Tokie's Japanese Restaurant

★★★★☆
  • 1058 Shell Blvd G

    Foster City, CA 94404

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  • 650-570-6609

About Tokie's Japanese Restaurant

Hours
Lunch hours: Tue - Fri, 11:30am - 2pm; Dinner hours: Tue - Sat, 5pm - 9:45pm; Sun, 5pm - 9pm; Mon, closed
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After giving them the benefit of the doubt from my first encounter, I took a chance and ordered sushi and chicken katsu for dinner tonight from Tokies. It was an awful mistake and now I have to post this review.

For those in the Foster City area, I must warn you to think twice before ordering take out from this restaurant. If you decide to disregard this post and try it out yourself, then make sure you add an extra 20 minutes to the wait time. Why? I placed an order over the phone this evening at 7:45pm and was told by the owner that it would be ready in 20 minutes. When I arrived 20 minutes later, the order was still in the process of being prepared by the chefs. They had three chefs at the bar and the restaurant wasn't at full capacity. Again, I gave them the benefit of the doubt and waited patiently for another 10 minutes. Time passed and still nothing. I waited and waited and waited. I looked at my watch and it was 8:25pm. Wow! How long does a person have to wait for something he ordered over 30 minutes ago. I finally requested a refund and left empty handed.

Well, after tonight, I will no longer spend my hard earned money on Tokies. I rather clog my arteries at the nearby Carl's Jr.. At least, I'll know the food will be ready and in my month within minutes.

By the way, I must also add that the quality of the sushi is below average. The tuna is not fresh, their unagi tasted like several days old based on its texture, and the seaweed from the rolls fall apart.

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After giving them the benefit of the doubt from my first encounter, I took a chance and ordered sushi and chicken katsu for dinner tonight from Tokies. It was an awful mistake and now I have to post this review.

For those in the Foster City area, I must warn you to think twice before ordering take out from this restaurant. If you decide to disregard this post and try it out yourself, then make sure you add an extra 20 minutes to the wait time. Why? I placed an order over the phone this evening at 7:45pm and was told by the owner that it would be ready in 20 minutes. When I arrived 20 minutes later, the order was still in the process of being prepared by the chefs. They had three chefs at the bar and the restaurant wasn't at full capacity. Again, I gave them the benefit of the doubt and waited patiently for another 10 minutes. Time passed and still nothing. I waited and waited and waited. I looked at my watch and it was 8:25pm. Wow! How long does a person have to wait for something he ordered over 30 minutes ago. I finally requested a refund and left empty handed.

Well, after tonight, I will no longer spend my hard earned money on Tokies. I rather clog my arteries at the nearby Carl's Jr.. At least, I'll know the food will be ready and in my month within minutes.

By the way, I must also add that the quality of the sushi is below average. The tuna is not fresh, their unagi tasted like several days old based on its texture, and the seaweed from the rolls fall apart.

Cons: Poor service

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Very family friendly Japanese restaurant. It could be difficult to locate because it is in the middle of a quiet shopping center. But the food there is great and the sushi is very fresh! We love the quick service too. Would recommend it.

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★★★★☆

Very family friendly Japanese restaurant. It could be difficult to locate because it is in the middle of a quiet shopping center. But the food there is great and the sushi is very fresh! We love the quick service too. Would recommend it.

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Tokies has been around a while now and it still is clean and clean looking-not tired looking after all these years. The menu has pretty much remained the same but very tasty. Staff very friendly.

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Tokies has been around a while now and it still is clean and clean looking-not tired looking after all these years. The menu has pretty much remained the same but very tasty. Staff very friendly.

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This is one of Foster City's hidden treasure. A local restaurant that serves great food at very reasonable prices. A causal atmosphere surrounds you. Pretty busy on the weekends.

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This is one of Foster City's hidden treasure. A local restaurant that serves great food at very reasonable prices. A causal atmosphere surrounds you. Pretty busy on the weekends.

