Tokio Pub
Tokio Pub

Tokio Pub

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.tokiopub.com/
  • Phone: (847) 278-5181
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm




    Dinner: Monday: 2:00pm - 9:00pm, Tuesday - Thursday: 2:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 2:00pm - 11:00pm

    Full Menu 11:00-9:00
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Sushi, Barbecue, Japanese
  • Executive Chef: Naoki Nakashima
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: At Tokio Pub we can accommodate groups of 10 to 150 in our dining room and patio. Lettuce create something extraordinary with you using our variety of Tacos, Sushi & Barbecue! Whether it's a business gathering or social event, we are happy to help you create an event to impress! To view all of the different options available to you visit www.tokiopub.com or call our Private Dining Manager Ruthann Gagnon through Shaw's Crab House.
  • Private Party Contact: Ruthann Gagnon 8475172722x18
  • Special Events: Join us monthly for great on going and new specials!

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Higgins & Rt 53
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Valet Parking is available for $5
A word from Tokio Pub
Tokio Pub blends the eclectic flavors of Japanese and American Pub cuisine, served in a richly-hued dining room with lively music, friendly service & a fun atmosphere.

Located in Schaumburg’s Streets of Woodfield next to Shaw’s Crab House, Tokio Pub is open for lunch, dinner + cocktails. The flavors of Japan, Latin America and the U S of A are combined to create a unique pub menu. Try specialty Sushi, Tacos & our Signature Hot Rock. Don’t forget to indulge in the House-made Ramen Noodle Bowls or Tokio Pub’s famous Ramen Burger.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
Tokio Pub reviews from OpenTable diners
62 reviews since July 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.3
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
88% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (35)good for groups (26)great for outdoor dining (20)neighborhood gem (19)hot spot (15)great for lunch (11)kid-friendly (9)special occasion (9)late-night find (6)great for brunch (4)vibrant bar scene (4)romantic (3)notable wine list (1)Show More
  • Great service!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    My wife and I really enjoyed the food! The Pork belly was very savory however, even as it was pork belly it was a little fattier than we both expected. Beer list could certainly b broadened in selection but over we will certainly be coming back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience.
    Dfiel
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    Our server was outstanding. The food was just wonderful. Very accommodating and they were great with our kids. Another outstanding dining experience in the Lettuce chain.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious take on Asian food
    gsssmanVIP
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    A group of us went out to Tokio Pub one evening to have some dinner & drinks and had a great time. The drinks were tasty and the new menu selections are delicious. The menu has frequent menu changes keeping the restaurant fresh. Our server, despite being slammed by a bunch of tables in a full restaurant, delivered great service and delicious food.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food
    Cliff
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    This is a nice little place for sushi. They also have great tacos. I usually come for lunch with coworkers but this was a nice date night.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Small but perfect menu
    Kaybers26
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    Great for date night or after work drinks. Taco time is my favorite! Always quick and friendly service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not bad, not great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    The food was good. The portions are moderate, so it's a bit pricey.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • ekdeel
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    Great happy hour prices --- but would have been super disappointed with the food had we paid full price. The service was nonetheless very good and prompt.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    The food was just okay to fair. Although I understand this was a pub, I expected non-alcoholic beverages to be available on the menu other than water. That was my first disappointment. Secondly, my daughter's food was very greasy and that was our second disappointment. Lastly, I was overcharged for my food. The menu stated one price but I was charged a different price. Three strikes and you are out. I would not recommend this restaurant to anyone.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Atmosphere better than service
    My2cents
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    We enjoyed our evening celebrating my son's 19th birthday. The hot rocks cooking was unique and fun and the tropical cocktails were a nice touch. The service, however left a little to be desired. We waited much too long to have our drink orders taken and after answering no to the 'have you been here before' question, we still had to ask what the hot rocks were all about. The banquette table for 4 was much too small for all the dishes and we were cramped. But like I said at the beginning, we did enjoy ourselves. The food was very good, the decor and the music were hip and we will go bac .
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always great!
    SaraVIP
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    We always have a great experience here! Your female manager is very personable and professional.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Japanese Mexican?
    AdventureGirl
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Who would have thought Japanese and Mexican belonged together? This bar hot spot has tacos and sushi, and does them both well. Cooking on a hot rock is a fun dining experience, and the ginger mojito is delicious. One word of caution, if you are a party of more than 4, you will likely get a high top table.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent for the whole family
    gsssmanVIP
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    I brought my godson and his little brother there for the older brother's birthday and they both enjoyed the food very much. Favorites were the Gyoza (potstickers) and the Hot Rocks!! So much fun while at the same time experiencing delicious food and excellent service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • QuixoteFoodieVIP
