Hakata Tonton

4.5
485 Reviews
$31 to $50
Japanese
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.
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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the pig feet hot pot! Other hot dishes are also amazing

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ChristinaT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic, I am going to come here every time I visit NYC!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food is good as usual.

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Chuchu
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

we enjoyed hot pot with white soup called Motsunabe in japan. It was really good !
we ate all‼️ I love Yuzu kosho also that is best,

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience4

The service this time is significantly worse than all previous times I went (last time was ~4 months ago). No one offered to help or explain how the hot pot works at all. When we asked if they could help, they were like “read the instructions”.

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TimothyW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall1food2service4ambience2

Was poorly greeted by aggressive who with any empty room wanted to send us to other location then tried to seat us in a tight corner.
So disappointed after previous visits that were great!
Food quality has changed-after being deemed our favorite we do not plan on returning

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Ambience and food presentation could be better. Everything else was good.

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misslee
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Service was excellent as usual. Only comment is about the really small portion of intestine in our motsunabe. There were a couple of whole, fatty pieces, but the rest were broken, small ones. Otherwise the dish was delicious, but didn't feel like we got our money's worth. Would still come back though because I love the broth.

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YuanY
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience3

NOT AS GREAT AS IT USED TO BE. STILL GOOD.
Still is a good place to good if you are looking for Hakata style hotpot

I've been dining here for the past ~5 yrs.
There are a few noticeable changes that concern me.
1. Food portion is getting smaller. I'm fine with raising the price since price of everything else is pumping, but not the same price but reduced portion. And it's noticeable. I'll put some comparison pictures here when I find them.
2. Favor changed. Taste is not as strong as it used to be. Also, not as it traditionally should be. Maybe someone complains about it being too salty? but come on, it's the way it should be. Please have the option on the menu to choose the traditional way or the plain way.
3. Service is changing. It's a busy restaurant, gets fully booked every day. Before, all the staff is nice and super-efficient(to a point where I really wanna tip them when they don't take tips). Lately, there is a rush feeling. Feels like they are rushing you out. Took plates away or started to change things on the table without asking or at least notice. First time got soup on my shirt while they were cooking noodles. ALSO, NO MORE SUGARS when leaving.
4. Seating. It's getting more crowded. One of the staff asked the customer who sit right next to me to move her seat because staffs can't walk in between. Seems to be normal, but the lady was already in a very tight position. Instead, think about seating, please. Plus, my seat got hit twice by staffs.

Don't get me wrong. This is a very good restaurant. And one of the few places in NYC where you can get authentic Hakata regional hotpot. My go-to place when I'm in the area. Wish all the best.

HJ
HaoJ
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It's my first time here. They got very delicious authentic Japanese food! The servers are very friendly.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

It's so good,Really love washu beef sushi wz uni and caviar!! Also Shabu tasted good.
Everything was good! I like it! :)

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The portion is way too small for the price. Only 3 pieces of pork feet in a three-person pot. The waitress are very nice but the service is super slow.

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DCKT
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I wanted to try everything on the menu. We had Tonto Hotpot, garlic soy tonsoku, gyoza and kanpachi with mentaiko sauce and everything was delicious. I am Japanese but we don’t live in NYC so this was such a delightful experience. Now that my American husband and 4 year old daughter totally dig tonsoku, we’ll definitely be more adventurous with our order next time! Service was wonderful as well. Friendly and attentive staff.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was awesome as expected. Have been here a couple times now. A go to place for sure

YK
YukoK
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very delicious and authentic food, and friendly service!

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mayuge
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Overall it was a great experience, however, beware pots are for minimum 2 people, they do not offer pots for 1 person.

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Seattle34
Seattle
13 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great little Japanese restaurant in the West Village. Always a must when I visit the city. Delicious fresh food, best gyozas anywhere and awesome service! 😊

JK
JinK
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is as good as always. Service is exceptional this time.

RM
ReggieM
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite Japanese restaurant in NYC, simply epicurean!

AL
AmyL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Nice quiet dinner with my babe. We had the hot pot, nothing special, followed by the noodle option. We are big noodle fans, and this was definitely nothing to cry home about. Soft and mushy flour noodles. Scallop handroll and housemade potstickers were a hit. I would not order their specialty again but would consider trying other sushi items.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The restaurant is special

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NaokoR
West Virginia
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They have true Hakata food. I enjoyed food from my hometown. Yes, I am from Fukuoka Japan, so I know whether the food is authentic Japanese food or not. Fortunately, they did not compromise the taste for American like. If you really want to eat Japanese food, try this restaurant. I strongly recommend it. Yoka-Yoka. (Good Good)

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Daisy
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is very delicious! The services is also very good. The server helps you with stir the hot pot, as it was my first time there. Two orders for the HAKATA TONTON Hot pot is enought for a couple.

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GraceK
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

It took awhile to get the attention of the waiting staff. The porkbelly we got was much more dry and stiffer than what a porkbelly sbould be. Besides that the food was great!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Very small location. The experience was so-so. Seating was limited and requested a seat but was not accommodate. The person i spoke to was a bit rude about seating request. The waitstaff that served the table were friendly. Not my best experience here.

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WAYNEL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Wonderful experience. Just make sure you make reservations. Will definitely come back.

LW
LorraineW
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We were seated immediately upon our reservation time and the service was great. The waitress came to explains how hotpot works and constantly check on us if we need further assistance. Hotpot is yummy and the pig feet is a must try. Fried rice is some different from the usual fried rice we had, it has this weird fishy taste. Overall, great experience and tasty food.

MY
MiaY
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience3

We ordered the Hakata Motsu hot pot for 2. It was overpriced. The beef intestines were very fatty and there's only a limited selection of vegetables in the pot (cabbage and chives). It was definitely not worth $44. The serving of noodles was also very small and it costs $5. The other dishes were okay, but not great. Overall, I did not enjoy it.

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Gina
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My Japanese friend introduced me to this place and ever since I go there anytime I have a chance. I love their signature broth, especially in fall and winter. Writing about it makes me hungry :) Also, the staff is super friendly.

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RobertS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

As always - it was great being there for dinner and we enjoyed the food

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall1food2service3ambience1

The place is too loud. And you sit too close to the next stable and hear the whole conversation. It’s maybe normal in Manhattan but the loudness is much more than any other Japanese places I have been.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always exciting. Great choices. Service was friendly and quick.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Servers were respectful and super helpful. Great atmosphere and delicious food.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Wasn’t as good as I had three years ago but still a good place to go with friends!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my 2nd time dining but with different party.
It s as good as I was expected

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sakuras
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience2

The ambiance is not good. Too many people are crowded in a small restaurant. The food is so delicious. And if you go on Friday and Saturday and pay by cash, you will enjoy 5% discount.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Taste not that good... and the food is not that good

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great but small portions😅 well good excuse chance to have another menu.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience1

We felt very discriminated against by the manager because we weren't Asian or white. The electricity went out and while everyone else was offered to move their table we were told that we would have to leave. We will not be going back here.

FAQs

Hakata Tonton offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 242-3699.

Hakata Tonton is rated 4.5 stars by 485 OpenTable diners.