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Tonki

#1 of 1,723 Restaurants in Meguro
Certificate of Excellence
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Shibuya / Harajuku / Ebisu
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1-1-2 Shimomeguro, Meguro 153-0064, Tokyo Prefecture
+81 3-3491-9928
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night

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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
Local legend in Meguro

Comfortable front counter dining. Great ton katsu, not greasy, they replenish your greens with a smile and nod and you'll happily return. Wait was about 5 minutes on a Wednesday night.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 23, 2015
CabJax58
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Cambridge, Massachusetts
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
  • Families with children
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English first
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Comfortable front counter dining. Great ton katsu, not greasy, they replenish your greens with a smile and nod and you'll happily return. Wait was about 5 minutes on a Wednesday night.

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palo alto, california
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

I heard about Tonki when I was researching for my trip to Japan. As we stayed near Meguro, this was one of the places we wanted to try. The first day we went, the place was closed. Then we tried again a few days later and realized the place is closed on Tuesdays and every 3rd Monday of the month.... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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103 reviews 103 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

We went here with a colleague and glad we did because I was lost on the whole seating process. We walked in, ordered and then sat along the wall until the older gentleman sat us. Service was good and food was delicious. Not sure if it would say "amazing" but still worth checking out when in Meguro.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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47 reviews 47 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Jet lagged & hungry we were a bit daunted by the long queue at the entrance. We had heard so much about the famed pork cutlets that the thought of any kind of delay was a disappointment. Yet the wait itself turned out to be quite entertaining. We watched fascinated as a chef, bent over with age & by experience... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

This is the reason you come to Tokyo. Watching the staff was like watching a ballet. Every move was coordinated and precise. The food was incredibly delicious. A truly life-changing experience.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

This place is very cool, and the tonkatsu is superb. I think the many good reviews here has brought in many gaijin, so they have a small English menu. My recommendation if you are hungry is to order a double size tonkatsu, which I didn't realize was possible until I saw another guys plate with two on it. Also, don't... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

You walk in, get told to sit down and wait. You point at either a lean or fatty katsu option, order a Sapporo and sit until you're told where to perch at the counter. Mesmerised by the efficient clockwork operation (how i imagine the Tokyo train system office to work) your mouth starts to water as katsu moves from being... More 

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Melbourne
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62 reviews 62 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Tonki is closed on Tuesdays. We found out the hard way and almost missed out. But we found ourselves in the neighborhood the following night and I'm so glad we joined the queue of locals. The katsu was served with precision - your choice of pork cut plus rice, miso, shredded cabbage and some pickled cucumber and daikon - presumably... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Tonki restaurant, only 200m from Meguro Station, is a destination as well as a place that serves good food. It serves only tonkatsu with excellent unlimited coleslaw and rice and tea. Often there is a queue. Never fear, the host will know exactly when you came in or where you are in the queue and seat you. The dear stooped... More 

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Tokyo, Japan
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50 reviews 50 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

At Tonkatsu Tonki, you don't just enjoy great pork cutlet, but also the whole show of how "tonkatsu" is prepared and served in a masterly, methodical way. All the staff are long-time experts of what they are doing, and although they are always extremely busy, they are prepared to look after the diners' needs well. I have been going here... More 

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Additional Information about Tonki

Address: 1-1-2 Shimomeguro, Meguro 153-0064, Tokyo Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 3-3491-9928
Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kanto  >  Tokyo Prefecture  >  Tokyo  >  Meguro>  > Shibuya / Harajuku / Ebisu
Average Prices: USD 8 - 24
Cuisine: Japanese

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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 8 - 24
  • Price Range: $ $
  • Cuisine: Japanese

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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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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