Wednesday, December 12th

Tokyo by way of the Jersey Shore

Tokyo Japanese Restaurant

My sisters and I have a tradition whenever I’m back in town: Sushi at Tokyo. Our men come with us and we make a big night of it, ordering tons of sushi and consuming lots of bubbly beverages. It’s one of my favorite things to do and I have fond memories at this little BYOB sushi restaurant in Rio Grande, NJ.

On my recent trip home we continued the tradition and I brought my camera. Here’s what we ate. Edamame, Shrimp Gyoza, and Avocado Sensation. The latter was described as a salad, so we were delighted when it was brought out and looked like a volcano.


Shrimp Gyoza

Avocado Sensation

Next we had an Asparagus and Beef Roll, Yaki Nasu, and delicious sushimi marinating in a vinegar mixture.

Asparagus and Beef Roll

Yaki Nasu


We sampled a selection of rolls and I didn’t catch the name of everything. The first two are the Lonely Angel Roll and the Jalapeño Roll. The others…I’m not sure. So good though.

Lonely Angel Roll

Jalapeno Roll

sushi roll

sushi roll

Does this seem like a lot of food already? Yes, it was. But then we got the glorious boat. I want that boat to sail back into my life. The sushi at Tokyo is so fresh. And the prices are great. We walked away from this meal, generous tip included, for $35 a person. I know! I can’t believe it either. If you are anywhere near the Jersey Shore, you should go right now.

sushi boat

sushi boat

Sushi Chefs

I love this little gem.

2 Responses

  1. Lauren says:

    Awe! Love Tokyo. Great piece!

  2. Lee says:

    That was an amazing meal and your pictures are beautiful. Can’t wait to do it again!

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