Toshi’s Teriyaki Grill

So today I had some medical appointments in Edmonds so I tried to put a positive spin on it when I was done. First I picked up some warp yarn from Weaving Works, now in Lynnwood. The next step was to go to Williams-Sonoma to try to find a wire mesh strainer and funnels. Not much luck there, but I did buy some BBQ rubs and slow cooker pulled pork sauce. Then I headed to Mill Creek.

I was heading to Toshi’s Teriyaki Grill.  On April 8, I participated in Food for Thought: The Foods That Made Seattle.  In this they talked of Dutch Babies (which I already made), Pho, Seattle dogs, Ivars and Chicken Teriyaki.  In the Seattle version of teriyaki, it was apparently invented by Toshi Kasahara who opened the city’s first teriyaki shop on March 2, 1976.  They have since moved to Mill Creek in this small storefront.

Here is a photo of the originally restaurant near Seattle Center posted in their “lobby”.

And here is a kindly review by John Hinterberger in July 1976 in the Seattle Times.

I ordered the Chicken and Beef Combo for both of us and brought it home. Here is mine:

Since it was a long drive, despite being in a cooler, we transferred the foods to plates and microwaved them (except the cabbage salad and sauce). It was all truly amazing. The meats were so tender and the sauce was perfect- not too thick or sweet or salty. Just perfect! The cabbage salad was great too. Definitely a winner meal for $10. So if you are within striking distance of Mill Creek (or even if you aren’t) you should get a take out order from Toshi’s. Completely worth it.

Next will be Pho Bac after my next medical appointments in that area. Good food motivates me to do difficult things.

This entry was posted in Historic recipes, Trips. Bookmark the permalink.

6 Responses to Toshi’s Teriyaki Grill

  1. kapperkay says:

    It’s well past dinner time and I’m reading your post and my mouth is watering! I bet I dream about teriyaki tonight!😁 P.S. Hope your medical went well🙏

    • Donna says:

      Sorry to make your mouth water so late. I hope you did have teriyaki dreams though. I am waiting for results from yesterday. Fingers crossed for more answers.

  2. Jeanne says:

    That sounds like you had a lot of fun… At least as far as what you’ve told us. How was your appointment?

    I enjoyed reading about Toshi’s. I’m not sure I’d be able to eat any of the food there, with my restricted diet.

    • Donna says:

      It was nice to get away from the farm for a moment and experience the city. The appointments were just for a CT scan and blood tests so just waiting for results now. You are probably right about not being able to eat at Toshi’s as their sauce contains soy sauce (water, soybeans, wheat, salt, sodium benzoate), sugar, rice vinegar. Depending on your dietary restrictions though, there are wheat free soy sauces you could use to make your own teriyaki sauce. Just add fresh garlic and ginger.

  3. Sounds like Toshi’s was a wonderful diversion.

Leave a Reply