LOVE THIS PLACE!!!.
This place is the best sushi I've tried in Portland. I've had my fair share of skimpy rolls and not-quite-as-fresh stuff in a couple of the more "popular" sushi spots, completely over-paid in some of the "high-end" places, and it was only since I've found Tokyo Restaurant that I finally have a go-to restaurant that we frequent weekly.
The three-roll special is really the selling point if you love good sushi - you can't beat the quality and freshness of the fish, and the price is great on top of that! We always love the unique combinations that Charlie comes up with. Kani Spicy Tuna roll is one of our absolute faves!
This is a small place that has a great family feel to it. I would highly recommend it to anyone who is looking for a great meal.
best Sushi this side of Portland. I have seen some bad reviews on this place and I don't understand it. I will say my wife and I are from Vegas and were told how great the food is out here in Portland area and we have eating nearly everywhere and have not been impressed to say the least. I think we are spoiled, which we didn't realize until we moved here. You would think being so near the ocean food would be better but I think they fly all the good stuff to New York, San Fransisco and Vegas:O) As for Tokyo Japanese we are over all very happy with this restaurant. The staff is super friendly and the food has always been fresh. I have had my meat over cooked only a few times but it happens even at the best restaurants. I really feel that they are better than most and if anyone has had a bad experience with them give them another chance and don't be afraid to speak to the owner with issues you had last time. He has prepared sushi for me the way I specify and he is eager to satisfy not typical for people in Portland.
good food friendly staff very fresh. My wife and I took here sister who was in town and is a big sushi fan. We ordered the EDAMAME(soybeans) they were so fresh and good I recommend highly. They have box lunch and dinner which you can choose from different items, great value and lots of food. I ordered the the tokyo steak in ginger sauce, ordered Med. rare came out med. well to well but had good sauce. over all we will go back.
Finally. Truth be told, my fiance and I can be a bit pretentious when it comes to sushi. We moved up to the Portland area a little over a year ago and were certain we'd be blown away by the sushi up here, with Portland's close accessibility to fresh fish and it's "Foodie" reputation. Suffice it to say, we were more than a little disappointed with what we found. We had searched diligently all over the area for a satisfactory restaurant, and found ourselves quite flabbergasted that the best sushi we had previously was in Reno (great fish in the desert, who'd have thought). Then, we found Tokyo. We've only been there once, but the experience much exceeded that of what we expected. The food was amazing, the service was friendly, and the atmosphere was comfortable. Either our standards have dropped since moving up here, or we truly have discovered a gem.
Wasn't expecting much and was unimpressed.
My girlfriend and I were looking for a quick fix for sushi on sunday afternoon. When we walked in to see the place completely empty we should have taken the cue. The staff was fairly attentive - but again, we were the only people in the place.
Being a little skeptical of the establishment from the start we ordered a pretty safe meal - spicy pork domburi, a mixed tempura bento and side order of maguro and spicy tuna roll. The maguro was decent - a little small cut for the price but fresh. The spicy tuna tasted a little off to me - maybe too much mayo.
We received a little salad that was wilted the soy beans cold. The Domburi was awful - the pork was overcooked and chewy. Spicy??? not so much - very bland. I ended up eating about 4 bites and then couldn't take anymore.
My girlfriend had the tempura bento and seemed to like it more than I liked my meal - but she did comment that she expected more than 1 shrimp in a "mixed" tempura (her's had 5 veggies and one shrimp). Her box also had california rolls which had way too much mayo mixed in.
I think the most telling sign of the quality of this meal is the fact that we left with having eaten less than half what we were served (and we were starving when we entered). To add to this restautants problems in the kitchen, the food is pretty expensive; especially for what we got. $30 lunch for two people with no alcohol.
I would not recommend this place to anybody.
Fresh sushi, a lot of choice, friendly staff. Randomly stopped in this restaurant. Had a sushi roll and some Ramen. I was pleasantly surprised that I was brought an appetizer salad for free, and enjoyed it. Staff were very friendly, and menu had alot to choose from. Sushi was fresh and delicious, and the sushi chef made sure I was okay with sushi, even though I wasn't at the sushi bar. Ramen was pretty good, although I wasn't offered typical Japanese pepper for it. Staff and sushi chef were Koreans and not Japanese, though most Americans might not realize this. Still was pretty authentic and worth a stop.
What sushi is supposed to taste like.. I?ve finally gotten my man into trying new things. Sushi is the latest and greatest. I?ve taken him to a few low profile sushi go round joints in the area, but decided to try and step up to something more. We went to Tokyo last night, and it was some of the best sushi I?ve had in a looong time. The service was fantastic, as was the presentation. Still learning, we asked quite a few questions and the staff was so helpful in descriptions and choices. They were trying to get a little more exposure for something called "jimbo" which basically had a little bit of everything. Thin sliced tuna, avocado, prawn, and freshwater eel. We decided on that, as well as a golden California roll (a fried version of an the old classic). The Jimbo was fantastic! I would order it again even when its off the special board. The golden California roll was excellent as well. I would highly suggest this establishment to anybody with a love for all things sushi. We are hoping to go back and try more of their menu, including the tempura, and udon.
Pricey, but delicious. Okay, my wife and I have a guilty pleasure, we eat a lot of sushi. We are constantly looking for new places, so we heard about Tokyo from a friend and decided to try it. When we walked in I was a bit afraid. The place is nicely decorated, but the fish in the bar looked less than fresh. We decided to give it a shot anyway, and we were surprised several times. The first was with the friendliness and experience of the Chef. There is only one Chef, so he may be slow, but his work is quality. I think he uses different fish than what you find in the bar window, because the sushi came out beautiful and fresh. The miso soup was a bit salty, but the rolls and nigri were spot on. The last surprise came with the bill. This place is more spendy than our other haunts, so I cannot give it my full recommendation...but if you don't care too much for coin, give it a shot. I still suggest traveling down the road a bit to check out Sushi & Maki instead, but Tokyo can do.
Great food, if you have the time. I had almost forgot what fresh sushi was supposed to taste like until we went to tokyo. We waited over 30 minutes for our sushi order, but it was soooo good!
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