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About Hakata Tonton

We invite you to try Hakata Tonton’s Authentic Kyushu Japanese Soul Food. We have a number of dishes which may same strange to the eye, but are delicious renditions of the food made famous in Hakata, Japan. Pork, Collagen, and Cod Roe are all specialties of the region and you can enjoy them in various combinations on our Japanese fusion style menu.
Our food is made to share and does not come in any particular order, as is the tradition in Hakata. We invite you to be adventurous and try a number of small plate items so that you get a feeling for our savory cuisine.
We have chosen a number of unique wines and Japanese sake we feel goes well with our savory cuisine and invite you to try a glass or a bottle. We have priced our wines by the bottle way below what most restaurants charge, so you can enjoy without hurting your wallet.
Finally, we invite you to try our collagen cuisine. It’s great for your skin and most importantly, we think you will love our presentation and taste.

61 Grove Street
New York, NY 10014
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Japanese

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday-Sunday 5:30pm to 10:45pm

Cross Street:
Seventh Avenue

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 242-3699

Website:
http://www.tontonnyc.com/

Public Transit:
1 train to Christopher Street.

Executive Chef:
Koji Hagihara

Private Party Contact:
Tomoko Sater: (212) 242-3699

Additional:
Counter Seating, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wine

Hakata Tonton Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.5

service

4.1

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4.1

value

4.1

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Moderate

83% would recommend it to a friend

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Quiet Conversation (3)
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 (New England)·Dined 5 days ago

モツの量にいい意味でビックリしました^ ^

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 10, 2018

The food and service are both satisfied.
One tip for ordering Hakata Hotpot: If you also order other dishes, you may reduce the number of orders for the hotpot. Tonight we three ordered one garlic fried rice, one grilled pig feet as well as three orders of hotpot, which turned to be too much for us in the end.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 1, 2018

They are different from two years ago. Food is still good. Service and reservation management is so messy. They used to be a tip free restaurant but it has been changed too. Not sure if I will visit again

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 (New England)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Although space is very limited, food is amazing. Not only its specialty, Motsu Hot Pot but also all the hot and cold plates are so delicious.

Tags: Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on December 28, 2017

Food was good, but over-priced. I ordered extra meat and got 6 pieces of extremely thin meat at $1 dollar for hot pot. They were initially rude but got better at the end.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Had their house made avocado tofu (nice!) pig foot (way too fatty but nice skin where grilled crisp) and veg (forget which one but I think kale) fried rice (delicious! but low veg quotient). Hot pot minimum is two orders. Need to go back to try hot pot!

Tags: Seasonal, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 17, 2017

The hot pot is excellent. warming, healthy, and fun to cook at the table. service was helpful. a young Asian crowd. would definitely go back. a fun place to go with friends. best to reserve ahead.

Tags: Fun, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 16, 2017

It was fantastic!!!!!!!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 15, 2017

The day we went there was an heavy snow day. We arrived there on time and at that moment there is only one people being seated in the whole restaurant. At this situation, the host still make us walked to other location with no reason. Even this request was ridiculous but there is no time for us to change to other restaurant we still walked to the other location. The host at the other location didn’t even help us hand out coats. It was the worst restaurant experience I have ever had. The service make me wonder why they still open. This restaurant should just shut down and teach each staff how to serve their customers.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 3, 2017

I've been coming here on and off for years - especially in winter. Food was great as usual, but the service seems to have dropped. The courtesy expected from a Japanese establishment was missing this time. The head waitress seems to be training the others on the floor, but our waitress was extremely condescending even though she seems to be the one with communication difficulties.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 27, 2017

Great food and service

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·Dined on November 23, 2017

The service was really bad, they even don’t allow to wait inside

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 (New England)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Make sure to get a reservation here if you decide to go! The food was very good and our waiter was very nice, but everything besides the actual hotpot is TINY. All of the apps and entrees are very good but basically 2 bites of food. The hotpot is definitely your best bet.

Tags: Casual, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on November 19, 2017

Very chaotic outside when waiting for the waitresses to take our names, even with reservations the process wasn’t any faster...
Reservation was at 5:30, didn’t get seated until 5:45, waitress didn’t offer us the menu for another ten minutes. We got our food at 6:40... Seems like all the waiters are busy with something even though in the beginning the place wasn’t busy at all...?

Tags: Spicy, Hot Spot
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Grilled pork feet is yummy! Hot pot is also very good. They have a list of Sake to choose.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 18, 2017

ぼりゅーとても美味しかったです。

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 13, 2017

The broth of the signature hot pot was so authentic and so tasty that we didn't leave any. A little bit pricy tho.

Tags: Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Tasting Menu, Spicy, Authentic, Healthy, Late-night Find
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 30, 2017

Worse service ever. Had to ask multiple times for water and tea. And it was on a Monday night which wasn't too busy.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 11, 2017

Food was really good if you like meat!
I'd say a little overpriced tho

Tags: Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Authentic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 2, 2017

We wait for almost an hour to get our food but the restaurant it’s noy busy at all

Tags: Healthy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Food was not as good as before, heard the chef left, maybe that's true. The waitress seems having a cold, keep using her hands wiping her nose which made me a little unformortable letting her handle my food.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 1, 2017

I love their food its so warm and delicious on the cold Saturday! Enjoy everyone!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 11, 2017

We loved it! Will return for sure. Inventive, authentic menu with many choices. Enjoyed the gyoza and black sesame ice cream. Pork belly, not so much. Informal, friendly atmosphere, but seated next to a rowdy group made the noise level uncomfortable.

