Tokyo Wako

★★★★☆
  • 401 Huntington Dr

    Monrovia, CA 91016

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  • 626-447-8761

About Tokyo Wako

Hours
Lunch hours: Mon - Fri, 11:30am - 2pm; Sat - Sun, noon - 2:30pm. Dinner hours: Mon - Sat, 5pm - 10pm; Sun, 5pm - 9:30pm

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Never Eat there! The worst restuarant ever!!! The food quality was horrible. They made a mistake on head counting and brought less food than ordered for us, so some in out party had to wait to get their food. On top of these they brought

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★★★★★

Never Eat there! The worst restuarant ever!!! The food quality was horrible. They made a mistake on head counting and brought less food than ordered for us, so some in out party had to wait to get their food. On top of these they brought

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3 strikes and your out guess it was just my stupidity to think that a restaurant could really be this bad three times last straw was valentines day they sat us down and thirty minutes later after i got my own drinks from the bar i found

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★★★★★

3 strikes and your out guess it was just my stupidity to think that a restaurant could really be this bad three times last straw was valentines day they sat us down and thirty minutes later after i got my own drinks from the bar i found

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We have been longtime customers of Tokyo Wako, both Arcadia and Pasadena. On a previous visit, we were given two $5 coupons with no expiration date. They could be used together, as long as the bill was $20 or more (minimum $10 for each

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★★★★★

We have been longtime customers of Tokyo Wako, both Arcadia and Pasadena. On a previous visit, we were given two $5 coupons with no expiration date. They could be used together, as long as the bill was $20 or more (minimum $10 for each

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This is the best place ever, the food is wonderful the staff is great.. B and Ricco (he is a chef) are the frendliest people ever. If you have never been you have to try it, well worth every penny.. When we lived there we would go once a week, but unfortunately we moved. I really wish they would put one in Orange county (Ladera Ranch area) . They would do very well out here considering they do not have one comparible...

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★★★★★

This is the best place ever, the food is wonderful the staff is great.. B and Ricco (he is a chef) are the frendliest people ever. If you have never been you have to try it, well worth every penny.. When we lived there we would go once a week, but unfortunately we moved. I really wish they would put one in Orange county (Ladera Ranch area) . They would do very well out here considering they do not have one comparible...

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My husband and I visit the Arcacia area often and decided to try Tokyo-Wako. Although the service was good the food was a disappointment. I ordered a shrimp vegetable stir-fry dish, the shrimp was rubbery, were overcooked and there were no vegetables to speak of. My Husband had a chicken teriayaki dish. His chicken was overcooked also. I could have done better at home. What a disappointment!.

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★★★☆☆

My husband and I visit the Arcacia area often and decided to try Tokyo-Wako. Although the service was good the food was a disappointment. I ordered a shrimp vegetable stir-fry dish, the shrimp was rubbery, were overcooked and there were no vegetables to speak of. My Husband had a chicken teriayaki dish. His chicken was overcooked also. I could have done better at home. What a disappointment!.

Pros: Service was very good

Cons: Food was terrible

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Love this place, excellent service and wonderful food. tokyo wako has become a tradition with my wife and I, i took her there on our 1st valentines day together and we continue to go back each year. 4 thumbs up on everything!!! Also they just opened a new one at rainbow harbor in long beach, walking distance from the aqurium of the pacific, right on the harbor.

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★★★★★

Love this place, excellent service and wonderful food. tokyo wako has become a tradition with my wife and I, i took her there on our 1st valentines day together and we continue to go back each year. 4 thumbs up on everything!!! Also they just opened a new one at rainbow harbor in long beach, walking distance from the aqurium of the pacific, right on the harbor.

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Definitely not worth the price. I could have made this at home...sautee/stir fry some beef, shrimp, scallops, onions, peppers...voila! Tokyo Wako at home!

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★★★☆☆

Definitely not worth the price. I could have made this at home...sautee/stir fry some beef, shrimp, scallops, onions, peppers...voila! Tokyo Wako at home!

