Asakusa Gyukatsu has by far been one of the best dining experiences I had in Tokyo, and ever since I had it around a year ago, I have never forgotten about it. This is a very popular spot by locals, and as of August 2022, Asakusa Gyukatsu has 7028 reviews 4.8 ratings! The only thing on their menu is gyukatsu, and rightfully so, since they perfected their craft.
Gyukatsu is a traditional Japanese food that consists of a deep-fried beef cutlet.
Be sure to go there on weekdays or during lunch/dinner time. The size of the restaurant is tiny and can fit only a few groups at a time. There can be wait times up to an hour just to get a seat here, and there are no reservations allowed.
It’s opposite Kaminarimon, in Asakusa, so it’s a very easy destination to get to, and a great place to rest after a day of touring Asakusa!
All their menus consisted of Gyukatsu, but I ordered the 130g Gyukatsu Set with tororo for 1400 yen and it was definitely worth every penny. Tororo is a slimy food made from grating a yam, and added a special creamy texture to the Gyukatsu.
The food plate comes with raw gyukatsu, rice, cabbage, potaoe salad, wasabi and seasonings, along with a nice big stone that has a fire pit in the middle to heat up our gyukatsu. The stone really gives the meat and the crust the extra crisp and flavor that makes its so special. It’s really a different taste than your usual gyukatsu. When grilling, the Because it party feels like a your own private bbq grill, you are also able to cook the gyukatsu just the way you like it! I like mine to be extra well done and crispy. The stone grill barely burns your food so there’s really no need to worry about it burning and turning into ash.
As someone who’s favorite food has to be any kind of katsu, I really think that this place has the best katsu. Asakusa has so many things to do so you’re bound to end up there one day anyways, so swing by to have the best gyukatsu in your life!
Asakusa Gyukatsu 浅草 牛かつ
Address: 〒111-0034 東京都台東区雷門２丁目１７−10 上村ビル B1F
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