Jamestown’s Finest Asian Cuisine

Calvin holds the Golden Jamestown Roll in front of his other many delectable dishes.
Calvin holds the Golden Jamestown Roll in front of his other many delectable dishes.

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Mallery Rockwell

Master Chef Calvin is the proud owner of his newly opened, authentic restaurant, Tokyo and Beijing Asian Cuisine. This excellent restaurant is located on Foote Avenue, and Calvin and his crew are offering 30% off the full menu for dining and take out.

Calvin came to Jamestown after operating a successful restaurant in Seattle for the last five years. Calvin, who prefers being known by his Americanized first name, was born in China but moved to the United States to be closer to his friends and family who had moved here. Calvin enjoys travelling and cooking, so he traveled to see restaurants in China, Japan and Thailand in search of the art behind the greatest Asian foods. “Whether it was Thai food, Chinese, sushi, or hibachi, I would find out the best ways to get and prepare the food,” Calvin said.

“We make the best Asian food around,” Calvin said. “Even if you haven’t had Japanese or Thai food, give us a try! You won’t be disappointed.” Tokyo and Beijing Asian Cuisine offers a variety of Japanese, Thai, and Chinese delicacies. This restaurant also serves a selection of beer, wine and sake. A sushi bar chef, Thai chef, Chinese chef and hibachi chef all carefully prepare the dishes based on many years of experience preparing special cuisines.

“We only make fresh sushi with the freshest ingredients,” Calvin said. His chefs make all sushi on order with fresh ingredients, which makes a huge difference in terms of quality. “Other restaurants will make their sushi and let it sit for hours. The seaweed then gets wet and loses its crunchiness.”

“You can’t find our mixed fusion food anywhere else,” Calvin said. “You can find a Chinese restaurant or a Japanese restaurant, but you can’t find a mixture of everything unless you come here.” The restaurant offers 300 different Asian selections, ranging from Sushi and Sashimi to Shrimp Pad Thai.

A favorite is the Golden Jamestown Roll, a deep-fried cooked roll filled with lump crabmeat, cream cheese, mixed with sweet chili and eel sauces. It’s hard to leave hungry.

The remodeling and set up of Tokyo and Beijing Asian Cuisine took three months to complete. For hibachi, they have installed a grill in the kitchen instead of the main floor of the restaurant, where grills are typically found.

“We put the grill in the kitchen because we think placing it where people eat takes away from their experience,” Calvin said. “We want our guests to have an enjoyable time with each other and not be distracted.” The building has a party room in the back, which seats 30-40 guests, ideal for birthday parties, wedding parties, and any other special occasions.

Tokyo and Beijing Asian Cuisine is open Monday-Thursday 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. and Friday-Saturday 11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 9:00 p.m. See the full menu and place orders at http://tokyobeijingjamestown.com or call (716) 708-6801.

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