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Tokyo

126 E Ridgeway Ave., Waterloo, IA 50702
(319)433-0999
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Ranked #18 of 115 restaurants in Waterloo
Price range: $25 - $100
Cuisines: Japanese
Good for: Doing business
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  • English first
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English first
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014 via mobile

Was told 10 minutes to seating closer to 30. Took 20 minutes to get drink order. Order appetizers that didn't come for 50 minutes. Not sure how much longer we would have waited because we got up and left. Also, the place was in poor condition. Seats were torn, bathrooms and kids seats were sticky and unclean. Will never go... More

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17 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

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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72 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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Waterloo, Iowa, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

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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Waterloo, Iowa
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13 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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cedar falls
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11 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013 via mobile

They always have great service and good food. I actually prefer this location better than the newer CF location.

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Jesup, Iowa, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

We went in never having been there. The waitress was very nice and efficient. The chef was very good and easily adapted to a change that was made! The food was excellent!

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Iowa
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

My husband and I have been to Tokyo several times. We love to take people who have never been, to see what they think. I recommend sitting at one of the grills, so you can enjoy the performance of the chefs while cooking your order. Meals are in the $20-$30 range and worth every penny.

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2013

Stopped on our way through Waterloo, the food was exceptional!!! Service was great and very reasonably priced. From Florida coast and am very impressed.

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Hawkeye, IA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2013

Its a typical hibachi grill. They do their tricks and big fires in front of you. You usually are seated with other couples or families. They tell jokes and are have great stories. I recommend the Hibachi Chicken or steak (or the combo!). You get the main meal, veggies, a good amount of rice, and some noodles. My wife and... More

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