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Tokio Pub
Tokio Pub

Tokio Pub Details

  • 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

    Sunday: 11:00am - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Japanese, Barbecue, Sushi
  • 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 (847) 517-2722 x18
  • Special Events & Promotions: 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 specializes in fresh Japanese cooking. East Asian classics are blended with flavors and cooking techniques from Japan and Latin America to create a unique pub menu. Options to start are unforgettable Tacos and specialty Sushi; but the signature Japanese Hot Rock steals the show. Choose from NY Strip and Ahi Tuna to cook table-side, bringing the action to you. For dinner, our 700 degree robata grill fire chars sizzle platters like the Twice Cooked Organic Chicken with yakitori sauce and ramen noodles or the Twisted Tail Lobster served with crispy rice noodles. With lively music, friendly service and edgy atmosphere, Tokio Pub offers the North West Suburbs a new option for lunch, dinner and cocktails. We are located next to Shaw's Crab House in the Streets of Woodfield.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "The best way to describe the food is oily and bland. Very disappointing, given that its part of the Lettuce Entertain you chain."
    Dined on 5/26/2014
  • "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."
    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..."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "I attentive service, slow food preparation, food was not dynamic, but was expensive."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "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. "
    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. "
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "Sat on patio had a great time with my wife. Good food relaxed atmosphere "
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "Sushi was very good. Service was also good. Nice experience"
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "My experiences at Tokio Pub have always been good, but this one was the best. The patio atmosphere was perfect for a Saturday evening - especially people on a date. We ate and talked for hours and enjoyed every minute of it."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Both the bbq pork nachos and Ramen burger are phenomenal. The food came quickly without feeling rushed, so we were still able to make a movie after a relaxing dinner. "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "I've been to Tokio Pub numerous times each time it was packed with people with/without the $1 Taco special. I went on May 5th for the all day $1 special during the late lunch time, there was NO ONE THERE. Not even waitresses. The bartender took our order and everything. The food was fine as usual except the shrimp tempura roll. There was something eek about it that my friend and I couldn't put our finger on (didn't help that the kitchen staff were too lazy to cut the massive leftover seaweed at ends.) The restaurant used to have a lot more collection of taco flavors. Should bring that back!"
    Dined on 5/5/2014
  • "A very unique place. It's their take on a Tokyo style pub and it's attached right to the fancy Shaw's Crabhouse. Great traditional and modern style maki rolls, hot rock meals where you cook your meat right on the hot rock and tons of awesome creative appetizers and very creative drinks that utilize Asian flavors. Good sake choices as well. I tried dessert for the first time. It's called the coconut bao. If all desserts here are as delicious as that one then this place is pure gold."
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "Good and interesting food. The sushi and pork nachos were great. The hot rocks are passable."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "Either they're trying to hard or not hard enough. They're a sushi/fusion/ramen place with not enough options in any category. The sushi was so so but we got one of each of their tacos, the meat & tortillas were all cold and bland. Their ramen was ridiculously salty, take it from people that have been to japan and love ramen and sushi... Skip it and save the money and go to a real sushi or ramen joint."
    Dined on 4/27/2014
  • "We celebrated our 11-year old's birthday at Tokio Pub - her choice! We love the variety of sushi (yes, she eats sushi) and the options for non-sushi eaters (wife and other kids). The hot rocks are a big hit as are the desserts! Since this review, the wife and I have already returned for lunch by ourselves! Bar selections are plentiful and the service is outstanding!"
    Dined on 4/21/2014
  • "I have been to Tokio Pub several times. I first went to Tokio Pub based on a Facebook posting from a friend. After my initial visit, I have brought other friends to Tokio Pub on different visits and they loved it and brought other friends on their own visits. I went recently and it seems that the menu has changed and I was not impressed this visit as I usually have been. I do not know why, if it is just the change in menu. I think it will be a while before I return."
    Dined on 4/16/2014
