Tomo Restaurant

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Japanese
“Tomo” in Japanese means long time friend. Our aim at Tomo is to create long-lasting memories and a feeling of friendship for everyone who walks through our doors. Come enjoy our delicious pan-Asian dishes, prepared using only the finest ingredients. Our friendly staff has over 20 years of experience preparing sushi and other dishes from all over Asia.
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JV
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cool place. Good service. Great food. Would go back.

AB
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

This restaurant has great great food and decent portions. The drinks are a bit pricey, but nothing out of the ordinary for a restaurant in the market. It provides a great atmosphere for after-work drinks and is a nice segway into the weekend, as the venue turns into a club at night.

RY
Miami
36 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

very good food, freshly prepared, smallish portions, good value

M
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service.

C
Ottawa
2 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The food was absolutely delicious; some of the best sushi in Ottawa! The restaurant has a very nice atmosphere and is well decorated. The only negative thing that I noted was that our cocktails didn't taste like they had any alcohol in them.

MS
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Disgusting attitude from staff esoecially the little asian man. They are lucky I paid for the bill. Embarrassing infront of my guests.

S
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best waiter in the world! So friendly and nice and smart and polite!!!

HR
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

This is a great place with good food and a hip ambiance. Definitely recommend it!

OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was splendid. The service was great.

OT
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Good service, amazing food!!Ambience was off the night we went as the music was too low and you could hear everyone’s chatter, lights could have been dimmed a bit. Also, they no longer serve the coccolada in a fresh coconut and was disappointed to be charged the full price of 17$ for getting the cocktail in a glass without the fresh coconut and it’s nectar. Don’t get me wrong the cocktail was amazing as all of their cocktails but it might be something they may want to consider adjusting on the menu. Will be back

m
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mark is fantastic at his job. Always greets us at the door. The food is always great. One of our favorite restaurants.

Mark & Chuck

MH
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful vibe as soon as you walk in. Great service from the staff. Food was excellent. I had the beef pad thai, and my girlfriend had some sushi. Both dishes were delicious. Absolutely recommend this restaurant to anyone.

OT
Ottawa
2 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall5food2service5ambience4

The sushi tasted different than the last time I was there. The rice was dry and not like it usually is when we go! Still great sushi and the quality of the fish you taste the difference!

K
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great for a first date. Place isnt too quiet, just the right amount of hustle and bustle noise. Food is alright but what really makes this place awesome is the ambiance.

OT
Ottawa
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall5food5service3ambience5

New Year’s Eve

L
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall2food1service3ambience3

The food was not good and not tasty at all. The squib was not cleaned !!!

JL
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for new years eve for an early dinner. Service was quick and good was delicious. Was a bit worried as this is more of a bar/lounge than restaurant and we came to eat with 2 kids. We ordered the Slaw Salad - amaaazing. and a few rolls. even got some salmon salshimi even tho it wasnt obvious you could order it on its own. The miso soup was a bit salty but delicious with enoki mushrooms and a good size. We were out within an hour but you could def linger and enjoy the vibe if it suited you. Maybe a few bucks more for menu items but it was all good so better than getting bad food. Oh, there soy sauce is sweet. A bit diff but not bad. The seaweed salad in the poke bowl is a bit spicy(hot) so they must make their own so that was a bit diff too.

s
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The food, beverages, and service were very good. Great atmosphere and I would recommend this restaurant.

l
Montreal
10 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Restaurant de sushis moyen, beaucoup de riz meme dans les specialites.

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WZ
Ottawa
5 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall3food2service3ambience4

The online reviews and pictures for Tomo were promising. The interior of Tomo, upon arrival, did live up to the online pictures. The restaurant is actually larger than I had imagined, and has capacity to sit many people at one table. There is also a very cool bar seating area. The decor was probably the strongest asset for the restaurant, for me. The food was okay in terms of taste, not standout. As well, the portions were much smaller than I had hoped, and did not leave us very full. The poke bowl was quite small, and so was the tuna tataki. However, the prices were not overly expensive for what was put on the plate. This dining experience was ordinary (not by any means bad, just simply habitual), and left me wanting a little bit more. Granted, we did not order the most popular dish (I forget the name), which was recommended by the waitress who served us. Perhaps that will be better, for next time.

