Text & photos by Colin Brown Translated by Ann Lee
30-3, DaPi Rd, Niaosong Township
Hours: 11 am-2:30 pm,
5 pm-2 am
Credit cards not accepted.
No service charge.
Chinese & English menu.
After a baseball game at Cheng Ching Lake, head down the street to Tokyo City. Tokyo city is a new and growing traditional Japanese restaurant with something for everyone.
Try out their thick cut Sashimi (NT$180-220) or sample their choices from the grill including eel, salmon, teriyaki beef, pork steaks, clams, squid, or shrimp (NT$130-250). Fresh seafood is abundant with Salmon or Swordfish Stir Fry, and many other dishes from the wok (NT$160-220). They also have a large selection of red & white wines (Yellow Tail being predominant), rice wines, beer and other drinks to enjoy, including a large selection of Japanese Sake.
The Bacon and Asparagus B.B.Q. Stick Roll (NT$30) came sizzling hot and was very tender and juicy, the asparagus still nice and crisp. The Sweet and Sour Chicken mixed with Red and Green Peppers and Pineapple (NT$160) was very tasty. The Tokyo City Special Salad (NT$180) was quite large and very fresh with crisp greens, asparagus, corn on the cob, shrimp, and squid.
The restaurant is divided into four styles. The old traditional Japanese dining room, with Japanese furniture and lighting, is a beautiful setting for an elegant evening. The open air patio is a very quiet place to eat and be merry under the moon and stars. Listen to the birds and feel the breeze from Cheng Ching Lake as you gaze up into the heavens.
The covered dining area seems to be the most popular place for diners; the wooden benches and tables, under the soft lighting from the Traditional Japanese Lanterns, make for a relaxing night among friends.
If you're up for a function or some KTV, reserve one of the banquet rooms with a table for twenty. Tokyo City has some great specials for you to treat your friends to a great feast without blowing your budget.