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126 E Ridgeway Ave., Waterloo, IA 50702
(319)433-0999
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Today
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Sun - Thu 4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wed - Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Fri 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Takeout

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  • 14
    Excellent
  • 6
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great food, like all of the japanese steakhouses

Food is excellent. This location has seen its better days which is probably why they are building a newer one. They have been rotating chefs a lot lately it seems. Food is always great though and Tuesday nights kids meals are a great deal. My kids favorite restaurant. Once they get new location it... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 26, 2015
JunkerFam
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waterloo iowa
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201 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

While the new restaurant looks very nice and the service was great, our food was average at best. I ordered a spicy tuna roll and it was bland with little to no flavor nor spice. The friend dining with me said the same about her salmon tempanyaki dinner. She ended up having to order a side of Yum Yum sauce... More 

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Thank Brenda J
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Food is excellent. This location has seen its better days which is probably why they are building a newer one. They have been rotating chefs a lot lately it seems. Food is always great though and Tuesday nights kids meals are a great deal. My kids favorite restaurant. Once they get new location it will be a 5 star.

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1 Thank JunkerFam
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 via mobile

The food is always amazing, atmosphere is always so fun. You can't go wrong with this place. It's definitely more fun to go to with a large group, but you can also sit away from the grills and get food as well. The chefs are always super nice and funny. I love this place.

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Thank Holly M
Webster City, Iowa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 via mobile

This place is awesome!! Just finished our meal there. I had the hibachi chicken and my husband had chicken and fillet. It was so very good. Our chef was wonderful at his job - great personality, very entertaining and food was perfect!

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Thank metdm
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 via mobile

We've eaten ate this establishment dozens of times, and have never had a poor experience. The food is always prepared as asked, and the banter from the cooks is entertaining. It does get a little chilly in winter months when the air of the grill and hood, but nothing to complain about. Top notch, HIGHLY recommended.

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Thank Tom L
Waterloo
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

I have celebrated my sons past 3 birthdays here. Great food and wonderful service. You can sit and watch as they cook your food to order right around you. Also put on a little show for your while cooking your food. All the foos is out of this world. My son picks this place for his birth day all the... More 

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Thank Theresa S
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17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014 via mobile

The food is excellent, the service is great, and the sake is hot! The hibachi steak is delicious and the chefs are well trained and funny. I enjoy having sake bomb contests with them. Go before 6 and enjoy the early bird specials.

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waterloo iowa
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201 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Ordered 2 spicy sushi rolls and we both ran out of beverages. With our mouths on fire we attempted several times to flag down wait staff to refill our glasses. Finally a kitchen employee noticed us and sent someone to our table. Good food, poor service. Will not return for eat in, possibly carry out though.

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Thank Brenda J
Waterloo, Iowa, United States
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014 via mobile

I enjoy having dinner here. The steak and chicken is always delicious and the service is acceptable. The cooks always make the visit fun too!

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Thank DManchester
Waterloo, Iowa
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48 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

Hibachi grills are not novel anymore but Tokyo does the food well and makes it an enjoyable experience. Two of us had Hibachi offerings ( shrimp/scallops and salmon) and two had sushi and vegetable tempura. The avocado rolls were noteworthy and the salmon portion was generous. Staff was friendly and service was outstanding. We will be back.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 126 E Ridgeway Ave., Waterloo, IA 50702
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Waterloo
  • Phone Number: (319)433-0999

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25 - 100
  • Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?