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“Paseo Colorado Teppanyaki”
Review of Tokyo Wako

Tokyo Wako
Ranked #346 of 711 Restaurants in Pasadena
Price range: $20 - $25
Cuisines: Japanese
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Hong Kong, China
Level 5 Contributor
45 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Paseo Colorado Teppanyaki”
Reviewed September 2, 2012

I have been going to both of the locations for several years, one in Arcadia, and the other within Paseo Colorado Shopping Center in Pasadena... I now strongly prefer the location in Pasadena, but, I will admit, the combination of sushi bar/large waiting area/bar/restaurant/teppan tables can be confusing! I always prefer the teppan tables (seat 8), which will typically be more than just your guests eating with you......The entrees are plentiful, and the combinations can be shared among your guests/family, if you have lighter eaters....unless you are really hungry, I wouldn't waste your money on the sushi as appetizers...(there are many other sushi places in Pasadena), but, of course, I have done this :)

If you want great value, do their lunch specials in the afternoon....

  • Visited August 2012
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Japanese first
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English first
Midway, Kentucky
Level 6 Contributor
168 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
“knick, knack, patty, whack”
Reviewed August 23, 2012

This has always been a family favorite. The kids enjoy watching as the chef flips shrimp, plays with fire and tosses eggs into his hat - its a great show. Although you may want to remind your kids NOT TO TRY THIS AT HOME. ;) The service is good, the food is good and the food prep brings a smile to the kids faces. A little more expensive but I just figure in the talented chef showing off as part of the bill. A good place to visit, you'll leave full and if you're a dad you can "... roll all the way home."

  • Visited August 2012
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Altadena, California
Level 6 Contributor
187 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
“Pleasantly Surprised!”
Reviewed August 16, 2012

I don't know why I wasn't expecting much, maybe because it is a small chain and because there is a sushi bar, a regular restaurant, and a teppanyaki restaurant. It was my birthday and I wanted sushi, but we had tickets for a movie so decided to try this restaurant at Paseo Colorado. We ate at the regular restaurant, which is basic table service with a full menu of sushi, sashimi, main courses, noodles, etc. Everything we had was fresh & delicious. The assorted sashimi for $19 was 3 pieces each of salmon, yellowtail, white fish, tuna, seared ahi. The pieces were large & thick, and the perfect temperature. The Firecracker cut roll was delicious, and the "Pocky Ball" was beautiful & unusual. Definitely will return!

  • Visited August 2012
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Thank NatAtHome
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Big Bear Lake, California
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Always excellent”
Reviewed May 23, 2012

We have been going for years, still love it. If you are anti social, possibly avoid as you are seated with others, which is standard for this type of restaurant. I was there a few months ago with a large group, no complaints and going back tomorrow with a date! Sometimes people don't understand the service aspect as the servers tend to do everything at the table all at once, so if you know you don't expect specific service. It's all orders at once... One big happy family

  • Visited February 2012
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Thank SueinBigBear
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Taipei, Taiwan
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Bad Service”
Reviewed May 7, 2012

Visit the restaurant with my daughter on a Friday evening, we did not have reservation but they did seat us right a way. I don't know is it because they were understaffed, my daughter have to ask for water three times before she finally got it. Our meal comes with ice cream as it stated on the menu, however the server did not bother to offer it to us, I have to ask for it, and it took them a long time to bring it to us. But they did manage to give me the bill and take my credit card at matter of second! The food was good, and the chef making the food was fun. But the service is very bad!

  • Visited May 2012
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