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Tough City Sushi

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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2017 Winner
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APPETIZERS & SIDES‏
3.25
Bowl of Rice
4.50
Seaweed Salad
3.95
Miso Soup w/ Tofu
Miso soup w/ fried tofu, nori & green onions
4.95
Edamame
Young green soybeans, steamed
5.50
Goma-Ae
Spinach salad
9.25
Agedashi Tofu
Deep fried‏ w/ tempura sauce
8.95
Yakitori
Chicken breast skewers
8.50
Chicken Kara-Age
Deep-fried chicken wings in spicy, teriyaki or sweet Thai sauce
8.95
Tuna Kara-Age
Deep-fried tuna in spicy, teriyaki or sweet Thai sauce
7.00
Gyoza
Pieces pan fried pork dumplings
OYSTERS
Each 2.95
6 for 17.00
Oysters
Fresh shucked Vancouver island oysters served raw on the half-shell, japanese style w/ green onion, chili daikon radish & ponzu sauce
4.95
Baked Oyster
Japanese style w/ spinach, onion & miso sauce
TEMPURA‏
8.95
Assorted Tempura
Prawns & mixed vegetables
7.95
Vegetable Tempura
11.95
Prawn Tempura
13.50
Seafood Tempura
SALADS
10.95
Grilled chicken breast +5.00
Local shrimp +5.00
Caesar Salad
16.95
Black & Blue Tataki Salad
Chef's special tataki, ahi tuna, herb encrusted, served blackened & blue rare on a bed of rice noodles, w/ mixed greens & assorted veggies
Sunomono Salad
Rice noodles, nori, & cucumber in rice vinegar & topped w/ your choice of seafood
SASHIMI‏
Beautiful pieces of raw seafood served on a bed of daikon radish
17.50
Maguro - Local Albacore Tuna
17.50
Spicy Tuna
Spicy tuna w/ spicy miso sauce
17.50
Sake - Wild Sock Eye Salmon
17.50
Maguro & Sake - Tuna & Salmon
21.50
Assorted - Chef's Choice
17.95
Salmon Nanbanzuki
Chef's special marinated wild sock eye salmon
17.95
Tuna Tataki
Lightly seared w/ ponzu sauce, garlic, ginger, & chili sauce
NIGIRI
A generous individual portion of fish, shellfish or roe draped on rice
2.95
Fish
Shellfish
Roe draped on rice
Sake - Sock Eye Salmon
2.95
Fish
Shellfish
Roe draped on rice
Hokki - Surf Clam
2.95
Fish
Shellfish
Roe draped on rice
Maguro - Albacore Tuna
2.75
Fish
Shellfish
Roe draped on rice
Masago - Smelt Roe
3.50
Fish
Shellfish
Roe draped on rice
Toro - Tuna Belly
2.95
Fish
Shellfish
Roe draped on rice
Tobiko - Flying Fish Roe
2.95
Fish
Shellfish
Roe draped on rice
Tai - Snapper
3.75
Fish
Shellfish
Roe draped on rice
Ikura - Salmon Roe
2.75
Fish
Shellfish
Roe draped on rice
Saba - Mackerel
SUSHI ROLLS‏
Raw seafood rolled w/ rice in nori (seaweed)
4.25
Cucumber Roll
4.50
Avocado Roll
4.50
Cucumber Avocado Roll
4.95
Tuna Roll
Local albacore tuna
4.95
Salmon Roll
Wild sock eye salmon
6.50
Seared Tuna Roll
Tuna, green onion & garlic
6.50
Negitoro Roll
Tuna belly & green onion
6.25
Spicy Tuna Roll
Chopped tuna w/ green onions, cucumber & chili
7.25
Spicy Scallop Roll
Wild scallop, cucumber, masago, mayo & chili
TEMPURA ROLLS
Battered & deep-fried fish & shellfish rolled w/ rice in nori
10.75
Dynamite Roll
Prawn tempura,‏ avocado, cucumber & masago
12.25
Spider Roll
Soft shell crab, avocado, cucumber & masago
9.95
Unagi Roll
Smoked eel tempura, cucumber & sweet sauce
9.25
Salmon & Salmon Roll
Salmon & salmon skin tempura, cucumber & sweet sauce
8.95
Spicy Veggie Roll
Tempura asparagus, spinach, cucumber, avocado topped w/ chili sauce
11.50
Tough Tuna Roll
Smoked tuna w/ tempura asparagus, cucumber, avocado & teriyaki sauce
10.75
New Wave Roll
Shrimp & avocado roll topped w/ tempura scallop
12.75
Beachcomber Roll
Salmon, avocado, cucumber & tempura scallop or unagi
12.75
Zeppelin Roll
Smoked tuna, tempura scallop, cucumber, avocado & spicy mayo
PLATTERS‏
If you would like freshly shucked dungeness crab in the california rolls add 5.00
15.25
Shucked dungeness crab in the california rolls +5.00
Maki Platter
Pieces includes tuna roll, salmon roll & california roll
19.95
Shucked dungeness crab in the california rolls +5.00
Spice Platter
Spicy scallop roll, spicy tuna roll & spicy california roll
18.75
Shucked dungeness crab in the california rolls +5.00
Cooked Platter
California roll, shrimp avocado roll, BBQ salmon skin roll
14.75
Shucked dungeness crab in the california rolls +5.00
Veggie Platter
Avocado roll, cucumber roll, tempura yam roll
23.95
Shucked dungeness crab in the california rolls +5.00
Chirashi Bowl
Fresh fillet of tuna, salmon, octopus, snapper, amaebi, hokkigai, & tamago on a bed of rice & daikon radish
DINNERS TERIYAKI
Served w/ rice or noodles, assorted vegetables, & teriyaki sauce or not
25.00
With teriyaki sauce
Without teriyaki sauce
Wild Spring Salmon
23.00
With teriyaki sauce
Without teriyaki sauce
Chicken Breast
26.00
With teriyaki sauce
Without teriyaki sauce
Ahi Tuna
Our delicious sushi bar!
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
CUISINES
Japanese, Seafood, Sushi, Asian
FEATURES
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Tough city sushi is a popular restaurant, but you’re spinning the roulette wheel when you go there! We’ve been 20 times in 10 years, and twice got food poisoning. I have out of town clients who had to cancel their appointments with me because they...More

