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Monday, August 8, 2011

Tokyo Dinner

Good morning,

OK, I'll clarify.  We weren't in Tokyo, Japan, we were at Tokyo Restaurant in a suburb of Cincinnati, Ohio.

Our daughter, Catherine, and her friend took us out to dinner.  We've eaten here before and really enjoy the food and the people here.
The building has a Mexican flavor (recycle, reuse), but the food is most definitely Japanese.
Soup...
 ...salad...
 ...and sushi!
 I had a hard time remembering to take pictures before we started eating.
 This is my steak dinner...
 ...someone else had salmon...
 ...and, of course, hot tea.  :)
 I asked the young lady working there if it was OK to take pictures for my blog and she immediately started giving me a tour.  We know her from many prior visits to the restaurant.
 My guide took me to see a pond her grandfather had built.  The turtle to the right is a decoration, but there is also a live turtle in the pond that is about half the size.  The live turtle didn't want to surface for a photo session, but the fish are clearly visible.

Thank you, Catherine and friend, for taking us out to dinner.  :)

Best,
Lois

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23 comments:

Diana said...

Oh my Katie would just die if she saw that Sushi!!! Ever since she had it in N.C. that is all that I ever hear about. Sushi, Sushi, Sushi!!! We don't have a restaurant that serves it here.
Your Tokyo dinner looked so tasty! And I loved the cat and pond, cute!
Love Di ♥

Montanagirl said...

Looks like wonderful food to me. I've never eaten Japanese food.

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

Not what you'd expect from the outside. :D I am glad you enjoyed your dinner with Catherine!

grammie g said...

HI Lois...what a nice daughter...the food looks lovely all laid out ,but...I can't bring myself to eat sushi or raw anything fish!!
Glad you had a good time though!!

TexWisGirl said...

i love their ginger salad dressings. and hibachi - nothing better...

Judith said...

Bet you enjoyed that feast. It looks a lovely place and you even got a guided tour. Thanks for the kind words, my voice has now come back, though it is still a little croaky now and again.
Judith x

Chris Fenwick said...

Well yuummm O everything looked very fresh and tasty, and how nice to have been given a guided tour, sweet.
xoxo

Mildred said...

It always makes my day when folks are kind about letting us take photos for our blogs. Thanks for sharing. The food looks delish and I know you enjoyed the company!

Sherry said...

I'll bet you made her day when you asked if you could take pictures of the restaurant for your blog!

EG Wow said...

How very nice of Catherine and her friend to take you to such a delightful place!

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

Love the decor -- how fun! Maybe the turtle will surface next time around. :)

Lois said...

The food looks so good and I just love the decor!

Marit Johanne said...

Looks like a nice restaurant! I must admit I have still not tried sushi. I don't know if I ever will. I know "everyone" loves it, but.....

Ann Nichols said...

Sometimes... the best adventures are those closest to home!

Bob Bushell said...

Beautiful photos. I love Japanese food, but, beware it might be dolphins, that is terrible.

Angela Häring-Christen said...

What a wonderful place and the food looks great.

Mama-Bug said...

What a wonderful dinner! I think I'd love what you had on your plate. Just not into eating sushi!

missing moments said...

Love sushi! And I used to live in Cincinnati...my daughter still does!

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

That food looks great. I love sushi. It was very nice of them to give you a tour.

Elaine said...

Looks like you had a delightful evening.

VP said...

I confess my ignorance about Japanese restaurant, the only mitigating circumstance is tha I am Italian and actually living in Tuscany... This is an impressive one, for what I know...

Rose said...

My oldest daughter loves sushi...

Tanya said...

Hey, that sushi looks pretty authentic! Wow! In Cincinnati!