Tokyo Fried House is located in the bustling streets of Paceville. Step inside for an instant change in scene to a modern, calm, cosy, well-lit ambience; all mirrors, blacks and browns and greys. One side of the restaurant hosts a fully-stocked bar displaying various intriguing bottles flaunting Japanese characters, and alongside it, a large screen TV exhibits Japanese sporting events. The wall opposite is adorned with a tranquil painting of a traditional Japanese cherry blossom tree in gentle pink hues. Most of the patrons are Japanese who have come here for the authentic Japanese food of home.
Tokyo Fried House serves genuine Japanese food. Joji, the general manager, is very emphatic about this: he wants people to know that there is much more to Japanese food than sushi. Try the ‘Gyoza’; succulent pork dumplings with soy sauce, ‘Tonkatsu’; crispy deep-fried pork cutlet, ‘Karaage’; crunchy deep-fried chicken cutlet, ‘Hirekatsu’; pork tenderloin with shredded cabbage and Miso soup with tasty noodles and vegetables, all served in cast iron pans on wooden mats with tiny pots of accompanying tangy sauces, little bowls and chopsticks. You are invited to prepare your own Japanese cocktail at your table by squeezing fresh lemon or grapefruit to add to your vodka and soda served in chilled frosted glasses. Try a typical Japanese dessert to conclude the meal: ice-cream affogato in plum wine or semi-sweet ‘Matcha’; dense green tea mousse.