Tojo's Restaurant

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Japanese
Located in beautiful Vancouver, Canada, Tojo’s Restaurant is internationally recognized for creating exquisite food served as an art form. Our dishes are fresh, unique and modern, rooted in Japanese fine dining traditions with a distinct Pacific Northwest perspective, using the finest seasonal, local and organic ingredients. We are proud to celebrate our 30 year anniversary in October 2018.
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OT
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined 11 hours ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent!

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OT
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Food was great. Service was also excellent. Love this place.

l
Seattle
20 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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

J
Edmonton
6 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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.

H
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

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.

OT
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

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 !!

TS
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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.

OT
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Outstanding experience. People, food, atmosphere were all fantastic. Definitely coming back next time we are in Vancouver.

KK
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

The best sushi i ever had in Vancouver. So fresh!

HS
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 3Food 5Service 4Ambience 3

Fantastic Food, very friendly service, good athmosphere.

E
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 2Ambience 5

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.

OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Incredible food and service from Tojo-san!!!

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food Nd service.

OT
Puerto Vallarta
14 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Probably the best anywhere

TC
Montreal
10 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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!

RC
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excelent Restaurant.
We ordered the Chef Menu and everything was beyond delicious.

Y
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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!

BS
Vancouver
15 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Nice omakase. Attentive hostess/waiter. Mr. Tojo made an appearance and the ladies I was with were excited “cute” according to them!!

SC
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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.

M
Montreal
8 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent sushis, great service, highly recommended.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic sushi and excellent presentation. The staff was super friendly and helpful in making menu choices!

OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful experience - you can tell they care about quality.

OT
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Incredible experience. The food is prepared with utmost care and flavour combinations are delicious and memorable.
The service is impeccable.

KZ
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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!

Tojo's Restaurant
Responded on August 26, 2019

Thank you for coming to visit us again. We're so pleased that you enjoyed your experience at Tojo's.

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YL
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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.

OT
Edmonton
6 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

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.

SA
Montreal
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Delicious food- great service!

FC
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Best Omakase restaurant in town! I have been this restaurant three times and each time their omakase has far exceeded my expectations!

AQ
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Outstanding experience in every way! Food, service, and ambiance!

KK
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 2Ambience 1

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

l
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 3Ambience 2

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

OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Awesome! The ambiance and better yet the food Tojo delivers...

EP
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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.

TW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Incredible omakase experience. Would go back again for sure!

MT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Excellent food! Would definitely recommend to sushi lovers.

OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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.

Tojo's Restaurant
Responded on August 26, 2019

We're happy to hear that you enjoyed the Omakase experience! Thank you so much for sharing your special event with us.

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C
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 2

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.

EW
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Excellent service and staff - very friendly and attentive. Sushi was delicious and very fresh.

JS
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Still one of the top sushi places in Vancouver, and a great place to come for adventurous eaters who are willing to be surprised.

BO
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food. Went with the 5 course omakase. We had 5 delicious plates and some extra food throughout plus some plum wine. The price is high but you definitely get what you pay for.

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