Marugo is a traditional tonkatsu (fried pork loin) restaurant, which was established as early as 1975, making it one of the oldest Japanese restaurants in Akihabara. Tonkatsu is a very popular dish in Japan and one can find tons of fast food style and curry restaurants which serve it. However, it can also be served as a delicacy, when the pork meat is of the finest quality. Marugo is one of these restarurants, serving tonkatsu as a gourmet dish, accompanied by a traditional hand made sauce.
Even if Marugo could be categorised as a high standard restaurant when it comes to tonkatsu, its prices are still very reasonable and one can have a meal for around 2.000 Yen. The restaurant itself is pretty small, with only 35 seats available, and, due to its popularity, it’s frequent to find a line in front of it during lunch time. An English menu is available, so foreign costumers will have no problem asking for a meal.
Please take into account that Marugo closes every Monday and every other Tuesday. Lunch time is from 11:30 to 14:00 and dinner time from 17:00 to 21:00.