O-toro
O-toro

O-toro

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.o-toro.com/
  • Phone: (610) 254-0777
  • 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
50 reviews since July 29, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.1
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (29)neighborhood gem (21)good for groups (17)romantic (13)great for lunch (13)special occasion (11)hot spot (9)late-night find (9)vibrant bar scene (7)notable wine list (7)kid-friendly (7)great for brunch (4)Show More
  • 6 Strikes
    Jmad008
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    1) They pour a 5oz glass of wine, if even that. 2) No salads, calamari doesn't count - I can't remember the last time I was at a sushi restaurant that didn't have an avocado salad. 3) No brown rice? 4) We ordered rolls and had to ask for wasabi, what? 5) Lots of bright, halogen down lights. 6) Seating needs some TLC.
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  • Unexpected
    L2D2
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    We came for the sushi but were really surprised by the uniqueness of the tapas portion of the menu. A blend of Korean and Mexican, it was creative and a treat for the palate! And our service was impeccable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • favorite restaurant in the area.
    my2sense
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    we try to make it here 4 or 5 times a year,theirs always something new on the menu.great eats.
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    fit for foodies, late-night find
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Romantic Dining
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Decided to dine out of the city an was not disappointed. Everything was good for out last minute romantic dinner. My only issue was that the Tapas menus was closed after a certain time, we ended up ordering sushi which was really good.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great sushi!
    OutoftownersVIP
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    We went for a later dinner (8:30). It was still busy but not noisy. Different sushi rolls that were very good. Loved the sunflower roll and mango rolls the best but all were good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Luv2dine
    Luv2dineVIP
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    This restaurant has the all around quality and class you could want! Do not miss Thursday specials!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very nice place. Sushi was awesome
    nagster007
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Nice place and the sushi was awesome! The Ambience was stunning. Very classy joint.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, romantic
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food and Manager So Nice!
    NewZagats2VIP
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    The food here was very good and the manager, Joe, was so nice to us! We had an Open Table Reservation for 9, but the restaurant closed at 9! We happened to arrive early. So the manager was so nice to us! Very generous and accommodating! The food was excellent! Highly recommend the Perfect meal we had! The flat bread mushroom (pizza) appetizer, and the Crunch Shrimp tempura roll. (For next time, easy on the spicy mayo, although we loved it). The California roll, so fresh,and the famous bread pudding with ices cream! Fiji water. So good, we could have had 10 of those rolls! Thank You, Joe!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • LOVE this place
    foodfanatic007
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Every time I go here, I try something new and each time, I am more impressed. Their food is seriously to die for and don't even get me started on dessert (two words: bread pudding). This time I tried a raspberry mojito and it was very impressive. I can't afford to go here too frequently; otherwise, I would be a weekly regular.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Continues to impress
    AMD718
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    4th time there. Sushi and tapas were excellent; no surprise there. What was a surprise was the drinks. In the past the drinks have been a weak point for us but this time they were excellent. Kudos to the bartender who made us special, seasonal Old Fashioned's and Manhattans. Price is very reasonable too. Practically half the price of some of the more expensive spots in the area. Will be returning for more.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always sooo good
    LydiaSmileVIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    This is a great restaurant for lunch because of the sushi special. The Rolls are innovative and delicious. Each bite was celebrated. The shoestring truffle fries are totally addictive I hope they keep them on the menu. Also try the miso soup with fancy mushrooms it is yummy. We did not get a lot of the tapas small plates this time and I missed them because they are all so good specially nori crusted your filet mignon.
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    fit for foodies
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Definitely coming back
    OutwithfriendsVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We were looking for a nice sushi spot to celebrate a special occasion, but needed the flexibility to bring our young kids. Positives: All of the sushi rolls were excellent, and we took our server's suggestions, and thoroughly enjoyed those. Edamame was spiced a bit strongly perhaps. Cocktails were tasty. Importantly, however, they had a kids' menu, and they brought that food out as soon as it was ready (at our request). So, for our purposes, it was the best of all worlds. Concerns: It was almost completely empty -- we left at 6:30 on Saturday, and there was only one other customer there.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great dining experience
    Luv2dineVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    great for sushi with a great staff! the atmosphere is romantic,rolls are really tasty and mondays are byob! luv 2 dine
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 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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  • 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
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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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  • 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
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    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.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 32 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 29, 2014
    • Overall Rating4
    • Food4
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 135 reviews are from the O-toro reviews archive.
  • 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
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    neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • tawnyalunaVIP
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    We loved the tuna nachos little plate, but the sushi was not that great.
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    romantic
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  • 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.
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    fit for foodies
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  • 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)...
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    late-night find
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    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
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always great
    LydiaSmileVIP
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    The food has been consistently delicious. The shoe string fries with truffel aoli are addictive.
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    great for lunch, hot spot
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    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.
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    kid-friendly, notable wine list
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  • 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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  • 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
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    • 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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  • 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.
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    special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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  • 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.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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  • 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
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  • 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!
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    neighborhood gem
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  • 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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  • Awesome Sushi
    SummrbabyVIP
    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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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just Average
    JordanVIP
    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.
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    good for groups
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good sushi and other
    AnnaVIP
    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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    I would recommend this to a friend.