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660 Cookman Ave, New Jersey, Asbury Park, NJ 07712-7104
+1 732-775-1020
12:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 12:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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Asbury Park, New Jersey
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125 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The fish is super fresh. The sushi is dynamite ! Great atmosphere. Go upscale or casual - great feel to the restaurant. Good happy hour ! Great bar staff !

Thank pjaquinto
Belle Mead, NJ
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wentt to Taka on Mothers day. Rservations were easy and service was good. They have a good variety in terms of menu selection. I like it as many restaurants have a huge sushi menu but not Taka. The appetizers like the vegetable tempura and calamari were very good. We had the crispy spicy tun and the firecracker sushi which were... More 

Thank UniversalTraveler58
Freehold, New Jersey
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147 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went here on a rainy weekend. The meat loaf was suggested many times so went with that entree, rather than the usual sushi. It came hot in a pot and tasted very good. Mashed potatoes came on the side. Enjoyed it with a draft of Sapporo beer. Very good. Highly recommend.

Thank Mike G
Asbury Park, New Jersey
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42 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I really enjoy sushi and this place has my favorite. The pork and shrimp dumplings are a great start but sushi rolls are the star. The place is well designed and the bar is classic. The one complaint is the reservation system which is by phone only, they really need to get on open table as a reservation is needed... More 

Thank Rpie99
Toms River, NJ, United States
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you manage to get there, a few drinks and appetizers at the bar is a wonderful excursion on Saturday afternoon. Ryan the bartender has entertained us for the past year. Ask for him!! Had amazing gin martini shaken with ice crystals huge olives (3). Also a delicious lemon drop type drink called Yuzo drop. Loved it with Red Kimono... More 

Thank Teresa M
Sea Girt, New Jersey
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25 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

gave these guys another chance but once again they came up short. If you can't get the rice right for your rolls then nothing else really matters. there is no care to the "craft" of sushi here. best go elsewhere where they care deeply about what they put in front of you....i.e. Sumo

Thank tartufobianc69
Oceanport, New Jersey
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A bit of a backstory here- I use to work for a Japanese company, and we would eat authentic Japanese food daily. We are talking homemade Bento Boxes, Dashi Broths, Onigiri, daifuku, etc. etc. Due to this I have high standards when it comes to Japanese Food. I have heard nothing but wonderful things about this place and decided to... More 

Thank Allie R
Ocean, New Jersey
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109 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Mrs. B and I attended a birthday party for 20 people on a Saturday night. Of course we reserved weeks before as this is a very busy restaurant. The service was the typical Taka service (Excellent), even though the restaurant and bar were jammed. We all had something different and agreed the food was fantastic. No matter what we have... More 

Thank PatrickOcean_nj
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41 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

We came here for a friend's birthday. We made a reservation because this place is always packed during the weekends. This is a place offering Japanese fusion food. They are pretty standard. My friend loves their meatloaf. I got the fried calamari and sashimi dinner. I think my food were good. I would not say it's the best Japanese restaurant... More 

Thank Jinny T
Asbury Park, New Jersey
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Consistently great food and service! Professional fun staff and service. Amazing blackberry Margarita. The best meatloaf you'll ever have — I know weird, but true. The sushi is always fresh and always a great choice.

Thank lolisad

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$30
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 660 Cookman Ave, New Jersey, Asbury Park, NJ 07712-7104
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Asbury Park
  • Phone Number: +1 732-775-1020
Japanese specialties, tapas, sushi and japanese inspired entrees.

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Asbury Park, New Jersey

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?