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About Tonkotsu

Welcome to Tonkotsu Bar & Ramen

Our restaurant Tonkotsu is named after the lip-smacking, creamy ramen typical in Kyushu, Japan’s southern-most island, but found all over Japan. Tonkotsu ramen’s smooth, silky consistency is created by cooking pork bones for up to 18 hours, which allows collagen and other porky goodness to be emulsified into the stock.

4 Canvey Street
London, SE1 9AN
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Japanese

Hours of Operation:

Monday - Friday: 5:30pm - 9pm
Saturday: 12pm - 9pm

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
£25 and under

Payment Options:
MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
020 7928 2228

Website:
http://www.tonkotsu.co.uk/page/home

Tonkotsu Ratings and Reviews

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Overall rating

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food

4.0

service

4.1

ambience

3.9

value

3.9

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Quiet

91% would recommend it to a friend

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 (London)·Dined on 16 December 2017

Was already familiar with this chain but never tried this branch off the beaten track. Such a pleasant surprise. Great ramen as expected but without the queue for a table. Service was simply excellent - waiter advised on wines too (becoming a rarity in more luxurious restaurants). Recommended!

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (London)·Dined on 9 December 2017

So delicious! Had a lovely evening with friends, left very full and happy!

Tags: Comfort Food, Casual, Authentic, Fun
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 (London)·Dined on 4 March 2017

Amazing handmade ramen dish! 100% recomended. Amber Japanese beer is very good as well ( caramel flavour ).

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 (London)·Dined on 15 May 2012

Lovely food and excellent, friendly service at Tsuru Bankside. It's becoming a regular for me.

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 (London)·Dined on 24 April 2012

At Tsuru - Bankside, the food was lovely, particularly the wonderful mochi. Service was excellent and friendly.

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vip
 (London)·Dined on 14 January 2012

Excellent service and great food - we thoroughly enjoyed it

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 (London)·Dined on 22 July 2011

Booked Tsuru in Bankside for a quick meal before heading off to the watch a play at the Globe. We were seated quickly and the service was attentive. We went for a selection of the sushi platters and the Katsu chicken curry. All tasted fresh and overall very good. Would recommend.

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 (London)·Dined on 23 July 2010

Tsuru is the perfect place for dinner after work. Service was quick and friendly and the food was fresh and delicious - we had the Salmon Teriyaki and Chicken Katsu Curry, followed by the green tea and black sesame ice cream mochi. Definitely recommend the mochi! Prices are very reasonable too. Will be back again for our Japanese fix.

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 (London)·Dined on 16 July 2010

We really enjoyed our dinner at Tsuru, London. The sushi was fresh and the staff helpful and informative. We started with tempura prawns which were lovely and light. Shared a salmon and avocado roll with a sashimi mixed plate - more than enough for a light dinner for two. Unfortunately they only had one type of sake left (on a Friday night?) but this was nice. Free bowl of wasabi peas and all the condiments you needed made a return visit likely.

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vip
 (London)·Dined on 28 May 2010

Tsuru Bankside - very nice (and inexpensive) japanese food, friendly service in a cool/ minimalist setting.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on 30 March 2010

A beautffully intimate venue, but very relaxed. Very friendly staff. And the food was fresh and delicious. I'd definitely go back!

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 (London)·Dined on 13 November 2009

Tsure is a lovely little cafe/restaurant. I would definitely go again. Had sushi AND katsu curry - both were utterly delicious. I thoroughly recommend.

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 (London)·Dined on 3 October 2009

This place is an absolute gem. Very relaxed and food to die for. The standard of Sushi reflects a significantly larger bill than you will receive, the line caught Tuna and amazing Sea Bass are the main reasons we are about to walk through the door again. Thoroughly recommended to all.

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·Dined on 10 November 2017

They were unaware of our booking, which was made through open table

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 (London)·Dined on 29 July 2017

Tonkotsu Ramen are a solid option. We tried some of the starters too and they were very good!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Quick Bite, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch
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 (London)·Dined on 1 March 2017

Food was as good as other Tonkotsu outlets, although the atmosphere is a little cold.

Tags: Quick Bite
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 (London)·Dined on 10 February 2017

Very quiet for a Friday night. Not much choice for food (mainly ramen) but they were lovely and perfect for a cold winter evening. Would be good if the chicken kastu curry can be extended for dinner.

