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Kissa Tanto, Vancouver, BC

Kissa Tanto

4.7
4.7
242 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 26 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • 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.

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What 242 people are saying

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

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Vancouver / British Columbia

    Handcrafted Cocktails

  • Vancouver / British Columbia

    Italian

  • Vancouver

    Best Ambience

  • Vancouver

    Handcrafted Cocktails

  • Vancouver

    Notable Wine List

  • Vancouver

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Vancouver

    Italian

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  1. M

    Marliese

    Seattle

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service, food, ambiance was amazing! Would definitely return!
  2. C

    Christopher

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best restaurants in Vancouver, and probably one of the best in Canada. Great food and drink options, combined with a classy but casual ambiance and some absolutely fantastic service. It's not cheap, but it's well worth it. Go for the tasting menu if you want to have a sample of all their best dishes. But you can't go wrong with their à la carte menu either.
  3. XW

    XavierW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Was truly an unforgettable experience. Daniel was such a wonderful server. All the food and drinks were outstanding. A truly remarkable take on Japanese cuisine. Will be back!
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Christian was our server and he was exceptional. So warm to chat with and incredibly knowledgeable. The best technical service I’ve had without feeling cold at all. The food was very good but he really made the experience.
  5. LV

    LareinaV

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Kissa Tanto is the best dining experience I have ever had in Vancouver. The food was creative and delicious. Our server, Bromwyn was perfect. I highly recommend this restaurant.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a party of 5 for 5:30PM. The restaurant was lively, which was nice. It felt like all the other tables were enjoying their separate occasions. We were there to celebrate a 40th birthday and the food was so delicious and beautiful. Standouts were the carne crudo, crispy octopus, the charcoal udon, and the chicken. Though you can’t really go wrong with anything you order tbh. The staff were incredible and attentive. It’s a nice restaurant but super relaxed and chill vibes for sure. Highly recommend!
  7. V

    j9Vancouver

    Vancouver

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Varied menu with tons of specials. It was hard to decide with all of the menu additions. The wine by the glass list is short but adequate. Kudo's to the bartender who made me a drink that used to be on their menu; I am grateful. Presentation was excellent. You made our anniversary celebration very special.
  8. F

    Foodie123

    Vancouver

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Great food but I find the waiters always sell you on wayyy too much. The pastas are a good size (you do not need 3 between 4 people) on top of everything else. Start small in my opinion so you don’t waste :)
  9. J

    Jillian

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Been thinking about the half chicken we ate all day.
  10. NM

    NeroM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Food: Umami-packed Japanese/Italian fusion dishes featuring premium ingredients. Decor and service were impeccable - absolutely no complaints. Noise level became quite high after 7pm and it was difficult to converse with my dining partner across the table. Bathrooms were clean and tastefully decorated. This treasure of a restaurant is unfortunately located in an area that frequently has situations like 30 drops of fresh human blood in front of the front entrance, but once you walk in you'll forget all about the outside.
  11. KT

    KateT

    London

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely outstanding and our favourite meal in Vancouver!
  12. TL

    ThomasL

    Vancouver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We had a great time there. Most of the food were delicious! It’s a little bit pricey but worth to try :)
  13. L

    Lefthungryandbroke

    Calgary

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience4
    Food is excellent but portions are ridiculously small for sharing and the price. Split, you get what amounts to an amuse bouche for each person. I think you would have to order 20 dishes to fill up a table if 4. We spend almost $400 for 4 people and came away hungry. There is better food available in Vancouver for the price.
  14. Z

    Zneb

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing! Highly recommend - very unique menu - what is better than asian italian fusion?
  15. GD

    GregoryD

    Vancouver

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a plussed-up tasting menu. Every dish curated carefully. Unusual yet truly satisfying. Three dishes legitimately among the best versions of things I've eaten at a restaurant (charcoal udon with seafood, omelet with truffle oil, yuzu cream dessert).
  16. WB

    WilliamB

    Miami - Dade

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible drinks, very kind and friendly staff, and of course delicious food.
  17. KM

    KandyseM

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exceptional all around. Knowledgeable and attentive service, vibrant atmosphere, and absolutely delicious everything. A treat to be sure but a meal you won’t soon forget.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    The food was okay, everything has to much olive oil. Dessert also could have been better. Presentation was great! Need more selection.
  19. LP

    LisaP

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and service! Can’t wait for next time.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely awesome
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an amazing dinner as one just about comes to expect at Kissa Tanto. My friend, visiting from the UK, described his dinner as follows, “that has to rank as one of my most memorable ever“
  22. RD

    RandyD

    London

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Special friends visiting
  23. I

