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“Good Sushi Experience in Bethesda” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Tako Grill

Tako Grill
7756 Wisconsin Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814
13016527030
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Ranked #69 of 286 Restaurants in Bethesda
Price range: $22 - $35
Cuisines: Japanese, Sushi
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Cheltenham Dr.
Transit: Bethesda Metro Station
Description: Tako Grill is a Japanese restaurant serving classic Japanese dishes and very fresh and exquisite sushi. It started as a partnership between two Japanese chefs opening up a Sushi take out restaurant named Kanpai in 1986 at Glen Echo in Bethesda and continues its business today. Two years later, they opened up a restaurant naming it Tako Grill Japanese Restaurant and at that time, it could only hold a maximum capacity of 50 people. Tako Grill then expanded in 1996 and once more in 2001 adding our Sake Bar which is a great environment and size for larger parties to enjoy the food and atmosphere. In 2015, Tako grill moved to their new location at 4914 Hampden Lane which is at the heart of Bethesda. The new Tako Grill emulates the very original Tako Grill with its intimate atmosphere to enjoy delicious Sushi, Yakitori/Izakaya Menu, Cooked Specialties, and Sake Collection. Tako Grill is a great place for friends, couples, and families to enjoy each other's presence and delight in wonderful traditional Japanese cuisine. Tako Grill is Japanese owned and serves authentic Japanese dishes. We also associate with Japanese Sushi Society and Japan Sushi Federation, bringing in chefs from Japan where they teach the sushi chefs at Tako Grill.
Arlington, VA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“Good Sushi Experience in Bethesda”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2012

I should preface my review by saying that I am not a sushi connoisseur and do not consider myself knowledgeable enough to distinguish good sushi from great sushi.

Having said that, I had a positive experience during my visit to Tako Grill, located only a few blocks from the Bethesda metro station. My dinner companions knew more about sushi than I did, and they helped me with my selection. The sushi menu seemed quite extensive, although to the untrained palate, occasionally all sushi tastes similar. The restaurant also has non-sushi offerings on their menu, but since we were here primarily for sushi that is what I ordered as well. We ordered four or five different dishes/rolls/etc., and all seemed well prepared and tasty.

The restaurant itself is not terribly flashy or fancy but does have a nice, casual atmosphere. Our server was friendly with an attentive but not overbearing approach, fitting with the restaurant as a whole.

If you are looking for a sushi experience in Bethesda or northwest of Washington, DC, I would recommend checking out Tako Grill on Wisconsin Avenue.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Potomac, Maryland
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158 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
“Plenty of space, both bar and restaurant”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2012

Great service, quality sushi (my husband's favorite place to go). Parking is a little challenging to find on street or lot at times. I like the philly rolls with brown rice. My husband loves the caviar rolls.

  • Visited June 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Silver Spring, Maryland
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325 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 285 helpful votes
“Simple Decor, Very Good Sushi and Sake Menu”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2012

We always enjoy going to the Tako Grill. Service is attentive and knowledgeable. Sushi and sashimi are always fresh and well assembled, though portions may be a bit small. The sake menu is comprehensive, but lacks tasting notes, so you'll have to depend on the advice of the waiter. Tempura and grilled snacks are also very well done. Atmosphere is basic sushi bar. Worth going to if you're in Bethesda.

  • Visited June 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Bethesda, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Great chirashi”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2012

A great place for sushi in Bethesda. I always order the chirashi. Other things are good too.

Visited March 2012
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Bethesda
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Fresh and authentic sushi with a modern twist”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2012

Love this place for its fresh sushi and other fare. It's a great place for a reasonable and delicious lunch in Bethesda. There is metered parking right out front and the atmosphere is pleasant and minimalist. It's a nice quiet place to meet friends for lunch.

  • 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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