Established in 2010, Tonkatsu Restaurant was the first of its kind to be available in Malaysia. Realising there was a lack of specialty Japanese food even though Japanese restaurants were mushrooming in Malaysia, Tonkatsu was conceptualised to add to the gasstronomic Japanese offerings in Malaysia.
Situated on Level 4, the international dining floor of the award-winning Pavilion Kuala Lumpur shopping mall, the chosen location was both strategic and accessible to the locals and Japanese community.
Apart from the well-crafted menu, Tonkatsu’s specialty dishes such as the deep-fried pork cutlets are accentuated with the restaurant’s signature homemade sesame sauce. Set meals are also available at affordable prices.
The signature breaded pork fillet cutlet is crafted using a classic marinade of salt, pepper, flour and egg, and coated with a fine layer of imported Japanese-style panko breadcrumbs. Deep-fried to a luscious golden crisp, the hire katsu zen (the pork loin option is called rosu) was tender, light and, as a result of the chef’s expert execution, virtually oil-free.
A Friday dinner couldn’t be better by sinking our teeth onto these crispy, perfectly deep-fried to golden brown outer exterior, followed by juicy, meaty pork cutlet chews. Stress free with good food.