Katsuhama 55

43 W. 55th St.
New York, NY 10019


  • Sun, Sat 11:30am-11pm, Mon-Thu 11:30am-3pm, Mon-Thu 5pm-11pm, Fri 11:30am-12am
  • $$
  • Dinner, Lunch, Snack Food
  • Full bar
  • Street Parking
  • Reservations Accepted
Katsuhama 55 is the younger sibling of old-timer Katsuhama, located on East 47th Street. The new place is bigger, and occupies the second floor of the premises, offering dramatic street views. The core of the menu remains breaded and fried pork cutlets, but all sorts of Japanese pub grub has been added, some of it nearly as perfect as the pork. Fried soba noodles make an amazing snack, and so do the little skewers of fried pumpkin. You can have octopus done several different ways (one of them gooey and raw), or udon noodles in a memorable broth. Our favorite dish is katsudon-a smaller pork cutlet mired in egg, sweet soy sauce, and caramelized onion atop a bowl of white rice. Look for cheap wine and hot sake specials.

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  • Katsuhama 55's Master Cutlets
    Tuesday, January 26, 2010 at 3 a.m. by Robert Sietsema

    The original East 47th Street location of Katsuhama occupied the smallest of spaces: a narrow corridor and tiny dining room concealed behind a carry-out sushi bar. A waiter would challenge you at the door with a question that ran so...


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