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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
OMG, I definitely will come back. It was delicious, reasonable and services were awesome. All of stuff are so friendly and helpful.
I was born in south part of Japan. I'm familiar with those food. I didn't expect I can get this kind of food in NY. Totally recommend it.
Quite honestly, I have been there twice. This recent time I was disappointed in the meat and vegetable portions (very light for the price) but mostly in the quality of the meats for the shabu shabu hot pot. Also, when customers order multiple meats (pork belly and rib eye), a separate hot pot should be used to not mix the different broths. The assumptionthat folks don't know this is not okay.
The waitress was a little rude to my group when we ordered. We were a group of three non-Asians and she assumed we knew nothing about the menu. When I ordered MOTSU NABE she looked at me as if there was no way I could eat that and said YOU KNOW THAT IS PIG INTESTINES. Then I ordered
the OKONOMIYAKI with TONSOKU. She replied NO THE OKONOMIYAKI DOESNT HAVE TONSOKU.
Well actually it does...
She was quite abrasive and it made for an uncomfortable moment. I didn’t like being treated as if I were an idiot when I was about to drop $150 for dinner.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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