Gigantic Nagasaki Cuisine in Akihabara! One Dish Loaded With Katsu, Hamburger Steak, and More Will Satisfy Any Eater in Tokyo!

“NAGASAKI TORUKO RICE SHOKUDO” (hereafter referred to as “Nagasaki Toruko Rice Shokudo”) is a restaurant that prides itself on using ingredients from Nagasaki Prefecture.

The restaurant’s signature dish is the Nagasaki-originated Turkish rice, which is also the namesake of the restaurant. “Toruko” is how “Turkey” or “Turkish” is referred to in Japanese. While it doesn’t have any particularly strong ties to Turkey, the dish has become a regional specialty in Nagasaki.

Special Torukorice at Nagasaki Toruko Rice Shokudo in Akihabara

“スペシャルトルコライス,” Special torukorice 1,700 JPY (tax included)

The “Special torukorice” is a volume-packed and popular dish!

The classic iteration of toruko rice (or “torukorice,” as the restaurant stylizes it in their English menu) is a dish with pork cutlet, spaghetti, and pilaf rice all on one plate. However, there’s no rule that only those three toppings must be used.

Nagasaki Toruko Rice Shokudo offers several varieties of torukorice with different toppings.

The most popular of these is their “Special torukorice.”

In addition to pork cutlet, Napolitan spaghetti (a type of ketchup-based spaghetti popular in Japan), and curry pilaf, it’s topped with fried shrimp and a hamburger steak.

Special Torukorice at Nagasaki Toruko Rice Shokudo in Akihabara

The pork cutlet, an essential component of Turkish rice, is made from pork loin that has been pounded thin, similar to a cutlet, making it light and easy to eat.

The meticulous preparation, including the removal of tendons and fat, results in a crispy texture.

Special Torukorice at Nagasaki Toruko Rice Shokudo in Akihabara

The special demi-glace sauce avoids being overpowering by using Worcestershire and soy sauce in the seasoning.

The restaurant uses products from Choko Soy Sauce Co.,LTD, a Nagasaki-based seasoning manufacturer, adding a unique touch.

Special Torukorice at Nagasaki Toruko Rice Shokudo in Akihabara

It’s not just the seasonings; the Special torukorice uses other Nagasaki ingredients too.

The hamburger patty uses Nagasaki wagyu beef that’s so juicy it drips. Yet it retains a desirable firmness without being too soft.

Special Torukorice at Nagasaki Toruko Rice Shokudo in Akihabara

The voluminous dish is immensely satisfying. Part of torukorice’s charm is the excitement of deciding which topping to eat first!

The “Beef cutlet curry rice” that uses wagyu is also a big hit

While torukorice dishes like the Special torukorice are the restaurant’s specialties, their curries are also quite popular.

Beef cutlet curry rice at Nagasaki Toruko Rice Shokudo in Akihabara

“長崎和牛のビーフカツカレー”, Beef cutlet curry rice 2,100 JPY (tax included)

This luxurious dish features a cutlet of branded wagyu called Dejima Barairo.

Dejima Barairo has a great balance of lean and fatty meat with the beef’s natural umami shining through. To highlight its flavor, it’s simply seasoned with just salt.

The tender meat releases more umami the more you chew it.

Beef cutlet curry rice at Nagasaki Toruko Rice Shokudo in Akihabara

The homemade curry roux paired with the Dejima Barairo cutlet has a fruity flavor. Over 10 spices are blended with onion, carrot, celery, garlic, and tomato purée to bring out the sweetness.

The rich aftertaste comes from adding pork and beef broth to the roux. The harmonious sweetness and richness pair exquisitely with the beef’s umami!

Beef cutlet curry rice at Nagasaki Toruko Rice Shokudo in Akihabara

You’ll want to pair these Nagasaki ingredient-based à la carte dishes with a nice drink!

Nagasaki Toruko Rice Shokudo can also be enjoyed as a bar to pair food and drinks.

They offer over ten à la carte dishes featuring Nagasaki ingredients. Here are four recommended ones to enjoy with an alcoholic beverage.

