391 Orchard Road
#04-24 Ngee Ann City
Singapore 238872

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11:00am - 03:00pm
05:00pm - 10:00pm

11:00am - 03:00pm
05:00pm - 10:00pm

11:00am - 03:00pm
05:00pm - 10:00pm

11:00am - 10:00pm

11:00am - 10:00pm

11:00am - 10:00pm

11:00am - 03:00pm
05:00pm - 10:00pm

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One of the first tonkatsu specialty restaurants in Singapore. Tonkichi serves anything cooked with Panko breadcrumbs since 1993.

My preference for tonkatsu is always rosu katsu (loin) as the meat’s juicier and fattier. The US kurobuta rosu katsu set came with rice, cabbage, pickles and miso soup. You’re also given a pestle to grind the toasted sesame seeds to be mixed with the sweet and sour tonkatsu sauce. Carb lovers would love the fact that the rice is free flow (as with most katsu places). We added on a bowl of curry ($5++) as I was craving for Japanese curry.

Opting for the premium option was certainly worth it as the meat was more tender with a larger proportion of the fat in this deep fried delight. The tonkatsu wasn’t too oily and the exterior was crispy. The curry was not too sweet and had the perfect blend of spices that’s perfect for non-spicy eaters. We loved the curry so much that we wanted a second helping.

Disappointing tonkatsu. Heard they’re good but nope, meat too hard to bite, service is slow and poor

The Kurobota tonkatsu is good, but if you crave tonkatsu, the best place is Tonkatsu by Ma Maison at Mandarin Gallery across the street (not to be confused with the Ma Maison outlet just opposite)! They have more choices, and the rice (choice of brown or white) and miso soup - both with unlimited refills along with the cabbage - are several levels better! The different promotions are kind of rearrangements of the same stuff, not much savings.

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Fluffy white rice, crispy chicken katsu and flavourful curry makes for a comforting meal.

The pork loin was tender, and had a perfect amalgamation of juicy fats and lean meat. The breaded pork was crispy on the outside, tender on the inside. The sweet tonkatsu sauce that was mixed with the sesame elevated the taste of the pork. Tip: its on offer with Groupon at only $16.90 per set (usual price $28.20)

My first visit to this establishment was years ago, and I’ve gone back many times since, and have recommended it to anyone who’s asked, “Where's a good tonkatsu place in Singapore?"

The menu has a variety of items, but the most popular are the set menus, featuring hire katsu (pork fillet) and rosu katsu (pork loin). Needless to say, they are my personal faves.

When it comes to the Tonkatsu here, there's something divinely satisfying about biting through the crisp and feathery light golden breading into the tender juicy pork while the sweet-tangy flavour of the Tonkatsu sauce swirled around in the mouth. Yum.

Not to mention the thinly shredded fresh, crunchy cabbage served with a citrusy dressing and spicy mustard, and the white pearly grains with great texture and beautiful luster.

🗒 Hire Katsu Set ($22.00), Rosu Katsu Set ($24.00)

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