Tonki/Ginza “The katsudon made by the master of Ginza is superb!

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Tonki (Chuo-ku, Tokyo)
Ginza, Yurakucho/Tonkatsu/Katsudon

It is a rare gem that allows you to finish the dish with the same sensation as the first bite, without feeling the fatty taste of katsudon.
Lunch: ¥1,000~¥1,999 Dinner: ¥1,000~¥1,999

There are two famous katsudon restaurants in Ginza.
One of them is Tonki in Ginza 6-chome, a long-established tonkatsu restaurant that has been satisfying the stomachs of tonkatsu-loving businessmen in the Ginza area for over 40 years.
In this report, I would like to introduce Tonki, a Tonkatsu restaurant that has a deep emotional attachment for me.
For business hours, holidays, and reviews, please refer to the Google map at the bottom of this page.

A memorable restaurant brought to me by my boss.

I remember the first time I visited Tonkatsu was around 2003.
My boss at work took me there and said, “Let’s go to a restaurant that serves delicious katsudon!
I was so shocked by the deliciousness of the food that I began to visit the restaurant on a regular basis.

The owner is a chef considered a master of Ginza

Tonki” became a hot topic in 2021 when it was selected as one of the “100 Best Tonkatsu Restaurants” by a major gourmet food website.
However, for those who have known Tonki for a long time, it was a bit of a surprise.
It was a well-known and well-known restaurant among tonkatsu lovers.
It has been a long time ago, but it was introduced as a “master of the town” in a popular TV program with Masaaki Sakai as the MC.
This restaurant has no official website or Instagram, so it may have become a hidden gem in today’s age of Internet searches.
The other day, I went to “Tonki” for the first time in a while, and it was still crowded with many businessmen as it used to be.

Walking down the dark stairs to the basement, you will find the entrance to Tonki.
On this day, I ordered the “special fin rice bowl set meal” (1,530 yen).
When I was younger, I could only order from the cheap menu, but recently I have been able to order from the slightly higher-ranked menu (menu as of June 2022).

A traditional-style katsudon topped with a slightly sweetened sauce!

At a quick glance, this katsudon may look like a random pork cutlet on top of rice, but it is actually very deep.
The pork used is Hiraboku Sangenbuta from Hirata Farm, but it does not look or feel outstanding. But the katsudon at Tonki is good, very good anyway.
The rice is well coated with a slightly sweet dipping sauce, and it goes down much easier than it looks.
I think katsudon is a very heavy food, but the katsudon here does not make you feel that way at all.
In a sense, it is a rare katsudon that you can finish until the very end with the same sensation as the first bite.
I was reminded of the fact that this katsudon fits my taste just right after visiting the restaurant for the first time in a while.

As you may be able to tell from the close-up images, the onions and eggs are cooked just right. The rice soaked in the sauce also whets the appetite.
We hope that many of you will try this excellent katsudon made by the master of tonkatsu in Ginza.

A variety of menu items other than tonkatsu are also available!

The menu other than katsudon and tonkatsu is also wonderfully delicious.
The picture below is the mixed fried set meal, and the croquette in it grabbed my heart.
When I come to this restaurant, I really can’t decide what to have.

Access, Reviews

For directions, hours of operation, holidays, reviews, and more for Tonki, see the Google map below.

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