Yabaton is Nagoya's most popular tonkatsu shop, and this small take-out stand offers not just tonkatsu but also a good selection of inexpensive kushiage and other deep-fried delights. Choose your own selection from kushi-katsu (basic deep-fried pork on skewers), pork with basil and cheese, crunchy pork-stuffed lotus root, pork cutlet with big chunks of leek, and spicy mentaiko (cod or pollock roe) with oba leaf.
Everything you order comes with Yabaton's signature miso-based sauce on the side. If you can't wait to bring it home, you can grab a table and stool in the rather bare-bones dining area and eat there - let them know so they can heat up your order. Individual skewers start from around Y162. (Located inside the Kitte Granche area in the basement of JP Tower.)
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