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Tokova Restaurant

4.6
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63 Reviews
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£26 to £40
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Basque
A taste of the Basque country on small plates. Pintxos crafted with seasonal top quality ingredients. A unique and contemporary menu.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 63 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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Charlie
London
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yessssss. Incredible food. Lovely owner. Impossible to dislike.

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LondonFoodie
London
27 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food with service to match , staff respectful of Covid restrictions which kept the meal relaxed and highly enjoyable.

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PaulR
London
3 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I submit to you, dear reader, that this is not only the best restaurant in Tooting but among the best in London. The food is imaginative, well presented and most importantly, delicious. Quality ingredients are used, many sourced from Spain, and there is a mixture of quite elaborate dishes and simple ones. This week my wife and I had 6 dishes, but my favourite was a fried duck egg with morcilla. Simply cooked but utterly fab. The owner is charming and friendly and clearly takes pride in her restaurant. We like to sit at the bar so we can see the chefs at work - they produce many dishes at a time but they are always perfectly cooked and presented. There is a good selection of wines, spirits and beer. I had a couple of bottles of Basque cider. At 6%, i felt a bit squiffy after but the food soaked it up. Highly recommended.

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Emma
London
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent restaurant, delicious food cooked and served to perfection. Great service, would highly recommend.

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Joanna
London
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service...we’ll be back for sure!

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LondonKate
London
5 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and great service

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Neil
London
4 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We recently went for lunch under the eat out to help out scheme to Tokova and found it a wonderful place.
The owner was incredible in explaining the menu and providing suggestions, and was very friendly. All the dishes we had were exceptional - the chorizo and the presa were the highlights. Highly recommended.

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bigbelly
London
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, amazing staff and amazing quality!
Rice paper cannelloni a firm favourite!

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vipandyocallaghan
London
17 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional food and warm, friendly service. Highly recommended.

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MichaelB
London
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Lovely food, pity about the water leaking but overall an amazing experiencing

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Michael
London
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Get the Cannelloni, unreal vegetable dish and the rest is just as good

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JadeH
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service, and beautifully presented delicious food. A great selection of Basque Country tapas, a lovely change from usual dishes, and a great chance to try new delights. The owner is lovely! Great quality food that is immaculately presented. Definitely going back soon!

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as12334
London
2 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Sadly this is no longer our favourite, we feel the welcome is still special but the food is not as good. :(

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OpenTable Diner
Brighton
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Lovely food! Brilliantly authentic. Great flavours. Loved it!

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MikeyB
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was tasty, and provided great variety, well spiced and salted. Would definitely recommend. We sat at the bar and it was a great viewpoint to see all the food being made and interact with the servers.

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EllieP
London
2 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a brilliant time for our first foray out after lockdown. Special food, wonderful and passionate owner. We were thoroughly looked after and the food was super delicious.

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vipLaurenR
London
2 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and the food is absolutely incredible - a totally different standard to what you would expect for a small pop up in a market!!

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ADLQ
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The service was not 100% but that is my experience in Tooting market. Too successful for such a small place. The food is amasing (and I am basque). Order txakoli. The manager pours it by breaking it againt the glass, as it should be done.

She was not able to service as she should as she was fighting with the market maintenance as they turned off the heating. It got cold. I had to put my coat on and my feet got freezing. But I guess not the restaurant's fault.

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ValeD
London
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great food! The prawns and octopus was my favorite! Beef was outstanding as well.
The owner is very attentive and makes you feel taken care of.
It's probably not the cheapest option at the market but definitely worth it.

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LizM
London
2 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience2

We had been wanting to try this restaurant for a while. The food was great, the staff very friendly but the service was slow some what unprofessional- seemed not to be able to cope with the volume of people. we got there for 6.30 as it was a friday evening but even as the first customers to arrive our food took ages to arrive and was really slow in between plates. Disappointing overall but would go back maybe at lunch time when not so stressed and maybe we would be able to eat our meal without the excessively loud and awful music in the market and not wait for ages in between plates. Tapas whilst does not all come at once but we got our first plate of Jamon without the bread and these both arrived very slowly before we received our drinks!

