English Name: Tokiya – Fuxing N. Rd Branch
Chinese Name: 陶板屋 – 復興北路
Phone: (02) 2718-1268
Last Visited: December 15, 2014
It’s been a while since our last review, and I can only attribute that to my laziness in this cold weather! Winter is a good season to be lazy and do nothing. However, I have been driven to write this review by my fond memories of a delicious meal at Tokiya. Similar to Tasty, which we reviewed earlier, Tokiya is a member of the famous Wow Prime group of restaurants. Tokiya offers a fusion Japanese/Western menu, and is quite similar to some of the other Wow Prime brands. Diners enjoy a set menu for a fixed price of NT$518 (+ 10% service charge) and eat their way through seven courses with a total of 33 distinct choices. I would really hate to get a job as a chef here!
On our visit we were able to try 14 of these quite decent offerings, here are our thoughts below:
Seasonal Fruit Salad: A fresh start to the meal, with an unusual but delicious passionfruit dipping sauce.
Sesame Tofu Salad: A simple but refreshing dish, with a nice pairing of soft tofu and crunchy puffed corn.
King Oyster Mushroom with Japanese sauce: King oyster mushroom may not be my favourite mushroom in the world, but Tokiya’s sauce improved the dish.
Beef Gratin: This dish is closely related to Tasty’s “Danish Pastry” appetizer and a worthy choice.
Burdock and Chicken Soup: A nicely flavoured soup, with plenty of ingredients.
Pork Consommé with Mesona: What is mesona? I’ve got no idea. BUT this is the best soup I’ve had in a long time. Loaded with heaps of tasty pork and a delicious creamy texture. I strongly recommend it, and I don’t usually like soups so that’s saying something!
Salmon Rice Ball with Scallion: Not bad, but a little on the dry side – it would benefit from some additional sauce. The serving temperature was a bit low, but that might just be a one-off issue.
Chicken and Vegetable Croquettes: A much better choice than the above option, although for the life of me I couldn’t find any chicken (plenty of ham though!).
Chuck Roast with Onion: A solid dish, but I feel the beef options at Tasty are just slightly superior.
Beef/Chicken Combo: The steak was close to the Tasty standard while the chicken was nothing special.
Sesame Pudding with Nuts: A weak dessert, lacking flavour (although probably a good choice if sweeter desserts aren’t your favourite)
Cheesecake: Cooked to perfection and presented beautifully.
Longan Milk Tea: Nothing special.
Creamy Toffee Black Tea: Same as above
Overall Tokiya is a solid choice, sure to please the hungriest of appetites. However, unless you are particularly inclined towards fusion cuisine, I would strongly recommend you eat at Tasty instead as the price is the same. One final note, the service is absolutely impeccable at Tokiya, as it is at the other Wow Prime restaurants I’ve encountered. You will be well looked after if you choose to dine here!
Other online reviews of Tokiya:
Stuck! in Taiwan – Looking at the photos in this 2013 review, I can’t help but feel maybe the dishes looked better back then.
I award Tokiya 8/10 Bubble Tea Points.