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Tojo's Restaurant

#204 of 2,843 Restaurants in Vancouver
Certificate of Excellence
Neighborhood:
Shaughnessy
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Pacific Rim
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1133 Broadway W, Vancouver, British Columbia V6H 1G1, Canada
604-872-8050
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5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Boston, Massachusetts
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34 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

If you can't make it to travel to Japan, please come here and have a authentic Japanese experience. From service to food this is truly revisiting Japan for my wife and me (actually we talked in dinner to go back to Japan!). In case you have been to Japan and miss it, come here and you will remember all your... More 

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Thank Abel A
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39 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked Tojo's for our special meal in Vancouver. My kids are usually fine with Sushi, but it was very pure play delicous but the kids were not convinced meaning it was all a little stressful. The food was brilliant and the man himself was there, I couldn't fault the service just was extra expensive with kids there and as... More 

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Thank Liam M
New York
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35 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My boyfriend and I came here on a recommendation from a friend (it's about 15-25 minutes by train from downtown, depending on where you're coming from). We hear that Chef Tojo invented the California Roll, and it's gotten a lot of local culinary awards, so we wanted to try it. The sushi was good, but it wasn't outstanding, and the... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I've been coming to Tojo for years every time I travel to Vancouver from Sydney. We eat lots of Japanese in Australia, every day in fact, but there is no better. Authentic. Innovative. Friendly. I can find no fault.

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Thank Gary L
Winnipeg, Canada
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57 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Yes. It's expensive. If your idea of Sushi is a bento box from your local grocery store for $9 you're probably going to be upset. If you like all you can eat sushi, you're going to be upset. If you think all California rolls are the same - you're going to be upset. If you are looking for something different,... More 

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Chattanooga, TN
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102 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016

We were looking for something upscale for Japanese food and were disappointed. The place was very downscale, almost diner-isa inside. Our particular waiter was hard to understand and certainly did not understand us! Food came out at all different times and many times I had food and my wife had none - and we just were not able to get... More 

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vermont
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268 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016

Yes people will say its overrated, no locals would ever go there, its too expensive (It is). But if you are in Vancouver just go, it will be the best sushi experience you have ever had. It is a once in a lifetime experience to go where one of the early pioneers of Japanese food started. Just do it!

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Vernon, Canada
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229 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016 via mobile

Are you kidding me? We had such high expectations for our visit. It faltered on so many levels. The atmosphere in there was dead. The place was packed but there was no life. For a place with such a famous owner, you would think that his character would carry the night. Nothing. The value proposition on the menu is beyond... More 

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Nova Scotia, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I ate at Tojo's on June 29th. We were impressed. Service was great food was excellent. And we got to meet Tojo and have our picture taken with him. Was a great night. Be aware it is a costly night though!

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Kuwait City, Kuwait
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118 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016 via mobile

Words are not enough to describe the excellence of food in this restaurant. It is by far the best Japanese food. The creativeness, uniqueness in presentation and amalgamation of tastes makes this a culinary experience like no other. Highly recommended.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Pacific Rim
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1133 Broadway W, Vancouver, British Columbia V6H 1G1, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver>  > Shaughnessy
  • Neighborhood: Shaughnessy
  • Phone Number: 604-872-8050

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Staying in Shaughnessy

Neighborhood Profile
Shaughnessy
Residential neighbourhood to the ultra-wealthy, the gorgeous manor houses centred around The Crescent area are a fabled sight to behold. Shaughnessy is Vancouver's most verdant plotted neighbourhood, and its tree-lined streets, walking routes, bike trails, and charming public parks make for an ideal location to spend and afternoon communing with nature. Consequently, it is also the botanical centre of the city, featuring conservatories and an expansive Botanical Garden, taming and sculpting the wild into seasonal viewing areas and enchanting landscapes. Quiet, elegant Shaughnessy excels at providing the Three Gs: Gardens, Golfing, and Galleries.