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“Hidden Treasure in Elizabeth City!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Toyama Japanese Restaurant

Toyama Japanese Restaurant
218 N Poindexter St, Elizabeth City, NC 27909-4414
252-338-2437
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Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: Japanese, Sushi
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Hertford, North Carolina, United States
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73 reviews 73 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 30 cities Reviews in 30 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“Hidden Treasure in Elizabeth City!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2012

We were quite surprised to find a good sushi restaurant in Elizabeth City, NC, but Toyama is among the best of many we have tried in other locations. The owners are friendly and helpful, and their special rolls are excellent.

Visited April 2012
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  • English first
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English first
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“I never knew Elizabeth City had a restaurant worth going to!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2012

Absolutely wonderful! The pepper tuna is the best I have ever had and the dragon roll is to die for! My husband and I will surely go back!

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Durham, NC, USA
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25 reviews 25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Unpretentious and delicious”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2012

This is not a fancy shmancy location, and we nearly drove right by it (we are not from the area), but the food was sufficiently delish and the portions plenty. Definitely would visit again.

  • Visited February 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Elizabeth City, North Carolina
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5 reviews 5 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Favorite place to eat!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2012

We have been going to Japanese restaurants for years, including having visited Japan. This place is outstanding for its excellent food, great service! I saw one review from vegetarians that was disappointed. I don't know why - there are numerous sushi rolls clearly labeled V for vegetables only, as well as tofu dishes and even vegetable tempura. I have never had a disappointing meal there, nor ever had disappointing service . . . in nine years!

  • Visited December 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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Elizabeth City, North Carolina
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21 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“Unpretentious but always good.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2011

Our group believes Toyama is the best restaurant experience in Elizabeth City. Here they remember your name, your favorite drink, and the food that you ordered last time. Wow! Its decor is bland but its spirit is most welcoming. As well as the regular sushi, sashimi, tempura and noodle dishes they have a wide assortment of interesting rolls, of which my particular favorite is a Spence Roll which is crispy and soft at the same time with a basis of shrimp and seaweed. For the non-raw fish eaters there is a variety of un-ethnic dishes so that they don't feel left out. With its warm service and good food Toyama has become a favorite hang out for Coast Guardsmen and locals alike. Unpretentious but always good.

  • Visited October 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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