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Taka Restaurant

#128 of 3,821 Restaurants in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Downtown
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555 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101-6913
+1 619-338-0555
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09:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 22:00
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Our group of four loved this place!! The people were friendly, the atmosphere was good and the sushi was amazing!! The special battera was very tasty and we wished we could have eaten more!

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Thank Vincev3
Vista, California
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34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is great, I love the sushi here and the chefs. They can tell you all about the fish and make amazing dishes if you just ask them to create you something.

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Thank Nick F
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

fresh, good sushi bar, toro excellent . good sushi chefs. small and noisy but fun and excellent food.

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Thank dacosolutions12
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13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

I was excited to try this restaurant after reading many raving reviews on tripadvisor and yelp. Umm, Quite disappointing. We started out with two appetizers which were soft shell crabs and tuna tartare. Tuna tartare had amazingly pretty presentation, however the taste was disappointing. The sauce, which I think had a bit of Gochujang or some kind of chili sauce... More 

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Thank Kate C
Hendersonville, North Carolina
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37 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

I never expect Japanese restaurants to be authentic, but this one offered a real Japanese food experience. Our server and the owner were both Japanese and the food was exquisite and the prices reasonable. Not only is this not Benihana, it isn't a standard avocado-in-everything Japanese/California sushi restaurant, although I seem to remember that avocado is available if you're looking... More 

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Thank samiyam318
Lausanne, Switzerland
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84 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

This is a simple looking restaurant but very authentic and good priced sushi. I had Salmon sashimi (fresh and tasty), the Shrimp tempura role and also Tuna Maki and would recommend it all. It's quite small so it's worth coming early or trying to book.

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Thank P B
Las Vegas, Nevada
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

Maybe it was expensive because we ate two of everything! You have to have the dynamite baked lobster roll thing. I usually go authentic, and that was all amazing. My wife gets these fru-fru rolls and this one was enough to covert me. Wow.

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Thank Northstar702
Davie, Florida, United States
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

Went to Taka last night, there were 3 of us. We used the sushi and sashimi self order sheet to build our custom share plate. Was all very good, service excellent and very reasonable cost including a few beers.

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Thank Tom J
Malmo, Sweden
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150 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

If you like sushi and sashimi, this is the place to go. The quality is outstanding, and the variety of sushi/sashimi is amazing. You can tell it is true, high quality sushi, since many of the customers who come here are Japanese. I can strongly recommend the halibut sashimi and the spider rolls.

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1 Thank LarsRo
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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

Taka consistently delivers a delicious meal. The sushi is always very fresh and melts in your mouth. The dedicated sushi chefs are top notch and come up with great combinations to hit all of your taste buds! Always a great meal and a nice classy experience.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$40
Cuisine
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 22:00
Monday
09:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 22:00
Thursday
09:00 - 22:00
Friday
09:00 - 22:00
Saturday
09:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 555 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101-6913
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 619-338-0555

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