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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 1,404 Restaurants in Meguro
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $9 - $28
Cuisines: Japanese
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups
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English first
Irvine, California
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144 reviews 144 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

I understand the place has a history and is been there probably before I was born. The line is still long and the menu is very limited. they are known for their tonkatsu but maybe I am being harsh just because I still think Maisen still the best in Tokyo. They double dip the batter on to the pork, but... More

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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149 reviews 149 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Been there few times. As a non deep fried food eater, I can be there and enjoy as they use fine oil - literary not greasy feel... I called it light refined oil... Food is made right girl me and I usually have Tonkatsu sauce on side - as needed...

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Singapore, Singapore
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20 reviews 20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014 via mobile

While of us enjoy some kind of deep fried food like fried chicken wings, French fries, tempura and many others, I am not one of those who enjoy such food. However, I decided to try Tonki because it was near my hotel and I was told by my Japanese colleagues that it is one of the best value for money... More

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Thame, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

It's a simple format that I've not seen replicated anywhere else in the world. But it produces one of the best dining experiences I've ever had. It's always popular, you have to wait for a seat at the large counter that surrounds the central kitchen area on three sides. Waiting stimulates your appetite, as you watch the skilled craft of... More

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London, United Kingdom
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110 reviews 110 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

This tonkatsu place in Meguro is legendary amongst local and tourists alike. Every night for dinner, be ready to wait in line for around 40 minutes at least (they don't take reservations, of course). But it will be absolutely worth it. Just sit back, relax and watch the masters at work. The spotless kitchen (you won't see a crumb on... More

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Byron Bay, Australia
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121 reviews 121 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Evident by the locals that will queue up for a seat around the cooking counter, this is a restaurant you will keep going back to, we went there three times in ten days. Only three items to select from, all pork, deep fried in huge cooking barrels, it's worth waiting your turn to eat here

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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

This place was a bit tricky to find as you get in via sliding white doors to the left of some stairs that lead to another restaurant. (I didn't realize it wasn't windows but a door!) The reviews really were spot on, a unique dining experience in Japan where you walk in, tell the chef if you want a Hitotsu... More

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Barcelona, Spain
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66 reviews 66 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

This is a great place to try Tonkatsu. It was delicious, full of Japanese. You can watch all the staff working and they are very friendly to foreigners. Highly recommended.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

This is a very slick restaurant. Your order is taken as you get in and you are asked to wait. When your food is ready - or when the owner decides to seat you you are directed to a place at the counter. The pork was as described by many. It was delicious and the attentive staff will top you... More

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Dallas, Texas
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25 reviews 25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

......then Tonki should be it. A family run enterprise with multiple generations working. I prefer the filet katsu because I don't like the extra fat on the rosu katsu. They use a different breading than the usual panko in other tonkastu places, which makes their katsu unique. Walk in, take a seat on the bench by the wall (there will... More

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Additional Information about Tonki

Address: 1-1-2 Shimomeguro, Meguro, Tokyo Prefecture 153-0064, Japan
Phone Number: +81 3-3491-9928
Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kanto  >  Tokyo Prefecture  >  Tokyo  >  Meguro
Average Prices: USD 9 - 28
Cuisine: Japanese

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