Great cooking show and saki.
This was the first time that I had gone to Tokyo Wako-sure I have been to Benihana's, but there is no comparison. The food was excellent, they have great sushi appetizers,and the main course is excellent. I tried saki for the first time and it was great!! The most facinating part of the dinner was the chef and his great work in preparing the food...the fire volcano onion is great amusement for their guest. Anytime is a great time at Tokyo Wako-with a big or small group!!!
Dinner and a Show/Show and a Dinner.
Wako is a great place to take friends and meet new people around the tables that double as cooking showplaces. The food is always well-prepared and flavorful. For a first-timer, the onion volcano and the egg-cracking maneuver are always impressive. I've yet to try the sushi bar, but have watched the chefs work, and they're very impressive.
Something for Everyone!.
Check out the Sushi bar! I enjoy watching the Sushi being made and my dinner friends chowing it down - but I don't eat seafood. I order off the menu. The Hibachi Chicken is wonderful and accompianied by all kinds of great vegetables, miso and rice.
The location is a favorite hangout for the Santa Anita jockeys ... there's also a great bar!
Onion volcano erupting.
I still prefer this location of Tokyo Wako to the newer one in Paseo Colorado. You can meet some interesting people sitting around the big table, and the food is always very good. The steak and shrimp is delicious. And although I always opt for steamed, the cooking of the fried rice is a spectacle indeed. Better (and cheaper) than Benihana.