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Tonki

#1 of 2,425 Restaurants in Meguro
Certificate of Excellence
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Neighborhood:
Shibuya / Harajuku / Ebisu
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1-1-2 Shimomeguro, Meguro 153-0064, Tokyo Prefecture
Name/address in local language
+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
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Honolulu
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58 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We read many good reviews of Tonki, but were disappointed with the experience. We entered the restaurant and waited approximately 35 minutes before being seated at the counter. The lady at the counter set up our dinner settings and we waited a little while more for the dinner platters. During the meal, one of the male servers took my rice... More 

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1 Thank RussHonolulu
Meguro, Japan
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The best Tonkatsu ive ever had in Japan! Restaurant setting is awesome, you can watch the chefs prepare everything! Chefs are very friendly and efficient! Food is delicious, fresh and ready in no time! I also recommend the beer always cold and the great addition to wash down your meal! Highly recommend! English menu for non japanese speakers also! be... More 

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Thank shanenz01
Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The beginning of my Tokyo tonkatsu experiences. Simple, quick, and delicious, I am now hooked on tonkatsu. Though the food was great, my favourite part of my experience was the service. I don't speak Japanese, but the chefs didn't seem to mind. They were kind and welcoming, and I loved sitting at the bar watching them work. It was like... More 

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Thank epitomise
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

Little out of the way but worth the visit, we had 2 Tonkatsu with a beer and soft drink for just under 5000yen. A definite must eat if in Meguro

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2016 via mobile

Showed up around 2100 on a Thursday & had to queue (indoors, seated) for about 15 mins. The food was delicious, the restaurant itself light & airy (you all sit around the kitchen space where each chef is dedicated to 1 part of the meal: salad / rice / miso / meat). Portion size is great, you leave full but... More 

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2 Thank AP1991
Melbourne, Australia
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51 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016 via mobile

I have wanted to visit Tonki for quite some time and finally managed a late evening visit with just a short wait. Watching there preparation was enjoyable, especially the guy working the tonkatsu with bare hands time after time. He must have skin of steel! Having said that, the propose was the tonkatsu and it was soooooooo disappointing. The pork... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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95 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016

This is food theatre. They serve one class of food: tonkatsu, which is deep-fried pork cutlet, served with rice, shredded cabbage and pickles (maybe miso soup too, I can't remember). You have a limited choice of pork cuts. The reason you would come to this restaurant is because you like this dish and you like mingling with people. The restaurant... More 

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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

We were the only Westerners herem which is always a good sign, and though we waited about 35 mins in a (seated) queue of about 50 people, the way the man in charge finessed the line was impressive - constantly scanning from his central position behind the eating bar, to see whether a couple was almost done and leaving the... More 

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Thank laura j
Kamakura, Japan
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2016

Such a vast operation with a long counter that seats 40 to 50 then, waiting around 30. Still am in awe of the order taker who takes our order, seats us writing on his small note pad...if someone has figured it out, let me know! FUN PLACE!

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Thank Amy H
Tokyo, Japan
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2016

I come here several times a year and while some may argue it's not as good as other places, very few people who eat at Tonki walk away disappointed. It's an institution that continues to command long queues for a reason. They do their version of tonkatsu very well and have been doing it for decades. And even beyond the... More 

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Restaurant Details

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
Average prices
$9 - $28
Cuisine
Japanese, Asian
Meals
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Dining on a budget, Families with children
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
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

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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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