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Tonki

#1 of 1,731 Restaurants in Meguro
Certificate of Excellence
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Neighborhood:
Shinagawa / Gotanda
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1-1-2 Shimomeguro, Meguro 153-0064, Tokyo Prefecture
+81 3-3491-9928
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Dining options: Late Night
Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Large groups
Late Night

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  • 65
    Excellent
  • 33
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Delicious, entertaining, worth the wait.

As the other reviews mention, this place is a short walk from Meguro JR (next to the Pachinko place if you're struggling to find it.) Invariably a sizeable queue, but -and this goes for all of Tokyo- this usually signifies great food and/or value for money. You order as soon as you join the queue... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 6, 2015
shaunsanderson
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Late Night
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108 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

As the other reviews mention, this place is a short walk from Meguro JR (next to the Pachinko place if you're struggling to find it.) Invariably a sizeable queue, but -and this goes for all of Tokyo- this usually signifies great food and/or value for money. You order as soon as you join the queue from a severe guy that... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
176 helpful votes 176 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

We visited Tonki for our last meal in Tokyo and it was a really interesting tonkatsu experience. After a 2 minute walk from the west exit of JR Meguro station, we were in the queue for seats. The queue seemed long, though it took no more than 20 minutes to be seated. Staff took our order whilst in the queue... More 

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Hong Kong
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Great restaurant when you sit around to watch the chefs making your Tonkatsu meal. I like to visit this restaurant when I am in Tokyo . 2 minutes walk from Meguro Station . Great experience !

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Montreal
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68 reviews 68 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

This amazing operation just two minutes from Meguro Station is well worth the visit. The restaurant has no private tables. Picture instead a large open, ground floor space with a large C-shaped counter off one side. Facing the backs of the diners on two of the three sides are an expectant row of customers on benches eyeing the progress of... More 

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Lisbon
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51 reviews 51 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

I went several times to Tonki. It's the best tonkatsu I ever tasted. And the place is like a ritual place with all the kitchen cookers in a choreography in their tasks. Well served and so good!

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Tokyo, Japan
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

If you want to try tonkatsu then check this place out! The line is usually ridiculously long, but if you can handle a late dinner, when we went at 10:20 we only had to wait 5 minutes. Not sure I would wait for the line as its not the most amazing meal you can get in tokyo, and you can... More 

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Paris, France
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

If you visit Tokyo and want to try all japanese food,you have to try a Tonkatsu and especially this place. It's really basic:fried tender pork rice and raw cabbage with a plum dressing but it's just so tasty!less is more... It's very famous so be patient and wait,it goes fast and they are very nice.

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Dumaguete City, Philippines
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114 reviews 114 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

We purposely went to this tonkatsu resto near the West exit of JR Meguro station because a friend shared its good reviews after knowing that our kids would like to eat tonkatsu. Very friendly service and fun to see their chefs making tonkatsu right before you but their tonkatsu is definitely over rated. Not bad but below our expectation, maybe... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014 via mobile

For tonkatsu lovers, visiting this restaurant is like pilgrimage. They serve with passion, with love. You will see a few elderly men frying, cutting, dressing the meat with all their hearts. No wonder diners keep coming back once they try once. Location is just 100 m from Meguro station.

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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

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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1-1-2 Shimomeguro, Meguro 153-0064, Tokyo Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kanto  >  Tokyo Prefecture  >  Tokyo  >  Meguro>  > Shinagawa / Gotanda
  • Neighborhood: Shinagawa / Gotanda
  • Phone Number: +81 3-3491-9928

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 25
  • Cuisine: Japanese

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?