    Ivancurtis

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This food was outstanding, with flavour combinations that I would have never considered, a really delightful experience with high quality food and drink and exceptional service.
  24. DR

    DonaldR

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    A very special food experience
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing experience. Fraser provided us with excellent service.
  26. JW

    JoanneW

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Amazing dining experience. Excellence attentive service. Unique and fabulous food.
  27. BV

    BruceV

    Vancouver

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This restaurant provides the perfect combination of atmosphere, service and absolutely top quality food. Prices are in line with other fine dining restaurants in Vancouver. Dinner here will be an evening to remember. And for god's sake dress up.
  28. TK

    TheKT

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    Given expectations, raves, and size of bill, it was an underwhelming dining experience. The food was ok but not exceptional and certainly not for the price. Some of the dishes were very underwhelming in terms of flavor, and a few were quite good but not anything that really stood out. And again, at this level of dining, expectations were a bit higher. The service was good and drinks I had were nice. The place itself was cute. But it was a special occasion treat and it was a bit disappointing. I would not have minded size of bill if the food was spectacular. But some of the dishes were really bland, or we couldn't even taste the ingredients that were meant to be featured. Really wanted to love this place more.
  29. MW

    MargW

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved this restaurant. A real gem located in a rough neighbourhood. Once you are in, you will be treated so warmly. Best food I’ve had in a long time.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall1food5service2ambience3
    To be honest, we went there for my birthday and wanted an experience. The food was fantastic except for the half chicken dish. Our waitress was like a robot, would listen but not hear… The cocktails are very good quality. The heat in the building was unbearable, we could not stay as long as we wanted. We rushed eating and had to get out. I don’t know if I’d go again, maybe if it’s winter or not hot outside, that really ruined our experience.
  31. DN

    DavidN

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A delicious combination of flavours, knowledgeable staff, and inviting decor made our visit a wonderful experience. Loved our first visit (likely of many) to Kissa Tanto!
  32. R

    Rock

    Vancouver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    One of the best places to eat in Vancouver, but the 2 hour window is ridiculous to have a visit with friends you haven’t seen since pre pandemic. They were rushing us through our $600 meal, and we would have ordered dessert and more wine but felt like they wanted us to leave. I understand they are a popular restaurant with tight reservations…. but just saying great place to eat, but not to have a visit with old friends and enjoy your meal.
  33. DP

    DeniseP

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Overall exceptional for certain. Phenomenal personal attention & servers & bartender with wonderful sense of humor. Food was excellent but waygu app then beef entree was only subtle misstep and so value was not 5 stars as well. Would definitely recommend to friends willing to pay for an experience.
  34. RB

    RyanB

    Vancouver

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    Second time coming for dinner here, wasn’t thrilled with the food considering the price. Maybe falling behind the original hype.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Good service and good food
  36. F

    Feedm3

    Vancouver

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Finally got to dine here with my husband on our 4th wedding anniversary at one of my favorite restaurants in Vancouver. The food is not just visually appealing and but always delicious. We ordered the Octopus salad, Seafood charcoal udon, and lamb. To drink we had the My private Tokyo for my husband and Intermezzo and a White Negroni (off menu) for myself. To finish we got all 3 desserts that was offered; Tiramisu, Yuzu custard, and Olive oil cake paired with Hojicha ice cream (special of the night). Can’t wait to return again for another special occasion!
  37. K

    Kris

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Portion sizes for omikase could be larger - food was not enough but was AMAZING
  38. D

    Diana

    Vancouver

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 15, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    We ordered the tajarin and the risotto special (with truffle and duck fat-braised morels). The tajarin was very interesting and tasty. The risotto was quite salty even though I'm typically a huge fan of salty foods. I thought it was just a little unbalanced for a dish of that size that costed us almost $70. Our server made us feel very rushed. I could barely understand what he was saying when he was rapidly listing off the special options. After we declined the tasting menu option (was just out of my budget), he took no interest in us after. He even made a point to slam our bill on the table at the very end which was kind of rude.
  39. KH

    KevH

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 15, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The food was unique and delicious. The space was absolutely gorgeous. Our server was knowledgeable and ensured we had an excellent experience. I loved the selection of cocktails. I highly recommend!
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Hands down one of the best meals I’ve ever had. Absolute must go

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 4.7 stars by 242 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 26 times today
Google Map for Kissa Tanto

263 Pender St E, Vancouver, BC V6A 1T8

Additional information

  • Neighbourhood

    Chinatown

  • Hours of Operation

    Wed, Thu, Sun 5:30 pm–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:30 pm–12:00 am

  • 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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