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 (London)·Dined on 29 November 2016

Great standard - and genuine in terms of similarity to Ramen in Japan! The only downside was there was an unpleasant smell of grease - which I'd expect at fast food places, not a restaurant.

Tags: Casual, Outstanding Value
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 (London)·Dined on 25 October 2014

Their food is really nice, and so as the service. It is not really that expensive, but eat-in is quite a rip-off. Take away will be much better.

Tags: Afternoon Tea
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 (London)·Dined on 22 February 2014

Took our 3 children for a Sat night treat. Heart sank when we arrived and the place was empty and looked closed. But the waitress was exceptional, made us feel really welcome, especially the children. Food was well prepared, prompt and there was enough of it. Although we arrived early it stayed fairly empty all evening. But the friendly service made this a real winner for the family.
Suspect it's location makes this place a better visit for an informal weekday lunch.

Tags: Kid-friendly
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 (London)·Dined on 22 November 2013

The food was pretty good and I couldn't fault the service. The size of the restaurant certainly makes it more of a business/friendly lunch type of place rather than a dinner place (seating arrangement had high stools and benchlike tables), but regardless of that, the food was pretty good, and great value!

The only other thing I could say is that it was rather quiet when I went (it was only us there at 7pm!) but it picked up a little bit a little later on.

Tags: Business Meals, Great for Brunch
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 (London)·Dined on 5 October 2013

We went for the curry option here, which was really tasty and plentiful. To start we had octopus dumplings, which were also great and i was really impressed when the manager came out and apologized for the delay to the starter (which wasn't really delayed anyway) and explained that the chef wasn't happy with his first attempt so he was doing them again.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (London)·Dined on 28 September 2013

food is very good value for money but location is difficult to find

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (London)·Dined on 5 September 2013

I went there and had a curry katsu pork rice and mochi ice cream. The highlight was the curry, it had a very nice velvety texture with a bit of spicyness. The carrots and potatoes were cooked till they were soft but i could still bite into them. Those were perfect for me. However, the pork katsu batter was not as crispy as I had expected. The mochi skin was also slightly too thick for my liking.

The two waitress there were extremely friendly, they were helpful and had big smiles all the time.

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 (London)·Dined on 14 August 2012

The stuff was friendly. The location and quiet and calm. We had a nice weekday evening dinning experience... will go back again in the future.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Pre/post Theatre
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 (London)·Dined on 29 May 2012

Clean, zen spot in the heart of Southwark near the Tate Modern. We started with Miso soup which was a little watery, didn't have much in the way of mushrooms or green onion for flavor, zest and a bit of color and didn't have enough bonito in the stock and light on the miso. It was okay. The sushi was very fresh and good. The vegetarian sushi was a disappointment; a lackluster rice ball "thing"?? and so-so vegie rolls.. If they just done cucumber rolls and avacado rolls with some mayo or carrot, that would have made the meal. The waitress was so new she didn't know any of the dishes and kept drifting off and not noticing when we needed water or tea water. Sweet but not prepared to be serving. Still love the spot.

Tags: Outstanding Value, Pre/post Theatre
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 (London)·Dined on 1 May 2012

Lovely food and great service. All at a reasonable price.

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 (London)·Dined on 9 February 2012

Great for a quick snack

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 (London)·Dined on 26 October 2011

Great

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 (London)·Dined on 14 October 2011

Great food

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 (London)·Dined on 20 September 2011

Great

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 (London)·Dined on 27 August 2011

good food, the staff really makes an effort to please you

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 (London)·Dined on 19 August 2011

the food was nice at Tsuru, Southwark.

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 (London)·Dined on 17 August 2011

Very good value Japenese meal although you have to sit on stools and the service was a little hesitant. The Katsu curry is very good and the Aubegine Miso starter was excellent

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 (London)·Dined on 26 July 2011

Great sushi on the go

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 (Calgary)·Dined on 21 July 2011

The menu is not large in terms of choice but the dishes are well presented and very tasty. I love sushi so probably would like a little more choice.

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vip
 (London)·Dined on 12 July 2011

Great as always for a quick meal

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vip
 (London)·Dined on 8 July 2011

Great as always for a quick snack

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 (London)·Dined on 14 June 2011

Canvey Street branch - the food was quite good and I really appreciate their green / sustainable stance on sourcing of food and packaging.

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 (London)·Dined on 10 June 2011

Great as ever for a quick bite

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