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126 E Ridgeway Ave., Waterloo, IA 50702
(319)433-0999
Today
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Closed now
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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
Good for:
Doing business

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 12
    Excellent
  • 5
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Enjoyable Experience

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 3, 2014
Krink68
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Waterloo, Iowa
Good for:
  • Doing business
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22 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

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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Waterloo
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42 reviews 42 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

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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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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121 reviews 121 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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35 reviews 35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

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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4 reviews 4 reviews
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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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?