About Tokyo Japanese Steakhouse
We serve deliciously fresh Japanese cuisine and drinks. Our team provides quality service, and we look forward to welcoming you. We hope to greet you and friends or family, at Tokyo Japanese Steak House Restaurant located in Newton, Massachusetts.
Please let us know if you would like an Hibachi or Shabu dinner.
Hibachi, Shabu-shabu, Sushi
Hours of Operation:
Sunday - Thursday: 11:30am - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 11:30am - 11:00pm. 15% discount for college students, Free hibachi birthday dinner, minimum party of 2 and up, ID required, discounts can not be combined with any other offer.
$30 and under
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
Located at Mall at Chestnut Hill
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Private Room, Takeout
Special Events & Promotions:
Free Birthday Dinner on Teppanyaki Table with Two or More Parties. ID Required.
College Students 15% OFF. ID required.
Tokyo Japanese Steakhouse Ratings and Reviews
I really do like this restaurant, but th ...
I really do like this restaurant, but the experience is sometimes a little hit or miss, depending on how many people are in the restaurant, and how much time you have to spend. The staff is informative and helpful, even if they can come across as impatient (checking in frequently and clearing plates quickly). If you're eating the shabu (hot pot) or sushi, I recommend keeping a menu at the table, in case you'd like to add something to your order later on in the meal; the portions are moderate, but the food is genuinely delicious, and very easy to customize. I do wish the restaurant had some ambient music to set a nice tone for dining, rather than listening to nothing but a dozen boiling pots and conversations.
Went to Tokyo Japanese Steakhouse with f ...
Went to Tokyo Japanese Steakhouse with four friends after hearing good things. Unfortunately it was a rather bad experience and certainly won't go back.
The server took almost 20 minutes to take our order despite it being a slow Thursday night. After we ordered the first food didn't come for 20 minutes, and though we had ordered three rolls, only one was delivered, the other two came 10 minutes later.
Our beers were all served warm, basically undrinkable, and the hostess (who ended up very nicely helping us out because the server had disappeared) said the beer cooler hadn't been working right for a week. If it had been a week why not get it fixed? She later went and got two beer pitchers and filled them with ice and water which was great.
Later when we wanted another round of beer, I had to again go find the hostess because the server was gone. And again when we wanted the check.
Food was decent, hostess was great, just a pity about the terrible service.
Not a fan - food quality and service are ...
Not a fan - food quality and service are lacking. We visited on a busy Saturday night and they seemed to be understaffed. It took a while to get drinks. The overall food quality was more like fast food - iceberg lettuce salads that were pre made several hours prior to dinner drowning in a tasteless dressing out of a can, chicken on the hibachi that was soaked in a sodium laden sauce with little flavor, and overcooked salmon with a seafood sauce that they could not describe. We were wary of cross-contamination of scallops since we had a person with allergies. They didn't seem to understand that we didn't want the scallops touching the chicken. Never really saw the waiter after we ordered. Tasteless food and weak service made for a poor experience. Fuji is a better option in Needham for this type of cuisine.
Hidden Hot-Pot Gem
This really is a great little restaurant. The menu has some traditional classics, with a great selection (including vegetarian). The sushi was great, but my favorite is the shabu shabu (also known elsewhere as "hot pot"), which I really recommend. Great for a date, although definitely on the casual side. Located in the corner of a nice mall (The Shops at Chestnut Hill), I've probably driven past it a hundred times without knowing it was there; I'm glad to have found it, and will definitely be going back.
Very nice b'day family lunch
Everyone liked the food and the experience of Hibachi during last Saturday b'day lunch with family. Food and drinks were delicious. We ordered several non alcoholic lychee frozen drinks and from alcoholic section "love potion" and Sapporo. All were great! Drinks are very affordable there and a good variety too. Will stop here again sometimes.
Food good, value so so, customer service awful
Food was good quality. Skimpy on combination plates, and poor customer service. Had a coupon, and after spending significant money, was told they added a restriction that wasn't on the coupon. Had to argue for 20 minutes before they would honor what was rightfully our discount.
Staff couldn't handle rush
Came here on a Saturday night. Frank Pepe's was extremely busy and overflow likely went to Tokyo. We had reservations, but women in the front seemed overwhelmed and was letting various parties in regardless of reservations.
The waiter seemed rushed and didn't even ask us for a drink order. We had to ask him.
Chef put on a good show and food was as expected.
I would recommend coming mid week.
Why make a reservation when you can wait?
Arrived @ 6:25 for 6:30 reservation. Place packed with people waiting. Hostess said would be "few minutes"no apology for delay, no smile nothing. We're seated @ 7:05. No apology for delay . Waited another 10 minutes for hibachi chef (who did apologize & was very pleasant & entertaining). Waited to order drinks, waited for drinks to come, waited for someone to see if we would like another drink or if everything was OK.
Food was typical hibachi (took our kids, they like it).
