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Kissa Tanto, Vancouver, BC

Kissa Tanto

4.7
4.7
205 Reviews
CAN$51 and over
Italian
Tucked into the upper story of a delightfully faded building in Chinatown, Kissa Tanto invites you into the little jewel that is the House of Plenty. First we will eat! Such supreme satisfaction we take from the delicate flavours of Japan and the warmth of ltalian cooking and feel it’s right to bring these culinary forces together to do a little dance. Why not? Soul mates are they not with their mutual love of noodles, rice, and proteins in their pure, delicious uncooked form? Think of the cool elegant crudo and cruda, crisp exotic salads, playful pastas, and rich, tender meats that we shall sink our teeth into. And whilst doing so, we will drink! We will wipe the dust off of the My Private Tokyo, inhale the burgundy scent of Barolo, sip tiny glasses of fine sake, and down chilly glasses of beer.

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2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 32 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Japanese, Creative Japanese

  • Hours of Operation

    Wed, Thu, Sun 5:30 pm–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:30 pm–12:00 am

  • Phone number

    (778) 379-8078

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

  • Executive Chef

    Joël Watanabe

  • Private party facilities

    Private event requests are excepted. Please email us at hello@kissatanto.com with your contact information, party size, and date you are looking to book.

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What 205 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Vancouver / British Columbia

    Handcrafted Cocktails

  • Vancouver / British Columbia

    Italian

  • Vancouver

    Best Service

  • Vancouver

    Best Ambience

  • Vancouver

    Handcrafted Cocktails

  • Vancouver

    Italian

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  1. D

    Diana

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    We ordered the tajarin and the risotto special (with truffle and duck fat-braised morels). The tajarin was very interesting and tasty. The risotto was quite salty even though I'm typically a huge fan of salty foods. I thought it was just a little unbalanced for a dish of that size that costed us almost $70. Our server made us feel very rushed. I could barely understand what he was saying when he was rapidly listing off the special options. After we declined the tasting menu option (was just out of my budget), he took no interest in us after. He even made a point to slam our bill on the table at the very end which was kind of rude.
  2. KH

    KevH

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The food was unique and delicious. The space was absolutely gorgeous. Our server was knowledgeable and ensured we had an excellent experience. I loved the selection of cocktails. I highly recommend!
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Hands down one of the best meals I’ve ever had. Absolute must go
  4. BC

    imBC

    Austin

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall1food1service3ambience1
    Very loud can not hear my friend at all. Very pricey food, too salted pasta and lamb with tendons can not be cut to small pieces.
  5. A

    Anonymous

    Manitoba

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely excellent on all levels. Food was superb. Service was amazing. And love the ambiance!!
  6. FN

    FamilyNightOut

    Vancouver

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 8 August 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Context is important for my feedback. The food is generally quite good and service impeccable. This is an elite dining experience. This being said, the restaurant is so overpriced that it is hard to find any value even as compared to Michelin starred restaurants. For a family of four, ordering the chef’s tasters menu at $140 per person, my kids both left hungry. I don’t know that our table was served more than a table of two and the dishes were either excellent (udon, pasta, salad) or average (fish, wagyu, rice bowl). The dessert (olive matcha cake) was disappointing and left us feeling underwhelmed as a finisher, maybe because four of us shared one dish of dessert. As compared to the taster’s menu at Savio Volpe, which we left carrying takeout too full to finish at half the price, we cannot find a reason to return to this restaurant. It is a restaurant we always wanted to try so it is a shame. I would recommend avoiding the taster’s menu. It is just regular menu items at premium prices.
  7. AA

    AmyA

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Kissa Tanto is honestly the best restaurant I have ever been to. The food and service are always impeccable and we are always made to feel special and cared for by the amazing staff. I cannot say enough good things about it and I would honestly come every week if I could afford to. This place is perfect and I feel lucky to experience it.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 5 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great except the music was too loud for conversation at a normal level. Perhaps I’m getting old but there seems to be a greater number of high end restaurants (of which this one is) that have their music too loud. If I wanted a bar with loud musics I’d go to a bar with loud music. The only negative to a fantastic experience.
  9. j

    jeffs

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 4 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    My favorite place for excellent food and exceptional service. Very innovative menu.
  10. RA

    RyanA

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding ambience, food, and staff. Top notch all-around and Manny the CdC is a scholar and a gentleman and should be lauded as the consummate gastronomical tour de force that he is! 😘
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 July 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Very lovely. Unique setting. Eclectic menu. Great staff.
  12. MZ

    MuhammadZ

    Vancouver

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 July 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    Disappointing experience given the reviews and hype this place had. Food was just okay and it was soooo loud even at 10:30
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A novel dining experience with the omakase
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 29 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food. Super hip restaurant Staff is incredible. Gold star to the chef and his talent working in the kitchen. Casey Belmont , Ca
  15. JT

    JenniferT

    Hawaii

    96 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    96 reviews

    Dined on 29 July 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Terrific, innovative food in a trendy art deco setting. This small place upstairs in Chinatown pairs trendy deco decor with excellent food. Especially noteworthy were the dandelion papparadell and the charcoal udon. Filled with flavor. The seashore martini was also a hit.
  16. f

    fmanji

    Vancouver

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 28 July 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    $50 corkage is gouging, if you want to bring a nice bottle of wine that is well-aged, we should be able to do that at a reasonable price, say $25
  17. A

