Redmond >Niko Teriyaki
Hunger is the best sauce, but it's not enough....
There's a saying that "Hunger is the best sauce". I was very hungry tonight, so I shudder to think what the food would have been on a different night.
Since this was my first visit, I ordered the basic chicken and beef combo. The portion size was good to generous and the price is in line with the many teriyaki places in the area ($8.30 with tax). The combo is served with rice and a side salad. The chicken and the beef looked good had what appeared to be visible grill marks, usually a good sign. However, both turned out to dry and tough as well as somewhat bland tasting. I would guess that the meat was simply grilled without marinade and the sauce just poured on after cooking. The white rice (there is an extra cost brown rice option) was cooked with too much water and quite sticky...although admittedly some people prefer that. The salad is served with a disappointing standard ranch dressing, not on par with the various ginger or sesame or vinaigrette dressings offered at other nearby restaurants.
A bit drab and rundown but clean. This is surprising as this building was completed just a few months ago and probably due to reusing the furniture from the old place.
Unfriendly and dour. When my takeout order was ready, the clerk did not speak clearly or make eye contact. Therefore I was not sure if it was my order that was ready and she *glared* at me for not understanding. Next time speak up and try a smile!
This is my favorite teriyaki place. The teriyaki sauce is delicious.
I worked at the Redmond Target store back in the day, and we'd make a habit of piling into a car and trucking over to Niko's for lunch. Everybody loves it!!
The best teriyaki in town!. I have ransacked dozens of teriyaki restaurants and none can compare to the delicious mouth watering taste, satisfaction, and desire to return for more like Niko Teriyaki. The owners are friendly and attentive and always make sure your food is done just right. Ths place has had me coming back for years!
One of the best ever. I have eaten teriyaki the world over, at least 300+ restaurants and this is by far a top 5. Amazing portions, that oh so perfect char to the chicken and egg rools are superb. For $5 you cannot buy a better lunch.
Dry. Went there for the first time today. Ordered chicken teriyaki and gyoza. The chicken was very dry and there was more chicken then rice. It seems as if the chicken was cooked that morning and then just placed in the microwave to heat up.
Niko's Rocks!. I started working in the area in '97. Since my first visit I have made it a habbit to visit Niko's at least once a week since then. Their teriyaki is some of the best around and their service has always been excellent. My only complaint is the lack of tables. They only have 9 which makes it interesting if you want to eat in.
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