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Tonki

1-1-2 Shimomeguro, Meguro, Tokyo Prefecture 153-0064, Japan
+81 3-3491-9928
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Ranked #1 of 1,375 restaurants in Meguro
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $10 - $30
Cuisines: Japanese
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups
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Tokyo
Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014 NEW

Always amazing to the work process ........ walked in, order taken, find a seat along the waiting bench lined against the wall, wait for your table or counter seat to be available. Less than 10 minutes walk from Meguro Station exit. This place is certainly full of restaurants of various choices. Happy trying .......... Take home order is accepted also.... More

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Thailand
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

A Tonkatsu favourite, there is nothing flash about the decor of this place and they offer seating at ground floor around the kitchen, then upstairs is table seating and tatami rooms, however they are most famous for their Tonkatsu. Sold as a set with rice, pickles, miso soup and your choice of a fatty or non fatty cut of pork,... More

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Montreal, Canada
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33 reviews 33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

Travelling for business so looking for something lively and delicious - and this certainly fit the bill. In such a lively place you can sit alone and not feel like well ... like you're sitting on your own! As everyone has said, you can see them prepare everything in front of you (in a spotlessly clean kitchen) and the food... More

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Los Angeles, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

If you are in the mood for some great Tonkatsu, jump on the train to Meguro and stop by Tonki tonkatsu! Just watching them deep fry the tonkatsu shouldn't be missed!

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Palo Alto, California
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

I began travelling to Tokyo in1978 and was taken to Tonki. It caused a lifelong attraction to Tonkatsu which I cook often. i wnent many times in the next few years and am delighted to read in these other reviews that it is still as great as I knew it. The madam (Okasan) that operated the orders was amazing -... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

We came here on a monday night and the place was busy, mostly locals. We waited approximately 15 minutes before we were seated and got our meal shortly after. The tonkatsu was tasty and came with a cabbage-salad, miso-soup, rice and pickles. Everything was great and it was cool to be able to see the chefs preparing the food.

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Milano, Italia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014 via mobile

Amazing place where you can eat this typical Japanese food. Amazing service, big dishes, nice to eat and nice to see the way the prepare it in front of you. Very reasonable price! A must in Meguro!

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

I first visited Tonki in the early 70's and not much has changed since. The menu, decor and even some of the staff seem to be the same, and this is a good thing if you want to experience a bit of post-war Japan. The tonkatsu (fried pork cutlet) is breaded the old fashion way (no Panko here, just flour)... More

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Lexington, Massachusetts
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35 reviews 35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2013

Tonkatsu is the crown jewel at this place. It was swarmed by locals on a late Sunday night. If you can't speak or read Japanese, this place may be overwhelming, and in all honesty, I don't think you're missing all that much. It took about an hour to snatch a seat at the counter. A bunch of old Japanese guys... More

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013

The last time my family & I ate at Tonki's, it was the year after President Kennedy was assassinated. Ours was a poor family--that of LCMS missionaries, soon to return to the US for the last time. It was a cold Friday evening in November. We arrived in a heavy downpour that had been going on steadily already most of... More

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