- 11 E. 47th St. (bet. 5th & Madison Aves.)
Katsu-hama has the best tonkatsu & Jap curry dishes in NYC! Fresh, perfectly crisped breaded pork tenderloin in a sweet & tangy sauce--*hint* grind the sesame 1st w/ the pestle & mortar. then, pour the sauce--served w/ AYCE miso soup, pickled veggies, & the cabbage, w/ the BEST ginger-sesame dressing ever (i use the WHOLE bottle!!!). Flush it down w/ their $5 soju cocktails (plum, peach, & a couple of others i haven't tried yet). The food is as authentic as their clientele--mostly all Japanese diners. Never mind the drab, white walls & cramped seating. It's all worth it!