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Kissa Tanto, Vancouver, BC

Kissa Tanto

4.7
4.7
157 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 23 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 157 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Vancouver / British Columbia

    Italian

  • Vancouver

    Best Service

  • Vancouver

    Best Ambience

  • Vancouver

    Handcrafted Cocktails

  • Vancouver

    Italian

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  1. F

    Fitfoodie

    Minneapolis

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food! Great ambiance and great drinks. Everything was wonderful!
  2. S

    Simon

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Brenda is fantastic! Explained the menu in great detail and made perfect recommendations. Food and drinks are wonderful.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami - Dade

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sat at the bar and was served by our bartender Fraser . Felix the Chef du Cuisine did an amazing job with our food. We ordered the Omakase. It was well worth it
  4. RW

    RW2022

    Vancouver

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    The high quality, fresh ingredients combine to create some of my favorite dishes. The staff never disappoint with their product knowledge and attentiveness. Will always come back for more, definitely on the list for one of the best food destinations in Vancouver.
  5. RF

    RussellF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great, cocktails were amazing and would love to visit more often.
  6. DD

    DorineD

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The dishes were unique, flavour combinations perfect and use of fresh, local ingredients superb. This restaurant is well worth a visit, and meets all its expectations.
  7. MB

    MelanieB

    Vancouver

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was outstanding. We allowed the Chef to prepare our meal and we were so impressed. We sat at the bar. There was ample space to still have private conversations. The bartender was excellent. Very attentive to our needs. Highly recommend to everyone.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Very noisy restaurant; we couldn’t hear each other talk. The food was tasty but the portions were small. Over priced for what you get.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    The evening was delightful. I was surprised by the hefty size of the bill. Our group indulged in cocktails, admittedly, but I had no sense of the cost. Unfortunately I anticipate we will not return. I take responsibility for the bill but won’t be returning. Too bad really.
  10. S

    Slackers

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious. Excellent accommodation for food allergies.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Fantastic cocktails. Fantastic food, every bite delicious. Fantastic service.
  12. JA

    JenniferA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    I brought a couple of girlfriends here for dinner. Most of the food is pretty good but the appetizers were only okay. The sablefish was supposed to make me emotional (according to a close friend) but actually it was just buttery and delicious. Which is almost as good as emotional but not quite! Luckily my girlfriends both ordered something that they loved so the night was a hit. I was honestly expecting just a little tiny bit more for the food for the price (and time on the reso list). That all being said, the service was incredible and we had a great time. I would return again
  13. WB

    WillB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service is fantastic with very fun and knowledgable staff. Food is outstanding with great flavours every time. Great classics to go back for and fun new items and feature to try each time.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is a very special place with and very unique and delicious menu! We loved everything we ordered and the staff was very nice and extremely knowledgeable of the menu.
  15. PN

    PriscillaN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I've been here 3 times and it never disappoints! Should be a Michelin star restaurant
  16. j

    jojo

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing I’ll be back! Food and service was on point and was very delicious!!
  17. LF

    LaurenF

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing as always! Thank you so much for a lovely evening :) I had a special seating request when I made the reso and you guys were able to fulfill that which was much appreciated! Food, service, overall vibe is always 10/10
  18. b

    brigitte

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We really enjoyed our dinner last night. The young woman that took care of our table was great and very professional. We teased her a bit, because as French and Italian, we would have loved a bit of bread ( sauces are fantastic) The features we tried were so well prepared and the meat's quality was the best. Thank you for this memorable experience.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful experience. Thanks to Avi on the drinks and Ben on the pasta for a memorable night!
  20. WS

    WesS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Truly unbelievable food and cocktails to die for. Service was impeccable.
  21. DA

    DeborahA

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    One of the best food I've eaten in a long time. Exquisite! The waitress was very knowledgeable and took her time to explain every single detail of the dishes, maybe a little too long. I wouldn't recommend this restaurant for an intimate dinner as the ambiance was very loud. Overall it was wonderful!
  22. BF

    BillF

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What can I say but spectacular, One of my best dining experiences in years.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent and attentive service, dishes are explained in depth and many creative cocktails to choose from. Carne cruda is a great starter and charcoal udon has many layers of flavor.
  24. M

    Mcbubbles

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Service was amazing and food was pretty solid overall. Would I come back for the cocktails? Yes. Would I come back for the food? Not entirely sure. Needless to say a very unique experience and I'm glad we finally tried it out.
  25. LC

    LauraC

    Columbus

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the highlights of our visit to Vancouver was our dining experience at Kissa Tanto. I highly recommend choosing the omakase method for dining. Everything we ate and drank was beyond stupendous. The staff were friendly and knowledgeable. We look forward to dining here again during our next visit.
  26. AA

    AiraA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great service, great experience overall. Would go back.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience4
    Omakase/chef’s selection disappointing.
  28. DH

    DerekH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sat at the bar; Avi was an excellent host. Was able to walk us through the menu, made great food recommendations and even better drink pairings. We felt really taken care of and the food was on par with some of the best restaurants we’ve had the pleasure of dining at. Would come back and recommend to anyone travelling to Vancouver in a heartbeat. Many thanks folks, it was great. Derek Hamers and Leslie Ting.
  29. R

    Roforo

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was a birthday dinner for my partner and I wanted it to be excellent. It surpassed my expectations which were high, and she loved it. The food was exciting, different and delicious. Service was incomparable and seating was excellent. The ambience was warm and relaxed and while the room was lively, conversation between us was never overwhelmed by the volume of the music or conversation around us, which is not the case with so many Vancouver restaurants. The cost of the dinner was very reasonable. All in all, it was the best restaurant experience I have had in Vancouver in years.
  30. RV

    RachaelVan

    Savannah

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely thrilled to have experienced this gem! Everything from atmosphere, to service, to food was exactly what it should be.
  31. S

    Shawn

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My favourite restaurant in the city. Service, food and ambiance is why we keep coming back. Thanks for having us again!
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall3food4service5ambience2
    Great service. However the environment is exceedingly noisy, so you better be prepared to almost yell to be heard. The food is good but you can probably find better for less. $120 a person should probably give you a bit better experience than the one we got. Overall not terrible but certainly a spot you can skip for something more worth the money.
  33. c

    colinb

    Montreal

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was amazing service and the food was delicious! Will be back for sure.
  34. F

    Foodieg

    San Antonio

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The pasta was unbelievable
  35. V

    Vicfoodie

    Montreal

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Always inventive yet so satisfying food, and excellent assistance with wine pairings
  36. MC

    MelissaC

    Vancouver

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience4
    Overall it was overpriced and although there were aspects of the dish that did shine, the flavours didn’t work well cohesively.
  37. NW

    NicoleW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was such an amazing dinner. Our bartender/waitress was so kind and the food and drinks were incredible. At initial glance, I thought the portions were fairly small at a pretty steep price, but both my boyfriend and I were pretty full and satisfied after the two main dishes and the appetizer we shared. Overall it was such a great experience.
  38. ME

    MikeE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food and restaurant. Waitress was very knowledgeable about every dish and advised us based on dietary requirements. Delicious drinks. A real treat meal but worth every penny.
  39. G

    George

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    “It was like an art gallery in my mouth.” -Rick and John
  40. B

    Brenzlo

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing ambiance and unique combination of flavors that makes for a great foodie experience

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 157 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 23 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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