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Takkatsu, Winnetka


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Takkatsu, Winnetka

Paul Tyksins | | Apr 27, 2002 12:48 PM

Zim had inquired about Takkatsu earlier. Went last night. Damn fine! My comments (in Reader Rater format):

Takkatsu serves the best tonkatsu in Chicagoland. Period! Now what's tonkatsu? Tonkatsu is pork cutlet that's been breaded, fried, and served with sliced, raw cabbage and a sweet sauce of soy, sake, ketchup, and worcestershire. This is manna to many Japanese. At Takkatsu, it has various incarnations: served atop rice with egg and sweetened soy (katsu juu) or with a thick curry gravy (katsu curry), to name a few. Regardless, trust that your katsu will be prepared with care and reverence. "This is it!" declare those who know tonkatsu. Sushi and other standards are also offered, but why bother? In its front window, Takkatsu goes so far as to display plastic food models of its offerings--a practice de rigueur in Japan and one that will have you salivating before walking in the door. Service is scattered but means well.

45 Green Bay Rd.
Winnetka, IL Tel. 847-784-9031