I love food. Seriously, I do. People say that but usually they are exaggerating. I am not exaggerating. Food and I have a very special relationship. I mean, I have not been on and off nearly every diet you can think of for no reason. But I think that when you are of Italian descent that goes without saying. Italians LOVE food. This afternoon my husband and I went out for lunch at Tokyo Hibachi and Buffet in Deptford, New Jersey (yes that is right I am a Jersey Girl but I do not act anything like Snookie.) I really enjoy this place. It is not too crowded on a Sunday afternoon and it is not to pricey either. We usually visit this place about every 2 months. I am huge sushi fan. Well, let me rephrase that, I am huge Japanese and Korean food fan. I love ALL of it. Tokyo Buffet lets me get just what I want a lot of and the few other things to taste.
Round 1 started with my normal starters. Ever since I lived in Japan I always begin and end my sushi meal with the same thing, Ikura (イクラ) or Flying Fish Roe/Tobiko (とびこ). Tokyo has Flying Fish Roe (the bright red on the left of the photo below. so i began there. Then I added some of my other favorites Spicy Tuna Roll, Spicy Salmon Roll, grilled squid, oyster, clam, tuna sushi (aka nigiri – sliced fish over a ball of rice), clam sushi, some Dragon Roll and even a version of Kalbi (Korean styl BBQ Short Ribs).
All of the items on my plate above were delicious. Even the version of Kalbi that the served was decent. However, I would just go to a traditional Korean restaurant for true Kalbi (I will post on a recommendation soon.) The following is a shot of husbands plate
He enjoyed his plate as well but we see a few different on his plate. He chose some garlic shrimp w/snap peas and few other fish sushi options. We both cleaned our plates and were ready for round 2 in no time.
Of course I came back with more rolls but I decided to try a few other things as well. I chose a pork dumpling and crab dumpling, both of which were fantastic, some seasoned octopus (top right) and of course my favorite veggie, edamame.
My husband’s second round was a little smaller than his first. But it was just as tasty. He mostly stuck with rolls this time around.
I was brave and I went back for a 3rd round but I went super light on the choices this time. Just wanted to the few things I hadn’t had yet and another taste of my favorites. Now comes the best part…dessert!!!
The choices for dessert are awesome. Tokyo offers small little petty-for style desserts like green tea roll cake, orange jello squares, and sesame seed balls. Tokyo also offers some pudding like cold soup desserts as well. I chose the Lyche Bubble Soup and the green tea roll cake. Both were excellent.
Overall, Tokyo has a good atmosphere with a nice waitstaff. I have always been very happy every time I have been there. One last comment and photo…I like how they offer both regular soy sauce (red cap) and low sodium (green cap.) Many place do not put them right on the table because the low sodium tends to be more expensive.
Tokyo Hibachi and Sushi Buffet gets 4 out of 5 forks!