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Tomokazu Japanese Restaurant
Ranked #1,424 of 4,007 Restaurants in Vancouver
Price range: $20 - $25
Cuisines: Sushi
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Dining options: Buffet, Takeout
Neighborhood: Shaughnessy
Reviewed June 19, 2012

This is not an establishment that bills themselves as a high end Sushi venue and they've kept their promise. If you want sushi that is average and for a price that is in line with your expectations, then Tomokazu is the place.
This restaurant holds some memories for us as it is where we had our first real date many years ago. We often go back because we know exactly what we are getting and because it is all-you-can-eat. This means you can play around with different items, taste-testing and know that you aren't going to be burdened with huge portions.
There is good value for what you get, but quite honestly, the owners could do a little more per the cleanliness aspect. The washrooms are always a little on the grungy side.
Service staff are okay. The waitresses have been there forever and seem to be lacking a bit of enthusiasm these days.

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Reviewed October 12, 2011

I personally like Tomokazu better than Ninkazu (sister restaurant) for the late night AYCE. The staff at Tomokazu is friendlier than the ones at Ninkazu. I think the sushi is decent for an AYCE. I love California rolls and the California rolls at Tomokazu are better than the ones made at regular restaurants.

My tip would be to make a reservation or to come right at 9:30 pm for the late night AYCE.

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Reviewed July 9, 2011

Have you ever seen a regular size sashimi in other restaurants before? Take one of those and cut it in 3 pieces and you have 1 order on the menu list. Very small portions and food is only average.

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Reviewed November 3, 2009

Went here for lunch with my toddler. We had the lunch buffet, had to add 5 bucks for unlimited salmon/tuna sashimi w/c wasn't bad. The service was great and I like the seafood motoyaki unlike in the other all you can eat restaurants. Will definitely be back to try the dinner buffet.

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Reviewed July 13, 2008

Buffet is good, price is not. Ambience is nice, location is okay.

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