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This fancy Japanese steak restaurant have some nice food on the menu and also quite a decent service . But you have to know what you order , especially if you're ordering some sushi or raw fish. On the weekend is gettting pretty crowded, so rsvn maybe needed. If you preffered to sit at the teppan table, the steak / grilled seafood just prepared right in front of you , so you can see how fresh is the meat , order some sushi appetizer, that's what I like . Will come back.

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★★★★☆

This fancy Japanese steak restaurant have some nice food on the menu and also quite a decent service . But you have to know what you order , especially if you're ordering some sushi or raw fish. On the weekend is gettting pretty crowded, so rsvn maybe needed. If you preffered to sit at the teppan table, the steak / grilled seafood just prepared right in front of you , so you can see how fresh is the meat , order some sushi appetizer, that's what I like . Will come back.

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I took my mother to lunch to celebrate her birthday. The waitress took my order, but after that she completly ignored me. There were three nice gentlement that sat beside us and got all of the attention. She came by 4 times and asked them if everything was ok and to see if they needed anything else. I then became extremely upset, got up and asked to see the manager. I explained the situation and he appologized on her behalf and gave a lame excuse as to why whe "ignored" us, she is new. I told him that I didn't care if she was new, it had nothing to do with it, I was being ignored. He asked if we would like free dessert. I said no. I did not tip the waitress. I will never go back to that restaurant again.

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★☆☆☆☆

I took my mother to lunch to celebrate her birthday. The waitress took my order, but after that she completly ignored me. There were three nice gentlement that sat beside us and got all of the attention. She came by 4 times and asked them if everything was ok and to see if they needed anything else. I then became extremely upset, got up and asked to see the manager. I explained the situation and he appologized on her behalf and gave a lame excuse as to why whe "ignored" us, she is new. I told him that I didn't care if she was new, it had nothing to do with it, I was being ignored. He asked if we would like free dessert. I said no. I did not tip the waitress. I will never go back to that restaurant again.

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At one time I use to be a regular at this restaurant. I always enjoyed bringing guests to site around the grill and cheer on the chef as he masterfully prepared our dinner.

During our last dining experience there, a cockroach actually walked across our table and plates! My friend caught the critter under a bowl and the waitress came and out the bowl right on the grill.

While that was bad, the reason I will not go there again or recommend them at all, is the way the management handled (or did not handle) the situation.

No apology, no comp of a meal, no nothing. We could have made a scene and did not.

We had to ask for a new table and then I had to barter for a discount on my check .....

For those reasons I say, stay away.

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★☆☆☆☆

At one time I use to be a regular at this restaurant. I always enjoyed bringing guests to site around the grill and cheer on the chef as he masterfully prepared our dinner.

During our last dining experience there, a cockroach actually walked across our table and plates! My friend caught the critter under a bowl and the waitress came and out the bowl right on the grill.

While that was bad, the reason I will not go there again or recommend them at all, is the way the management handled (or did not handle) the situation.

No apology, no comp of a meal, no nothing. We could have made a scene and did not.

We had to ask for a new table and then I had to barter for a discount on my check .....

For those reasons I say, stay away.

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Tokyo Wako is total Tourist Trap for anyone who's not too keen on real, authentic Japanese food. The worst part about it is that the quality of food just isn't good, all covered up by the "glitz" and "flash" of a brash, loud, bright "Japanese" restaurant (complete w/ stereotypical decor).

Tokyo Wako has a Sushi Bar as well as Teppan Yaki (Benihana-like open grill where the chef cooks in front of you). The quality of both sides for food is terrible. Most people may be blinded by the cheesey antics of the chef as he flips, slaps, and clangs the food onto your plate.

Service was HORRIBLE. :( I've been here multiple times and the waitresses and waiters are rude and condescending and slow. The food also took forever to get out, due to the Chef waiting to get the rest of the table filled with people. Stay far away!

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★☆☆☆☆

Tokyo Wako is total Tourist Trap for anyone who's not too keen on real, authentic Japanese food. The worst part about it is that the quality of food just isn't good, all covered up by the "glitz" and "flash" of a brash, loud, bright "Japanese" restaurant (complete w/ stereotypical decor).

