Tojo's Restaurant

4.5
469 reviews
CAN$51 and over
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 celebrated our 30 year anniversary in October 2018.

Experiences

  • Sushi Bar Omakase

    CA$250.00 per person

    Multiple dates available

    An intimate conversation with the Chef. Omakase, which means “Chef, I’m in your hands” is the ultimate way to experience Tojo’s. Seasonal creations, premium local and imported seafood. An unforgettable experience. Starting at $250/person - please note that the pricing does NOT include beverages, taxes and gratuities.
  • Holiday Reservations - Nov 25th to Dec 31st

    CA$50.00 per personPrepaid

    Nov 25 - Dec 31, 2021

    Our a la carte menu and Holiday Omakase menus are both available during this time period. Please note that we require a $50 deposit for ALL reservations made between November 25th to December 31st, 2021. For cancellations made within 2 days of your reservation date, the $50 deposit will be non-refundable. For cancellations made 2 days before or earlier, please contact info@tojos.com as we will need to process your refund manually.
  • Holiday Sushi Bar Omakase

    CA$50.00 per personPrepaid

    Nov 25 - Dec 31, 2021

    An intimate conversation with the Chef. Omakase, which means “Chef, I’m in your hands” is the ultimate way to experience Tojo’s. Seasonal creations, premium local and imported seafood. An unforgettable experience. Starting at $250/person - please note that the pricing does NOT include beverages, taxes and gratuities. Please note the $50 deposit is NOT the pricing for your Omakase experience. The $50 deposit will be applied to your final bill. For cancellations made within 2 days of your reservation date, the $50 deposit will be non-refundable. For cancellations made 2 days before or earlier, please contact info@tojos.com as we will need to process your refund manually.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Staff is vaccinated
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 469 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.6
Service
4.4
Ambience
3.8
Value
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vipCathie
Vancouver
44 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Thank you so much for a spectacular evening. The food was excellent and service over the top.

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MoeMiss
Toronto
27 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience4

We were on trip to Vancouver and we were recommended to this this restaurant and also it was famous for being on Anthony burdain show. To be honest the restaurant is overpriced overrated. It makes. I sense why this restaurant is expensive and on top of that, the tables and the quality was. It $300+ experience. Tables were wet from our drinks and no one wiped it off and we took the seasonal experience, the amount of food is a joke and bland tasting for most of the food. Overall didn’t meet the expectations at all. On top of that the chop stick used are some cheap ones.

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ZoeS
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Definitely the best meal of my life. Fabulous all around.

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RobertD
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love Tojos!!! We had such an amazing dinner and a wonderful birthday celebration.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Jackson Hole
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5Food1Service2Ambience1

A true scheme
Cold sushi served, super overpriced
The Anniversary Omakase bad idea, on top of being overpriced they charged $15 USD for fresh wasabi

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Conman
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

Overpriced

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Alex
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Tojo San and staff were excellent. Food is uncompromisingly good.

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OpenTable Diner
Cancun
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience3

Esperaba mucho de este restaurante y la verdad NADA que pueda decir que vale lo que comí

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Had the Anniversary Omasake

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goodeats
Edmonton
3 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Not only is Tojo’s an incredibly intimate setting but the food is one of a kind. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone who is open to the omakase experience!

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SLWR
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience4

I have had the Omakase here before which was excellent. This time we ordered a la carte. While some of the items were quite good (Kaki fry, salmon entree, baked oysters) Other items like temaki, Tojo roll, spicy tuna roll and nigiri unagi were quite ordinary. I was expecting the Tojo roll (aka California roll) to be something special given the story around it but what I received was a meager serving, smaller than other rolls served at the table and especially bland. It seems almost as though usual ingredients were left out. Served without wasabi on the plate, and without any traces of wasabi in the roll. In general I was expecting something more special given the price ($12 for a single piece of unagi nigiri). There are far better sushi options out there at far more reasonable prices. This was my third and last visit. If you’re ever in White Rock try Sapporo kitchen. It’s fantastic.

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Gfry
Calgary
8 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is my favourite place to go while in Vancouver. The atmosphere is amazing but nothing compared to the quality of the food.

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TedN
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best Japanese good in vancouver, the inventors of the California role

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OpenTable Diner
Dubai
4 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely amazing! Took me back to Japan ❤️

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ZoeY
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Worth it!! Would definitely go back!! Gorgeous setting for a Japanese Restaurant!!

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PatrickO
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent season omakase. Would repeat and recommend to others without hesitation

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CarlJ
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding food as always. So impressed, so many unique and special flavours. Absolutely loved our anniversary Omakase! Thank you!

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JackYang
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The omakase is pretty good. Happy with everything except that they placed us right in the corner this time. Would come again.

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Carl
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience4

We enjoyed our dinner until the end when we felt pressured to quickly pay the bill and leave our table. If we had known there was a time limit for eating, we could have worked to that, but we were surprised to suddenly have staff waiting near our table with the table settings for the next diners, waiting for us to leave while there were empty tables around us. An unfortunate way to end our dinner.

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Angus
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5Food2Service5Ambience5

As much as I love Tojo's ambiance and the service from your restaurant, I thought that the dishes lacked a bit in its value. Nonetheless, it was a great experience but might think twice before wanting to come back again.

