Gyūkatsu Motomura


in Shibuya & Shimo-Kitazawa

You know tonkatsu, the deep-fried breaded pork cutlet that is a Japanese staple; meet gyūkatsu, the deep-fried breaded beef cutlet and currently much-hyped dish. At Motomura, diners get a small individual grill to cook the meat to their liking. Set meals include cabbage, rice and soup. It's just off Meiji-dōri, at the southern end of Shibuya Stream.

Motomura is exceedingly popular, with queues common. It has since opened other shops in Shibuya and around Tokyo to handle the overflow; check online for locations.