Tojos restaurant, Vancouver

Tojos restaurant | Vancouver | Japanese Fine Dining

I love carbs; I love fatty comfort food in massive portions. And we all know North America does that better than anyone. But on a recent trip to Vancouver, the foodie capital of Canada, I was determined to lay off the burgers, fries and pizzas to embrace the city’s impressive culinary reputation.

The multiple award winning Tojos is widely regarded as the best sushi and Japanese restaurant in Canada. And acclaimed head chef Hidekazu Tojo is credited as the inventor of the California Roll.

Hollywood heavyweights Morgan Freeman and Jeff Goldblum dine at Tojos whenever they’re in town. Many a Hollywood movie has been filmed in this beautiful city (Twilight, Juno, The X Men, Man of Steel. I could go on) 

 So with the promise of celeb spotting and famous cuisine, I booked lunch at Tojos. The restaurant is spacious, elegant and bustling. As soon as we arrived, a waitress in her 50s showed us to our table.

Although she was authentically dressed in traditional kimono,  there was nothing meek or servile about her. I found the no nonsense service quite quirky, rather than off putting – mainly because the dishes we ordered were so ridiculously delicious, you'd be a fool to complain about anything! 

 I couldn’t be bothered to check out whether Jeff or Morgan were on the next table,  I was too busy savouring every melt in the mouth bite of our sushi and sashimi platter.   For drink pairing, I forego the sake to try Tojo’s specially selected wine, Tojos private Chansella white from local British Columbia winery Hubertus Estate. This was match in heaven with the sushi, sashimi and it also tasted fab with my main course,  Baked Canadian Sablefish with Tojos secret marinade. The tart marinade balanced out the sweet taste of the fish superbly!

Everything tasted incredibly healthy yet also indulgent and insanely satisfying. Bizarrely, my palate felt so refreshed that I resisted dessert! 

Tojos sits very snugly in my top 5 all time favourite restaurants and that’s reflected in the price (a meal for two including drinks is around $300 -$350) After this experience, I’ll never be content with a Pret A Manger sushi pack  again.

Tojo's Restaurant
1133 West Broadway
Vancouver, Canada
Tel: (604) 872-8050


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Tojos is an award winning fine dining Japanese restaurant in Vancouver. Located on Broadway, Vancouver and named best Japanese restaurant in Canada famous for it's amazing sushi, Japanese cuisine and celebrity diners