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Kissa Tanto


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Certificate of Excellence2018 - 2019 Winner

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Italian, Japanese, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options

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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Italian, Japanese
Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service
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Reviewed yesterday

Walking from West Pender to Kissa Tanto on East Pender you may at some stage fear that your choice of restaurant may not be as good as you thought, but no worries This is an excellent, fairly informal restaurant with an interesting menu and pleasant...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank Reinier L
Reviewed yesterday

Everything you have heard about Kissa Tanto is true. This place is exceptional - from the decor to the atmosphere to the food to the service. Everything was top notch. Well done to their whole team.

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank Kyle J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went with 4 friends on a Tuesday night. Service was exceptional and the food was really tasty. Slightly too expensive for overall quality. Don't get the eggplant as it's skin is too tough and chewy. Whole fish is literally just the fish deep fried, no...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank Postcard120
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We loved Kissa Tanto! Expectations were high. We experienced creative food with delicious flavours, inviting atmosphere, exceptional service. Our waitress, Belinda, was knowledgeable and helpful. The service was sequenced beautifully. Even though the seating was close, we felt we were in our own space. People...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank fundraiserbeth
Reviewed May 9, 2019 via mobile

Hubby and I popped into this super stylish bar/restaurant for a night cap. We sat at the beautiful bar and had two fabulous cocktails - hubby enjoyed a superbly done classic, the Singapore Sling. I had a sublime concoction of amaretto & plum wine (called...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank Scrat718
Reviewed May 8, 2019

I was brought here for dinner for my birthday, and what a delight it turned out to be. Great concept (Italian and Japanese cuisines can work together), the cocktails were great too.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank sfinnxxx
Reviewed April 20, 2019

Located in a converted China Town restaurant, the food is Italian-Japanese fusion, which works oddly well. The food is excellent, the service perfect. It's a bit on the expensive side, but well worth it. Interesting cocktail selections, excellent wine list. Resos recommended. Well worth a...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Mark W
Reviewed April 14, 2019 via mobile

Went because it was highly recommended and it did not disappoint. Everything was fantastic...service, food, drinks and did I say service! We had the fried stuffed olives, fried oysters, fish crudo, gnocchi fritto, pork croquettes, forgot name of the pasta dish but all great. Drinks,...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank museme2017
Reviewed April 10, 2019 via mobile

A friend mentioned this restaurant, and I have never heard of it before. But upon further investigation, found out it was one of the best restaurants in Vancouver and very difficult to get a reservation at. I was able to get a room reservation on...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Familytravel70
Reviewed March 24, 2019 via mobile

A beautiful restaurant, great atmosphere. We sat at the bar had some very unique and delicious drinks from the bar menu. The bartender was fantastic and a pro at what he does. The food was even better than we expected, everything tastes unique and flavourful...More

Date of visit: February 2019
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With the recent exodus of massive new building
projects hitting the neighbourhood, Chinatown; which
has always been one of the city's most vibrant areas;
is even more buzzing and buoyant than ever before.
Playing host to some of the city's best pan-Asian
cuisine, from fusion food to traditional home-cooking,
Chinatown has remained faithful to its roots as a
space which clambers with shop signs and welcomes
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May 8, 2017|
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Response from ChefsCompanion | Reviewed this property |
So sorry I didn't see your question earlier.... I hope you had a great time!! I probably would have recommended a dress or jeans and a cool top. It is a bit more fashionable there than most places.
November 12, 2016|
Response from Garry L | Reviewed this property |
Yes for sure, they are vegan friendly
November 12, 2016|
Response from Garry L | Reviewed this property |
Yes they most certainly have gluten free options.
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