J&Y Tokyo Market
There are few notable reasons that non-Eldersburgians visit the ‘Burg – J & Y Tokyo Market (or J & Y Sushi as the locals call it) is one of them. At the corner of Liberty Road and Georgetown Boulevard, J & Y Sushi has been a favorite for sushi lovers, and has definitely made a name for itself. Its building and interior décor don’t quite match the memorable flavors of arguably the best sushi in the area.
Yes, It’s About the Sushi
With nearly a hundred rolls to choose from, its hard to pick which rolls to eat. Loyal patrons order their favorites, while sometimes trying something new. J & Y Sushi helps with that; when ordering more than a few rolls, they sometimes throw in a free roll of the “good stuff” to help you try a new favorite.
The sushi rolls are made fresh, in front of you at their sushi bar. Fresh, wonderful ingredients expertly transformed into sushi delight. J & Y serves all the basics, like California Rolls, and more upscale rolls like the Volcano Roll, but also a few unique J & Y exclusives. These include the Rt. 26 Roll, which features shrimp tempura and avocado with spicy tuna on top.
Sushi Lovers Agree
J & Y patrons are die-hard fans, with an appreciation of the sushi J & Y serves up. It has over 70 reviews on TripAdvisor with an average 4.5 rating, ranked as the #2 Restaurant in Sykesville (despite being in Eldersburg), and a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence.
J & Y Lovers can’t help but share their love of J & Y’s sushi.
Contemplating driving 17 minutes to get sushi Bc it’s the best sushi place in eldersburg
— jess (@jesserinnn) August 7, 2016
Omg. Sushi therapy. (@ J & Y Tokyo Market Inc in Eldersburg, MD) https://t.co/fpmsI2MLaV
— Dani Knight (@DKNYKnight) December 6, 2014
@S_Hermannn omg J & Y sushi in eldersburg is amazing. Its a drive but so worth it. Plus they give you free rolls
— Jordan Schubert (@JSchubb) August 9, 2014
J&Y Tokyo market in eldersburg has the best sushi evaaar #mmm
— Jesse (@jesseprice531) July 28, 2012
Nothing great to look at from the outside, or inside either, J & Y is nothing fancy. It is more fashioned for a casual sharing of sushi with friends than a formal night out. The building was formerly the Moonlight Cafe, a short-lived coffee shop, and before that The Carpet Palace for many years. Parking for the uninitiated can be a challenge, and exiting even more so; if trying to exit parking to the left, be sure to follow the instructions on the door by exiting to the right and going around the block.
The service is very attentive, sometimes a bit too attentive. You may find the wait staff following up frequently to see if you need anything, sometimes feeling a bit rushed. But overall, the J & Y dining experience is wonderful.
More of a Good Thing
Expanding on the popularity of J and Y, the owners opened the Asian restaurant The Tao down the street on Liberty Road, in the old space where a number of restaurants had tried and failed, the last being T-Bones and More. If you’re looking for a more formal dining experience, with all the great sushi from J and Y, definitely check out The Tao. J & Y fans agree:
— Zach Adams (@zadams31) September 4, 2015
J&Y Tokyo Market
Address: 1437 Liberty Road, Eldersburg, MD 21784
Tel.: (410) 552-0588 / 3008
J&Y Tokyo Market Website