The Dish: Tokyo Grill offers new culture, food tricks
Nov. 8, 2010 at 5:08 a.m.
Updated Nov. 10, 2010 at 5:10 a.m.
IF YOU GOLocation: 5006 N. Navarro St., Victoria
Hours: Sunday- Thursday 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Friday-Saturday 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Sushi Happy Hour on weekdays 2:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Your mother's rules against playing with your food at dinner do not apply here.
On any given evening at Tokyo Grill, you'll see grilled shrimp flying through the air or miniature raw onion volcanoes, and that doesn't even cover the cultural awakening awaiting you with the cuisine.
Like nothing you've ever experienced before, the Hibachi grill method of dining provides dinner and a show as the chef prepares the meal tableside, wowing you with food tricks and flames.
Did we mention the part about eating with strangers?
All a part of its appeal, you are seated around the grill with several others, introducing you to the collectivism culture enjoyed in Japan.
For a more intimate affair, however, Tokyo Grill also has a dining room available with booths and tables, along with a robust menu of bento boxes (compartmentalized trays serving meat, vegetables, tempura and California rolls), teriyaki dishes and more.
Also, don't miss out on Sushi Happy Hour. With more than 25 types of sushi available, from tuna, clam, or snow crab to squid, octopus, or wasabi-laced rolls, this is one happy hour you don't want to miss.