Food and Drinks

[Tokyo] Grill Suzukou (昔ながらの洋食屋 ぐりる スズコウ): Extra-Large Shogayaki (Ginger Pork Cutlet) at a Yoshoku (Japanese-Style Western Food) Restaurant in Kamata with Convenient Access to Haneda Airport

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East Kamata’s Famous Extra-Large Ginger Pork Cutlet: Moist and Tender Delight

Grill Suzukou, a Kamata gem that opened its doors in 1964 during the Tokyo Olympic Year. Led by a second-generation chef with a unique background as a former sumo wrestler, this Western-style eatery embodies the essence of the Showa era. The ambiance is an authentic nod to tradition, setting the stage for a genuine experience.

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The star of the show at Grill Suzukou is the substantial and thick ginger pork cutlet (Shogayaki), a true steak-like delicacy. Served in two sizes, 170g and the “extra-large” 250g, this dish defies expectations with its sizeable and tender meat. The secret lies in the meticulous preparation, involving thickly sliced, well-aged pork loin coated in wheat flour and seared to perfection in a seasoned frying pan.

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While the conventional ginger pork cutlet is typically thin, the extra-large version boasts thick-cut pork loin, expertly seared to a crisp texture. The dish is generously topped with a ginger and soy-based sauce, accompanied by freshly fried potato wedges and carrot glacé for the perfect balance.

As you indulge in the signature dish, a layer of freshly grated raw ginger atop the thick-cut pork loin infuses the air with an irresistible aroma and succulent juices. Grill Suzukou’s enduring popularity can be attributed to its unchanged Showa-era interior and warm, generational service.

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  • Name: Grill Suzukou
  • Address: 5-16-8 Kamata, Ota-ku, Tokyo
  • Phone: +81-(0)3-3731-5029
  • Hours: 11:30 – 13:30 & 17:00 – 20:30 
  • Closed On: Saturdays and Sundays 
  • Number of Seats: 31
  • Budget: – JPY2,000 
  • Payment Options: Cash Only

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