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315 State St, Madison, WI 53703-2020
608-268-0188
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Nice little place

On a very cold Saturday, my wife and I were in Madison for a little Valentine's getaway. We went down by the capitol looking for a sushi restaurant for lunch. We stumbled across this place after trying to get into Red Sushi... who was closed between lunch and dinner. It's a pretty small place... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 17, 2015
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Dubuque, Iowa
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Dubuque, Iowa
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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

On a very cold Saturday, my wife and I were in Madison for a little Valentine's getaway. We went down by the capitol looking for a sushi restaurant for lunch. We stumbled across this place after trying to get into Red Sushi... who was closed between lunch and dinner. It's a pretty small place, nothing to speak of much in... More 

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19 reviews 19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

I generally approach sushi in any midwest city with some expectation of just so...so. But I have to say I was pleasantly surprised at the quality of the fish and the preparation at Takara. Chef's work in an open area you can sit at the bar and watch or a nearby table. We had three guests with us and we... More 

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Pompano Beach, Florida
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

I really like going to Takara for lunch and getting their lunch sushi. 3 rolls for $13, and they are good!

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Mankato
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

We chose to have both Sushi and hibachi and it was all dry good. The hibachi chef was friendly and seems to enjoy his job. Not just a routine for everyone. The sushi was very fresh and had great flavor. My 17 year old son said it was the best sushi roll he has ever had.

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Madison, WI
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 via mobile

Unexpectedly delicious!! My son wanted to have hibachi for his 16th birthday dinner. Our family favorite place was booked. We convinced him to take a risk and try a new place. Sooo glad we did... We now have a new favorite. Since it is a small place on the busy State Street in downtown Madison we were unsure what to... More 

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cape coral
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

I was stuck in madison for medical issues. Trying to eat organic, vegetarian and lots of fresh h fish, I couldnt find healthy options until I found TAKARA!!!!! I just did take out cause as a single woman I do not like to eat alone. I took my order back to my hotel, settled in and started to eat. I... More 

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231 reviews 231 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

This place is pretty decent and fits in just right on State St. If you're looking for moderately priced sushi in Madison and are downtown, this is definitely worth a try. It's not going to blow your socks off, but fairly priced and decent service.

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Washington DC
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170 restaurant reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

I've been to Takara many times and have always had a good meal. The sushi is good (not amazing, but definitely good considering the price). I also love the clear soup, house salad, hibachi fried rice, and tempura. The hibachi chicken/ steak itself is not the best, but it's still good. The staff isn't that friendly, but the service makes... More 

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Napa, California
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75 reviews 75 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

I travel to Madison yearly. Whenever I go I am sure to eat at Takara. The food here is very authentic, high quality and reasonably priced. Portions are excellent - especially with the Tempura Udon/Soba melas. The atmosphere and service are very good. Wish we had a place like this in my town!

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48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013 via mobile

We didn't make reservations for this Saturday night dinner. We arrived at 830pm and were surprised to find out there was a 45 minute wait. Takara has the best sushi in town so we patiently waited. Servers were stretched thin with a packed house and did the best they could. Phone didn't stop ringing. Meal took quite some time to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 315 State St, Madison, WI 53703-2020
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Madison
  • Phone Number: 608-268-0188

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Japanese

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