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Tonkotsu, London,

Tonkotsu

4.4
4.4
132 Reviews
£25 and under
Japanese
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.

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2 people

22:00


Booked 2 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Japanese

  • Hours of Operation

    Daily 12:00–22:00

  • Phone number

    020 7928 2228

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

What 132 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 4.3Value

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  1. KC

    KatharineC

    Cambridge

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 15 July 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Lovely restaurant- great service and tasty ramen.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 13 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Service! Delicious food!
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 18 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very pleasant service, good food and good value!
  4. KP

    KP28

    London

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 2 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fresh noodles, nice drinks. Nice atmosphere. Able to chat normally and service was good as well as friendly.
  5. DG

    DGAS

    Jackson Hole

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 20 March 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Ramen and chicken catsu curry were excellent. The gyozas were fine.
  6. C

    Cookie

    London

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 16 March 2022

    overall3food1service4ambience3
    I didn't take pictures of the food, it was really disappointing. I had the prawn gyoza to start and they were served without any sauce. They were pretty tasteless and some were hard in places. It's quite unhygienic that the chilli oil is on the table without a lid on it. Even before covid, I would've found that strange but even more so now. For my main I had the chilli prawn ramen. The prawns were a good size, but the coating came off so again it was tasteless. I added more chilli oil and soy sauce, but gave up didn't eat it. The highlight for me was the seasoned egg and the bamboo shoots. My date had the mushroom ramen, and again it was completely tasteless. The noodles were also a horrible texture, so mushy. I wish I could get a refund. I would not eat there again and I would not recommend it. I'm so disappointed because I've been to two other branches and the food was nicer.
  7. B

    Beth

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 30 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely delicious ramen and a great price, food came super quick with lovely staff
  8. CJ

    CJCJ

    London

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 31 October 2021

    overall1food3service1ambience1
    Disappointing loveless and disorganised experience not the best
  9. k

    katieambulance

    London

    107 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    107 reviews

    Dined on 17 October 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Lovely lunch with a friend. It was very busy and quite quiet, but the server was charming and everything we had was tasty. Particularly the cauliflower, which was insanely good
  10. MB

    MireyaB

    London

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 17 October 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The food lovely and tasty like always just a bit cold this time the broth and the caramel dessert was way too salty. No complain at all about the staff, so nice and helpful (:
  11. NB

    NatalieB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and very fresh food at an affordable price. Not bad wine either!! Well located.
  12. M

    Meg5555

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 September 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Good ramen place overall, the tonkotsu ramen was good, though I did find it a little heavy. We would have preferred it much spicier to cut the fattiness of the port belly. There was chili sauce on the table, but we didn’t find it spicy. We really liked the kimchi and edamame as a starter.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on 29 August 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    We loved our dinner at Tonkotsu for our anniversary. The waiter was absolutely lovely, super bubbly, mega friendly, just created a lovely atmosphere with each of the tables she looked after. We are very thankful for the complimentary glass of Prosecco. Thank you!!!
  14. A

    ixqA

    London

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 14 August 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Really good place to eat with really good food. Ordering via QR code is a bit fiddly though, requiring account sign up etc.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Buckinghamshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 7 August 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was excellent, especially the cauliflower wings, and generous portions. Service was friendly and efficient.
  16. EW

    EmmaW

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 August 2021

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    The food was delicious. The cauliflower starter was covered in a gorgeous sauce. And both if our Ramens were full of flavour.
  17. JP

    JeromeP

    London

    14 reviews

    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on 9 June 2021

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    Was better last year - terrace is a plus. Starters were good (very good for the karage), but disappointing mains (Ramens! ), Katsu curry a bit better acc. to my friend.
  18. n

    nyinlondon

    London

    13 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 8 June 2021

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    Cute place and good ramen. The service is painfully slow. Tried to get the servers attention various times to no avail.
  19. SS

    SophieS

    Central Coast

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on 30 May 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Lovely restaurant. Great for kids. The online ordering was a little clunky to use, and the restaurant was very quiet so lacking in atmosphere a bit. Otherwise excellent- the food was great.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 May 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely brilliant food Defo good for your money
  21. GM

    GiulioM

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 9 May 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good!
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 2 May 2021

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    It was pleasant. The waiter/host was very friendly and accommodating. Unfortunately there was no cover from the rain so it wasn’t the best experience. Food was presented well and in a timely manner. Unfortunately I didn’t particularly like the main dish I had chosen, if I picked another other one I would of enjoyed it more. I have minimal exposure to Japanese cuisine, but it’s definitely a great exposure to it.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 May 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food and service
  24. d

    djp407

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 April 2021

    overall3food4service4ambience1
    Good food but the table set up outside resembles a cheap fast food chain.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 April 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was very lovely. Food was great! The only problem was that it was very cold sitting outside as there are no heaters.
  26. CA

    CraciunA

    Manchester

    5 reviews

    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 13 April 2021

    overall1food1service2ambience1
    Food was horrible
  27. R

    Rama

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 November 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great vibes! Service was very accommodating given I hadn't made a booking. Not too loud and food was great.
  28. S

    Stratus

    London

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 30 October 2020

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Just a note on the online billing system. Maybe wifi would help.
  29. F

    Foodie1

    London

    18 reviews

    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on 22 October 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Fast and quick service and tasty food.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 3 October 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Always good food
  31. l

    lola

    London

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 21 August 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Perfect for lunch following a trip to the Tate Modern. Delicious ramen and gyoza. Everything very quiet at the moment though - actually a pleasure for both gallery and restaurant!
  32. CP

    CatherineP

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 October 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Very tasty broth and fresh ramen, love the flavours.
  33. SP

    SimPM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 October 2019

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Excellent ramen! Really enjoyed dinner here with my family and we'll definitely be coming back.
  34. CG

    ChristopherG

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 October 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    I always love Tonkotsu, great service and delicious food. Highly recommend the duck noodle salad for a lighter option!
  35. TM

    TrulyMad

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 September 2019

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Great tonkotsu ramen, the sides were okay but still it was a nice evening overall.
  36. FL

    FoodLover

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 30 August 2019

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    I think overall it's a good Ramen restaurant. I wish they had more Ramen options and baos on the menu would be nice, too. For some reason it was a bit busier, but service managed to keep up.
  37. A

    Antonia

    London

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 29 August 2019

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    The food was excellent and the specials explained very clearly. The service was very attentive until towards the find of our meal when the restaurant got busier: we struggled to catch someone’s attention to get the bill and we had a train to catch. That was the only issue.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 August 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Amazing Ramen, very tasty. Try the Guiness ice-cream miso sandwich, never had anything like it, really nice
  39. JC

    JamesC

    London

    84 reviews

    4.0

    84 reviews

    Dined on 16 August 2019

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Went for a bowl of Raman and wasn’t disappointed. Delicious taste, scorching chilli, and friendly service. Will return soon
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    26 reviews

    3.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on 13 August 2019

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    Average food. The ramen was not that great and it ended up costing a lot more than I had expected. There are much better ramen places in London

FAQs

Tonkotsu does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo and Uber Eats.

Tonkotsu is rated 4.4 stars by 132 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

22:00


Booked 2 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Options

  • Logo image for Deliveroo
  • Logo image for Uber Eats
Google Map for Tonkotsu

4 Canvey Street, London, SE1 9AN

Additional information

  • Area

    Bankside

  • Hours of Operation

    Daily 12:00–22:00

  • Cuisines

    Japanese

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    None

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

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