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Tokyo Express

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1940 W Main St, Salem, VA 24153-3110
+1 540-389-6303
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11:00 - 21:30
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 21:30
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Roanoke, Virginia
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A co-worker and I ordered lunch to go from there recently and neither of us was very impressed. Besides the lack of taste, my hibachi chicken was tough and almost seemed like it was chicken you would get on top of a salad and not in a Japanese dish. The vegetables were mushrooms and boiled carrots. YES, boiled carrots like... More 

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Thank Jim W
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

The Tokyo Express is good for Japanese food if you are dining on a budget. The menu is somewhat limited but it adequate for a sample of food of this type. Prices are good for those dining on a budget. Service is average but nothing to write home about.

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Thank Scamuel J
Salem, Virginia
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36 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

My friends had warned me that the servings at this restaurant were on the skimpy side, but since I am not a big eater, I thought I would be satisfied with a meal there. That was a big mistake! The little cubed pieces of steak and tiny strings of broccoli in gravy covered about 1/4 of the plate. The rest... More 

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Thank Aubrey L
Roanoke, VA
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42 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

Our family ate there last night. Food was pretty good from grill (hibachi chicken and shrimp). Daughter loved chicken soba noodles and got a huge serving. Prices were good. We also ordered California rolls. They were good, but room temp. Servers were very pleasant. Decor isn't the best, but for price you can't complain. Nice to see they have see... More 

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Thank sirjohnwhitcomb
Honesdale, Pennsylvania
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115 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

a rather good and odd place ...no matter I couldn't get an answer about the origin of the special Tasmanian Tokyo Roll, and I wasn't game enough to try the tempura fried cheese cake with chocolate sauce...talk about a south eastern fusion or zen monk lost at the county fare!

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Thank MissionSpirit
Roanoke, West Virginia
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59 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2016

Some friends from Salem introduced us to Tokyo Express several years ago. You receive a generous portion of food and it is consistently delicious. We love the Hibachi Chicken and Hibachi Steak. It has been the same every time we have ordered. The price is around $7 and we have found the taste and quantity cannot be beat. We have... More 

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Thank Paul M
Salem, Virginia
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12 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2015

Very good, quick and easy. Friendly wait staff and employees. The new owners are nice and friendly. Im not a sushi eater, but they have it. Joey the owner is a great person....

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Thank rxangel4u
Key West, Florida
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29 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2015

Where to begin? Good sushi/sashimi in an otherwise culinary wasteland is a good idea. Wanted takeaway while staying overnight going from South to North. Their website is nonexistent. It would have been nice to see the menu before I started looking for the place. So, I show up at this converted fast food building. I don't know what it was... More 

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Thank Nutimus
Atlanta, Georgia
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98 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2015 via mobile

We pulled off the interstate and pulled into the restaurant by chance. It wasn't very busy since it was between lunch and supper. We ordered and received our meal very shortly after it was prepared. The staff was very friendly. It was a quiet place to catch a break from driving.

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Thank GaSouthernGuy
Salem, Virginia
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36 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2015

Don't go here if you are hungry. The food is very good, but the slight portions will certainly not please you. The amount of food you get for the money is not a value.

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Thank Aubrey L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Japanese, Asian, Sushi
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly
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 - 21:30
Saturday
11:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1940 W Main St, Salem, VA 24153-3110
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Salem
  • Phone Number: +1 540-389-6303

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