Edo-Ya Tokyo Cuisine
3050 W Shaw Ave, Fresno, CA 93711
10/04/2011Provided by Citysearch -
By far the best Japanese restaurant in Fresno is Edo-Ya. My family and I are at the sushi bar as often as possible, and whenever family visits from out of town we have dinner at one of their teppan tables at least once every trip. The sushi is made to order, no old rolls attracting flies like some other places, and the staff is friendly and attentive.
I've eaten at EdoYa as many ast 30 times over the past 8-9 years and I've found their Sushi to be outstanding. The new manager that came in the past year or so is very good. Most of all we have loved the steak cooked at the teppan grills. When eating at the regular tables you should try the shogayaki (I prefer the pork but the beef is equally good). The boat meals are very reasonably priced and delicious.
I think this japanese resturant is the best i've been too so far. I like the cooks proformance and they even let me record the whole thing! The service was good, and you have to pay for soda refills, but not TEA refills, I went at lunch time, and i'll be back for dinner!! ^^
I HAVE BEEN TO EDO YA A FEW TIMES AND HAVE ENJOYED IT., BUT THIS LAST TIME I WENT MADE ME SICK TO MY STOMACH. THE WAITER WAS RUDE I ASKED FOR A REFILL AND IN THIS CONDESENDING TUNE TOLD ME THAT THERE WAS NO FREE REFILLS PLUS THERE IS A 10 DOLLAR MIN, COME ON I COULD GO TO DENNYS SPEND 1O DOLLARS AND GET AS MANY FREE REFILLS MY HEART DESIRES, SERIOUSLY THEY MAKE ENOUGH MONEY TO GIVE US A FREE REFILL. NOW THEY WANT TO CHARGE 90 CENTS FOR THE HOT AND SPICEY SAUCE AND A DOLLAR FOR WASSABI THIS SHOULD ALL COME FREE WHEN YOU ARE SPENDING ABOUT 30 DOLLARS ON A MEAL. I WILL NEVER SPEND ANOTHER DIME OF MY MONEY THERE AGAIN.
08/19/2008Provided by Citysearch -
Edo-Ya is one of my favorite places to eat in Fresno. As a matter of fact I will be there in about three hours from now. OK, so you may pay for refills on soda... it helps to keep the slummers out of the place. Now if we could only do something about the fools who like to chat through dinner on their cell phones. Like people who go out to eat really wanna hear that all through their meal. But in any case, the food there is great. Too bad we don't have more restaurants like it in Fresno
01/17/2008Provided by Citysearch -
I've eaten at a lot of sushi places, and this was probably the worst, tied with Nkd. Fish.
First of all, I asked for tamago and they didn't even know what that was. Bad sign already. They had ""egg omlette"" on the menu, so I ordered that. I also ordered a caterpillar roll.
Well it was a to-go order and when I got back I found out that they didn't have my ""egg omlette"" sushi because they ran out of it. Great.
I get home with my caterpillar roll. It looked pathetic, and tasted disgusting. There was hardly any eel in it. 2/3 of the inside was cucumber! And it left this nasty taste in my mouth...like onion. The worst part of it all is that the thing was $10, which is more than places that make much, MUCH better caterpillar rolls.
Best in town? As if. Try I Love Sushi. The sushi actually tastes good, is plentiful, and isn't overpriced.
I heard all of the raves and after eating at Yoshino a number of times I decided to give the place a try. The food and the teppan yaki entertainment was fantabulous (fantastic and fabulous put together for those a little slow on the terminology). Great food. Give them a call and check them out.
11/26/2007Provided by Citysearch -
The server asks me, ""What would you like to drink?"" and I asked, ""Do you have coke? or pepsi?"" She said, ""Pepsi."" I said, ""No thank you, hot tea please."" What did she bring me? Pepsi. When did I get my hot tea? AFTER the entire meal was cooked and served to all 8 guests, each person at our table was asked if they wanted refills (that they charge extra for) and I never even got a water to tide me over. Next I asked for sushi ""ala carte"" of my teppan aki (sp?) meal and it came out something totally wrong than what I asked for. When the server brought my check, I told her why I wasn't leaving her 20%, tip (but I did give her 15%)and explained the above and she looked at me with evil eyes like she never wanted to see me again. Guess what? She won't!
02/24/2007Provided by Citysearch -
The dining experience started with gruffy and rude reception. No greetings and no smiles. The host and hostess were probably overworked, undertrained and underpaid, but still excuses can go only so far. Business is too good as the surrounding restaurants (Italian, Thai, Armenian, Seafood, Indian) had only a tiny fraction of Edo-ya's business - on a Friday night. Edo-ya is like a black hole. Some fine dishes on the menu - paper wrapped Salmon or Halibut with Scallop Tsutsumiyaki. Lobster with Filet Mignon. New York Steak, Filet Mignon, etc. - all Japanese proportion, that is, tiny. Choice of sashimi, tempura, chicken wings with dinner. Salad and soup also included. Medium rare filet mignon came out medium. Halibut and Scallop were overcooked. Food was at best average, but worse: soup and appetizer dumped on table while salad was still being consumed. Cold tempura and warm fried chicken wings were certainly not appetizing. In addition, the chicken wings were dry - any hole in the wall Chinese place could have done it better. Dishes are cleared away with the obvious intent of hurrying the customers out. It is a Friday night, but enough is enough. One of the worse dining experiences anywhere. Finally, inspite of this review, the place is better than this - just pick a slow night, like Monday nights.
02/08/2007Provided by Citysearch -
The traditional Japanese dining is the best part of this restaurant, especially if you chance across old-world culture in the server, who could be an older Japanese lady or a newly arrived Japanese college student. Courteous, refined and attentive. BUT the host is one of the worst ever in any restaurant you can come across. Talked with his ""friends"" and ignore customers. No greeting. Rude mannerism. How such a fine dining place can have such a terrible host is beyond my comprehension unless he is the owner.
08/27/2006Provided by Citysearch -
host and waiter were extremely rude - they rushed us through our meal saying they were on time constrictions, but there were at least 50 empty seats in the restaurant. waiter did not refill drinks all he did was stand behind our table pressuring the cook to get us out fast.
DO NOT SPEND YOUR MONEY HERE!! GO TO YOSHINOS!!
02/15/2006Provided by Citysearch -
I think Edo-ya Tokyo Cuisine is one of the best Japanese style restaurants in Fresno. They have really good sashimi, sushi, and teppin-yaki. Although the service needs to be improved, they have a full service bar, great ambience, and I especially like the traditional Japanese style dining room. The problem with the service is that after dinning at the restaurant several times, they are slow in getting the food to the table and occassionally mix up the orders. I think if they just train their staff better they can be the best Japanese cuisine restaurant in Fresno because it's a beautiful restaurant with great food they just have a less than average staff.
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Parking: Lot, Free
Bike Parking: Yes
Good For Family: Yes
Good For Groups: Yes
Good for Kids: Yes
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Take Out: Yes
Cuisines: Japanese, Asian, Family Style, Take Out, Sushi, Steakhouse
Alcohol: Beer, Full Bar, Wine
Takes Reservations: Yes
Outdoor Seating: No
Price Range : Average