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    Always enjoy going to Tokio Pub whenever I travel to Schaumburg - great atmosphere, the hot rocks appetizers are always fun, and the food has never disappointed. Not an extensive menu, but everything is done to perfection and the flavors and portions always satisfy! Will continue to keep Tokio Pub on my 'must go' list whenever I'm in the area.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • best waiter ever
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    Someone should give that waiter by the name of Jacob a promotion or a serious raise. I have traveled to a lot of places and ate at many a restaurants but Jacob is one of the best waiters I have ever had. Very passionate about his job, about the food, and provides excellent service.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • menu selection
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    i hope the menu selections would expand in the future
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sort of a disappointment
    Howardr48VIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    First let me state that my wife and I found the food to be very good. We had the tuna flat bread (yummy), sushi and ramen soup (noodles were good, broth a bit salty) and we had no problem with that. However, the menu is not extensive and has a number of items that you would not expect in a Japanese themed restaurant such as burgers, chicken and waffles. We went thinking we were going to a Japanese gastropub and instead found a limited menu with a number of decidely non-Japanese dishes. Perhaps it would not work where the restaurant is located (The Streets of Schaumburg), but a refocus of the menu woukld be most welcome.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Taco Time is always fun!
    gsssmanVIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Every so often, Tokio offers all their tacos for $1 each and it's just one big party. It gets crazy in the restaurant, but the service is still top notch. It's great food at a great price with some fun added in. Go experience this event when it happens next; see their Facebook page for details.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Over & Under whelming
    MamaMcD
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Overwhelming (loud)energetic music on patio, they sat tables of 6 under the speaker, 3 facing a mirror. Horrible. Overwhelming prices on underwhelming portions. Overwhelming waiter with underwhelming appearances at our table. Very slow, he was serving inside and outside/patio the restaurant. He took away the bowl with 2 edamame in it and I said to put it back. Overwhelming climb to the bathrooms, what if you are semi-unable to climb that many? My husband has had surgery in the past.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Once again...
    VacaVIP
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    This place has always been great and the food is simply delicious.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious sushi & excellent service
    rudieVIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Delicious sushi rolls and excellent service! Our waitress was very friendly and helpful. Great beers on draft. Fun atmosphere and a great place to have dinner with friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Dinner with the ladies
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Great place for a fun, delicious dinner out with the ladies. It's great because you can order multiple things to share. We had sushi and meats on hot stones. Cute ambiance too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 41 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 26, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance3.9
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 314 reviews are from the Tokio Pub reviews archive.
  • date night
    cmac
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    My wife and I took our first date night here after having our first child, and I think we found our new favorite spot. Alice, our server made the experience even better by being very fun and attentive. We tried as many menu items as we could,tapas style. Seared tuna on the hot rocks was fun and very tasty. Nacho tacos, amazing!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • charlieVIP
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    The maki rolls were absolutely wonderful, as was the steak cooked on the hot rocks. However, the best part of the whole experience was the service of our waiter, Roy. He was attentive and knowledgeable.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Are you kidding?
    Javahead
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Probably one of the worst meals we've had in the last 5 years. Nachos were a great starter. Portions were very small (2 bite tacos and Tokio Pub Burger). Great nachos. Server was very good. Food was incredibly salty, very heavy handed on garlic and stayed with us for what felt like 2 days. Maybe a good choice for a drink and appetizer (again nachos were excellent but it went downhill quickly). The Tokio Pub Burger was a waygu patty smothered between two "fried patties of noodles" in place of a conventional bun. For $11 a terible choice. If we went again we would stop at nachos, another appetizer and drinks. Overall a big disappointment especially after having read some on-line reviews including Open Table and Yelp.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing anniversary dinner
    mrandmrs7602
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Absolutely fantastic dinner! The food was delicious - we really enjoyed all of the appetizers we shared, and thought the experience of cooking on our own hot rocks was great. Loved the crispy rice - a very unique and delicious twist on sushi. Service was phenomenal too - Alice, our server, took very good care of us throughout the night. She was personable, knowledgeable and attentive - great job! We have already recommended Tokio Pub to several others, and we will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 30th anniversary at Tokio Pub
    Esmerelda
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    We wanted to get out of the city and have a low key celebration of out 30th. Being LEYE groupies of sorts, I have wanted to try Tokio Pub since it opened and this seemed the perfect opportunity. The service was excellent...provided by a lovely, up-beat server. All but one dish was excellent. We had a raucously spicy tuna roll that was superb, among many other spot-on delights. However, I would recommend staying away from the 'crispy rice' offerings. Whatever they are going for, they totally missed the mark. Looking forward to going back the next time we are in the way-burbs.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Place!
    Foodie
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    We loved our experience at Tokio Pub. It is a nice environment for couples/friends/families (small kids are okay and appreciated there!). Not terribly busy, food is great. Service is nice too. Great service and attention from the staff. Can't wait to go back. We had the hot rock appetizers and highly recommend that, as well as the sushi.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not so hot rocks
