Hong Kong Bites: Sobaten Tonkatsu

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Since LY and CY brought me to this wonderful tonkatsu place, I’ve had cravings and dreams about eating deliciously crispy deep fried pork chops. They are as good as it gets in Hong Kong, you get unlimited refills for the salads and miso soup and you have a choice of wheat rice (barley grains) and normal grains.

I chose a set with an additional tempura. :)

saboten hong kong causeway bay

They’ve got a branch in Singapore as well, I’m definitely taking my parents the next time I’m home. Our bill came up to less than 200HKD per person.

I still wonder about the name “saboten” because it means cactus in Japanese, and how does that relate to deep fried goodness, Tonkatsu? A quick search on their website, it relates to the owner’s vision “to build a shop full of vitality, one that would survive even in the harshest conditions.” Hmm okay. Word. Best tonkatsu I’ve had in a very long while.

Saboten 勝博殿
Lower Ground Floor, Henry House,
42 Yun Ping Road, Causeway Bay
Tel: 2895 4111


  1. ohkeeka [The Type A Housewife]
    Jan 26, 2012 @ 17:33:58

    Oh, I just love miso soup and tempura! Japanese food is one of my favorite cuisines–so simple and tasty. :)


  2. baobabs
    Jan 26, 2012 @ 19:39:26

    this was delish!! Love your blog ohkeeka!


  3. MissNormality
    Jan 26, 2012 @ 20:16:35

    Yes to going there this Sunday, SHA! Looking forward to it! xo


  4. Alex
    Feb 20, 2012 @ 18:04:00

    Been to the sg one, i think i’m too used to the flavour of beijing pork, but it wasnt that great. I do like the sesame seeds on the rice though! haha!


  5. baobabs
    Feb 20, 2012 @ 19:23:56

    this was pretty good! they also have at HK airport!


  6. Larue
    Jan 01, 2014 @ 20:09:19

    This is a topic that’s close to my heart… Take
    care! Where are your contact details though?


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