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“Disappointed service” 2 of 5 bubbles
Review of Tomi Japanese Seafood Buffet

Tomi Japanese Seafood Buffet
Ranked #124 of 2,143 Restaurants in San Jose
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Good for: Large groups, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
San Jose, California
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75 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Disappointed service”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 26, 2013 via mobile

We came to Tomi this evening with a big family gathering. The service was almost non existent at our corner table. We were never offered any drinks and we stacked up about 8-10 dishes until somebody finally came by to pick them up. At that time I was able to ask for a glass if water.

The restroom are not very clean and the kitchen was a bit smelly... The food was ok, but I think the quality was down a few notches from my past visits.

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Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Japanese first
  • Any
English first
Walnut, California
Level Contributor
129 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Superb Sushi and Sashimi, Great Value”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2013

I have been to many seafood buffet restaurants, including those in Las Vegas & Laughlin. This has to be one of the best. There are the usual variety of sashimi and sushi, including one from the tilapia, that I have never had. It was delicious. The salmon sashimi was also fresh and good. The variety of seafood was enormous, including, Alaskan king crab, several variety of clams, oyster, fish. There was a Chinese dish made of lobster & northern crab. In addition, there also were several varieties of the Chinese dim sum plus many hot Asian dishes of meat & chicken, and several hot soup and the usual vegetable and cold salad. To top meal off, there is not better several scoop of good ice cream & fresh fruit.

I recommend that, if you decide to try this restaurant, call ahead and make a reservation. We did not have to wait long, because of the reservation. I have been told that people have waited over 2 hours on the weekends.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Chicago, Illinois
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52 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Disappointing”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2013

After seeing the positive reviews here, I thought I would take a visit to Tomi's Japenese Seafood Buffet and have to say I was extremely disappointed.

The food was average at best and the Sushi quality was poor. As someone that loves Seafood and Sushi, I couldn't have been disappointed enough.

The only saving grace and why it got 2 points was the waiting staff were good, area was cleaning and seating was prompt.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Davis, California, USA
1 review
“Super fresh salmon sashimi!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2013

Love the sashimi here, super fresh and yummy! Never had enough! Waiting time is usually 30 min-1 hour during the weekend, but it is worth the time.

Visited October 2013
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San Jose, CA
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64 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Worth the wait and cost”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2013

This is a good buffet restaurant with many choices, and good food. It's worth the wait and cost. plus, you can always roam the mall while you wait for your number to be called. it is crowded and noisy, but I don't mind.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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