TWOKOI goes private Monday-Tuesday, adds new happy hour menu

By Ron Swarner on April 9, 2014

You love TWOKOI Japanese Cuisine, but the last time you sat in a window booth you were forced to watch a young couple make-out in the next booth. No one needs to see tongue while tossing back hokkigai.

Young love is most likely not the reason why TWOKOI will operate as a private event space Monday and Tuesday, but that's exactly where the downtown Tacoma sushi restaurant is headed, beginning April 14. Parties of 15 to 120 people - business meetings, sushi classes, sake classes, Jackie's table, fundraisers, seminars and special functions of any kind - can have the run of the joint Monday and Tuesday. You can control your own environment.

Named Best Sushi every year in our Best of Tacoma issues, TWOKOI offers groups of up to 10 people an intimate experience with its award-winning chef Jackie Koh - smack dab in front of you - during the two days. Chef Jackie will personally share the cooking process and the preparation of unique entrees - available only at Chef Jackie's Table - while dining with you.


In fact, Chef Jackie will let roll your own - sushi, that is - for smaller groups. He'll teach you art of making sushi. Also, awesome sake sommelier Jeannie Han will pair sake with specially-prepared dinners, as she explains the history and process of making saki. Han did just that during one of the Weekly Volcano's Nosh League events and it was a blast.

It makes sense TWOKOI and TWOANNOUNCEMENTS. The Japanese restaurant has busted out a new happy hour menu between 2 and 6 p.m. The menu features drink specials as well as a variety of small plates.

The restaurant continues to serve lunch, happy hour and dinner Wednesday through Sunday from 11 a.m. until close.

TWOKOI JAPANESE CUISINE, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 5-11 p.m. Wednesday-Friday, 2-11 p.m. Saturday, 2-9:30 p.m. Sunday, private functions Monday-Tuesday, 1552 Commerce St., Tacoma, 253.274.8999