From No. 3 Road and Granville, go two small blocks north, turn right on Park until it hits Cook Road. Tora Renbo will be on the left.
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Monday to Sunday 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Don’t Judge a Book by its Cover
Tora Renbo doesn’t look like much, occupying a corner of a drab, concrete-strewn strip mall in Richmond. But it still stands out with its prominent navy blue sign and Japanese-patterned flags waving outside.
The place is usually packed with happy diners, munching on Japanese favourites made from fresh ingredients and served in large portions. Be prepared to wait during peak hours if you don’t have reservations. Lunch time is especially busy, thanks to the combo lunches. Check out the daily specials as well, they’re usually a great deal.
Not Your Ordinary Sushi
Tora Renbo boasts some creative, one-of-a-kind rolls, such as the Tiger Eye roll, the mango california roll (which substitutes mango for the usual avocado) and the papaya roll, a dazzling tropical flirtation that dances on the tongue. Other popular dishes include the crisp chicken karaage and piping hot udon bowls.
ParagrThe décor is typical of what you’d see in Japanese restaurants around town. Service is solid, with friendly and professional servers. Tora Renbo seats around 50 people with additional stools over by the sushi bar. It’s a great place to watch the chefs at work and try some of their recommendation. aph3