Side dishes made with Nagasaki ingredients at Nagasaki Toruko Rice Shokudo in Akihabara

(Top left) “燻製工房熏助のこだわりスモークチーズ” Smoked Cheese from kunsuke 550 JPY (tax included), (Top right)”長崎県産アジフライ” Nagasaki Fried Horse Mackerel 550 JPY (tax included),(Bottom left)”長崎中華街名物角煮” Nagasaki Chinatown Braised Pork 830 JPY (tax included), (Bottom right)”長崎野菜のキッシュ” Nagasaki Vegetable Quiche 550 JPY (tax included)

Firstly, the meaty fried horse mackerel, sourced from Nagasaki, is a must-try with beer.

To highlight the fried fish, the tartar sauce is low on sweetness, using lemon juice for tartness.

The restaurant takes pride in using Choko Shoyu’s sesame dressing to add richness to the flavor.

Fried horse mackerel at Nagasaki Toruko Rice Shokudo in Akihabara

Nagasaki Fried Horse Mackerel

Next is Nagasaki’s signature kakuni braised pork belly dish.

Pork belly with the skin is simmered for two to three days in a soy sauce braise with cinnamon and star anise, giving it a sweet-savory flavor.

Parboiling beforehand removes any gamey odor from the meat.

The rich braised pork pairs especially well with a glass of shōchū!

The braised pork belly at Nagasaki Toruko Rice Shokudo in Akihabara

Nagasaki Chinatown Braised Pork

For wine, the smoked cheese and quiche are great matches.

The smoked cheese is handmade by specialist kunsuke smokehouse in Nagasaki with a mild, non-bitter flavor even children can enjoy while still having a nice smoked aroma.

The quiche uses plenty of Nagasaki vegetables, varying by season. When visited in spring, it mainly featured the local Aiyutaka potato.

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Nagasaki Vegetable Quiche

An international tourist-friendly restaurant with English menus

Nagasaki Toruko Rice Shokudo caters well to international visitors with English menus and even vegan torukorice options.

English menus at Nagasaki Toruko Rice Shokudo in Akihabara

If you’re searching for an authentic Nagasaki cuisine experience while in Tokyo, be sure to visit! It may just make you want to travel to Nagasaki itself.

Interior at Nagasaki Toruko Rice Shokudo in Akihabara

Interior of Nagasaki Toruko Rice Shokudo in Akihabara


Store name 長崎トルコライス食堂
Address CHABARA, 8-2 Kanda Neribeicho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
Access Akihabara Station(AKB) 2-minute walk from Akihabara Electric Town Exit
  • JR Yamanote Line(JY03)
  • JR Keihin-Tōhoku Line(JK28)
  • JR Chūō-Sōbu Line(JB19)
  • Tsukuba Express(TX01)
  • Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line(H16)

Suehirochō Station 6-minute walk from Exit 1
  • Tokyo Metro Ginza Line(G14)
Phone number 03-6206-9223
Reservations Not accepted
  • Cash
  • Credit cards(American Express・Diners・JCB・Master・UnionPay・VISA)
  • Transportation-related electronic money(Suica, etc.)
  • Electronic money(iD・QUICPay・WAON)
  • QR code payment(Alipay・LINE Pay・PayPay・Rakuten Pay)
Service charge/Table charge None
Hours 11:30-21:00(last order 19:50)
Closed No holidays
excluding CHABARA holidays
Seating 24 seats
6 counter seats, 18 table seats
Smoking All seats are non-smoking
Official website
Other information
  • Menus are available with Japanese and English language only
  • Please ask staff about allergy-friendly menus; vegetarian, vegan and halal menus are not available
  • Wheelchair-accessible
  • Take-out service is available, delivery service is not available
  • Luggage storage space is available
  • Wi-Fi is available
  • Posting of food photos and videos on customers’ personal SNS accounts is allowed
  • Separate billing is allowed

※Menu contents, prices, store information, etc. are current as of June 2024.