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Tokyo Hibachi in Springfield, NJ

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noya Nov 11, 2011 10:20 AM

Anyone know anything about this new restaurant?
Googled but nothing came up...thanks!

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    danielf82 Nov 21, 2012 12:35 PM

    They have w working website at www.tokyohibachinj.com
    I tried it recently. I ordered the Hibachi Steak lunch special. It was a bit on the oily side, but it was tasty. It was a bit skimpy on the amount of meat, most of it was veggies.
    Overall, it wasn't bad. I think I'll try something I'm more familiar with next time, like the sesame chicken, so I can compare it to other chinese places I've been to.

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      marissaj Nov 21, 2012 01:40 PM

      My dh LOVES the seared wontons with the garlic sauce. Also the dumplings.

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      helou Jul 31, 2012 05:20 PM

      My husband works close by and often picks up some food to bring home, often to fill in the rest of our supper. We were there just this afternoon and took home some snacks. We both find the food very nice and tasty, and the people are very accommodating. This time we got the spring rolls (always good), and 2 sets of wings, regular fried and the Japanese (agree with Moshe from Pardes about those).
      The people who were there eating also seemed to be enjoying their food very much.

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        Moishefrompardes Jul 31, 2012 03:16 PM

        the japanese wings & dumplings are my favorites.

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          Sunnigrl73 Mar 19, 2012 09:54 AM

          Website with menu: http://whatamall.net/tokyohibachi.htm

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            DeisCane Mar 19, 2012 09:59 AM

            Just to the menu. The site is terrible: http://whatamall.net/TKOMenu.pdf

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              helou Mar 19, 2012 11:09 AM

              Anyone been there recently? How is it?

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                marissaj Mar 19, 2012 03:24 PM

                We LOVE it. If you like the Chinese food in Elizabeth and are wondering why it changed recently, it is because the old chef there is now an owner of this restaurant.
                We are not the easiest family to feed- my DH eats anything, I am a veggie and my DS only eats chicken and rice and yet they remember our order and make perfect food each time.
                You MUST try the spring rolls if you go- they are delicious.

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                  helou Mar 20, 2012 09:20 AM

                  You talked me into it. My husband works in Union, not far away on Morris Avenue - I'll have him bring home supper this week.

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                    marissaj Mar 23, 2012 09:16 AM

                    we have some favorites and some thing my DH wont touch. Stay away from the bourbon chicken and teriyaki chicken sticks.
                    He recommends the sweet n sour chicken and/ or general tzo's.

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                  rogerharries Mar 23, 2012 07:45 AM

                  It's so so. Been there a few times. Food is greasy but edible.

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                    lazercal Jul 31, 2012 06:58 AM

                    any updates or working website? I am looking for a place to stop for lunch on a friday on the way back to NY from the Poconos

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                      DeisCane Jul 31, 2012 07:16 AM

                      I ate there a little over a month ago and was pleased. The food was slightly above average and the service and prices were fine.

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                        noya Jul 31, 2012 04:58 PM

                        We've been a bunch of times. Owners are sweet, food is nice (not excellent, but tasty for sure). Prices are quite reasonable. We enjoy the teriyaki tofu with veggies and brown rice, which also works out to be a healthier meal. Enjoy!

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                  helou Nov 17, 2011 01:38 PM

                  If anyone goes there, please let us know how it is. It would be so great to have a good restaurant there. Are there any other kosher places in Springfield?

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                    DeisCane Nov 17, 2011 02:23 PM

                    There's a kosher bagel shop and an ice cream shop (newly kosher). There used to be a shawarma place. It closed about 3 years ago.

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                      DeisCane Jan 9, 2012 08:47 AM

                      New article/review on the restaurant. Hopefully it's getting its footing.

                      http://njjewishnews.com/article/7803/...

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                        dannygrl45 Jan 9, 2012 09:35 AM

                        They expanded the menu last week - its nice that there are a bunch of new options - mostly chinese.

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                          marissaj Jan 12, 2012 09:54 AM

                          went there on monday= owner is sooooooooo nice and food was pretty good! good service and lunch specials were very reasonable. Even my 3 year old found something to eat.

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                    vallevin Nov 11, 2011 11:18 AM

                    How did you hear about it? What's the supervision?
                    Where is it located?
                    Is it open Motzei Shabbos?

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                      DeisCane Nov 12, 2011 12:35 PM

                      From the congregation Israel site:
                      NEW RESTAURANT IN TOWN: Tokyo Hibachi opening November 17, 2011 November 11, 2011 ***NEW RESTAURANT IN TOWN: Tokyo Hibachi, a new kosher Japanese-Chinese restaurant under the Vaad of MetroWest, will be opening this coming Thursday, November 17th, right on Morris Avenue!!***

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                        dannygrl45 Nov 17, 2011 08:07 AM

                        Tokyo Hibachi opened today -- it is under the Orthodox hashgacha of Vaad of Metrowest. Enjoy!

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                          vallevin Nov 17, 2011 08:22 AM

                          Someone I know at the Vaad gave me a preview menu (and told me specifically not to circulate it),

                          But here is the contact info:
                          238 Morris Ave Springfield NJ 07081
                          Tel.: 973-258-1158 • Fax: 973-258-1198
                          Sun-Thurs 11-9
                          Friday 11-2
                          Sat 7-12

                          Menu is very limited, Vegtables/Chicken/Beef Teriyaki or Hibachi Style, Chicken Wings.
                          Some typical appetizers. No sushi.

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                            DeisCane Nov 17, 2011 08:57 AM

                            OK, so it's in "downtown" Springfield. That's close enough for kosher keepers in Maplewood, Livingston, Millburn and even South/West Orange. Hope it's worth supporting!

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                              noya Nov 17, 2011 10:57 AM

                              thanks for the info. so strange that there's no website, or even facebook page...

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                                DeisCane Nov 17, 2011 11:00 AM

                                Huge mistake these days not to have a web presence on opening day. It takes so little money and time too!

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                                  dannygrl45 Nov 17, 2011 11:11 AM

                                  I agree, hopefully theyre tackle that soon!

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                                grishania Nov 17, 2011 11:35 AM

                                What is a price range? Is it open Motzi Shabbat?

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                                  vallevin Nov 17, 2011 11:44 AM

                                  DO NOT RELY ON THIS INFORMATION.

                                  I only had a mock-up menu, but according to that, yes they will open Motzei Shabbos and lunch plates were under 10, dinner plates under 15.

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                                    dannygrl45 Nov 17, 2011 11:57 AM

                                    the restaurant is open until 12 am on Sat. night

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