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5934 Calle Real, Goleta, CA 93117
(805) 683-3008
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Today
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 12:00 am

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A pleasant surprise

When my fiance wanted to go to Takenoya in Goleta, I was hesitant. I am not a sushi lover. To my great surprise, sushi is only a small part of what they have to offer. Many Chinese and a wide variety of other dishes lace the menu. I had the beef teriyaki which was well portioned and delicious. The... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2012
Kevin H
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Goleta, California
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75 reviews 75 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2013 via mobile

This is a good option for Japanese food. Good but not great. My husband enjoys their sushi. I usually have chicken teriyaki or the kalbi (Korean short ribs) platter. I don't like their tempura much, but that is true of many Japanese restaurants that I patronize. The batter and temperature are very important when it comes to tempura and many... More 

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Santa Barbara, California, United States
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2012

The fish was not fresh at all. The tuna had a smokey flavor that I have experienced at cheap sushi restaurants before. My guess is it is added in there to mask the taste of old fish. The imitation crab they use for almost every roll is of poor quality as well. Mostly mayo and very shredded. One of the... More 

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Santa Barbara, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2012

Well, truth be told, my friends and I actually call this place "Tacky-Annoy-Ya" but it's out of LOVE!! The decor is actually fun...the neon-like LED decorated fake trees and deer sculpture just cracks us up, but again...we love it. Inside are big comfy booths, or tables that can fit large groups. What to say about the food?? We are partial... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2012 via mobile

We stopped in 5 minutes before they were closing for the lunch hour. They served us with a smile. The spicy tuna roll was delicious. I ate beef ramen yakiniku and it was superb. The vegetable udon was ordered by someone in our party who has been to Japan and she deemed the dish authentic. I would highly recommend this... More 

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Goleta, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2012

When my fiance wanted to go to Takenoya in Goleta, I was hesitant. I am not a sushi lover. To my great surprise, sushi is only a small part of what they have to offer. Many Chinese and a wide variety of other dishes lace the menu. I had the beef teriyaki which was well portioned and delicious. The meat... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2008

It's not even almost authentic Japanese food. But It works. They have great prices.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5934 Calle Real, Goleta, CA 93117
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Goleta
  • Phone Number: (805) 683-3008

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Japanese
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Monday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 12:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?