Gyu-Katsu Motomura – Popular Gyukatsu restaurant in Shinjuku

Gyukatsu has become well known among young generation in the past few years. It is a beef cutlet that is quite similar to pork cutlet by its name, however, its taste is completely different. If you are looking for an opportunity to try out Gyu-Katsu, Gyu-Katsu Motomura is where you should start.


What is Gyu-Katsu?
As I mentioned earlier, Gyu-Katsu is beef cutlet and the beef is supposed to be rare. It is covered by thin batter which is made from panko. The outside is crispy but as soon as you start chewing, it starts to melt in your mouth. Since it is deep fried, it sounds like it is heavy to eat but you will be surprised by how light it actually is. It is as simple as fried cutlet but you have so much to discover once you eat it.


How to order Gyu-Katsu
Their menu is very simple. Only thing they offer is Gyu-Katsu set menu. Basic set menu comes with beef cutlet, cabbage, potato salad, pickles, rice, miso soup. You can choose the size of beef cutlet and the price varies depending on it.

1. 100g (Basic set menu) 1,100yen
2. 100g (Basic set menu with yam) 1,200yen
3. 130g (Basic set menu) 1,300yen
4. 130g (Basic set menu with yam) 1,400yen
5. 260g (Basic set menu) 2,100yen
6. 260g (Basic set menu with yam) 2,200yen

How to eat Gyu-Katsu
You can put salt on Gyu-Katsu or dip it in soy sauce with wasabi or horseradish onion sauce and eat it with rice. If you order a set menu with yam, you can put yam on rice which adds a great taste.


Because Gyu-Katsu Motomura is very popular and the restrant is very small, there is a long line especially around 6 pm to 8 pm. You should avoid those rush hour if you don’t want to wait in line for more than an hour. But luckily, now Gyu-Katsu Motomura has 6 restaurants in Tokyo area: two in Shibuya, Shinjuku, Shimbashi, Hamamatsucho and Yaesu. We recommend the one in Shinjuku since it is the least crowded.

Basic Information of Gyu-Katsu Motomura in Shinjuku
TEL: 03-3354-0171
Address: MOTO Building, First floor, 3-32-2 Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo