Hakata Tonton

  • 3.71
  • Wonderful!
  • Food:3.8
  • Decor:2.9
  • Service:3.7

61 Grove St., New York, NY 10014New York / Manhattan / West Village  [ Map ]

(212) 242-3699  [ Website ]

Japanese / Hot Pot$50 - $99

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Tonsoku at Tonton

    • 3.5
  • Food: 4.0
  • Decor: 3.0
  • Service: 3.0
  • Meal Price: $50 - $99

Hakata Tonton signSign on the doorInteriorTable settingOkonomi-Yaki Pancake with pork tonsoku, konjak, & okonomi sauceSalad with salmonSnow Crab Croquette with pork tonsoku and Japanese sweet potato pasteMotsu PonzuGrilled Pork Tonsoku with scallion and ponzu sauceGrilled Pork Tonsoku with  Spicy Garlic SauceCollagen Tonsoku with hot sesame sauce"Ebi Mayo" shrimp and mayo with creamy yuzu sauceJapanese Veal Liver Sashimi with scallions & sesame, spicy soy sauceTonton's Famous Homemade Gyoza Hakata TontonSlow Cooked Pork with buns and spicy mustardHakata Motsu Hot Pot special broth, kobe beef motsu, cabbage, chinese chive, gyoza skin, garlic and Hakata Motsu Hot Pot special broth, kobe beef motsu, cabbage, chinese chive, gyoza skin, garlic and Cheese Mousse with blueberry sauce

Total: 3.5
Hakata is located in the southern part of Japan, and it is best known for being a gourmet town. Ton means pork and this restaurant is famous for pork dishes, especially Tonsoku (pettitoes) cooking. Tonsoku is very rich in collagen and considered to be good for one's beauty. I would recommend the Okonomiyaki with Tonsoku if it's your first experience with pettitoes. I visited Tonton with 2 friends and ordered 13 dishes including the Motsu hot pot. I have to say we ordered way too much and seriously couldn't move after eating...

Food: 4.0
Great! Although it's is a Japanese restaurant, some of the food was Chinese-inspired such as the Slow Cooked Pork with buns. Very interesting. For dessert lovers, the Cheese Mousse with blueberry sauce is a must!

My favorite 11/26
Okonomi-Yaki Pan Cake with pork tonsoku, konjak, & okonomi sauce
Slow Cooked Pork with buns and spicy mustard
Cheese Mousse with blueberry sauce

Service: 3.0
The service is not spectacular, but our servers were friendly and attentive. They served the food at the right timing which means that they did not serve all 13 dishes at once but just the right amount at each time.

Decor: 3.0
The decor is okay, it's an ordinary Japanese-style pub where you'll be able to enjoy a typical Japanese dining experience. The tables are set a little close together so it may feel a bit tight when the restaurant is full. Good for with friends!

  • Grilled Pork Tonsoku with  Spicy Garlic Sauce 1313
  • Collagen Tonsoku with hot sesame sauce 1314
  • Grilled Pork Tonsoku with scallion and ponzu sauce 1312
  • "Ebi Mayo" shrimp and mayo with creamy yuzu sauce 1315
  • Motsu Ponzu 1311
  • Japanese Veal Liver Sashimi with scallions & sesame, spicy soy sauce 1316
  • Snow Crab Croquette with pork tonsoku and Japanese sweet potato paste 1310
  • Salad with salmon 1309
  • Tonton's Famous Homemade Gyoza  1317
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  • Okonomi-Yaki Pancake with pork tonsoku, konjak, & okonomi sauce 1308
  • Slow Cooked Pork with buns and spicy mustard 1319
  • Hakata Motsu Hot Pot special broth, kobe beef motsu, cabbage, chinese chive, gyoza skin, garlic and  1320
  • Hakata Motsu Hot Pot special broth, kobe beef motsu, cabbage, chinese chive, gyoza skin, garlic and  1321
  • Cheese Mousse with blueberry sauce 1322
  • Table setting 1307
  • Interior 1304
  • Sign on the door 1306
  • Hakata Tonton sign 1305

Hakata Tonton

    • 3.8
Tbh NOT a huge fan of motsu nabe, BUT this one was Sooo good! One of the reasons me not liking motsu hotpot is because of the garlic. Just too much for me. But this was ok and actually really good (or did I have too much beer). Anyway other dishes are VERY good as well including the one in the photo ( why not the hotpot??- too drunk or too hyped;either). Reservations are hard to get, will recommend weekday summers.
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Hakata Tonton

    • 4.8

They specialize in pork hot pot and also foods from Hakata, the southern part of Japan. High quality with reasonable price attracts not only Japanese but also others too. One of my favorite places in NY.

