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northshoregirlnorth vancouverSince February 4, 20081 Review
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Tojo's Restaurant1133 W Broadway, Vancouver
Terribly disappointed
Submitted Sunday, February 3, 2008 - 7:59pm [Dine in]

I had heard so many rave reviews about this restaurant. So, given our taste for sushi, I decided that this would be a fabulous place to celebrate my husband's 40th birthday. We decided it would be fun to get a big group us to go together. In total we had a party of 15. I had called over a month in advance to make a reservation and reconfirmed early in the week. Everything was set and Tojo's staff seemed friendly and accommodating. We were set to order the omokase.

DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY. FOOD IS VERY GOOD AND FRESH BUT THAT’S IT. THIS PLACE IS ALL HYPE...TOJO SHOULD BE EMBARASSED

Drinks were terribly slow in arriving and completely forgotten in a number of instances. Food took so long in coming that people were leaving to go and buy food elsewhere on Broadway. We were so hungry, people were "weak"...and I am not kidding. For $110 a person we were expecting not only a bit more food better service and QUICKER. We did not receive our bill until 11:30!! That’s 4 hours in the restaurant and 3 hours from the time of ordering. I understand we were a large group but there was another large birthday group (12) that came in around 8:30 and was gone about an hour before us.

An important thing to note here as well...with the omakase (chef's tasting menu) they ask preferences and allergies. What a joke. One of our group did not want raw..First thing she got was raw. I am celiac (no wheat...which tends to be in a lot of bottled sauces like soy ). Guess who was sick about 2 hours after the meal. So if you have allergies or preferences, do not expect this "fine dining" restaurant to care.

The people in our group were so angry. The bill came to $1650 and the average cost per couple was $225 (included drinks). That’s a fair chunk of change in my world. I had to throw done $300 just to make sure a respectable tip was left...who wants to tip for crappy service.

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