Toku is a shining culinary jewel, standing proudly at the Americana Manhasset surrounded by some of the world's foremost couturier shops. Toku is sleek, sexy and distinctive with the use of glass, oriental artwork, and exotic lighting. We parked our car directly in front ot toku's decorative canopy and large glass doors. Once inside the restaurant we were greeted by Charles Kim, Toku's general manager. He sat us at a large, comfortable leather and wood banquet and introduced us to Kevin our waiter.
We began our Asian culinary experience with:
A Tuna Spring Roll- thin cigar like rolls with crispy shallot, chill mayo
Amazing lamb spare ribs large ribs with juicy tender lamb meat
This was quickly followed by Lobster Risotto- in a colorful covered dish with large chunks of lobster and yellow rice.
We then were served a gleaming white plate of thinly sliced kobe beef, with a small lava stone type mini barbecue. This was an interactive treat that allowed us to gently cook our beef in a few seconds and savor the fantastic taste of Kobe beef.
Prior to our entrees we were served a large Asian Caesar Salad filled with ginger aioli, cashews, crispy wontons, and parmigiano cheese. Simply Sensational
For entrees we sampled Peking Duck-crispy fried dark duck skin, moist and juicy duck meat, moo shu pancakes, cucumber scallion and hoisin sauce. The moo shu pancakes were crispy, tasty and out of this world delicious and filling.
Our other entree was a beautifully plated dish of Miso Black Cod -bronze broiled, shishito pepper salad, and bonito shavings. By simply using a fork, thin perfectly formed slices of exquisitely delicious black cod fell to the plate.
Naturally "when in Rome" we had to have a specially made plate of sushi rolls- Yellow Tail and Spicy Tuna, delicious and quickly devoured.
It was time to end our evening with traditional green tea, served with an assortment of pies, cakes and sorbets.
This meal was among the best modern asian meals we have eaten. The food was delightful, beautifully plated and served by highly professional waiters and captains. Gorgeous venue with an urban chic ambiance,.
Kudos to: Gillis, George and Charles Kim for an outstanding, and exotic culinary experience.
Toku 2014C Northern Boulevard, Manhasset, N.Y. 11030 516-627-toku