Restaurants With The Best Katsu Curry In London, UK

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Craving a little Japanese cuisine? Specifically looking for a place that will serve up a boldly flavored, richly stewed dish of katsu curry? Well, search no further, because these restaurants in London have you covered! From elegant sit-down dining experiences, to casual take-out, to quick service, these places are serving up some of their best for the local Londoners, as well as visitors! Of course, each restaurant has thrown their own twist on the traditional dish of breaded chicken covered in the sweet curry sauce. So if you like it served over rice, on bread, or mixed with noodles and veggies, there is sure to be an option for you! So read on to find your new favorite in these restaurants with the best katsu curry in London, UK.

1. Tokyo Diner

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Tokyo Diner advertises its katsu curry as their “most popular large meal,” claiming that the mildness of their curry makes it the most common (and most addicting!) choice on their menu. They prepare their lightly flavored curry with onions, potatoes, and carrots. Order it on its own with a portion of rice, or pick between a thick slice of tofu or breaded chicken to add some extra protein to this yummy dish!

Tokyo Diner

Address: 2 Newport Place, Leicester Square, London, WC2H 7JJ, England

Website: Tokyo Diner

Opening hours: Tue - Sun: 12pm - 12am (closed on Mon)

2. Tanakatsu

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When you visit Tanakatsu, you know you are ordering some of the most authentic katsu you could ever have, short of traveling to Japan itself! The restaurant owners spent much time sampling dishes all around Japan to make sure what you receive at your table in London stays true to authentic recipes and flavors. On its wide-spreading menu, you will find a selection of katsu curry dishes – order it served with pork, chicken, or prawn (16.44 USD). And if you can’t spare the time to sit down and eat, don’t worry! Their takeaway menu lets you enjoy their delicious curry on the go!


Address: 10 Wakley St, The Angel, London EC1V 7LT, UK

Website: Tanakatsu

Opening hours: Mon - Fri: 12pm - 3pm, 5pm - 10pm; Sat: 5pm - 10pm (closed on Sun)

3. M&D Japanese

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Customers love the flavor and the prices of the traditional Japanese food being served up at M&D! With countless different options, be sure to check out the five varieties of curry on their menu. You can order katsu with chicken, prawn, or tofu, served with a side salad, or try a different one of their curry dishes with the pumpkin korokke or sweet potato croquette. All are just 6.55 USD apiece, which is just another reason M&D is a town favorite!

M&D Japanese

Address: 117 Deptford High St, Deptford, London SE8 4NS, UK

Website: M&D Japanese

Opening hours: 11:30am - 9:30pm (daily)

4. Wagamama

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At this highly health-conscious joint, you’ll be able to indulge in dishes made with curry “but not as you know them,” says Wagamama. They prepare their curries from aromatic milds to bold spices, and drizzle them over both vegan and meat options. Order your curry over vegan-friendly seitan, yasai (a veggie combination of sweet potato, aubergine and butternut squash), or chicken, and enjoy with sticky white rice and a small salad!


Address: 17 Bedford St, Covent Garden, London WC2E 9HP, UK

Website: Wagamama

Opening hours: Mon - Thurs: 11am - 11pm; Fri - Sat: 11am - 12am; Sun: 11am - 10pm

5. CoCo Ichibanya London

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Coco Ichibanya is all about putting a modern spin on a timeless classic. In this case, the experiment is their curry, which they have morphed into their own delicious recipe and generously doused across their menu! Their menu is customizable, where you pick first the amount of rice and curry you want, chose how much spice your tastebuds can handle (mild to crazy hot!), and then top it all off with the main entree. Katsu of all kinds, fish, veggies – whatever you’re craving, Coco Ichibanya has it ready for you!

CoCo Ichibanya London

Address: 17-18 Great Newport St, Covent Garden, London WC2H 7JE, UK

Website: CoCo Ichibanya London

Opening hours: 11am - 10pm (daily)

6. Jidori

Editor’s Note: Establishment is permanently closed.

This highly reviewed restaurant, Jidori, is known for their small plates which are perfect for lunch. The chicken katsu curry dish is served only during lunchtime, as is their classic crowd favorite, katsu curry scotch egg–so if that’s on your menu for the day, be sure to double check the lunch hours! The restaurant receives all its chicken locally from Yorkshire so you can be guaranteed the freshest meal and great prices!


Address: 89 Kingsland High St, Dalston, London E8 2PB, UK

Website: Jidori

Opening hours: Mon - Tue: 6pm - 11pm; Wed - Thu: 12pm - 3pm, 6pm - 11pm; Fri - Sat: 12pm - 3pm, 6pm - 12am (closed on Sun)

7. Yo Sushi

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Yo Sushi offers some of London’s finest Japanese street food all made from authentic ingredients, some of which are shipped right to the restaurant from Japan itself. Also, with over thirty-five vegetarian and vegan options on the menu, even the strictest of diets can find something tasty at Yo! From the classic chicken katsu curry to chicken avocado rolls to glazed aubergine nigiri, there is something at Yo that you’ll love to stay in and enjoy or carry-out to have on the couch!

Yo Sushi

Address: 194 Baker St, Marylebone, London NW1 5RT, UK

Website: Yo Sushi

Opening hours: Mon - Fri: 11:30am - 10pm; Sat - Sun: 12pm - 10pm

8. Kin

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Kin, meaning “eat” in Thai, offers dishes with flavors from a whole variety of Asian countries. Enjoy chicken katsu curry from Japan, the spicy pad prik khing from Thailand, as well as a huge list of Chinese teas from the drink menu. Kin makes its easy to enjoy their food when you don’t have time to run into the restaurant, so be sure to take full advantage of their user-friendly online ordering system to enjoy the best of Kin with the least of hassle!


Address: 88 Leather Ln, Holborn, London EC1N 7TT, UK

Website: Kin

Opening hours: Mon - Fri: 12pm - 3pm, 5:30pm - 10:30pm; Sat: 5:30pm - 10:30pm (closed on Sun)

9. Misato

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Misato, which boasts serving some of the best Japanese food in London, offers a large menu of traditional Japanese dishes at unbeatable prices. Guests say that it’s the perfect place for a quick bite, making it ideal for a lunch or snack break. The menu offers a wide variety of rice dishes, beneath which category you can find both chicken and pork katsu curry, as well as chicken katsu teriyaki if you’re wanting to switch things up! Don’t be afraid if you arrive to find a long line – the popularity of the restaurant in no way affects the quick service at Misato!


Address: 11 Wardour Street, Soho, W1D 6PG, London, UK

Website: Misato

Opening hours: 12pm - 11pm (daily)

10. Hare & Tortoise

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The Hare & Tortoise has been serving customers since 1996 with tried and true recipes which continue to be a London favorite. They have a wide ranging menu, from noodles to rice to tempura, but do note that if you dine in Bloomsbury not all the menu options found online are available at that location. However, you will be able to enjoy delicious tori katsu curry with its crispy, deep-friend chicken, or the ebi katsu curry if king prawns doused in curry sauce is more to your tastes! So be sure to check out Hare & Tortoise for all of your curry cravings!

Hare & Tortoise

Address: 11-13 Brunswick Square, Bloomsbury, London WC1N 1AF, UK

Website: Hare & Tortoise

Opening hours: 12pm - 11pm (daily)

All curry, all unique, all delicious

Just because they are all serving up katsu curry, these restaurants are in no way making their dishes the same way. In fact, with so many different recipes of the classic, there is sure to be one which you’ll love, whether it comes served with tofu or meat, drizzled with hints of sweetness or packed with a spicy kick!

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