Tokyo Wako has a Sushi Bar as well as Teppan Yaki (Benihana-like open grill where the chef cooks in front of you). The quality of both sides for food is terrible. Most people may be blinded by the cheesey antics of the chef as he flips, slaps, and clangs the food onto your plate.

Service was HORRIBLE. :( I've been here multiple times and the waitresses and waiters are rude and condescending and slow. The food also took forever to get out, due to the Chef waiting to get the rest of the table filled with people. Stay far away!

Cons: Expensive, Terrible Service, Bad Food

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I enjoyed this restaurant for what it is. A turisty sushi/show restaurant.
In Pasadena, I sat at the sushi bar and noticed all the sushi chefs spoke only chinese. They also haven't a clue how to make sushi. The fish is of really good quality and freshness, but they smoosh it in their hands till it's mashed and warm. their knives are not sharp and their cuts are disgracefull.
I did not try the other benihana type feature they have, so I wont coment on that.

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★★★☆☆

I enjoyed this restaurant for what it is. A turisty sushi/show restaurant.
In Pasadena, I sat at the sushi bar and noticed all the sushi chefs spoke only chinese. They also haven't a clue how to make sushi. The fish is of really good quality and freshness, but they smoosh it in their hands till it's mashed and warm. their knives are not sharp and their cuts are disgracefull.
I did not try the other benihana type feature they have, so I wont coment on that.

Pros: Very Fresh fish, affordable sushi, great for parties

Cons: crowded, rude service, cheesy atmosphere

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This was the first time that I had gone to Tokyo Wako-sure I have been to Benihana's, but there is no comparison. The food was excellent, they have great sushi appetizers,and the main course is excellent. I tried saki for the first time and it was great!! The most facinating part of the dinner was the chef and his great work in preparing the food...the fire volcano onion is great amusement for their guest. Anytime is a great time at Tokyo Wako-with a big or small group!!!

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★★★★★

This was the first time that I had gone to Tokyo Wako-sure I have been to Benihana's, but there is no comparison. The food was excellent, they have great sushi appetizers,and the main course is excellent. I tried saki for the first time and it was great!! The most facinating part of the dinner was the chef and his great work in preparing the food...the fire volcano onion is great amusement for their guest. Anytime is a great time at Tokyo Wako-with a big or small group!!!

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Wako is a great place to take friends and meet new people around the tables that double as cooking showplaces. The food is always well-prepared and flavorful. For a first-timer, the onion volcano and the egg-cracking maneuver are always impressive. I've yet to try the sushi bar, but have watched the chefs work, and they're very impressive.

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★★★★☆

Wako is a great place to take friends and meet new people around the tables that double as cooking showplaces. The food is always well-prepared and flavorful. For a first-timer, the onion volcano and the egg-cracking maneuver are always impressive. I've yet to try the sushi bar, but have watched the chefs work, and they're very impressive.

Pros: great show, good teppan

Cons: can be pricey

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Check out the Sushi bar! I enjoy watching the Sushi being made and my dinner friends chowing it down - but I don't eat seafood. I order off the menu. The Hibachi Chicken is wonderful and accompianied by all kinds of great vegetables, miso and rice.

The location is a favorite hangout for the Santa Anita jockeys ... there's also a great bar!

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★★★★★

Check out the Sushi bar! I enjoy watching the Sushi being made and my dinner friends chowing it down - but I don't eat seafood. I order off the menu. The Hibachi Chicken is wonderful and accompianied by all kinds of great vegetables, miso and rice.

The location is a favorite hangout for the Santa Anita jockeys ... there's also a great bar!

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I still prefer this location of Tokyo Wako to the newer one in Paseo Colorado. You can meet some interesting people sitting around the big table, and the food is always very good. The steak and shrimp is delicious. And although I always opt for steamed, the cooking of the fried rice is a spectacle indeed. Better (and cheaper) than Benihana.

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★★★★☆

I still prefer this location of Tokyo Wako to the newer one in Paseo Colorado. You can meet some interesting people sitting around the big table, and the food is always very good. The steak and shrimp is delicious. And although I always opt for steamed, the cooking of the fried rice is a spectacle indeed. Better (and cheaper) than Benihana.

Pros: floor show

Cons: don't push enuf sushi

 

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