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219 Iowa Ave., Iowa City, IA 52240 (Dubuque)
+1 319-351-5125
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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Closed now
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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
Dining options: Dinner, Delivery, Private Dining, Reservations
Description: Takanami is located in the heart of Iowa City's downtown pedestrian mall...
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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  • 13
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  • 14
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 1
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  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Second Date; Always Visiting

My husband and I had our second date here where he introduced me to sushi. I'll forever be thankful! Good sushi for starters, not pricey drinks, and after hours a fun bar on the back. Love the outdoor patio - very fun on summer nights after class.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
Paige S
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Chicago, Illinois
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Chicago, Illinois
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

My husband and I had our second date here where he introduced me to sushi. I'll forever be thankful! Good sushi for starters, not pricey drinks, and after hours a fun bar on the back. Love the outdoor patio - very fun on summer nights after class.

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Iowa City, Iowa
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

I was pleasantly surprised by the much improved food, happy hour menu specials and service. It's central downtown Iowa City, and the expanded space makes Takanami an excellent option for Japanese food and sushi.. The one recommendation I have is that they serve at least one Asian or Japanese dessert or ice cream.

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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
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
Senior Reviewer
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
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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
4 helpful votes 4 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 219 Iowa Ave., Iowa City, IA 52240
    (Dubuque)
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Iowa City
  • Phone Number: +1 319-351-5125

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 30
  • Cuisine: Japanese, Bar, Sushi, Asian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant

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.
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

Questions & Answers

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?