My date and I ordered the Chef Special, a dinner of six courses selected by the chef. We listed food allergies, made note that some of our favorite foods are salmon and unagi and enjoyed six perfectly timed dishes covering sashimi, to soup, to pan-seared fish and mushrooms.
It was the most exceptional meal and dining experience, ever, for both my date and myself. We made reservations one month in advance because our schedules demand planning ahead. We were looking forward to the special occasion and had heard the highest praise from a coworker who recommended Tojo's. We were blown away. Each dish left us smiling, in awe, full of wonder - I am not exaggerating. The quality of the fish, the presentation of each dish, the mind-bending new and delicious flavors. We left full to the brim, grinning, wondering how long it might be until we can visit again.
From now on, Tojo's will always have a special place in our hearts. Thank you to Tojo, the wait staff, and chefs for such a special experience. I highly recommend and look forward to my own next visit.
Food was great. Service was also excellent. Love this place.
Arguably the best Japanese restaurant in Vancouver. Their sushi is beyond belief . Their sable fish snd salmon entrees must be experienced at least once in everyone’s life at least once. It is not cheap but worth every dime
Definitely one of my top 3 best meals in my life. The To-Tu tuna was unremarkable, but the rest of the meal was absolutely memorable. The seafood tempura used high quality ingredients, especially the meaty juicy prawn. The ama ebi was like butter rolling around in my mouth. The baked oysters were plump and delicate, no chewy or sandy textures that can sometimes be found in baked oysters. The sashimi selection was just decadent with the freshness of the fish paired with real wasabi. The golden roll was the best bite I have ever eaten. The rice was fluffy and light, the ama ebi and crab was sweet and fresh, wrapped in a fluffy sweet egg crepe and topped with masago? You get a bite of umami-flavoured genius in the fluffiest roll ever. Did I mention how light and fluffy it was? And the service was also at a level of classic French style. Servers (and food runners) made sure our drink glasses were never empty, watching from far away but not hovering. Everything about that meal was perfect.
We were missing two rolls when we noticed that the chefs were not making our rolls..so we had to ask about the status and then we saw them starting to make our rolls. Other than that, good food.
Very professional, classic Japanese, no faults. Definitely be back. Extended menu, good service, quality sushi. Go for the set menu, that's the best way to experience it. And very friendly staff !!
Sat at the Bar for the full Omokase experience. Exceptional food, great service and enjoyed watching the kitchen at work. Smoked Sablefish was a standout dish, but all the food was fantastic. A memorable meal and experience.
Outstanding experience. People, food, atmosphere were all fantastic. Definitely coming back next time we are in Vancouver.
The best sushi i ever had in Vancouver. So fresh!
Fantastic Food, very friendly service, good athmosphere.
I’m only giving 2 stars for service because we didn’t see the person who was supposedly our server for most of the night and was served by many others from the restaurant. All other staff were excellent. The food was unbelievable, I couldn’t pick out the favorite dish we had because they were all great. We sat at the sushi bar and had a chance to chat with Tojo which was very nice.
Incredible food and service from Tojo-san!!!
Amazing food Nd service.
Probably the best anywhere
This place invented Canadian-style maki sushi, so really as a sushi lover, you just haven't had sushi unless you've eaten here! Good happy hour at their sake lounge between 4 and 6, of dinner after, can't go wrong!
We ordered the Chef Menu and everything was beyond delicious.
Lives up to the hype (and more)! The servers are world-class. Will opt to sit by the bar next time so that we can speak with Tojo-san himself!
Nice omakase. Attentive hostess/waiter. Mr. Tojo made an appearance and the ladies I was with were excited “cute” according to them!!
Ignore the negative, whiny reviews, Tojo's Restaurant is still a brilliant experience. Service and food are top-notch. Sit at the bar and watch Tojo work his magic. Yes, it is expensive but it is always worth it. He exceeds expectations and gives you a culinary experience beyond compare. Thank you Tojo.
Excellent sushis, great service, highly recommended.
Fantastic sushi and excellent presentation. The staff was super friendly and helpful in making menu choices!
Wonderful experience - you can tell they care about quality.
Incredible experience. The food is prepared with utmost care and flavour combinations are delicious and memorable.
The service is impeccable.
Wonderful restaurant! We were there 20 years ago and met Tojo for the first time. It was a wonderful experience to return again this time with our 15 year old son! He loved the meal and meeting Tojo himself!
Highly recommend this restaurant, a true dining experience!
Thank you for coming to visit us again. We're so pleased that you enjoyed your experience at Tojo's.
Passionate, thoughtful, attentive services. I think it is a good idea to bring your partner here, you will have a special and memorable experience as I had with my friend.
Unfortunately Tojo’s just isn’t what it used to be. It’s gone from the vanguard of Vancouver cuisine to passable but very overpriced Japanese fare. Sad.
Delicious food- great service!
Best Omakase restaurant in town! I have been this restaurant three times and each time their omakase has far exceeded my expectations!
Outstanding experience in every way! Food, service, and ambiance!
Huge disappointment. Mushy tuna, swordfish with a sauce that tasted like it came out of a can. They even managed to make the wagyu Kobe mediocre. Can’t think of a worse way of spending +500$. a 10$ Burger King meal is so much better then this total train wreck
Overhyped. We went with high expectations. I had omekase which was below average. I was expecting something as good as Shiro’s or sushi Kashiba when I spent $170
Awesome! The ambiance and better yet the food Tojo delivers...
This is the best sushi I have ever had. The staff was amazing and went through many hoops to get us a great table, and a great experience. The YuZu Gimlet was an amazing drink and Tojo was there behind the counter making us these great sushi dishes.
Incredible omakase experience. Would go back again for sure!
Excellent food! Would definitely recommend to sushi lovers.
The service was great! They served us some birthday cocktails on them ! It was so nice of them ! Food was great . I’ve only ordered their omakase menu . Omakase has so much food and I was overly full haha. And I like how they includes fish dish on each omakase menu. Let’s say if your omakase is 5 course then each of 5 has fish in it. E.g appetizer salads, it was 5 kinds of sashimi salad etc..
It’s expensive place but they were with it :) I will come back for special occasion again though . It’s worth it.
We're happy to hear that you enjoyed the Omakase experience! Thank you so much for sharing your special event with us.
Our friends really wanted to go as they heard Tojos was the best, unfortunately it is far from that. Service was slow, things were forgotten or misunderstood, English limited. Food was disappointing. It’s not what it was years ago.
Excellent service and staff - very friendly and attentive. Sushi was delicious and very fresh.
Still one of the top sushi places in Vancouver, and a great place to come for adventurous eaters who are willing to be surprised.