Thyme to Eat!

North Andover's newest Japanese restaurant offers Hibachi style cooking and a unique sushi bar.

Thyme Japanese Cuisine in North Andover has been open for only eight months, but it has quickly found a home as one of the town’s favorite places to eat sushi.

“Sushi and the Hibachi food are the most popular,” said Irene Li of Thyme.

The sushi bar has a few items that you may not find at all Japanese restaurants.

First of all the Ee-Dako, baby octopus, makes a great appetizer at only five dollars. Tako Su is another popular octopus dish that is marinated in a flavorful vinegar sauce. That dish costs only six dollars.

Thyme offers many typical sushi dishes such as tuna, salmon, and yellowtail, but its unique choices set it apart.

The Monk Fish Liver costs only seven dollars and will likely be a new experience for you. The Beef Tataki, eight dollars, skips the seafood entirely but still includes the enjoyable sushi eating experience.

The Hibachi cooking tables offer patrons an exciting show while their meals are being cooked.

Hibachi entrees are served with soup, salad, a shrimp appetizer, vegetables, and fried rice or noodles.

Watching a filet mignon, $22, cooked in front of you would be a remarkable way to spend an evening. The Lobster Tail cooked Hibachi style may end up being your new favorite. The dish costs $28 and includes two delicious tails.

Other seafood Hibachi options include the shrimp and scallop dishes which cost $19 apiece.

There are plenty of combination dishes you can get if you’re having trouble deciding which Hibachi dish you’d like to have. Combine Filet Mignon and Lobster Tail for $31 or go for chicken and shrimp for $22.

If you’re in a big party, your best option is probably the Hibachi Combination. For $28, you get a choice of three of the following: chicken, salmon, New York steak, scallops, and shrimp. Add an extra three dollars for a Filet Mignon or an extra six for a pair of lobster tails.

There is a pair of deals going on at Thyme that you can take advantage of. You can get $10 off a gift certificate purchase of $100 or more.

You can also get five dollars off any purchase of $50 or more.

Check out their lunch and dinner menus to find what you like. There are plenty of affordable lunch specials whether you’re interested in Hibachi, sushi, or something else. You can also check out their Facebook page for customer feedback and more information.

Thyme is open daily from 11am to 10pm. On Fridays and Saturdays it stays open an extra hour until 11pm. Hours on Sundays are limited from noon to 9:30pm.

Thyme has live entertainment on Friday nights. 

Check out Thyme at 97 Turnpike Street or give them a call at 978-686-5888. 


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