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Tanto Japanese Restaurant

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1063 E El Camino Real, Sunnyvale, CA 94087-3755
408-244-7311
Monday
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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

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  • 8
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  • 18
    Very good
  • 1
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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
Most recent review
Great Japanese Izakaya (Tapas food)

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 16, 2014
Brian L
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27 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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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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28 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 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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40 reviews 40 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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51 reviews 51 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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37 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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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
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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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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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Restaurant Details

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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