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100 High Country Sq, Banner Elk, NC 28604-6764
+1 828-898-4121
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11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Banner Elk, North Carolina, United States
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31 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2013

Japanese or Vietnamese, either way, Tokyo will feed you good. and the staff will be sure you are happy with your selection. Nancy and Cindy are ALWAYS THERE, so you can count on a filling, great tasting meal everytime.

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Thank MtnMan7863
Cleveland, Tennessee
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192 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2013

There is something for everyone on the menu! Hibachi grilled items & sushi too. Sushi was really priced well. We almost went back the second night too. The grandkids split one of the hibachi dinners and there was still food left over. Four adults and 3 grand kids ate for less than $80. Wine and beer only. Service could have... More 

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Thank Nsenn99
Banner Elk, North Carolina
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26 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2013 via mobile

I have been dining at Tokyo for years. Nancy, the owner, is very accommodating and sweet. I love the Vietnamese menu, it's one of a kind in Banner Elk. I'd recommend the angry dragon sushi roll (it's not too spicy) and the Bun Thit Nung & Chai Goi. Absolutely delicious. The Japanese menu is good as well. The only down... More 

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Thank SweetNotes
Miami, Florida
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2013

the food is amazing. there is a lot of food on the plate. i wish it was a bit less money even though there is a lot of food. the servers where traditional outfits. the sushi is way to high($$).

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Thank amy f
Athens, Georgia
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41 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2012

When I want comfort food that is not only good, but easy on the wallet, I go here. The service is wonderful and their sushi is amazing. I've eaten other sushi in the high country and compared to here, the others make me sick. This is the place to go for a nice relaxing time. I go here with my... More 

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Thank Sammantha A
Raleigh, North Carolina
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40 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2012

Stopped in at the recommendations of friends, and were surprised! Amazing food, service, and prices!!! The Lemonade is fresh, homemade, and delicious (free refills as well). I had a sushi boat, and my boyfriend had a hibachi meal. We both had way more food than we could eat and both meals came with a miso soup our house salad. Our... More 

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Thank Jay J
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2012

The food was good and the service was great. If you like sushi, this place is pretty good. Give them a try.

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Thank BradTraveler
Charlotte, North Carolina
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2012

The food was excellent and the service wasn't far behind. The owner came out to say hello and check on our little group a few times. She was very nice. Give them a try.

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Thank Brian P
Banner Elk, North Carolina, United States
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40 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2012

With the addition of outside seating, Nancy has really made this a place to enjoy your food, which has always been good. If you're in town looking for good Japanese, this is a place to try. Don't drive to Boone, when you can have it here in Banner Elk. Many of the guests at Banner Haven Bed and Breakfast enjoy... More 

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Thank Greg G
Banner Elk, North Carolina
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2012

they were recently caught using deer meat instead of steak or chicken, gross! the service is horrible and the place less than inviting, they didn't seem so clean either...avoid at all cost!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Japanese, Asian, Sushi
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 100 High Country Sq, Banner Elk, NC 28604-6764
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Banner Elk
  • Phone Number: +1 828-898-4121

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?