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Tokyo Kitchen

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by Violet Hendrix (subscribe)
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Published August 3rd 2015
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Wide range of Japanese food available

Low-cost Japanese food on the run

The Gold Coast is full of incredible dining options for fast Japanese food within every price range, from fine-dining first class Japanese restaurants to quick take-away sushi bars.


Our family really loves Tokyo Kitchen in particular as it is located in the popular Q-Centre, where it is easy to park if you want to quickly pop in for something healthy, and the customer service is exceptional - which is always on the top of our priority list in choosing a place to eat!

Seating and proximity to bathrooms

As you walk into Tokyo Kitchen there is a relaxed, minimalist feel to the seating, with tables inside near the buffet-warmer, and outside, under-cover. There is usually plenty of seating outside for our family of 6 (or more, when we are out with friends) and staff are more than happy to assist with any requests. We have never had any troubles in re-arranging seats when needed, which can sometimes be an issue when you are out with a large family. The restaurant is located very close to the outside toilets of the Q-Centre, and the ATMs which is handy if you have young children, as you can just pop off for a minute to assist them in the bathroom, or to withdraw cash, without leaving the rest of your party for too long.

Yummy food!

Tokyo Kitchen has a diverse range of different foods that will satisfy even the pickiest of eaters in your family. There is a wide arrange of sushi available, including vegetarian and brown-rice sushi options, as well as over-the-counter hot Japanese meals such as noodles, miso soup and rice. However the main feature of Tokyo Kitchen is the hot take-away bar where you can serve yourself from an array of delicious, hot food options including; take-away packs of chicken and rice dishes, novelty Japanese foods such as fish-shaped fried red bean cakes, and some of the very best gyoza (tiny little steamed and seared dumplings) on the Gold Coast!

When we visited Tokyo Kitchen we chose the beautiful gyoza which were steamed perfectly, and slightly seared on the outside, and at only $5 were a perfect main when accompanied with a small bowl of rice ($2-3) and miso soup ($3). Our children ate an assortment of brown-rice sushi at around $3 - 3.50 per piece with seaweed salad, which is usually the highlight of our Japanese restaurant dining! The miso soup is also some of the best on the Gold Coast, as it is both light and perfectly flavoured, with a beautiful smooth and salty broth. Most of the dishes are not accompanied by vegetables, which is its only downfall, however Tokyo Kitchen is definitely a restaurant that we could recommend for families living or holidaying in the Gold Coast.
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Where: Q Super Centre, 13 Markeri St, Mermaid Beach QLD 4218
Cost: under $10
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