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1180 Walnut St, Newton, MA 02461-1224
617-332-7898
Today
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner

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  • 6
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Excellent food, generous amount, great price

Just tried Takara for first time. Food was great. Pick up only, waited about 30 minutes for food, but well worth wait. Generous portions and fresh fish!!

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2014
Paul G
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Just tried Takara for first time. Food was great. Pick up only, waited about 30 minutes for food, but well worth wait. Generous portions and fresh fish!!

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Boston, Massachusetts
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41 reviews 41 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

I see another sushi restaurant is opening around the corner. I am a loyal Takara customer for many years and will remain so. Always fresh and delicious. We are very lucky to be able to walk to this little gem that otherwise we would be willing to drive through lousy traffic for the dependable reward of their sumptuous delights. Do... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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54 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

You have to give credit to Takara, their portions are extremely generous. The sashimi is thick... and I mean THICK but therein lies the problem. It's like a big slab of fish and great sushi is all about balance. It's really good value and good quality but the overall experience was a bit disappointing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

The sushi is phenomenal. They use large pieces of very fresh fish, just enough rice, and everything is on time and perfect. It's dinner every friday! But don't tell anyone - because I already have to call well in advance.

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Newton, Massachusetts
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

Tried them for the first time. The rolls are great!!! Ingredients are fresh, portions are larger than average, and they taste delicious. If you want good sushi takeout reasonably priced, w/o any glamour - this is a place to go to!!! Excellent!!! Had to wait for an hour, but that was well worth it!!!

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Newton, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013

I usually describe it as "homemade"sushi.(The couple that own it are the only people working there - it's a Mom and Pop type of place). It's not one of those places that are fancy and sacrifice flavor. Don't expect a flower made from a cucumber or a bunch of stuff covering up the sushi. At Takara it's all about fresh... More 

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massachusetts
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013

Alway fresh fish and everything tastes yummy!! Can be a wait sometimes at lunch time when they get busy.

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Boston, MA
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

This is mine and my husbands favorite place to get sushi. It's basically takeout only. The prices are comparable to other sushi places but they give you such a healthy amount of fish in each piece that you feel like their prices are even better. The couple that owns and runs Takara are adorable. They do go on vacations once... More 

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Sutton, Massachusetts
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103 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2013

This is a favorite in the office. I love the many veggie options. Everything I have tried so far has been so good! Consistently well done every time. Definitely a go-to spot for takeout. (I have only gotten takeout here). Try it, you won't be disappointed.

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Newton, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013 via mobile

Don't be swayed by the look of the restaurant, it is all about the food, and it's great. It is rare to find a good value with good food, but Takara is that. The only downside is the lack of seating (one table).

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1180 Walnut St, Newton, MA 02461-1224
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Newton
  • Phone Number: 617-332-7898

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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