One place that’s new to me (at least) was rammed every time I went or walked past through August: Tanakatsu, a katsu and teriyaki specialist to the south of Angel between City and Goswell Roads. The offer is simple. Basically, katsu chicken or pork with rice and salad, rice and curry sauce or rice, salad and teriyaki. All £12.5. No doubt there are better pieces of panko coated, deep-fried, premium iberico pork and wagyu beef pieces out there. But this is really good value and deeply satisfying. The bottomless cabbage salad and ‘Mighty dressing’ is hugely addictive. Apparently their sushi’s pretty good too, but hard to ignore the things coming out of the fryer.
10 Wakley Street, EC1V 7LT — tanakatsu.co.uk