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Tokyo Table: The Denny's of Japanese Food?

Following in the footsteps of other imports like Pinkberry and Famima!!, Tokyo Table has plans for world dominance, beginning with Old Town Pasadena, Irvine, La Jolla and Sherman Oaks. (The website says "10 Years 50 Restaurants Nationwide.") The first outpost quietly opened last week on La Cienega's restaurant row; it even offered a coupon for 50% off your next meal if you kept your receipt. Debates about the quality of the food have already started; some say it's like the "Denny's of Japanese food," others think that's kind of cool. General manager Ryuichi Hamada says "it's the food that we eat everyday in Tokyo."

Want a Tokyo Table in your neighborhood? In a press release dropped in our inbox last night, the company, Dream Dining, LLC, is looking for suggestions. All yours after the jump.
· Plywood and Shutterwood: Tokyo Table, L'Orangerie, White Lotus [Eater LA]
· Anyone know anything about Tokyo Table? [Chowhound]

Jennifer Ortado
Public Relations Manager

Dream Dining Signs Exclusive with NAI Capital Pacific Rim Division

LOS ANGELES, CA (January 2, 2007) -- Dream Dining, LLC has signed an exclusive deal with Christine A. Lee, Executive Vice President of NAI Capital’s Pacific Rim Division (PRD) to locate sites for the Southern California expansion of the Hawaiian based company’s Tokyo Table restaurants.

Ms. Lee, along with NAI Capital’s Angelle Ghiz, was involved in brokering the deal for the first stateside Tokyo Table restaurant located at 50 N. La Cienega Blvd. in Beverly Hills which is scheduled to celebrate its grand opening this week.

“Tokyo Table is an award winning Japanese fusion restaurant concept that has experienced phenomenal success in Hawaii as Shokudo Japanese Restaurants,” notes Ms. Lee. “The restaurant’s trendy concept will be well received by Southern Californians.”

Dream Dining, LLC is seeking restaurant sites from 5,000 – 6,500 square feet that are located in affluent Southern California neighborhoods such as Old Town Pasadena, Irvine, La Jolla and Sherman Oaks.

For more information or for Tokyo Table site suggestions, please contact Christine A. Lee at 310-871-7979