Torafuku

4.4
36 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Contemporary Asian
Top tags:
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Good for a Date
Nestled on the border of historic Chinatown, Torafuku invites you to experience simple, yet adventurous interpretations of pan Asian flavours. Explore contemporary dishes crafted with local ingredients sourced from local farms complemented by carefully selected wines, local craft beers, and a fashionable cocktail list.
Diners are encouraged to enjoy innovative, yet affordable shared plates where east meets west, in a dynamic open concept space.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary Asian, Creative Japanese, Southeast Asian
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Hours of Operation
Dinner: Tuesday – Thursday: 5:30pm – 10:00pm; Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm – 10:30pm; Sunday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(778) 903-2006
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Payment Options
MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Executive Chef
CLEMENT CHAN
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Private Party Facilities
Please e-mail letseat@torafuku.ca for private party inquiries, thank you.
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Private Party Contact
Debbie Hsieh: (778) 903-2006
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Neighbourhood
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Cross Street
Milross Ave
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Special Events & Promotions
We have an array of tasting menus for your special event!
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 36 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.5
Food
4.5
Service
4.2
Ambience
4.0
Value
Noise · Moderate
92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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3.0Dined 5 days ago

My husband and I were there for a dinner. We tired the tasting menu. The presentation of each dish was beautiful. I could tell the restaurant uses good materials, but all the dish were overly salted so that I could not taste the goodness of fresh ingredients. The wings and the cocktails were outstanding though. I think the price of the tasting menu is overpriced for what it is.

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

In Vancouver from Toronto for the weekend and we wanted to try a new place. We were definitely not disappointed. The chicken wings were one of the best chicken dishes we’ve ever had. I’m not normally a fan of duck but the duck was absolutely amazing. We sat at the bar and the girl making drinks was extremely friendly, as was our server. Would recommend 10/10 times.

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3.0Dined 7 days ago

The food was great! Have a great balance of taste. Would recommend to friends and family. The only thing was we didn’t get our drink until the second dish came. Other than that, I love the vibe. A very cozy place to have a night dinner at.

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5.0Dined on June 10, 2018

We had a great experience. Staff was very friendly and attentive. Cocktails were excellent. Tasting menu was really good - gave us a range of interesting flavor that wasn't entirely dependent upon red meat. Left not overfull but extremely satisfied with our choice. Would go again although reaches the upper limit of the meal budget.

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3.0Dined on June 8, 2018

Did not love sitting in the corner otherwise it was Good!

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5.0Dined on June 7, 2018

Delicious and fresh Asian fusion cuisine. Some of our favorites include the roasted Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, and broccoli with roasted chick peas Nd balsamic glaze (so good we had two orders!). The duck was tender and flavorful. And the golden beet salad was amazing,. The dishes are meant to be shared. The cocktails were interesting and delicious. We’ll come back for sure!

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4.0Dined on June 3, 2018

Second time visitor to Torafuku and happy with the consistently flavourful and inventive food choices and quality service. We will be back again.

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3.0Dined on June 2, 2018

The food and service was good, but I think it’s overpriced...

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5.0Dined on June 1, 2018

Delicious and very interesting menu. Steak was superb. Uni Corn dish also excellent! Great cocktails. Highly recommend.

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4.0Dined on May 30, 2018

We were wowed by the creative dishes on offer at Torafuku. We chose the Uni Corn
and Poutine??? , and finished sharing a Magic Stick.
This pan-Asian restaurant really hits the spot.

The menu was so appealing that another visit to try other courses is on the cards.
I could not get enough of the Uni- Corn featuring garlic buttered prawns. My dining
partner's Poutine??? was a real winner. Duck Ragout was the chief component of this dish but the unlikely appearance of
Tempura Polenta stole the show.
Desserts under the heading "Happy Ending" were limited to two but they hit the
bulls-eye again with a delicious rendition of Chocolate Granache named Magic Stick.

Friendly service and value for money prices only served to enhance our experience on the night.

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5.0Dined on May 26, 2018

LOVE the Rabbit Food, the buttermilk dressing and crunchy bits are such a good combo. The spot prawn pasta dish was also very tasty. Cocktails were perfection, first time I've had the Emerosa (pink one) with the jasmine tea and strawberries. Service was perfect, our server was helpful with food and drink suggestions.

