Katsu Shin, Best Tonkatsu In Bangkok

How to identify a “real” Japanese restaurant? Simple! Eat where the Japanese eat, as they obviously know what’s the real deal. 

Katsu Shin かつ真 is a small 3-storied Japanese restaurant at Surawong Road, Silom, popular with many Japanese diners. There were a Japanese family, a group of Japanese businessmen, some Japanese teenagers during lunch time. I am sold, even before I taste their food.

As I was dining with D’s colleagues, I kept photo-taking to the bare minimum.

Hire katsu set (240 baht)

Saucer of sesame seeds with its own mini-pestle
Their tonkatsu is crumbylicious. I ordered Hire Katsu set (240 baht) a 150g deep fried pork tenderloin set. I especially like that all customers get a saucer full of sesame seeds with its own mini-pestle, for them to crush and grind sesame seeds and top up with tonkatsu sauce.

Katsu Shin

Address : 9/1 Soi Anumarnrachton, Surawong Road, Surawong, Bangrak, Bangkok, Thailand

GPS : 13° 43′ 44.93″ N 100° 31′ 48.33″ E

Tel : 02-237 3073

Nearest MRT: MRT Sam Yan

Opening Hours : Mon-Sat 11am-2pm and 6pm-10pm; Sun 11.30am-2.30pm and 5.30pm-9.30pm


Katsu Shin’s map


Travel opens up a whole new world, which is cliche but true. I am a strong advocate for independent and solo travel. I was born and raised in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia but now live in Bangkok, Thailand, resulted from a chance encounter in 2009 with my why-are-you-Thai bf. I am now split between two countries. One country for my bf, another for the family, for the occasional weekend together.