Tonkatsu are breaded, deep-fried pork cutlets, usually served with shredded raw cabbage and rice.

As well as being served as a single dish, it is also used as a sandwich filling or in combination with curry.

Tonkatsu is most commonly eaten with a type of thick Worcestershire type sauce called tonkatsu sauce and mustard. In the Nagoya area it is also commonly eaten with a sweet miso sauce and is called miso katsu.