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Established in 1905, Ponta was founded by the chef in charge of Western cuisine in the Imperial household. A tonkatsu specialist now run by the founder's great-grandchildren, it's a fun, very old-school spot where the staff are adamant about telling you how to eat your cutlet 'Ponta style': on its own at first, then with salt and finally with sauce. If you're not in the mood for a deep-fried delight, try the sautéed pork or tongue stew instead.
3-23-3 Ueno, Taito-ku
|Transport:||Okachimachi Station (Yamanote, Keihin-Tohoku lines), south exit; Ueno-Hirokoji Station (Ginza line)|
|Opening hours:||11am-2pm, 4pm-8pm / closed Mon (Tue if Mon is a holiday)|