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219 Iowa Ave., Iowa City, IA 52240
+1 319-351-5125
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Ranked #40 of 208 Restaurants in Iowa City
Price range: $5 - $30
Hours:
Sun - Wed 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thu - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Sushi, Asian, Japanese, Bar
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Dining options: Reservations, Delivery, Private Dining
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Dubuque
Description: Takanami is located in the heart of Iowa City's downtown pedestrian mall blocks away from the historic University of Iowa campus. Takanami specializes in sushi, Asian Fusian and Teppanyaki.
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  • English first
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English first
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

This sushi is the best. My favorite is the kobe tempura but I haven't found a bad item on the menu yet! Service is great! Wonderful place for a date. We go here to celebrate anniversaries and birthdays.

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Iowa City, Iowa
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Great downtown location. Had lunch with friends and we ordered the Bento Box lunch special. I ordered the seared tuna Bento Box which was outstanding. Great service and reasonably priced. Definitely will be back for sushi and other menu options.

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Iowa City, Iowa
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Price is a little higher than expected. Nice variety. Atmosphere is nice. Food is good. Location is in a good spot.

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Iowa City, Iowa
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

This is our go to place for Sushi. We often get it take out and everyone is happy with the variety and quality. The Bento Box specials at lunch are delicious and you get a lot of food for a reasonable price. They have always been accommodating when we had special food requirements. Busy and fun in the evenings. The... More 

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Iowa City, Iowa, United States
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48 reviews 48 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Love this place, I really enjoy their sushi and they always have some nice fish selections. Food is always well seasoned and nicely presented!

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Coralville IA
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

My husband and I went once with friends and we will definitely be back. The food and service were excellent. It's a bit pricey but well worth the money.

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Chicago, Illinois
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29 reviews 29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2013 via mobile

Went when during the week and it was almost empty. So our service was just fine. The sushi rolls were priced fair and really tasty. We really enjoyed it and would go back again. Still a little nerves about service next time given all the other comments, but like I said we had a very good meal this time.

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Iowa City, Iowa
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17 reviews 17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2013

Had ate at this restaurant before and I got to admit..it's nothing special; it's actually somewhat cluttered with tables being so close together and this big fish tank in the middle, which I got to admit somewhat cool, but would rather have more space available from other table than to see the fish. Although, my last experience was a bit... More 

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Toronto
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013

The food choices were varied from Japanese to American. The Kobe beef was incredible. I wish the atmosphere was less "smokey" from the cooking

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5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013

Some of the worst service I have had in Iowa City in a long time and I eat out often. Week night, not busy. Didn't get 3 things we ordered, slow to check back--really surprised they can survive if this is indicative. Maybe the sushi bar is the place to sit but no one was even sitting there--I guess I... More 

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Additional Information about Takanami

Address: 219 Iowa Ave., Iowa City, IA 52240
Phone Number: +1 319-351-5125
Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Iowa City
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm  11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm  11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm  11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 2:00 pm  5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 2:00 pm  5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 5 - 30
Cuisine: Sushi, Asian, Japanese, Bar

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