We can’t leave Fukuoka without having some katsu. 😀 We were at Tenjin Underground Shopping Complex and we ask the information desk if she can recommend any katsu restaurants in the area. She told us about Hamakatsu and another one but Hamakatsu won because it was closer to where we were at. We even passed it since it only had Japanese signage. We went on street level to see the signs pointing us down to Hamakatsu which is the restaurant we just passed. I think they’re pretty popular and it’s a national katsu restaurant chain with locations all over Japan. There’s even a few in Thailand.
Address: Japan, 〒810-0001 Fukuoka Prefecture, Fukuoka 中央区天神1-12-7 福岡ダイヤモンドビル B2F
If you are not too sure about the food that they serve. You can always check out the display they have with prices outside the restaurant. This is customary to most food establishments in Japan.
We were really hungry and everything looks good and within budget so we go inside. One of the workers asks us how many in our group and we say 4, then they usher us to our table. We were also given the English menu. They have a bar like table for solo diners too so it’s not too awkward. 🙂
WHAT WE ATE
I ordered the 950 yen set meal which comes with pork katsu or tonkatsu, stuffed meat with cheese and a couple of vegetables like eggplant and sweet potato. I really liked the sweet potato. I would probably order a bunch of sweet potato if they had it on the menu. Haha. It comes with unlimited rice (barley or white), unlimited miso soup (red or green), and unlimited cabbage and sauces. Even water is unlimited or tea. 🙂
Usually at Katsu restaurants, you grind your sesame and make your own sauce which is fun. I love everything I had here. I finished everything and had an extra half a bowl of barley rice. We ordered a bowl and me and my cousin had each half a bowl. I really love the barley rice. Even the cabbage, I really liked. They had 2 sauces that you could choose from.
We really enjoyed our meal at Hamakatsu. This was so filling and worth it. I would recommend a katsu restaurant especially when you are really hungry because they have unlimited everything. My meal was 950 yen or 400 pesos. It was the cheapest on their dinner menu. Their lunch menu have specials at around 650 yen which I think is really good value. I couldn’t really find a website for them but I found a
for their Shinjuku branch in Tokyo. If you come across this restaurant, give it a try. 🙂