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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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Vancouver, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

We came here looking for a good quick lunch on a somewhat rainy day. We did not expect much from this place on the outside but gave it a try. The owner makes you feel like you are family. He came around and said hi and chatted to everyone. We watched him later feed the birds down at the dock.... More

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Stanwood, Washington
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

We sat out on the deck and had an amazing sushi dinner served by an exceptionally sweet waitress! Worth going to! Big portions and great taste!

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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
Top Contributor
135 reviews 135 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 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 B&B? Outdated Coffee place?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
8 helpful votes 8 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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90 reviews 90 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
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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