Restaurant Review – Misokatsu Yabaton


This is a well known Misokatsu restaurant that originated in Nagoya, Japan in 1947. Misokatsu is a deep fried pork cutlet with miso sauce and this restaurant has used the same miso recipe for over 60 years. In addition, they have a red miso sauce option (soybean paste).

Our experience here was delightful. We ordered 2 dishes of Waraji Tonkatsu. One order with the set option and the other without the set. The set option included rice, miso soup and another Japanese style dish. We ordered one of the dishes with the red soybean miso sauce and the other one as a “half and half”. The “half and half” was half with the red soybean miso sauce and the other half with worcester sauce. Also, we ordered 2 draft beers.


The price breakdown was:

Waraji Tonkatsu (set)                          ¥1680

Waraji Tonkatsu (no set)                     ¥1260

Beer x 2                                                ¥1260

Total Cost                                             ¥4200 (2 persons)







Waraji Tonkatsu with Red Soy Sauce (set)



Waraji Tonkatsu Half and Half


The pork was very tasty and cooked well. It was tender and the miso sauce was a nice complement to the pork that I had never experienced before. The service was friendly and they had an English menu. The seating was fairly open and we were seated at the end of a large, wrap around table. The beer was served cold and went down easily. The price was very reasonable especially considering the restaurant is located in Ginza.

I highly recommend this restaurant for someone who loves pork or is looking for a nice alternative to the usual restaurants in Tokyo that serve pasta, fish or steak.



Misokatsu Yabaton – TokyoJimmy’s Ratings (scale 1 to 10)

Food Taste:                         8

Service:                                7

Cleanliness:                         7

Presentation:                       7

Cost:                                    8             

Overall:                                            7.5


Misokatsu Yabaton

4-10-4 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 104-0061

Open times:

Tuesday to Sunday 11:00-22:00

TEL         03 3546 8810


There are many locations around Tokyo and they can be found by clicking their website here –


English Menu available


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