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June 24, 2008

Karaoke at Aloha Tokyo?

Aloha Toyko, the Japanese restaurant/bar at 1120 E. Fort Ave., advertises its karaoke with big signs outside.

But is it really any good there?

I see this place as more of a restaurant than a karaoke spot.

Have any of you been there and sang karaoke? 

(Photo by Kenneth K. Lam/Sun Photographer) 


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Posted by Sam Sessa at 2:00 PM | | Comments (10)
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We tried to go one night, but it was already closed- at like quarter to 11. You can't be a true karaoke bar and close early- you gotta give your customers enough time to build up liquid courage!!!

I heard a rumor there is an aloha tokyo in mt. vernon now too. can someone confirm this?

I live right down the street and me and the BF have stopped in numerous times late night. There is usually someone singing. I personally only go to drink the sake- so I've never sang. I have learned that more sake=more entertaining to hear.

Sam,

Aren't you supposed to discover and experience these things first then tell us about it before soliciting your readers' experience?

Yes, I have it's fun. It's more low key than getting up an singing in front of an audience. You can sing from where ever you are sitting be it at the bar or in a booth. Karaoke was fun, but the fact that they don't serve sushi is kind of a bummer.

ryan97ou:

You heard right. They just opened up in the old Cobbers space on Charles.

i just went on a monday night and had a ton of fun! They apparently don't serve sushi during the summer, but the cozy atmosphere and bartender/waitress made it all worth it. i'll definitely be going back.

Okay....which one is the fun one? The one in Locust Point or Mt Vernon? Is it good for a bunch of people from one group to go to for a thirtieth birthday? Do they do karaoke on both sat and fri nights? Please inform....and if not, where is a good, unheard of karaoke bar for a group of people to fit in and have fun in Baltimore?

Okay....which one is the fun one? The one in Locust Point or Mt Vernon? Is it good for a bunch of people from one group to go to for a thirtieth birthday? Do they do karaoke on both sat and fri nights? Please inform....and if not, where is a good, unheard of karaoke bar for a group of people to fit in and have fun in Baltimore?

we was there last weekend. i was so fun! and love who bartending, she is very sweet and have great personality..we will sure go back to there. jamie, thank you for giving us to great times.

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