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Av 12 De Octubre 1820 Y Luis | Swissotel, Quito, Ecuador
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  • 78
    Excellent
  • 25
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 5
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  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Not completely authentic but great

If you have ever had real pizza in Italy, hawaiian pizza is not authentic, but good nonetheless. It's the same with Tanoshii. If you've ever had authentic sushi in Japan, this isn't exactly great. But it is very good nonetheless. The ambiance is lovely. The sushi chef was great. The fare was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 25, 2015
Judith S
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Incline Village, Nevada
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  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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121 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Incline Village, Nevada
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58 reviews 58 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

If you have ever had real pizza in Italy, hawaiian pizza is not authentic, but good nonetheless. It's the same with Tanoshii. If you've ever had authentic sushi in Japan, this isn't exactly great. But it is very good nonetheless. The ambiance is lovely. The sushi chef was great. The fare was on the creative side as sushi goes, but... More 

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Bahia de Caraquez, Ecuador
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113 reviews 113 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Like the underwhelmed we came here because of the reviews onTA. But both my wife and I said 5 stars no way. The sushi was just mediocre at best. We had much better Sushi at Noe's. Service was good and the presentation was very nice. If they could only bring the Sushi up a few notches.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

We picked this restaurant hoping to have great sushi in Quito. The reviews we read were pretty convincing. Unfortunately, we felt let down. The service was excellent, but the food left much to be desired. Of the sashimi plate, only the red/white tuna felt fresh; the shrimp were overcooked and the salmon wasn't great. (That said, the tuna maki roll... More 

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Oklahoma
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234 reviews 234 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Our party of nine was accommodated late (10pm-ish). My husband and I had sushi (one with fried shrimp & tuna, the other w/grilled shrimp, tuna and topped with sweet potato strings). Other than they were a little large to pop the whole piece in your mouth, they were great! The portions were all very generous. We could easily have shared... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

first of all, i'm a asian person and used to work sushibar for a while. i can't believe my eyes.. most of reviewers loved this place... i am telling you, this is the worst sushi ever i ve had. i know everyone has different taste of food. but considering that, this restaurant is way too much overestimated i think.. best... More 

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Ibarra, Ecuador
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

This is the closest to real Japanese food found Quito. The food is delicious, the atmosphere is great.. I highly recommend Tanoshii for sushi and Japanese food lovers

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Puerto Cayo, Ecuador
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55 reviews 55 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

Our hotel recommended Tanoshii over Restaurant Sake when we told them we wanted sushi and we were not disappointed. Located in New Town inside the Swissotel, the restaurant is very elegant but low key. There were 4 of us so we had a vast range os sashimi and rolls and all were very good. Since one of our group does... More 

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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

My wife and I frequent tanoshi, at least once a month, but sometimes more. On valentines day (a holiday not widely celebrated in Ecuador) we went at 630 PM only to find we needed a reservation to eat there. The restaurant was completely empty, because everyone had later reservations. As a house manager, you would think they would figure this... More 

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Quito, Ecuador
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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

If you're going to eat sushi out in Quito, this is one of the better restaurants to choose. The fish is fresh, the rice authentically prepared (not mushy), and the atmosphere is pleasant. The combinations are unique and the sauces tend to the sweet side. My recommendation comes with a caveat: Why would you be eating sushi in a city... More 

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Kitchener, Canada
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31 reviews 31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

We celebrated with friends at this restaurant. It was difficult to order as the waiter did not know English and we didn't know much Spanish. The food was very tasty.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Av 12 De Octubre 1820 Y Luis | Swissotel, Quito, Ecuador
  • Location: South America  >  Ecuador  >  Pichincha Province  >  Quito

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi

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