Frequently mentioned as one of the very best tonkatsu eateries in the capital, Tonta attracts a queue whenever it's open – which is only a handful of hours per day, four days a week. Prepare to stand outside for at least an hour before being led into the small, no-frills space, where devilishly juicy, melt-in-your-mouth pork cutlets are being fried and chewed on in reverential silence. ¥1,000 and change for the lunch set is nothing short of a steal.
3-17-8 Takada, Toshima-ku
|Opening hours:||11.30am-1.30pm (closed for lunch Sat), 6pm-9pm / closed Sun, Mon, Thu & hols|
|Transport:||Takadanobaba Station (Yamanote, Seibu Shinjuku lines); (Tozai line), exit 4|