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Japanese: Fried Food

Tonta


Tonta Overview

Address

3-chōme-17-8 Takada, Toshima City, Tokyo 171-0033

Phone

+81 (0) 3-3989-0296

Access

6 minute walk from Takadanobaba Station (JR Yamanote Line, Seibu Shinjuku Line, Tokyo Metro Tozai Line)

Operating Hours

Sun: Closed
Mon: Closed
Tue: 5:30PM-8:30PM
Wed: 5:30PM-8:30PM
Thur: Closed
Fri: 5:30PM-8:30PM
Sat: 5:30PM-8:30PM

Payment methods

Cash

Tonta Description

Located in Tokyo, Tonta is a renowned restaurant specializing in tonkatsu, a popular Japanese dish consisting of breaded and deep-fried pork cutlets. As one of the selected restaurants in the Tonkatsu Hyakumeiten 2022 (Top 100 Tonkatsu Restaurants 2022), Tonta has established itself as a must-visit destination for tonkatsu enthusiasts.

What sets Tonta apart from other dining establishments is its commitment to quality and attention to detail. Each pork cutlet is meticulously prepared, ensuring a crispy and golden exterior while maintaining a juicy and tender interior. The chefs at Tonta have mastered the art of tonkatsu, delivering a dish that is both satisfying and flavorful.

The menu at Tonta offers a variety of tonkatsu options, allowing diners to choose their preferred cut of pork, such as loin or fillet. Accompanied by a side of cabbage, rice, and miso soup, each tonkatsu set provides a well-rounded and satisfying meal. For those looking for a unique twist, Tonta also offers a cheese-filled tonkatsu option, adding a delightful gooey surprise to the traditional dish.

The restaurant's interior is tastefully decorated, creating a warm and inviting atmosphere for diners. With its cozy seating and attentive staff, Tonta provides a comfortable dining experience that is perfect for both casual meals and special occasions.

Whether you're a tonkatsu aficionado or simply looking to indulge in a delicious Japanese dish, Tonta is the place to be. With its exceptional tonkatsu offerings, impeccable service, and inviting ambiance, Tonta promises a memorable dining experience that will leave you craving for more.

Restaurant Features

Non-smoking

Tonta Reviews

Tonta Google Average Rating

4.5

Tonta Tabelog Average Rating

3.83

5

Google
The wait can be long, but well worth it. The flavors are just right with melt in your mouth pork Katsu.

Highly recommend the place for a one of its kind experience. Pricing is affordable as well

4

Google
The pork cutlet was delicious. We went there pretty late (maybe around 8) but there was a long line outside of the restaurant. The pork was juicy and crispiness was amazing. There was no wetness to the fried cutlet and shrimp. It was perfectly crispy on the outside and juicy in the inside. The soup that they give you is hearty and very delicious. The only reason I didn't give this restaurant a 5 star is because the smell of the oil was too strong. I would definitely give the food itself 5 stars though.

5

Google
5-star tonkatsu! Very few options on the menu allow them to serve very quickly.

I’ve been there twice and ordered 上ヒレ(tenderloin) both times because I just couldn’t get enough of it. I think the 上ロース(loin) is very popular among customers because they completely ran out of it in the end but it’s a bit too fat for my liking.

I personally don’t like tonkatsu sauce but here I don’t have to worry about it because the tonkatsu is also served with sesame on the side. For the sesame — grind it and dip your tonkatsu (pre-squeezed with lemon) in it.

You can also choose from three different kinds of miso soup — tonjiru (pork), wakame (seaweed) and shijimi (corbicula clam). Personally I’d recommend shijimi!
I love the petiteness of this tonkatsu restaurant. It’s probably how they maintain the quality.
**Do remember to check their operation days before going**
**Expect to queue up for about 30 mins or more**

4.5

Tabelog
Translated from Japanese:

Average at time of posting ☆ 3.85 2023/12/27 Weekday Wednesday around 18:20, about 8 people waiting to enter, entered around 19:10, started eating around 19:30. They probably use good meat, good oil, and good frying methods. Stomach heaviness after meals...

4.3

Tabelog
Translated from Japanese:

A rare tonkatsu restaurant that is open at night! ! There is also a history of being selected as bronze! I visited on a weekday at 6:30pm and was able to enter the store in about 40 minutes! When I was lining up, there were people from other countries in front and behind me, and I sat at the counter...

4.3

Tabelog
Translated from Japanese:

I visited my favorite Tonta-san for the first time in a while. I'm glad the owner is doing well! A word to those who like tonkatsu. If you like tonkatsu, you should definitely visit this restaurant. I arrived around 17:00 on a weekday Friday, just in time for the first round...

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