Eat Tokyo is the name of a fantastic Japanese restaurant. It was recommended to me by a Japanese friend a few years ago so I first tried its food some years ago. I like it a lot but it was always very busy with long queues outside waiting for a table so I gave up on it. I think since then they have opened a few more branches thus the queue is not so long anymore. However, I came across it again, at a different branch, totally unexpected after another one of my long walks around Hyde Park and Kensington. This time I was tired, thirsty, and hungry and there it was appearing seemingly in front of me. I was dreading the long wait for a table and when I went in there was already a big crowd of people in the waiting area. Fortunately, we were the only 2 wanting a table for 2. The others were looking for larger tables for 4 so we only had to wait around 10 minutes before we got a table. And here was what we ordered.
We both went for the Bento box option as we found this to be the easiest and the best value. Both of the bento boxes ordered had Salmon but the Salmon bento had a bigger piece of salmon with fish cakes and some lovely raw salmon as well as some pieces of chicken and separate bowl of rice. The Teriyaki bento had lots more chicken pieces, a smaller piece of salmon, sushi and rice was inside the box. Service was excellent. Very quick and efficient and despite it being very busy the atmosphere was somehow quiet and relaxing. The bento box portions were big and everything was delicious.
We feasted ourselves and despite going into it very hungry we almost couldn’t finish it. But there was no way we could left such good food behind so we sat there until we manged to finish everything. As a result we came out of the restaurant almost two hours later feeling that we could burst. Oh, you also get free miso soup and we ordered green tea to wash it all down. See the receipt below.
For a Japanese restaurant in the heart of London the price is very good value and what’s more there’s no service charge. I’m well pleased with this bargain and highly recommend the place. They have several branches around London and sometimes you’ll have to wait a while for a table as they are in high demand.
Below are the videos of our walk in Hyde Park and Kensington (parts 1 & 2). We found this restaurant at Notting hill gate after our walk in Hyde Park and Kensington Palace. To see more of my walking videos don’t forget to subscribe to my YouTube channel at: goody2shoos