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Tonki

#1 of 1,725 Restaurants in Meguro
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1-1-2 Shimomeguro, Meguro 153-0064, Tokyo Prefecture
+81 3-3491-9928
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Must go for tonkatu lovers

This place has been here for ages. And I think it's a must go for a tourist. The queue might be very long but the experience is so worth it. You can just enjoy looking at all the ojisans making tonkatu while you wait. You can go there alone or with friends. Just a very welcoming environment. I... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
Mayohater
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Tokyo, Japan
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
  • Families with children
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Tokyo, Japan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

This place has been here for ages. And I think it's a must go for a tourist. The queue might be very long but the experience is so worth it. You can just enjoy looking at all the ojisans making tonkatu while you wait. You can go there alone or with friends. Just a very welcoming environment. I recommend visiting... More 

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Tokyo, Japan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Food was good. The presentation...SUPERB! The whole preparation was like watching a show. The staff would take your order as soon as you enter and would ask you to wait. We waited for maybe 40 mins before we were seated. There were about at least 50 people at the time, and the staff could remember each person's order. My friend... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

I was staying in Meguro and noticed this shop on my walk to to the Yamanote line. It's off a side street near the pachinko parlor, and not terribly well marked, and certainly no English signs. When you enter, they seat you in a queue. I waited approximately 15 minutes indoors at 7pm, seated. They take your order of either... More 

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Tokyo Prefecture, Japan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Tonki is a popular tonkatsu (fried breaded pork) restaurant near Meguro station. Expect to wait in line at busy times. There's counter service downstairs and tables upstairs. No English signage outside, so it's a little hard for foreigners to identify. But a basic English menu is available. The choice is limited to a few different cuts of pork. I didn't... More 

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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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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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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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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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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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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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: Large groups, Romantic, 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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