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219 Iowa Ave., Iowa City, IA 52240
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Ranked #50 of 206 Restaurants in Iowa City
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Price range: $30 - $30
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Sat - Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Good for: Doing business
Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Dubuque
Description: Takanami is located in the heart of Iowa City. Specializing in seafood from around the globe, world-class wine to match the French – Asian cuisine.
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English first
Iowa City, Iowa
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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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40 reviews 40 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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8 reviews 8 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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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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
16 reviews 16 reviews
15 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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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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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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Studio City
3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

My daughter and I had a wonderful meal of sushi and wine. I'm from Los Angeles where sushi restaurants are everywhere. I wasn't sure what to expect in Iowa City but I was happily surprised! The yellowtail was fresh and perfectly presented and the California Roll was excellent. Nice ambiance! Can't wait to go back!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

We went on a Sunday evening and they maybe had 5-6 other tables, so not real busy is my point. We ordered and the original order came out fairly fast, but when she dropped off the sushi we ordered another roll. After 20 minutes and everyone else at the table basically finished with dinner I asked her about the other... More

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Iowa City, Iowa
Top Contributor
85 reviews 85 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013

I have been there before couple of times, but was never that disappointed as I felt in my last dinner. The ambiance is good (inside only, their outside seating is not good!), and their service is truly outstanding. The food presentation and serving portions are good; however, the food has very ordinary taste. Also, they don't have ample choice of... More

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