Crispy Deep Fried Pork & Chicken Cutlets - Kagura, the Tonkatsu Specialist [Thoughts + Pics]



OMG!!! Kagura is one of my favorite places EVER! I had no idea they had Omurice! Is i just for lunch only?



Mine, too!

Great review as usual, @Chowseeker1999!


Indeed it’s even better in Tokyo!


Is Torrance far superior to the one on Sawtelle?

Hi @Dommy,

Thanks. :slight_smile: Yah, I think their Omu-Rice is only available at lunch. We order it once in a while, let me know what you think of it next time you go. :slight_smile:

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I’m a big fan of Kagura and I didn’t really care for Kimukatsu as much, tho it’s fine for local fare as I’m a Westsider.

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Beautiful, thanks for this. I want to eat that.

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Westside? Shaking head while wagging finger at you… :wink:

After seeing @Chowseeker1999’s (excellent as usual) write-up, this has refreshed my mind about how good the Torrance location is and how comparatively second hat the El Segundo location is.


Thanks @thechez5. :slight_smile:

Which cut do you like the most at Kagura? Thanks.

Thanks @J_L for the confirmation. :slight_smile: That’s good to know.

My friend from Tokyo also said that the Kimukatsu there even cooks a custom “mini Kamameshi”-type of pot of Steamed Rice just for your table when you go (which sounds awesome)!

Yes, I would say so as well. I agree with @ogawak.

Definitely the millefeuille.

I also like to stop by and get some of their crab cream croquets to go.


How did I not know about this place?? I need to go here ASAP – pork cutlet is one of my favorite things to eat!

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Looks awesome! How much for the pork cutlets?

Definitely definitely the millefeuille.


Hi @bulavinaka,

Thanks. :slight_smile: And thanks for the warning on the El Segundo location; we’ve never made it out there, but it’s good to know we don’t have to.

Hi @tailbacku,

The various Kurobuta / Berkshire Pork Cutlets Lunch Sets (with Soup, Steamed Egg Custard, 4 Different Small Veggie Dishes and Rice) goes for $16.95 - $17.95.

The Free-Range Chicken Cutlet Lunch Set goes for $13.95.

And you can order a Mix and Match Lunch Set (but smaller portions of the Cutlet) where you choose a Cutlet and another item from a B Set (Crab Cream Croquette, Fish Fry, Oyster Fry) for $13.95.

You can also order the Cutlets a la carte for slightly cheaper (forgot to write it down). Enjoy! :slight_smile:

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Confirming that as well.

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Kagura Torrance has this, too. I believe it was on the very last page of the menu. Maybe it’s not available at lunch? It takes around 40min, if I recall correctly. Worth every minute.

This is their Kinoko Kama-meshi that I had…