That is exactly what I did. I counted myself and a plus 1 in on my friend Aimee’s invitation to join her 6:00 pm reservation at Jyoto Japanese Restaurant & Sushi Bar.
For those who love Toshiya’s masterful culinary skills, this was a bit of a talk of the town moment. Afterall who would not feel like they had died and gone to heaven with an incredible all you can eat a selection of over 20 kinds of Japanese dishes. Regular and Spicy Gyoza Dumplings, Kakuni (Pork Belly), Salmon and Tuna Sashimi, California Rolls, Dragon Rolls, Edamame, a few salad options, fresh mango slices and so much more as you will see in pictures below.
When I found out there was going to be a Japanese restaurant coming to the island I was so excited. From the beginning, Jyoto has been nothing short of fabulous. So imagine my excitement when I found out Toshiya was going to do a Japanese buffet. Needless to say, I was stoked.
Time to round up the girls and head out for a night on the town. The evening was bittersweet as we said goodbye to our island gal pal Debbie Klauber. Her treats and dazzling personality will be greatly missed. But the buffet, OMG! Everything was wonderful. Even the vegetarian in the group found plenty to get excited for. The best part?
The place was packed and Toshiya has agreed to do it again. Come on July!
Group shot courtesy of Aimee taken by my plus one who did not make it in the pic as he was not a she.:D As Aimee mentioned above, it was a bittersweet evening as we started our goodbyes to our good friend Debbie aka Pirate Girl. It was a great way to celebrate as we were all deeply engaged and enjoying the food, and people at our table. You’d be correct to bet the room was full of friends who also love Toshiya and his popular sushi hot spot.
There were many tasty carnivore options for those who wanted it and of course lots of tasty sushi and sashimi options as you can see below.
When Sushi was done so was I and while most of the crew were heading to Estel’s to catch the last of their lobster crawl event (lobster pic courtesy of Gaylynn), I was ready to call it a night. My friend Guy and I hitched a ride back to town with Aimee. After she dropped us off on her way to Estel’s, Guy noticed the rides set up at Honorable Louis Sylvestre Sports Complex and asked if we could walk over and take a look.
That led to finding out that a Mexican wrestling match was about to start. Since that is a pretty fun thing to happen upon during your vacation, I agreed to watch it with him. Of course, this was not my first rodeo. In spite of what the woman taking money at the door had told him, that the wrestlers would go on any minute, the empty chairs told me otherwise.
We walked around the corner for a drink and headed back when we heard Eiden Salazar start announcing. Sure enough, seats were starting to fill and the match started soon after.
I took a short video clip of the excitement. There was lots of action-packed wrestler slapping, chair crashing, Ferris wheel spinning fun. They added a crazy new ride this year too which you will see at about 30 seconds in on my video.
As for the fair itself, while I still had a good time because I was with someone who had fresh eyes, it is just not the same as it was for me back in 2007. My favorite game is no longer there and I am wise enough (from experience) not to torture myself on too fast rides. I enjoyed watching the kids crowd around the “Mexican bingo roulette” board and as cheesy as they were the wrestlers were a pretty fun surprise ending to the night.