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Takao Japanese Restaurant

425 N El Camino Real, San Clemente, CA 92672
949.498.7111
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Ranked #25 of 183 Restaurants in San Clemente
Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Asian, Japanese
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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  • English first
  • Italian first
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English first
Laguna Niguel, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

Some of the best sushi, created by premier sushi carvers, in a great casual atmosphere. Not to be missed, Friday and Saturday nights are a hoot.

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Aliso Viejo, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

If you are a Sushi lover and are in the San Clemente area, look no further, this is your place. Let's start with the "Hummingbird" to die for, and then "The Kitchen Sink" is delicious, salmon, eel, tuna tataki, yellow tail, garlic edamame, I can go on forever, if they don't have it on the menu, they can make it... More

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San Clemente, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

One of our favorite Sushi restaurants in our hometown, San Clemente, we are always satisfied with our meals. One of our favorites, Tataki Sashimi (lightly seared albacore with thinly sliced cucumber), has a secret sauce to die for! We're never dissatisfied with any choice off the menu and often try new sushi and sashimi for variety. Still, we always start... More

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San Clemente, California
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84 reviews 84 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

It seems like I have been here a lot in the last month. I really enjoy trying new things at the sushi bar. I loved the Halibut Sashimi, Uni, and the sauce on the albacore sushi. Everyone at the restaurant is very friendly and I think for sushi the value is good. Also the hand roll from the yellowtail belly... More

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Santa Barbara, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

Gave a good portion for the price and the fish was fresh and service good. Also there was good side dishes that went with the sushi

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Delray Beach, Florida
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

I just moved to San Clemente from Florida and read all the reviews to find a good sushi restaurant here. This is sad if it is the best in town. I ordered the tuna tataki roll. They seared the tuna and smothered it in "tataki sauce" which overwhelmed the roll to the point you could not even taste the other... More

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Diamond Bar, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

Taka-O restaurant is a great, affordable, and amazing Sushi dining experience in San Clemente, CA. I've eaten here quite a few times, and every time it has been enjoyable and pleasant experience. The specials are really what set Taka-O apart from other restaurants, and you can always be sure the fish is fresh! They are busy at times [a good... More

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Jacksonville, North Carolina, United States
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43 reviews 43 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

I brought a few of my colleagues to partake in the sushi that put sushi in my crawl. It was the place I went to every week I was home in California. My favorite chef is gone now.the quality is still fine. The fish is fresh, the chefs were attentive. Tataki sashimi which was the wife's favorites still great. The... More

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Canada
Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2013

This review is based on two different bento box lunches; we did not try the sushi and will not be back to chance it. First, the chef is most certainly NOT Japan-trained and probably not even Japanese. Second, if you know true Japanese food this place is NOT for you. The first course is Miso Soup, not hot but only... More

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Grand Junction, Colorado
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2013

This is a tiny restaraunt, so get a reservation or get there early. The food was very fresh, and as far as sushi goes, a good value for the money. Staff was knowledgable and made good recommendations.

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Additional Information about Takao Japanese Restaurant

Address: 425 N El Camino Real, San Clemente, CA 92672
Phone Number: 949.498.7111
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  San Clemente
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm  11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm  11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm  11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm  11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 2:00 pm  5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 2:00 pm  5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisine: Asian, Japanese

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