Ueno: Tonkatsu
Katsukura (Ueno: Tonkatsu)
Open 11am-10pm (LO) daily.
Sun: Open Sundays

In addition to the usual tonkatsu, this reliable Kyoto-based chain offers variations like deep-fried shrimp and scallops, yuba (tofu skin) croquettes, and nice side dishes like chawanmushi, tofu salad and kakuni stewed pork. Budget around Y1200 for lunch, or Y2500 for ample food and drink at dinnertime.

Taito-ku, Ueno 7-1-1, Atre 2F.
東京都台東区上野7-1-1 アトレ上野2F
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