Part of the problem with many of downtown Manhattan’s restaurants is that they have just been there so darn long. You walk past the front and you look at the menu and prices are not at all congruent with market rates. You scratch your head and wonder why. Then you step inside and see that the ultimate disrepair, running together with the cheap prices makes some kind of perverse sense to you. The restaurant is falling apart, their lease is nearly up, they have to keep prices in line with what they put into the business, else no one would come. But that’s not for you. That’s not for most people in fact; you are just concerned with getting a good meal at a fair shake in pleasant surroundings, with walls that don’t have occupants.
Enter Taste of Tokyo. The prices at Taste of Tokyo are not totally outrageous, but you also can tell that they care about their business; putting quality of food and surroundings as top priority for their guests and for their staff.
Tokyo, remember, is in Japan so Taste of Tokyo is naturally Japanese. At Taste of Tokyo you are going to get your rolls, you are going to get your sushi, and you are going to get your Bento Boxes, just to start. There are also some surprises on the entrée menu at Taste of Tokyo which are likely to please and surprise many.
Taste of Tokyo is renowned for their teriyaki dishes and the teriyaki menu on the Taste of Tokyo entrée menu is impressive indeed: Teriyaki favorites include shrimp teriyaki, chicken teriyaki, beef teriyaki, and scallops teriyaki. However Taste of Tokyo doesn’t stop there; they have a number of other exotic teriyaki entrees for their guests: white fish teriyaki, shrimp teriyaki, tuna teriyaki, tofu teriyaki, even vegetable teriyaki which should please many of the harder-core, healthy New Yorkers.
While Taste of Tokyo is open for lunch and dinner, they actually close kind of early (9:30) and they close totally on Saturday and Sunday for lunch. Just so you know. Taste of Tokyo actually also closes between lunch (11-3:30) and dinner (5-9:30) during the week, so if you are visiting Taste of Tokyo, you should be aware of that.
It’s also a fact that New York City restaurants are better to visit for lunch than for dinner; you get generally better service, generally better prices, and you get home before the goblins of New York City Nights come out to haunt. Taste of Tokyo is no different; their lunch specials are generous and inexpensive! But whether for lunch or for dinner you should come out and see what Taste of Tokyo in the Financial District is all about!