Shanghai Tokyo Cafe coming this summer next to Sticky Fingers in Columbia Heights

1376 Park Road, NW

Back in April we saw a permit for a fast food restaurant in the former oxxo drycleaners space next to Sticky Fingers. Turns out it will be Shanghai Tokyo Cafe:


Their website says:

“Opened in 2011, Shanghai Tokyo is the brainchild of Joe Chen, a life-long restaurateur with over 25 years of experience in the food service industry. The family-friendly environment is a choice Joe made because he wants everyone that visits Shanghai Tokyo to feel as comfortable dining with their family, as he does with his.

Every detail is well thought out, from every meal’s ingredients, to the atmosphere provided for his patrons. Joe wants Shanghai Tokyo to be your first choice for College Park restaurants, and will always make the effort to gain your trust and satisfaction.”

Check out their College Park menu here: ShanghaiTokyo_menu (PDF)

Coming this summer. Stay tuned.



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18 Comment

  • I had heard this was going to be an &pizza and was very disappointed when I saw the signage today 🙁

  • Was so looking forward to a place that has Xiao Long Bao or Shanghai Soup Dumplings.

    • Different names, same thing! 🙂

      • Yes, Xiao Long Bao = Shanghai Soup Dumplings. Put “or” for those who don’t know what Xiao Long Bao is.

  • Nice addition given the expectation of “fast food”. Look forward to checking it out

  • Egad

    If this place is even halfway decent, it is going to do very well. The neighborhood could use a place like this and I look forward to trying it.

  • Awesome! Hopefully this turns out to be more Hong Kong style diner and less Inner City Chinese take-out.

  • If this place is even half way decent it will be a nice addition to the neighborhood.

  • I’m surprised at the negativity above. I’m thrilled it’s not a cell phone store! We will definitely check it out, and if it’s not too greasy/ bland like so much americanized asian food, probably be regulars.

  • hispanicandproud

    Natacho, #toosoon #June15 #neverforget

  • Any ideas why a place called Shanghai Tokyo is serving Thai food?

    • Because they couldn’t fit Shanghai Tokyo Krungthepmahanakhon Amonrattanakosin Mahintharayutthaya Mahadilokphop Noppharatratchathaniburirom Udomratchaniwetmahasathan Amonphimanawatansathit Sakkathattiyawitsanukamprasit on the sign.

  • no ramen on the menu? what kind of bootleg pan asian is this? also, the rest of the menu looks delicious.

  • Aglets


  • Yelp reviews of other locations are mixed, but the photos looks more appetizing than a lot of the other options in the nearby area (looking at you, Panda Express):

  • Meh. “Pan Asian” – why?? How many restaurants market themselves as “Pan European” or even “Pan Latin American”? Focus on something you know well, do it well, profit. Instead, we so often get focus on everything, do little well, suck.

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