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Tonki Tonkatsu: The Quintessential Tonkatsu Experience

Hop on the Yamanote Line and get off at Meguro Station, from there, Tonki is just a short 5-minute (or less) walk. This is where you go if you what the classic Tokyo tonkatsu experience. The old wooden doors set the tone for this two-story restaurant that has been serving the deep fried delicacy since 1939.

They’ve got two options on the menu, the rohsu (fatty pork) or hire (lean) tonkatsu. The rohsu is the more popular option, and the one that I tried.

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Tonki, as you can tell, is very popular. The first floor is often filled with guests (see featured photo above), and there is usually a line headed up to the second floor…

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We scored a private room…

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And this is what we waited for.

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But of course, the tonkatsu is the main attraction at Tonki.

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