Tonkatsu Club: Fresh And Varied

The Chicken Mushroom Cream Fettuccine features barbecued chicken, prawns, and mushrooms in a slightly sweet, creamy tomato sauce. (Salgu Wissmath/ The Sejong Dish)

The Chicken Mushroom Cream Fettuccine features barbecued chicken, prawns, and mushrooms in a slightly sweet, creamy tomato sauce. (Salgu Wissmath/ The Sejong Dish)

Light and bright. That’s what you think when you first enter Tonkatsu Club in Jochiwon. Natural lighting combined with a cheery decor that includes painted walls, potted trees, and a two-tiered floor, makes for a bright, comfortable and welcoming restaurant. The restaurant is quite large and can easily accommodate you, whether you come with one friend or a group of 10 or 12.

Tonkatsu club is a fusion chain restaurant that is located between Ook-il apartments and the Hi-Mart in Jochiwon. It offers a wide range of dishes from the eponymously named tonkatsu to pizza, pasta, salad and gelato. The dishes tend to be generous in portion and the staff will happily provide you with extra plates or forks for those who want to test-taste everything.

Our top recommendation is the Gorgonzola Pizza with Honey Dipping Sauce. A thin, crispy crust is slathered in blue cheese which is melted to perfection. Whilst dipping pizza in honey might seem odd, the combination works as the honey isn’t incredibly sweet against the tang of the blue cheese. Also, two soft drinks are included as service with the pizza.

Our other top recommendation includes the Chicken Mushroom Cream Fettuccine, which features barbecued chicken, prawns, and mushrooms in a slightly sweet, creamy tomato sauce.

The Salad Tonkatsu is a good choice for anyone craving some vegetables and will also satisfy anyone who has a hankering for tonkatsu. The crisp iceberg lettuce, savoury tonkatsu, sweet cherry tomatoes, and bell peppers are drizzled with a fantastic vinaigrette that complements the salad as well as the meat.

The great thing about all these meals is they can be enjoyed by yourself or shared with friends.

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Directions: From Ook-il apartments walk past Paris Baguette  away from the train tracks. Walk straight to the end of the road until you get to the big road. LG Best Shop will be on your right. Turn left, and walk straight. Tonkatsu Club is on your left.

Price Range: ₩6,500 – ₩20,000 per person.

Gorgonzola Pizza ₩13,000, Chicken Mushroom Cream Fettuccine ₩11,000, Salad Tonkatsu ₩8,500

Dish Pick:  Gorgonzola Pizza ₩13,000

Hours:  11:30 a.m. – 10.00 p.m. Closed Mondays.

Phone: 044-863-1580

Address: 세종특별자치시 조치원읍 침산리 79-1. Multiple locations throughout Korea, including Jochiwon.

About Maggie O'Driscoll

Maggie O’Driscoll is a joyful young woman who is always happy to help her fellow teachers. Hailing from Dublin, Ireland, this cheerful lady arrived in Korea in June of 2012. At university she earned her degree in Speech Communication. In Korea, everyone knows Maggie for her cooking and her love of all things book related. She also enjoys writing, crafts, photography, and of course, travel. View all posts by Maggie O'Driscoll →

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