"Botaijyu", a tonkatsu (breaded and deep-fried pork cutlet) restaurant located in Suidobashi, Tokyo.
It offers not only tonkatsu but also Western-style dishes like hamburg steak.
I was introduced to this place by a former colleague from work a few years ago, and I still remember the feeling, 'I didn't know there was tonkatsu this delicious in the world!'
Whenever I would like to eat delicious tonkatsu, it's a place I always go to, so I highly recommend it.
Recommendation is 4.5.
Kindness of the staff
- Tonkatsu is thick, tender, and absolutely exquisite. I particularly love the fillet cutlet.
- Whenever my family or friends come to visit Tokyo, this has become the go-to place to take them. I've used this restaurant over ten times."
"It's about a 2-minute walk from Suidobashi Station on the JR and Toei Subway lines.
"The restaurant has a fairly large capacity, but since it's a popular restaurant, there may be a wait of about 10 to 15 minutes during lunch and dinner hours."
You can make reservations through the official website.
The website has pages available in English, Korean, and Chinese.
The restaurant is located on the basement floor, and the interior is decorated with antiques, creating a unique atmosphere.
A large menu is placed at each table.
The set meals typically exceed 2,000 yen, which may feel slightly on the higher, but considering the thick cuts of meat and the option for unlimited refills of rice, miso soup (red miso), pickles and kimchi, it can be considered a reasonable price.
My recommendation is the fillet cutlet set meal (Small: 2,200 yen, Regular: 2,400 yen, Extra-large: 3,000 yen).
The cream croquette, shrimp cutlet, and handmade minced cutlet are also delicious and worth trying.
You can choose between shiso-flavored rice or plain white rice."
First, a salad is served.
The salad is fresh and very easy to eat. You can have refill, but be careful not to eat too much before the main cutlet arrives.
pickles and kimchi
Also, you can have unlimited refills of kimchi and pickles.
Then, the main cutlet, rice, and miso soup will arrive.
Pork Fillet cutlet
The tonkatsu here is incredibly thick, tender, and exquisite.
When eaten with the sauce and mustard, it's undeniably delicious.
When you eat shrimp cutlet with its special tartar sauce, it's incredibly delicious.
Crab cream croquette
The crab cream croquette is also crispy and incredibly delicious.
Handmade minced cutlet
This is also tender, juicy, and delicious.
Shiso-flavored rice and red miso soup
The shiso-flavored rice and red miso soup are undeniably delicious. I always go for a second serving, without fail.
I highly recommend this restaurant to eat Tonkatsu.
While the set meals may seem a bit expensive, considering the quality of the food and the option for unlimited refills, it's definitely worth it.
If you would like to enjoy some delicious tonkatsu, I highly recommend giving this place a try at least once.
Bodaijyu - Suidobashi
|Access||2minute walk from Suidobashi Station(Toei Mita Line, JR)|
|Address||1-14-3 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo|
[Mon-Fri] 11:30-15:30 / 17:00-22:30
（Last Order is one hour before closing.）