Tonkatsu dish represents the carnivorous culture of the Japanese people, its origin can be traced during the Meiji Restoration (1868-1912). This unpretentious Japanese dish is a deep-fried breaded pork cutlet cooked in traditional Japanese style. In Hakodate, one of the specialty restaurants serving the best pork cutlet in the city is Tonetsu. Opened for 46 years, this tonkatsu restaurant has been using two ways of cooking tonkatsu. One is the modern Japanese style tonkatsu, a deep-fried pork cutlet cooked in 160-degree oil. The other is the old style of cooking tonkatsu, in which the pork cutlet gets fried slowly in minimal amount of oil.




The menu lists various tonkatsu sets as visitors can either pick the rosu (loin) or hire (fillet). They also serve sets with fried shrimp and vegetables. The rosu (¥1,240 for 170g) is a pork loin, which is juicier and has more fat. The hire (¥1,440 for 160g) is the tenderloin, a leaner, more tender cut of meat. Both tonkatsu are very filling and the portion is big, with one order good for two to three people.


Address: 22-2 Houraicho, Hakodate, Hokkaido, 040-0043 Japan