Tags: Authentic, Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 6, 2017

I've lived in the West Village for 23 years now and tried every Japanese place in the neighborhood (except for Sushi Nakazawa).
This was my second time for dinner and the sushi and desserts are positively amazing, particularly the mochi and black sesame ice cream. For appetizer we tried the seaweed salad, which we both normally love but this one had too strong of a taste and one of the particular kinds of seaweed just wasn't as tasty as the others so we ate around it. For sushi we had the scallop and ikura roll and the yellow tail. For hot food, we ordered the pork belly with sweet sauce, which was delicious (but a little difficult to eat as the pieces were so big) and the black cod which was the most amazing piece of cooked fish I've ever had.
As for seating, the first time we went we were seated in the main dining room at the bar, which was really comfortable and as there was always someone behind the bar it was easy to get a server's attention; it is a bit crowded though and you have to squeeze between the tables. The second time we went we were seated in the dining room around the corner which has more room and more tables but less ambiance. I don't know if it was just the particular night we were there and there just weren't enough servers, but the wait staff was relatively unattentive (as compared to the first visit) despite seeming constantly busy. Plus, each time a new group arrived they were seated in our section, despite all the other empty tables in the middle on and on the opposite side, which left us feeling a bit over-crowded.
I plan to always come back here when I'm craving sushi as it is by far the best sushi in the neighborhood, is very casual, has great desserts, and is a great value considering the quality and quantity of the food.

Tags: Late-night Find, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 4, 2017

Always a favorite. Love all their appetizers and come frequently for the muscat soda too. I wish it was always hot pot season so I could come weekly. It's just a bit small and hard to get a seat. Book early!

Tags: Fun, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Tapas, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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·Dined on August 31, 2017

The food was absolutely delicious. I loved the grilled pork feet, sashimi, the liver sushi. The desert was amazing!!! Best dessert I have had compared to many other brilliant places in New York. I would definitely recommend to friends. The hot pot was not bad though wasn't the best among all the great food they had.

Tags: Authentic, Cozy, Tasting Menu, Good for Groups, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on August 31, 2017

good service and excellent food

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 20, 2017

All of the food was excellent. The waiter was informative and dead-on with descriptions/recommendations. A small, informal place - seamless service - easy to converse - fantastic food. Hot pot lived up to high expectations, black cod and pork ribs both wonderful. Desserts were great (loved the tofu with green tea sauce). The three of us cleaned every plate.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 15, 2017

They do the pork right! You won't disappoint from appetizers to desserts.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 13, 2017

This is our favorite Japanese restaurant so far - delicious and creative food, nice environment and friendly service. We've been there a couple of times already and definitely will visit this place again. Thank you for keeping this high-level quality!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Healthy, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 11, 2017

The service was real good. Friendly staff.

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·Dined on August 10, 2017

I was recommended this restaurant by a coworker of mine. As I live out of state and barely have access to any varieties of authentic Japanese food, other than the restaurant I work at, I had high hopes for this restaurant. I was not disappointed. I tried the Motsu Hot Pot (non-spicy ver.) and loved it! I've had the same kinds of food in Japan before, but I must say this place was the best out of all that I've tried (not that I've tried a lot of them in Japan). Because it was summer and hot, I decided to finish the dinner off with a refreshing Yuzu sorbet. That was also very delicious.
Loved the ambiance of the place and how all the wait staff were Japanese. It made me feel like I was actually in Japan. Overall, this place was great! I'd recommend anybody who's in or visiting NY to go eat at this place!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Authentic, Comfort Food, Hot Spot
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 10, 2017

As always at Hakata Tonton we tried new things and enjoyed them all.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on August 3, 2017

Every time I come to NYC I go here for some of the best Japanese food. Get the house specialty!!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 27, 2017

Food quality is getting worse.
incredibly horrible service.
arrogant.
unprofessional.

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 (Montreal)·Dined on July 25, 2017

SLOWWWWWWWW service
My friend and I were forgotten three times and we even sat at the bar.
The food was amazing though.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on June 30, 2017

I've been wanting to try this restaurant for a while and was really glad I was able to get a reservation for a friend's good-bye dinner. The food was delicious and the service was great. I would highly recommend this place!

Tags: Authentic, Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 23, 2017

It was amaizing!!! I loved that scallop with sea urchin skewers and loved that boiled pig intestine appetizer! I totally loved it i will recommend this place to my friends!

Tags: Fun, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, People Watching, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Hot Spot
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 (New England)·Dined on June 9, 2017

It has been seven years since my first time dining at Hakata Tonton. I don't live in NYC and reserving a table has been a challenge. I'm so glad I got to go back!!! The grilled tonkotsu with ponzu sauce is just as heavenly as when I first had it!!! It's my favorite!!! The garlic rice was amazing, the monkfish liver was surprisingly yummy, the pork belly was juicy! I will definitely eat there again when I'm in town. But advance reservation is necessary!!!

Tags: Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 9, 2017

Always a great time at Hakata!!! Yummy food with friendly waiters :) all time favorite in the city 😘

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