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Inakaya Japanese Restaurant

655 Saint Andrews Rd, # C, Columbia, SC 29210-5112
803-731-2538
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Ranked #5 of 824 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
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English first
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
10 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
16 helpful votes 16 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
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 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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20 reviews 20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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Columbia, South Carolina
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3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

Don't let the exterior deter you.... this place is great! Once inside, the staff is very friendly and knowledgable about the menu. Last time we visited, it was my husband's birthday. Our server added a candle to his dessert without me even asking - she was very sweet. We have eaten off-the-menu sushi, sushi bar specials, and cooked items from... More

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Lexington, South Carolina
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41 reviews 41 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

Inakaya was recommended as a great place for sushi and it did not disappoint. I must admit I was a little concerned when we drove up to the place and found it in an "older" & "established" strip shopping center. The parking lot was packed, but don't be afraid - their neighbor in the center is a rent a car... More

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Shelby, North Carolina
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2013

From the outside, this tiny restaurant may not look like much however, the food speaks volumes. Some call it cozy while others say cramped. The place only has a few table & a medium size sushi bar but, it can boast 3 sushi masters & a great grill. The staff goes all out to make the customers feel welcomed. Will... More

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opatcae
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4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Very good sushi, nice portions and consistent quality. Friendly staff and nice atmosphere, established location.

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