Tonkotsu East

Arch 334, 1a Dunston Street , London, E8 4EB

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SquareMeal Review of Tonkotsu East

Japanese food is thin on the ground in east London, so Tonkotsu East, in the arches at Haggerston since October 2013, has arrived not a moment too soon. The East End outpost of the cultish Soho original, this great-looking ramen-ya stakes its name on the quality of its ‘tonkotsu’ ramen, a speciality from the southern Japanese island of Kyushu. Noodle-slurpers more used to perky fusion broths from the high street may be surprised by the sheer ‘oomph’ of Tonkotsu’s meaty ramen; the 18-hour pork bone broth, homemade noodles and pork belly topping will kill a hangover stone-dead. The brief menu lists just a handful of noodle dishes (including cold tsukemen dipping ramen) plus some sides including tasty curried chicken wings, excellent porky gyoza and branch exclusives of pumpkin or crab korokke, all best enjoyed with beer (Japanese or local craft). Staff are well drilled but spread too thin. No reservations.

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Nearby Tube/Rail Stations

London Fields Station 1km

Dalston Kingsland Station 1km


Address: Arch 334, 1a Dunston Street , London E8 4EB

Area: Hackney Dalston

Opening times

Tues-Sun 5-11pm (Sat-Sun 12N- )

Nearby Landmarks

Rosemary Branch Theatre & Public House 796m

Rio Cinema 1km


Telephone: 020 7254 2478


Cuisine: Japanese

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