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#1 of 2,460 Restaurants in Meguro
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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
4:00 pm - 10:45 pm
Closed now
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Tue - Sun 4:00 pm - 10:45 pm
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San Pedro, Belize
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Doing one thing and doing it well. This is fabulous tonkatsu at a simple restaurant. I've been going there when I visit Tokyo for about 30 years and it seems like it is the same people - the same great product - all done right in front of you. A warning - this is restaurant that you sit down at... More 

Thank Chip W
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132 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went there with a group of colleagues after work, we picked this place on trip advisor and oh boy it delivered. The tonkatsu itself is fantastic but what is more compelling and engrossing is to see the whole team at work: just that it's worth - the very reasonable - price.

Thank magmaedia
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91 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016 via mobile

You can feel some history about this place when stepping in. The pork cutlet was alright, well seasoned well cooked in a traditional way on a flat iron pan. Not similar to modern tonkatsu with a lot of flaky crumbs. There was a ling queue as people like to sit at counter to see their food being cooked.

Thank thpmm
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64 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2016

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 

3 Thank RussHonolulu
Meguro, Japan
Level Contributor
6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2016

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 

Thank shanenz01
Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 5, 2016

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 

Thank epitomise
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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

Thank Bexxylexxy
Leeds, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 

3 Thank AP1991
Melbourne, Australia
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50 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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 

2 Thank halfnhalf1971
Sydney, Australia
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95 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $29
Japanese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 10:45 pm
4:00 pm - 10:45 pm
4:00 pm - 10:45 pm
4:00 pm - 10:45 pm
4:00 pm - 10:45 pm
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?

Staying in Shibuya / Harajuku / Ebisu

Neighborhood Profile
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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