A few months back, Teriyaki Madness opened in Akron. Any time we had driven out West Market Street, we always mused about stopping in. After a few months, we were ultimately able to visit. The restaurant is inviting without a hint of pretense, setting up the counter at the front of the location. When one puts in their order, they are greeted with a number of proteins (Spicy and normal variants of Chicken Teriyaki, Beef Teriyaki, Orange Chicken, Chicken Katsu, and Tofu Teriyaki). Whether one purchases a bowl or a plate, Teriyaki Madness offers a wide variety of starch options, including white and brown rice. Noodles and fried rice are also available for a small addition to the cost. Stir-fry veggies are available as a side for bowls, while a plate can have the veggies, macaroni salad, or fresh green salad.
Teriyaki Madness’ menu is rounded out with yakisoba noodle dishes (Chicken, Beef, or Tofu) and a variety of starch-free options. For those with children, the restaurant also offers smaller-sized bowls for children. Appetizers are also available at Teriyaki Madness with a list including shrimp tempura, chicken eggrolls, chicken potstickers, and crab Rangoon.
The orders were taken quickly and brought out to us after about 10 minutes. The entrees have a surprising amount of meat present, with a near-equal amount of noodles which line the bottom of the bowl. The bowl is rounded out with a variety of veggies (cabbage, broccoli, onions, zucchini and carrots). We evaluated the Chicken Katsu which is a lightly-breaded chicken filet. The entrée comes with a cup of sauce that spices up the traditional teriyaki offering. We found ourselves eagerly drizzling the sauce over the plate.
The Spicy Chicken Teriyaki is a high water point for Teriyaki Madness, as the chicken is cooked perfectly. The meat is juicy while having enough of a crust to pop in one’s mouth, while the spiced sauce adds a good amount of heat to the plate. For those that have more of a hunger, Teriyaki Madness offers a plate option with over ½ pound of meat. Teriyaki Madness’s personalization makes it easy to create something different each time they make it into the store.
The Akron, Ohio location of Teriyaki Madness is open from 11AM to 9PM 7 days of the week; the restaurant is located in a strip mall with ample parking.
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