    Alexandrad

    Fort Lauderdale

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excelente restaurante, buen servicio
  18. N

    Nick

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We highly recommend the omakase if you are truly indecisive about what to order — it is a gorgeous and memorable multi-course meal curated by the chef. Servers and hosts were attentive to our requests and answered questions about certain menu items. In all, were well taken care of!
  19. C

    Coconut

    Vancouver

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on 24 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Fabulous & exceptional food. Service is also excellent. Pricey and portions are small but well worth it.
  20. CW

    ChrisW

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and incredible food. Lots of interesting flavours.
  21. GD

    GeorgeD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Phenomenal start to finish. I came twice in one week.
  22. E

    Eyp708

    Vancouver

    70 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    70 reviews

    Dined on 24 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was outstanding. We did the omakase, which we didn't even know was an option, and every dish was delicious and perfectly cooked. It was a great way to try the best that Kissa Tanto has to order, as there were dishes that we wouldn't have ordered ourselves that we really liked. I also really like that the omakase was flexible, allowing you to not only set the price point per person, but you could tell them if there was something you really wanted to try, as well as if there were things you really disliked, so the tasting menu was tailored for you. Will definitely be returning!
  23. J

    Jessica

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 July 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Umm I feel the food was really on par with what I expected
  24. RR

    RiskyReviews

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 23 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Frazier and the bartending team were thorough and patient. Food and drinks were all top notch. Can’t wait to go back and try the Omakase.
  25. C

    Clara

    Vancouver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 July 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Our party of 3 wanted to go with the chefs choice experience at Kissa tanto. We were disappointed that despite two of our group saying we absolutely love seafood, and one person who didn’t eat seafood, the whole table didn’t get any seafood except for a tiny starter. The food was great nonetheless but I would recommend ordering a la carte next time.
  26. R

    Rach

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 July 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    sooooo good! the charcoal udon was a highlight! & it was so cute inside
  27. J

    Jasharris

    Vancouver

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on 21 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It’s a great room in a neighborhood that’s a bit edgy at night. The restaurant interior is stunning to look at; a great place for a special dinner but when full the noise level is high. Ear plugs help knock back ambient sound.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 18 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Can’t be beat in terms of quality presentation ambiance service. One of the very best dining experiences in Canada. The octopus is presented beautifully and is masterfully cooked. Always the highlight of dining in Vancouver
  29. S

    Shopper3

    Vancouver

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on 17 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Every dish was bursting with flavour. Some unique flavour combinations. Serving staff were knowledgeable, friendly and attentive. Restaurant decor is attractive and comfortable.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 16 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thank you for the amazing diner last night. The food was awesome and the service impeccable. Merci spécial à Taylor pour son service en français ☺️
  31. RR

    ReubenR

    Toronto

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 16 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It's hard to put into words how great a dinner and night we had. Sitting at the bar served by Avi and Fraser. Meeting chef Joelle it was an amazing night. Let them guide you though the menu because every dish will exceed expectations. We go to a lot of highly rated restaurants and consider ourselves foodies but kissa is now our number 1 rated restaurant in Canada period !! We're going to return to Vancouver literally just to come back to this restaurant. Thanks for a memorable night
  32. e

    everythingsablur

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 July 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Good cocktails, great ambiance, tasty food. Some items had very small portions, while others felt more reasonable. Omikase is also an option.
  33. s

    sidh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best meals I have had in my life. Our server Belinda was incredible. So knowledgeable and such a nice guide for our first time at Kissa Tanto. Can't wait to come back!
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing experience!
  35. VF

    VictoriaF

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food! Very unique and thoughtful. We were impressed and will come again.
  36. LF

    LisaF

    Seattle

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 July 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    Don’t know what the fuss is about this place. Overpriced, not even unique combinations of food. Save your money, feels like a gimmick.
  37. K

    Kimberp

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 July 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Such an amazing time! And the food was top notch!
  38. C

    Claire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 July 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The service was great but took kind of a long time to get asked about when it was time to order etc
  39. t

    trevuwu

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 July 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    Probably was just overhyped so I was dissapointed. Food was interesting but not necessarily good, too much licorice flavour (was in 3/4 dishes) so that was over used. Cocktail was very good. Service was a bit annoying trying too hard. Ambience was nice the place is very cool. Music was too loud though.
  40. FL

    FredL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fun dinner, great food. Service was top notch. Would highly recommend.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
  • Protective equipment

    • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

Kissa Tanto is rated 4.7 stars by 205 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 32 times today
Google Map for Kissa Tanto

263 Pender St E, Vancouver, BC V6A 1T8

Additional information

  • Area

    Chinatown

  • Hours of Operation

    Wed, Thu, Sun 5:30 pm–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:30 pm–12:00 am

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Japanese, Creative Japanese

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

  • Parking Details

    Street Parking

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Joël Watanabe

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Non-Smoking, Wine

  • Phone number

    (778) 379-8078

  • Private party facilities

    Private event requests are excepted. Please email us at hello@kissatanto.com with your contact information, party size, and date you are looking to book.

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