O-toro
O-toro

O-toro

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.o-toro.com/
  • Phone: 610-254-0777x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Sunday-Monday 11:30AM-9:00PM
    Tuesday-Thursday 11:30AM-10PM
    Friday-Saturday 11:30AM-11PM
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Sushi, Wine Bar, Tapas / Small Plates
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Old Eagle School Road
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from O-toro
Nestled next to Landmark Americana on Lancaster Avenue, o-toro is an intimate wine bar featuring sushi and tapas. Its quaint ambiance, created by natural black walnut tables, bamboo bar and Japanese cork covered walls, invokes a cozy dining experience.The Chef utilizes familiar flavors to create a modern menu that pairs perfectly with the extensive wine list featuring 24 varietals by the glass, which are served from a state of the art cuvinet system ensuring every glass is fresh.
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O-toro reviews from OpenTable diners
33 reviews since April 30, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.2
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
86% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (17)neighborhood gem (14)great for lunch (12)good for groups (8)romantic (8)special occasion (6)notable wine list (5)kid-friendly (4)hot spot (3)late-night find (3)vibrant bar scene (3)great for brunch (2)Show More
  • Weezy
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    The service was warm at the door and closely attentive throughout the meal. Ambience was cosy and nice with comfortable chairs and soothing music playing in the background not interrupting our conversations. The food was very good, we tried everything on the 20 for $20 menu, some things twice, and had a truly enjoyable meal. Will definitely be making another date to revisit the restaurant again!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food, not so great service
    tbird1021VIP
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    I've been to O'toro several times. The food is always fantastic (both the sushi and the tapas) yet the service always seems to be lacking. Not sure why that is. I should note that whenever I've eaten at the bar - the bartender's service has always been excellent. The table service is the issue. I hope they get their act together - other wise, I'm done with eating in the restaurant. I'll just stick with the bar!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent Late night sushi find
    ShermVIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Excellent Late night sushi find, sushi is half off between 9-10 pm drinks are discounted during this time!!! just awesome deal!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best rolls and sushi
    Luv2dineVIP
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Relaxing music, great service and food! Excellent!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Still keeping my interest
    JillBVIP
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    The menu changes on a regular basis and the concept still works for me. The interesting mix of sushi options, international and creative tapas, wines and other drinks is a winner. Half price wine on Wednesday is a must since prices are through the roof. The food isn't cheap either, but it is delicious. Service still needs a little polish. Hostess was kind of unwelcoming and the servers are good, but not great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Saturday at O-Toro
    DoBoVIP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Surprisingly the restaurant was empty at 7pm on a Saturday, Everyone can't be down the shore! Service was prompt and attentive. Nice wine and cocktail list. The tapas and sushi rolls were presented well and tasted even better
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • tawnyaluna
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    We loved the tuna nachos little plate, but the sushi was not that great.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good food, but hot!
    EastgateVIP
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    Sushi was good - ordered off of the happy hour ($5) and got the salmon/avocado, spicy tuna, california, and filet mignon dumplings. Only one waitress on a Tuesday night, but food came out relatively quickly. We sat by the TV to watch the world cup, and the heat radiated through the open front door until a manager asked if he could shut it. Overall, good food, okay service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fresh sushi. Half price on weeknds
    NewZagats2VIP
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    Half price sushi Fri and Sat! Fresh! Get the Shrimp tempura or the New Englad, minus the spicy. Miso soup is too fishy-weird dashi flavored. NEVER get the mushroom roll. It is horrible. The flatbread pizza with mushrooms, is great! … my friend got Korean rice thing with an egg. yuck! and he got the lobster mac. so yuck. Our server was so nice and smiley, but we mentioned that we had a movie to make in time… and somehow, he made us just late enough, that even with previews, the theatre locked the doors! As it was the last movie of the night, anywhere! So it kind of messed up the Fri night plans. But at least it was fresh and we had plenty of leftovers for lunch. (cooked sushi shrimp tempuras)...
    Special Features:
    late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good and fresh, but...
    NewZagats2VIP
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    Don't get the mushroom roll. YUCK. The tempura roll great and the roll like shrimp tempura without the spicy, was great too. The other rolls were fresh, but not that wonderful in combination… Mushroom flatbread is YUM!!!
