Toyama Japanese Restaurant and Sushi Bar

Categories: Japanese, Family Restaurant

Contact Information

218 N. Poindexter St.
Elizabeth City, NC 27909

Phone: 252-338-5021

Hours of Operation

Monday - Thursday 11:00a.m. - 2:30p.m. and 4:30p.m. - 10:00p.m.

Friday- Sunday  11:00 a.m. - 2:30p.m.  and 4:30p.m. - 11:00p.m.

Closed for Thanksgiving and Christmas

Meals served: Lunch, Dinner

Wow! What a great place to eat. Toyama Japanese Restaurant and Sushi Bar serves delicious Japanese style kitchen food and extra fresh sushi. Excellent Japanese food is fresh, tasty and healthy. It is based upon the philosophy that food should be prepared as natural as possible.  This is how the chefs at Toyama prepare your food.
The restaurant boasts 115 items on the dinner menu and a special lunch menu. Located in downtown Elizabeth City at 218 N. Poindexter Street, Toyama has established the reputation of being one of the finest restaurants in the area. The restaurant has garnered several Reader’s Choice Awards for best oriental food and best vegetarian food.

Amenities

  • Gift Shop:  T-shirts, Chop sticks, Sake jar
  • Credit Cards:  MasterCard, American Express, Visa, Discover
  • Reservations:  Reservations Accepted
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  • Handicap Accessible:  Yes
  • Price:  1.50 - 27.00
  • Recognizes Birthdays and Anniversaries:  Yes
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  • Serve Safe Certification:  Yes
  • Table Side Service:  Yes
  • Take Out:  Yes
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  • Good for Groups:  Yes
  • Lounge/Bar:  Sushi Bar
  • Health Department Grade:  A
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  • Gift Certificates:  Yes

History

Toyama Japanese Restaurant and Sushi Bar opened in 2003. It was the first Japanese restaurant in the area and soon developed a strong customer base. In 2007, the restaurant was purchased by Anna Zheng and Zhen Li. Since then they have regularly added new Japanese cooked meals and new fresh sushi meals to their customers delight.

Chef Biography

Toyama Japanese Restaurant and Sushi Bar

Andy is the main sushi chef at Toyama’s. He has been cooking Japanese style cuisine for over fifteen years. He learned the art of cooking sushi in New Jersey from master chefs and has since put his own creativity and design into his food.
Zhen takes care of most of the kitchen cooked Japanese style meals. He has been in the restaurant business for over 18 years. He is an expert in cooking seafood, teriyaki, sukiyaki, and tempura.   
Japanese ice cream and fried cheese cake are specialty desserts. Refreshing Sake and Japanese beers are served at Toyama’s as well.
An experienced chef is always on site and happy to describe their Japanese Kitchen Cooked and Sushi meals.

Owner Biography

Toyama Japanese Restaurant and Sushi Bar

Anna Zeng and Zhen Li own and operate Toyama Japanese Restaurant and Sushi Bar. They both have over 18 years of experience in operating Japanese Restaurants. They started in the restaurant business with their family in northern New Jersey. They seized the opportunity to come to Elizabeth City to apply their culinary talents at Toyama’s. Anna and Zhen apply their traditional values of hard work, preparing excellent food, establishing fair prices and satisfying customers daily.

Specialties & Additional Menu Options

  • No additional information available.

Reviews

Average Rating for this Restaurant: 4 Stars based on 41 reviews
  1. Toyama Japanese Restaurant and Sushi Bar
    Rating: 0 Star
    Great

    This place was recommended to us by a friend. Everything was great, the food, the service and the value.

  2. Toyama Japanese Restaurant and Sushi Bar
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    Great experience

    Excellent dinner. We tell everyone going down the ICW to stop in Elizabeth City to eat at Toyama.

  3. Toyama Japanese Restaurant and Sushi Bar
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    Great place

    Really enjoyed the meal. Amazing it has been open for 10 years.

  4. Toyama Japanese Restaurant and Sushi Bar
    Rating: 5 Stars
    Don't even bother going anywhere else

    If you want better sushi, you'll have to go to Japan. Toyama's is a hidden gem of Elizabeth City. The food is amazing and the service is excellent. It is my most favorite place to eat outside of my own kitchen!

  5. Toyama Japanese Restaurant and Sushi Bar
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    Great experience

    Sushi and seaweed salad was outstanding.

  6. Toyama Japanese Restaurant and Sushi Bar
    Rating: 0 Star

    Our waitress was very pleasant and food was good.  

  7. Toyama Japanese Restaurant and Sushi Bar
    Rating: 4 Stars
    Can't Get Enough Sushi!

    We love sushi!! So when we are in Elizabeth City, we have to stop at Toyama. It never disappoints!

  8. Toyama Japanese Restaurant and Sushi Bar
    Rating: 5 Stars
    Best Japanese Food This Side of Tokyo

    The service, food, and overall value of Toyama's was fantastic!! We love eating there when we dock in Elizabeth City.

