Gyukatsu: Gyukatsu Motomura in Ikebukuro | Information and Reviews

Recommended restaurant in Ikebukuro this time is Gyukatsu: Gyukatsu Motomura.

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TripAdvisor Gyukatsu Motomura(score:4)
Restaurant’s Name (Japanese) 牛かつ もと村
Business Hours 11 AM ~ 10 PM
(Last order: 10 PM)
Category Gyukatsu Restaurant
Budget ¥1,500 ~ up
TEL +81-3-6709-2844
Address 3-13-10 Minamiikebukuro | ISP 3rd Bldg. 2F, Toshima-ku 171-0022, Tokyo Prefecture
Business Holiday None
Access Ikebukuro Station
English Menu Yes
Credit Cards Not Accepted
Smoking Establishment Non-smoking


“Ishiwata Building (outside view)”

The estimated travel time on foot is 5 minutes from Ikebukuro Station.

The exterior of Jingumae NS building is quite old but it’s neatly maintained. As for the foreign travelers like me, it’s best to check the Kanji name of the resto first so as not to waste time upon your visit.

Since this is a widely known restaurant, expect it to be overcrowded most of the time and long lines can be really a burden but if you wish to have a secure spot faster, it’s best to come in early like 30 – 60 minutes before the shop opens. Also, bring a little more patience, will you? lol!


The interior of the restaurant is beautifully designed to match the mood and the food they serve. The lighting is just dimly lit which is good for relaxation.

If you are dining alone, counter seats will be the best spot. This place is also recommended if you’re with a friend or co-worker, and even for dating.

Recommended Menu

Beef Cutlet & Barley Rice Set”

This place is best known for its deep fried beef cutlet or commonly known here in Japan as “Gyukatsu”. Their beef cutlet is described as tender and juicy. It gives that satisfying taste to the customers!

It comes with a mini stone grill just for customers who wish to grill the inner part of gyukatsu longer than necessary. This setup mostly applies to foreign customers.

Additional Information

・Recommended when eating alone, with co-worker, with friend, and for dating.

・Services offered:
Set meals available.

Free WiFi service.

・Cons: Secluded Restaurant

People’s Review

初めての牛カツ🐃💕 やっと食べに行けた😂 七輪(石盤)の上で焼いてから岩塩や山わさびに付けて食べるの、すごく美味しかった‼️ ごちそうさまでした☺️ . #牛カツ #もと村 #牛かつもと村 #牛かつ明太子セット #美味 #池袋 #gyukatsu #motomura #gyukatsumotomura #delicious #buono #ikebukuro #tokyo #japan

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炸牛排🤤🤤🤤是免費的✌🏻✌🏻✌🏻好幸運👍👍 #牛かつもと村

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