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Kissa Tanto, Vancouver, BC
Award-winning

Kissa Tanto

4.6
4.6
654 Reviews
CAN$51 and over
Italian
Tucked into the upper story of a delightfully faded building in Chinatown, Kissa Tanto invites you into the little jewel that is the House of Plenty. First we will eat! Such supreme satisfaction we take from the delicate flavours of Japan and the warmth of ltalian cooking and feel it’s right to bring these culinary forces together to do a little dance. Why not? Soul mates are they not with their mutual love of noodles, rice, and proteins in their pure, delicious uncooked form? Think of the cool elegant crudo and cruda, crisp exotic salads, playful pastas, and rich, tender meats that we shall sink our teeth into. And whilst doing so, we will drink! We will wipe the dust off of the My Private Tokyo, inhale the burgundy scent of Barolo, sip tiny glasses of fine sake, and down chilly glasses of beer.

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 31 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Price
    CAN$51 and over
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Japanese, Creative Japanese
  • Hours of Operation
    Wed, Thu, Sun 5:30 pm–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:30 pm–12:00 am
  • Phone number
    (778) 379-8078
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Executive Chef
    Joël Watanabe
  • Private party facilities
    Private event requests are excepted. Please email us at hello@kissatanto.com with your contact information, party size, and date you are looking to book.

Experiences

  • The Quintessential Omakase

    $155.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    On this day for lovers, Chef Joël has created a special Omakase menu that both will delight in as you celebrate each other and hold hands in our romantic dark corners. You will enjoy a symphony of textures and flavours - something tender and herbaceous on the lips, the resistance of a perfect pasta noodle between your teeth and the unctuous warmth of a perfectly cooked protein. So please fix your hair, wipe the mud from your boots and come in. *Please note that we will have limited capabilities to accommodate allergies and/or dietary restrictions. **All sales are final. *Please let us know of any dietary restrictions or if you have had our Omakase on a previous occasion. **Any cancellations require 3 days notice.

What 654 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Vancouver / British Columbia

    Innovative

  • Vancouver

    Innovative

  • Vancouver

    Great for creative cocktails

  • Vancouver

    Romantic

  • Vancouver

    Italian

654 Reviews
  1. Bobbbbbbyyyyy

    Las Vegas

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food, wine list and service. Will definitely be back!

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  2. AnetaE

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Outstanding food. Best experience I have ever had. And I’m sure there is more to experience still.

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  3. curlyq

    Vancouver

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server Chloe made this a happy memorable occasion; friendly and able to get us out in time to make theatre reso. We shared delightful stuffed olives, spagettoni and tarjin noodles. Octopus salad was well presented but lacking in taste and too rubbery. Bottled sparkling water gratis - a big bonus in my books. Definitely worth its Michelin star.

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  4. Alwaysroomfordessert

    Vancouver

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food, service, ambiance, all of it was amazing. We ordered from the a la carte menu and the food had great flavours, and everything cooked to perfection. My favourite dish was their pasta special with mushrooms and braised beef. My only suggestion (and the server did tell us), was that the Saba and Copa mains were on the small side, so if the intent is to share, these look more like single serves. This place is on the pricier side for the amount of food, but the quality is definitely there.

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  5. DrewKirsch

    San Diego

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I came from LA to Vancouver, and Kissa Tanto wowed me with impeccable service, stunning design, and culinary excellence. The chef's warm greeting and attention, alongside the unforgettable Japanese truffle omelette, made it an A+ experience.

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  6. Deirdre

    Vancouver

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A five star food experience. One of the best meals we’ve ever had.

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  7. Carly

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    everything was great, just a bit pricey for the amount of food. We were still hungry when we left and the bill was high ($150/person). I'm wondering if it might also be that the food isn't overly rich.. which is actually nice. great dining experience overall though!

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  8. AdrienR

    San Antonio

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the best restaurants have been to in Canada. Highly recommended.

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  9. ScottB

    Vancouver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    A bit noisy. Had trouble hearing our waiter. Otherwise excellent.

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  10. Emilyw

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food tastes very good and the waiter service is very good

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  11. Janelle

    Victoria

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Another stellar ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ experience! Shoutout to Chloe our server for her impressive and intentional service. Thank you to your entire team for always making us feel so welcome. The food and drinks as always were exceptional.

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  12. JoeD

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was spectacular. Perhaps a touch loud, but otherwise lovely.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing dining experience. Every morsel was sumptuous. Flavor combinations inventive. Cocktails were very creative. Nice wine and sake selection. Intimate setting and ambiance.

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  14. NogolS

    Adelaide

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Kissa Tanto blew me away, once again. The servers were so knowledgeable and engaging. We sat at the bar and felt like it was a whole experience, rather than a meal. Cocktails are ace, the food is exceptional. Looking forward to exploring the new cocktail bar downstairs when it opens!

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  15. Andre

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I've been Cooking professionally for 17 years and this is the best dinner/service/food I have ever had. They definitely deserve the Michelin star. I'll be back soon.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The best of the Michelin starred restaurants in Vancouver! A consistently amazing experience from beginning to end. Highly recommend the omakase option.

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  17. twoseventeen

    Montreal

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    This is a very unique experience in the city and in my opinion, worth the wait with very inventive food and a great cocktail menu that remains accessible despite the high quality spirits. When a place has incredible basics (roast chicken, a tartare style cruda, and even a G&T that is unique), you know the other dishes will stay on your mind for a while.

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  18. quentyny

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Phenomenal dinning experience. Service is excellent. Every item of the tasting menu was delishious. Sake options were smooth and complimentary of the meal.

