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“Place to be for Japanese food”

The Asian Kitchen by Tokyo Bay
Ranked #12 of 966 Restaurants in Kochi (Cochin)
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$5 - US$11
Cuisines: Asian
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Good for: Business meetings, Child-friendly
Dining options: After-hours, Delivery, Reservations
Description: One of the finest Asian restaurants in Kerala serving great food from across seven Asian cuisines and set in a picturesque location and colonial ambience. We serve delicious dishes from seven Asian cuisines - Malaysian, Singaporean, Indonesian, Thai, Vietnamese, Japanese and Chinese. Our food is authentically prepared using the best of ingredients. We are situated in a heritage building in the premises of the legendary Cochin Club. The club is more than a 100 years old and has witnessed many significant events in the history of Fort Kochi. The restaurant is very close to the beautiful Fort Kochi beach. We invite you to visit the restaurant, enjoy the serene ambience and savour our delicious and healthy dishes.
Kochi (Cochin), India
1 review
“Place to be for Japanese food”
Reviewed 9 November 2013

I think this is the only authentic Japanese restaurant in Kochi. Great place to try Japanese food .Good ambiance, great place to come with friend and family. The service is excellent.

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank petes93
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  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Hebrew first
  • Japanese first
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English first
Kochi (Cochin), India
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“Seafood Extravaganza!”
Reviewed 21 October 2013

the Little Japan that opens its arms, in your welcome, is most pleasing both aesthetically and spiritually. The Best Place To Savour That Exquisite Japanese Food Experience, enjoyed the fulgent food, service and surroundings 100%, would definitely confirmed as it is a appreciated break from the traditional food of the south of India. I can never go there half-heatedly. The sushi was fab. It taste so good!IT IS THE ONLY PLACE IN KERALA WHICH HAS SUSHI AND THE BEST IN INDIA. I say, because it feels so good when you the mouth-watering taste of seafood.The owner is the cook and he is really seasoned cook. His shrimp is awesome!!!!! The sauce of the shrimp gives the appealing taste.


phone number- +91-484-3199366

Website- http://tokyobay.in/

Address- 7th Floor, Hotel Presidency, Near North Over Bridge, 41/2717,Ernakulam – 682018

Lunch: 12.30PM to 3.00PM,
Dinner: 7.00PM to 10.30PM

  • Visited August 2013
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1 Thank RehanVP
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London, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
303 reviews
166 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
“Great Japanese Food”
Reviewed 10 October 2013

Great place to enjoy Japanese food. The seating are available indoors as well as outdoors. The starters were delicious and we ended up ordering one each for us. The main course was only one item which we thoroughly enjoyed. Could not order sushi as we were already full but seeing the food we have, I would recommend to try it out.
I think it is a nice place with good ambiance and better Japanese food.

  • Visited August 2013
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1 Thank Mayur S
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Dundee, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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“On par with any European Japanese restaurant”
Reviewed 19 September 2013

Enjoyed the brilliant food, service and ambience 100%, would defenitely recommend as it is a welcome break from spiced up Indian food.

  • Visited January 2013
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1 Thank Happy8284
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Doha, Qatar
Level 6 Contributor
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“Tokyo Bay, Kochi - The Place For Authentic Japanese Cuisine”
Reviewed 8 September 2013

The Best Place To Savour That Exquisite Japanese Food Experience In Kochi

By - Lt Col (Retd) D Purushothaman Pillay

To enjoy a very different and serene dining experience in the heart of the city, all one needs to do is to get to Tokyo Bay - the one and only authentic Japanese restaurant in Kochi. Perched atop the seventh floor of the Hotel Presidency near the North Railway Station is this precious eatery waiting to be discovered. Once the lift doors open, one finds oneself transported into a mystic realm of tranquility; the Little Japan that opens its arms, in your welcome, is most pleasing both aesthetically and spiritually. The subdued and neutral colors and geometric order of the uncluttered Japanese decor lends a feeling of openness, simplicity and purity. This is indeed the perfect setting to spoil oneself with a unique experience of Japanese cuisine, which is almost an art form that balances delicate tastes, intricate textures, aesthetic appearance and the vibrant colours of the different foods. Their attention to detail is legendary and presentation is immaculate. The finished dishes make their ceremonial entry into the diner's presence on carefully presented plates beautifully arranged and garnished; it takes heart to dig into that perfection and disturb the harmony. But for the uninitiated, when the first morsel arrives on the palate, it exudes a splurge of hitherto undiscovered gustatory flavours, subtle yet resounding, your senses are at once aroused and ask to savour more of this new piquant appetence.

