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Takara Japanese Restaurant

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315 State St, Madison, WI 53703-2020
608-268-0188
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 10
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  • 6
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  • 3
    Terrible
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
Good food, good prices

This was exactly what we were looking for. We dined on a Monday night around six. We were seated promptly. Good sushi, and chicken hibachi for the kids. We tried a special roll called "puppy love" that was different, and delicious. We all ate well, and the kids even had leftovers. I would go... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
Andrea S
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Darlington, Wisconsin
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38 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

The staff is great; they help us with our wheelchair-using family member; they remember our names; and the sushi is wonderful!

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Thank Lori N
Parma
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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

I'd start from facts and significant impressions: The first thing I noticed, while seated, were my arms sticked to the table. Altough there were only few people the table where I had to sit was sticky and tacky. I ordered the sushi&sashimi combo (24$) and a salad. the fish on the sushi was dry and with no taste as it... More 

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Thank uriziel
Madison, Wisconsin
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108 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

I went to this restaurant this week to pick up some food for lunch. I ordered the chicken teriyaki chicken bento box. There was plenty of food and it included a california roll. It was a good value. However, it is the worst Teriyaki sauce I have ever tasted. It was brown and very watery and had no sweetness at... More 

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Thank dawnomj
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3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 via mobile

This was exactly what we were looking for. We dined on a Monday night around six. We were seated promptly. Good sushi, and chicken hibachi for the kids. We tried a special roll called "puppy love" that was different, and delicious. We all ate well, and the kids even had leftovers. I would go here again.

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Thank Andrea S
Budapest, Hungary
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

This restuarant will be better the more people who visit it. My dining companion and I ordered three sushi rolls off the menu. They were pleasantly presented on a single plate for two and tasted good. Students dining in with a valid student id can get 5% off credit card purchases and 10% off cash purchases certain days of the... More 

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Wisconsin
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31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

My husband and I have been to Takara three times in the last year. The food is always outstanding. They offer both traditional and hibachi style meals, as well as, a wide variety of fresh sushi.

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Thank radarchic98
Franklin, Wisconsin
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27 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Me and my husband love to try different cuisines. We went to Madison to visit Lake mendota and after that we were roaming on state street and we found out these Japanese restaurant. When you ask for table let them know you want Hibatchi as they have different arrangement for that. Hibatchi Chef was fun loving person. Chef bring all... More 

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Thank urvi_shah07
Murcia, Spain
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58 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

I didn't try sushi here, but the noodle soups are big and very tasty (about 15$). With lots of vegetables and some meat or fish inside (the chicken breast was a bit dry, so better order fish). The place is big, and one can watch the typical japanese cook show. Still is a reasonably quite place for dinners.

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Thank gustavo g
Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin
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141 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015 via mobile

Nothing outstanding, had ShoGun roll, $10. Nice big place, good luck finding parking, nice clean sushi bar, could do without disco music....

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Thank mabarley777
Dubuque, Iowa
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37 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 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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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, Sushi

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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