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The Original Katsuhama is Closed


Kind of missed this bit of news last week when talking about the new Katsuhama opening on 55th btw. 5+6th… the original Katsuhama (on 47th btw. Mad+5th) is actually closed for the next 2-3 weeks for renovations. Thankfully Sushi-Tei, the little take out area in the front of the restaurant is still open- and they’ve added bentos featuring katsu from the Katsuhama menu/kitchen to their regular slate of offerings. So for those of you who don’t like to splurge for Katsuhama, here’s a chance to get a fast food version of their food, for under $10.

Katsuhama 55 is Now Open

Katsuhama 55 is Now Open

Lunch’er Brian sends word that the new Katsuhama (on 55th btw. 5+6th) is now open.  He had lunch there yesterday, and was nice enough to send along this report:

Katsu-Hama @55th (exterior)

I really like Katsu-Hama and have been waiting impatiently for the one on 55th to open ever since I saw the notice on midtownlunch as it is much closer to my office. I used to walk down to the one on 47th to eat their katsu lunch special, but it’s a bit of a trek. Even though they promised to open at the beginning of August, it took them until the very last day of the month to open, which made it more of a September opening, but it’s finally here!

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Katsuhama Opening Second Location


When I crave a little Japanese curry rice with fried meat cutlets I usually hit up Go Go Curry (on 38th btw. 7+8th) or Yagura (on 41st btw. Mad+5th), but for a nice sit down splurge Katsu-hama is the jam (on 47th btw. Mad+5th.) which makes this news kind of exciting…  Matsuya Foods, the company that owns Menchanko Tei and Katsu-hama, is turning Onigashmia (the Japanese spot connected to the Menchanko Tei on 55th btw. 5+6th) into a second branch of Katsuhama.  I never tried Onigashima, so I don’t know if this is an upgrade or downgrade… all I do know is it’s good news for any tonkatsu fans working in the northern part of Midtown. They’re hoping to have the location up and running by the end of the month.