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FrankJ
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, excellent service and ambiance. Recommended!

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AvrahamC
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best Japanese food anywhere. Exceptionally personal and personable service.

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vipGordonL
Vancouver
17 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The quality of the seafood was outstanding as was the care taken in preparing it. The flavours are distinct, clean, and delicate. Fabulous and authentic Japanese food.

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MaryAnneM
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience4

I found the food to be completely underwhelming. The flavour was really ordinary, given this restaurant's reputation. It was very expensive and definitely not worth it.

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RoccoM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best sushi ever, best food ever. Plz gp eat here. For me. And for you

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McGregor
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A wonderful experience. We loved it so much we even had our picture taken with the Chef!
Just had the Omakase at NYC’s NAKAZAWA. Tojo’s OMAKASE was such a better experience. NAKAZAWA delivered on the incredibly fresh and delicious sushi - but that was it. It was just one piece of sushi after another. Incredibly overpriced for the experience. Tojo’s OMAKASE delivers a wide assortment of dishes - not just sushi, that really blew us away. I will be back to Tojo’s-and will recommend it to all my friends.

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Charlie
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience2

Tojo's is an upscale Omakase icon in the heart of Vancouver renown for its (purported) invention of the California Roll. Though its namesake is legendary, the experience does not live up to its reputation.

The entire ambiance of the location was strange. Overly bright white-light illuminated the seating arrangement that seemed uncharacteristically quiet. If not for the elegant decor on the walls and tables, one might mistake the setup to that of a casual Japanese diner. In light of properly furnished and designed interiors such as that of Nobu in L.A. and even Minami in Vancouver, the setup of Tojo's removes one from the experience they expect the moment they enter the restaurant. After seating, service was reluctant, and communication was difficult.

Our dinner was limited to the two pre-selected set menus for Valentines Day. A sushi menu for $150 and a Wagyu menu for $250. This is not cheap even by Vancouver sushi standards. Naturally, we ordered one set each, paired with a bottle of Pinot Grigio. The sashimi openers were good, classic diced toro in a sesame yuzu for the Wagyu menu and an assorted sashimi platter for the sushi menu. Good, but nothing to distinguish it from the other sushi joints that littered Vancouver's Broadway. The soup and salad that followed were elementary. Overly umami soup and a seaweed salad that tasted and presented like they were purchased from the local grocery and quickly put together to appease the volume on valentines day. The seafood mix (wrapped unnecessarily in a paper bento) and mushroom platter that followed were worse for wear. Salty and minimally appetizing in the mouth. Further dampening was the fish bone found in the seafood platter. The sushi and wagyu mains were mildly redemptive. Though, the pairing of plain white rice with the fatty wagyu left the entré experience wanting. The cheesecake, though a sweet end to the rather disappointing meal, was on par with any other dessert from other restaurants.

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ThomasV
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience2

Fantastic food, great sushi and very authentic. I was disappointed with the dining "experience". For the price point you pay, I think you have to the whole package, and this was lacking. It seemed like a standard restaurant with standard level of service. The food was exceptional with that said.

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Oscar
Vancouver
8 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall1Food1Service4Ambience4

I don’t know what happened to Tojo’s but it seemed like a totally different restaurant comparing to my experience there 2 years ago. Their menu has changed a lot. We went for the Wagyu Beef Omakase. The value of money is extremely low for this 5 course dinner. The sashimi was just so so. Nothing different from what you would expect from a takeout sushi place believe it or not. The beef, which was supposed to be the highlight of the courses, was mediocre. The whole Omakase worth no more than 100 dollars. We were really disappointed given the price and the expectation we had before we go. This probably is the last time we will ever go there. Don’t waste money on this place.

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vipJamiek
Toronto
15 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As always, the most amazing sushi I’ve ever had. So fresh and expertly prepared. Highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall2Food3Service4Ambience5

The ambience was nice and so the staff , but overall I found it way overpriced. The one dish we really wanted they didn’t have and they told us few minutes after we ordered . The food didn’t come with any special presentation , just plated simply. The nigiri sushi you can only have as a big order ($55!) and the one salmon one wasn’t even sockeye . I think that even the tea was just regular green tea, not the Japanese version of it.

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OpenTable Diner
6 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Standout Japanese food. Beautiful presentation. Friendly helpful staff. Loved the signature cocktails and a good sake selection.
My only complaint is that I live in Australia, so it will be a while before I can come back. Highly recommend.

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DorisW
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience2

We had a $500 budget for my retirement dinner and gave the menu selection to the chef. Although most of the dishes were very good there was little variety. All of the dishes were sushimi, it would have been nice to have other foods too.

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vipFrequentDiner
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was excellent, servers too!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My favourite better than Miku or Minami which in my opinion are too sauced out

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TopherA
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The best Japanese food experience I've found in Vancouver.

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Raph
Portland
33 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience2

The service was abysmally slow. The wait staff compensated for this by offering a free round of drinks and free dessert, which mollified us. But still, there is no excuse for how slow the service was. The restaurant was not that crowded and we were only a party of 6.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was great, we came here for birthday dinner. Everything was perfect.

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AvrahamC
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very consistent and high quality cuisine and service!

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BusinessDiner
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Chef's Omakase was fabulous

FAQs

Tojo's Restaurant is rated 4.5 stars by 469 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 reservations at the moment.