OT
London
5 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great sushis! And the outdoor sitting is very nice!

OT
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went as a family while enjoying Byward Market and this was a lovely place for dinner. Sushi was excellent. Veggies cooked perfectly. Servers were all very friendly and even made good recommendations for us for ice cream later that night. Very nice place to eat.

E
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Fried rice dish with chicken was delicious —if anything, maybe a little too generous in serving size.

My friend had the raw tuna with salad. She loved it.

Server was very efficient and friendly in a professional way.

JL
Ottawa
75 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2018
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Nice patio . The food was pretty good but our waitress (JaneC) has lots of room for improvement. I asked for more water and lemon slices for the beer, what I got was another glass of water with lemon slices. We have 3 people but she only brought 2 plates and 2 pairs of chopsticks.
I went to the washroom before I left and realized there was NO soap! I assume the staff also used that washroom... hope I won't get sick later tonight!

GB
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2018
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Waitress said she work there for 2 years and didn’t know they did tempura .... I’ve been there several times so I knew they did .... in a nut shell the service is what’s not going to take clients back there

P
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2018
Overall2food1service1ambience4

Went in and asked if they had gluten free options. Server said yes just tell me what you’re interested in and we will let you know. I ask her about what I want and she has no clue. Has no recommendations after I ask her for some and I basically got sushi with just chopped cucumber in it. Would’ve went elsewhere if they were that limited. But they did have gluten free soy sauce.

V
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Probably the best vegan/vegetarian Japanese meal I had so far.

RC
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Truly delicious and innovative sushi. The Kiss Me roll was a perfect finish to an excellent dinner.

DR
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2018
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The ambiance was cool with an open concept. We went there to have good sushi and unfortunately it didn’t live up to our expectations. The sushi was « ok » I have definitely had better. Gyoza was great though.

JW
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Order your drinks right away because you may end up getting your food before the drinks even arrive.

DJ
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Had the spicy salmon sushi which was great along with the deep fried chicken (which I was very good but I couldn't finish it for some reason?) and a 'Sake-to-me' drink which was awesome.

I'll come back for sure.

M
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience4

This is by far the best sushi I had in Ottawa. Absolutely worth trying, more of an adult atmosphere.

OT
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

good, good food, fun, quiet, not busy

G
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an awesome Valentine’s Day at Tomo! The food was amazing, ambiance was perfect and we had a really attentive waitress! A+

OT
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very beautiful setting with the candles, warm welcome, amazing food, not to pricey but the food is worth it. This is a great place for a special occasion or a date.

OT
Ottawa
4 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and ambiance. Some of the best sushi I’ve had in Ottawa. Will be back soon!

OT
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2017
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Good sushi, unique restaurant decor. Will be back!

y
Ottawa
44 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2017
Overall3food4service2ambience4

I have been here a few times and enjoyed the meal and service. This time, while the food was good, service was terrible. One of the dishes was no longer available (a sign it is fresh, however). It took forever for my friend to be served his dish, while mine was served earlier (awkward) . Drinks took longer than expected to arrive.

The excuse was that a table of twelve was there. I understand that, but a good restaurant should be able to deal with that, especially since we had a reservation.

Food was good and they did not charge for the late dish. However, I will not likely return.

RP
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2017
Overall3food4service2ambience3

I made a reservation for 16 people, and when we arrived there was only 1 server on shift and a short-staffed kitchen - as a result, our meal took forever. I was shocked at the lack of planning by the restaurant as I had made the reservation 10 days prior - there was ample time to plan effectively. One server cannot effectively serve an entire restaurant and patio, let alone a table of 16. When the food arrived, it was as expected, but as I mentioned the wait was extremely long. For Tomo to continue to receive my business, this is not simply good enough.

OT
Ottawa
4 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome experience - one of my favourite places for dinner in Ottawa