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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, Reservations

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  • 30
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  • 14
    Very good
  • 1
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  • 1
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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
    4.5 of 5 stars
Favorite sushi restaurant

We have been going to Inakaya's for many years and have never had a bad experience. Rio has spoiled us for any other sushi. Love the Punk Dragon, Crunchy Rolll and spicy tuna sashimi.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
Tgholland
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Columbia, South Carolina
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  • Large groups
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English first
Columbia, South Carolina
1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We have been going to Inakaya's for many years and have never had a bad experience. Rio has spoiled us for any other sushi. Love the Punk Dragon, Crunchy Rolll and spicy tuna sashimi.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

Inakayas is one of the top sushi reasturants in town. It is authentic Japanese cuisine and the atmosphere is totally authentic Japanese culture. The have a sushi bar and ordering by menu. Fridays and Saturdays are very crowded and the wait is long unless you get there early or late that night. Great choice for a Japanese style experience.

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West Berlin, New Jersey
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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
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 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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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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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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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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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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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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Additional Information about Inakaya Japanese Restaurant

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

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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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