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Tomo Japanese Steakhouse 7411 N. Keystone Ave.

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Pat called me the other day and we were talking about lunch this week. He informed me that he had just read the last few posts and realized that he had ordered several burgers. He wanted to get out of that rut ; quickly. I told him that I thought that the quickest way to carry out that was to go to a Japanese joint. I think we have gone to one before. That was Sushi Bar in Broad Ripple. Pat ordered a Tempura lunch special and I ;as usual; had a medley of sushi rolls. This time I was determined to change the pattern.

This is a very attractive place. Spacious and nicely decorated. I found it pretty dark though. Nice enough for a date night but so much for a lunch.

Their menu is very nice. They feature actual Bento boxes with Teriyaki, noodle dishes, maki and sashimi and,of course Hibachi. All are in the $7.50 to $10.75 range, and they come with soup or salad.

I wanted some cooked salmon so I ordered Salmon Hibachi for $10.75. The Hibachi dishes come with the soup or salad, fried rice and veggie of the day. I opted for Miso soup. I do so like Miso soup.

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This particular version was excellent. A lovely broth with just the right amount of tofu.

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The rest of the luncheon was expertly prepared. The Salmon was a thinner cut than I am accustomed to so it was cooked more than I would like. However it was still very tasty, and the fried rice was superb. It was a brown rice with flecks of egg and onion and the veggies were as you would image from a Japanese kitchen. Tender crisp with a hint of soy. They serve each diner with 2 sauces. A mustard sauce and a “ginger” sauce. Or at least that is what our server told us it was. The mustard had no kick and the “ginger” sauce brought nothing to the table. Flat ; no flavor.

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So Pat and I both enjoy our lunches. They were well prepared, excellent quality and great service. He won’t go back because he lives too far away. I wouldn’t mind going back;there are some dishes they have I would love to try. However there are several joints that offer similar food. They may be better or worse;but I will not know that until I eat there. I only have so much time left and there are so many places to visit I have to use my time well. So eat and enjoy it.

Tomo Japanese Steakhouse Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

2 responses

  1. The veggies in the last image look nice and colorful. Boo on gristle! I hate gristle but my husband doesn’t mind it in the least. The only miso soup I’ve had was brown, so I’m surprised to see a golden color there. And super surprised to see a garden salad at an Asian restaurant LOL. May all your last few meals be compelling!

    September 1, 2016 at 5:42 pm

    • Yeah gristle can be irritating. As for the soup I believe the coloring depends on the Dashi or broth used. Some have more seaweed than others and it can darken the soup. All of the Japanese restaurants around here have a garden salad choice;and they all have just one dressing. I can’t remember other places; it has been too long ago.I am going to try and make sure all of my meals are compelling. Thanks

      September 1, 2016 at 5:53 pm

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