Food and Drinks

[Tokyo] Maruyama Shokudo (まるやま食堂): Kamata’s Culinary Treasure Since 1971

Kamata’s Best-Kept Culinary Secret!

Maruyama Shokudo, an inconspicuous treasure that has been delighting patrons with mouth-watering cuisine since 1971, is tucked away at the east exit of JR Kamata Station, a mere five-minute walk from the station. Upon entering, you will be greeted by a unique interior design featuring a U-shaped counter and a single table.

However, it is the restaurant’s culinary offerings that truly steal the show. Maruyama Shokudo’s tonkatsu, made with the Hayashi SPF brand pork, is a true masterpiece that boasts tender and succulent meat. If tonkatsu does not tickle your fancy, do not despair – the establishment also serves up other delectable dishes such as ginger pork, fried horse mackerel, and fried oyster. Ensure to try their limited edition extra-large fried oyster in autumn and winter, a voluminous masterpiece made by combining multiple oysters together.

Nevertheless, Maruyama Shokudo is more than just an ordinary eatery. It is a restaurant that competes with specialty tonkatsu restaurants with its exceptional dishes. Although Maruichi may be the most sought-after tonkatsu spot in Kamata, Maruyama Shokudo has garnered its own devoted following. What is the secret to their success? The Hayashi SPF brand pork they use, which is raised on a high-quality grain-based diet that yields tender meat, sweet fat, lightness, and delectability. The thick meat still has a slight pinkish hue in the center, and the crispy coating provides a delightful texture that can be savored with the meat. The coating is exceptionally crispy, and there are three varieties of salt available on the table, so you can select the perfect one to complement your meal.

With rice, miso soup, and an abundance of cabbage, Maruyama Shokudo is certain to satisfy even the most voracious of appetites. Do not overlook this gem in Kamata – visit Maruyama Shokudo for an unforgettable dining experience.

  • Name: Maruyama Shokudo
  • Address: 5-2-7 Kamata, Ota-ku, Tokyo
  • Hours: 11:00 – 15:00 & 16:00 – 21:00
  • Closed On: Sundays
  • Number of Seats: 20
  • Budget: – JPY2,000 
  • Payment Options: Cash Only

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