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“Super!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Tommy Toy's Haute Cuisine - CLOSED

Tommy Toy's Haute Cuisine
Price range: $41 - $80
Cuisines: Chinese, Asian, French, Chilean, South American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Special occasions, Romantic, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Dining style: Fine Dining
Neighborhood: Financial District
Cross street: Washington Street
Transit: Montgomery Street Muni/Bart Station. The nearby California St. cable car line and the Sacramento, Sansome, and Kearny Street Muni bus service are also available.
Mexico City, Mexico
Level Contributor
357 reviews
211 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
“Super!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2013

What a meal! I had been in Tommy Toy's many years ago and was not sure it had maintained itself, but do not worry it is as good as ever! We just loved the tasting course and service was superb. If you order the soup just be aware that it is really hot and I do not mean spicy but scoldingly hot. Other than that, the food was amazing and service just excellent. We actually would have loved to go back but just did not have the time.
Tommy Toy's is a must for San Francisco visitors and really very well priced!

Visited December 2012
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
san francisco
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“"Delicious food, impeccable service, elegant atmosphere"”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 19, 2012

I was raised in San Francisco and have been to many Chinese restaurants over 60 years. Tommy Toy's epitomizes what a dining experience should be: delicious well presented dishes, impeccable, unobtrusive, informative staff and quiet, elegant ambience. I highly recommend this restaurant for a special occasion or for business. However, my husband I took Bart into SF from the peninsula for a special treat lunch. What a lovely experience. We thoroughly enjoyed appetizers of minced squab and calamari; tastings of lemon chicken, wok seared beef, succulent gingered flounder and vegetarian rice; peach mousse dessert with raspberry coulis for under $25 per person. This was the December Executive Luncheon special offering. Being a San Franciscan and having traveled extensively this is a reasonably priced gem of an Asian restaurant situated in the middle of the financial district within walking distance of Chinatown, downtown and the Embarcadero. The quiet elegant atmosphere lends itself to a romantic meal, a business meal or to virtually any occasion.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank shebaba
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Centreville, Virginia
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377 reviews
212 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
“Nice place but way over-priced, food was nothing special”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2012

I was here with my extended family over Thanksgiving weekend. The service was prompt and the menu was little different than I am used to. I had the vanilla shrimp, it was about $25 for about 2 slices of honey dew with 8 medium-sized shrimp plus an extra $5 for a small bowl of fried rice. I could get a similar dish for 1/2 the price at PF Changs (which we all know is also nothing special).

My other family members enjoyed their dishes but thought that the price wasn't worth it.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank scherzva
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Portland, Oregon
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84 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“Classic and classy San Francisco Chinese”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 24, 2012 via mobile

Lovely place for a holiday dinner. I'm sure there are more authentic edgy Chinese places in town but Toomy Toys is so rooted in old style it's fun for a special occasion or holiday dinner. A last minute trip to San Fran and didn't want to do traditional turkey at the hotel prompted us to make this thanksgiving dinner and it was as always elegant and a throwback to a little dressier and more formal time. Excellent service of course by guys who could do this in their sleep I'm sure, very good food albeit not the most adventurous. I think it was the same menu as years before but excellent quality, delicious soup, perfectly cooked lobster with delicious glass noodles, lamb dish was very nice but could have used a flavor boost, a little more spice. Like other classic places around for years in othe cities you go here for the experience of seeing what dining out used to be like. Enjoy a great martini at the small bar before dinner then be fully taken care of by some real professionals and sit aback and relax. It's not cheap but I like to think of it as much more like a show then just a restaurant - someday it will be gone and it will be missed.

    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank ciaolele
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San Francisco, California
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58 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Fine Chinese Dining”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2012

Tommy Toy's is a block away from Chinatown and its hustle and bustle. Don't expect greasy noodles or MSG laden food. Upscale decor. Not your normal noisy brightly lit dining room. Attentive and knowledgeble staff who all speak English and describes each meal course. We had the puff baked soup served in a coconut shell. Delicious. Main courses were shimp and beef medallions. Mouth watering. For dessert we had a fluffy mango parfait. A bit on the expensive side but food was excellently prepared and tasty so worth it. Ample parking was easy to find half a block away on the weekend evening as the financial district offices are all closed. Great choice for a special occasion where we celebrated our mother in-law's 85th birthday.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Guydon88
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