Tastes of Tokyo Bay With New Chef Joe Richardson

CuisinArt’s Tokyo Bay recently welcomed their new sushi chef, Joe Richardson.

Formerly of Sushi Samba and BarMASA in Las Vegas, we were eager to see what Chef Joe had in store and started off the weekend with a visit to “Mom’s favorite,” Tokyo Bay.

The evening began with spicy, wok-tossed, warm edamame beans, topped with garlic flakes and a bottle of hot sake.

tokyo bay edamame beans

The combination sure heats up your palate!

warm sake at tokyo bay

You will still find Tokyo Bay’s very best dishes on the menu, including the rock shrimp tempura, coated in a tangy sauce, topped with finely-chopped scallions and cilantro.

rock shrimp tempura at tokyo bay

What’s different with Chef Joe leading the kitchen?

Everything is even better than before, if you can imagine that!

The Duck Duck Goose Gyoza, for instance, was even finer than I had remembered. The gyoza skin itself (the hardest part to get right) was crunchy-crisp on the bottom and warmly-steamed through the top. The flavors inside? Savory with a touch of sweet.

duck duck gyoza at tokyo bay

While we stuck to our favorites throughout the evening, a new dish caught our eye as a must-try…

tuna sushi with foie gras and eel sauce, topped with gold flakes

Tuna sushi with foie gras, bathed in an eel sauce. Garnished with gold flakes, it is a glamorous dish, and it tastes as good as it looks. Rich and decadent, with a smokey hint.

Then, it was time for the true test!…

The sushi and sashimi.

First? A few slices of salmon sashimi. Generously cut, they simply melt in your mouth.

melt in your mouth salmon sashimi in anguilla

The sushi sampler, including, hamachi, tuna, yellowtail and salmon, were equally excellent and left us with one thought…

sushi sampler at tokyo bay

Chef Joe is a true sushi master.

With a few classic rolls to end the evening, including an improved California roll (thicker and with more flavorful crab compared to before)…

tokyo bay new and improved california roll

… spicy tuna roll…

spicy tuna sushi roll at tokyo bay

… and, of course, the sweet ending, chocolate sushi.

chocolate sushi dessert

Tokyo Bay has done it again! With Chef Joe, Tokyo Bay remains the #1 restaurant on Anguilla for authentic Japanese dining.

For reservations, call: 264-498-2000

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