Bring your appetite for teriyaki to Chopsticks
December 15, 2009
By Kathleen R. Merrill
It might seem a bit of a drive for Issaquah residents to get to Chopsticks Teriyaki Wok in Preston. But the food was worth it on a recent Sunday, sandwiched in between shopping in Issaquah and Fall City.The restaurant has been under new ownership for nearly four months. The place is clean and the service is super friendly.
If you can get past the burger place décor, and the unmatching jazz music, you’ll find some tasty teriyaki, beautiful presentation and decent prices, especially for the amount of food you’ll get — enough for two meals in the case of the beef teriyaki Bento box ($9.49) and the pineapple curry fried rice ($7.99 for chicken or beef, $8.49 for prawns and $8.99 for all three meats).
The Bento box was beautiful, with tender and delicate meat with a sweet not-too-thick but not-too-thin sauce, rice, a salad with sweet dressing, a California roll (four pieces), flavorful gyozas (four) and a tempura selection that included shrimp.
The fried rice was a delicious combination of sweet and spicy. And the leftover was even more flavorful the next day at lunch.
Teriyaki entrées and combinations (including chicken, spicy chicken, beef, chicken katsu and beef short ribs) include rice and salad. There are also stir fry noodle selections (phad thai, Hong Kong-style noodles, Tokyo Street yakisoba and Singapore noodles); rice dishes (including Mongolian beef, sunshine curry, mango curry, spicy thai basil, General Tso’s chicken and classic cashew); and, if for some reason you’re no longer in the mood for teriyaki after you get there, a burger menu (hamburger with french fries and a soda, $5.99). There’s also a chicken burger and a chicken katsu burger.
Appetizers include flash fried egg rolls, a tempura basket, crispy wings and potstickers.
The kid’s menu includes stir fried egg noodles (with chicken or beef), potstickers with rice, chicken or beef teriyaki with rice and chicken katsu with rice.
With a convenient drive-thru, call ahead and you can drive up and get your food quickly on your way home.
Chopsticks Teriyaki Wok
30375 S.E. High Point Way
11 a.m. – 9 p.m. Monday-Saturday; closed Sundays
Lunch: 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Monday-Friday;
Specials are $5.50 – $6.49
Appetizers: $1.49 – $6.49
Dinner: $7.49 – $9.99
Kid’s menu: $4.99 and $5.99
Kathleen R. Merrill: 392-6434, ext. 227, or firstname.lastname@example.org. Comment at www.issaquahpress.com.