    Special Features:
    late-night find
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always great
    DrLydiaGrayVIP
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    The food has been consistently delicious. The shoe string fries with truffel aoli are addictive.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good stuff again...
    My2CentsVIP
    Dined on 5/29/2014
    Back to o-toro again. Thursday night is best night to go with their sushi combination special - 5 rolls for $20. Great deal and rolls are fantastic. Highly recommend the bread pudding for dessert. Best one on menu.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Girls lunch
    Coralie
    Dined on 5/29/2014
    We planned this lunch to say good bye a very good friend and decided to go to O-Toro. We all had been on separate occasions and liked it. You can't beat the half price lunch on week days either, another benefit! We ate well ad had a good time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Family Time
    RetiredGourmetVIP
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    Nice menu. Offers gluten free pasta. Accommodates kids of all ages.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Jscw6VIP
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    O-Toro has become our go-to restaurant. We always know that our dinner will be delicious.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome
    bmja69
    Dined on 5/15/2014
    Such a good time, our waiter was great and the sushi was amazing! We will be back again and again.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great return visit...
    My2CentsVIP
    Dined on 5/15/2014
    Our second time there and it did not disappoint. We went on a Thursday night for dinner. They have a great special on Thursday night - 20 pieces of sushi for $20. Sushi was fresh and delicious. Ordered several tapas plates too - calamari salad excellent and nori crusted filet was great. Definitely save room for dessert. Toro's take on homemade bread pudding was outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very Fresh!
    BryanVIP
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    I went here with a date who loves sushi, and we weren't disappointed. The place is clean, friendly and the food was wonderful. Our favorite was the Osaka! Then, the Olive Tree (very interesting combo). We both didn't like the Mexicano... I guess sushi and chipotle really don't mix well. But, that said, it was a great meal and we'll be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice Sushi
    NotallR4sVIP
    Dined on 5/7/2014
    O-toro is better than I remembered from out first visit. Nice sushi though not an extensive selection but what they do is well done. Also a nice selection of non-sushi items to compliment. The brussels sprouts with kimchee and bacon were outstanding!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 14 ratings-only reviews submitted since April 30, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service4.1
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 121 reviews are from the O-toro reviews archive.
  • Way too salty
    MomOnTheGo
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    I have always enjoyed this places. Not sure if they changed owners, chefs, etc. but the food was too salty overall. The fried rice was not only too salty and way too spicy....no one could eat it and we like spicy foods. I have gotten the Sunflower roll multiple times and always enjoyed it. It just was not the same this time. Not sure I will go back.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome Sushi
    Summrbaby
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    We often come here for Sushi. Always fresh and delicious. I appreciate that they will customize any roll for you. I wish they also had brown rice. Can't wait to come back!
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The sushi is always fresh,
    MarGVIP
    Dined on 3/6/2014
    The sushi is always fresh, rolls are creative and delicious. All of their tapas are great but their newer addition the kimchee brussel sprouts, are truly amazing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just Average
    Jordan
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    We decided to give O-Toro another shot after a subpar experience when it first opened. Unfortunately, we had another average experience and probably won't be back. Servers were distracted & the food is okay - the calamari salad was underdressed and the calamari itself was overcooked. The lobster mac and cheese was great, however, and my boyfriend said his "kfc" chicken skewers were good. I ordered the mushroom sushi roll and thought it was overpriced for the quality. In general, O-Toro is a bit expensive; beer drafts start at $8. Finally (maybe this is just a personal pet peeve), the tables are those long tables where you can't even reach your significant other's plate but can hear every word of the conversation at the table next to you.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Creative fresh sushi
    RayceeVIP
    Dined on 2/19/2014
    Nice maki rolls. Wednesday wine bottle special is a clincher. Wine selection by bottle is limited, but dispenser provides great by the glass selection. Service has been stretched.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good sushi and other
    Anna
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Very good sushi and other specialty selections. Our service was attentive. We will definitely go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • eclectic but good