  9. Toyama Japanese Restaurant and Sushi Bar
    Rating: 0 Star
    Fresh sushi

    Toyama is an absolute favorite. Everytime I am in town, Toyama is a must have. I have had sushi at numerous restaurants and have yet to find one with as fresh and delicious sushi.

  10. Toyama Japanese Restaurant and Sushi Bar
    Rating: 5 Stars
    Excellent!

    I love when you enter a business the people smile and welcome you. This started a wonderful evening of dining. Some of the meals come with soup and salad which along with the main course was plenty of good food. Hat's off to Toyama.

  11. Toyama Japanese Restaurant and Sushi Bar
    Rating: 5 Stars
    Good Place To Take Friends

    Several of us met at Toyamas. It was a great place to meet because they had something for each of us who love healthy food. It was fun watching the chefs making sushi. I had sizzling steak Teriyaki from the kitchen.

  12. Toyama Japanese Restaurant and Sushi Bar
    Rating: 5 Stars
    Such Good Japanese Food

    It is very nice to find such good Japanese food outside of New York. We learned about Toyama's from Dock and Dine at Jennette Brothers. We will definitely be back.

  13. Toyama Japanese Restaurant and Sushi Bar
    Rating: 5 Stars
    Loved Our Meal

    Toyama's Restaurant is very enjoyable. We love the delicious food and the service is great! The overall experience is wonderful.

  14. Toyama Japanese Restaurant and Sushi Bar
    Rating: 5 Stars
    Great Food

    The food we had at Toyama was wonderful. It was fresh and prepared deliciously. The service was prompt and courteous and the price was right. We will definitely go back to Toyama.

  15. Toyama Japanese Restaurant and Sushi Bar
    Rating: 5 Stars
    Great Sushi and Hot Sake

    We are glad we heard about Toyama's from Jennette Brothers. The sushi was wonderful. The menu was full of healthy meals we could all enjoy. I personally loved the hot sake.

  16. Toyama Japanese Restaurant and Sushi Bar
    Rating: 5 Stars
    Good Variety of Delicious Food

    My wife and I eat at Toyama's often. They serve a variety of delicious food. The sushi is fresh. The teriyaki dishes come out on sizzling platters. The service is excellent. It is the best oriental food we have ever had.

  17. Toyama Japanese Restaurant and Sushi Bar
    Rating: 5 Stars
    Price is right for lunch!

    I love Toyama for lunch. You can get in and out in an hour and the price is right. I love their edemame appetizer. Big fan of the shrimp tempura and spicy tuna rolls. The sashimi lunch box special is another favorite that is always fresh! Not a raw fish person? The Set C Lunch Special is the best non-sushi lunch item. Chicken served with a fabulous special house sauce (I never leave a drop on my plate!) along with a small serving of salad and potatoes. You can't go wrong with Toyama for lunch!

  18. Toyama Japanese Restaurant and Sushi Bar
    Rating: 5 Stars
    Lots of Good Food

    The full meal comes with lots of food - soup, salad, rice and an entree. It all tasted good. The salmon in the salmon teryaki was very fresh. Toyama's is one of the best restaurants around. You can count on the food being fresh and prepared well.

  19. Toyama Japanese Restaurant and Sushi Bar
    Rating: 5 Stars
    Best Sushi

    We stopped in to Toyama's for the first time. I had the Sushi because I love it and it is healthy food for me. It was wonderful. The best Sushi I have had.

  20. Toyama Japanese Restaurant and Sushi Bar
    Rating: 4 Stars
    Very Fresh

    The seafood was very fresh. The waitresses were very attentive. It was nice to be able to see the Sushi being cut. Toyama's is a very good restaurant.

  21. Toyama Japanese Restaurant and Sushi Bar
    Rating: 5 Stars
    We Loved It

    We enjoyed staying at the free dock at Jennette Brothers. We used the money we saved going to restaurants. We loved the fresh food at Toyamas. The portions were large. We plan to come back again.

  22. Toyama Japanese Restaurant and Sushi Bar
    Rating: 5 Stars
    Lots of Good Food

    The food was very good. Our one entree was enough for two of us which the waitress told us about. We will be back again.

  23. Toyama Japanese Restaurant and Sushi Bar
    Rating: 5 Stars
    Delicious Sushi

    This was some of the best sushi we have had in a long time. Toyamas gave us excellent food with excellent service. Toyama's is a great place to eat.

  24. Toyama Japanese Restaurant and Sushi Bar
    Rating: 0 Star
    Weekly Customers

    My husband and I eat at Toyama's almost once week. We have eaten quite a lot of sushi from all over the area (including VA) and find that Toyama's has the best. Love the service and attention to detail. Great prices!!!

  25. Toyama Japanese Restaurant and Sushi Bar
    Rating: 0 Star
    yummy

    Always the best sushi in nc. Great place an quaint atmosphere.

