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Tonki

#1 of 2,477 Restaurants in Meguro
Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
Neighbourhood:
Shinagawa / Gotanda
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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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Today
16:00 - 22:45
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Tue - Sun 16:00 - 22:45
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Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo, Japan
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

No idea why this place is popular, tonkatsu is good but somehow different from the usual tonkatsu, this comes from the crust around. Service is just ok, cabbage refill is possible, but rice is not. I would definitely recommend to visit another place nearby : taiho. Price is half and atmosphere more authentic.

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Thank Jmaum
Twickenham, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First visited in 1978 and the service, atmosphere and quality of food is just as good. The restaurant has been refurbished since my last visit in 2005. So good that we had a takeaway portion to use for tonkatsu sando the next day. Highly recommended

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Thank Bobsilverfox77
Oahu's Windward Coast, Hawaii
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49 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went there to eat tonkatsu, but came out full and wonderfully satisfied by the fried pork cutlet (tender and not oily at all), finely chopped cabbage, wonderful rice, pickled vegetables and a pork based miso soup. What was amazing however was how the workers organized. A wonderfully sweet gentleman took our order as we entered. He wrote notes on... More 

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Thank KailuaGranny
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6 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are in the neighborhood and you are up to for some Tonkatsu you should come here. I loved watching these 4 older guys (grandpas) doing their magic.

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Thank Dalibor M
Copenhagen, Denmark
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Specialized Tonkatsu restaurant with excellent quality and taste. The menu is deep fried pork only, but at excellent quality and expertly prepared. Diners can watch the cooking action and see their food being prepared - this alone would be worth a visit, as the kitchen is always busy and the cooperation between staff is perfect. Customers should be prepared to... More 

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Thank greyshade007
Hinckley, United Kingdom
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439 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 164 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a small restaurant with only two items on the menu. You enter and sit down and wait until you are shown to your part of the table which surrounds where the food is cooked. It is fascinating to watch the preparation and is called to tongatsu - deep fried pork loin The place is recommended by Lonely Planet,... More 

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Thank Sue K
Seattle, Wa
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80 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Go early to snag a spot downstairs to catch all the tonkatsu action. Just be prepared to smell like what you eat. There are three set menus, we didn't get the English version. We just pointed to the 1st and 2nd choices. Ask for seconds of the cabbage and soup, made of pork broth. Oh so good!

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Thank PickyPeggy
Puyallup, Washington
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37 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

They only do two menu items but they do it so well! Pork loin and pork fillet,deep fried. Watching the preparation is half the fun.

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Thank Jon A
tokyo
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821 reviews
255 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017

This eatery opens for dinner only and opens at 4pm. By 4:30 pm people are queuing up. The menu choices are limited, beer and sake are available. There are two floors. Sit at the 1F counter style area if you can to watch the cooking action, although I am not sure you can reserve for that. The 2F area includes... More 

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1 Thank warren D
london
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56 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017

Tonki has beeen here for years. It's a wonderful restaurant serving authentic Tonkatsu. The lines to get in every night testify to this!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$9 - US$27
Cuisine
Japanese, Asian
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
16:00 - 22:45
Tuesday
16:00 - 22:45
Wednesday
16:00 - 22:45
Thursday
16:00 - 22:45
Friday
16:00 - 22:45
Saturday
16:00 - 22:45
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1-1-2 Shimomeguro, Meguro 153-0064, Tokyo Prefecture
  • Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kanto  >  Tokyo Prefecture  >  Tokyo  >  Meguro>  > Shinagawa / Gotanda
  • Neighbourhood: Shinagawa / Gotanda
  • Phone Number: +81 3-3491-9928

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

Staying in Shinagawa / Gotanda

Neighbourhood Profile
Shinagawa / Gotanda
In Shinagawa, an office district shares space with luxury residential buildings and the scene is constantly changing with rapid development. Ikedayama park and Togoshi park are great places to see beautiful traditional Japanese gardens with ponds, as well as enjoy the changing seasons. Shinagawa was a post and a port town during the Edo era and the lavish old Shinto shrines and Buddhist temples at Shinagawa and Ebara are very popular. It's a great place to get in touch with the old Edo atmosphere on a pleasure boat cruising along the canal. The neighboring area around Gotanda station is a study in modern contrasts filled with unique restaurants and a lively nightlife.
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