4eLaPx A •
23 Nov 2015
We were looking for a few criteria:
1) Delicious Japanese cooked food (as opposed to raw)
2) Wife's Birthday Dinner
3) Nearby (we live in the East)
4) Something new and different
Katsuya fulfilled all of the above! We ordered the Black Pork Katsu, as well as a 'standard' Tamago Katsudon, and we washed it down with hot Yuzu tea.
The Black Pork Katsu is particularly fantastic. It had all the right amount of fat and meat, and it was definitely different from the usual Katsu fare (think Saboten). It also came with unlimited cabbage (but only if everyone ordered the Katsu dish, we didn't). The tamago katsudon wasn't really great, though, and we regretted not ordering two of the Black Pork Katsu.
It's run by a husband-and-wife team. The wife takes the order and the husband cooks behind the glass kitchen. They mentioned in the menu that while they were short-staffed, they would not compromise on the food quality and it was definitely true.
We went on a Thursday evening and it was pretty empty, save for 2-3 groups of Japanese speaking clients (that's how you tell it's authentic Jap food). Definitely coming back again...