Tonkotsu

4.3
134 reviews
£25 and under
Japanese

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Casual
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.
What 134 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.3
Food
4.5
Service
4.0
Ambience
4.1
Value
Noise · Moderate
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CJCJ
London
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2021
Overall1Food3Service1Ambience1

Disappointing loveless and disorganised experience not the best

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vipkatieambulance
London
102 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

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MireyaB
London
5 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 (:

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NatalieB
London
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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Meg5555
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.

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OpenTable Diner
London
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!!!

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kHQd
Yorkshire
4 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.

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OpenTable Diner
Buckinghamshire
3 reviews
Dined on 7 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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EmmaW
London
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.

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JeromeP
London
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.

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nyinlondon
London
11 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.

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vipSophieS
Central Coast
14 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.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 27 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely brilliant food
Defo good for your money

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GiulioM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very good!

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OpenTable Diner
London
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.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great food and service

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djp407
London
1 review
Dined on 22 April 2021
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience1

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

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OpenTable Diner
London
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.

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CraciunA
Manchester
5 reviews
Dined on 13 April 2021
Overall1Food1Service2Ambience1

Food was horrible

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Rama
London
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.

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Stratus
London
2 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

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

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Foodie1
London
18 reviews
Dined on 22 October 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Fast and quick service and tasty food.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Always good food

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lola
London
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!

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CatherineP
London
2 reviews
Dined on 22 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Very tasty broth and fresh ramen, love the flavours.

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SimPM
London
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

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

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ChristopherG
London
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!

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TrulyMad
London
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

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

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FoodLover
London
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.

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Antonia
London
7 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.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

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

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vipJamesC
London
83 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

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OpenTable Diner
London
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

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VilleV
London
3 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved my Tonkotsu Ramen bowl, great location and great service

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OliviaW
London
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Food was good for the price when we eventually got it! We were given some free drinks to compensate for the delay which was great. Strange that the katsu curry which i'm sure must be a favourite was only available until 5pm? Other than that all good. Not many imaginative veggie options.

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lucyc
London
3 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2019
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience1

For a quick meal it’s fine. But needed a little more spice and interest to food and more attentive service

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Elle
London
9 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a stellar ramen meal in a relaxed and cozy setting. Food is a bit pricy, but it is quality.

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Alessandro
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

I was looking for a good vegetarian ramen and Tonkotsu delivered. Nothing remarkable about the location or service. Good for an easy meal out.

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David
London
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall3Food2Service5Ambience5

The Ramen had no flavour and was too salty. My friends loved it but for me definitely the worst I’ve tried in London.

FAQs

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

Tonkotsu is rated 4.3 stars by 134 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.