In Japanese, fuku means happiness while ton means pork – a clue to what you can expect when dining at this trendy Japanese restaurant on Russell Street. Specialising in tonkatsu (breaded Japanese-style pork cutlet), at Fukuntontei you’ll also find some other Japanese favourites, from katsu curry to tempura. With its affordable prices and its CBD location, a short walk away from Melbourne Central station, Fukutontei is a popular choice for both lunch and dinner.
With a sleek black interior and minimalistic, Fukuntonei has lots of style. Head to this Melbourne CBD joint at lunchtime when you can tuck into the fantastic value tonkatsu lunch set (crumbed pork loin with house special tonkatsu sauce and sliced cabbage with rice and miso soup) or take a trip to Fukutontei in the evening for a Japanese feast.
Begin with some kaki fry (deep-fried crumbed oyster with wasabi mayonnaise) before moving on to some soba, udon, nabe, sashimi and other Japanese favourites – we recommend the tempura soba (assorted deep-fried prawn and vegetables served with noodles). Situated in the heart of Melbourne’s CBD, close to Melbourne Central train station, Fukutontei attracts foodies to its Russel Street location seven days a week. find out what all of the fuss is about and head on over – be sure to book a table in advance as this hip Japanese joint is known to fill up quick, especially at lunchtime!