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Tombo Grille

4517 Forest Dr, Ste F, Columbia, SC 29206-3123
803-782-9665
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Ranked #18 of 824 restaurants in Columbia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $11 - $25
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Gamewell Drive
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English first
Dallas, Texas
Top Contributor
101 reviews 101 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Great food and Jake did a superb job on a busy night taking care of our table. Others worked with him to give super service. Drinks were refreshed and the food was great. This was my second visit and it was worth the drive from downtown to have such a great meal.

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Columbia, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

The food is amazing and fresh. It has a cozy and intimate feel. Alexis was my server and she was excellent, very funny and fast (and a hottie). It's my favorite place in Columbia and will be back next Monday for their $9 burger and beer special!

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Columbia, South Carolina
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

Tombo is by far one of the best dining experiences in Columbia and the creativity in every dish is evident in every bite. I started with the Bourbon Braised Short Ribs over fried risotto and it fell apart beautifully then had the Seared Scottish salmon over a jasmine rice sautee which they top with fried capers. The added texture was... More

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Columbia, South Carolina
Top Contributor
146 reviews 146 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

Tombo Grille is a nearby neighborhood restaurant which I've been to several times, but not in the last 2 years. I went again mid-January 2014 with spouse and 2 other couples (6 total). The service was very efficient – our waiter – Alderman - was quick, informative on how the meals were prepared and friendly. The atmosphere is pleasant- quiet... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

When we dined last week at Tombo's Grille, we had a meal that was delicious! Evey time we go there, the food is consistently wonderful, the drinks well served, and the atmosphere FUN. It is a place where we know we can count on good food, good friends, good times!

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Columbia, South Carolina
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

Tombo never disappoints! This neighborhood restaurant features a familiar yet ecclectic menu that has a little something for everyone's palate. my Friday night meal consisted of the Oyster Appetizer,,a dozen lightly dusted fried flavorful oysters accompanied by 2 delicious dipping sauces, my favorite lettuce wedge with their homemade dressing dripping over the crisp wedge and fresh local bacon crumbled to... More

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Columbia, South Carolina
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

I went out for dinner at Tombo and I got the Duck Breast based on the recommendation of the staff. It was the most delicious meal I've had in a long time. The food was cooked perfectly and the service was top-notch. I recommend it to all of my friends.

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Columbia, South Carolina
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61 reviews 61 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013 via mobile

I chose Tombo for my birthday dinner out with girlfriends. I had steak which was very well prepared and beautifully presented. My three friends had trouble finding something they liked on the menu so two ended up with a burger they didn't finish and the third ordered a salad with chicken added. It came last and without the chicken. They... More

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46 reviews 46 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

I would have given this place five stars but for the ridiculously loud live band that was performing the night we dined here. You literally had to yell at the others in your party to make yourself heard over the din. Otherwise, the food was great, the service attentive and the prices affordable. They have nightly specials that include various... More

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Cumming, Georgia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013 via mobile

We visited this restaurant for the first time tonight 8/31/13 based on tripadvisor reviews. We made a reservation and they had our table ready with waters and menus, which was great. The ambience... Not great. 90's interior and very bright. We had a table of 5. My husband had the Cornish hen (highly recommended by server ) and I had... More

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