Calling all teriyaki lovers, and lovers of fine Asian cuisine in Roseville! There's a new Asian restaurant that opened up last month, specializing in all things teriyaki, but also serving a good selection of your Japanese and Korean favorites. This fine restaurant is Teriyaki Town, located in the Highland Crossing Shopping Center in west Roseville, CA.
As with all restaurant reviews I publish, I have no affiliation with the restaurant reviewed, and there is no monetary gain on my part, as I am simply a person who likes to eat, and I love to write-up, and publish my dining experiences.
Photo: It's slightly past high noon on Saturday, October 23, 2021, and I've arrived at the newly-opened Teriyaki Town to enjoy an amazing lunch. This fine Asian restaurant opened just last month, and the "Grand Opening" banner is still in the window.
Photo: Teriyaki Town features a spacious, beautifully landscaped patio for your dining pleasure, but on this dreary afternoon in late October, I chose not to dine outside.
Photo: As you enter the restaurant, you'll be greeted by a friendly staff member, who will welcome you, and treat you like family. Today, I was treated to fine hospitality from Cindy, who greeted me, took my order and served me with a smile.
You make your selection from the video menu that is placed above the order counter, pay for your order, and take a seat wherever you choose. When your order is ready, it will be brought to you. There are also printed menus available for you to take home with you, as Teriyaki Town does a very brisk business on to-go orders. You can place your order "to-go" in person, on the phone or online, and all deliveries are through Doordash. Personally, I prefer to dine "in." Call me "old school..."
Photo: Starting at the order counter, the restaurant dining room is divided into two sections, with high chairs lining the counter, and tables next to the many windows.
Photo: The focal point of the dining room is the order counter, along with the menu, and the long, narrow dining room extends in two directions, branching out from the order station. I sat at the counter to the left of the order station, and was treated with a view of the "prep area" of the kitchen, and was able to watch the friendly staff at work.
Photo: The first section of the menu features "Teriyaki Plates," which is the specialty of the restaurant. Appetizers, Korean dishes, noodle plates, "Udon," tempura plates and side orders are also on the menu. The menu features something for every taste. As much as I love teriyaki, I simply could not pass by the "Shrimp Tempura Plate."
Photo: Twenty one different "Rolls" are listed on the second page of the menu. I wish I would have ordered the "Roseville Roll" as that seems very fitting.
Photo: My order was ready in only about ten minutes after I placed it! My friendly server, Cindy, picks up my complied order from the window to the kitchen, ready to deliver it to me with a smile. There is nothing I love more than to watch the staff in action as I wait for my order to arrive. With Teriyaki Town, the wait is a short!
Photo: Meet Cindy, my amazingly friendly server who brought my "Shrimp Tempura Plate" to me with a smile. Note the chop sticks on the tray... she "assumed" I was skilled with chopsticks, as I'd been chatting with her about my love of all things "Asian" when it comes to food. I told her that chopsticks weren't in my "skill set" and she offered to teach me how to use them, which was sweet of her. I passed on her kind offer, and simply used a fork.
Photo: Thanks, Cindy, for snapping my photo, as I prepare to enjoy my delicious lunch of "Shrimp Tempura," along with a bowl of "Miso Soup."
Photo: From the "Tempura Plates" section of the menu, I went with the "Shrimp Tempura," which includes eight pieces of tempura shrimp. Like all plates in the "Tempura Plates" section, my lunch was served with steamed rice, green salad, along with an orange slice. The bowl of "Miso Soup" was extra, and ordered from the "Side Orders" section of the menu.
The centerpiece of my lunch - there is only one menu - was the eight pieces of tempura shrimp, which is one of my favorite Japanese entrees. My shrimp didn't disappoint me, as it was battered with light, flaky tempura, and deep fried just right, to a light, crunchy, golden brown. The light tempura batter was fried to a perfect, light golden brown, and complimented the tender, juicy shrimp. With each bite into these tender goodies, I was rewarded with a satisfying c-r-u-n-c-h and an absolute taste sensation. The meal included a small container of dipping sauce for the shrimp - I asked for seconds - which served to enhance the delicious shrimp. I simply adore tempura shrimp!
My lunch came with a large scoop of steamed, white rice, dome-shaped, and about the same size of the small bowl of "Miso Soup" I ordered as a side. The rice was perfectly cooked, and delicious. I helped myself to teriyaki sauce to enhance he bland taste of the rice. All steamed rice is "bland" to me unless you add something to jazz it up...
The salad was simply made with fresh, chopped romaine lettuce and iceberg lettuce, with carrot slivers, drizzled with "Ranch" dressing. It was fresh, and made a nice side, but was quite forgettable. Ditto with the slice of orange.
The "Miso Soup" was simply amazing! The foundation of the soup, the dashi stock, had hearty, savory, slightly salty flavor, and really made for a great bowl of soup. There was lots of miso paste, sliced chunks of tofu, along with the customary chopped green onion. Such a delicious bowl of "Miso Soup" to warm me up on this dreary Saturday afternoon.
The "Shrimp Tempura Plate" was simply delicious, as everything worked together for a fine lunch, and the bowl of "Miso Soup" made for a fine side. Such a delicious lunch at Teriyaki Town!
Photo: My bowl of "Miso Soup" was hearty, warm, and delicious, and it certainly hit the spot for this rainy early Saturday afternoon in late October. I did have one small gripe, as at $2.99 for a small bowl of soup - about 6 ounces - I felt the soup was WAY overpriced! Yes, the soup was delicious, as it was a quality bowl of soup, but at $2.99? I suppose I'll enter this into the "expensive but worth it" category.
Photo: Close up of eight perfectly deep fried tempura shrimp, which were so amazing delicious they simply melted in my mouth. I ate everything, including the tails, as I wanted to savor it all!
Teriyaki Town serves delicious Asian cuisine, in a comfortable dining room, with fast, friendly service. When you crave teriyaki and other Asian delights, especially if you "on the go," stop by Teriyaki Town to satisfy your craving for fine Asian cuisine.
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