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Tonki

#1 of 1,711 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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Visitor rating
  • 80
    Excellent
  • 38
    Very good
  • 11
    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
Cool place with a speciality on the menu

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 16, 2015
James M
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
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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
17 helpful votes 17 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
22 helpful votes 22 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
8 helpful votes 8 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
31 helpful votes 31 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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Singapore, Singapore
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73 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

One of the thing that put me off whenever i want to eat tonkatsu is you'll get over eat and so full thanks to the fatty meat and its deep fried. But in tonki, you don't feel that way, meat is lean and not oily. Services are awesome and you can see how dedicated of each person in their own... More 

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San Rafael
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3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Loved the whole dining experience at Tonki Tonkatsu. Good mix of regulars and tourists so you know the food is appreciated by all. Seating is around an elongated U shaped counter with nice lighting so you see all the action. The cooks are wearing chef whites and expertly dredging, frying, and slicing the tonkatsu before your eyes. Service is friendly... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

in short, what a fabulous dining experience, despite my preference for the modern, thickly breaded version... the smell emanating from the inside of the restaurant to the outside is wonderful!

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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28 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

The tonkatsu here were tender and moist. I am surprised of very little oiliness on the pork and on the bread crumb coating. The meat is whole piece of pork sirloin and firm with slight layer of fat. The original pork taste were maintained although the meat were fried. The soup provided is delicious as well. The Japanese are very... More 

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New York City, New York
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126 reviews 126 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

This place serves very good tonkatsu and was well worth the trip our last time in Tokyo. The chefs are very entertaining to watch, and how they keep track of the line is pretty amazing. It's a real "Japanese" experience--the quiet hush in the restaurant is a marvel. And, yes, it's a great value. We had a nice time and... 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>  > Shibuya / Harajuku / Ebisu
  • Neighborhood: Shibuya / Harajuku / Ebisu
  • Phone Number: +81 3-3491-9928

Price and Cuisine

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

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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

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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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