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Inakaya Japanese Restaurant

655 Saint Andrews Rd, # C, Columbia, SC 29210-5112
803-731-2538
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Ranked #10 of 827 Restaurants in Columbia
Cuisines: Japanese
Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Lunch
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Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Lunch
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English first
Lexington, South Carolina
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

If you want better, you're probably going to have to fly to Tokyo and eat at the Tsukuji Fish Market. I love the sushi here and the menu additionally has a broad variety of things like tempura, noodles, fish and meats. There are over 30 items offered just under appetizers including a variety of natto. Personally, I despise natto. You... More

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Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

The sushi was your typical run of the mill menu stuff that's at all Japanese restaurants. We had the bento box with teriyaki chicken and ribeye. The chicken was dry, like it was already cooked and just warmed up, same with the teriyaki ribeye. The tempura was kinda weird. It had clumps of shredded carrots and onions. The wait staff... More

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InakayaWatanabe, Owner at Inakaya Japanese Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi, Abner. Sorry to hear you weren't impressed with your meal. We're always thinking of ways to make things better and we appreciate your reply. We have decided to use all white meat for our teriyaki chicken so it should be more tender. The onion and carrot tempura is called "kaki age," if you don't care for it, you may... More

Georgia
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Have eaten here several times in the last month. No matter when we, my husband and I have gone The waitresses have been great, the atmosphere relaxing and the food great. If you love seafood and go for the first time try the sushi platter or seafood boat. With this you get to taste everything and take home lunch for... More

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Savannah, Georgia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

It’s a small sushi restaurant with boring decors. But the sushi is absolutely fresh and delicious at reasonable prices! The sushi chefs behind the sushi bar is very knowledgeable and clearly take pride in their creations. They are also happy to make recommendations. The service is usually good, but sometimes a little slow. if you're looking for good sushi in... More

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Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

This place is really a hidden gem! The best sushi I have ever eaten! Their menu is FULL of items, best sushi menu in Columbia. Great for beginner sushi or those with experience. Seating is cozy and staff is friendly!

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Columbia, South Carolina
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

My daughter and I ate at Inakaya and had sushi, miso soup and seaweed salad. The service was professional and courteous. We had a great evening.

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Columbia, South Carolina, United States
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58 reviews 58 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

This delightful find is nestled in an out-of-the-way strip mall in North Columbia. An extensive menu provides many choices. All of our sushi entrees were fresh and plentiful. The overall atmosphere is average.

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s.c.
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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

Last night I had a wonderful meal there eating at the sushi bar. on the board where they post specials they had added blue fin tuna. I love tuna but had never eaten the blue fin. The sashimi was 13.50 but worth every single bite. It literally melted in your mouth. They also had rare roasted duck breast. Great!!!! I've... More

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Columbia, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

Be it bar, table, or party room my friends and I are no strangers to having a great time here. Sure the sushi is fantastic but hey try everything it's all delicious!

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Columbia, South Carolina
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29 reviews 29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

We frequent this restaurant regularly and try sushi at many places. This by far is one of our favorites because of the fresh fish selection and creative combinations. To top off the experience Chef Maro and his team know their stuff!!! We recently had the most melt in your mouth salmon ever! He said it was in season and imported... More

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