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O-toro
O-toro

O-toro Details

  • 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, Tapas / Small Plates, Wine Bar
  • 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. Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked 1000-Point Tables
Diner Reviews
  • "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"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "We loved the tuna nachos little plate, but the sushi was not that great."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "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)..."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "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!!! "
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "The food has been consistently delicious. The shoe string fries with truffel aoli are addictive."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "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. "
    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."
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "Nice menu. Offers gluten free pasta. Accommodates kids of all ages."
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "O-Toro has become our go-to restaurant. We always know that our dinner will be delicious."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Such a good time, our waiter was great and the sushi was amazing! We will be back again and again."
    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. "
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "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! "
    Dined on 5/7/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 2/19/2014
  • "Very good sushi and other specialty selections. Our service was attentive. We will definitely go back!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "Second visit - thought we would give it another try. Nothing special. Food so so and service very slow. Won't be going back."
    Dined on 1/8/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 1/4/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "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!"
    Dined on 12/22/2013
  • "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!"
    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."
    Dined on 12/19/2013
  • "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"
    Dined on 12/18/2013
  • "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!"
    Dined on 12/11/2013
  • "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!"
    Dined on 11/22/2013
  • "Delicious food item. Knowledgeable staff members. Tapas comes out almost immediately with sushi taking long due to volume. Daily specials you can't beat."
    Dined on 11/20/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 11/16/2013
  • "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!"
    Dined on 11/12/2013
  • "The food itself was wonderful. We did have a slight wait for one sushi order we put in. However, the last dish we had which was a steak and mushroom dish was incredibly good."
    Dined on 11/1/2013
  • "The food is so good!! Love the sushi special it is smart and gets us in the door the tapas are tasty and unique that it's hard to stay away. The duck tacos were perfect, nori crusted fliet of beef cooked to perfection we were licking our plate."
    Dined on 10/24/2013
  • "$120 bill for two. One drink. No desert. We tried a number of sushi offerings and the best we can say is "fair" Presentation was basic. Quality was just ok. We were looking for excellence on the main line and received mediocrity. Our waiter was nice and he tried to be helpful, however management seem dismissive and disinterested in our thoughts. A shame. We really were looking forward to a nice evening."
    Dined on 10/15/2013
  • "We had a reservation on a Saturday night and the restaurant was not overly busy. We got our drinks and tapas almost immediately after we ordered. The filet dumplings were not what I expected. The filling was very mushy, but did have a good flavor. The duck tacos were delicious. After that, we waited over an hour for our sushi to arrive. Apparently there was only one sushi chef, which seemed odd since it is essentially a sushi restaurant. When the sushi arrived it was very good, but not much is worth that long of a wait. The server did come and apologize once for the delay, but no compensation was offered."
    Dined on 10/12/2013
  • "This was my second time at O-toro and I enjoyed it as much as the first. The dish that stood out the most was the calamari salad--generous chunks of tempura fried calamari tossed in a frisee, with an amazing dressing--it was so flavorful, we cleaned the plate--and it was a large portion. Also enjoyed the tuna nachos as well as the sushi rolls that we ordered. Service was very good. I hope the place does well--our part of the main line could use more restaurants like this."
    Dined on 10/12/2013