The entrance to the family section
Tel: 01 4605672
Tokyo Restaurant website
It was an anniversary recently, and we celebrated one of the anniversaries in Riyadh. (I have three anniversaries) We decided to go out for dinner and chose Japanese cuisine. Originally, we were going to go to Zuma, but alas, work commitments meant we stayed in the Kingdom
Tokyo Japanese restaurant was the first japanese restaurant in Riyadh, and perhaps the most successful. Popular with expats and Saudi’s alike, it’s a great place to eat japanese food in a comfortable setting. Like most of the service industry, you will be served by Pinoys or Indian waiters. The restaurant underwent a major renovation this year, and this was my first visit since.
I’m not a big fan of eating out in Asian restaurants because I always leave with a headache from the MSG-laden soy sauces used during the cooking. However, Tokyo left me a little surprised…I did not have a headache afterwards. In fact, I found the food to be great. The sashimi was also very fresh and enjoyable. I found the staff to be extremely helpful – they kept running back and forth to ask the chefs which dishes were suitable for vegans! Furthermore, since I was on a gluten-free month, I didn’t want to eat udon or soba noodles. The staff were very happy to accommodate this request and went to buy organic gluten free noodles from Biobest! Now that’s what I call service! The only complaint is that the noise level feels a tad bit higher, but perhaps that was because we went out to dinner at 9pm.
If you’re a person with specific dietary requirements, I would highly suggest letting the restaurant know in advance. That way, you’ll be able to enjoy your meal just a little bit more. 🙂
Spending an anniversary in Riyadh was different, compared to say spending an anniversary in Paris. Nonetheless, I really appreciated the kindness of the staff who made our day a little more special!
Thank you, Tokyo Restaurant!
Miso soup and salad that you are greeted with upon arrival
Unagi on the left….Crab & avacado on the right
Assortment of sashimi and more Unagi
Rice noodles in broth with deep fried tofu