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Tough City Sushi

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

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  • 63
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  • 53
    Very good
  • 20
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  • 7
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  • 11
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Lovely position for watching the world go by on the water.

Don't know a lot about sushi but the food seemed very fresh and tasty if rather on the large side - quite difficult to get a piece of the sushi into my mouth in one and, of course, difficult to cut in half with seaweed wrap and on chopsticks. Still, very tasty.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
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Nelson, New Zealand
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Paris, France
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Great food and astonishing view on Topofino. The variety of sushis (rolls in particular) is impressive, and the quality of the products is very good. And if the weather allows it, a lunch facing the sea, seaplanes, mountains and eagles if you're lucky is a great, great experience.

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Georgetown, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

We sat out on the deck and enjoyed a beautiful sunset over the water. It was wonderful to be able to enjoy the great sunset and some of the best, most unusual sushi we've ever had. Not only are the names fun - like the Crazy Ron Roll, but they are incredibly fresh and flavourful.The family favourite was the Smiling... More 

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Nelson, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Don't know a lot about sushi but the food seemed very fresh and tasty if rather on the large side - quite difficult to get a piece of the sushi into my mouth in one and, of course, difficult to cut in half with seaweed wrap and on chopsticks. Still, very tasty.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

California rolls were awesome. Dynamite rolls were delicious. Tempura was light and good vegetable variety. We really enjoyed it.

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Winnipeg, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

I've had fantastically fresh and good seafood on the island. Not here. I've had better sushi and service in landlocked provinces. The prices were prohibitively expensive for only adequate food. The service was slow and brusque. I would not return if you paid me.

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Pasco, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

First visit to Tofino. I don't know what I was expecting, but it was a pretty routine downscale seaside town. So, Sushi?? in Tofino?? Who knew? But the combo-roll plate for lunch was really good. Fresh sushi is a reward in itself! That said, the service was really slow, both for taking orders, and getting the food onto the table... More 

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Campbell River, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

There are lots of good eats in Tofino so don't settle in on just one. The sushi here is good and the atmosphere relaxed. Grab a seat on the deck and watch seaplanes and marine traffic with a stunning backdrop of Meares Island and Strathcona Park. Not overly cheap and service levels can vary.

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Martinez, California, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

We stumbled onto this place after a day of hiking. We hadn't even planned to go to Tofino during our 5-day Ukee visit, but we were so close we invoked our "if not now, then when?" imperative. It was a gorgeous day and wee quickly got off the main drag to get a water view and then decided to find... More 

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Hoddesdon, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Amazing sushi, fantastic views, well worth a visit. The Tofino roll was particularly tasty and house sake was good value.

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Duncan, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

My husband and I went here for lunch and oh my goodness was it delicious! The sushi was so fresh, and so flavourful! The waitresses were super polite and sweet. The oceanfront view was incredible with the float planes taking off right in front of you, whale watching tours coming in, and fishing charters going back and forth! Funky atmosphere... More 

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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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