Tokyo Shokudo

Soooo…every food blogging, reviewing,or just food consuming human swears that they know of this little sushi bar in a shopping center that doesn’t look like much but secretly contains Iron Chef Morimoto, who is serving secret fish and he’s their best friend.  The best part of all is that its dirt cheap too! Well, that’s a damn lie…because I found it at Tokyo Shokudo…  All right,so I didn’t really, but it’s really, really good and you should try it.  Here’s why:

1.  The fish is good. Really good.  I would continue to bore you here but I decided a bunch of pictures would be better.  If a picture is worth 1000 words then here’s about 6,000 and a Nigiri menu.

2.  The service is quite good and so is the sushi chef.  There are two servers, both of which are related to the sushi chef.  Both are polite and expedient in their service.  The chef himself doesn’t do anything crazy, act aloof/pretentious, or put on any sort of show.  He just chats with you and turns out some of the best sushi I have had anywhere.  This includes places in Buckhead and Morimoto in Philadelphia. It’s really good, but you’ll have to trust me and try it to find out.

3.  If you’re not into just eating sushi they have many wonderful dishes from Okonamiyaki to Donburi to things as simple as teriyaki chicken and rice.

4.  There prices are reasonable and their specials are killer. My favorite so far was a california roll, 8 piece Nigiri ( including Uni and Toro), a soup, and salad.  It was 21 bucks.  It’s also worth noting that the Nigiri is large as well as the rolls.  they aren’t man vs. food large,but I’d be shocked to see anyone consume more than two and still be hungry.

At this point all I can do is tell you to go see for yourself.  While I can’t promise the mythical “secret sushi gem” lie from above actually exists, I’m pretty sure this is about as close as it gets.

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