March 09, 2011
214 St. James Ave. (Goose Creek)
Lunch and Dinner (Mon.-Sat.). Closed Sun.
Down-home Asian fare, from yakitori and tempura to katsu and udon.
Little Tokyo may have moved from its original humble digs on the west side of Summerville to a larger, more upscale location in Goose Creek, but it still serves a notable selection of traditional Japanese comfort food. A small slate of sushi rolls has been added to the popular chicken and beef skewers and tempura-fried appetizers, while more esoteric options like grilled yellowtail neck satisfy adventurous eaters. You can still dine for cheap on big steaming bowls of udon noodles, but feel free to go big with rib-eye steak teriyaki or lobster tails. —Robert Moss Dish (Winter 2013)
RDpinoy says... I've been a loyal customer ever since they were originally located in Summerville, SC. I'm so glad they relocated, I live right in Crowfield so this is a treat for me. ★★★★★
arosef33 says... Very, very good for reasonable prices. I wish they'd get a Sunday liquor license though. We waited quite a long time for entrees, so I'd recommend ordering one of their many tasty apps. Yakitori is the best so far, love the tempura. great sashimi. ★★★★★
Ryoko Asano-Abbott says... I am a Japanese. This restaurant is the real japanese restaurant in Charleston area. My hubby is American, and we go to this restaurant every time when we miss Japanese foods. We tried the other Japanese places, but Little Tokyo is best. I recommend Gyoza, Yakisoba, Pork/Chicken Katsu... and Banana Tempura w/vanilla ice cream!! Yummy:) ★★★★★
After a meal of gyoza dumplings and yellowtail cheeks at Little Tokyo, you can sit back in the clean, minimalist interior and have your own Lost in Translation moment: that phenomenon when you seem suddenly torn away from normal geography and find yourself in a strange, slow, timeless state. Sure, outside the plate glass windows is a parking lot full of minivans and pickups, and a steady stream of Goose Creek residents come and go from the Mexican restaurant next door. But, inside, for a brief moment, you are somewhere far, far away.