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“Nice Surprise” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Little Tokyo

Little Tokyo
Ranked #16 of 62 Restaurants in Galena
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Japanese, Sushi, Asian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Cheap Eats, Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, After-hours, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Chicago, IL
Level Contributor
64 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Nice Surprise”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2013

We were in Galena and had lunch at Little Tokyo. The sushi was well done and the same high quality that you find in a large urban area. All food items were very tasty and I agree with other TA reviewers that you get a generous amount of food. We did order the gyoza appetizer and the soup also had gyoza. If you only want to eat a couple of gyozas, you don't need to order the appetizer. The restaurant is nicely decorated and there are plenty of tables to accommodate a large crowd.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Traveller1615
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English first
Madison, WI
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Good Food - Good Value”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2013

Good sushi rolls and sushi lunch plates. Fish was fresh, and there was a Friday lunch time sea food delivery while we were at the restaurant. Tataki beef was very tasty.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank kasitsna
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Elizabeth, Illinois
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72 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“A tasty change of pace while dining in Galena”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2013

My husband and I have eaten at most of Galena's restaurants many times, but never Little Tokyo, though we had heard from more than one person that we should give it a try. So, we did. We easily made reservations on a Friday night for 5:30 on a Saturday night of one of Galena's busiest weekends of the year. We aren't very experienced in this type of food, so we relied on a very helpful server to make suggestions. We tried a variety plate of Sashimi as an appetizer, which was new to us and was very fresh. My husband played it safe for his entree and ordered the hibachi fillet; I ordered the Gyoza soup (delicious) and Romeo & Juliet roll (equally delicious). My husband was disappointed in his fillet - it was tough to chew and couldn't be cut with a fork. We brought this to the attention of our server, who promptly replaced it with an entirely new fillet that my husband said melted in his mouth and fell apart with his fork! We're not quite sure what the problem was with the first fillet, unless he got the wrong cut of meat accidentally? For dessert, we tried the tempura New York cheesecake, also a first for us, which was good, though as we got further into the thickest part of the cheesecake, it was barely defrosted. We presume it is frozen before it is fried, to keep it from melting. Overall, our first experience at Little Tokyo was a pleasant one and we will return. The only disappointment was the fillet, but as I said, that was quickly taken care of.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank tootles55
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Lockport, Illinois
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178 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“Worth a try!!!”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2013 via mobile

This is a nice place to dine in Galena. Sushi was good! They offered basic rolls and some specialty rolls. The "Denise roll" was out favorite. Dining room was quite large and had a nice atmosphere. Good alternative to burgers and beers.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank lovetochill10
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Iowa City, Iowa
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
“Such good Sushi”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2013

Best sushi you'll find in the Midwest! I have eaten here with my family many times, and everyone always finds something to eat, even the picky members of the family. Wine and beer list is simple, but complements the menu wonderfully.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Jessica P
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