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Kuma Tofino


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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2018 Winner

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Kuma Tofino serving Japanese comfort food in a cozy environment.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Japanese, Seafood, Asian
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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All reviews ramen chicken karaage braised beef edamame eggplant rice dish snapper sashimi japanese comfort food green tea small restaurant great meal place to eat bear bowl texture
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We stopped in at Kuma for Happy Hour and were very impressed. Kuma is a small, trendy restaurant with a great Happy Hour menu including large rice bowls, some excellent finger foods, and $5 beer. We shared an excellent salmon rice bowl, which was enough...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank ShawnMac2
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

First time here after hearing a lot about it. We stopped in during Kuma hour when beers were $5 and they had some food specials. We had the chicken karaage and the salmon rice bowl. The karaage was quite good and the dip with it...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank SteveL751
Reviewed 1 week ago

In our opinion, this is the best place to have dinner in Tofino. We enjoyed Ramon, super fresh Poke, the Kimchi bowl.. We repeatedly came there, since we liked it so much. The staff was very friendly.

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank MonikaS9029
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped in for dinner and we enjoyed ourselves We sat outside with the heaters going and blankets available Good menu with Ramen and other offerings Like the overall vibe which is west coast for sure and our servers were very pleasant Food was very...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank islandrockin
Reviewed March 5, 2019

Had the best time again at Kuma - we always make sure to stop in at this cozy den of a restaurant when we are in Tofino and have never been disappointed. The bear tuna is incredible - all the subtle tastes and textures combine,...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank naveed7
Reviewed December 11, 2018

The entire menu looks delectable but I would go there strictly for the 'bear' tuna. Tuna, truffle oil, avocado -- the best combination ever! We'll continue to come back each time we are in town.

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank Dayna P
Reviewed November 6, 2018

The food smells and looks good here, but by the time they get around to your table, you might have lost your appetite.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank dmlvirgo
Reviewed October 2, 2018

The food and the service are very nice. The only negative point is that there are long wait times. We really liked the Ramen. The fried rice was also very nice but it could have more beef.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank angelamariaBarcelona
Reviewed September 6, 2018 via mobile

So, after 4 years of coming up to Tofino for my birthday we have never tried this restaurant before. The locals all told us to try this place - as it was closing at the end of the month! Boy - are we glad we...More

Date of visit: September 2018
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Reviewed August 26, 2018 via mobile

Amazing dinner here at Kuma. A line out the door til 9pm but worth the short wait. The speciality The Bear tuna is fantastic, a must! So delicious and great service.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Nicole S
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July 19, 2017|
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Response from Natkayco | Reviewed this property |
I looked on their website and it says they are open from 4:30-9:30. I don't think they open for lunch, sorry.
July 19, 2017|
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Response from Mitsumi K | Property representative |
Hi Jennifer, We are not open for lunch but our dinner service starts at 4pm with happy hour. I hope you have a chance to visit us on your visit to Tofino! Best, Mitsumi
December 28, 2016|
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Response from colin w | Reviewed this property |
Indeed they didn't take reservations - and it's a little cramped so people don't linger over their food (sliver lining and all that) - but the food is delicious so just give it a try. There are more relaxed (and reservable... More
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