Tomo: The Best Japanese Restaurant In Ottawa?
With an average rating of 4.0 on Google Maps from over 250 reviews, keep reading to find out why Ottawians think this is Ottawa’s best Japanese restaurant…
After reading my blog, you will never type: “Sushi Near Me” ever again. I actually came to know of this charming sushi bar, called Tomo, through a gift card, only a few months ago, and believe me when I say, this Asian restaurant serves some of the best Japanese food in the available in the whole of Ottawa. This is one of the few places where I frequently visit night after night. They haven’t disappointed me yet! I don’t even know where to start, I could talk about the heavenly rolls, then I might miss mentioning the poke bowl, and don’t even get me started on the lightest rice I have ever eaten.
It opens at 11:30 am and closes at 2:00 am. The menu range is CA$31-60,a “$$$”on Yelp, which I think is incredibly reasonable, considering the quality on offer. The restaurant’s interior is splendid, it includes handcrafted furniture and scenic lighting, thereby creating a wonderful environment in which to dine. It is also available on Uber eats, for those late nights at the office, or just when you’re feeling lazy. The parking is your usual Byward market metered street parking which ensures light traffic as unnecessary space congestion is avoided. Of course, one of the most important factors of a customer’s journey is the staff’s interaction with the customers, and let me tell you this, they couldn’t be more attentive and enthusiastic if they tried.
“I really liked this place. The food was really good, excellent service, nice ambiance with some nice, but not too loud, music. The edamame were warm and salty and my two rolls were delicious”,writes Caroline, member of the elite squad on Yelp, who gave a 4-star rating.
Another reviewer, Jasper,writes:
“I grew up in Hong Kong eating Chinese food and have been in Ottawa for 5 years. Tomo has the best authentic wok-fried rice in Ottawa – better than any fried rice in Chinatown :)”.
Last week, I tried the “Grilled Duck skewers”, well cooked with a seven-spice teriyaki Japanese sauce and the whole dinner for two with drinks was about $120.
All in all, this one is a gem, and a very underrated one. The one con you might hear about, is the about the price, but as I explained, it is worth it as you really get what you pay for.