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.
The duck hiyashi ramen was the perfect dish for a hot day, would definitely recommend! The chicken karaage was also perfectly moist and well fried so absolutely delicious. The atmosphere was great for a friend’s’ get-together, not too loud so we were able to comfortably catch up without having to shout across the table at each other. Service was very good, we originally booked a table for 5 but one of my friends ended up not being able to come which I told the waiter when we arrived and he immediately offered us a booth instead. He also brought us water as soon as he’d seated us which was very much needed on a hot summer’s day so very attentive service.
Always a stellar ramen meal in a relaxed and cozy setting. Food is a bit pricy, but it is quality.
I was looking for a good vegetarian ramen and Tonkotsu delivered. Nothing remarkable about the location or service. Good for an easy meal out.
The Ramen had no flavour and was too salty. My friends loved it but for me definitely the worst I’ve tried in London.
Nice food, decent menu. very friendly and helpful staff. fantastic location at the back of the Tate modern.
Food, service and ambience was all excellent. And great value for money. Will recommend to friends and will be back!
Restaurant was a little too loud and I would have preferred the option of being seated upstairs, not sure if this was an option?
Other than that, the food was fantastic as always and is one of my favourite eateries currently.
Very good Tonkotsu ramen.
Food was good and ambience was okay! They let us charge his phone in the back - which most restaurants do I guess, but then they reminded us when we were about to leave without his phone! :)
Amazing food and generous portions. Very patient and friendly service.
Delicious ramen. The food here is so worth it and very cheap for how much you get. Only downside is that it was very empty - it was a Wednesday and early but a bit more atmosphere would have been nice!
Menu isn't overlong, which is always a good thing, and it's just all really, really tasty!
Nice location near the Tate for a meal nearby. Got the Tonkatsu Ramen & there are nice vegetarian options for my boyfriend as well.
Really nice venue with good food and attentive customer service.
Tasty ramen. Always reliable. They had a Christmas offer which the waiter was a little slow to understand and the bathrooms were not that clean but this is a good option for a quick tasty affordable meal.
Amazing food, wonderful polite kind staff and quick service. The food was so good im thinking about it a week later !!!
We went here pre Theatre and had a selection of the sides rather than the ramen. The chicken Karage and the gyoza were great. Washed down with a lovely Japanese larger.
Enjoyed the ramen, great noodles. Good miso mushroom ramen.
Gyoza not amazing but good.
Good little caf style Japanese place. Staff friendly, helpful and attentive. Food was good and I would certainly go back if the opportunity arises. Good value.
Very tasty Ramen. Good value. Would recommend for a nice easy weeknight meal.
Great food, friendly staff
Good ramen but it’s not cheap and many mistakes in service - a vegetarian was served shrimp and our order was incorrect. I was then overcharged for a drink!
Excellent food and good service. Really enjoyed the Gyoza!
The ramen we had were fine, but not really any better than any other ramen at any other Asian food outlet. To be perfectly honest, I didn't think it was all that much better than some of the better instant noodles I've had in the past. Service was good and quick, and the gyoza for starters were nice, but we were underwhelmed by our ramen. Not a bad meal to warm you up on a cold rainy day like we had, but not a massive draw otherwise.
Got there a bit early so had some drinks outside - we were given some free edamame with our drinks. The table didn’t become a available until 15 minutes after our reservation time, but the waiter was amazing, so nice and friendly, and gave us 15% off as a good gesture. I have loved going to tonkotsu for years, but love it even more now!
First dinner in London was at tonkotsu and we weren’t disappointed!
Enjoyed the ramen! Delicious gyoza too!!
I will suggest, whatever you do, if you visit this place, do NOT order the seafood ramen, you might regret it. No further comment.
Very friendly service, lovely food as always, the vegetarian options are just as good as the meat options! Always a good place for dins
Poor. Had been before for a decent meal but on this occasion many dishes had run out by 8.30pm. understaffed, slow service, wrong orders. Not likely to go back any time soon
First time at Tonkotsu on Canvey Street. Nice neighborhood vibe. Ramen special highly recommended and the prawn gyoza delicious. We will definitely be returning.
Awesome ramen, simple as that!
For a restaurant that specialises in ramen, Tonkontsu serve up something more like dirty dish water. The ramen is weak in flavour, watery and clear, and was the least enjoyable bowl of ramen I've ever had. The ambiance was also unappealing with an oily smell that sticks to you after leaving, and stark fluorescent lighting that makes the dining area feel clinical. The service was the only thing that we liked about the restaurant, but was the least important aspect to enjoying the dine when the food tasted so bad. I would not return and do not recommend Tonkotsu. There are far better restaurants that do a brilliant job when it comes to perfecting the traditional flavours and textures of ramen, with a warm and moody ambiance.
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!
So delicious! Had a lovely evening with friends, left very full and happy!
Would go very soon
They were unaware of our booking, which was made through open table
Tonkotsu Ramen are a solid option. We tried some of the starters too and they were very good!
Very underwhelming food. The ramen broth tasted more of fat than anything else. Korean chicken wings were over battered. There are better ramen places.
Amazing handmade ramen dish! 100% recomended. Amber Japanese beer is very good as well ( caramel flavour ).