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Temari Japanese Cafe

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1043 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD 20852-1403
+1 301-340-7720
11:30 - 21:30
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Mon 11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:30
Wed - Fri 11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:30
Sat - Sun 11:30 - 21:30
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Beverly Hills, California
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94 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017

First time & definitely will eat here again. I had tonkatsu set..it comes with miso & rice. It was great....love this place.

Thank Ed M
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

I've been coming here for many years and leave satisfied every time. The seafood is incredibly fresh and whenever I have sushi or sashimi at some other restaurant I always regret not coming to Temari. The sashimi combo and chirashi sushi are both very good. The ramen noodles and the wafu burger are also among my favorites. Soba noodles and... More 

Thank Vincenzo F
Gaithersburg, MD
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35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2017

Not your typical sushi bar or Japanese grill place, this reminded me of the neighborhood places I frequented while living in suburban Tokyo several decades ago. I can only comment on one dish -- katsudon -- breaded pork cutlet served over rice in a bowl, with egg,sliced onion & a couple of other veggies also in the bowl. It is... More 

Thank Jumpmaster0_1
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2016

My wife and I decided to try Temari after work and found some very delicious options in the menu among others. We just had a few, like appetizers like chicken liver with ginger and their famous pork tonkatsu. Both were yummy. Try it with their tonkatsu sauce. I had a Japanese ramen in miso soup. It was delicious. Although a... More 

Thank happigolacky
Rockville, Maryland
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175 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

Ordered one of the lunch combos (oysters at $19.95) which came with a good miso soup and a chef selected appetizer that was a 4 item meal in itself. Friendly and vigorous service.

Thank Gary B
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39 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 October 2016

I went here primarily for a ramen fix. I started with the yellowtail sashimi appetizer which was 6 medium to small-sized pieces for about $12. I didn't order any sushi; be forwarned that the sushi prices are high and per single piece. The fish taste was clean; very good, though not outstanding. The cha shu ramen was also good, though... More 

Thank mdmd1
Kensington, Maryland
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55 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

Temari Cafe isn't much to look at but it serves up authentic Japanese fare at reasonable prices. More than sushi, Temari serves many traditional Japanese meals. The miso ramen was very good. The fatty tuna was equally good. The service was excellent and the staff was friendly and welcoming.

Thank Alan K
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87 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 June 2016 via mobile

This small place has very good quality Japanese food. We have tried many places and I'm rating this one 5 out of 5. Everything was fresh and cooked to taste delicious. I will be back for sure.

Thank olegdc
washington, dc
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55 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 May 2016 via mobile

People used to Americanized Japanese food will be surprised. Hopefully pleasantly. But if you have spent any time in Japan, you will right at home. It's the real deal. Very fortunate to have temari in Maryland. You find something like this in queens NY or fort lee NJ. If you speak Japanese you will have an easier time pick my... More 

Thank gramone
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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200 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 May 2016 via mobile

Had the katsu curry and salmon and tomago sushi. Food was quickly served and fresh. The curry was good and had a lot of meat in. The sushi was all good, a highlight. Staff were really friendly and polite. Would recommend.

Thank CyuutBen

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1043 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD 20852-1403
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Rockville
  • Phone Number: +1 301-340-7720

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