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Japanese food in West Village

    • 5.0
  • Meal Price: $50 - $99

This place is where you should go to find the best Japanese food in West Village!

I've been here many many times, but they always invent new menus and it's delicous!! You cannot go wrong here.

 

The Jelly Sake was amazing.  It is a MUST if you like jelly and you like sake.  New combination, new experience.

 

They newly induced wine was a TAP WINE..OMG... YES this is the only place in NY where they serve TAP WINE! I had the Chardonnay and it was different from what you get from a bottle of wine.  More smooth, more aroma, and more dryness. 

 

The foods were splendid, as usual. The Ceviche is a true MUST.  The performance using dry ice was surprisingly awesome, and it was the best ceviche I had ever had!!

 

You won't regret it. Just go! 

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Hakata Tonton

Comforting Hakata #Motsu #HotPot at  in the #WestVillage!  Love the combination of flavors in this s

Comforting Hakata #Motsu #HotPot at in the #WestVillage! Love the combination of flavors in this special broth of Kobe beef Motsu (intestine), cabbage, Chinese chive, gyoza skin, garlic and chili peppers. Perfect to enjoy with friends this winter season!

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Ladies night started w some delicious grilled n braised tonsoku n housemade gyoza!               #FE

Ladies night started w some delicious grilled n braised tonsoku n housemade gyoza! #FEASTAGRAM

Delicious n anti-aging collagen rich broth is perfect for the ladies! Thx mzneener for organizing th

Delicious n anti-aging collagen rich broth is perfect for the ladies! Thx mzneener for organizing this delicious hot pot dinner! season #FEASTAGRAM fat eats

  • Ladies night started w some delicious grilled n braised tonsoku n housemade gyoza!               #FE 379130
  • Delicious n anti-aging collagen rich broth is perfect for the ladies! Thx mzneener for organizing th 379131

great bite

    • 4.1
  • Food: 4.1
  • Decor: 3.5
  • Service: 3.8

Oh, you know, just some #uni on top of seared #scallops. NBD. #HakataTonTon .

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Hakata Tonton

    • 4.7

Chef Koji San is a master at the tonsoku here -- which is Japanese for pigs feet. It is tender, fall-off-the-bone unctuousness. Im a fan of all 3 preparations of the pigs feet. For appetizers, the signature house gyoza is another must along with the seared veal liver sashimi and the whelk sashimi. For your main course, I always go with either the hakata tonton hotpot, the detox cilantro motsu or the hakata motsu hotpot. Not matter which hotpot you get, I always order an extra side of motsu (beef intestine) and the carb finish (they can add rice or noodles toward the latter part of your hotpot). For dessert, the green tea tofu is a must. Perfect finish to an always satisfying meal. Bravo to Koji San!  

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Hakata Tonton

Getting our collagen on  So warm and hearty. Gelatinous goodness from pigs' feet and a ton of veggie

Getting our collagen on So warm and hearty. Gelatinous goodness from pigs' feet and a ton of veggies in one pot Hakata Tonton Hot Pot A specialty of Hakata, Japan. Collagen broth, tofu, dumplings, vegetables, berkshire pork belly, pigs feet and tonsoku

  • Getting our collagen on  So warm and hearty. Gelatinous goodness from pigs' feet and a ton of veggie 273911

Hakata Tonton

Yup, best gyozas in NY! That perfectly crisp skin, juicy pork filling!

Yup, best gyozas in NY! That perfectly crisp skin, juicy pork filling!

Hakata Tonton Hot Pot - collagen broth, tofu, dumplings, vegetables, berkshire pork belly and tonsok

Hakata Tonton Hot Pot - collagen broth, tofu, dumplings, vegetables, berkshire pork belly and tonsoku. Perfect for a cold night, aaaand great for your skin Yummers!

