Where Can We Get Full in Nara, Japan? Ver.2 Big Katsu-Don


Kokkyo Shokudo (国境食堂)

One of Onegai Kaeru team members went around Tokyo in search of cheap and big food when he was a hungry and poor student. When some foreigner say Japan is expensive, he gets surprised as he knows many good places to get full.


We just published one article on "How Can we Get Full" in Nara. After positive feedback, we decided to introduce another place in Nara where you can eat cheap and a lot. 


Kokkyo Shokudo is located near the boarder between Kyoto and Nara. In fact "Kokkyo" means "country boarder" ("Shokudo" means "restaurant"). We really love the name.


Please note that these places may have their rules about the food such as if you can not finish eating it, you may need to pay some penalty. Please order with caution!


Are you ready for this? Source: Tabelog kokkyo shokudo katsudon
The Big Katsu-don Are you ready for this? Source: Tabelog

What to order

Katsu-Don Dai (カツ丼(大)) 

980 JPY


You get two pieces of big pork on rice. Get ready for the battle.


Note: "Dai" means "big". 

katsu don big size kokkyo shokudo
Are you really ready for this? Source: Tabelog

Basic Info

Name: Kokkyo Shokudo ("国境食堂" in Japanese) 


Address: 2611-5 Narazakachō, Nara-shi, Nara-ken 630-8104 (奈良県奈良市奈良阪町2611-5) 

Narayama station (平城山駅) (of Kansai main line by JR) 20min walk (1700m) from the station or drive by car.


Opening hour: 11:00AM-22:00 (Last order 21:30)

Tel: 0742-22-8725

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Source: Wikipedia, each restaurant's official website, Tabelog


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Comments: 2
  • #1

    Clorinda Carberry (Monday, 06 February 2017 09:53)

    An outstanding share! I have just forwarded this onto a co-worker who was doing a little homework on this. And he in fact ordered me dinner because I found it for him... lol. So let me reword this.... Thank YOU for the meal!! But yeah, thanx for spending time to discuss this matter here on your site.

  • #2

    Clint Isaac (Tuesday, 07 February 2017 06:07)

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