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Tonki

#1 of 2,473 Restaurants in Meguro
Certificate of Excellence
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Neighbourhood:
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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Sunday
Closed
Hours:
Tue - Sun 16:00 - 22:45
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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you like tonkatsu (fried pork cutler) or just want to try it once, this is the spot. We waited 30 minutes... and it smells like fried food inside so bear through that. You'll be rewarded with awesomely delicious not too greasy tonkatsu. Won't make you feel gross after. Beware, the mustard sauce is spicy!!

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Thank RajSharan
Cairns, Australia
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46 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Tonkin was a perfect place on a cold rainy night. Get there early as you will wait for some time, but don't stress it's totally worth it! Very short walk from the JR line. Excellent food with an English menu. We were the only English speakers in the restaurant so it's a great local place too. Very friendly service and... More 

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singapore
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

Tonki is a short walk from the Meguro subway station. Part the curtains at the door and enter a clean, large, brightly lit hall with a large U-shaped wooden table. There are chairs on the outer side of this U, as well as along the wall on the right for waiting. The cooks prepare the food in the inner side... More 

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Thank kpl_99
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

This is simply the best tonkatsu place in Tokyo (that I know of) - and it was recommended to me by both locals and expats. A must visit for any trip to Tokyo, next to Meguro station.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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125 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

I've been to this restaurant since I was little and still same people work here until this day. They cook the tonkatsu front of you and rice, soup and cabbage is unlimited. People do line up to eat, so better to go little earlier than dinner time to avoid waiting in line. If not, you can sit upstairs without waiting.

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Thank Alicia K
London, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

Visited here after multiple online recommendations and a personal recommendation from a friend who lives in Tokyo. It seems it's extremely popular amongst locals and tourists alike and we can see why. There'll be a wait but it is most definitely worth it. After 20 mins or so we were seat and served the most delicious pork katsu ever. The... More 

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Sydmey
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Yes there will be a queue but it's worth the wait. This place does two dishes - pork and chicken tomatsu but is know for its pork. The meal was simple but extremely tasty!

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Wellingborough, United Kingdom
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1,292 reviews
621 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 825 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

A friend and business associate of mine who has been coming to "Tonkatsu Tonki" for the past 40 years... Located a few steps from the main road down the hill from Meguro station, you will see the entrance to "Tonkatsu Tonki" (no English sign but look at my photo of entrance). 'Tonki' was founded in 1939, and through its history... More 

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Thank Roberts69
San Pedro, Belize
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

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 

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Thank Chip W
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139 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

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.

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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$ 26
Cuisine
Japanese, Asian
Meals
Lunch, 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>  > Shibuya / Harajuku / Ebisu
  • Neighbourhood: Shibuya / Harajuku / Ebisu
  • Phone Number: +81 3-3491-9928

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

Staying in Shibuya / Harajuku / Ebisu

Neighbourhood 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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