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“Toshi's delicious quality is a wonderful addition to our town.”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Toshi's Sushi

Toshi's Sushi
Ranked #29 of 90 Restaurants in Atascadero
Cuisines: Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Atascadero, California
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12 reviews
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“Toshi's delicious quality is a wonderful addition to our town.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2010

Toshi’s Sushi
5735 El Camino Real, Atascadero CA

What a wonderful surprise! Just when I was complaining to our friend and Mayor, Roberta Fonzi, that there were not enough good ethnic restaurants in our beloved Atascadero (sometimes called ‘the drive-in capitol’ of the Central Coast) we noticed that Toshi’s was open on El Camino Real and tried it that night. Toshi’s owner, John Jang, had the same-named restaurant in San Luis Obispo and opened in Atascadero about 4 months ago, their loss is our gain. We sat at the Sushi bar and John Jang served us numerous delights, producing fabulous and fresh Sushi bites after our discussion with him about what he would recommend on that particular evening. He respected our budget limits and recognized that we were happy to experience the pure stuff. He let us order ‘Japanese style’, only ordering the next item after savoring the previous one.
We drank the house hot sake, which was excellent, but many other choices are available. We tested the kitchen by ordering shrimp tempura (asking for it crispy….which may not have been necessary). The tempura was heavenly, light, hot, crispy and with no oil seemingly clinging to it.
Toshi’s was excellent and we will return for more (as we do occasionally to the wonderful Goshi’s in Paso Robles). The service from the waitresses and our Sushi chef could not have been better. The decor seemed very appropriate for a Japanese restaurant.
Our only suggestions would be that Toshi's begin the custom of giving hot little towels to guests before they eat, and having some Japanese music to hear or see on the HDTV (instead of sports......but that's probably asking for too much!).

We have been eating Japanese food for over 45 years in California, the East Coast and in Japan. We look for freshness, good value and as little ‘Americanization’ and distortion of the original Japanese cuisine and style as is possible. We will continue to try new restaurants in Atascadero with high hopes.

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“Food is ok but service is, well there is no service”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 13, 2009

My wife and I have eaten here twice and the second time will be our last time, from the time we walked in we stood arround for about 5 minutes before we were offered the table that was in the door way when there were spots at the bar which she let us sit down at, at this time were thrown two menu's and asked if we wanted anythign to drink, we asked for tea and to be able to look at the menu anf that we would order some oher drinks, 15 minuts later after we listend to the staff shouting across the dineing room at each other and with the guys behind the bar we were asked what we wanted to eat, we gave our order and said that is what we would start with and before I could say anythign else the girl was gone and I was not able to order drinks, 15 minutes later we see our food come up and the buss girl took one roll to another table and then the chef handed us the other roll. After a few minutes we still only had one roll and I had to get up to ask the girl if our other roll was comming she said that we only ordered one, at which time we got up and walked out, something I have never done in a restaurant before, we then went to paso to goshi's and had an wonderfll meal, now that there is Kai Lana's sushi in atascadero don't waste your time and drive up to Kai lana's

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“GENEROUS PORTIONS -- GREAT SERVICE -- FRESH & CLEAN”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 8, 2009

Delicious, large portions and very attentive waiters. My daughter age 22, son age 12 and myself, age 55 had a late lunch yesterday at Toshi's. The menu has plates for lunch with prices $7.00 to about $9.00 max. The plates include a large amount of white rice, and the choice of chicken, beef, shrimp, etc. They do not include soup or the little pickled cabbage salad most Japanese restaurants serve. I think the amount of food on the plates though was really generous. We had Kashi breaded shrimp, Kashi chicken, chicken curry, and chicken teriaki. We also ordered a California Roll plate which was only $4.00 and included about 10 rolls. They were great. My son had never had them and actually loved the CA rolls. They also have many sauces you can request -- spicy mayo., teriaki, sesami, and more. The restaurant is small but has enough tables, a large sushi bar, nice lighting, and also some small outside tables as well. We all had the green tea ice cream for desert and t he portion size was large. It was topped with some whipped cream and some dark chocolate for $4.00 each. The green tea was served in your own pottery pot and was good & not bitter. Toshi's is a great addition to the up & coming downtown Colony area. It is 1 block north of the Carlton Hotel on El Camino Real. I could not find a URL for the restaurant. There is another Toshi's in San Luis Obispo, 25 miles south of Atascadero on Route 101.

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