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Toro, Carmel-By-The-Sea, CA

Toro

4.6
4.6
313 Reviews
$30 and under
Sushi

Toro offers creative Japanese cuisine, and we believe in sourcing high quality ingredients. Our beverage program has a lovely sake and wine collection, as well as some creative sake cocktail creations. Join us soon!













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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Sushi, Japanese, Asian

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 12:00 pm–8:30 pm Fri, Sat 11:30 am–9:00 pm Sun 11:30 am–8:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (831) 574-3255

  • Payment options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

What 313 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.3Value

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  1. BS

    BrendaS

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent quality fish- rice on the nigiri was a little dry.

  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Good food good service table next to us was a little loud and irritating though. Decide to eat at the bar

  3. JD

    JanetD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very good sushi very fresh. A little pricey but not out of line for Carmel we will definitely go back

  4. ME

    MESfood

    New York Area

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Great sushi. My second time in one week while visiting Carmel. Looking for great sushi make reservations here!

  5. WY

    WilliamY

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent service ! Mardy and Molly provided excellent service , we love our server - Victor !

  6. SK

    SiuK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I used to get really fresh sashimi when I lived in Hong Kong. Ever since I moved to the US, it is find the same grade of sushi here. The sashimi I tried last night was super fresh and the service was amazing. I would definitely come back next time when I’m in town.

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The staff was so kind! Very dog friendly! The food was so good! And the drinks! My goodness those were good! I recommend the netsu spritzer. It’s this deliciously taste strawberry drink. Would def dine again on my next trip!

  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Toro was so good! I sat outside and it was so beautiful. The restaurant had heat lamps, so it wasn’t cold sitting outside and the food was delicious!

  9. ME

    MESfood

    New York Area

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    What a great surprise to find this terrific sushi restaurant in Carmel by the Sea. Food was amazing creative and fresh. Incredible sake menu. Jake our server was exactly the kind of server you always want but never find. If you want great sushi run to Toro.

  10. B

    Bgjkm

    Houston

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wait staff was great and helped us with our selections. Absolutely delicious. Was a great night.

  11. A

    Alimentari

    Houston

    29 reviews

    1.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience2

    The food was nothing special. The service was one of the worst. The sushi chefs had AirPods in their ears and they seemed to be in no hurry to get sushi prepared. Our server took 15 minutes to get to our table and another 15 to just get water to our table. Then after appetizers, she disappeared for 20 minutes and we had to ask another server to go find her. She forgot an item on our order, she almost spilled soy sauce on one of the diners at the table. It was not a relaxing nor enjoyable dinner on our vacation. We will not be returning on our next trip to Carmel.

  12. M

    Maddy

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Nice restaurant, good food, quick service, would recommend it for lunch or dinner!

  13. MS

    MaraS

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious sushi and great drinks menu in charming location. Patio was lovely.

  14. LN

    LNW1

    Tucson

    85 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    85 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Their staff are delightful, the food delicious and a lovely indoor area and outdoor patio with heaters! Love, Love, Love!

  15. MD

    MarshaD

    Houston

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3

    Floor by out table was very dirty.

  16. ZK

    ZachariahK

    Chicago

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience3

    Nothing special, everything mediocre at best

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It was a great experience with the staff right out the bat. Senci was was our waitress and she did an amazing job with taking our orders and being attentive. Very down to earth and warming! The food was on point and I could have not asked for anything better.

  18. S

    Skein1

    Central Coast

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We always get the Spicy Edamame, the chicken & pork Gyzoz for starters. We have had the Specialty Rolls-Jalapeno Popper, the Carmel & Spicy Tuna. The Classic Rolls-Shortt's Crunch (less Salmon skin) & Dragon. They are all great. The staff is super friendly & assertive.

  19. CS

    CristinS

    Exclusive

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 31, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Love dining in their cozy side yard. Pam was a great server, & the sushi rolls were fresh & delicious.

  20. M

    Marcos

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Legitimately upscale Japanese food. Not just a sushi place.

  21. RG

    RipleyandGriffysDad

    San Francisco

    41 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5

    Great spot for early evening dinner with friends when visiting Carmel. Located not far off the main drag in the charming historical hood, within walking distance from the countless hotels/motor court lodges. We were able to sit outside with our dogs, a big bonus for us. (They immediately brought bright copper water dishes and a pup menu. We will try their house made dinners for the dogs next visit!) We started with some beers and an order of tempura veggies and shrimp. Crispy, crunchy without the usual oiliness and a tasty ponzu dipping sauce. Moved on to miso soups and salad. Aside

  22. LS

    LS1175

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I came here with my husband, and this was the best sushi we have ever had. We have been to Toro multiple times, because we just can't stay away! My husband and I are vegetarian, and were thrilled to see so many vegetarian options on their menu. And they were all fantastic. We have also brought family here with us, who do eat fish/meat and they loved Toro as much as we did! Highly recommend for anyone in Carmel!

