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My Tokyo menu brings Japanese flavors to Kearney

Photo by Katherine Albers / Antelope Staff

Recent buzz has surrounded the new Kearney ramen restaurant, My Tokyo. The menu is full of ramen choices, along with other popular Japanese dishes to try. 

I love ramen, and I enjoy trying new dishes and new restaurants. I had heard about My Tokyo from multiple UNK students, including my roommate, so we wanted to give it a try for ourselves. 

The restaurant is located in the old Casey’s convenience store on the south side of Kearney on Second Avenue, which is a little jaunt from campus, but definitely worth it. Upon arrival, we were greeted by a little white building with enormous flavors inside. The restaurant was filled with turquoise booths, Japanese cat flags, a display of traditional Japanese dishes and two ordering stations. The smell of delicious ramen filled the air as our stomachs growled with anticipation to order. 

Prior to ordering a main dish, I wanted to order from their variety of appetizers. After looking through the appetizer options, we decided on a classic – crab rangoons. The crab rangoons came out quickly and looked delicious. They were golden, crispy and flaky filled with savory cream cheese and crab filling. They were a simple appetizer, a perfect starter for our meal. 

The menu was full of choices, making it hard to choose just one dish. My friends wanted to try the popular ramen, but I wanted to spice it up with my order. After our appetizer, we were definitely ready to order.

 I ordered Yakisoba, which consisted of thin soba noodles, grilled chicken, carrots and cabbage. The dish was coated in a sweet/savory teriyaki sauce, which was an appetizing addition. I was waiting with anticipation for my meal, but with the fast service at My Tokyo, it was ready to eat before I knew it. 

My food arrived and I was anxious to take a bite. Upon first bite, my mouth was filled with the sweet teriyaki sauce combined with savory chicken. It was delicious. The meal I had ordered was right up my alley– it wasn’t too sweet or spicy, but just right.

But the menu at MyTokyo extended farther than just yummy Yakisoba. The restaurant is known for its ramen, but it also has a variety of other options. They have teriyaki plate options where you can choose your protein and lunch specials that include Bento boxes. For those seeking a filling meal,  the ramen or yakisoba is a great choice, or if you’re seeking a lighter fare, going to My Tokyo for lunch would be a great idea.

No meal outing is complete without dessert, but unfortunately I was too full to order a dessert this time. But they had some scrumptious options, including different flavors of mochi. Mochi is a frozen Japanese desert, with a squishy outer rice paper shell with soft ice cream in the middle. MyTokyo’s deserts are definitely on my list to try next time. 

There are many hidden gem restaurants in Kearney and I think I found another one. The world of ramen is growing in popularity, and I am happy to say that Kearney has a delicious ramen place for the community to try. 

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