Asked manager/ hostess for check (could not find waiter) & told her we were not happy about wait & service. She could not have cared less. Made no response & came back with check.
If you have kids & like to wait for mediocre food & enjoy bad service, this is the place for you.
Great for Birthday Party
We had a wonderful party: 7 adults, 2 kids, 2 infants. The kids were fascinated by the chef, who was a great entertainer. Even when there was no cooking at our grill, it was fun to watch cooking at other grills. And they brought our birthday cake in while beating a gong. It was a great time.
Service was awful. They didn't seem to k ...
Service was awful. They didn't seem to know what they were doing. When we were greeted by the hostess it took 10 minutes to acknowledge us. It took 15 minutes for some one to take our order. With Negative temperatures they had the AC blowing. Asking the waitress question was like pulling teeth and she seemed very annoyed. Not a good way to spend Valentines Day
Drinks were the only good part
This restaurant was able to accommodate several food allergies and special requests, despite it being a full house (Valentine's night - packed)! Our chef, Frankie, was pleasant, entertaining, and happy to take care of our particular needs. Our meals were delicious and fresh. The cocktails were tasty. So glad to have dined here.
We have only eaten here once the other t ...
We have only eaten here once the other two reservations were not honored and we were never seated so we left. They are over booking their tables and people are crowded at the front desk that have reservations waiting to sit.
Busy and fun
The restaurant was over flowing with people, walk-in, long lists, families, adults - crazy.
However, we had a reservation and had asked for corner seats at the Hibachi table. Within two minutes, we got our table and the seating we had asked for. I was very impressed.
Great Birthday Hibachi
This place has a birthday special. The birthday person gets a free Hibachi! In addition, the food was tasty. However, the fried rice portion, though, also tasty, was quite small. One special treat was that it had bean sprout (Chinese vegetable) and that is uncommon. Overall, the value was very good and the food was tasty.
We tried Shabu Shabu...fun yum!
We tried Shabu Shabu for the first time and really enjoyed our experience and time together. We all oreded miso for the brothband soba for our noodles, then we had a vegetarian, surf and turf, and two beef orders. Everyone had fun cooking their own lunch. Plenty of food and all meals included plenty of veggies. We look forward to going back soon!
Not enough staff
Waited for 45 minutes just for the appetizers, were told that the sushi chef had not even started to make the order at that point. Asked to cancel the order, was told by the waitress that was not possible as the order has already been submitted. So, on the one had, the chef had not made the order after 45 minutes, but on the other hand, the customer can not cancel the order even though it was not yet made!
Sorry but not that great
We tried a bit of sushi - not very good. Warm, which was a little scary, and I had to spit out part of my Hamachi due to some sort of tendon or something. The soup and salad that came with the grilled part of our meal was good and the grilled chicken and beef dishes that we had were pretty good, though quite greasy. Service was fine but we felt rushed. Music was absolutely atrocious to be subjected to.
Shabu is the reason to come
The shabu is great, however, the staff speaks very little English (or pretends not to speak English) so if you have any questions about the menu...good luck. We kept waiting for our server to come back for more cocktails. They could have made a lot more money that night had the service been a bit more attentive.
Wait staff is not friendly, hard to get ...
Wait staff is not friendly, hard to get served anything else after placing initial order. The hostess is not friendly, too crowded. I have been here many times because my little one always wants to go here, but it consistently disappoints. The orders are wrong, they charge extra when you change your rice to fried, even with your $30 entree.
Better than others for same type of food
We come here every so often as my spouse likes the teppanyaki dinners. Compared to some other restaurants I do think this one is superior. The soup is okay and the salad dressing is better than other restaurants. I think the dipping sauces are superior to other similar restaurants. As is not uncommon, the steaks are never quite cooked as requested, usually medium rather than medium rare. This time I asked the chef to not use whatever saturated fat he usually cooks with the steaks. It's totally unnecessary for them to add the lump of fat. Though he forgot, which was annoying, I at least had less of it when I restated my request.
Most of the Tokyo Steakhouse is a hibach ...
Most of the Tokyo Steakhouse is a hibachi style and we sat in the regular sushi/hot pot area. It was pretty loud, especially because the bar separates the two areas and there were exceptionally loud patrons in the bar area.
The food was fine. Average sushi, but reasonably priced and entrees included soup and salad, which was nice and not typical. But we ordered brown rice, the server said fine, but returned to say the chef forgot to make brown rice that day! What? It's supposed toe available, but the chef forgot?
The miso soup was saltier than most and the salad was pretty lame and drenched in dressing, with an inch of water in the bottom of the bowl.
A big problem was the server clearly was not fluent in English and couldn't answer some of our questions; a problem because one of our diners has allergies.
An ok experience. Wouldn't rush back.
We had a very nice time, and the food -- ...
We had a very nice time, and the food -- we had steak and salmon -- was delicious. Particularly good was the vegetable tempura we had for an appetizer. Service was efficient and friendly, and the chef was good as well.
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