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655 Saint Andrews Rd, # C, Columbia, SC 29210-5112
803-731-2538
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:45 am - 2:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tue - Fri 11:45 am - 2:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner

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Visitor rating
  • 29
    Excellent
  • 12
    Very good
  • 1
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Deserves its high ranking

Pretty darn good, especially for the price We had a bottle of wine and the Inakaya sushi boat for two plus a couple orders of rolls and still got out for about $60 (and with a goodie box of left overs). Food is prepared on the spot and is served up fresh and tasty. It's not very fancy but is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 14, 2015
peter m
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West Berlin, New Jersey
Good for:
  • Large groups
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43 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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West Berlin, New Jersey
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72 reviews 72 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Pretty darn good, especially for the price We had a bottle of wine and the Inakaya sushi boat for two plus a couple orders of rolls and still got out for about $60 (and with a goodie box of left overs). Food is prepared on the spot and is served up fresh and tasty. It's not very fancy but is... More 

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Columbia, South Carolina
Top Contributor
83 reviews 83 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

I have been going here for over 4 years!! Rio the owner is such a great person on top of knowing how to make some AWESOME sushi rolls! Anything at this restaurant is just good! The Dragon Roll is one of my favs plus the sauce they use is so GOOD!! They put the same sauce on their Tuna Salad... More 

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Columbia, South Carolina
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38 reviews 38 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

The Japanese dishes offered at lunch are scrumptious and prices are quite reasonable! I could easily eat here once a week.

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Melber, KY
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10 reviews 10 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Wow, just wow. We decided to try this little place because of the great reviews and we were not one bit disappointed. First of all, we had very limited experience at Japanese type restaurants, mostly hibachi style steakhouses. We had no clue what to order. Our waitress was so very friendly and helpfully steered us to a decision. We ordered... More 

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Columbia, South Carolina
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38 reviews 38 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

My husband has dined here before with his colleagues. So it was my first time and it was wonderfully delicious. The Godzilla roll was my favorite! Service was fast, friendly plus the restaurant was clean A HUGE + for me. The atmosphere was lively, great for both couples for a family night out. All of the chefs behind the sushi... More 

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152 reviews 152 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

My wife and I ate here and enjoyed ourselves. We had miss soup, salad with ginger dressing as well as 3 rolls. Habenero roll, (not hot), Dragon roll and and the happy. All were very good

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Columbia, South Carolina, United States
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20 reviews 20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

The service was fantastic. The server was available to answer questions and never let us run out of drinks (huge in my book). The food was fantastic. I love miso soup and their miso soup was the best I have ever had! The atmosphere is great for couples and families, not to mention the prices are extremely reasonable for the... More 

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Columbia, South Carolina, United States
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37 reviews 37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Widely known in Columbia for offering the best sushi, do not forget sukiyaki. Had the dish for the first time in Tokyo many years ago and developed a taste for it. Inakaya's sukiyaki compares favorably with the best. My wife and I stopped by on the way home from a concert. I was tired and I had little lip left... More 

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Lexington, South Carolina
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30 reviews 30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 655 Saint Andrews Rd, # C, Columbia, SC 29210-5112
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Columbia
  • Phone Number: 803-731-2538

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups
Open Hours
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:45 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:45 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:45 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:45 am - 2:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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