Tonkatsu by Wa Kitchen @ Pavilion, KL

I was ranting to Chris about killing the boredom of having our katsudon norms (yes.. chicken and beef) at a Japanese restaurant when our partner-in-crime AiWei rang the bell of dining at Tonkatsu instead.

What’s Tonkatsu とんかつ?
Lat’s read along.
It’s a breaded, deep-fried pork cutlet, sliced into bite-sized pieces. Usually eaten with cabbage slices and miso soup. Yes. It’s pork!
We could have guessed many of you would be aware of the whereabouts of Tonkatsu.


We were greeted by friendly staffs upon entering and was pretty comfortable with their modern interior & neat surroundings. Their menu was simple & Tonkatsu is the main star. Choose between pork fillet cutlet or loin cutlet, or even both and you’ll be satiated, walking home satisfied.


Well, you will be served with a mini mortar & pestle like cutlery. Grind your own sesame seeds to release the aroma & don not forget to add the sweet sauce (Worcestershire or special Tonkatsu sauce) to taste. It’s a very appetizing sauce to dip with your pork/chicken cutlet.



Their pork cutlet are coated with panko or breadcrumbs before being deep fried. Crispy outer layer with juicy meat underneath. They are even garnished with yellow karashi; Japanese hot mustard for the extra oomph.
*Each set is served with sliced cabbage, tofu, pickled vegetables, pork vegetable miso soup & rice. The miso soup is very flavoursome as it was filled with ingredients.
*Remember to drench some plum sauce onto your cabbage slices for better taste.

Hire Katsu Zen – RM29
Breaded Pork Fillet Cutlet


Rosu Katsu Zen – RM27
Breaded Pork Loin Cutlet


Buta Shogayaki Zen – RM26
Pan saute Pork Belly with Ginger sauce. Not a fan of deep fried meat? This gingery serving would suit you best. Goes very well with the rice.


Chicken Katsu
Breaded Chicken Cutlet. It was perfectly deep fried to golden brown making each bite a memorable one.


Chawan Mushi – RM10
Up to expectation, it was silky smooth.


Tonkatsu is the latest entry to Pavilion’s 6th ‘gastronomic’ floor. It’s a getaway if you happen to crave for a ‘oink oink ‘ adventure.

Tonkatsu by Wa Kitchen
Lot 6.12, Level 6, Pavilion KL
Jalan Bukit Bintang
Kuala Lumpur, 50480
Tel: +603 2144 2292

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8 Comment

  1. boo_licious says: Reply

    Cool. Heard lotsa good things about this place. Must give it a try.

  2. ai wei says: Reply

    i miss it now!!! ahhhh
    u are fast, dear

  3. ulric says: Reply

    I think I saw u all here last Fri…

    Had to rub my eyes just to be sure…hahaha…

    Love the taste here…different from the rest of the Jap restos 🙂

  4. David says: Reply

    So many delicious food.

  5. Nava Krishnan says: Reply

    Lovely food although have not tried this place but sure in for nice Japanese food.

  6. ~Christine~Leng says: Reply

    yeah u should. know u'll love it 😉

    miss the dinner already ^^

    really? haha.. should have said 'hi!' XD

    gave Tonkatsu a try already? ^^

    Nava Krishnan~
    yeah. but this place mainly specializes in katsu. Ala cartes are limited 🙂

  7. Simon Seow says: Reply

    What kind of pork they use? Alas, a real tonkatsu restaurant in Malaysia.

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