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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 1,395 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
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Any
English first
Byron Bay, Australia
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120 reviews 120 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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Contributor
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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65 reviews 65 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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Senior Reviewer
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
14 helpful votes 14 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
101 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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