  • "I have visited Tokio Pub twice, and while the concept of an Asian pub is unusual, the execution is exceptional. I have been very satisfied with all the menu items I have tried. The menu is relatively small but varied, and is certainly unique. If you're willing to think outside the box and try something new, it's certainly worth it."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Great food and atmosphere. Can't go wrong with the tacos. Love the fact they are always adding new drinks to the menu and trying something different."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "Fantastic selection of specialty drinks, which are on special for only $5 every Monday. This restaurant is a great find and unique in its fusion of Japanese Latin food. Must have: Wagyu beef burger with ramen noodles as a bun. This is not your average sushi joint. Tokio Pub is fun and definitely stands apart from the countless other Japanese cuisine restaurants in Chicagoland. Conveniently located in the Streets of Woodfield area."
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "Great grilling your filet strips on a hot rock at your table, excellent!"
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "it was my wife's birthday, and we sat at the bar. The bartender was friendly, took great care of us, taking note of my wife's pregnancy, and brought out dessert. He even gave her a hug when we left. This is one of our favorite places."
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "I really enjoyed this place! Huge variety in the menu to appease any customer. This can be intimidating, but our waiter happily recommended the Volcano Roll, Godzilla Roll, & the steaks that you make at your own table! You read that right. Small steaks you make on hot rocks at your own table. Very unique. Atmosphere was great. Awesome place to take a date, or go out with a small group of friends. I highly recommend"
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "The food is average at best. Nothing to scream about. It is a surprise for being a Lettuce Entertainment Restaurant"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Great server--she knew her menu and also when asked her opinion shared ver honest reviews. Sake sangria was very good but thought it was a little weak."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "More than six months ago, my family and I had a negative experience at Tokio Pub, predominantly due to less than acceptable service and a mixed experience with the food quality and flavor. I am extremely happy to report that upon a second try, everything is tremendously improved. We wanted for nothing from our server, who was knowledgeable, focused on our satisfaction, and extremely pleasant. Additionally, we tried several things from the menu, and nothing disappointed. Everything was extremely flavorful and creative. Everybody in our party loved everything they tried. I am confident that we will be back again, and I would recommend Tokio Pub to everyone."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Food is very good, but won't blow you away. Everything was well prepared and very tasty. Sushi was good, but not on par with a high quality sushi restaurant. The hot rock entrees are fun, but it's kind ad gimicky. Rocks get cold quick so make sure you request a new rock right away or you probably won't be able to finish cooking your meal without an mid meal break. All in all a good experience and I would probably go back."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "We had a great time at Tokio Pub sampling the new selections on the menu. One can always expect to find something new that wasn't noticed before. All the food seems to get great care in preparation and service is always on par with the best."
    Dined on 3/10/2014
  • "Went early on a Friday night, it was just staring to fill up and we settled in for a well-paced, delicious meal. There is a new menu but we had a light meal and mainly stuck with pot stickers and sushi rolls (Godzilla roll and dragon roll). Save room for dessert, frozen mochi, warm beignets and Fuji apple saki. The staff was attentive as always and the ambiance/music upbeat. It’s a great way to start your weekend."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "The food here is outstanding - great flavors, unique dishes. This restaurant has been shoe-horned into an extra room from Shaw's. We had a reservation for 2 and were seated at a small high top table near the patio door and squished between the bar stools behind me & the next table behind my husband. Every time the patio door opened we were met with a GUSH of air. I was knocked from behind from people at the bar and my husband was knocked by servers trying to squeak by.. The menu has the featured "hot rock" dishes but they require room on the table - we barely had room for our drinks. The hostess station was non-existent so people came in and looked as puzzled as we were when we arrived. Tokio Pub, find a new building and you will be a 10!!"
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "This place is connected to Shaw's in the Streets of Woodfield. It's small and intimate. Nice menu, good service, good drinks."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Food was eclectic Asian fusion, mixing American and Mexican flavors. Also had some traditional Japanese items that I did not see anywhere else. Prices for reasonable for the area. Food was tasty. Server was friendly and helpful."
    Dined on 2/22/2014