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#36 of 1,411 Japanese in Shibuya
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Japanese
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Lunch, Dinner
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Takeout, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Table Service

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Shibuya / Harajuku / Ebisu
0.4 km from Shibuya Center-gai
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Reviewed 31 December 2019 via mobile

I was recommended to visit this place by someone on YouTube and it did not disappoint. I arrived at lunch - not that easy to find using google maps - it is inside a large shopping centre on the 6th floor - and there was...a line out the door. The line moved pretty quickly and I was given a menu to peruse whilst I waited so that I knew what I was going to order once I sat down. Unfortunately, the ‘Katsu sando’ (fried pork cutlet sandwich) was sold out (as I was going to get this is a side order to go) but I ended up getting the Fried Pork Loin meal which comes with rice, miso, pickles vegetables and rice. The pork is certainly the star - succulent, moist, plenty of flavour and so, so crunchy - really exactly what I was after. The service was also very prompt which was great considering how busy they were - well worth a visit.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed 28 December 2019

Really enjoyed our lunch at Tonkatsu Maisen, which is on the sixth floor of the Hikarie building in Shibuya (a short walk from the Hachiko exit and the "Scramble"). Between us we had the curry set and the tonkatsu set, both of which were excellent....You can choose two different grades of port, and then whether or not you want fillet. We went for the cheapest option but it was still great. I would also mention the very fabulous miso soup that was part of the set, it was amazing. Finally, I'd like to recognise the lovely English speaking waiter - he really was wonderful and I hope he has a good trip to the UK soon!More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed 29 November 2019

Fantastic food and great atmosphere. Recommended for solo traveler but would also work for a big group.

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed 3 August 2019 via mobile

The Kurobota pork is the star of the show in Maisen. Serving sizes are more than generous. Value for money.

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed 24 June 2019 via mobile

Not a fan of tonkatsu, but I ordered the stellar Kurubota pork at the famed Tonkatsu Maisen. This is the softest and juiciest pork I've ever tried, and the line by the door attests to how this chain is well loved. Saw a fellow patron...drizzle this tangy citrusy sweet sauce over the shredded refreshing cabbage, and my how it elevated the greens. I enjoyed it so much I agreed to a cabbage refill. The accompanying miso was one of the smoothest I've tried. Rice was stellar I was walking around in circles before realizing the restaurant was located inside a mall, the Tokyu Department Store near Shibuya stationMore

Date of visit: December 2018
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Reviewed 5 February 2019 via mobile

Few places left such craving on us that we we would go out of the way to come back for more during a rare visit to Shibuya a year later. Tonkatsu Maisen is located in the Shibuya Hikarie building just next to Shibuya Station. The...tonkatsus served were so tasty and of high quality that they pretty much knocked our socks off! Best of all they do not sting on the ingredients - the meat used are of the highest quality deep fried to just the perfect texture. A bit pricy, but then, not many places serve tonkatsu this good and definitely worth every penny.More

Date of visit: June 2018
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Reviewed 23 January 2019

First time for lunch was by recommendation by friends, and they weren't kidding on how good this place is. This is just one of a few locations in Tokyo, but this is the only I've been too. Just head up to the 9th floor of...the Tokyu Department Store among the other restaurants. Looking over the menu, I already knew what I wanted to order. Of course, you'll want to get the tonkatsu, but one of the options they offered instantly made me drool. I've had good tonkatsu before in Shibuya, but one of the options was Tokyo X Tonkatsu! "Tokyo X is a special Japanese bred pig which yields plenty of high-quality fat for a softer and juicier texture." So, yeah, that's what I ordered and when I took the first bite...oh my lanta! The perfectly light and crisp outer layer and extremely tender pork was a fantastic combination. At the table, there were different sauces to dip the tonkatsu. I tried them all, but I kept going back to the spicy one. The Tonkatsu platter also included cabbage salad (re-fillable) and miso soup. The salad also had a delicious dressing that paired well with the pork cutlet. We also ordered the Pork Cutlet sandwich, and that was really delicious as well. Granted, I haven't had any lousy tonkatsu in Japan yet. But overall, my family and I enjoyed our meals here at Maisen. The restaurant is clean, moise is moderate and the service was friendly and attentive -- a solid, solid spot for tonkatsu.More

Date of visit: September 2018
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Reviewed 24 December 2018 via mobile

Popped in the lunch/afternoon snack. We had to wait to be seated probably about 20min. Service was very quick and friendly and the cutlets so tender. Kids meal was great value and the 3 finger sandwiches were just enough to fill the spot.

Date of visit: December 2018
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Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

Maisen is a famous chain specializing in tonkatsu. It’s literally the best tonkatsu we have had. Crispy outside, tender and juicy inside. No hint of being oily at all. We also tried out their tonkatsu sandwich - equally wonderful! Highly recommended!

Date of visit: July 2018
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Reviewed 7 July 2018

The quality of pork was excellent, you get to choose the type of pig and the part of the animal you would like, fillet, belly etc. I thought this was excellent as customer's really get to experience the taste of what they actually like rather...than a standard cut. The food was fine, it wasn't anything special. I would say the Beer was very good. The creamy head on that beer was brilliant. 9The Premium Malts Santory' - if you've not had this before, give it ago, I think you'll enjoy it. Would I go again: NO. Would I recommend it: if you really want Tonkatsu then yes. Otherwise, I think there are restaurants to go to. Location: it's in Shibuya Hikarie shopping mall, floor 6. It's a massive mall, just look around and you will see it. Depending on where you come out of the station (if you do) then you might have to use the bridge to swap sides. Enjoy!More

Date of visit: July 2018
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Tonkatsu Maisen Shibuya Hikarie is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4