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“Unfortunately hit or miss”
Review of Tokyo Japanese

Tokyo Japanese
Ranked #167 of 281 Restaurants in Hillsboro
Cuisines: Japanese
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Portland, OR
Level 6 Contributor
133 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
“Unfortunately hit or miss”
Reviewed February 24, 2014

Tokyo Japanese used to be our go-to Sushi place when we first moved to the area, I remember in 2005 an older couple preparing the food and waiting the tables. Different people have been running the restaurant since and the quality of the food has become rather inconsistent and we stopped visiting a few years ago.

A few weeks ago I wanted to give the place another try and ordered take out and found out that things have not changed much. We had chicken teriyaki which we have always liked, it comes on a bed of cabbage which is partially caramelized and very tasty. The actual sushi rolls we ordered were where things were less enjoyable. The spicy tuna rolls did have a good amount of solid (not squashed bits as we have had elsewhere) tuna but did not have any spice to them. Dragon rolls seemed to have a lot of mayonnaise in them. They were dressed in plenty of fish on the outside though. The eel rolls had way too much avocado in them. We also had shrimp tempura rolls and spider rolls we thought tasted "off." The presentation was ok given it was take out. Portion sizes were quite small.

Considering things tend to be on the pricey side even as sushi is considered I need them to do much better for me to come back.

  • Visited February 2014
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English first
Victoria, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
151 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Poor Choice of Lunch Order”
Reviewed February 10, 2014

We went into Tokyo Japanese for lunch as we were passing by. The staff was welcoming and friendly. This is a small restaurant in a strip mall, but seemed to be clean and well organized.
After eating the fresh and very good courtesy salad we both ordered the Ramen soup - Big Mistake. I asked for the crab and prawn. There was no crab available, therefore changed to prawn and vegetable, same as my wife's. This consisted of two smallish prawns, two pieces of small (1/4") carrots, two pieces of bok Choy (stem only) and tons of noodles. We were both disapppointed, and wished we had ordered other choices. Would have rated this at 2 1/2 stars. We may or may not return.

  • Visited February 2014
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Thank wanderers1001
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Haifa, Israel
Level 5 Contributor
49 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“Great japanese place with family atmosphere”
Reviewed March 10, 2013

We had a dinner after 9 pm.
We were the only customers at this time, and the service was great. It felt as a small family place, with great atmosphere. We asked for special rolls, which were not on the menu, and they had no problem to do it for us. The food was very good, fresh and tasty.
I would recommend special camomile and ginger ice tea, made for order.
It's super sweet, but very good.
I would definitely go back to this place on my next visit to Hillsboro.

  • Visited March 2013
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Thank TanyaKBS
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new westminster
Level 6 Contributor
180 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 230 helpful votes
“good japanese place”
Reviewed September 5, 2012

great service and fresh food, we came for dinner at around 6pm on weekend, we had seats right away, we spent about $50 for a very wonderful dinner for 3 of us.

Visited September 2012
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1 Thank jack m
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Guam USA
Level 6 Contributor
126 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“Love the Katsu!”
Reviewed June 12, 2012

We are frequent visitors to the Hillsboro area of Oregon and make it a point to go to Tokyo Japanese restaurant when we are in town because we love the food there - very authentic tasting. and we should know since we live in a place where the japanese restaurants have japanese chefs cooking the food. Shout out to their chicken katsu, spicy beef and tempura. consistently yummy! service is good with friendly and attentive staff.

Visited May 2012
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Thank MYSPIKE
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