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3.0Dined on May 26, 2018

My husband and I went on a Friday night at 5:30pm. The early seating was great because it was empty upon arrival but completely full by the time we left. Overall, this was a great restaurant if you haven't been before and happen to be in the area. We tried the tasting menu, really enjoyed General Tao’s Fried Chicken Wings, Everyday I’m Brusselin’, Magic Mushroom and the steak pieces in The Donald. Cocktails were delicious and the dessert was okay. The only other part that really stood out was a pretty good old school song list.

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3.0Dined on May 20, 2018

I was a huge fan of Torafuku when it first opened. The menu and service were both great. The menu has changed quite a bit and the food wasn’t nearly as impressive. The server didn’t seem very engaged; she didn’t explain anything with the menu until asked and didn’t seem very friendly. She also brought the payment machine before we had our cards out/were ready to go. As a server, this is a big no no! I wish the food was more exciting as well. Overall, mediocre experience.

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5.0Dined on May 19, 2018

Beautiful food, interesting cocktails, welcoming, professional staff. Great atmosphere.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Very tasty food
Great service

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3.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Food was good but definitely not worth the price on the menu. This was more low mid range value. The set menu was ok.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

very accommodating with their group menu when one of our party was a child. Drink specials!

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

I highly recommend this place. We had the tasting menu and everything everything everything was absolutely delicious. It was a great place to visit with friends and slowly enjoy an awesome meal without having to be rushed out of there.

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5.0Dined on April 27, 2018

Service was top notch. Amazing tasting menu for a great value. Unpretentious and down-to-earth but still refined.

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3.0Dined on April 23, 2018

Fodd is okay if you like onions and garlic. A request of no or minimizing onions was denied. The server doesn’t care.
Drinks and food serving sizes are miniature at best. Overall a poor experience.

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5.0Dined on April 21, 2018

I've been to Torafuku three times now and all three times did not disappoint. The service is excellent and attentive and the food is just absolutely delicious. I've ordered the entire menu now since the portions are small and I don't have a complaint about any of them! My favourite dishes are the brussel sprouts and the duck tacos. Amazing!

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Very delicious and enjoyable evening. Good dishes for sharing. Tasting menu offered a great variety of food and flavours. Will definitely be returning.

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

I have been twice and will be back for the food and great service.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Everything we ordered was delicious. I will definitely return.

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4.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Came here for a small, casual birthday celebration. The food was outstanding and worth the wait!

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Loved this place! Hidden gem, where the duck tacos are a must! The dishes that they serve in are pieces of art and truly contribute to the experience . Great place for a quick and delicious bite before a concert or game!
I’m not s big “cocktail” person but the gin delight they created was crazy delicious!!
Truly a delightful evening!

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Amazing cocktails and all the food was fantastic, super fresh, interesting and a very good value.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Deep Fried Quinoa. What a brilliant idea. A fair bit of veggie heavy dishes which had a fair share of deep frying to keep everyone happy. Great rich flavours and excellent cocktails. Set menus make it easy to order as a group.

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Great experience from beginning to end. A little pricey but really good food. Worth visiting and revisiting.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Thoroughly enjoyed my meal and can't wait to go back. Arrived just before 9pm on a Saturday night for dinner, and was promptly advised of Happy Hour: $2 off cocktails after 9pm! Standout items were the brussels sprouts, magic stick, and green lambo cocktail. Also had the kickass rice, chicken wings, and magic mushrooms; everything was tasty. Can't wait to go back.

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

My son took me to Torafuko in my last visit to Vancouver and I really think that it’s the BEST japanese restaurant in Vancouver! Love everything!!!

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3.0Dined on March 17, 2018

good place but wasn’t thrilled to be informed of a time limit that was not mentioned anywhere on the reservation. a bit of a damper on the experience and as a result, was rushed to order, eat, and got our bills faster than intended before moving on to another spot. would have stayed longer otherwise.

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Great options for vegan and meat diners!

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4.0Dined on March 12, 2018

Definitely worth a second visit. If it's your first time here, make sure to order the chicken wings and "gone fishing " which is a deep fried whole fish!!! Great sauce, get white rice to eat it all up!

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4.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Dinner was good, but not enough to bring us back. Nothing wrong, but there are so many great restaurants in Vancouver, it takes a lot to get me back to one. This one didn't quite do it for me. It was a little pricey for what it was and the neighborhood as well...
The $13 cocktails were a little disappointing as well. Small and not Juniper quality.

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5.0Dined on February 28, 2018

Wonderful innovative and healthy. Perfect spot to dine before boarding VIA Rail at Pacific Central Station.

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