Tokova Restaurant

4.7
83 reviews
£26 to £40
Basque

Tokova, located in London’s trendy Tooting Broadway Market, brings casual dining in its finest form. Serving a Taste of the Basque Country, Tokova offers guests a wide selection of small plates, all of which are designed to share, encouraging guests to experience the different flavours of Spain’s Basque region with unique and contemporary twist. This are tapas, but not as you know it!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 83 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.5
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipFrolikingFoodie
London
31 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Highly recommend, the staff are extremely knowledgeable and passionate about the food they prepare and serve. Will definitely be returning when they can re-open.

LK
LondonKate
London
6 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’re so lucky to have this outstanding restaurant around the corner!

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
5 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat up by the bar, great atmosphere. The menu is outstanding and wonderfully varied, make sure you try the Presa!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
London
4 reviews
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place! Menu has expanded and so there’s even more delicious treats from the last time I went, equally amazing quality ingredients and innovative cooking. Highly recommend

AL
vipALEXG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 4 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second time here and service and food was fantastic again. Host was friendly and food was incredibly special. Definitely worth a visit.

J
Jp51991
London
2 reviews
Dined on 3 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent restaurant with fantastic food and lovely staff. A must to visit when going to Broadway Market in Tooting!

C
Carys
London
2 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The serving staff were brilliant, the food was delicious and experimental with loads of flavour. We had such a great time and can’t wait to go back when it reopens

LD
LinsayD
London
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Exquisite tapas food with genuine Spanish flair. A must-visit eatery in South West London.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great evening with great food

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 28 October 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Been previously. Excellent food and friendly service.

JC
vipJCdiner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 23 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the most amazing plates of food sitting at the counter overlooking the chefs. The owner is passionate about the menu and you can tell that each dish has been carefully created and executed beautifully. The place was lively, fun and buzzing with activity and we will return with friends to try the plates we couldn’t manage on the first visit.

JM
JamesM
London
1 review
Dined on 21 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing food and very personal service - a hidden gem in Tooting market! Go!

JH
JuliaH
1 review
Dined on 15 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious and different, helped by the most amazing knowledgeable waitress who pushed us out of our comfort zones and every mouthful was yum.

CH
CHen
London
1 review
Dined on 15 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant in Tooting, great Basque food and welcoming atmosphere

JN
JN34
London
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food and great atmosphere. The staff were very friendly and the food was delicious.

I especially enjoyed the presa and the chorizo.

As it was a Friday night they were extremely busy and service was a little on the slow side, which was understandable as everyone was trying to have their food before the covid 10pm closing time

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious quality food (with a great selection to choose from), lovely host, and a generally good experience all round.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The whole night was amazing - great service, great menu options and amazing food & some dishes with a great twist. I would highly recommend this Basque restaurant in Tooting Market.

M
Marctyler
London
3 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience4

Need more staff for saturdays and Fridays - took ages to get drinks

A
Avie
London
18 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was good, a few dishes lack some salt but overall it was nice

JO
JOdotS
London
2 reviews
Dined on 1 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The passion at this restaurant is outstanding. Cooking our chorizo over a ceramic pig fire was fun but the pork was the standout dish of the night or the mackerel or maybe the black rice! It was all delicious, as good as you’d get in any West End eatery. GO!

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Charlie
London
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yessssss. Incredible food. Lovely owner. Impossible to dislike.

LF
LondonFoodie
London
27 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food with service to match , staff respectful of Covid restrictions which kept the meal relaxed and highly enjoyable.

PR
PaulR
London
3 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I submit to you, dear reader, that this is not only the best restaurant in Tooting but among the best in London. The food is imaginative, well presented and most importantly, delicious. Quality ingredients are used, many sourced from Spain, and there is a mixture of quite elaborate dishes and simple ones. This week my wife and I had 6 dishes, but my favourite was a fried duck egg with morcilla. Simply cooked but utterly fab. The owner is charming and friendly and clearly takes pride in her restaurant. We like to sit at the bar so we can see the chefs at work - they produce many dishes at a time but they are always perfectly cooked and presented. There is a good selection of wines, spirits and beer. I had a couple of bottles of Basque cider. At 6%, i felt a bit squiffy after but the food soaked it up. Highly recommended.

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Emma
London
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent restaurant, delicious food cooked and served to perfection. Great service, would highly recommend.

J
Joanna
London
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service...we’ll be back for sure!

LK
LondonKate
London
6 reviews
Dined on 2 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and great service

N
Neil
London
5 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We recently went for lunch under the eat out to help out scheme to Tokova and found it a wonderful place.
The owner was incredible in explaining the menu and providing suggestions, and was very friendly. All the dishes we had were exceptional - the chorizo and the presa were the highlights. Highly recommended.

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bigbelly
London
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, amazing staff and amazing quality!
Rice paper cannelloni a firm favourite!

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vipandyocallaghan
London
18 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional food and warm, friendly service. Highly recommended.

MB
MichaelB
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Lovely food, pity about the water leaking but overall an amazing experiencing

M
Michael
London
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Get the Cannelloni, unreal vegetable dish and the rest is just as good

JH
JadeH
2 reviews
Dined on 19 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service, and beautifully presented delicious food. A great selection of Basque Country tapas, a lovely change from usual dishes, and a great chance to try new delights. The owner is lovely! Great quality food that is immaculately presented. Definitely going back soon!

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as12334
London
3 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Sadly this is no longer our favourite, we feel the welcome is still special but the food is not as good. :(

OT
OpenTable Diner
Brighton
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Lovely food! Brilliantly authentic. Great flavours. Loved it!

MB
MikeyB
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was tasty, and provided great variety, well spiced and salted. Would definitely recommend. We sat at the bar and it was a great viewpoint to see all the food being made and interact with the servers.

EP
EllieP
London
2 reviews
Dined on 5 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a brilliant time for our first foray out after lockdown. Special food, wonderful and passionate owner. We were thoroughly looked after and the food was super delicious.

LR
vipLaurenR
London
2 reviews
Dined on 1 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and the food is absolutely incredible - a totally different standard to what you would expect for a small pop up in a market!!

AD
ADLQ
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The service was not 100% but that is my experience in Tooting market. Too successful for such a small place. The food is amasing (and I am basque). Order txakoli. The manager pours it by breaking it againt the glass, as it should be done.

She was not able to service as she should as she was fighting with the market maintenance as they turned off the heating. It got cold. I had to put my coat on and my feet got freezing. But I guess not the restaurant's fault.

VD
ValeD
London
2 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great food! The prawns and octopus was my favorite! Beef was outstanding as well.
The owner is very attentive and makes you feel taken care of.
It's probably not the cheapest option at the market but definitely worth it.

LM
LizM
London
5 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience2

We had been wanting to try this restaurant for a while. The food was great, the staff very friendly but the service was slow some what unprofessional- seemed not to be able to cope with the volume of people. we got there for 6.30 as it was a friday evening but even as the first customers to arrive our food took ages to arrive and was really slow in between plates. Disappointing overall but would go back maybe at lunch time when not so stressed and maybe we would be able to eat our meal without the excessively loud and awful music in the market and not wait for ages in between plates. Tapas whilst does not all come at once but we got our first plate of Jamon without the bread and these both arrived very slowly before we received our drinks!

FAQs

Tokova Restaurant is rated 4.7 stars by 83 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.