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  19. Pladin

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was impeccable. Table wiped and utensils replaced after every course. But food value is terrible. For value, the ingredients and dishes used didn’t justify in my mind, $250 per head. The taste and mouthfeel is good, but for this price point I expected the food to be memorable, and if the food wasn’t amazing, I’d have expected the ingredients to be valuable. I got neither and in fact I was still a bit hungry when desert came. If I were to price this, accounting for terrific service and the drink, it should have been max $100-130 per head.

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  20. RachelJ

    Portland

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The best. Just the best. A must every time I come to Vancouver

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  21. faraha

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service and delicious recommendations by our server. Would like to go again soon.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 12, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We sat at the bar and really enjoyed our interaction with the servers. The sommelier came over and advised us on our wine selection, which was spot on. The menu is unique and well executed.

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  23. RichardD

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fourth time at Kissa Tanto — although first time in several years — and it was everything we've come to expect. Every dish was exquisitely done, expertly explained and served with warmth and professionalism. Just two of our highlights were: the octopus salad — the chunks of octopus were tender, perfectly cooked and loaded with flavour — and the charcoal udon noodles, were the table's consensus favourite dish, featuring tasty pieces of fish and a lovely, light citrus sauce. Beautiful room, outstanding cocktails and even better service. Highly, highly recommend.

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  24. patriciap

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time diners…a little baffled by menu until staff explained cuisine with knowledge and finesse and made recommendations for how our party of 4 might order. A skeptical group were delighted with the flavors, service, creativity and scrumptiousness of the entire meal from cocktails to dessert. Our guests were won over, as was I! Definitely a return dining spot when we visit Vancouver again.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The most amazing omakase. Each dish surprised and delighted. Service was friendly, attentive, and knowledgable. Will be back.

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  26. LehranY

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, drinks and ambience. All the staff were lovely as well!

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  27. Daniel

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely a top food experience. Really memorable. Was actually a lot louder inside than I anticipated, though, didn't detract from the experience. Staff and service was top notch.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was not good. Overly salted on many dishes including the Coppa. Pasta was slightly overcooked. “Wagyu” cruda was overly garnished with Parmesan and basically just regular tartare. Only dish that was remotely seasoned adequately was the octopus salad. Cocktails were ok, if not a little watery. I had higher expectations for a restaurant that has a Michelin star and was this expensive.

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  29. JeffreyJ

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fraser was amazing! Really attentive, made great conversation and recommendations throughout the evening. Cannot wait to return!

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  30. GeorgeV

    Las Vegas

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely outstanding food and service. Very fun vibe, too.

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  31. ScottMo

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    World-class creative dining. This is food on another level.

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  32. barb

    Vancouver

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food is wonderful. We always go for the fried olives, the special tajarin pasta, and the half chicken. That makes a perfect meal. This prices seem to have really crept up though, making it for special occasions only.

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  33. Chelsea

    Vancouver

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    My partner and I had an amazing dining experience at Kissa Tanto. Our server was Daniel, and he ensured our experience was exceptional. From the cocktails/mocktails, to the seven course dinner (they accommodated for my gluten allergy) - every item we tried was perfectly curated. Best dining experience we have had in our lives, and looking forward to returning again in the future!

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  34. Bigcat

    Vancouver

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    When I’m talking about nummies, I’m talking Kisa Tanto. Remarkable nums, vibes and tasties. 10 out of 10 Michelin tires!

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  35. SarahH

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our server was wonderful and had a great sense of humor. The sommelier was very helpful and we ended up with a great wine

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing the service, food, ambience was so amazing.

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  37. Cory

    Vancouver

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Based on reviews, I went in with high expectations. The result was more of a mediocre experience. The fish crudo lacked flavor, but was fresh. The second appetizer (tobiko, bread, potato) had flavor when combined in specific way, but was a bit messy - less tobiko would be better. The risotto was a little watery, but had good flavor - at 70 for this alone, a little overpriced. The Wagyu sauce spaghettoni was good - excellent sauce, pasta cooked well. Playing all around was unimpressive. Drinks were mixed; their specialty drink was good, but the glass/ice mixture could have been better, but great taste. Other drinks were under par. Decor needs improvement. Total price wasn’t terrible based on reviews, but commensurate with the experience. If you’re looking for a good place to eat, I’d say kisssa tanto is okay, but it’s not on my personal fav list for Vancouver.

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  38. BbyJ

    Vancouver

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very good. strange to fuse Japanese and Italian but it was great

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and ambiance were excellent. We sat at the bar and got to chat with the bartenders, which was a fun experience. We chose the Omakase menu that starts at $155/pp but we tailored it and asked for $300/pp. Everything that came out was beautiful and perfectly executed. Our only real issue was that there was no communication about how many courses we would be served or what we should expect for our price point. Would have been nice to know how many courses just so we could pace ourselves. Otherwise the dishes were excellent (octopus salad and the A5 wagyu were standouts!) And the restaurant itself was gorgeous.

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  40. VI110

    New York City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Never written a review before - the menu lacked value especially since we decided to be served off the menu. Offerings lacked creativity and quality of ingredients for the price point. The drinks were fantastic - the service was great just underwhelming culinary experience.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

Kissa Tanto is rated 4.6 stars by 654 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 31 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Kissa Tanto

263 Pender St E, Vancouver, BC V6A 1T8

Additional information

  • Award-winning
    1. MICHELIN 1 Star 2022
  • Neighbourhood
    Chinatown
  • Hours of Operation
    Wed, Thu, Sun 5:30 pm–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:30 pm–12:00 am
  • Price
    CAN$51 and over
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Japanese, Creative Japanese
  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Joël Watanabe
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Non-Smoking, Wine
  • Phone number
    (778) 379-8078
  • Private party facilities
    Private event requests are excepted. Please email us at hello@kissatanto.com with your contact information, party size, and date you are looking to book.
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