Part 2 of the hot pot! Bibimbap made by adding rice and an egg to the beautiful broth that developed

Part 2 of the hot pot! Bibimbap made by adding rice and an egg to the beautiful broth that developed from the hotpot. Mmmmm!

  • Yup, best gyozas in NY! That perfectly crisp skin, juicy pork filling! 515803
  • Hakata Tonton Hot Pot - collagen broth, tofu, dumplings, vegetables, berkshire pork belly and tonsok 515804
  • Part 2 of the hot pot! Bibimbap made by adding rice and an egg to the beautiful broth that developed 515805

Hakata Tonton

Kuroki Honten & Kodama Jyozo. 2 of our 7 Miyazaki shochu distilleries represented yesterday.

Kuroki Honten & Kodama Jyozo. 2 of our 7 Miyazaki shochu distilleries represented yesterday.

Ochiai & Kyoya. 2 of our 7 Miyazaki shochu distillery visitors yesterday.

Ochiai & Kyoya. 2 of our 7 Miyazaki shochu distillery visitors yesterday.

Serious concentration from calligraphy artist Mieko Imai from Miyazaki.

Serious concentration from calligraphy artist Mieko Imai from Miyazaki.

  • Kuroki Honten & Kodama Jyozo. 2 of our 7 Miyazaki shochu distilleries represented yesterday. 661436
  • Ochiai & Kyoya. 2 of our 7 Miyazaki shochu distillery visitors yesterday. 661437
  • Serious concentration from calligraphy artist Mieko Imai from Miyazaki. 661438

Hakata Tonton

    • 4.1
  • Food: 4.1
  • Decor: 3.5
  • Service: 3.5
  • Meal Price: $50 - $99

Great Japanese hakata cuisine restaurant in westvillege. Always popular and Well known for lotus nabe. All the food was real fresh and tastes good. Make sure to make a reservation before you go.
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Hakata Tonton

    • 3.7
  • Food: 3.7
  • Decor: 3.5
  • Service: 4.0
The $50 tasting course was amazing. A lot of food and  I couldn't eat everything. 

Steamy Night of Hot Pot

    • 3.5
  • Food: 3.5
  • Decor: 2.0
  • Service: 5.0
  • Meal Price: $30 - $49

Hakata Tonton easily goes unnoticed save for the steamy windows. Titanic, anybody? And yes, I mean that steamy sex scene in the car. However, the only thing missing from that scene was Hakata Tonton's hot pot! New York's Japanese folk congregate here during the winter, which is a good sign for the rest of us. It just takes 1 month to get a reservation...

On this particular visit (my second), the 4 of us may have enjoyed ourselves a little too much. Our raucous laughter, questionable antics and general happiness were too much for the place. Lesson learned. Shhh! @mtlarocca @jieyes @jdt262

Despite our issues with volume, the food was generally pretty good although not worth the month-long wait. We started with the beautifully plated Atlantic Salmon Carpaccio. I loved the crunchy bits and microgreens for contrast, but the citrus dressing was a touch too sweet. Salmon roe for the win!

Read more at fattykat.com!

Hakata Tonton

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Hakata Tonton

Luxurious Japanese Bites!   Finest rare #Wagyu #Beef #Tartare from #Miyazaki made into #Sushi with ,

Luxurious Japanese Bites! Finest rare #Wagyu #Beef #Tartare from #Miyazaki made into #Sushi with , & ! Divinely paired with #Shochu! Delicious event hosted by Stephen Lyman kampaius at ! porn

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Hakata Tonton

    • 4.4
It was wonderful motsu nabe as usual. This is my  favorite hot pot place:) I like their gyoza, too.
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"Original #Miyazaki #Wagyu #Tartare #Sushi" (some of the world's finest , , with  & ,  & sesame seed

"Original #Miyazaki #Wagyu #Tartare #Sushi" (some of the world's finest , , with & , & sesame seeds & shiso) is superb with shochu. Great event!

