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“What a find!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Joy Teriyaki

Joy Teriyaki
3908 6th Ave, Tacoma, WA 98406
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Ranked #134 of 668 Restaurants in Tacoma
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Venice, Florida
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“What a find!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

We were a group of 10, including 5 guests from Taiwan. We found Joy Teriyaki on a suggestion. What a wonderful place! Besides delicious food, and many of us had different dishes, the place is clean but the woman who runs the front, we suspect the wife of the cook in back, was fantastic...one of the best waitress/server/manager I have ever seen, no matter how fancy the restaurant is. She learned the names of some at the table after only hearing the name once, one dropped a fork and she was instantly there with a replacement and only from the sound....she was in the back at the time. Always a smile and a kind word for everyone. One asked for more rice and she brought it out with a smiley face painted in teriyaki sauce. They even brought out complimentary egg rolls in honor of our visiting Taiwanese. Did I say the food was GREAT as well?
Do not be put off by the outside appearance. It is at the end of a small strip mall with a funky grocery store at the end. However, the inside of Joy Teriyaki is clean but quite small...maybe 6 tables. This will become our new "go to" teriyaki place when we are in Tacoma....just fantastic!

  • Visited July 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Corvallis, Oregon
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“Good food; great price; humble appearance”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

I was in Tacoma for a weekend seminar and one of the leaders had heard about this restaurant and that it was well recommended. It is located in Tacoma, Washington, fairly close to the campus of University of Puget Sound (where we were staying) on Tacoma's north side. The restaurant is small and is part of a larger grocery building. Inside are a few tables. You place your order at the window and then take a seat. The food was brought out fairly quickly and was a very nice presentation. Portions are on the large size and prices are very reasonable. Most items are as noted on the menu, meaning some come with steamed rice and/or a small salad. The staff was very friendly and helpful in what to order. The restaurant does quite a bit of take-out. I would certainly return here if ever back in the area.

Visited June 2014
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