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“Tokyo Bay boasts all three - authentic, enjoyable food and an ambiance that is warm but never boisterous.”

The Asian Kitchen by Tokyo Bay
Ranked #11 of 975 Restaurants in Kochi (Cochin)
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $11
Cuisines: Asian
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Good for: Families with children, Business meetings
Dining options: Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Description: One of the finest Asian restaurants in Kerala serving great food from across seven Asian cuisines and set in a picturesque location and colonial ambience. We serve delicious dishes from seven Asian cuisines - Malaysian, Singaporean, Indonesian, Thai, Vietnamese, Japanese and Chinese. Our food is authentically prepared using the best of ingredients. We are situated in a heritage building in the premises of the legendary Cochin Club. The club is more than a 100 years old and has witnessed many significant events in the history of Fort Kochi. The restaurant is very close to the beautiful Fort Kochi beach. We invite you to visit the restaurant, enjoy the serene ambience and savour our delicious and healthy dishes.
Reviewed September 23, 2012

Driving on a monsoon evening to Tokyo Bay was the beginning of an evening I still chose to remember as an 'Evening in Tokyo'. The entrance of 'Tokyo Bay', to put is mildly, discreetly elegant. Little you would presume that a slice of Tokyo is recreated behind the large wooden doors complete with a Japanese chef at the center of the restaurant busy with the skewers that arrive at measured intervals. Its a great place for a quiet long dinner. There can be no hurrying the charcoal — so there is plenty of time to chat and enjoy the evening, slowly sip on your drinks and watch the chef at work.

The simple wooden furnishings and beams reflects the true Japanese grandeur. There are private rooms with low tables and cushioned seating for a complete Japanese dining experience. We chose one of the tables that gave us a view of the open kitchen that was bordered by a short counter for a closer view of the kitchen activity.

Its a rarity to see the promoters taking the time out to visit each of the table and have a casual talk and also enthusiastically introducing this largely naive cuisine to the locals.We took the promoters help. As the food arrived, I realized there is no Indo-Japanese fusion here to romanticize the largely spice craving Indian taste buds. Its authentic Japanese from Chef to the last sauce that's goes into the succulent meat or seafood.

Food kept coming in measured breaks. A skewer of soft, pale-pink meat, not raw but only cooked very lightly: This is Teppanyaki, one of the tastiest cuts of chicken breast. Next, something richer, deep fried in a batter - Tempura. And then Ebi Chili (stir fried shrimp in chilli sauce), making a welcome counterpoint on the palate.

The red meat was delectable. Given only a brief time over the fire, it is still red and rare, soft but firm, full of flavors but none of the heaviness or off-tastes that often mar this meat at previous attempts at Yakitoriya.

We closed our meal with another house specialty, a serving of 'Macha ice cream', green tea flavour deftly married on to a ice cream recipe, that 'looks' like a distant cousin of 'Pistachio ice cream'.

Tokyo Bay boasts all three — authentic, enjoyable food and an ambiance that is warm but never boisterous.

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Reviewed September 18, 2012

Tokyo bay was my first experience with Japanese cuisine and it was the best. I had gone there with friends and family and they could not imagine that a place like Cochin had such an upscale place. The ambiance is minimalistic and service great....the service staff help you and guide you with menu and make sure you have a truly Japanese experience! The Executive Chef Nishioka San is from the heartland of Japan and stresses on the art of eating healthy and delicious food,...it was great to meet him and discover that Japanese food has such a wide variety to offer! Tokyo Bay even has a Tatami room where you and your family/friends can have private time for yourselves! Great place! Great Ambience! Great food Great service and Great Price....a must visit for all those looking for a fine dining experience ...if you are in Cochin and have not been to Tokyo Bay...you have missed the good things in life!

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5  Thank SarabjotBhogal
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Reviewed September 13, 2012 via mobile

There were several Japanese diners, always a good sign, when I went to this place. And they were doing elaborate bowing to their senior compatriots in the tatami room. The chef is also Japanese. I thought the sushi combo was a good value at 800++ so I ordered it. The rolls were quite okay, but didn't entirely hold together, which may be because my chopstick skills are not what they were. The service was very good, and the overall experience was fine. It is always surprising to find Japanese cuisine in an Indian city, and I seriously doubt if a small town like Kochi can sustain it. Well, the owners are brave to try. Good luck to them. Bangalore now has at least four Japanese places, and though far from the sea, the sushi in eg harima is not bad. Btw why doesn't the trip advisor android app not let me post the photos I took? Isn't that sort of the whole point of the app? Instant review from phone?

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1  Thank malabarcoast
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Reviewed August 16, 2012

I enjoyed yet another relaxed wonderful Japanese Lunch, as always at my beloved one and only Japanese Restaurant in Kochi - Tokyo Bay; last week. I absolutely "looovvve" this place, for its delicious food, serene ambience, minimalist decor and faultless service.

The delectable fare started with my perennial favourite Hoso Maki (Slender Sushi rolls) Tekka Maki (12 Nori (seaweed)-wrapped Raw Tuna Sushi rolls); alongwith Buta Bara (Barbecued skewers of Pork Ribs) followed by the mains which included a Miso Soup, Tsukemono (Japanese Pickles) with the Pork Katsu Don (Pork cutlet with onion and egg on the rice) accompanied with the subtle Shizouka Koucha (Japanese Black Tea) topped with the Uji Matcha Green Tea ice cream.

This experience left me "lightly satiated" - a new type of an unheavy, unaccustomed pleasurable satiation for the experimental Kochi palate. I recommend this restaurant as a must visit for all the adventurous foodies in Kochi, looking for a genuine experience of a new unfamiliar cuisine. This new place really grows on you. I have already been there with family five times. I really feel many more of us must enjoy this lovely eatery. The radiant presence of the cheerful and affable Mrs Joey Bhogal who makes it a point to check on one's experience; must be another one of the reasons the place bears the hallmark of a well-oiled, efficiently run establishment and one comes away with a special feeling of being taken care of. I am already looking forward to my next trip to Tokyo Bay, Kochi, which hopefully would be next week.

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7  Thank DPurushothamanPillay
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Reviewed August 6, 2012

Tokyo Bay is the only sushi restaurant in Kochi. The interiors are very tastefully done and its very spacious, great place to go as a couple. as a family, and they even have a private room for larger groups.

The food is super delicious with a wide varied of sushi and other Japanese food. There's also Chinese food for those who want some variety.

The prices, given the quality of the food and decor is just right.

I met the owners George and his wife Roopa on that night I dined and they are very warm, friendly and gracious with an attention for detail. They come almost every night which is a good sign for any new restaurant.

Location: Its located in the Presidency hotel which has parking space for your car.

Overall: A must go place to not only enjoy great food and a fine dining experience but in case you've not tried sushi before, then I'd encourage you go to experience authentic Japanese cuisine and expand your palate and tastes.

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2  Thank soaringtree
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