Restaurant 11F Kyoto Station Bldg., 901 Higashi Shiokoji-cho, Karasuma-dori, Shiokoji sagaru, Shimogyo-ku Published on: 11-06-2016
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How to get to The Cube Food Court?
Connected to JR Kyoto Station (inside the Kyoto Station Building). You'll see it on your left as you arrive by escalator on the 11th floor.
- Noise level Normal
- Budget Medium
- Alcohol NO
- Air condition NO
- Had kid menu NO
- Accept credit card YES
- Serve breakfast NO
- Serve halal NO
- Serve vegeterian YES
11F Kyoto Station Bldg., 901 Higashi Shiokoji-cho, Karasuma-dori, Shiokoji sagaru, Shimogyo-ku
If you absolutely love to eat tonkatsu and are in the Kyoto train station for dinner, you must make the trip up to the 11th floor of the Cube section and get in line for this restaurant. Go early as there may be many tourists waiting in line in the hallway outside but it is well worth the wait. Their tonkatsu batter is simply amazingly crispy, light, and plentiful without being heavy or oily. The cut of pork comes in 3 sizes and are all soft to eat, though not the softest I've had ever, the quality still shines through. While you wait for your food, you are also given a chance to grind up your own sesame seeds in their wooden bowls and manual wood hand grinders. No one wants to do extra work but in this case it can be fun to prep part of your tonkatsu sauce ingredients prior to choosing and pouring their normal or supposedly spicy sauce into the mix. Even the cabbage is crispy, fresh, and finely cut. High quality white rice comes in a bowl for everyone to grab the amount they prefer into their ricebowl. If you're feeling extra hungry, you can add sides. I'd recommend the extra large prawn if you also like Japanese style deep fried ebi.