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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.
New York, NY 10014
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday-Sunday 5:30pm to 10:45pm
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
1 train to Christopher Street.
Private Party Contact:
Tomoko Sater: (212) 242-3699
Counter Seating, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wine
Hakata Tonton Ratings and Reviews
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...?
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!!!
Everything was superb: the scallop and ikura sushi, a house special roll, miso with tofu, a sake, and pork belly (not spicy). The mochi were amazing. Overall one of the best meals for the price I've had in the West Village (5% cash discount!). Will definitely be dining again. Everyone was very friendly and accommodating and made us feel most welcome.
I've always liked hakata tonton, but I found the service especially good this past visit. The hotspots are always good, but the appetizers I tried this time (fried chicken, intestine, gyoza) I found very good. I really liked the subtle sweet and sourness in the fried chicken sauce; haven't tasted fried chicken with this kind of dressing else where. Very good experience!
Definitely love this place. Gyoza, grilled garlic pork feet and tonton pot is delicious! The price is normal so I will go there again. Just to notice, the udon in the tonton pot is not free, I thought it's included in the set so I order for 2-serving size and then it turns out to be $10 more on my bill.
I love this restaurant! The food is addictive and the lovely staff are just incredible. Mr. Green Hoodie is a Dj and also a very serene front -of- house manager. He really sets the mood, which is further enhanced by the atmosphere, a great part of which is the great jazz music he selects. The rest of the staff are just lovely, always happy to help you navigate the menu, offer suggestions, and make you feel welcome. I want to move in!
The restaurant serves the authentic Japanese "motsu-nabe" (giblets hotpot with vegetables); tastes really good. However, I thought that they should reduce the amount of "motsu" a little bit. At the beginning, It was really great, but it ends up like...I don't want to eat "motsu-nabe" for a while...
The service was OK, except they claimed the tip amount. It was very polite question, but tip amount is customer's decisions, and (It is just my opinion but) they should accept it whatever the amount is. Actually, I noticed that the tip was not enough so I put additional money on the table, before I had the claim. Thus, the atmosphere was so uncomfortable for both sides after having such the conversation...
Great authentic motsu-nabe hotpot! Difficult to get a seat / reservation so do plan ahead. Food here is excellent, although they no longer serve the "tasting menu" prix fixe course which is unfortunate.
Ambiance is pretty standard, and some seats/table arrangement can be a bit cramped! Worst table is probably the one right by the entrance -- literally every guest coming / leaving will be brushing up against you! On the other hand, their counter seats are nice -- if you can get them.
Service is also pretty standard, although if it gets busy / crowded, they can be understaffed at times, delaying and/or lowering the quality of service.
Overall an excellent, truly authentic Hakata hotpot place in NYC!
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