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Cindy and Calvin Wu are some of the friendliest people you could ever meet, and they happily run the local Asian cuisine restaurant, Tokyo Beijing, together. They opened the restaurant back in April of 2017, and they have been going strong ever since. Calvin and Cindy came up with the name to show their customers that they have a mix of Chinese, Japanese and Thai food.
“We came to Jamestown because we have family in the area,” Calvin said. “We wanted to be close to our family. It’s the most important thing to us.”
Calvin had been cooking for years, and had been working in the restaurant business for just as long. He loves his work, his friends, his family, and his customers. “We try to cook up some new flavors and combine them, and people love it,” Calvin said. “We decided to go with all sorts of Asian cooking because most places only have Chinese or Japanese. They only focus on one culture.”
People who come to Tokyo Beijing end up being regulars for life. They love the different types of Asian food offered, and they love the warm hospitality they receive when they first enter the building. The couple work hard to make sure their customers are happy.
“A lot of other Asian restaurants are buffets,” Calvin said. “We didn’t want to do that because we wanted all our food to be fresh. It tastes better and people love it.” The customers who come back often go to Tokyo Beijing so much that they can simply say, “I’ll have the usual.”
With tasty dishes from hibachi, to sushi, to Thai basil chicken, it’s no wonder that anyone who comes here become a regular. And they offer fair prices. For example, you can enjoy the taste of a hibachi grill without the expensive show. As the saying goes, we come for the food and stay for the hospitality.
Tokyo Beijing can be found at 816 Foote Avenue in Jamestown. The restaurant is open from 11:00 a.m. to 9:30 p.m., except on Fridays and Saturdays, when they’re open until 10:30 p.m. Take out meals are also a specialty. Call 716-708-6801.
Cindy and Calvin will be waiting with open arms and big smiles on their faces.
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