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Taiko Japanese Restaurant

5000 S Croatan Hwy, Ste 6, Nags Head, NC 27959
(252) 449-8895
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Ranked #42 of 71 restaurants in Nags Head
Cuisines: Japanese
Most recent review
- Jun 17, 2014
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Honea Path, South Carolina
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91 reviews 91 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

I have seldom found Asian Cuisine, totally awful. Till now. This is most certainly the 2nd worse dinning experience I have had to endure in 15 years. Its hard to find a starting point. Sooo lets go from scratch the service acted as if they did not want us there and the food took well over n hour. The sushi... More

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evington, Virginia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

We enjoyed a great meal with excellent service. The shrimp dumplings and spring rolls were well done and the sushi was excellent and reasonably priced. The restaurant was my favorite style. I like the comfortable seating and was glad they did not have the touristy hibachi grill. The staff was knowledgeable and helpful with our requests. I have nothing bur... More

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Valdese, North Carolina
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92 reviews 92 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

Good Japanese food and sushi. Small place, we took a takeaway. Service was quick. If in Nags head, give it a try.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

Diamond in the rough. Tough to find good sushi on the beach. This is GREAT sushi!! The flavors are amazing, super fresh and service is good. Prices are reasonable.

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San Diego, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

What an unexpected gem of a restaurant! We live in San Diego and are used to unlimited options for excellent sushi. While vacationing in Nags Head we expected to find good traditional southern food and lots of crab, but one night we really felt like sushi. Taiko doesn't look like much from the outside, located in a strip mall with... More

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Virginia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

We ordered takeout from here on 2 different occasions in our week in the OBX. I would be lying if I were to say this was the best Sushi I have ever had, but it is fresh, reasonable, and good. You must try the Outer Banks Roll!

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Manteo
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

The staff is always friendly, sushi always fresh. The place is very small but feel right!!!!. My kids love the hibachi chicken and sushi. Only sushi place on the beach I personally like.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013 via mobile

My friend wanted sushi for her birthday dinner and this was the only place listed under 'Japanese' here on trip advisor. Upon discovering it was in a plaza we were a bit nervous. However we were pleasantly surprised. The restaurant was clean, the wait staff was friendly, and the menu was extensive. We ordered a variety of sushi, soup, spring... More

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Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

Tommy "of Ohio" and his cohorts know how to make sushi! Snow White roll is a fave but they also have a rice less roll that is to die for. We like sashimi, chirashi and all fish Taiko! Our friends with kids that visit like fried crab with cream cheese, etc. There is something for everyone but if you genuinely... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013 via mobile

I am an enormous sushi nut. I'm absolutely obsessed with things being correct when it comes to sushi, and I can tell you that this restaurant fits the bill. The staff was attentive and enthusiastic, the food was gorgeous and fresh, and the chefs seemed absolutely immersed and engaged in their work. The prices are relatively high but they are... More

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