30 2015 Nov

Sobaten Japanese Cutlet

Hong KongTagged causeway bay, food, japanese, katsu curry

It was lunchtime and we continued our Japanese food run by hitting up Sobaten Japanese Cutlet. As the name hints, this place specializes in katsu and boy do they do a good job. Not to mention, the variations they have on this Japanese staple. It ranges from chicken, to shrimp, to cheese filled, to mille-feuille, and even cheese filled mille-feuille katsu. There’s plenty to try.

Located in the lower level of the Henry House, you’ll need to go down some small stairs to get there. It’s a bit narrow and kinda dark. But once you wind your way to the entrance, it opens up to a room filled with dining tables. We were the first ones there before the lunch crowd. Service was a bit confusing as we couldn’t tell who exactly was our waiter. Several people took our orders and of course that led to a complication with one of our dishes. It was completely not what my friend ordered. They fixed it pretty quick while tending to the incoming lunch crowd. Always a good sign when management prioritizes things properly. I think they’ll need to work on the wait staff a bit, but the kitchen was definitely fine.

Sobaten Japanese Cutlet
42 Yun Ping Road
Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
+852 2895 4111

Verdict: Solid place for some good katsu. Thumbs up for the curry too!

Interior of Sobaten

For some reason, the place reminds me of a classic American diner. It may be the color scheme and the vinyl seats. I don't know. Neat look for a Japanese restaurant.

Sides @Sobaten

No matter what you order you'll get some pickled veggies. They're tangy and crisp. A perfect cool down against the hot curry.

Ox Impressions: 

Salad @Sobaten

The meals come with an refillable supply of this shredded cabbage. It's cut so thin, it makes the salad so much fun to eat. You have a choice between the sesame and vinaigrette dressing. We started with the sesame and never tried the other even after three or four helpings of salad.

Ox Impressions: 

Iron Pot Katsu @Sobaten

This omelette style katsu sits on a simmering dish. A little hot too handle but the servers take care of everything. If you're a fan of donburi you'll probably like this. Though your rice is served separately.

$88HKD

Ox Impressions: 

Katsu Curry @Sobaten

Don't let the plating fool you, this stuff hit the spot. Plenty of beef curry to go with the crunchy flaky katsu. They really should serve it in a smaller dish. The katsu was actually pretty big.

$95HKD

Ox Impressions: 

Katsu Curry @Sobaten

Okay, so maybe the only thing I would change is a thicker cut of pork. This still was good. Just look at that crunchy crust.

The OxPosted November 30, 2015 By the hungry ox


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