Thursday, September 4, 2014
Plenty For Everyone at Tokyo House in Little Rock.
Thing is, every other buffet in town has at one point or another disappointed me. They start strong, but will lag or even just completely fail later. Not Tokyo House. And believe me, we should know. Couple of times a month, it's lunch. It's a weeknight dinner at least once a month. Hunter insists on getting her sushi fix here -- and has been known to talk other people into taking her there. But why?
There are also the often overlooked soups, white rice and fried noodles in the back corner.
Desserts include a variety of fruits (melons, pineapple, grapes, oranges), tiny delicate cakes and cream puffs and three to four colors of Jell-O.
On the square buffet upstairs (no worries, it's just two steps or a long
like cold oysters, crab legs and peel-and-eat shrimp on a second. The other sides are the crowded ones, though -- and at times, it's an elbow-to-elbow match to see who gets what first.
The maki side always has a ton of options, almost always including these rolls: vegetable, shrimp tempura, spicy tuna, rainbow and Spicy Mama. There's an ever-rotating selection of handrolls -- these go so
least ten rolls available.
The fourth side always has nigiri -- from simple salmon, tako (octopus), ebi (shrimp), tamago (egg), ika (squid), tuna --
plus those marvelous little seaweed pockets (gunkan) of rice and roe. In the evening, you can also find several varieties of sashimi (that's just the raw fish), tataki, thin slices of raw peppered beef and more.
There are always two and sometimes three sushi chefs working during mealtimes, and at least one during that slow time weekdays
So we went last week, Grav and I. His favorite thing is the grilled calamari. Alas, this time
11 Shackleford Drive
Little Rock, AR 72211