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Tanto Japanese Restaurant

1063 E El Camino Real, Sunnyvale, CA 94087-3755
408-244-7311
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Ranked #19 of 327 restaurants in Sunnyvale
Cuisines: Japanese
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  • English first
  • Japanese first
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English first
San Francisco, California
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33 reviews 33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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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47 reviews 47 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
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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58 reviews 58 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
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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3 reviews 3 reviews
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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013

I have been to Tokyo before and I must say this brought back some memories from there. Great food! The sashimi was amazing, soup also, even the duck. BUT the deserts were a disappointing, I ordered the rice cake with ice cream but it was more of a huge ice cream with a bit of rice cakes... very far from... More

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Santa Clara, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

I love their special ice cream. What's best for me is that they close at 11pm every day except for Monday.

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Sacramento, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

I was staying within walking distance to Tanto while on a business trip and decided to give it a go. Although we arrived late on a weeknight (8:00 pm ish) the place was packed. We waited about 20 min for a table. The restaurant is on the smaller side, thus the wait for our table, but well worth the wait!... More

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singapore
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

You need to make reservations here if you do not want a wait. There is a queue here every night and the wait is anywhere from 30 mins to 45 mins if you do not make reservations. I would rate the Japanese food here better than others I have tasted from Santa Clara to Palo Alto. The sashimi moriawase is... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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57 reviews 57 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013

I was staying at the Best Western a block away and walked over on a whim to this strip mall spot, It was really bustling inside but I was early and seated immediately. I'm not much of a Japanese foodie and the menu was a little different than I am used to. Since I did not see some of my... More

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Tustin, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2013

Quality of the sashimi was less than I had hoped but good nonetheless. Humble features on the outside but nice work with the interior design within the restaurant.

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