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Kissa Tanto

4.6
4.6
6 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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Booked 23 times today
Experiences are available.
  • 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.

Experiences

  • Kissa Tanto Valentines Day

    $151.20 per person

    Prepaid

    Feb. 14, 2022 only
    On this day for lovers, we invite you to the House of Plenty to cherish one another in dark romantic corners, hold hands, and linger over the delectables dishes of a special 4 course table d'hôte menu. If you could please select from each of the 4 courses one dish per person from our add-ons. *Please note that we will not be able to accommodate any allergies or dietary restrictions. **Does not include beverages. ***All sales are final. Tickets are non-refundable.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
    • Contact tracing information collected

menu

To Begin With

  • Half-Dozen Oysters

    daikon chili, nori wasabi granita

    • Market Price
  • Pickle Plate$11.00

    a rotating selection of pickled vegetables

    • Fish Crudo$24.00

      shiso vinaigrette, radishes, Tokyo leek, capers, pickled almonds, Castelvetrano olives

      • Octopus Salad$24.00

        crispy smoked octopus, fresh and pickled radishes, parsley & chili purée

        • Fried Stuffed Olives$9.00

          yuzu & smoked chili sausage

          • Tonno Mantecato$25.00

            confit Albacore tuna, smoked potato, furikake, bruschetta with tobiko

            • Carne Cruda$25.00

              Snake River Farms wagyu, nashi pear, charred scallion soy, parmesan, arima sansho, gnocco fritto

              • Autumn Salad$24.00

                various textures of beets, turnip, radish, coriander, organic rose honey vinaigrette, mascarpone umeboshi and yuzu crema

                Tender to the Tooth

                • Mezzi Rigatoni$33.00

                  nut fed pork ragu, butter, sesame crumb

                  • Tajarin$33.00

                    butter, roasted mushrooms, miso cured yolk

                    • Charcoal Udon$49.00

                      dungeness crab, prawns, squid, Calabrian chilli butter

                      For the Main Event

                      • Whole Fried Fish

                        daikon soy dipping sauce

                        • Market Price
                      • Sablefish$47.00

                        nanban oyster mushrooms, chili salmoriglio, marinated currants, pine nuts sunchoke purée

                        • Organic Half Chicken$37.00

                          shio koji dipping sauce, herbed oil

                          • Lamb$48.00

                            fennel & chili rubbed Te Mana lamb sirloin, hijiki tsukudani, brassicas, miso bagna cauda

                            By the Side

                            • Mascarpone Polenta$15.00

                              crispy guanciale, yuzu lemon balm & shiso salsa verde, rice crisps

                              • Braised Greens$15.00

                                swiss chard, grilled kale, citrus brown butter

                                • Yaki Onigiri$16.00

                                  grilled pressed rice stuffed with himematsu mushrooms, Parmesan, roasted chicken consommé, pickled shiso, Piave vecchio cheese

                                  Last updated: December 13, 2021

                                  What 6 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
                                  • 4.7Service
                                  • 4.9Ambience
                                  • 3.9Value

                                  NoiseModerate

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                                    Tony

                                    1 review

                                    2.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined 2 days ago

                                    overall2food1service2ambience4

                                    Ambience was nice. Was misled by a staff's flavor recommendations about drinks, which led to disappointments. Appetizers came and the wagyu tartare tasted dry and underwhelming. Chose to leave.

                                  2. K

                                    Kirsten

                                    Vancouver

                                    4 reviews

                                    vip
                                    5.0

                                    4 reviews

                                    Dined 3 days ago

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    There’s a number of reasons Kissa Tanto has turned me into somewhat of a regular. From the top notch service, delicious cocktails, classy decor, and amazing food…what more could you ask for? Checks all the right boxes! Oh, and don’t even think about leaving without ordering the Tajarin.

                                  3. c

                                    cruisew

                                    1 review

                                    5.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined 4 days ago

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    This place rules so hard. Nearly impossible to explain how special my wife & I feel when we visit!

                                  4. DB

                                    DonnaBoss

                                    1 review

                                    4.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on January 8, 2022

                                    overall4food4service5ambience5

                                    A lovely night. The space and number of people felt safe (COVID-wise).

                                  5. OT

                                    OpenTable Diner

                                    New York Area

                                    2 reviews

                                    5.0

                                    2 reviews

                                    Dined on January 7, 2022

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    Fantastic! Try the fried fish, its the best. I also liked the Wagu tartar appetizer (Carne Cruda) and Tajarin. Their Tajarin is a must try and their cocktails. The beef dish was also tasty and their Tiramisu and Afogato… my goodness! Dont miss that one out

                                  6. G

                                    Glenn

                                    1 review

                                    3.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on November 18, 2021

                                    overall3food4service3ambience4

                                    Kissa Tanto has been one of our favorite vancouver restaurants since they opened but our recent visit was more average than fantastic. Service was ok but nothing special and staff seemed more concerned about turning tables over quickly than engaging with customers. We hope this was just a bad night but it may be some time before we return.

                                  FAQs

                                  Kissa Tanto is rated 4.6 stars by 6 OpenTable diners.

                                  Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.

                                  Make a reservation

                                  2 people

                                  January 2022
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                                  Booked 23 times today
                                  Experiences are available.
                                  Google Map for Kissa Tanto

                                  263 Pender St E Vancouver, BC V6A 1T8

                                  • 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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