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Tonkichi (Orchard Central) (とん吉)

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Cosy comfort reminiscent of casual eateries in Japan. Decor is minimal but effective in creating a clean-cut look. Serves authentic tonkatsu from various cuts of high quality pork and seafood.

Daily: 11:00 - 23:00

+65 62387976
$29 based on 24 submissions
Dinner (10 votes), Lunch (10 votes), Children/Family (9 votes)
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Yummy tonkatsu

For a complete review with pictures, visit
http://rachelays.blogspot.sg/2013/03/tonkichi-at-orchard-central.html

Tonkichi is definitely one of my favourite places to go for tonkatsu! It is the only Tonkatsu specialty chain restaurant in Singapore. I love how their katsu is very thick and lean unlike most places where the meat is sliced thinly and you can't feel any shiokness while eating it. I went there on a Friday evening to celebrate a friend's birthday. We arrived at around 6.30pm and there was no queue. By 7, there was a queue formed and the waiting time could be quite long so do go early to secure a seat or make a reservation!

Mentaiko Kasane Katsu $29.90
I love drenching the shredded cabbage with the seaweed sauce (idk what it is called). So good!! The Mentaiko Katsu was a disappointment though. It was not the least bit spicy and halfway through, it felt a little "jelat".

Cheese Kasane Katsu $29.90
I love this! The melted cheese went well with the pork loin. It was very filling and satisfying.

Tonkotsu Ramen
My friend found that it was average only. For me, I like the soup base of my ramen to be rich and thick so this is not my type of ramen.

Chicken Katsu Toji $26.90
Friend's. I tried the egg and it was quite tasty. I will probably order this the next time I visit there.

Chicken Katsu Curry $24.90
This is the ideal dish for lovers of Japanese curry! The curry is placed in a separate serving bowl so you pour your desired amount onto your dish. This set comes with a salad side.

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  • Rosu3 votes
  • Sashimi2 votes
  • cheese katsu1 vote
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• 01 Mar 2015 • 1 review • 0 follower

Terribly bad experience!!!!!

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If u really like Japanese food, then don't come here!!!!

The manager's attitude was bad!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Never want to come back again~~~~~~~~~~~~

The service's was also bad unlike Taiwan.

Having an unjoyable dinner here.
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• 31 Mar 2013 • 79 reviews • 17 followers

Yummy tonkatsu

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For a complete review with pictures, visit
http://rachelays.blogspot.sg/2013/03/tonkichi-at-orchard-central.html

Tonkichi is definitely one of my favourite places to go for tonkatsu! It is the only Tonkatsu specialty chain restaurant in Singapore. I love how their katsu is very thick and lean unlike most places where the meat is sliced thinly and you can't feel any shiokness while eating it. I went there on a Friday evening to celebrate a friend's birthday. We arrived at around 6.30pm and there was no queue. By 7, there was a queue formed and the waiting time could be quite long so do go early to secure a seat or make a reservation!

Mentaiko Kasane Katsu $29.90
I love drenching the shredded cabbage with the seaweed sauce (idk what it is called). So good!! The Mentaiko Katsu was a disappointment though. It was not the least bit spicy and halfway through, it felt a little "jelat".

Cheese Kasane Katsu $29.90
I love this! The melted cheese went well with the pork loin. It was very filling and satisfying.

Tonkotsu Ramen
My friend found that it was average only. For me, I like the soup base of my ramen to be rich and thick so this is not my type of ramen.

Chicken Katsu Toji $26.90
Friend's. I tried the egg and it was quite tasty. I will probably order this the next time I visit there.

Chicken Katsu Curry $24.90
This is the ideal dish for lovers of Japanese curry! The curry is placed in a separate serving bowl so you pour your desired amount onto your dish. This set comes with a salad side.
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• 26 Mar 2013 • 275 reviews • 1 follower

Nice Chirashi Don Set

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See full reviews and pictures on my blog=http://chefquak.wordpress.com/2013/03/22/lunch-tonkichi-at-orchard-central-on-22mar2013/

had a simple pleasant lunch with my sister at Tonkichi @ Orchard Central today. we were both eyeing the Friday special chirashi don lunch set when we passed by the other day, so we just ordered that – 2 sets. the shortage of foreign workers is  showing up clearly in many economic sectors in Singapore, not least the restaurant service sector. we saw only 2 waiting staff, they were both well-trained and efficient but very busy as there were quite many tables taken up even though it was just 12.30pm. that maybe a good thing actually - more efficient labour & higher pay for service workers. we were quickly given our chawanmushi – to keep us occupied. this was good. texture was very slightly dense but of smooth consistency, sweet-tasting and the chicken was good, no ginkgo nuts. it was a rather long wait after the chawanmushi starter, just about 1/2hour. luckily we were not in a hurry. the chirashi don has 7 pieces of sashimi – 2 salmon (good), maguro (ordinary), 2 tamagos (good) & 1 amaebi (good), and the vinegared rice was good too.  I would consider it a good quality chirashi don set at S$15.90++ by most comparison. However the S$20++ chirashi don set at Kuroson would beat this hands down in terms of both sashimi quality & quantity & overall set quality which also includes free refillable green tea (hot or cold). The set also included a tiny soba – quite irrelevant carbo load but no harm having. The watermelon looked slight pale but was sweet & juicy given a choice, I would always go to Kuroson, but if I am in the area (Orchard Central), I might just do this again.
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