, Sunday and public holidays)
Average queue time : From 15 minutes
To: 21:00pm (20:00pm Saturday, Sunday and public holidays)
Last order: 20:00pm (19:00pm Saturday, Sunday and public holidays)
Average queue time : From 20 minutes