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Tanto Japanese Restaurant

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1063 E El Camino Real, Sunnyvale, CA 94087-3755
+1 408-244-7311
11:30 - 13:30
18:00 - 23:00
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Tue - Fri 11:30 - 13:30
18:00 - 23:00
Sat - Sun 18:00 - 21:00
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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61 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2017

The variety of dishes is big. Food is good. Very fresh. Service extremely efficient and fast. Atmosphere is also nice. Prices are not cheap but reasonable. Due to not being familiar with the dishes, what helped me order (and i saw another person doing it, so i guess i am not a freak :)) was the pictures in Yelp. Most... More 

Thank Maria2882
1 review
Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

We found this place by accident and we're grateful about that. A vast variety of Japanese and Asian food. Service was quick and warm. The sashimi was great and the grilled yellow tail was precisely cooked. The green tea and guma ice cream were a delicious refreshment

Thank schwing1
San Francisco, California
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568 reviews
329 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 November 2016

First time here - we found the food to be very good especially the sizzling beef in the clay pot and the sashimi salad. Friendly service by the wait staff and the food came out right away. If you want a little privacy, ask for the corner table since there is a column post directly in front of it.

Thank BayAreaTraveler6338
2 reviews
Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

Ordered three dishes - one better than the other! The best was the icecake we had as a dessert! We are going to reserve s table again.

Thank Markus H
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211 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 November 2016

I have had small plates at this place before. And they were just about ok. This time I tried their sushi, but it was just about ok. Nothing great to write about

Thank pallavi m
Switzerland, Fla.
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243 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 163 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2016

On our 16 day Calif. trip, driving from San Francisco to Los Angeles, we had outstanding food every day, except for the evening we ate at Tanto. Our friend's niece, who lives in San Mateo, got a recommendation from coworkers to eat there, thus it was their choice. My husband and I are "foodies" and enjoy cuisine from many countries.... More 

Thank geezerhippie
2 reviews
Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

You don't even have to know what japanese comfort food is to know this is japanese comfort food. Best meal I have had in a long time

Thank Zach O
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76 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 July 2016

Make a reservation because this place is pretty small, even if it's for the same day. While the fish here is fresh and delicious, I come for all the comfort food. Here are some recommendations: #1 Gyu Ishiyaki (Beef cooked in this sizzling hot stone pot. The meat comes raw in the stone pot and you stir to cook the... More 

Thank Maggie L
Palo Alto, California
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57 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 July 2016

This isn't a sushi house, and so don't expect a full sushi menu. It's an izakaya--Japanese tapas bar. The sake selection is extensive, and the food amazing. Get out of your comfort zone and order items that you don't find in most cookie-cutter American-Japanese restaurants. There is always a line out the door, and so reservations are a must.

1 Thank doggieluver
San Francisco, California
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148 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 July 2016

My third time here and it is still one of my favorite place. The crispy Salmon rice ball is so good. There so many choices on their menu both cooked and the typical sashimi/sushi. a small place so either go early to stand in line or call for reservation. If you call one week ahead you will have a better... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Open Hours
18:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 13:30
18:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 13:30
18:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 13:30
18:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 13:30
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1063 E El Camino Real, Sunnyvale, CA 94087-3755
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Sunnyvale
  • Phone Number: +1 408-244-7311

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?