Posted by Tokyo Joe on 27.2012 Tempura & Tonkatsu 3 comments 0 trackback
キムカツ outside
Wanna try a different kind of Tonkatsu? There are a couple of places I could think of, but my favorite is KIMUKATSU in Ebisu.

キムカツ up2
What makes their tonkatsu unique is that pork loin is thinly sliced instead of cut into to one thick piece. 25 of them are stacked and made into one regular size tonkatsu.

Some people callキムカツ up
it mille-feuille tonkatsu because of its layers.

キムカツ cheese
You can have the regular tonkatasu, but you can have it with filings and there are 6 of them. Cheese, garlic, kurokosho (black pepper), negi shio (salt marinated green onion), umeshiso (sour plum with Japanese basil and yuzu kosho (yuzu with pepper)). The above picture is cheese.

キムカツ sanpin
If you are more than 2 people, you can order 3, 4 or 5 flavors and share it.

キムカツ set
Or if you are dining by yourself, you can order the set menu with only one tonkatsu for 2,460 yen.

キムカツ kimukatsu sando-crop
You can also do takeouts or bring back a KIMUKATSU SANDO (Kimukatsu sandwich) for 680 yen as omiyage (gift) for your family.

キムカツ inside enlarge
Kimukattsu is owned by a large restaurant group. One of its female employees always thought that most tonkatsu were too oily for women and came up with the idea of Kimukatsu. Because of this their tonkatsu are not oily, but juicy inside. It has become very popular and the wait could be long at times, but it you want to try a different kind of tonkatsu, check Kimukatsu out. They have other locations as well.

キムカツ menu

KIMUKATSU (in Japanese, キムカツ)
Address: 4-9-5 Ebisu Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
(in Japanese, 東京都渋谷区恵比寿4-9-5)
Nearest train station: JR or Tokyo Metro Ebisu (3 min walk),
Tel: 03-5420-2929
Reservations: No
Website: http://www.kimukatsu.com/ (in Japanese only)
English menu: Yes
Credit Card: Yes
Open: Monday-Thursday, Sunday 11am-10pm
Friday, Saturday & Holiday 11am-11pm
Closed: January 1st

Prices: Kimukatsu (Pork cutlet) 1,480 yen
Atsugiri (Thick pork cutlet) 1,860 yen
Nihin Mori (2 choices of pork cutlet) 2,500 yen
Sanpin Mori (3 choices of pork cutlet) 3,980 yen
Yonpin Mori (4 choices of pork cutlet) 5,400 yen
Gohin Mori (5 choices of pork cutlet) 6,800 yen
Kimukatsu Course (Appetizer, 1 choice of Kimukatsu, Rice. Miso soup, Pickles
Soft drink, desert) 2,460 yen
Atsugiri Course (Appetizer, Atsugiri, Rice. Miso soup, Pickles
Soft drink, desert) 2,840 yen
Takitate Gohan Set (Rice, Miso Soup, Pickles set) 450 yen
Kimukatsu Sando (Kimukatsu sandwich) 680 yen
Other dishes 380-1,000 yen

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IL LUPONE (Nakameguro)

Posted by Tokyo Joe on 10.2012 French, Italian & Other Europian 2 comments 0 trackback
Thanks for all the messages to continue this blog. I've been real busy lately and just didn't have time to add new posts. I'll try to add a new post once a week, but if I can't at times, it doesn't mean that this blog is finished. So, here is a new post......

イル ルポーネ outside
Nakameguro has several great Italian restaurants and if you want some good Naples style pizza and food of Campagna state (located at southern Italy), IL LUPONE is the place to go.

イル ルポーネ inside 2
Il Lupone, one of the few pizza restaurants which is authorized as genuine Naples style pizza by Associazione Verace Pizza Napoletana. Its not only the taste which matters, but how the pizza oven was made, temperature of the oven, and several other factors.

イル ルポーネ マルゲリータ
If you are dining here for the first time, you probably want to try basic pizza, MARGHERITA for 1,500 yen, Mozzarella they use is flown from Naples twice a week and its the real deal.

イル ルポーネ クアトロフォルマッジ
Another favorite is QUATTRO FORMAGGI for 1,900 yen, a pizza topped with four cheese. Mozzarella, Provola, Gorgonzola and Parmigiano Reggiano.

イル ルポーネ カルッツォーネ
If you prefer not to have pizza, their CALZONE for 1,700 yen is good as any other Italian restaurant in Tokyo.

イル ルポーネ ハム類の盛り合わせ
For antipasto, HAM RUI NO MORIAWASE (Assorted Hams) for 1,500 yen,

イル ルポーネ セロリとタコのサラダ。1,300円
MADAKO TOH CELORY NO SALAD (Octopus and Celery Salad) for 1,300 yen,

イル ルポーネ リコッタチーズを詰めた茄子のオーブン焼き
REISEI RICOTTA CHEESE WO TSUMETA NASU NO OVEN YAKI (Baked Ricotta Cheese wrapped with sliced Eggplant served cold) for 1,200 yen,

イル ルポーネ 生シラウオ オリーブオイルとレモン
and when in season, NAMASHIRAUO OLIVE OIL TOH LEMON (Fresh raw Noodlefish with Olive Oil and Lemon) are favorites of regulars.

イル ルポーネ ラグーのジーティタリアーティ
They offer several pastas and my favorite is RAGU NO ZITI TAGLIATI (Ragu Ziti).

イル ルポーネ 自家製サルシッチャのグリル
For your main dish, JIKASEI SAUSAGE NO GRILL (Grilled homemade sausage) for 1,800 yen,

イル ルポーネ もち豚のロースト。2,800円
HONETSUKI ROSU TOH JYAGAIMO NO OVEN YAKI (Grilled Mochi Pork Chop & Potatoes) for 2,800 yen,

イル ルポーネ 鶏のロースト、2,000円
FRANCE SAN HINADORI NO MARUICHIWA ROAST ROSEMARY FUUMI (Roast Chicken in Rosemary flavor) for 2,000 yen are available,

イル ルポーネ コダイのアクアパッツァ
but if you want to have some fish instead there is AQUAPAZZA available as well.

イル ルポーネ menu
Their antipasto and main dish menu changes by the day, so make sure you ask for today's specials. Because their prices are reasonable, its a hard table to get. Its also popular to Italian's living in Tokyo, which tells you that its one of the top southern Italian restaurants in Tokyo.

イル ルポーネ inside

IL LUPONE(in Japanese, イル ルポーネ)
Address: 2-10-19 Nakameguro, Meguro-ku, Tokyo
(in Japanese, 東京都目黒区中目黒2-10-19)
Nearest train station: Tokyo Metro or Tokyu Toyoko Nakameguro (6 min walk)
Tel: 03-5722-6789
Reservations: Yes (must)
Website: http://www.il-lupone.jp/ (in Japanese only)
English menu: No
Credit Card: Yes
Open: Tuesday-Friday 6pm-12am Saturday, Sunday & Holiday 12pm-2:30pm, 6pm-10pm
Closed: Monday

Prices: Antipasto 800-1,500 yen
Pizza 1,400-2,300 yen
Pasta 1,300-2,000 yen
Main Dishes 1,800-3,500 yen

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