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“Way over priced 'take away food'”
Review of Little Tokyo - CLOSED

Little Tokyo
Cuisines: Japanese
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed December 13, 2012

The family went along to this establishment for a birthday party. Prior to actually going there, some of us looked on their web page at the type of food the restaurant served. At first we were thinking that some of the meals looked and sounded okay, if a little pricey. On the night in question it was decided to go to the 'teppan-yaki' half of the restaurant and to have the set menu number 2 as a form of banquet. At $70 per head, some of us were thinking, it better be really good and plentiful. Well, what we got were little portions of food cooked on a BBQ plate while twelve of us sat around this BBQ (which actually could not accommodate all of us).

We received a mixed entrée platter first, Tempura, yakitori, kushi katsu, Tokyo oysters. There was not that much of any of the items, and in fact some of use missed out getting a taste of everything. The mains consisted of eye filet, king prawns, chicken breast. I don’t eat chicken and the prawns were way under cooked. Next came, rice with vegetables followed by followed consume soup and deep fried ice cream. The rice and vegetables were cooked on the BBQ plate, spooned into a bowl and then tossed to you (if you missed, you got nothing). Due to this and other reasons, our eating area looked like a mine field. The delivery of food took too long (around 3 hrs) for the amount we got. There was only one cook doing any cooking, so he was back-upped with getting to each of the four BBQ plates. I feel that this set menu is way over priced and the quality is not great at all. Perhaps the other area would have been better. However, I will not be going back as it is way too expensive for basically “take away food”.

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6  Thank DEK_29
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Reviewed February 27, 2012

My family took a friend for her birthday dinner recently. We went because we kept hearing how good the restaurant is but we were very disappointed. Our booking was early - 6pm on a Friday evening but there was absolutely no atmosphere. Our teppanyaki cook did a couple of tricks with no fanfare, wouldn't throw things to the girls and, gave us the food in a very strange order, where the miso soup came last.
For the amount they charge per dish it's really not worth the money although it was tasty. I wouldn't recommend it or go there again.

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2  Thank Paula01795
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Reviewed January 8, 2012

Brilliant food - exceptional traditional service - i am a regular and just love the traditional nature of the place - consume is just the best in town

Thank Danch
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Reviewed December 10, 2011

I have been going to the restaurant since i was 15 and is now my favourite place to dine for special times as i don't live near it any more. we always have the tepanyaki and go to the other side for deep fried ice-cream for desert. over the years we have taken work clinits ,family and friends here and all have returned as the food is so good. it is on the expensive side but last time we went with 2 other couples and all up was appox $360 all food and drinks for everyone (of which there was a few). the older lady who runs the restaurant seems to be the same one as years ago and she recognises me each time we go. love to go there.

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Thank Pusskat11
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Reviewed December 7, 2011

The food was terrible (Teppan Yaki) the chicken $28.50 was just part of a chicken breast cooked with a tiny amount of oil on the Hot Plate and a bit of Japanese Soy Sauce, nothing else, was tasteless and plain! They gave us the Rice (2 tlbsp's) before the Chicken even started cooking, so was dead cold by the time it was cooked. And the veg's were a bit of finely cut cabbage and bean sprouts. There was no flicking of the food or untencils, he just cut it, no show at all for the cost of it! We went out for my Hisband's b'day with our kids and it was very disappointing, my 9 yr old could have cooked better food. And we were still hungry after, expensive and boring. We were in and out within 30 mins.

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Thank Debra K
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