As many of you know, I often consult Jennifer Biggs' columns when looking for new eateries to enjoy. I was intrigued by her review of the new Tokyo Grill. Described as a fast-casual Japanese restaurant with quality ingredients, the hubs and I decided to check it out one rainy weekday evening.
The restaurant is small and doesn't have much by the way of atmosphere, but the food is quite tasty for the prices. We tried the gyoza, which were meaty, well-seasoned and frankly much better than most restaurants in town.
The chicken fried rice was a good interpretation of quality well above its $5.95 price tag, with a portion size large enough for 3 meals.
My wonderful dining companion chose the sushi special (choice of one, two or three rolls with miso soup.) The three roll combo came it at a very reasonable $8.95.
As you can probably tell, most of the items came already packaged to go, even though we ate in the dining room. But hey, it saves a step, even if it's not the most environmentally friendly.
Food was prepared very quickly; we received our order in less than five minutes. But, it was freshly prepared as I could see the sushi chef rolling each of my husbands rolls from seat.
There weren't many customers when we arrived, but business picked up around the time we finished our meal. One guy had come for lunch that day and then returned for dinner. With prices this good and quantities this large, I can't say that I blame him.
4978 Park Avenue
Memphis, TN 38117
Average Appetizer Price: $3-$6
Average Entree Price: $6-$9
Average Sushi Price: One Roll-$3, Two Rolls-$7, Three Rolls-$9; Specialty Rolls: $6-$8