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Taka

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660 Cookman Ave, New Jersey, Asbury Park, NJ 07712
+1 732-775-1020
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12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Japanese specialties, tapas, sushi and japanese inspired entrees.

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  • 79
    Excellent
  • 24
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Good Lunch.... Tempura Needs Work

We've been to the old location before and wanted to try their new place. We sat at the bar for lunch, friendly service nice bar. Started with the Japanese Pear Salad, very good. Next was the Matsuri, a spicy tuna, spicy salmon, and guacamole served with tortilla chips. That was good, we'd get... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 3, 2015
RickNewJersey
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New Jersey
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Families with children
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
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New Jersey
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62 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

We've been to the old location before and wanted to try their new place. We sat at the bar for lunch, friendly service nice bar. Started with the Japanese Pear Salad, very good. Next was the Matsuri, a spicy tuna, spicy salmon, and guacamole served with tortilla chips. That was good, we'd get it again. Miso mustard Scallops, really enjoyed... More 

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Ocean Grove, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

All i can say is make reservations and come hungry! We had 5 in our party and we had an awesome server who was knowledgeable and warm and took good care of us!

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Hudson, Wisconsin
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49 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

This is a favorite place of my friends who visit often. In summary, I'd say go for drinks, apps, sushi, and to be seen. Entrees and desserts are an afterthought. The potstickers and dumplings were fine...nothing special but ok. Friends loved their sushi. My king salmon entrée was overcooked even though I specifically asked about preparation. In fact, I doubt... More 

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Oakhurst, New Jersey
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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Very poor service. We had to wait ages for our drinks and food. The front area by the bar is where we sat and the area was dirty and the table sticky from spilled drinks. Thne sushi smelled and the fish was not fresh. We had upset stomachs after ...

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Freehold, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Instead of the usual Chinese Buffet sushi, we decided to try Taka. We had great hopes. Alas, it was just okay. We had crab cakes and shrimp/vegetable tempura as appetizers. The portions were generous, but a little oily. The batter on the tempura was a bit heavy. The waitress was excellent, and helped us choose the right amount of sushi.... More 

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Red Bank, New Jersey
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

One of my longstanding favorite restaurants just moved to a larger location on Cookman Ave and now has a liquor license. Taka still has the same amazing sushi and yummy entrees that we have come to crave. It is still casual dining where the focus is on the food and the gathering.

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Ocean, New Jersey
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29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

They moved to Cookman Ave. Very nice. Excellent food. Service was excellent. We ate outside. I would highly recommend a visit here.

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Milton, Massachusetts
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59 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

We have been coming for the last few years. We have always loved it. The new place is larger and there are more menu items. Delicious food, healthy options, nice service.

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New Jersey
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194 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

We went to this restaurant a few years ago, and liked it. It is in the same part of town, but has moved to a much bigger space now. Fortunately, the quality of the food has not suffered, in fact it might be even better. The arugula and Asian pear salad was particularly good, with a delicious, fragrant dressing. The... More 

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Ocean, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

I have been here twice in the last month - and I have not been disappointed! The ambiance is fresh and fun, the service was good and the food amazing!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 660 Cookman Ave, New Jersey, Asbury Park, NJ 07712
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Asbury Park
  • Phone Number: +1 732-775-1020

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 30
  • Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Families with children, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups

Description

Japanese specialties, tapas, sushi and japanese inspired entrees.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Monday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am

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