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“Very fresh seafood” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Robata of Tokyo

Robata of Tokyo
39 S 9th St, Allentown, PA 18102-4852
610-821-6900
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Ranked #5 of 369 restaurants in Allentown
Cuisines: Sushi, Japanese, Seafood
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Robata of Tokyo is Allentown's original, authentic and premiere Japanese restaurant for the last 25 years. Robata has uniquely combined traditional Japanese elements with Western cuisine to create a perfect fusion of culture for your dining pleasure. Enjoy our traditional Sushi, Sashimi, Tempura, Sukiyaki, Teriyaki, Udon and Soba. Bring your family and friends to Hibachi table. Our Hibachi chefs will entertain you with a good show and food.
Allentown, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Very fresh seafood”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2012

This is a great place for sushi and sashimi lovers. Their seafood always tastes fresh, succulent, and healthy. The coupons at Yelp also helps :p

Visited July 2012
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  • English first
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English first
Phillipsburg, New Jersey
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Hidden Jewel....”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2012

I went here with my boyfriend to celebrate our Anniversary, about a year ago. I'm a huge researcher and was researching sushi places in my area. After reading all the great reviews about Robata there was no way we weren't going to try it out. Lemme tell you it did not disappoint. Once you first arrive, it is in the middle of a city block, your not sure what to expect. When we walked in we were greeted by a female employee who sat us down at the sushi bar. Then who I believe to be, Mr. Shindo gave us an okra salad on the house, it was awesome. The sushi was also phenomenal. We then moved on to the hibachi. I have to say that the place is older and not very updated, but that didn't matter at all. Our hibachi chef was funny and kept us entertained the whole time. All in all I would recommend this place to anyone, the reviews don't lie!

  • Visited August 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Boston, Massachusetts
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9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Sushi Treat in Allentown!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

We travel several times a year through this area, and don't usually stop. But we had taken a side trip and wound up spending the night in Allentown. We looked on Tripadvisor and were a little surprised by the good reviews for a sushi restaurant downtown, so we called in reservations and showed up.

What a treat! Service was friendly, portions were excellent and the fish was very fresh and tasty. The selection was quite good. We had toro, uni, tobiko, fluke,sake,maguro, yellow tail, scallops and the Robata roll and everything was top drawer. One of our party had a Tofu Teriyaki Bento box dinner and it was very good as well. A nice dry unfiltered sake was popular with all of us.

Wish this place was in MY neighborhood! But I'll be back, I'm sure.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Allentown PA
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4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“The best sushi in the Lehigh Valley”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2012

We come here often for the sushi, but have also have eaten in the hibachi room. The Shindos own and operate this restaurant, and Mr. Shindo is the sushi-chef. The sushi is very fresh and delicious, and the portions of fish very generous. They also have an excellent assortment of fish and shell-fish, and some interesting rolls. We have served Robata's sushi to relatives who live in NJ and NYC, and they never fail to be impressed. We love the food here so much that we often order too much and have left-overs, but the fish is so fresh that it is still delicious the next day.

  • Visited May 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Easton, PA
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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
“Best sushi in the Lehigh Valley”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2012

Their sushi is the best in the area. Their prices are very good too, making it an excellent value. The portion sizes are also larger than many similar places. The staff is very friendly and helpful. The service is occasionally slow if they are busy, but I enjoy a leisurely meal if I'm eating out. The hibachi is great as well. The hibachi chefs are friendly, entertaining and enthusiastic, and make amazing food at the same time. You will not be disappointed!

  • Visited May 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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