6625 E 82nd St, Indianapolis, IN 46250
The Teriyaki Japan
Parking: Lot, Private
Bike Parking: No
Good For Groups: No
Good for Kids: Yes
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Take Out: Yes
Cuisines: Japanese, Asian, Take Out, Chinese
Takes Reservations: No
Outdoor Seating: No
Price Range : Below Average
Fast food Japanese, but it works. They cook / prepare to order, it's not ready-made.
I've been three times and I'm a fan already, and will be going back to try more of the menu.
It's mainly a teriyaki and tempura place. Kind of fast-foodish, but very fresh. The restaurant layout is fast-food style. Some bottled drinks, a self-serve soda fountain, plastic utensils and chop-sticks are available.
No sushi "bar", and no tepanyaki grills. It's no Asaka or Saporro, and not even an Ichiban. But it does fill its own niche of a quick, inexpensive Asian/Japanese-style meal at a darn good price. The food is nothing at all like a fast-food Chinese joint.
You walk up and place your order, pay in advance, and they bring it out to you when it's ready. The food is served on styrofoam and plastic. You dump your trash in the wastebasket on your way out.
It's an abbreviated menu, but my lunch companions and I loved the quality. You also get good portion sizes for the money. My sushi sampler included the traditional wasabi paste and ginger slices, They have a good dipping sauce.
The sushi menu is very small, but it's fresh and professionally made to order. The seafood in the small glass display case is kept under plastic film like it's supposed to be. The lady knows what she's doing in making it, too.
Just opened May 2009. Very clean up front. Extremely clean men's room.
A good change of pace, and something unique for the Castleton lunch crowd.