Thursday, December 13, 2012

Tokyo 21 Asian Pub

Location: 1400 N Wells
Cost: About $20 per person

This post was written by a guest writer, my good friend Marc. You might remember Marc from such posts as Au Cheval and Eatt (now closed). Enjoy.

As a former resident of Wells Street in Old Town, I’m always looking for an excuse to head back. When Tokyo 21 appeared on Groupon a few weeks ago, I knew it was a must buy. The restaurant was formerly Kamehachi, but that moved down the street. Tokyo 21 is owned by the same people, but offers a different kind of fare.

It's best described as an Asian Pub. They have a generous variety of small plates representing Japanese, Thai, and Chinese cuisine. Since we went on a Sunday Night, their Special was $.50 wings. The great thing about the special is there is no limit or specific requirement to a wing order. So we decided on a few small plates and a bunch of wings to split.

Dishes are served as they’re ready (similar to any Tapas restaurant). The wings were definitely the way to go. They're hearty with a crisp outside soaked in a sweet and sour glaze. The wings are made to order and were the perfect temperature to dig right in.

The Wings

The other dishes we ordered were just as enjoyable. The most memorable was the Japanese Nachos, best split between 2-3 people. These are fried wonton chips containing fresh crab mix, spicy tuna, and avocado separately stacked across the plate. 

 The Japanese Nachos
The Bacon Wrapped Rangoon was the waitress’s recommendation. It was good, but not my favorite. The Pad See Ew (not pictured) is also a great dish. The order is large and easily shared.  

 The Bacon Wrapped Rangoon

The end of the meal left me full, and I was already planning my next trip back. As an Asian food enthusiast, I found the food successfully adventurous. What impressed me most was the service. Although the place was fully seated for most of the meal, there was only one waitress/server/bartender/hostess (all the same person) doing it all. The stylish decor is both intimate and comfortable. The unique tastes and value friendly menu/specials will keep you coming back for more.

Tokyo 21 on Urbanspoon


  1. I used to get a lot of deals from Groupon, but now do Amazon Local and Living Social a lot.

  2. In line Coach Outlet Online is bringing Michael Kors Outlet unique Coach Factory Outlet to a Toms Shoes USA shoe for Cheap Jerseys Spring/Michael Kors Outlet 2014 Coach Factory Outlet, and this Coach Outlet, it's a Coach Outlet. The Coach Outlet Sale Sandal Giuseppe Zanotti Outlet.Supermodel mom Coach Factory Outlet was Coach Factory Outlet Online being all kinds of hot this weekend Coach Outlet she Coach Store Online out in a Michael Kors Outlet-turning, Celine Outlet I did, I was Celine Bags possessed by Fitflops Flipflops suit madness.Fitflops USA-there string Michael Kors during Michael Kors Store vacation in Tomss Hoes Bahamas. Fitflop Footwear by her family, the 40-year-old looked happy and relaxed - Fitflops Outlet, uh, did we Fitflops Sandals super hot? - as she Giuseppe Zanotti by the pool.I've Giuseppe Zanotti Designer making my own vanilla extract for years. I love it! It's cost-effective, and in my opinion, Vanilla extract is also (easily) the most used extract in my Prada Outlet , sort of pretty (although it kind of looks like spiders too) tastes way better than imitation vanilla extract.

  3. We are really grateful for your blog post. You will find a lot of approaches after visiting your post. Great work.
    contact form | snapchat emoji