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#1 of 2,485 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
16:00 - 22:45
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Tue - Sun 16:00 - 22:45
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56 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank NinaG79Djk
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Was recommended to go here by a friend from Hong Kong who is a foodie. Local spot and around 20 minute train ride from Shibuya. Looks family run and oldest guy (90years old at least) is still on the line cutting up our Katsu. Menu is simple and great value for the food. Definitely going back here when I go... More 

Thank Jordan R
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

My 2nd visit to Tonki. 1st one was way back in 2009. We sat at level 1 facing the chefs at work. Katsu was crispy, delicious and not oily. 2nd visit was around first week of Jan. Level 1 was filled, we were seated at level 2. Food was still delicious but oily. The service there was 👍🏽 very good.... More 

1 Thank LulaLulaa
Oakland, California
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69 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

Hungry and tired, we took a train out here from our place in Hamamatsucho. My boyfriend hadn't been here since his first trip to Tokyo more than 10 years ago, so expectations were high. The place was decently busy for a weeknight. It seemed like we were the only tourists, and the U-shaped counters gave locals the full spectacle of... More 

Thank Kristen L
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 9 January 2017 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!!

Thank RajSharan
Cairns, Australia
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46 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 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 

Thank mikaelabull
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 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 

1 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 2 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.

Thank H H
Charlotte, North Carolina
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125 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 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.

Thank Alicia K
London, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 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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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
US$9 - US$27
Japanese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
16:00 - 22:45
16:00 - 22:45
16:00 - 22:45
16:00 - 22:45
16:00 - 22:45
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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  • 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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