  23. m

    maude

    San Francisco

    75 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    75 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    Excellent appetizers! Dynamite roll w beautiful maguro, nori, rice = nice heat and great flavor. Piping hot tempura. Lovely poke bowl. We’ll be back.

  24. D

    Dave

    New England

    30 reviews

    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great little outdoor seating area. We especially enjoyed the seared rolls, but everything that we had was great.

  25. T

    Tiffany

    San Francisco

    19 reviews

    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Loved the food-very fresh. Servers were very helpful. Would definitely go back again.

  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2

    We were served warm sushi. Other tables got more attention then we did. Server probably made about 3 total rounds with us while other tables got multiple. Based on ratings, we thought it would be good but just like other places in Monterey area, the authenticity of the food was down (as in made for White populations).

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Just discovered this perfect Sushi Spot. Enjoy the food and hospitable staff. Will be returning on the regular.

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Very good sushi and appetizers!

  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great service, reasonably priced menu for high quality, and the beer list was interesting and great!

  30. T

    Tony

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was great, service was prompt and courteous. Would highly recommend.

  31. s

    simonp

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Great choice of sushi, well prepared, and excellent wine list. Couldn’t fault the staff or warmth of welcome. Highly recommended.

  32. S

    Skywalker

    San Francisco

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    We always enjoy eating at Toro’s for consistently high food quality and great service!

  33. r

    richard

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4

    We ate lunch outside. The food, when we finally got it, was good. The atmosphere was pleasant. All the tables were occupied and people were waiting for one the entire time we were there. Even though we were outside it was very noisy. Despite all that, this is the best Japanese restaurant around so we will be back.

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience1

    I don’t think I’ll be back. I made a reservation on open table. Got a confirmation email and confirmation text. Then I get a call from the restaurant at 4pm the day of my reservation saying they overbooked and can’t take us at our reservation time even though I had confirmed twice. They said we could come at 5:15 or 8:15, our reservation was at 7. Not acceptable. So I booked for the same time the next night and changed all of our plans to accommodate the restaurant, not the other way around. I was underwhelmed. They had 10 people working there but they seemed more interested in eating and drinking alcohol at the bar than tending g to their paying guests. The food was good but they were out of a lot of things, which I understand just tell us before we order what isn’t available. It was just not great and there are so many amazing restaurants in Carmel I don’t feel the need to go back.

  35. l

    linda

    Los Angeles

    9 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3

    The two starters were very good, but the unagi nigiri and the roll with unagi were disappointing - the eel was a bit dry and served with just a dash of eel sauce instead of the laquered eel we have been served elsewhere. For the main entree we chose the hamachi collar. The collar itself was fine, but it was served on a bed overcooked, dry rice which did not compliment the fish.

  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great great great

  37. HD

    HiDe

    San Francisco

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    The servers were very friendly. They were quick to check on us. We sat outside which had space heaters. If it’s a rainy day, then outdoor seating would definitely not be possible with their set up. The food was fresh and yummy.

  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great sushi spot in Carmel.

  39. EM

    EnriqueM

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    good genuine food, moderately priced compared to other Carmel restaurants, and great service.

  40. CH

    ChrisH

    Central Coast

    30 reviews

    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Perfect combination of service, food, drink, and relaxation. My server Jake provided a great welcome and made sure I knew all that was available, I enjoyed an awesome Saki flight, presented by Alex who explained every detail of the 5 different types, Salmon Carpaccio, some Ebi and Unagi Nigiri, Chicken Katsu, and ended with an awesome desert. Be sure to buy the kitchen a round of Saki shots!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Toro offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (831) 574-3255.

Toro is rated 4.6 stars by 313 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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Booked 1 time today
Google Map for Toro

Dolores Street between 5th and 6th Streets Carmel-By-The-Sea, CA 93921

Additional information

  • Cross street

    5th and 6th Streets

  • Neighborhood

    Carmel

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 12:00 pm–8:30 pm Fri, Sat 11:30 am–9:00 pm Sun 11:30 am–8:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Sushi, Japanese, Asian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Beer, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wine

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