It would be pertinent to touch upon the fact, that the Japanese enjoy one of the longest life expectancies and their women have the lowest rates of obesity on the planet; thanks mainly to their unique style of eating which presents fresh seasonal low-calorie filling foods delivered in small portions in pretty little bowls and dishes, which encourages one to have a little taste of everything and 'eat with your eyes' by enjoying the beauty of the food in front of you. Their food has low cholesterol, in the traditional absence of red meats and cow's milk, sugar consumption is also nominal, thereby markedly preventing disease. Their diet is rich in cruciferous vegetables, Shiitake mushrooms, EPA-abundant fish, iodine-intense Kombu & Nori Seaweed and Green Tea; all these enhance the innate healthiness.

We are indeed fortunate that Tokyo Bay has inspired a legend to journey to our shores, the scholarly Chef Akinori Nishioka's four decade long dedication to the cuisine he so loves from his soul, has transformed this fine art into a science; and he has chosen to share his passion, showcase his culinary expertise and serve his delicacies, at this restaurant.

The thoughtful Chef has discreetly crafted an informative menu which helps the unfamiliar in making an informed choice; if one needs more help the knowledgeable and courteous waiting staff is ever present with their erudite suggestions. The choices include Zensai (Appetisers), Ippin Ryori (Short-eats), Yakitori/Kushiyaki - Chicken/Pork/Beef/Prawn/Veg (Barbecued skewers), Maki, Hoso Maki & Nigri Sushi, Teppan-Yaki (Grilled Meats), with a selection of Menrui (Noodles), Gohan (Cooked White Rice). There are two options in the set menu - Okosama Teishoku for kids in the age group 2 to 5 and 6 to 10 years old. The adults also have multiple Tyushoku/Teishoku set menu options, with Chicken/Beef/Seafood/Pork main courses, which allows one to sample a selection of soups, pickles, vegetables, rice along with Koutcha or Kouhii (Tea or Coffee). The dessert options were a trifle restricted. The only major disappointment was the lack of Japanese alcoholic beverages like fermented rice Sake, Awamori, Shochu and Japanese Beer brands like Sapporo, Kirin, Asahi, Suntory etc, to go with the food to complete the Japanese experience.

My dining experience here, meandered through a delectable fare that started with my perennial favourite, Hoso Maki (Slender Sushi rolls) Tekka Maki (12 Nori (Seaweed)-wrapped Raw Tuna Sushi rolls); along with Buta Bara (Barbecued skewers of Pork Ribs) followed by the mains which included a Miso Soup, Tsukemono (Japanese Pickles) with the Pork Katsu Don (Pork cutlet with onion and egg on the rice) accompanied with the subtle Shizouka Koucha (Japanese Black Tea). I topped all this with the exotic Uji Matcha Green Tea ice cream. What a treat it was indeed!

The eating experience here leaves one "lightly satiated" - a new type of an unheavy, unaccustomed, pleasurable satiation for the experimental Kochi palate. I recommend this restaurant as a must visit for all the adventurous foodies in Kochi, looking for a genuine experience of an unfamiliar cuisine. The 'Sushi' served with Wasabi paste, was absolutely to die for, I have never sampled such an assortment of subtle dressings that perfectly complemented the accompanying dishes. This new place really grows on you. The waiting staff must rank among the best we have in the city today, they were energetic, helpful, thoughtful, alert and competent. The radiant presence of the cheerful and affable owners, Mr George K Ninan and wife Mrs Roopa George (Who incidentally is transforming into, a much sought after local, Celebrity TV Chef), who make it a point to come around and graciously check on the guest's experience; must be another one of the reasons the place bears the hallmark of a well-oiled, efficiently run establishment from where one comes away with a special feeling of being well taken care of.

The thoughtful provision of exclusive independent curtained alcoves lends a certain intimacy which some diners would love to enjoy with their privacy. The restaurant also boasts of two private dining rooms that can accommodate around twenty gourmands, having a small party of their own. Therefore, the spacious serenity of Tokyo Bay, offers versatile options, as a nice romantic place for two, a fun diner to celebrate with a group of friends or a great new place to savour a new cuisine. Definitely a must visit for the Kochi foodie!

  • Visited July 2013
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7 Thank DPurushothamanPillay
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