Tonkatsu (deep fried breaded pork chops) is something we fell is love with over in Japan but it’s not something you see very often in London. We were very happy then to come across Tanakatsu in Islington which specialises in the dish, as well as offering sushi and a few other sides.
We began with some pretty perfect chicken gyoza, plus a straight to desert island disk status dish, the tuna tataki with a truffle ponzu sauce. For the main event we had the signature tonkatsu which comes with rice, shredded cabbage and some pickles on the side and we also tried the chicken katsu curry which came with so much curry sauce it was practically swimming away (a good thing – we like our sauce). Both were pretty spot on, very satisfying and utterly filling, just as it’s supposed to be.
Tanakatsu has a short menu but does every dish very well and we’ll defo be popping back for a regular fix of tonkatsu AND to get our hands on that lunchtime-only tonkatsu sandwich special too. Watch this
10 Wakley Street, London, EC1V 7LT