Food and Drinks

[Tokyo] Ito Shokudo (伊東食堂): Super-Sized Katsu Curry

Experience Hearty & Satisfying Meals at Ito Shokudo: The Renowned Eatery of Ikebukuro

Founded in 1930, the esteemed eatery boasts robust, comforting traditional fixed menus. Conveniently situated between JR Ikebukuro Station and Otsuka Station, Ito Shokudo is nestled in a tranquil area, despite being in close proximity to the bustling Sunshine City. The establishment is a favored destination for both local patrons and neighboring office workers, consistently drawing a crowd whether it serves fixed menus during the day or operates as an izakaya in the evening. Upon entering the restaurant, guests are immediately struck by the extensive menu boards, which boast an extensive selection of offerings that are certain to impress first-time visitors.

Ito Shokudo is particularly renowned for its robust menu offerings. The “extra-large cutlet curry” is particularly remarkable for its ample portion size, with the generous serving of curry rice topped with two large cutlets constituting a substantial meal. With a total weight of approximately 2.0 kg, this dish is equivalent to four servings of ordinary curry. The cutlets are crisp, and the curry has an optimal consistency. The rice is enrobed in a layer of roux, which allows diners to appreciate the ideal balance between the rice and roux. In addition to the extra-large cutlet curry, other substantial menu options include extra-large fixed menus of yakiniku and shogayaki (ginger pork).

It is worth mentioning that the depicted dish is the omori (large) serving of Katsu Curry.

  • Name: Ito Shokudo
  • Address: 5-11-10 Higashi Ikebukuro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo
  • Phone: +81-(0)3-3982-8601
  • Hours: 11:00 – 14:00 & 18:00 – 22:00
  • Closed On: Saturdays and Sundays
  • Number of Seats: 34
  • Budget: Lunch: – JPY1,500 / Dinner: – JPY3,000
  • Payment Options: Credit Cards Accepted

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