Nowadays it’s hard to go for a trip. Because I wanted to feel of trip, I ate miso cutlet at Yabaton (矢場とん) in Ginza. Miso cutlet is a local food of Nagoya area. Yabaton’s specialty is the miso cutlet. There are many branches of Yabaton mainly in Western Japan, concentrating on Aichi having Nagoya. But there’s only Ginza branch and Tokyo station branch in Eastern Japan.
They sell bento having miso cutlet at there. You can get it at there without reservation, but it takes time to be cooked. So, if you can, you’d better order on the phone in advance (03-3546-8810).
They are facing on Showa street. Their appearance is outstanding, but if you go from Higashi Ginza station, it’s blind spot. I took the photo above from the opposite direction.
There’s “tonkatsu” on the menu. They have English and Chinese menu, too. All “tonaktsu” means miso cutlet at this shop. They pour miso sauce on your tonkatsu in front of you. Of course, if you don’t want the sauce, you can have those tonkatsu without the sauce. They ask you in advance, “Can I put the sauce on your tonkatsu ?”. But…it’s normal tonkatsu 🙂
Also they have another foods, for example, doteni (simmered meat with sauce), miso daikon, deep fried scallop and so on.
Loin tonkatsu set
I ordered Loin tonkatsu set (ロースとんかつ御膳, 1500 yen). You can choose your rice from white rice or rice with mixed grains. I chose rice with mixed grains. If you want tonkatsu only, it cost you 800 yen. Inexpensive.
Look at it. The tonkatsu is large. Though it’s not very thick, but enough thick. The red miso sauce is Nagoya’s specialty. Though it have strong color, it’s not strong and too sweet. It’s a good friend of rice. Also cabbage, too. Don’t worry. They offer second helping of cabbage and rice with free of charge 😉
The staff said to me, “Putting much grated sesame is good” when it was served. So, I did. After I took this photo, I tasted some. But I needed more and more sesame. So I added. As he said, so much sesame is great. Flavorful.
Before eating, I thought the sauce looks strong and greasy, but actually, it wasn’t. And there’s mustard, ichimi pepper and so on on the table. So, I never got bored. I enjoyed it until last.
About the restaurant
Name in English / Yabaton Ginza branch
Name in Japanese / 矢場とん 銀座店
Address / 2-11-2 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
Phone / 03-3546-8810
Open / 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Closed / No scheduled
Reservation / Available
Credit card / Available