Tokyo Joe’s Westminster

Tokyo Joe’s just opened up a new location on the corner of 88th and Wadsworth on the Arvada, Westminster border.  Tokyo Joe’s ia a hip, trendy Asian Fusion diner which is quite good but I am not sure worth the price you pay for the food.  The bowls are approximately $6 to $8+ and are loaded but will it last you two days?  Probably not.  Everything else is extra.  Unlike family-owned, non-chain delivery/carryout Chinese or comparable Asian Fusion restaurants in the area Tokyo Joe’s charges for everything and there are no extras.  No soup with your meal or salad – the salad menu is extensive and ranges in the $7-8 range.  Moreover, there is no egg roll or other perks.  You get a yummy, organic, healthy meal but it does not come at a premium. 

This place was packed though on a Monday night and I wonder if the rush will continue or will the novelty wear off.  In a city where so many restaurants have gone under, can a fast food Asian Fusion joint that boasts a trendy atmosphere with high prices survive?  We will have to wait and watch but in the meantime, enjoy the different sauces.  Curry is my favorite and next time, I want to try the Gyoza with a side of sushi (a plate of 4 sushi pieces is a whopping $3.40!).  I have to say I am impressed with the veggie, gluten-free, and dairy-free selections at Tokyo Joe’s.

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