  26. Toyama Japanese Restaurant and Sushi Bar
    Rating: 5 Stars
    Very Good

    My wife and I ate at Toyama's on Saturday. It was excellent. I had the salmon teriyaki. The salmon was cooked wonderfully. I like the fact that a soup and a salad came with the meal. Toyamas is a good place to eat!

  27. Toyama Japanese Restaurant and Sushi Bar
    Rating: 4 Stars
    Delicious Sushi

    Toyama's is very clean, with hip Japanese pop playing over the speaker. Service was friendly, though the food did take a while to get to us (though this can be forgiven due to how sushi needs to be prepared). Prices are somewhat on the high end for sushi, but the food is very delicious. Wouldnt go every day, but do plan on going back again!

  28. Toyama Japanese Restaurant and Sushi Bar
    Rating: 4 Stars

    Had lunch there yesterday and as always very good. The "clear" soup with all the veggies is yummy. The atmosphere is nice and the service is good.

  29. Toyama Japanese Restaurant and Sushi Bar
    Rating: 5 Stars
    Sukiyaki

    I had the chicken sukiyaki at Toyama's. It was delicious. I had enough to take home and have for lunch the next day. The waitresses were very helpful and attentive. The price was very reasonable as well.

  30. Toyama Japanese Restaurant and Sushi Bar
    Rating: 4 Stars
    Fantastic Sweet Potato Sushi

    Great vegetarian sushi, especially the sweet potato roll. Fresh, crispy and delicious! Very fair prices.

  31. Toyama Japanese Restaurant and Sushi Bar
    Rating: 0 Star
    Toyoma Grille

    We were in Elizabeth City from out of town and stopped in at this restaurant on the advise of the locals. We had a wonderful meal served promptly and the service was outstanding. The portions were a nice size and we would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone who appreciates Japanese cuisine or fresh sushi.

  32. Toyama Japanese Restaurant and Sushi Bar
    Rating: 5 Stars
    A Hidden Gem

    I love escaping to Toyama's. Their sweet potato sushi is really unique. Found an appetizer of diced chicken with a sweet sauce on the side that is perfect for my non-sushi-eating daughter. I take her up to the counter and watch Andy craft our rolls. Everything is really fresh and tasty!

  33. Toyama Japanese Restaurant and Sushi Bar
    Rating: 5 Stars
    Very Fresh Sushi

    The sushi chef is excellent. The sushi I ate at Toyama's was the freshest I have ever eaten. I loved the way it was prepared and presented as well. I will definitely go back to Toyama's for the sushi. I want to try every sushi meal they serve.

  34. Toyama Japanese Restaurant and Sushi Bar
    Rating: 5 Stars
    Loved It

    We were passing through E.C. and heard about Toyama's from Jennette Brothers. The food was very good overall and the service was excellent.

  35. Toyama Japanese Restaurant and Sushi Bar
    Rating: 5 Stars
    Best Japanese Food in NC
    Toyamas has an amazing, extensive menu, excellent Sushi Chefs and happy, helpful waitresses. They prepare the best hand rolls and Sushi in town, period. The fish and vegetables are always fresh, and the Teriyaki fills the air with a wonderful smell and sizzle. It's also the best option in Elizabeth City for people who are vegan, vegetarian or just simply health-minded (there's something for everyone; the menu is 6 pages long) The waitresses have an uncanny ability to remember every menu item that you order. Toyama's is the perfect place to take a date, the family or a large group. PS Order the Pink Lady Roll - it's divine.
  36. Toyama Japanese Restaurant and Sushi Bar
    Rating: 5 Stars
    Great Food

    We docked our boat at Jennette Brothers and they gave us a list of restaurants. We ate at Toyama's for dinner. The food was excellent and the cost was reasonable. Our server Lynn was very helpful. We will come back.

  37. Toyama Japanese Restaurant and Sushi Bar
    Rating: 5 Stars
    Top Notch

    We learned of Toyama's from Jennette Brothers Dock and Dine Program. We are glad we did. The food was fresh and delicious. The service and overall value were excellent. Thanks to Jennette Brothers and to Toyamas Japanese Restaurant and Sushi Bar.

  38. Toyama Japanese Restaurant and Sushi Bar
    Rating: 5 Stars
    E-City Sushi

    I had the Elizabeth City dudhi toll. It was delicious.

  39. Toyama Japanese Restaurant and Sushi Bar
    Rating: 5 Stars
    The best selection

    Toyama's has a great selection of Japanese food and everything I've had has been delicious.

  40. Toyama Japanese Restaurant and Sushi Bar
    Rating: 5 Stars
    Girls love the sushi

    The sushi is very fresh here. My girlfriend and I eat here often.

  41. Toyama Japanese Restaurant and Sushi Bar
    Rating: 5 Stars
    Best in the Region!

    Toyama's is the best restaurant in Elizabeth City. They really know what they are doing there.


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