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Takara Japanese Restaurant

315 State St, Madison, WI 53703-2020
608-268-0188
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Ranked #162 of 820 restaurants in Madison
Cuisines: Japanese
Dining options: Reservations
Most recent review
- Jun 20, 2014
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Dining options: Reservations
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English first
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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Top Contributor
182 reviews 182 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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98 reviews 98 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 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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59 reviews 59 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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Madison, Wisconsin
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18 reviews 18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

I thought this place was great. It was a nice atmosphere and the food was delicious. The chef were a lot of fun, which makes hibachi so much better, and the waitress was very attentive. I went with someone who has a lot of food allergies and usually cannot eat at similar places, but the chef made a list and... More

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Massachusetts
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

my family (2 adults, 2 kids) ate at Takara's west-side restaurant recently for dinner. The restaurant is located in a shopping plaza and easy to find once you know that. The restaurant is family friendly. The service was good, which is so important with kids. The night we were there, the restaurant was fairly quiet, but it picked up by... More

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Spring Green, Wisconsin
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

This is our go to place for sushi! We have tried many of the area sushi places and always come back to Takara. My husband and I love to do lunch here as the prices are much better but we have taken the kids for a special dinner. We even had our Christmas Eve dinner here! It was fantastic and... More

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Madison, Wisconsin, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

My wife and I went here tonight after previously going to Takara's other location on the west side of town. Both times, I have walked away pretty impressed with the sushi there. Full disclosure: I am by NO means a sushi connoisseur, or even someone who knows much about sushi. When we go out for sushi, my wife usually just... More

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Machesney Park, Illinois
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

We've eaten here every year and seen the service go from good to poor to non-existent. We were seated immediately and got menus 20 minutes later. We finally got to place our order 20 minutes later. We finally got water after an hour and our food in spurts over the next 90 minutes. It was clear that they were understaffed... More

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