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Tanto Japanese Restaurant

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4.3
68 reviews
|Restaurants|Sunnyvale, CA 94087

1063 E El Camino Real, Sunnyvale, CA 94087

(408) 244-7311

http://ww1.tantojapaneserestaurant.com/

Open now:6:00 am - 10:00 pm

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Lone rangers on tech-office lunch breaks pack this strip-mall Japanese spot, whose crowded parking lot belies its unimpressive façade. Waits are inevitable, but it's worth it to sit down to a steaming bowl of simple and flavorful udon. Indeed, all the standards are rendered beautifully here, from crisp vegetable tempura to tender, flaky grilled unagi set atop freshly steamed rice. Tanto's menu expands a bit at dinner, bringing more grilled items and izakaya-style small plates. Pristine sushi and sashimi like albacore with ponzu are also a strong pick. You'll likely be seated at one of the closely spaced dining room tables, but the occasional stroke of luck might land you in one of the

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jazzy16-k on Trip Advisor

6 years ago

12/15/2014, 02:31 AM
まさに日本のちゃんとした居酒屋 なんちゃって日本食が多い中、ここはちゃんとしており、日本の居酒屋と同じです。 ほっとします。 居酒屋メニューのおつまみがあり、日本酒もしっかりとラインナップされています。 ボリュームが多く、くどいアメリカン料理に飽き飽きした時には、ぜひここへ行きましょう。 やっぱり自分は日本人なんだな~と実感します。 店は常に満員。予約は必須です。
Flyer806455 on Trip Advisor

6 years ago

12/06/2014, 01:02 AM
混んでいますので、要予約 ベイエリアでまともな日本食が食べられるレストランの一つです。 いつ行っても混んでいるので、電話で予約した方がいいと思います。
Vacationer806738 on Trip Advisor

6 years ago

10/10/2014, 02:00 AM
いつも混んでるけど、まさに日本の居酒屋 まさに日本の居酒屋です。魚も美味いし日本に帰った気分になりますよ。皿うどんが美味いけど、大きすぎる〜
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KrisRod on Trip Advisor

6 years ago

09/21/2014, 04:39 AM
Good if you like this style Different style of Japanese food; I'm most fond of your bento box and sushi rolls and sashimi. Here you will get an array of choices from grilled to stewed to different appetizers and sides.Enjoyed the Eel Rice, the duck, and the generous plating of three slices of six different sashimi. Liked but didn't love the fat pork and the rice balls. Didn't think much of beef tongue nor uni rice. So I'll still choose your typical Japanese fare, but once in a while I'll go back to Tanto for their wider choice of dishes and their fine hand with flavorings.
mochi_icecream on Trip Advisor

6 years ago

07/15/2014, 04:08 AM
best izkaya in town small place, get crowded right after they open. But the food is excellent, worth the waiting! Best izkaya place in south bay!
Diem L on Trip Advisor

6 years ago

05/31/2014, 08:23 AM
Excellent local Japanese food serving home dishes! Pros: Service is fast Food portions are great Sashimi salad is delicious Crispy rice balls are good Beef tongue is good Uni Yakemeshi is good Quality is consistent Nagasaki pork is delicious Cons: Long wait if you don't have a reservation (highly recommended) Needs to be open longer A little cramped Soups are not consistent Not good for large groups One of my favorite restaurants!!
Green-Espirit on Trip Advisor

6 years ago

05/02/2014, 05:27 AM
Tanto Japanese Food - Best Rice Cake The food are not inexpensive but very delicious, all well made. It was worth an experience. Four of us spent about $100 including tips and taxes for dinner. 1. Call to make reservation ahead of time, or start to wait in line when the restaurant is about to open. 2. Sushi could not fill our stomach. Their rice cake is best. I enjoyed two of them. 3. Free self-parking 4. Don't know what to order? Just show the waitress the food photos. That is what we did. Enjoy.
tk-AIERINO on Trip Advisor

6 years ago

03/11/2014, 04:29 AM
ほぼ日本です お店の雰囲気もいる日本人のお客さんの割合もダントツです。 勿論味の方も居酒屋さんそのものです。(アメリカであまり見かけないスーツのサラリーマンもちらほら見かけます) 店員さんも半分位は日本語が喋れる方ですので(もちろんメニューも日本語あり)英語が苦手な方でも安心できるレストランです。(いつも満席なので予約する方が安心かもしれません)
Verlisia on Trip Advisor

6 years ago

01/28/2014, 08:45 AM
Good izakaya Solid place for izakaya. On the scale of innovativeness, Tanto is middle of the road. There aren't many outrageous fusion dishes like Gochi. Yet, it is not nearly as traditional as Hoshi. I enjoyed most I have tried at Tanto. Food is decent for the price. Restaurant is quite small but strangely didn't have an intimate late night drinking place atmosphere. Perhaps the light is just too bright and they close rather early some of the nights.
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