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.
London, SE1 9AN
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday: 5:30pm - 9pm
Saturday: 12pm - 9pm
£25 and under
020 7928 2228
Tonkotsu Ratings and Reviews
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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