Tokyo Cafe is a Japanese fusion restaurant service western dishes with a Japanese twist. We had a early dinner here before going to the Yamato performance. We arrived here a little before 6 pm, half of the restaurant was filled up, which really surprised me. When we finished, the place was already filled up.
The store boasts of a display case on the outside showing replicas of the dishes they serve, definitely a Japanese restaurant style. Too bad I did not get a chance to take a photo of this.
On to the food, we ordered our favorite Creamy Ebiko pasta, shrimps, karashi ebiko(shrimp eggs) and cream. Last time we were here, we were disappointed with the order but being our favorite we decided to order it again. This time it was perfect, the creamy and slightly spicy sauce mixing well with the al dente pasta and the medium sized shrimps. It is something different from your usual italian cream based pasta dishes.
We also ordered Tokyo Boneless Chicken, boneless herbed chicken with their special gravy. This dish was forgettable, the gravy was too salty drowning out the flavor of the chicken. We did not finish this.
Lauren ordered Pork Cutlet (Tonkatsu); fried breaded pork chop, Corn Soup and Wafu Steak, beef tenderloin cubes with garlic and oyster sauce. I did not taste the pork cutlet but from the looks of the remnants, the breading was too thick. The corn soup was good enough though nothing special except for the tortilla strip topping which is unusual. The wafu steak was a little tangy so Lauren refused to eat it. I tried it and found the beef too tough, don’t think its quality meat, and the sauce was also not good for me. Don’t think we’ll be ordering this again.
My SIL ordered her favorite Kani Crab Sandwich, kani sticks in ciabatta bread, and an extra order of french fires.
Tokyo Cafe is a quick service fusion restaurant and it lives up to this. Though some of their food were misses, there were enough hits to keep us coming back. I’d like to try the Loco Moco, a dish also served in the Facebook game, Cafe World.
SM Mall of Asia
Ground Floor, South Wing