Aug. 2, 2010 at 1:38pm
Adam Smith staffer, Tacoma artisan and civic booster Linda Danforth sent in this opening day review and photos of the new (and less bright blue) Happy Teriyaki downtown on Pacific:
The Adam Smith office ventured to the Happy Teriyaki (2223 Pacific Avenue) grand opening today. Formerly Chin's restaurant, the place has had a significant makeover and was bustling for lunch. It was so busy, in fact, that they pulled the sandwich sign holder in from the street to come back in to take orders. The takeout line was long and efficient and other customers filled most of the tables before Noon. Team Smith ordered a sampling of items including sushi -- Mariners and Alaska rolls (apparently the mariners roll was fantastic, deep-fried and still light and tasty), teriyaki chicken with gyoza and sushi bento. Everything was delicious.
They're handing out 2-for-1 coupons, when the sandwich board staff has time to be outside. Open 7 days a week: M-F 10am to 8:30pm and Sat/Sun Noon to 8pm. Lunch specials start at $5.95.
Thanks so much Linda!
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by delicious on 8/6/2010 @ 11:36am
|This Happy Teriyaki so so delicious. All of their sushi i so fresh and clean! Nothing like any others I've been to. ALL the people there are so nice and polite. Definitely a MUST GO place!|
by jenyum on 8/6/2010 @ 4:22pm
|If it's the same folks who run the Happy Teriyaki in Lakewood, it should be awesome. Do they have the "Happy Platter" on the menu?|
by KevinFreitas on 8/6/2010 @ 5:04pm
|Heading there sometime next week to try 'em out. Anyone up for a good ol' fashioned blog mob?|
by KevinFreitas on 8/11/2010 @ 1:17pm
|Just headed to the new Happy Teriyaki on Pacific where the baby blue Chin's used to be. I have to say, wow! They cleaned and spruced the little place up nicely. Here are a few pics:|
The teriyaki and gyoza plate I got was more than enough to have lunch and leftovers and tasted great. As teriyaki goes, the balance between the chicken, the char on the chicken, and sauce was great. Not too much of any of them nor was the sauce too sweet since it didn't at all overpower the char and chicken flavors. The gyoza was also nice 'n crispy, just the way I like it. Despite the empty dining room pic above the place filled up nearly entirely once the normal lunch hour hit.
Well done Happy Teriyaki and welcome to the neighborhood!
by Crenshaw Sepulveda on 8/11/2010 @ 1:44pm
|According to their web site they have free wifi as well. I will check it out without a doubt. Nice to have a teriyaki alternative to Commercial Teriyaki downtown.|
Although I have another home on the web I thought it might be nice to lead by example a bit and put this blog system up to the test myself.
So far, so good... Funny how I build web tools for other people that are far better than the one's I have setup over on KFnet.
Hey Clear Channel, Clean Up Your Crap!