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vipDinnerWinner
London
17 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall2food5service1ambience4

The food was incredible. It was such a shame that the service let it down so badly. Some of our dishes never arrived, we waited 2 hours in the hope that they might! The food that did come was delicious and beautifully cooked. But the waitress sadly could not cope. We had all our plates taken away half way through our meal as we had been waiting so long she thought we had finished! We then had to check the bill closely and still ended up being charged for food and drink we never received.
We would like to go back once more as the owner’s passion for food Spanish’s food is evident we will have to hope that they have sorted the serving out.

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MelanieA
London
5 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Amazing food. One of my favourite places in the market now! Will definitely be back. Service was lovely - real passion and care. They were just a bit rushed off their feet!

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wilverwood
London
18 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really excellent. Tooting market is full of atmosphere. We were greeted and made to feel very welcome. The food was stunning, authentic and interesting

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GurchetanS
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Not a cheap eat but the food was amazing as were the drinks. Would definitely recommend.

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JenC
London
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We absolutely loved it here! The food was all delicious, we ordered one of almost everything on the menu and felt just nicely full at the end. The squid ink risotto was just incredible. The service, the wine, everything was just perfect. The market seems to have heaters now too, so even in December we weren’t cold. Highly recommended!

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DBMC
London
26 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food at Tokova, which is tucked away in the markets so cosy and not cold as some other places can be. The owner, Cristina, is attentive (but not too much!) happy to offer advice on food selections and wine if required. Every plate we had was delicious - the squid ink rice, the cannelloni and the hake were particularly memorable.

Tokova Restaurant
Responded on December 9, 2019

We are thrilled you enjoyed your time with us. I hope to welcoming you very soon and I can keep advising you if you wish too. Cristina

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FrancesM
London
4 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Amazing food, charming service, great value in lively Tooting Market. Love it

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vipMyintLeaf
London
23 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Our third visit to Tokova and it gets better every time. Well chosen menu staples with excellent seasonal choices - the food is fantastic. Service can be a little slow at busy times, but it is unfailingly friendly and warm.

Tokova Restaurant
Responded on December 9, 2019

Hi Myint, Thank you very much for such a lovely review! I am delighted to hear you enjoyed our menu. Is a challenge though we are trying our best to improved our waiting times bringing our tapas to the tables so our customers have the best experience posible. We look forward to welcoming you again very soon. Cristina

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OpenTable Diner
London
9 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely restaurant. Open kitchen so you can see them making the food. Lovely Basque food

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SarahBE
London
4 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

A fabulous evening! Cristina went out of her way to be helpful and accommodating when I was booking for the group, and this level of service continued on the night. Authentic delicious food and lovely wine to compliment. Thank you so much. Everyone in our group said how much they loved it and we’ll definitely be back.

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JoanL
Singapore
4 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. Can’t recommend it enough.

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SandraS
London
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Great food and friendly staff but the food took a long time to get to the table and there were only 3 tables to serve.

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rebeccah
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Loved this food and the set -up in the market. The specials were lovely (clams, and a pork belly), and we really enjoyed everything we ate. lovely busy atmosphere and sociable set up on bench tables. Great value wine list as well.

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Mo1411
London
3 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Brilliant evening at the chefs bar tonight. Food excellent and served brilliantly by Maisie and her amazing mum. Chef top marks to you too Saif! Wish I could eat more

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PatriziaT
London
4 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Deliciously presented food. Faboulous flavours. Can’t wait for another visit. X

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AngusH
London
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food. Warm, friendly service. Reasonable prices. Will definitely be back.

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Kath
London
4 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The beef dish that I had is definitely in my Top 10 most delicious plates of food I’ve ever eaten!!

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and Cristina, the owner, as lovely as usual!

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Fionaj
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommend this excellent restaurant - great care taken around every detail and service very personal and friendly.

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LewisB
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

An understated gem nestled in the back of Broadway Market. Tokova serves a Mouth-watering menu of perfectly-crafted small plates inspired by cuisine of the Basque region.

FAQs

Tokova Restaurant is rated 4.6 stars by 63 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.