Now that the weather is finally warming up, the social butterfly inside me is ready to spread its wings once again. I finally got to catch up with a fellow foodie friend of mine who told me about this Japanese restaurant which is just steps off of Yonge Street and Charles called Tokyo Kitchen that specializes in Japanese fare that isn’t sushi, ramen or izakaya food. I know, your mind is blown.
Tokyo Kitchen instead serves up Japanese soup noodles such as udon or soba, and katsu curry. They do have sushi and sashimi available to order, but if I were you, I’d order some of their noodles or curry instead.
The interior of the restaurant is very quaint and is surprisingly quiet to dine in seeing as its very close to Yonge Street. Warning to the diner, there are no washrooms here, so you’ll have to do your business elsewhere.
I ordered their Kitsune Soba for about $10 and it was decent. The broth was simple and clean and I liked that their fried tofu was slightly sweet it went very well with the broth. I was surprised with the buckwheat soba noodles as the flavour wasn’t as strong as I expected. I suspect them having some regular wheat flour in there that takes some of the buckwheat nuttiness away. Shame, I wanted the full buckwheat noodle experience.
When I do return here, it will be to try their curry as I heard good things about it.
Until we dine again,
-The Piquey Eater