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350 Main Street, Tofino, British Columbia, Canada
250-725-2021
Today
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • 50
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  • 39
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 10
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good Sushi and If You're Lucky, An Eagle Show

Let me start off by saying this place has great food, absolutely excellent food. The sushi is fantastic, and after a day of surfing, carbs and protein are a welcome treat. They have some really unique rolls on their menu. The coconut surprise, I think it was called, is an absolutely delicious... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 14, 2015
Sarah B
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British Columbia, Canada
Good for:
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

tuna tataki was overcooked, and at nearly $20, way to expensive. The bonsai and "buddah "rolls were really god, but again VERY expensive. Great views though! and you'll always get a seat in summer. good parking to.

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Calgary, Canada
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34 reviews 34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 via mobile

We enjoyed sharing a mixed spicy platter and a mixed plate of tempura. Food was very tasty. Server was very friendly and helpful. Great view! Interesting restaurant!

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British Columbia, Canada
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Let me start off by saying this place has great food, absolutely excellent food. The sushi is fantastic, and after a day of surfing, carbs and protein are a welcome treat. They have some really unique rolls on their menu. The coconut surprise, I think it was called, is an absolutely delicious dessert and I wish I could find someplace... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Wonderful get away and delicious food. The freshest sushi I have ever eaten. Surprise hilarious encounter with vanilla ice!

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Victoria Capital Regional District, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Perhaps I'm spoiled by Victoria / Vancouver but I was surprised the sushi at this place wasn't a lot better - especially given the price. I am totally down for paying $12 for a roll of sushi but I expect the quality to be commensurate to the price. (1) Too much rice (2) not enough ingredients - e.g. I'd like... More 

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Aberdeen, Washington
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45 reviews 45 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Nice sushi, good beer, nice view from the back deck seating area. Take your binoculars, cameras with telephoto lens for between bite photo ops.

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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Myself and my wife frequented Tofino for our vacations. Year after year we stayed in the Tofino area- 9 years in a row. I proposed while on a kayake day-trip and we were married on Chesterman Beach (near South Chesterman Condos). Every year we made sure we had our annual sushi-feast at Tough City. Only one year were we disappointed... More 

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Don Lorenzo
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40 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

Perched on a rise overlooking the Tofino harbour, Tough City is the ideal place to enjoy a quality sushi meal. The staff is helpful and friendly and makes sushi of quality ranging from the traditional to more modern dragon rolls and etc. The unobstructed view of the harbour below also provides the ideal setting for a seafood bonanza. Don't miss... More 

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

We enjoyed our meals here on 2 evenings though regarded them as not particularly special though I think this a reflection not on the Inn's shortcomings but simply we are not "sushi people". The staff were enthusiastic, friendly and helpful and the place itself worth a visit regardless of any food. Even if you don't want to eat well worth... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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33 reviews 33 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

We had a great time here- lovely staff, great views of the water where we sat on the balcony and watched seals play in the water. The sushi was also excellent. I recommend the oysters sushi style the vinaigrette was amazing.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 350 Main Street, Tofino, British Columbia, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Clayoquot Sound  >  Tofino
  • Phone Number: 250-725-2021

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?