Monday, April 02, 2007

Tomo getting a tune-up

Since we ran our review of Tomo Sushi Friday, the owner has called to say the restaurant is getting more sushi chefs, which should improve the flow of service.
Have other folks had similar poor service there? What are your impressions of the place.

10 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why review a place that doesn't even have it's liquor license yet? It sounds like it was just too new. Maybe you could have given them some time to work out the kinks. I feel bad for them. You could kill their business before they even get started.

11:35 AM  
Blogger Nathaniel Glen said...

Good point. The Gazette usually waits two months to review a new place. It gives them time to work out the kinks (and get a liquor license.) In this case, we waited a bit more. The Independent reviewed it after only a month.

2:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just want the reviewer of Tomo's to know that they have a following with my husband and myself.
We drive there 25 miles each way practically everyday. We have found the service prompt and the sushi delicious as well as beautifully displayed.The staff always greets us warmly. The sushi looks fresh as well as well as tastes fresh.
As far as a liquor license, I do not care about it.
My husband and I have tried several places in Colorado Springs and have been eating sushi for years. We find Tomo's the tops!

8:50 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tomo has very tasty sushi and as mentioned atrocious, slow service. I am hoping, as the owner mentioned, when we questioned why it took so long, that they will work it out soon.I will go back to give it another try in a month or so.

8:30 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We recently had lunch at Tomo. I would say it's mediocre. We had the bento box for lunch. It has a typical menu. We were looking for more creativity on the menu.

The sushi was ok..not bad not great. Personally, I feel there are more superior sushi restaurants here in the Springs.

5:57 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think food in general is such a personal preference. I have been to restaurants that were supposed to have great food, but I did not like it.

After all, isn't everybodys "mom's cooking is the best in the whole world?" Think about that!!!

2:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My husband and I are huge fans of John Ra and his lovely wife, Carrie, since they ran Miyake. We had the Indy's review of his new venture and finally made it in last night for dinner, and as usual, dining at John and Carrie's place, was a fabulous experience! The service was friendly and efficient and the rolls were fabulous. I enjoy their creativity and anyone who hasn't tried Tomo is missing out. I can't help but think the Gazette only wrote a negative review because the Indy's was so positive. God forbid the Gazette could ever agree with those liberals over at the Independent!

9:22 AM  
Anonymous Elizabeth said...

I love Tomo and am sorry that your experience was less than enjoyable. Sometimes they are very busy or get behind, but at these times I've always found them to make up in courtesy. They're very pleasant and gracious from the servers to the owner and I have found it to be a favorite.

12:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great meal I have had in Springs, will be going back again. I love the Tijuana Ninja and TNT.
Our server was friendly and efficient. It was our second visit and she remembered our names and what we ordered from our first. She offered suggestions when asked, very personable and genuine. Nice atmosphere. The sushi is well prepared and not all small and thin like other places try to make it.

10:17 PM  
Anonymous Eric Basco said...

I met John at my workplace, while speaking with a co-worker about sushi. He replied, "You should stop by my sushi bar, Tomo." Not only was I shocked to meet the owner of a sushi-ya I've been wanting to try, I have been serving him for months.

I brought my fiance in, and we were seated right away. The sushi chef was very polite, and we spoke while he piped wasabi on a platter holding the rainbow roll.

For my first time, I had a tempura battered sushi roll. This one was called the "Andy Roll", with surimi and cream cheese, dipped in tempura batter, and deep fried. It was definitely a new and delicious experience.

You can tell when walking into Tomo that it is not a small sushi bar in the streets of Ōsaka, Japan. This is an asian fusion sushi bar, and it tops the chart at originality.

Coming from a chef, Tomo is at it's growth period.
When it peaks, who knows what they will come up with next.

10:28 PM  

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