  • "Original #Miyazaki #Wagyu #Tartare #Sushi" (some of the world's finest , , with  & ,  & sesame seed 416643

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Yesterday's Miyzaki wagyu + shochu tasting event was great fun and very popular!

Yesterday's Miyzaki wagyu + shochu tasting event was great fun and very popular!

Kuroki Honten & Kodama Jyozo. 2 of our 7 Miyazaki shochu distilleries represented yesterday.

Kuroki Honten & Kodama Jyozo. 2 of our 7 Miyazaki shochu distilleries represented yesterday.

Ochiai & Kyoya. 2 of our 7 Miyazaki shochu distillery visitors yesterday.

Ochiai & Kyoya. 2 of our 7 Miyazaki shochu distillery visitors yesterday.

Serious concentration from calligraphy artist Mieko Imai from Miyazaki.

Serious concentration from calligraphy artist Mieko Imai from Miyazaki.

  • Yesterday's Miyzaki wagyu + shochu tasting event was great fun and very popular! 421025
  • Kuroki Honten & Kodama Jyozo. 2 of our 7 Miyazaki shochu distilleries represented yesterday. 421026
  • Ochiai & Kyoya. 2 of our 7 Miyazaki shochu distillery visitors yesterday. 421027
  • Serious concentration from calligraphy artist Mieko Imai from Miyazaki. 421029

Hakata Tonton

    • 4.5

The perfectly crispy seared   at #HakataTonTon.

The perfectly crispy seared at #HakataTonTon.

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Very very cold in NYC tonight. This was the best choice for the night! Motsu Nabe!

Very very cold in NYC tonight. This was the best choice for the night! Motsu Nabe!

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Wish I could have this yummy #Okonomiyaki for breakfast everyday!  Excellent dinner last night at  w

Wish I could have this yummy #Okonomiyaki for breakfast everyday! Excellent dinner last night at with my food-loving ladies!

Comforting Hakata #Motsu #HotPot at  in the #WestVillage!  Love the combination of flavors in this s

Comforting Hakata #Motsu #HotPot at in the #WestVillage! Love the combination of flavors in this special broth of Kobe beef Motsu (intestine), cabbage, Chinese chive, gyoza skin, garlic and chili peppers. Perfect to enjoy with friends this winter season!

  • Wish I could have this yummy #Okonomiyaki for breakfast everyday!  Excellent dinner last night at  w 379115
  • Comforting Hakata #Motsu #HotPot at  in the #WestVillage!  Love the combination of flavors in this s 379116

Information of Hakata Tonton

Location
61 Grove St., New York, NY 10014
Phone Number
(212) 242-3699
Category
Japanese / Hot Pot
Average Price
$50 - $99 | Dinner
Business Hours
Sun:5:30PM - 10:45PM
Mon:5:30PM - 10:45PM
Tue:5:30PM - 10:45PM
Wed:5:30PM - 10:45PM
Thu:5:30PM - 10:45PM
Fri:5:30PM - 10:45PM
Sat:5:30PM - 10:45PM
Occasion
friends / family / date / party / business / alone
Dress code
Formal
Reservation
Yes, Make Reservation
Wi-Fi
No
Wheelchair accessible
No
Credit cards
Yes
Outdoor dining
No
Delivery
No
Takeout
No
Caters
No
Website
map

Quick Summary

For many reviewers, Hakata Tonton is found to be a delicious slice of Japanese dining in New York City. Located at 61 Grove Street, New York, NY, Hakata Tonton is reviewed by many as great food at a great cost with a Japanese staff that's regarded as knowing their stuff. Hakata Tonton is firmly buried by many reviews in the four-star range, yet there are some reviewers that have had bad experiences as well.

For many reviewers, the hotpot is a mixed bag at best, being cited as tons of tofu with few actual dumplings. The rest of the menu seems well received however, with the yakitori being immense and the small plates receiving rave reviews, especially for the price.

The decor of Hakata Tonton is reviewed by many as being sparse with the Japanese memorabilia, but still being very cozy. It's also reviewed by many as small and as such, one will want to order reservations.

Lastly, the capability of the staff and service is very welcomed by many reviewers. The staff will hold doors open, refill your glasses if they're below half empty, and will show you people in New York still remember the words please and thank you.

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