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I like sushi, but I have never experienced that quality of taste, and such an experience until I found Tokie!

The wait staff is top-notch, and the sushi chefs are world class all the way. Victor, the owner, and assembled a team of the best sushi professionals in the world and allowed them to do what they do best; provide their customers with the highest quality, best tasting, and entertaining experience possible. The chefs are creative and can work with any pallette.

Their non-sushi menu is extensive and the selections I have sampled were all very tasty (Try the Gyozu-tem or the Beef Tataki)

Their selections of Sake and other beverages are extensive and they cost is on-par, if not better, than their peer establishments. (Try the nigori if you have never experience unfiltered sake before)

Make Tokie a weekly stop, you will never be disappointed!

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★★★★★

I like sushi, but I have never experienced that quality of taste, and such an experience until I found Tokie!

The wait staff is top-notch, and the sushi chefs are world class all the way. Victor, the owner, and assembled a team of the best sushi professionals in the world and allowed them to do what they do best; provide their customers with the highest quality, best tasting, and entertaining experience possible. The chefs are creative and can work with any pallette.

Their non-sushi menu is extensive and the selections I have sampled were all very tasty (Try the Gyozu-tem or the Beef Tataki)

Their selections of Sake and other beverages are extensive and they cost is on-par, if not better, than their peer establishments. (Try the nigori if you have never experience unfiltered sake before)

Make Tokie a weekly stop, you will never be disappointed!

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I've been twice, both times I went with one of their many loyal regular customers. Service is very good, always with a smile. Very good sushi, tasty maki rolls, tasty hot food too. The best fried aji bones (not on the menu) I've ever had. Once every few days, they feed the pet fish in the aquarium with live tiny goldfish. Excellent entertainment to watch for a minute or two, with the pet fish chasing and devouring the live fish food!!

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★★★★☆

I've been twice, both times I went with one of their many loyal regular customers. Service is very good, always with a smile. Very good sushi, tasty maki rolls, tasty hot food too. The best fried aji bones (not on the menu) I've ever had. Once every few days, they feed the pet fish in the aquarium with live tiny goldfish. Excellent entertainment to watch for a minute or two, with the pet fish chasing and devouring the live fish food!!

Pros: Customer service, plenty of parking

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I have been going to Tokie's over 15 years and have always found it to be great. No matter how many years it has been since I have been there I can always be confident that Tokie's will not disappoint my guests or me.

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★★★★★

I have been going to Tokie's over 15 years and have always found it to be great. No matter how many years it has been since I have been there I can always be confident that Tokie's will not disappoint my guests or me.

Pros: Good Value, Great Sushi, Many years in Biz!

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I found this place by accident in a very quiet shopping plaza and stopped in on a weeknight. It was surprisingly busy and now I know why. The sushi was beautifully prepared and very very fresh. Not as dirt cheap as some of the little places in downtown San Mateo but worth the extra $ for higher quality, more pleasant surroundings and easier parking.

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★★★★★

I found this place by accident in a very quiet shopping plaza and stopped in on a weeknight. It was surprisingly busy and now I know why. The sushi was beautifully prepared and very very fresh. Not as dirt cheap as some of the little places in downtown San Mateo but worth the extra $ for higher quality, more pleasant surroundings and easier parking.

Pros: good value, very fresh sushi, careful preparation

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i have been weened on tokie's sushi. it is simply the best i have ever had. the service is impeccable, the food delicious and of course fresh, and just fabulous! i've been to many other sushi bars etc, over time. they can not even be compared to tokie's. so please, even if it's out of the way, you gotta try this local hot spot.

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★★★★★

i have been weened on tokie's sushi. it is simply the best i have ever had. the service is impeccable, the food delicious and of course fresh, and just fabulous! i've been to many other sushi bars etc, over time. they can not even be compared to tokie's. so please, even if it's out of the way, you gotta try this local hot spot.

Pros: food, reasonable price, always fresh

 

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