We waltzed in on Sunday just after noon and were seated right away. The place was quiet while we were there except for a couple of take out orders. There were lots of staff so they must have been anticipating being busier as the day went on.
We tried the Tempura Prawns which were crispy and sweet. Nicely done and tasty with a tempura dipping sauce.
The Chicken Karaage was the highlight of our day. Tasty and crisp but very tender. With a spicy mayo, this was a generous portion for $7.95.
Marie had the Cali / Dynamite Combo which was exactly what you would expect. For $8.50 this seemed like a decent value.
I had the Sushi Box at $11.95 which came with 4 pieces of nigiri, California roll, maki and miso soup. The fish was clean and tasty although I found the salmon to be a bit on the paper-thin side. Also, I knew that the Kani would not be real but I kind of wish that they had tried a little harder to fool me. The maki was also fine but a few pieces wanted to fall apart. No big crises.
I find the nigiri option situation a little bleak at Tobiko. Combos with 12 pieces jump up to $20. There is no mid-range option to speak of. Of course, you can also order by the piece.
If you do order by the piece pay attention to what you are saying. I asked for one piece of Tamago (why would I do that? ) when what I meant was Massago (sigh). The Tamago was decent.
Homey and warm enough with pictures of customers on the walls, everyone was friendly. No complaints to speak of but we weren't blown away either.
For what it's worth, We give Tobiko#1 3 out of 5.