Address: 202 - 777 W. Broadway, Vancouver, B.C.
Phone: (604) 872-8050/51
Fax: (604) 872-8060
Opened: Dinner Mon-Sat
Reviews: "One of Vancouver´s best, if not the best. The menu includes ´Omakase´ where you set the price and the chef selects the items (minimum Cdn $ 35 per person). It is always a great selection and always enough to fill you up. Specialties include Tojo´s Tuna, Rainbow roll, Alaska black cod, etc."
"Located in the upperfloor of an office building you have a spectacular view of the city. Upon entering you are greeted nicely by an old lady in a kimono. The walls are covered with autographed photos of celebrities like Bryan Adams. The food is of high standard, the service tends to be instructive on the negative side (its ok if you don´t know the Japanese cuisine, but annoying if the waiter wants to talk you out of something you really want). They also try to talk you into the set menus (If you are new to the Japanese food, alright, otherwise you better ask for specials or stick to the menu). The menu offers all the goodies from the Japanese kitchen in high quality. Tuna tataki (a huge piece of excellent sliced tuna with grated homemade ginger, green onions and radish) was so good, we ordered it as a starter and dessert. They also offer it either as sliced or cubed. Una-Jiu (eel on rice) is an excellent dish for all you eel lovers. The special beef are thin slices of beef wrapped around tiger prawns and green onions. They offer many different rolls like the B.C.Roll (a salmon skin roll), or the Tojo Maki, which they offer since 1974 (fresh crabmeat, egg,spinach and avocado) or the Anakyu (eel and cucumber roll). Sushi prices range from $1.50 to 3.25 (maguro and toro). For Akami (red tuna) Amaebi and Uni you have to pay daily prices. Their selection of sake is good. The cold one is served in a chilled bamboo cane, which looks nice. The service is good even though they missed an order. At the end of our dinner they tried to get rid of us. Without asking they presented the bill, even though we would have wanted a dessert and were talking to a nice couple at the other table. Tojo´s serves great food but I´d rather go to Yoshi on Denman. The atmosphere is much more relaxed and the food and service are even better."
- THE SUSHI WORLD GUIDE CREW [August 24th 1999]
"People come from across North America to taste Hidekazu Tojo's work. Tojo's is often referred to as the best, and one of the most expensive, Japanese restaurant in the NorthWest. There's another way to look at it: of the handful of 5-star restaurants in the Vancouver area, Tojo's is, by a large margin, the least inexpensive. If you're looking for a superlative experience at table, Tojo's "omakase" is an incredible bargain."
- Paul Belserene (email@example.com)[August 7th 2000]
" The thing with Tojo's is that you have to be prepared to eat sushi there. Chef Tojo is an old school sushi chef who is set in a Japanese dicipline that has been passed through many of his family's generations. He is the chef, and he will decide what you will eat, you just have to tell him at the start the things you like and the things you want to try. I recommend you do not go here for some of your first sushi experiences, rather you need a couple years of eating sushi in different places before you come here. I went to Tojo's in 1998, after 8 years of sushi experiences. The decor as mentioned is several celeberty signed plaques. This is the only sushi place where I have had uni as nigiri sushi, meaning on a bed of rice with NO seaweed around it! And Tojo told us not to dip it in soy sauce either, just to eat it like that. Amazing! The Alaskan Black Cod was perfect as well. Abalone and Mirugai so fresh they were moving on top of the rice! Definitely a sushi experience here. "
- Bobby Nicol (firstname.lastname@example.org) [October 4th 2000]
"I believe that the minimum price for Omakase has been raised. Last time I phoned it was at least $50. Also, in the review by Paul Belserene it states 'Tojo's is, by a large margin, the least inexpensive.' This means that Tojo's is, by a large margin, the most expensive restaurant in Vancouver! This is surely an error."
- [March 20th 2001]