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350 Main Street, Tofino, British Columbia, Canada
250-725-2021
Today
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 49
    Excellent
  • 39
    Very good
  • 16
    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
Most recent review
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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English first
British Columbia, Canada
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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 via mobile

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
Senior Reviewer
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
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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102 reviews 102 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 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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Victoria, BC, Canada
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36 reviews 36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

While browsing the shops in Tofino, we came across this delightful "Inn" overlooking the water. We didn't know that it was a Sushi restaurant until we went in to check it out. We were lucky enough to get a table on the deck, overlooking the water and Meares Island, a truly delightful setting. After ordering our sushi, it came promptly... More 

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Vancouver, WA
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Excellent sushi, sashimi and nigiri ! The view of the inlet is gorgeous, they have a deck to sit outside in nice weather. Don't miss this gem while you are in Tofino.

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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: Sushi, Japanese
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?