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“Meh.” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Taka

Taka
623 Mattison Avenue, Asbury Park, NJ 07712
732-775-1020
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Ranked #6 of 92 Restaurants in Asbury Park
Price range: $15 - $20
Cuisines: Japanese
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Long Branch, New Jersey
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Meh.”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2012

Went once, will never go again. My food was utterly tasteless, and not fresh. Perhaps just an "off" night?

Visited February 2012
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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“We Keep Going Back! Not just for sushi lovers!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2012

Not much else to say. Everything we have had has been amazing!

We recently went with a large group of people that included non sushi eaters. They have a meatloaf, vegan options, chicken...Taka really prepares amazing food and has something for everyone.

MAKE RESERVATIONS! Otherwise wait could be 1 hour or more.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Dracut, Massachusetts
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59 reviews 59 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“The short ribs melt in your mouth.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2012 via mobile

I went to Taka while visiting Ocean Grove. I'm not much for sushi but the menu offers selections for those not interested in sushi. The short ribs were delicious and the portion was huge.
A friend of mine ordered the panko chicken which I tried. It was crispy, moist, and the Asian barbeque sauce for dipping was divine.
The server was knowledgable about the menu and suggested a great appetizer special.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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New Jersey
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79 reviews 79 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 43 cities Reviews in 43 cities
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
“Consistently Excellent”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2012

This is a local favorite, we've been going here for years. Something for everything. Short ribs will not disappoint. Sushi rolls are great, good for sharing. Even the Japanese meatloaf is delicous. The only item we don't care for is any tempera as we find the breading heavier than the usual panko crumbs, but that is a personal taste. Otherwise, we have never had a bad meal here. Try one of their sorberts, refreshing and unique. Atmosphere feels a bit like the city which is a nice touch at the shore. Make reservations on the weekends and BYOB.

  • Visited May 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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07712
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36 reviews 36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“wonderful”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2012

Of course the sushi is wonderful. But there is so much more to Japanese food. Have the sushi apps - but try one of the main courses. Really great service. Love the outdoor setting in the summer.

  • Visited November 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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