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1063 E El Camino Real, Sunnyvale, CA 94087-3755
408-244-7311
Today
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Fri 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat - Sun 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Highly recommended

Excellent food and service. Went here with a business group of 18, and all the feedback I received from my colleagues was positive. Tanto features a broad choice of sushi and traditional Japanese cooked meals. Service was stellar given the number of people being served simultaneously. Food and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 9, 2015
Cherry_Wonderdog
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Acton, Massachusetts
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Acton, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Excellent food and service. Went here with a business group of 18, and all the feedback I received from my colleagues was positive. Tanto features a broad choice of sushi and traditional Japanese cooked meals. Service was stellar given the number of people being served simultaneously. Food and drinks arrived promptly and at the right temperature. The menu is entertaining... More 

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Campbell, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

On the evening of April 11,2015 I had dinner at Tanto Japanese Restaurant. Tanto Japanese is found in a infancy building in a strip mall. Inside Tanto there is not much ambience to write about. Tanto is a wildly popular and busy restaurant, one that you will need to make reservations at even at 6:00pm they open and when you... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 via mobile

went here this week and two times before with friends. Tanto offers lunch and dinner. To make things easy the have specials that cover a variety of tastes their kitchen offers. Like Japanese tapas. The place if often crowded but i never had to wait for long and it's worth the wait.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

Pros: Great unique dishes not usually found at Japanese restaurants. The beef tongue and eel fried rice were delicious Cons: Steep price

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Mountain View, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Different style of Japanese food; I'm most fond of your bento box and sushi rolls and sashimi. Here you will get an array of choices from grilled to stewed to different appetizers and sides.Enjoyed the Eel Rice, the duck, and the generous plating of three slices of six different sashimi. Liked but didn't love the fat pork and the rice... More 

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Santa Clara, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

small place, get crowded right after they open. But the food is excellent, worth the waiting! Best izkaya place in south bay!

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Pros: Service is fast Food portions are great Sashimi salad is delicious Crispy rice balls are good Beef tongue is good Uni Yakemeshi is good Quality is consistent Nagasaki pork is delicious Cons: Long wait if you don't have a reservation (highly recommended) Needs to be open longer A little cramped Soups are not consistent Not good for large groups... More 

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

The food are not inexpensive but very delicious, all well made. It was worth an experience. Four of us spent about $100 including tips and taxes for dinner. 1. Call to make reservation ahead of time, or start to wait in line when the restaurant is about to open. 2. Sushi could not fill our stomach. Their rice cake is... More 

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Santa Clara, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

Solid place for izakaya. On the scale of innovativeness, Tanto is middle of the road. There aren't many outrageous fusion dishes like Gochi. Yet, it is not nearly as traditional as Hoshi. I enjoyed most I have tried at Tanto. Food is decent for the price. Restaurant is quite small but strangely didn't have an intimate late night drinking place... More 

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Santa Clara, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

My husband and I went here for my b-day. The food was amazing. We had onigiri (rice ball) and it was so delicious. My husband had Unagi Don and it was great. Perfectly seasoned and big portion. All I can say is the food was terrific and the price drives great value.

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Additional Information about Tanto Japanese Restaurant

Address: 1063 E El Camino Real, Sunnyvale, CA 94087-3755
Phone Number: 408-244-7311
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Sunnyvale
Open Hours:
Sunday 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 1:30 pm  6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 1:30 pm  6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 1:30 pm  6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 1:30 pm  6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cuisine: Japanese

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1063 E El Camino Real, Sunnyvale, CA 94087-3755
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Sunnyvale
  • Phone Number: 408-244-7311

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Japanese
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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