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Takara Japanese Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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3740 Overseas Hwy, Marathon, FL 33050-2390
+1 305-509-7183
16:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Sat 16:00 - 22:00
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2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

While Takara is labeled here as a Japanese restaurant, in its current form it serves sushi and Thai cuisine. The restaurant is very small with maybe 10 tables. The kitchen is also small and when the restaurant is full you must be patient awaiting your order. The room is not fancy at all but the lighting at night is subdued... More 

Thank jeanjohn706
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great fresh food with wonderful flavors. Large menu, many choices, always good. Small, not fancy, but worth it for the food

Thank Ganine Giorgion... D
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went just now and the place was pretty busy. Did not mind waiting as the reviews said food was good. After waiting 45 minutes we get our entree. Presentation was beautiful. Chicken and rice both were cold. Not a good experience to wait this long for cold food. Not to mention a Walgreens brand bottle of water was $2.50.... More 

Thank ScottFLRN
Martinsville, VA.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I got the drunken noodles (which I get at every thai restaurant) the flavors were very good and it came in a large portion for about $11, I got tofu on it and it was crunchy and perfectly cooked. I got the tofu soup also expecting it to be pretty plain but the flavors were amazing, kind of garlicky and... More 

Thank Sharon C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a tiny little place across the highway from the Marathon City Marina and it is well worth checking out. Too bad they are only open for dinner; we would frequent it if they were open for lunch, but maybe that will come with their increasing popularity. My wife had some excellent massaman curry and I had probably the... More 

Thank jim h
Florida Keys
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21 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We enjoy stopping for dinner here, the food is always fresh and tasty. Sometimes noisy other times not ... that, as in with most restaurants is hit or miss ... but we sure love their cooking !!

Thank elynngo
Mystic, Connecticut
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46 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

I couldn't wait to get back to Marathon to eat here again. The food is fresh and the sauces that come with the entrees are flavorful and not overly thick or gooey. Spicy entrees can be ordered by degree of heat preferred. There is an extensive menu with Japanese, Thai and sushi and even hot pot. I ate Spicy Herb... More 

Thank Carol Z
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

I love this place, the food is really delicious and the service was excellent. I would say that for take out it is a little pricey, and my only criticism for dining in was that there was no atmosphere. They really need some background music! Food is great though, which is the main thing!

Thank Emily B
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

The food at Takara is wonderful. Its a very small restaurant only about 6 tables, but they do a lot of take out. We had a party of 5 so I was able to sample a bit of everything and it was all pretty good. The Heaven Beef and Fried Duck dishes were amazing. The Yellow Curry, Noodle bowl, and... More 

Thank Jennifer C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

We just love this place and always like going back. The food is excellent and the place is Keys casual with good service. Neil was our server tonight and he always gives good descriptions of the plates and is good at suggesting a dish after asking about what it is you like to eat. The food really is very fresh... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Thai
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3740 Overseas Hwy, Marathon, FL 33050-2390
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Keys  >  Marathon
  • Phone Number: +1 305-509-7183

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