Tonkatsu Narikura (とんかつ成蔵) moved to Minami-Asagaya area. Now they required reservation only on the website.
There’s a still tonkatsu restaurant there named Narikura (なりくら) in Takadanobaba. It is managed by a person who worked under the chef of Tonkatsu Narikura.
Tonkatsu Narikura accepted reservation one night only the other day, so we took the reservation on the phone and went to there.
They might be the No.1 tonkatsu restaurant in Tokyo. There’re so many people gathering in front of the restaurant one hour before the opening hour. So, we were glad that they accepted reservation that night.
They are located just close to JR Takadanobaba station.
It on the B1F of the old and small building.
They prepare special menu for that day only. It was more expensive than usual.
But all sets have an appetizer and dessert.
From left to right, boiled hijiki with soy sauce, potato salad and mozuku seaweed.
Nothing has changed about their tonkatsu even though the special menu.
Narikura sometimes use various species of pork for their tonkatsu. For example, Sangenton pork, Kurobuta pork, Kinka pork, Iberico pork, TOKYO-X and so on. That day they had Sangenton Pork !
Chatonbriand tonkatsu set
I ordered Three pieces of Chatonbriand tonkatsu set (シャ豚ブリアンかつ定食 ３個, 4200 yen).
Chatonbriand is parody of Chateaubriand (steak).
There’s salt and Worcester sauce on the table. And also three seasonings were served with the tonaktsu.
Sweet chili sauce, wasabi-duke (pickled wasabi) and ponzu with grated daikon radish. They don’t serve such three seasonings at usual.
Section of the Chatonbriand.
White coating is the characteristic of Narikura’s tonkatsu. It’s because they fried deeply at a low temperature with longer time than normal tonkatsu.
Though we could many ways of eating it with many seasonings, I liked eating it with salt and mustard after all as usual. To tell the truth, I didn’t need three special seasonings.
Sirloin tonkatsu set
My friend’s Sirloin tonkatsu (特ロースかつ, 4200 yen) was good, too.
Its pork was Hirata Farm premium Sangenton pork (三元豚).
After finished eating tonkatsu, they served ice cream as dessert.
About the restaurant
Name in English / Tonkatsu Narikura
Name in Japanese / とんかつ成蔵
Address / Ozawa Bldg B1F, 1-32-11 Takadanobaba, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
Phone / 03-6380-3823
Open / 10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., 5:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Closed / Thursdays, Sundays
Reservation / Unavailable
Credit card / Unavailable
Smoking / Not permitted
URL / Twitter
01/04/2020 Added about new location and URL