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Authentic Japanese food can be found only at Tokyo

This recently-opened restaurant next to Kramáre is the first of its kind in Bratislava. Though it doesn't totally come up to expectations for those more familiar with Japanese cuisine, Tokyo Restaurant deserves a lot of credit for attempting to introduce a new style of cuisine to the area. A light, clean atmosphere welcomes you at the top of the stairs as you come in. White partitioned areas with tables for four, set with chopsticks and dinnerware one would expect in any Japanese establishment, give this place a genuine Japanese feel. The main dining room seats 90. There are private rooms - one seats 12, the other is for larger groups of 25.

Address: Stromova ulica 16
Phone: 375-406
Cuisine: Japanese
Hours: 11:00 - 22:30 daily
Reservations: Not necessary
English menu: Yes (German also)
Credit Cards: VISA, Euro/MC
Recommended: Moderately


This recently-opened restaurant next to Kramáre is the first of its kind in Bratislava. Though it doesn't totally come up to expectations for those more familiar with Japanese cuisine, Tokyo Restaurant deserves a lot of credit for attempting to introduce a new style of cuisine to the area.

A light, clean atmosphere welcomes you at the top of the stairs as you come in. White partitioned areas with tables for four, set with chopsticks and dinnerware one would expect in any Japanese establishment, give this place a genuine Japanese feel. The main dining room seats 90. There are private rooms - one seats 12, the other is for larger groups of 25.

The menu has over 50 dishes, ranging in price from 119 Sk to 420 Sk for a fondue-style dish. The menu also features five soups and ten lunches at a very reasonable price of 119 Sk which includes soup, rice and a main course. Japanese beer is available (115 Sk). A plate of sashimi costs 580 Sk, with a sushi plate at 525 Sk.

One of our dining companions began with a tempura appetizer which was crispy and light, just as it should be, and served in a pretty basket. I tried some of the sushi appetizers. Tokyo Restaurant imports its sushi from Vienna two or three times a week. The tuna that we sampled was not as fresh as it should have been, but the shrimp was fine. The ginger was very fresh. Another of our companions had the sizzling beef (289 Sk), which smelled superb as it was brought to our table. The meat was good, but not of the quality it should have been, and the sauce was a bit salty. We also tried the skewered chicken (119 Sk) which was attractive and tasted good, though the portion was modest.

We had a pleasant waiter who spoke excellent English and answered all of our questions about the various dishes as we tried to make our selection. The meal came to 400 Sk for each including tip, though one can dine well at Tokyo Restaurant for 200 Sk if one orders the lunch specials. Bon Appetit!

Paul Zendzian and Madeline Vadkerty are the authors of Bon Appetit Bratislava!, which will be published later this year.

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