Date of visit: August 2018
4  Thank WckV3555FO
toughcitysushi, Owner at Tough City Sushi, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We are the owners of Tough City Sushi and we are very upset about your very negative and erroneous review of our restaurant. After having been in business for 18 years we have never had a case of food poisoning. You seem to know at...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had met “crazy Rob”, the owner, a few days later when he incited is down to watch him feed the eagles. What a character! We decided to check out the restaurant and we’re so glad we did! Like most of Tofino, you’re not going...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank jasperspoo
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place has good sushi and a great view of the harbour. Prices are higher than somewhere like Vancouver but that’s Tofino and the sushi is worth it!!! You can sit inside or out and the decorations and setting is very cool. Sit outside and...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank CameronF0478
Reviewed November 6, 2018

My wife and I had the pleasure of having lunch at Tough City. Great sushi! Friendly staff! Awesome view of the harbour and mountains. Highly recommended!!!

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Aaron M
Reviewed October 15, 2018 via mobile

Crazy Ron is the man, he greeted us with open arms. The Food was delicious and creative. Service was on point and we loved the decor. Lots to look at.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Jenni M
Reviewed September 23, 2018

This is a gem, a great Japanese restaurant by the sea with a big patio. The sashimi and sushi are to die for! everything is so fresh that it melts in your mouth... I've noticed two Japanese cooks/chefs work there, and it's reasonably priced for...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Nihad K
Reviewed September 13, 2018

My wife and I both enjoy Japanese food and were not disappointed with what we ordered. The Sushi was as good as we get back at home and the price was reasonable. Would be happy to go there again.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Terry M
Reviewed September 1, 2018

We had an order of oysters, the tuna and wild salmon sashimi, and an order of their Tofino roll. Salmon was fresh and delicious, and their Tofino roll was a great seafood medley. Overall my partner and I were pretty happy with our experience.

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank Kristy C
Reviewed August 29, 2018

We walked in and while waiting at the "wait to be seated" sign we could here an employee around the corner talking about something in a heated voice and eventually she came around the corner to greet us. After ordering our food and people watching...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank taylorhiggins3
Reviewed August 23, 2018

Took a bit to get seated, but food was great. Was filled with screaming kids this go around. Watch for the owner Crazy Ron and bend his ear. Interesting fellow.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank jonrD9035KU
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Response from jdagasso | Reviewed this property |
Smiling budda roll is my favourite and I get it every time I go there, but it is very expensive for one roll
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