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7756 Wisconsin Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814-3522 (Cheltenham Dr.)
Bethesda Metro Station
301-652-7030
Website
Today
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon - Thu 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations
Description: Tako Grill is a Japanese restaurant serving classic Japanese dishes and...
Tako Grill is a Japanese restaurant serving classic Japanese dishes and very fresh and exquisite sushi. It started as a partnership between two Japanese chefs opening up a Sushi take out restaurant named Kanpai in 1986 at Glen Echo in Bethesda and continues its business today. Two years later, they opened up a restaurant naming it Tako Grill Japanese Restaurant and at that time, it could only hold a maximum capacity of 50 people. Tako Grill then expanded in 1996 and once more in 2001 adding our Sake Bar which is a great environment and size for larger parties to enjoy the food and atmosphere. Now Tako Grill is a great place for friends and families to enjoy each other"s presence and delight in wonderful traditional Japanese cuisine. Tako Grill is Japanese owned and serves authentic Japanese dishes. We also associate with Japanese Sushi Society and Japan Sushi Federation, bringing in chefs from Japan where they teach the sushi chefs at Tako Grill.
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Good for:
Casual Dining
Families with children

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Visitor rating
  • 22
    Excellent
  • 18
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Hits the spot when you are hungry...

... otherwise, pretty average tho. The sake nigiri was rather small, but at leas the fish was fresh. The tamago nigiri was quite good. However, the rice was a little overcooked. Do not expect anything special. Summarizing, this is the perfect place if you are hungry and want some quick food. I... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 17, 2015
Helmut K
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College Station, Texas
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Families with children
  • Reservations
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53 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
College Station, Texas
Top Contributor
265 reviews 265 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
247 helpful votes 247 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

... otherwise, pretty average tho. The sake nigiri was rather small, but at leas the fish was fresh. The tamago nigiri was quite good. However, the rice was a little overcooked. Do not expect anything special. Summarizing, this is the perfect place if you are hungry and want some quick food. I will not comment on the premises, because they... More 

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Potomac, Maryland
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

This restaurant is moving to another part of Bethesda according to their website. :( Overall I really like their lunch specials. They offer a $12.50 special for 3 sushi rolls (California and two others), miso soup and bean sprout salad (which is now just a self serve salad bar.) The salad bar includes lettuce, tomato, carrots, broccoli, pickled bean sprouts,... More 

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Snohomish
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Seeing that this was the highest rated Sushi restaurant on TripAdvisor, perhaps our expectations were too high. We were greeted and seated immediately upon arrival and then had to wait a little while before we were approached for our drinks/order. The waitress was pleasant and made an excellent suggestion of the FireCracker Sushi (it was VERY good). The sushi rolls... More 

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Bethesda, Maryland
Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Try Tako Grill for very good Japanese fare Having not been there for a few years, I was pleasantly surprised that they've added a salad buffet at lunch. The food was very good, as usual, and the meal very enjoyable. It is located in the Bethesda triangle on Wisconsin. There is parking nearby on the street and in public parking... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I like to have lunch here. The combination menu items are terrific. Love the seaweed salad and vegetarian options. Friendly, un-intrusive but helpful waitstaff. It's a quiet, mellow place with nice big windows.

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Chevy Chase, Maryland
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51 reviews 51 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We've been several times and we like to eat a lot of appetizers and no main dishes usually. They improved the tables making the old ugly table-mat disappear but should still do something because for some reasons the tables are always a bit sticky... Improve the general look of the rooms wouldn't be a bad idea too. Waiters are kind... More 

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2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

I have been coming to Tako Grill for a long time, and I love it! The food is delicious, and the service is absolutely wonderful! I highly recommend this place for Japanese food if you are in the area.

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Memphis, Tennessee
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

great fresh sushi. good price. not fancy but the sushi is great. not much else to say but i need 100 characters

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Good food, high quality sushi, very reasonably priced. Best sushi in Bethesda. The rest of the menu is also excellent - my wife loves their salmon, and the kids like the teriyaki chicken and the edamame.

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Riga, Latvia
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40 reviews 40 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

The place is right next to Bethesda court hotel. From the outside it looked like a rather tarnished establishment. I went in just because the place looked packed and I saw someone eating sushi (I thought it was a Mexican place). It serves sushi, tempura, noodles etc. The place was rather packed on a Friday evening. The setting is very... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 7756 Wisconsin Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814-3522
    (Cheltenham Dr.)
  • Public Transportation: Bethesda Metro Station
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Bethesda
  • Phone Number: 301-652-7030

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 22 - 35
  • Cuisine: Sushi, Japanese

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Families with children

Description

Tako Grill is a Japanese restaurant serving classic Japanese dishes and very fresh and exquisite sushi. It started as a partnership between two Japanese chefs opening up a Sushi take out restaurant named Kanpai in 1986 at Glen Echo in Bethesda and continues its business today. Two years later, they opened up a restaurant naming it Tako Grill Japanese Restaurant and at that time, it could only hold a maximum capacity of 50 people. Tako Grill then expanded in 1996 and once more in 2001 adding our Sake Bar which is a great environment and size for larger parties to enjoy the food and atmosphere. Now Tako Grill is a great place for friends and families to enjoy each other"s presence and delight in wonderful traditional Japanese cuisine. Tako Grill is Japanese owned and serves authentic Japanese dishes. We also associate with Japanese Sushi Society and Japan Sushi Federation, bringing in chefs from Japan where they teach the sushi chefs at Tako Grill.
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?