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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 1,384 restaurants in Meguro
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $29
Cuisines: Japanese
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Any
English first
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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Singapore, Singapore
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

After waiting for about 30 minutes for a counter seat (on the first floor - which is where the action is), we waited with bated breaths for our Tonkatsu meal to arrive. We ordered Rosu Katsu (Fatty pork fillet), and I told my wife after the artery-clogging meal that if I were to die then, I'd have died a happy... More

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YVR
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150 reviews 150 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

Tonki - been open for 73 years. Only tonkatsu, 3 menu items, 3 drinks, pork filet, pork filet with fat, port skewer with onions. Apparently, almost everyone order the filet, no fat. Crispy breeding, tender juicy pork. You get to wait, order, eat, leave, no lingering. There is 12 of them working the cooking, almost silent, all you hear is... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

The Concierge at the Prince Sakura Tower in Shinagawa recommended this restaurant to us when we asked for good tonkatsu, a favorite of ours. It is easy to find - Just exit the Meguro train station for the Meguro Dori , walk right and take the first right. Tonki has a glass front with fabric noren / curtains over the... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

Cook this one meal to perfection, lovely and welcoming and fascinating to watch the scientific cooking process at work. We went here on our first night in Japan and had a couple more tonkatsu meals but none of them measured up to Tonki!

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Manila, Philippines
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11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

We tried this place bec it was listed as one of the places to eat. It is towards the right side when you exit the metro & 2 doors behind the pachinco center there. As usual, the place is written in japanese & we just based it on the address written. As we feared there was a line we got... More

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Tokyo
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18 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

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
18 helpful votes 18 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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