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“Stunning architecture, Fair food”

Tori Tori Temistocles
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Ranked #166 of 4,236 Restaurants in Mexico City
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $25 - $200
Cuisines: Japanese, Sushi, Asian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Bar scene, Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Valet Parking, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Polanco
Cross street: Campos Eliseos y Newton
London
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57 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
“Stunning architecture, Fair food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 14, 2013

The architecture is interesting and quite stunning. Mr Rojkind's style comes out quite nicely here. However, you will only get to enjoy the views if you're sitting in the (rather small) patio outside. If you're inside, you won't get to see much. Sushi is good, some say the best in Mexico City. I found it well prepared but lacking creativity, a bit misaligned with the architecture of the place. Menus are over-sized, barely fit on the table. This place is also hard to find, but well it can afford to be hard to find and adds to the coolness factor. Just make sure you don't end up at the other one, which on the contrary is quite traditional.

Visited January 2013
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  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Mexico City
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378 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 173 helpful votes
“Interesting architecture”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 10, 2013

The architecture by M Rojkind is really great. It is much better to sit outside as you can enjoy the architecture and the green vertical garden. The interior part is too dark. Food is very good, dragon roll is excellent.

Visited February 2013
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Mexico City, Mexico
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“one of the best sushi options”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2013

Great quality of ingredients, you might want to make a reservation as it is a recognized and popular place.

Visited October 2012
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New York City, New York
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15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Excellent”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2013 via mobile

The best sushi place in Mexico. The freshness of the food is the true secret of this place. You can't get tired of this place. Very expensive, but worth it.

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Barcelona, Spain
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23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Exclusivity ambience, good food, overpriced bill.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2012

It is definitely an interesting experience. The building is an authentic architectural treat, and I particularly recommend the "Salón de Thè", which is more intimate and has the best indoor atmosphere of the place, with a garden-wall and a roof-window to see the sky.
The service is everything you would expect. The food was very good, yet not extraordinary, and I did notice this is the first Japanese restaurant I go in which they serve a single piece of nigiri in every order (even if the price would let you assume they would serve the usual two bites per order I have always seen)... I guess its a statement of exclusivity they could save the customer: it would still be as nice with reasonably larger portions.
The bill was excessive for sure, but our experience was an overall positive and we were pretty happy with it as a whole.

  • Visited November 2012
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