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Tonki

#1 of 1,830 Restaurants in Meguro
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Neighborhood:
Shibuya / Harajuku / Ebisu
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1-1-2 Shimomeguro, Meguro 153-0064, Tokyo Prefecture
+81 3-3491-9928
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4:00 pm - 10:45 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 4:00 pm - 10:45 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 129
    Excellent
  • 63
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 1
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  • 0
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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
They do one thing and the one thing is superb

You want tonkatsu? This is the place It is spread over two floors. The first floor has an open kitchen setting and upstairs is more traditional tables Basically lean pork or fatty pork. The batter is perfect, the oil they deep fry it in has been perfected through the years. And they also... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 25, 2015
Eddy L
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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60 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015 via mobile

You want tonkatsu? This is the place It is spread over two floors. The first floor has an open kitchen setting and upstairs is more traditional tables Basically lean pork or fatty pork. The batter is perfect, the oil they deep fry it in has been perfected through the years. And they also offer unlimited cabbage and rice I have... More 

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Thank Eddy L
San Francisco, California, United States
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

When you walk in, if you look foreign, you will be handed a menu with two options. The staff will stare at you until you decide. Basically it's either the fatty pork cutlet or the lean pork cutlet. Once you decide you'll be seated at a wooden bar that surrounds the open kitchen. If you like to watch your meal... More 

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Thank Princess T
Singapore, Singapore
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101 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015 via mobile

Tonki is a place where you should expect to queue. They do not take reservations. food wise the portions are large and they offer free flow of cabbage and rice. Decent tonkatsu The best part of the restaurant would be that if you are seated on the first floor, you are able to watch the masters oversee the chefs in... More 

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Thank hangjh
Portland, Oregon
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

They serve one thing here; tonkatsu. There are two choices fatty or lean pork. Also, it comes with my favorite side, shredded cabbage and ponzu sauce. As should be expected with a family business that specializes, they have perfected tonkatsu. I was there in Feb 2012, not Feb 2015. I can't select 2012 below. It was good enough to leave... More 

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2 Thank Jeff_A_PDX
Mississauga, Canada
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76 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Tonkatsu comes in a set with rice and miso soup. You sit in this huge "U" Shape bar with chefs in front of you. Must visit.

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1 Thank Villagemayor
Tokyo, Japan
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015 via mobile

Tonki has an amazing Tonkatsu , There is an option that calls hire katsu , basically means that this katsu has no fat , so is just the meat , even is deep fried is not oily at all and super tasty , service is also very good . Top katsu in Tokyo for sure .

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1 Thank Diego A
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015 via mobile

Relax, cool, trendy place to go for chilled informal traditional Japanese food. Sit at bar or on table for four. Attentive staff,friendly engaging. Well worth a visit.....booking a must:-D

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2 Thank tice959
Adelaide, Australia
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015 via mobile

Quick and attentive service. They sit you down along a bench where you can watch the cooks which is always interesting. The food delivery was rapid and it was really tasty. They were quick to refill your coleslaw and tea. The best tonkatsu i had while in Japan.

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1 Thank CMTH1123
Penang
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

Our Japanese friend took us to Tonki Tonkatsu and this was the best ever tonkatsu I've eaten. The skin was crispy and the pork was so juicy. The miso soup has lard in it and it is so delicious. The cabbage was finely cut and was so crispy. We could refill rice, cabbage, miso soup and green tea as well.... More 

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1 Thank carina15
Yokohama, Japan
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015 via mobile

Visited at Tonki(pork cutlet) for the first time.one of my friends took me there. The staff was very Genki and attentive. enjoyed eating at the counter.should have take pictures.

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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>  > Shibuya / Harajuku / Ebisu
  • Neighborhood: Shibuya / Harajuku / Ebisu
  • Phone Number: +81 3-3491-9928

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 9 - 26
  • Cuisine: Japanese, Asian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 10:45 pm
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 10:45 pm
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 10:45 pm
Thursday
4:00 pm - 10:45 pm
Friday
4:00 pm - 10:45 pm
Saturday
4:00 pm - 10:45 pm

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

Staying in Shibuya / Harajuku / Ebisu

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Shibuya / Harajuku / Ebisu
There are countless opportunities to shop in the Shibuya and Harajuku districts, especially in shops that focus on Japan's "Kawaii" culture. The trendiest areas are around Shibuya’s Center district, Harajuku's Takeshita-dori and in Omotesando. If you need to recharge from all the shopping, you can easily refresh yourself in Meiji Jingu or Sasaki Park. In contrast, Ebisu has a more grown up ambiance of calm and cool. At the Museum of Yebisu Beer you can learn about the beer that was responsible for the town’s name, and enjoy dining at the popular noodle shops in the surrounding area.
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