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Sushi Tomo

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4131 El Camino Way, Palo Alto, CA 94306-4010
+1 650-856-1100
11:30 - 21:30
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Palo Alto, California
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

The food was fine, but the service needs help. Not once did the waiter come up and ask whether we would like more tea or water, he did not take away our used dishes, although he walked by us with empty hands many times. I can go on. He's not a bad guy - he just needs training. In Western... More 

Thank V D
Wells, United Kingdom
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119 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2016

Excellent sushi and very well set out. The children loved it - especially the boats circulating with the food.

Thank Michael F
Paris, France
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77 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2015

I've been here years ago and it was adequate. I just went there again on Saturday night and the sushi was terrible and the service was even worse. We arrived at 8:15pm (the advertised store hours is 9pm). We asked for 3 seats at the bar and the hostess gave us this "unwelcoming" response that the bar is closing (45... More 

Thank Peter L
Palo Alto, California
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29 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2015

Has been consistently very good for many years- reasonable prices too. Service is friendly for eat-in or take out.The casual, clean atmosphere makes it an enjoyable place to dine. Nothing fancy, a nice change from the "trendy" Palo Alto restaurants.The parking lot is small, and at times the street parking is limited since there are several restaurants in the area.

Thank ldb61
Palo Alto, California
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403 reviews
286 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2015

Tomo is close to my house and is a go to place for a quick bite of sushi. It is on the inexpensive side and really worth each bite. Usually I take out but on Saturday, we ate at the sushi bar. It was not crowded so there was not a big choice of floating sushi. Had to ask the... More 

Thank Marcia K
Palo Alto, California
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97 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2014

Sushi Tomo on El Camino Way provides good sushi at a good price. We eat here 2-3 times a month. The sushi chefs are personable and will tell you what is best that day. The boats around the sushi bar are a fun touch- loved by kids and kids at heart.

Thank Suzannea2010
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83 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2014

Arguably the best value in town for a nice Asian meal… Of course, here you’ll get a typical Asian cuisine a la carte menu, including tempura, sushi rolls, sashimi, miso soups, etc., etc… but if you want to try a satisfying and delicious meal for one very reasonable price, go for the “lunch box” (or “dinner box”, if you visit... More 

Thank luispi
Palo Alto, California
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2013

The fish was not fresh and had a bad after taste. Even the loads of mayo and sauce in spicy tuna roll could not hide the bad quality

Thank Singha108
los gatos, CA
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27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2012

Good food: better than average teriyaki. The lunch special is a good deal, and they have quite a variety of types of sushi. Service is quick and friendly.

1 Thank LeoTheGreyCat
Ashland, Oregon
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2012

I don't want people to think this is Sushi. What a shame...... I believe this restraunt is runned by Korean people because they were all speaking Korean. Have they ever had real sushi???? All the fish tasted same. I know why .........because it was all frozen and inappropriately defreeze. I was so disappointed for fish and miso soup too. I... More 

1 Thank Saki_8_12

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4131 El Camino Way, Palo Alto, CA 94306-4010
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Palo Alto
  • Phone Number: +1 650-856-1100

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