Ganso Miso Tonkatsu Katsu Katsuyoshi – Japan’s only original tonkatsu with special miso paste sandwiched inside

Hello, this is the staff of The Gate Hotel Kaminarimon. Among the many tonkatsu restaurants in Asakusa, we would like to introduce you to Katsuyoshi, which is famous for its one-of-a-kind miso tonkatsu made with a recipe that has been passed down for 50 years since its establishment.

Fifty kinds of original tonkatsu including their specialty original miso tonkatsu.

A showcase at the entrance displays a wide variety of tonkatsu dishes. Upon closer inspection, you will notice that each item on the menu is a little different from the typical tonkatsu. The main feature of Katsuyoshi’s tonkatsu is the style of meat with sauces and ingredients such as miso and cheese sandwiched between the meat.

Samples of delicious-looking tonkatsu are lined up. It is hard to decide which one to try.
If you are at a loss, choose one of the “Top 5 Favorites” in the store and you are sure to be satisfied!

I ordered the most popular miso tonkatsu set meal. The miso paste that is served with the meat has a mild flavor that goes perfectly with the tender meat. The batter is also crispy and light to the last bite. A heaping pile of cabbage refreshes the palate.

The miso tonkatsu set meal comes with a large bowl of rice, miso soup, a small bowl of cooked food, and pickles for 1,800 yen.

The restaurant has a retro Showa-era atmosphere, with tatami room seating on the second floor.

The cozy and warm atmosphere of the restaurant is filled with newspaper and magazine clippings and photos of TV interviews.

The charm of Katsuyoshi is, of course, the wide variety of tonkatsu on the menu, but also the pleasant service provided by the owner, landlady, and young proprietress, which is typical of downtown Asakusa. Please enjoy sightseeing in Asakusa with a belly filled with hearty pork cutlets and the warmth of Asakusa’s unique humanity!

Access from The Gate Hotel Kaminarimon

The Gate Hotel Kaminarimon is a five-minute walk from the hotel’s main entrance, along a small street called Asakusa Chuo-dori. You will see a large “Katsuyoshi” sign. The impressive curtain with strong “Katsuyoshi” letters on a white background was renewed in November 2021 from the brown curtain that had been hung by the previous owner for many years until recently.

The signboard with its powerful letters shows the spirit of the restaurant!

When you visit the restaurant, please tell the staff that you were introduced by The Gate Hotel Kaminarimon. You will surely be welcomed with warm hospitality!


*Please contact the restaurant directly for the latest information on business hours, holidays, etc.

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