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Kuma Tofino serving Japanese comfort food in a cozy environment.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
CUISINES
Japanese, Asian
FEATURES
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Street Parking, Free off-street parking, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed August 22, 2021

Was craving Japanese food (I'm Japanese LOL) and went to this location. Unfortunately the menu was condensed because there was only one chef working...but we ordered the Chicken Karaage donburi and it was SO GOOD!!! I wish the full menu was available but satisfied with...our dinner.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed July 25, 2021 via mobile

The bear tuna was sooo good! 10/10 recommend! Also the matcha cheese cake was delicious. You need to eat here if you’re in Tofino.

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed July 24, 2021

What an excellent and memorable experience! The vibe was tangible and the service, exemplary. The Chicken Karrage was worthy of a 21 gun salute and the Shio Ramen had me calling out it’s name in my sleep. Do yourself a favour and try the cheesecake....Last but certainly not least, many thanks to Olivia for hosting a wonderful evening and Brooks for the killer playlist that soundtracked the night. 🤙🏼🥇More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed July 24, 2021

It may look like your average neighborhood ethnic restaurant, but Kuma is anything but! I wandered in on a Friday night with a couple of friends and was immediately greeted by the friendly staff and incredible aroma of chicken karaage and ramen. The chicken karaage...is breaded crispy chicken goodness that will leave you wanting more! Packed with unreal flavour, the ramen is a perfect dinner that will continue to exceed your expectations. To top everything off, a must try is the matcha cheesecake for dessert; it’s not too sweet, topped with strawberries and whipping cream, the creamy texture ends your meal with the likes of eating a cloud. By the end of the meal we were planning our next visit !More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed July 19, 2021

This was probably the best Asian food I’ve had in a long time. The spicy edamame has wrecked me for edamame anywhere else again. The bear tuna had such a great balance of flavours The staff was kind on a super busy evening in high...season in the summer We were able to sit at the barMore

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed July 19, 2021 via mobile

Phenomenal We ordered four dishes and shared...the edamame was amazing...totally unexpected and delicious...the others were fabulous too...balanced and yummy...one bonus on the edamame was that the bowl it was served in kept the beans warm and extra sauce at the bottom was warm and delicious...:)More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed March 20, 2021

The food was beyond our expectations!!! Their miso soup is the best I've had, with lots of seaweed, mushrooms and rich broth. The donburi bowl has LOTS of fresh tuna, and their ramen was also amazing (the pork was braised, crispy, tasty). I highly recommend...it!More

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed March 13, 2021 via mobile

Chef Mati Greyson is a master of the broth, his Raman is exceptional. The bear tuna is excellent as well. We went for dinner and was pleasantly surprised at the high quality of the food and service. Chef Greyson and his kitchen manager partner are...doing amazing things in the kitchen at Kuma’s. The Chef even took time out to come our table and have a few words about his incredible food. If you are in Tofino you must try his food, I highly recommend Kuma’s💙More

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed March 8, 2021 via mobile

There are a few great restaurants in Tofino with different cuisines BUT Kuma Tofino is at the top of the great food list. The chefs care about their preparation and presentation. The flavours are perfect. The servers are there to make sure you are getting...everything you need. Highly recommended!More

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed February 25, 2021

My boyfriend and I had dinner here, arrived at 7 and didn’t have to wait for a table. We got two appetizers (the bear tuna is AMAZING) and chicken karaage and ramen for mains. Everything was amazing! The service, atmosphere, and drinks. We had such...a great meal, one of the best dining experiences we’ve had in a long time. No long wait for food or drinks, and so fresh. Please do yourself the favour and eat here!!More

Date of visit: February 2021
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JenniferS92
July 19, 2017|
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Response from Natkayco | Reviewed this property |
I looked on their website and it says they are open from 4:30-9:30. I don't think they open for lunch, sorry.
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JenniferS92
July 19, 2017|
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Response from Mitsumi K | Property representative |
Hi Jennifer, We are not open for lunch but our dinner service starts at 4pm with happy hour. I hope you have a chance to visit us on your visit to Tofino! Best, Mitsumi
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elainef862
December 28, 2016|
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Response from colin w | Reviewed this property |
Indeed they didn't take reservations - and it's a little cramped so people don't linger over their food (sliver lining and all that) - but the food is delicious so just give it a try. There are more relaxed (and reservable... More
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Frequently Asked Questions about Kuma Tofino

Yes, Kuma Tofino offers takeaway services.

Kuma Tofino is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5