Crazy Katsu on Maginhawa Street in UP Village, Quezon City, is about good katsus—no sleight of hand or arti!ce in its menu, price or interiors. Inside and outside the compact restaurant are wooden tables and benches. The interiors are straightforward: the only highlight on the taupe wall is the riveting, quirky artwork of wood blocks, cubes and uneven wedges. In Crazy Katsu, the different katsu variants—a fried cutlet mixed with egg, onions, soy sauce, and several other condiments—and other budgetfriendly Japanese food take center stage. The katsus are as appealing as they were when Crazy Katsu partner and Gaijin drummer Shinji Tanaka served katsudon to the musicians at Sound Creation, the recording studio of the other Crazy Katsu partner and Taken by Cars’ drummer Bryan Kong. Tanaka’s katsudon was such a hit that Tanaka and Kong set up Crazy Katsu to satisfy the demand. Crazy Katsu’s menu is short, but popular with the diners. The signature katsu dish is the Chicken Katsudon, served with rice and shredded cabbage. Other katsu dishes are the Katsudon, Tonkatsu, and the Katsu Curry. The plump Gyoza dumplings, another best-seller, are made fresh every day. The Beef Sukiyaki, the most recent addition, is a must-order. Plus points are the wait staff’s friendly and ef!cient service.
81 Unit I Maginhawa St.,Teacher’s Village, Quezon City
Mon to Sat: 11am to 10pm