    eater
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    If cooking on a hot rock is your thing you need to keep the hot rocks coming. Wait staff were nowhere to be found...
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Businerss/Social dinner
    Steve
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    excellent choices of food - spent the evening "grazing" the menu with another couple. Occasion was part-social, part business - a little noisy for serious business discussion, especially for early on a Tuesday evening, but that wouldn't stop us from returning (the four of us had been here before). Very fairly priced, as the four of us had several cocktails, two bottles of wine, split a couple of entrees and tried 5 or 6 appetizers, along with some dessert o bill was under $200 before tip. Our server was attentive, but occasionally forgetful, but no big deal. We will continue to return to Tokio Pub.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great American Asian Food
    gsssmanVIP
    Dined on 6/23/2014
    We had a great time at Tokio Pub sitting at the bar with our expert bartender Alice. Drinks were tasty and the food delicious as always. Menu items change fairly regularly and are always new and exciting. Of particular note is the new Tuna Flatbread appetizer that is light and cool for the summer. Thank you for another great meal and stellar service!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was good....
    GoBearsVIP
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    The food here was excellent. Unfortunately everything else was lacking. The waitress didn't know anything about the brunch menu, and didn't try to get help for our questions. We kept running out of drinks/water and had to track her down. Which was really bad since we found out the patio either had a broken heater, or acts like a natural oven. It felt great outside, but the patio was roasting. We weren't warned prior to sitting , and the manager on duty didn't seem to care. Some of this would be understandable if they were busy. We were the only table there for most of our meal.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Okay
    D2nluv
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    It was an okay experience. I liked the shrimp and lobster crispy rice. The hot rock skirt steak appetizer was fun, but had just an okay taste. I honestly liked the mustard sauce better than the meat. I tried the chicken and waffles-- the waffle was good, but the chicken didn't have flavor. My fiancée had the crispy glazed pork belly and loved it. Some dishes were better than others. Don't bother spending your money on dessert; it's nothing special. I didn't try the tacos and I will go back when they are a dollar. Otherwise, it's a good place to check out of you're curious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Take advantage of Taco Time
    Mccloud122VIP
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    Aside from the Taco Time event, which is a great deal if you haven't tried it, it has great food, great drink menu, and desserts. The Asian flare of food is a favorite. The service was attentive and made the efforts to please. I would go back to try other items on the menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • pleasant experience.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    couple of girlfriends and i celebrated my friend's birthday. the service was decent and accommodating of the cake we brought. we had the hot stone entree, volcano roll, and some tacos with some drinks. the patio seating area was great.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Underdelivers
    letseat
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    We went to this restaurant based on 4 star previous reviews and its unique menu. We were very disappointed. We were seated next to the dish unloading station which was very noisy. The servers did not know very much about the food, and couldn't provide any meaningful feedback. We ordered several of their specialty rolls, of which, the rainbow lime roll was the best. We also ordered 5 of the specialty tacos which were soft corn tortillas stuffed with different proteins; the flavors were overwhelmed by the shells. The greens in our salad were very bitter and inedible. Lastly we orders the "hot rocks" cook yourself dishes, tuna and steak, hard to eat and small portions. Overall, overpriced, small portions, fair food, good for the bar.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • could have been better
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    We are not thrilled with the new menu as some of our favorite items (the rice bowls) were taken off of the menu. Service at this restaurant is usually quite slow. During our visit a new server was in training and spilled a couple of drinks on my friend. She was fine, but nothing was done about it until she requested to see a manager. We felt that someone should have come over sooner to offer something for multiple drinks being spilled on a customer, a desert or drink on the house would have sufficed. The manager was rude and insulting when she should have been apologetic; finally she comped the bill $5 (the balance after using a gift card) and said she would send something. A simple apology and a complimentary item would have been welcome.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Disappointing
    SMAgolferVIP
    Dined on 5/26/2014
    The best way to describe the food is oily and bland. Very disappointing, given that its part of the Lettuce Entertain you chain.
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  • Fun night
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    Sat on patio had a great time with my wife. Good food relaxed atmosphere
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Girls' Night Out
    QuirkSponge
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    Staff was understanding with our tardiness due to parking issues. But as we got to our table, there was a 20min wait when no one attended to us: no water, no menus, nothing. We resorted to asking the waitress attending the table next to us who our waitress is. She was apologetic and took it upon herself to handle our table, as well. Other than that little mishap, our dining experience was pleasant. The venue served our needs for Girls' Night Out favorably with delicious sushi, drinks, and a good atmosphere for catching up with one another. Furthermore, the waitress gave us free dessert for the confusion on having not serviced us right away. Overall, a nice place for a dinner date or conversations with friends.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good Food
    Fredy
    Dined on 5/22/2014
    Sushi was very good. Service was also good. Nice experience
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    • Noise LevelModerate