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Takanami

219 Iowa Ave., Iowa City, IA 52240
3193515125
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Ranked #50 of 206 restaurants in Iowa City
Price range: $30 - $30
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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, United States
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 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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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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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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Toronto
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
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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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Coralville
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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
36 helpful votes 36 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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Grand Rapids, Michigan
Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2013 via mobile

I visited the restaurant with a large group of colleagues. The restaurant was nearly empty on this early Tuesday evening. Our server answered every question and accommodated all our requests with ease. First, we ordered drinks. My neighbor and I tried the cotton candy vodka and the skittles vodka. The cotton candy (blue) came in a conical glass with the... More

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