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A spectacular exotic setting featuring fine Asian cuisine, chops, steaks and an exotic night club.
LEFT: Phyllis Zwibel, Janice Hamilton, Stacey Schmidt and Deborah Libster enjoying the colors of Tokyo Blue on Fort Lauderdale Beach. CENTER: Liz LeMay, Cheri Betz and Vio Neagu
Fort Lauderdale Mayor Jack Seiler, Tokyo Blue Chef/owner Mai and Tokyo Blue owner Frank Talerico
“Tokyo Blue is the crowning jewel to the ongoing renovations that have been going on since I bought the historic beach hotel in 2003 (Ocean Manor Beach Resort). I don't quite know how I did it not being a designer--yet with good architect's and builders it all came together as masterful as I imagined," expressed Tokyo Blue entrepreneurial owner, Frank Talerico.
Indeed it is unique, masterful and provides intrinsic allures unmatched for miles and miles. Located directly on the scenic beach shores of the Galt Ocean Mile between Oakland Park Boulevard and Commercial Blvd.
Since its summer of 2009 opening--Tokyo Blue has become become a distinguished destination on the culinary scene in South Florida. The area's finest food writers have bestowed great praise and awards to the inviting social locale helping elevate the establishment among the most popular too.
Entry point is through the south side of the revamped hotel lobby. There a 1200 gallon aquarium built within the wall of the restaurant and lobby greets you with some interesting swimmers navigating the great divide between the trendy high-ceiling reception area and the striking restaurant.
Immediately recognizable upon opening the doors is the establishments vibrant design scheme. Illuminating LED glass columns with sleek gleaming soft lit hues glisten throughout the chic setting. The incandescent structures blend harmoniously with the polished glossy blue concrete floors. Black carbon fiber chairs and black tables are spaced comfortably apart within the room contours that is unquestionably well thought out. For many this will be as much an attraction as the food. However that will depend on how hungry you are for some fine cuisine. Food is far from secondary or an afterthought here. Tokyo Blue has incorporated Chef's among the finest in Asian cuisine. Unquestionable great Chef's with passion are key ingredients for a restaurants longevity, owner Talerico knows that as a discerning frequent diner of other establishments.
Chef Mai from the landmark Miami Asian restaurant Nobu brought his expansive culinary knowledge and operational restaurant skills to provide an all-around pleasure for guests. Mai specializes in the delicacies of Japanese, Thai and a measure of Peruvian.
Also having carved his way out to notoriety from Nobu is Sushi Chef Jo. The Sushi Bar items are simply super fresh. Once passing a discriminating test to make their way on the shelves here--they can only dock for a day to assure an elevated esteem of customer satisfaction. Knowing none of the items are allowed to be overnight guest assures all of us that the highest natural flavors will resonate.
Besides this masterful kitchen assemblage, the bountiful menu of fine Asian accented food offerings also keeps a modest price range within these walls of luxury. Here you can engage in numerous healthy choices including vegetarian servings.
Furthermore, you won't feel left out-to-sea if Asian food is not your cup of tea. Tokyo Blue offers American staples in quality meats and poultry with filet mignon, NY strip, porterhouse, Colorado lamb chops, organic chicken and if you don't get your fill on these then try the 34oz. USDA prime Ranchero rib eye steak.
All seating here is truly prime with interesting contours and intimacy always intact. The main dining areas back side host a spectacular ocean view and the front side host a savvy bar area. A VIP dining booth with posh leather wrap around booths are enclosed with shear curtains that accommodates upwards of 30 in this bar and club feel area.
Tantalizing as any romance public setting on these shores. As captivating as the interior enticements are--the east side patio doors swing out to a 70 foot long 2nd story level dining patio.
There you can also catch the lively action pool grounds below and the very popular Tiki bar to the north side. Embracing the engaging Atlantic ocean and the celestial wonders in constant spontaneity when ideal tropical weather days set down--this is nothing short of Shangri-La. Tokyo Blue shifts to a night club around 10:30 when hip DJ's and at times live performers and special attractions take the spotlight.
Numerous theme night promotions, charity events and a movie or two are in motion—action is the operative word indeed. Don't expect things to be standing still here. The restaurant offers a late night food service until 1A.M. on weekdays and until 2A.M. on weekends. The establishment is open until 2P.M. on weekdays and until 3A.M. on weekends. Making it a destination for area industry employees to take part in the excitement. Also, you are welcome to spend the entire day, or better yet overnight at the Ocean Manor Beach Resort's hotel an oasis where good times come easy.
Breakfast, sunbeams, delectable consumables, stars and moon glows make this an exotic respite for worldwide travels to the local and almost local folks alike.
Tokyo Blue 4040 Galt Ocean Dr., Fort Lauderdale Beach, FL website:TokyoBlueonthebeach.com
Attire: Casual day with more dressing to impress in the evening hours. No Pay Valet with a restaurant tab of $25 or more. Hours: Open Tuesday - Sunday for Dinner and Late night Menu Tel 954-566-2122
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