Tonkotsu Restaurant Review A Taste of Japan

Louis by the side of the Tonkotsu sign

When East meets West

I love discovering new places, especially new food places. I live for exciting new finds because we’re a family that loves to eat good food.

Over Easter, we were invited to visit the new Battersea Power Station Circus West Village and try out one of the many trendy restaurants that have popped up there. We decided to try out Tonkotsu, a very cool Japanese ramen place.

We started our visit wondering if the children would actually eat anything. Because whilst it was very the type of thing Chris and I both enjoy, we weren’t sure if Ella and Louis would just ask for a bowl of chips. In fact, we almost passed on Tonkotsu because I was convinced that they wouldn’t.

But they surprised us and got down with an Okosama (kids) bowl of ramen and even downed chopsticks to eat them. As did we with our very generous and hearty bowls of the most delicious ramen I’ve ever tasted.

I mean so what if Louis just tried to stab everything with his chopsticks, it’s the effort that counts right? He slurped down some ramen, picked at some broccoli and totally got down with the mochi.

Oh, the mochi. Let me TELL you about the moochi. Little ice cream balls of guilt-free heaven. Guilt-free because they’re tiny and you can totally kid yourself that eating four of them in a row is perfectly reasonable.

The kids loved them so much that one portion of mochi quickly became two, which tells you all you need to know about the success of this trip. We even left with a bottle of Tonkotsu homemade chilli oil so we can recreate the experience at home.

The Verdict

This is a place that we will definitely be going back to. It’s family-friendly, affordable and delicious. All the hallmarks of a good family-friendly restaurant.

So if you pass by this chain of Japanese ramen bars do yourself a favour and pop in. Believe me, your stomach and your family will thank me. It was well worth a visit to Battersea Power Station Circus West Village.

Tonkotsu restraurant front

Inside Tonkotsu restaurant

Tonkotsu restaurant bar

Tonkotsu restaurant kitchen

Ella eating noddles at Tonkotsu

Louis eating noddles at Tonkotsu

See more from our visit

You can watch our video from Battersea Power Station Circus West Village and Tonkosu below if you fancy seeing a bit more from our visit.

If you’d like more ideas on family-friendly restaurants in the South, check out our review of The Wotton Hatch in Surrey. 

Disclosure; we visited Battersea Power Station Circus West Village and Tonkotsu in exchange for a fair and honest review. However, as always, all thoughts and options are my own.


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