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Hakata Ton Ton

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61 Grove St., New York, NY 10014 40.733317 -74.003312
nr. Seventh Ave.   See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-242-3699 Send to Phone

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  • Cuisine: Japanese/Sushi
  • Price Range: $$$

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Official Website

tontonnyc.com

Hours

Mon-Thu, 6pm-midnight; Fri-Sat, 6pm-2am; Sun, 6pm-midnight

Nearby Subway Stops

1 at Christopher St.-Sheridan Sq.; A, B, C, D, E, F, M at W. 4th St.-Washington Sq.

Prices

$6-$17

Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Take-Out

Alcohol

  • Beer and Wine Only
  • Sake and Soju

Reservations

Accepted/Not Necessary

Profile

Yes, Hakata Tonton's menu is all about pigs' feet and if that doesn't scare you off, you'll be richly rewarded. This cozy West Village space would feel welcoming even without the extraordinary attentiveness of the staff, who greet you warmly at arrival and offer a quirky parting gift of Pez as you leave. In between, there's a wealth of Japanese soul food to be had, virtually all of which incorporate trotters in some way. Sauteed gyoza arrive sizzling on the platter, tuna sashimi salad is entree-size and peppered with savory bits of fried garlic. (Want even more allium? Try the fragrant but not overpowering garlic rice.) The pigs' feet themselves, tonsoku, come in a variety of preparations, all of which celebrate the gelatinous, bony cut, and are recommended to be eaten with the hands, as is Japanese custom. The showpiece of the menu is the Hakata Tonton hot pot, a meal in itself on this small-plates menu. It arrives at the table a good ten minutes before cooking is complete; watch it boil down into a delightful, salty, porky, bubbling mass, and then dive in. A perfect evening: you, a friend, that hot pot, and two Sapporos. And a Pez to go, of course.

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