Tokyo-Deli is easy to miss, but locals in-the-know are well aware of this little spot for exceptional Japanese cuisine. Located within a small shopping plaza along Carolina Beach Road, this tasty destination is part grocery store, part restaurant, and 100% delicious on all counts.
Most locals want to keep this little destination a secret, and for good reason. The small interior doesn’t have a lot of room for many patrons, and the current lack of crowds creates a quiet and easy-going atmosphere, where the food can truly shine. Despite the small size, however, the menu is surprisingly long and varied, with more than 100 different items to choose from. The sushi menu take up an entire page alone, and features classics like tuna rolls and cucumber rolls, as well as more unique selections like the egg, shitake mushroom, kampyo, cucumber and denbu roll. The authentic Japanese entrees are just as unique and eclectic, with specialties like Udon (or soda noodle) based dishes, ramen dishes, and Yakisoba (or fried noodle) dishes, all with seafood, Angus beef, pork, or vegetarian options. With tons of fresh flavor and Japanese specialties that can’t be found anywhere else in Wilmington, Tokyo-Deli is becoming the secretively favorite local go-to for wholly original Japanese fare.