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181 Orchard Road
#07-06
Singapore
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Telephone: (65) 6238-7976
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Restaurants » Japanese
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Cosy comfort reminiscent of casual eateries in Japan

Decor is minimal but effective in creating a clean-cut look

Serves authentic Tonkatsu - the only Tonkatsu Specialty chain restaurant in Singapore

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  1. candice
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     25 Sep 2009 at 5:49 pm
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    It seems to me that Orchard Central has quite a number of Japanese Restaurants, so much so that shoppers are totally spoilt for choice!

    Anyhow, we decided on Tonkichi because firstly, it looked damn good. Secondly, there was a long queue, and thirdly, there were Japanese folks queuing to get a seat too. That's a definite indication that this place serves good Jap food, no?

    They were famous for their Tonkatsu (fried pork fillet) so how could we pass that up?

    Ok let's cut to the chase, here are the highlights of what we ordered:

    Sashimi ($40 for 14 slices) Definitely not cheap, but pretty value for money? The slices were fresh, extremely thick and served cold. I'm a sucker for sashimi so this dish was gone in less than 5 minutes.

    Oyster & Hire Katsu Set ($24) Served with rice, a mountain of shredded cabbage and miso soup was two big oysters and three slices of pork fillet, all fried to a crisp. Thankfully, it wasn't oily and the pork fillet was quite tender. Loved it!

    Premium Rosu Katsu Set ($25) This is one big piece of pork loin pre-cut for your convenience, served with rice, shredded cabbage and miso soup. There really is a difference between the Premium range (these pigs were supposedly grain-fed and from Australia) and the Original Tonkatsu. The former is much, much more tender and juicy.

    We also ordered some form of ramen though I can't remember what and didn't get to taste any so I can't quite comment. But they have a set meal with certain ramen so it's quite worth it, do check it out!

    The service is pretty fast. To my surprise, a waitress came along and asked if we wanted a second helping of the shredded cabbage since it was free-flow. Free-flow cabbage, imagine that! That's a first for me. But I already had a mountain of it on my plate that I couldn't finish, so I politely declined.

    I loved the Tonkatsu, will definitely go back again for more!

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