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Tough City Sushi

350 Main Street, Tofino, British Columbia, Canada
250-725-2021
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Ranked #18 of 42 restaurants in Tofino
Cuisines: Sushi, Japanese
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
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English first
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Walking in to tough city, you don't really expect a menu of quality sushi. But looks can be deceiving! This was delicious and very fresh sushi. The owner "crazy Ron" is a gem. He's worked hard to make this restaurant what it is, including finding some great sushi chefs straight from Japan!

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London, United Kingdom
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133 reviews 133 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

It's right on the coast, lovely views of the sea and islands. It's a pub serving sushi - and of good quality. Good service, good value.

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Whistler, Canada
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88 reviews 88 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

We felt Sushi, so we came here. Walking in here reminds you of a...??? Not sure, Pub somewhere on your trip around Great Britain? Diner? B&B? Outdated Coffee place? Sushi? We picked a table on the window looking at the backyard of the neighbour, ok, I am stopping here, so we ordered dinner: The presentation of the ordered food could... More

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Seattle, Washington
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35 reviews 35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

It was just incredibly gorgeous when we were there and for a place that gets like 150 inches of rain a year, totally unexpected. The there was the sushi, absolutely out of this world, perfectly prepared, smartly served and by a young lady who was very helpful when it came to suggestions about what we should see. Even if you're... More

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Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

We had been to Tough City Sushi 5 years ago and returned again this month on our return visit to Tofino, and both times we have absolutely loved it! The sushi is so tasty and fresh, it will always be on our list whenever we come to Tofino, which will hopefully be more often than every 5 years… The view... More

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Alberta
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89 reviews 89 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

When we arrived he was there to welcome us and at first we where unsure of what to expect and who he was. (the owner who loves to talk) But, if you love Sushi - this is the BEST place to eat by far in Tofino. Great menu (only Sushi) great service and fun atmosphere in an old house/hotel overloking... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

If you've ever had sushi in small-town, BC, it's likely been a letdown, especially if you're a sushi snob from Vancouver or other big cites. However, Tough City Sushi in Tofino is the exception. Here's a place that had the freshest fish and other authentic dishes (try the prawn tempura). The raw oysters were excellent (as you would expect in... More

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London
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60 reviews 60 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

What a place to have dinner. We sat on the terrace in the evening sunshine watching the bald eagles. We shared a very tasty Spice Platter and some Seafood Tempura. The wine, not unusually for BC, comes out at about $9 a glass, but I went for a Tuff Ale ($6.25), which was delicious. Service friendly but efficient, and there... More

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41 reviews 41 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

Sushi was really tasty! I really enjoyed the roll with cream cheese and smoked salmon! Delicious! It is a bit on the pricey side for Sushi but you are in Tofino so it's expected!

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

It was amazing.From sitting on the deck with cold to throughing rocks in the ocean for Crazy Rons dog King .Never felt so wellcome in a restaurant ever met his family Ron and I had a couple drinks together at the end night it was AWSUM very special night cant wait to go back

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