We take a numbered ticket and join the throng of people milling around outside Miso on a Friday evening. Miso is known for its tonkatsu and everyone seems to have tried it except for Monsieur Poisson. So before a night of outdoor ice-skating fun with friends, we stop in at Miso for dinner.

There is a special set on offer of ‘Sukiyaki Wagyu’ and, drawn in by the array of side dishes as well as the promise of succulent beef, we order one of these to share as well as the ‘Tonkatsu pork loin set’. Bentos are the best fun with all their little compartments and cute portions of food. You feel like you’re eating so much more than you really are due to the variety and Miso’s sides are quality ones to boot – salmon sashimi, deep-fried soft-shell crab, potato salad, fruit and more!

But nothing can take away from the star of our dinner – the tonkatsu pork loin! The fillet of pork is served ceremoniously elevated on a wire rack to ensure its golden-crumbed exterior remains crisp. The meat itself is gloriously juicy with an ideal fat to meat ratio. Condiments of mustard and tonkatsu sauce help to alleviate any heaviness from the fat, but take it easy with the mustard unless you’re looking for a sinus-clearing experience!

World Square, Shop 20, 680 George St, Sydney NSW
Tel: (02) 9283 9686

Opening Hours:  Mon-Fri  11:45am-2:30pm (lunch)
                                     5:30pm-9:30pm (dinner)
                        Sat  5:30pm-9:30pm (dinner only)
                        Sun  CLOSED

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happy eating!


  1. Oh wow....that tonkatsu pork loin looks amazingly good! So light and crispy!! The bento is so pretty too :)

  2. I haven't tried this place. Love the wire rack for perfect pork loin crispiness. :-)

  3. I love the tonkatsu here, I just try not to eat it too often, as its temptingly close to my work :)

  4. I love the cute little portions at places like that!

  5. The tonkostu looks so impressive and ... regal?

  6. I love a good Bento Box too - little compartments of joy joy joy!

  7. haven't been to miso for a while and I haven't tried the tonkatsu! Will note for the next trip

  8. oh man, i was just thinking about miso and out pops your post! craving it even more now

  9. That tonkatsu looks AMAZING. So good of them to have it on a wire rack so it remains crispy - that's some clever thinking.

  10. I love visiting katsu restaurants in Japan, and tonkatsu is my favourite! May have to pay Miso a visit. Now, sharing a big secret here, I am a Japanese mustard pig, I know it is hot and clears the nasal passages, but I am addicted!!

  11. Look at that wonderful piece of fried goodness. Oh, and I've never been (nor heard) of this place before but thanks to those appetising photos I think I might just trek it to World Square! Those are amaaaazing I can just hear the "crunch" when biting the tonkatsu!

  12. woah, that's one hell of a wait. But hey, anything for crispy pork!

  13. Hey Von, definitely one of the best tonkatsu I've ever had, plus lots of little sides always helps.

    Hey Joey, oh, but you must! Well, if you're a lover of pork, that is =p

    Hey Dumpling Girl, heheh, I'm lucky I don't work in the city so I'm not near temptation!

    Hey Fiona, the novelty of cute little side dishes really does it for me =D

    Hey Tina, I love how the crumb layer is crisp and not too thick either, mmmm...

    Hey MissPiggy, I know, it's like many little meals in one!

    Hey Julie, ahhh, then you're due for a trip back just to try the tonkatsu then!

    Hey sugarpuffi, heheh, but so convenient for you to get your fix!

    Hey Rose, the little wire rack means they really place importance on the crispiness factor.

    Hey missklicious, yeah, otherwise it's just wasted calories on greasy pork =p

    Hey Sara, husband thought it was regular mustard so he ended up accidentally overdosing! =p

    Hey Trisha, time for some tonkatsu goodness, me thinks!

    Hey Adrian, they do get rather busy but it's worth the wait, I tell you!

    Hey Nic, so crunchy yet not oily nor dry!

  14. Oh my gosh, this food looks so delicious. All my favourite things.


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