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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, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Japanese specialties, tapas, sushi and japanese inspired entrees.
Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Large groups
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 66
    Excellent
  • 19
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 2
    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
Excellent food and great atmosphere.

I've been here a number of times at both the new and old locations and the food has been consistently amazing - my favorite dish is the BBQ salmon. The staff is attentive and professional, drinks are good, and atmosphere is great. I have nothing to complain about other then the fact that too many... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
kayak72
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NJ
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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96 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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NJ
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

I've been here a number of times at both the new and old locations and the food has been consistently amazing - my favorite dish is the BBQ salmon. The staff is attentive and professional, drinks are good, and atmosphere is great. I have nothing to complain about other then the fact that too many other people like it too... More 

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Scottsdale, Arizona
Top Contributor
89 reviews 89 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Because I relocated out of state, I have not been to Taka in two years. The new location is stunning - beautiful bar area, great decor, very modern and appealing. Definitely a step up from their previous location. The menu expanded since my last visit but still had some of the original dishes. However, I saw a real change in... More 

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Lambertville
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109 reviews 109 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

What a great recommendation with friends who frequent this stunning establishment. Friendly, immaculate and delicious! Started with miso soup and 2 different rolls. Asked for brown rice and not a problem. Will definitely return for dinner.

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Asbury, New Jersey
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

I walked in thinking a definite 4 or 5 star review and then reconsidered. I am not usually picky OR cheap but…. 1. I was hoping this would become our go to local sushi place. While we really liked it, I had to take off a star for pricing. If I became a regular, and actually frequently wanted entrees I... More 

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Wilmington, DE
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32 reviews 32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Finally the weather is warm here in NJ and we ventured over to Asbury Park to what we thought was Taka. Low and behold they had moved to a much larger, lovely space. The place was packed as everyone was glad to be out after a terrible winter, we enjoyed the calamari appetizer...too much for 2 people, but we ate... More 

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Sea Girt, New Jersey
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

we recently had lunch at the new Taka in Asbury Park. The tuna roll was so old that I had to send it back. the rice on the rolls was also not up to par. I would describe it as meely and cold. Their prices are offenive. There is no other word for it. Their 4 little Gyoza are $11... More 

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Toms River
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

My husband and I met our friends at TAKA and really had a wonderful meal and some delicious, well-made cocktails! I must say, the 'tapas style seafood' was absolutely delicious and the quantity was well-worth the price (I took home left-overs)! (4 small square plates on a larger square platter - plates held: 1 lobster tail, a pile of broiled... More 

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Lawrenceville, New Jersey, United States
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69 reviews 69 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

This restaurant is beautifully decorated. We were excited to try this place based on the looks. The quality of the sushi was not good at all, a step above grocery store sushi at best. We got our food before we got the beers that we ordered which was odd and annoying since we had to leave without finishing our drinks.... More 

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Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey, United States
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15 reviews 15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Great Food....Great Food....Great Service. What else can you say? The Short Ribs were "to die for". Sushi was EXCELLENT!! The Service was absolutely FLAWLESS. I can''t recall when a Server was more attentive. My Wife loved it so much that she booked a future Reservation on the spot!!

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Shark River Hills, New Jersey, United States
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46 reviews 46 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 via mobile

My first time there an I'm thoroughly impressed! The decor is classy and bright. The food is as classy! The sushi and shasimi were above the bar, as well as some of the cooked seafood. A definite do over in the near future.

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

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?