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1063 E El Camino Real, Sunnyvale, CA 94087-3755
408-244-7311
Today
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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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

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  • 9
    Excellent
  • 19
    Very good
  • 1
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  • 0
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  • 0
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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
My Review of Tanto Japanese

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
James V
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Campbell, California
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Campbell, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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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35 reviews 35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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2 reviews
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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
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 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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3 restaurant reviews
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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39 reviews 39 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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52 reviews 52 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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72 reviews 72 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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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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