    philaeatsVIP
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    nice, if unexpected, mix of sushi, tapas, and a wine bar. Food was very good. One warning: pork buns were actually pork sliders. Were good but were expecting pork filled buns.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • pleasantly surprised
    john
    Dined on 1/31/2014
    My wife and I picked this place due to the Asian spin on the tapas concept, the traditional variant of which has pretty much run its course as far as I'm concerned. Personal faves were the spicy chicken skewers (timid palette's need not apply, bring the heat!), the calamari salad (really light breading and clean flavor) as well as the nori filet. Yum, Yum, Yum, this place is off the hook!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Second visit - thought we
    pcje4VIP
    Dined on 1/8/2014
    Second visit - thought we would give it another try. Nothing special. Food so so and service very slow. Won't be going back.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The food here is fantastic!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 1/4/2014
    The food here is fantastic! Every time I come, I bring someone new, so they can fall in love with this place, like I have!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Interesting Pan Asian tapas/sushi
    Paige
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    The food is very interesting and tasty. Nice atmosphere. I wish it could be a "neighborhood gem," so I could go every week. But at $80 for the two of us, (and $11 for a glass of wine, $7 for a beer), the cost makes it more a special occasion place for us.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We ordered Sunflower and Olive
    ShareVIP
    Dined on 12/28/2013
    We ordered Sunflower and Olive Tree. They were delicious but not crunchy as described on their menu. Duck tacos were okay. Bread pudding was the best.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
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  • Great sushi and extensive
    johnbosphl
    Dined on 12/22/2013
    Great sushi and extensive selection of wines by the glass. Ny only menu critcism in three visits was the mediocre filet dumplings. mushroom flatbread and duck tacos were outstanding!
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food; nice ambience
    MRS0BE
    Dined on 12/19/2013
    Great food; defined as sushi and tapas, but even the tapas have an asian influence. Nice ambience; mellow vibe. Waitress could have been a little more attentive, but overall good experience!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Happy hour
    Sufjan89VIP
    Dined on 12/19/2013
    I like to go here for weekday happy hour (for an early dinner) every-so-often. They have specials on food and a limited drink menu. There is a beautiful bar area where we order a variety of sushi and Korean-flavored tapas dishes. I leave full without paying too much for a satisfying meal.
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  • Food was great. The tuna nachos,
    skvdlVIP
    Dined on 12/18/2013
    Food was great. The tuna nachos, although only 5 of them were fabulous. I got a savignon blanc that should have been chilled more but that was the only kink. Had the diet dumplings, calamari salad, sushi, and duck tacos. The tacos were a2 or 3 bite size and wonderful
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good sushi, great price
    FoodieVIP
    Dined on 12/11/2013
    If you haven't been to O-toro and you enjoy sushi, try it! The restaurant is tucked between Landmark grill and the Thos Moser furniture store. However, the sushi is good and the drink choices plentiful. In addition, there are a number of pricing specials that make it even better. Lunch offers you 1/2 price sushi, which is a deal you can't miss. In addition, during happy hour there are certain sushi rolls for $5 and wine when you sit at the bar. Enjoy!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Never lets you down.
    LynnVIP
    Dined on 11/22/2013
    Love Love Otoro.. Food is wonderful. Wine list changes and is always good. The tapas asian style menu items are delicious- both the filet plates are amazing. The mushroom flatbread is a must! and the sushi is delicious! The sunflower roll- Heaven!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delicious food item. Knowledgeable
    Wineo
    Dined on 11/20/2013
    Delicious food item. Knowledgeable staff members. Tapas comes out almost immediately with sushi taking long due to volume. Daily specials you can't beat.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, late-night find, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Still going strong
    JillBVIP
    Dined on 11/16/2013
    O-Toro is great for sushi, tapas and wine/cocktails. Everything is tasty and there's plenty of variety in choices. Ambience is adult with mood lighting. Service needs some works with wine knowledge or else the menu needs an actual description of the wine. The wine flights are a great option.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great restaurant!
    Ally
    Dined on 11/12/2013
    Everything was SO delicious, especially the duck tacos! My only critique would be the water. I know that seems weird, but my sister and I both felt the water tasted like iron & minerals, which is why we ordered drinks instead!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet