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4914 Hampden Lane, Bethesda, MD 20814 (Cheltenham Dr.)
Bethesda Metro Station
13016527030
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11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Fri 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Tue - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Good for: Families with children
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. In 2015, Tako grill moved to their new location at 4914 Hampden Lane which is at the heart of Bethesda. The new Tako Grill emulates the very original Tako Grill with its intimate atmosphere to enjoy delicious Sushi, Yakitori/Izakaya Menu, Cooked Specialties, and Sake Collection. Tako Grill is a great place for friends, couples, 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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Very fresh sushi, roll options lacking

Found this place a few weeks ago, I guess it just reopened. Great space, clean and open. It gets loud when it's full on Friday night but if you go after 8pm it starts to empty out. Our sushi was fresh and we really enjoyed it both times we went. However - the roll options are pretty limited and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 26, 2015
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Bethesda, Maryland
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45 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

Just got back from a delicious dinner at Tako Grill. We were a party of six and ordered lots of different dishes to share "tapas style." One of our group had lived in Japan for several months and guided us in ordering and we tried a very varied group of dishes that were all--without exception--delicious. I love Spicy Tuna rolls...and... More 

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Bethesda, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Found this place a few weeks ago, I guess it just reopened. Great space, clean and open. It gets loud when it's full on Friday night but if you go after 8pm it starts to empty out. Our sushi was fresh and we really enjoyed it both times we went. However - the roll options are pretty limited and most... More 

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Thank ajt4
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Tako Grill has returned to Bethesda after a relocation that took them off-line for a few months. My wife Yoshimi and I visited the new location last night and the owner Segawa San and his wife have done an amazing job of relaunching and improving on what was aleady a really great sushi / authentic Japanese restaurant. The new restaurant... More 

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Chevy Chase, Maryland
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60 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015 via mobile

Been 11/march/2015 The restaurant is closed for good! Don't understand, been there often last time a couple of weeks ago, how is possibile the final closing date wasn't told?

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College Station, Texas
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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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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 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
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104 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
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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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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 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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60 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 via mobile

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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4914 Hampden Lane, Bethesda, MD 20814
    (Cheltenham Dr.)
  • Public Transportation: Bethesda Metro Station
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Bethesda
  • Phone Number: 13016527030

Price and Cuisine

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

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. In 2015, Tako grill moved to their new location at 4914 Hampden Lane which is at the heart of Bethesda. The new Tako Grill emulates the very original Tako Grill with its intimate atmosphere to enjoy delicious Sushi, Yakitori/Izakaya Menu, Cooked Specialties, and Sake Collection. Tako Grill is a great place for friends, couples, 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 - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?