It’s a shame.
But it isn’t your fault.
It’s these guys’ fault.
Because they weren’t open yet.
Chopstick something at Toko V, a Zen-like second-story temple of pan-Asian provisions (sushi, laksa and the occasional sake bottle), now open in Highland Park Village.
This place is the final piece of the former Marquee Grill spot. Inside, it’s all dark woods, white bricks and green tables. The 10-seat sushi bar is a fine home base for smoked-hamachi rolls. And those beige leather booths... well, you can eat things there, too.
So it’s got serious night-out-with-friends potential. Assuming your friends like to convene for pork buns, shishito peppers and miso-glazed salmon. (And if they don’t: well, they’re suspect.) In which case, claim one of those booths. Plus some sake. You can’t cheers with salmon.
And the best part... or just something else to know: the pass-through at the top of the stairs leads straight into the Marquee Bar. That’ll come in handy if you’re waiting for a table.
Or looking for the Marquee Bar.