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Authentic Japanese and Korean restaurant.
$11 - $31
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Korean, Japanese, Seafood, Sushi
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Free Wifi
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We came to Woodbridge to get married on Saturday 11th, and onto Ipswich to Takayama for lunch. The food was exceptional and the service was amazingly good. There were 6 of us in our party and we were all delighted with everything. We will most...definitely be back and we will be working our way through the starters which we couldn't decide which to have because they were all so good. Highly recommended this restaurant.More

Date of visit: June 2022
Reviewed May 17, 2022

I had dinner here last night with a couple of friends to celebrate my birthday, this is a restaurant I have wanted to come to for some time now and I am very glad we went. The restaurant is cozy and has a nice "romantic"...feel to it, very good for couples but equally good for groups. The tables are nicely spaced with screens in between which cut down the noise between tables and gave a sense of privacy despite them being see-through on the top half, you couldn't see across to what others were eating which I liked. Our starters were chicken and vegetable gyozas, ribs and chicken teriyaki - all of which we enjoyed, there was not a single scrap left. My friends both had the katsu curry which was declared delicious by both of them, and I had duck ramen, I did add a lot of soy sauce to mine but that is personal taste rather than a fault with the food. We all opted for the non spicy so I cannot say what this would have been like if it was spicy, but we all loved what we had. Portion sizes are generous and the food piping hot. The service was friendly and discreet, not overbearing. I will most definitely be back to this lovely restaurant.More

Date of visit: May 2022
Reviewed April 23, 2022 via mobile

Outstanding food! fresh fish, great flavours, nice sake. Every dish was fantastic, we couldn’t stop ordering. Can’t wait to go back

Date of visit: February 2022
Reviewed March 21, 2022

For a Saturday evening, I am well aware that service will be hard to maintain with it being very busy. However I received such good service and the waitress even had the patience to talk through the menu with me even though I saw she...was very busy. I ordered the recommended sushi platter, and my gosh it was amazing from the presentation to the taste, 10/10 to the sushi chef. My husband on the other hand isn't a fan of sushi so he picked the duck Ramen and equally thought the presentation was fabulous, as well as the taste. I will definitly be coming back again to try more things off the menu!More

Date of visit: March 2022
Reviewed March 17, 2022 via mobile

Probably the worse service, sat down at 7.30 waited a good 10 minutes before anyone asked if we would like to order drinks, our food order wasn’t taken till after 8. Wasn’t that impressed with the food, my chicken yakiota was just chicken on a...skewer the sauce was nice but no garnish just a bit of spring onion, my friend was still chewing her crab when the waitress took the plates away. Mixed reviews on the mains, mine was tasty but it was hunt the chicken, seemed like my dish was bulked out with raw Courgettes, my friends beef dish looked really grisly. The waitress cleared away our empty plates but didn’t bother to take away empty wine glasses and the little dip pots, I was surrounded by empty glasses. I won’t rule out a return visit, but the service only deserves a 1/10More

Date of visit: March 2022
Reviewed March 13, 2022

Unfortunately I don’t believe most these reviews now, Thought it would be lovely but was far from it, no one asked us how our meals was, the beef was all fat so inedible, the seafood ramen was full of shell and broke my back tooth…...everything was bulked out with cucumber cost £140 but my dentist bill will be much more… really disappointed in the food and service :(More

Date of visit: March 2022
Reviewed March 3, 2022 via mobile

This has been a favourite of mine over the last two years, takeaway and dine in! Honestly every time I go it never fails to disappoint. Sushi is on point everyime and the deep fried octopus is perfect every time

Date of visit: February 2022
Reviewed February 15, 2022

On previous visits food has always been superb but the service was consistently disappointing. That's all changed - amazing food plus great service. Thank you. Looking forward to our next visit.

Date of visit: February 2022
Reviewed February 12, 2022

So, we just finished a valentines meal. Staff, atmosphere, food, friendliness, value, quality- no question the best meal I’ve ever had in Ipswich after being around for 20+ years. Wish we found it before. Can now see why Japan has the most Michelin Stars in...the world!! (My wife is Italian, the food quality has to be amazing and no disappointment from either of us). Thank you - we will come back again ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️(⭐️)More

Date of visit: February 2022
Reviewed January 16, 2022 via mobile

We hadn’t booked but the staff were so helpful and found us a table, despite the restaurant being busy. The food was delicious and the service excellent. Altogether a wonderful experience, I thoroughly recommend!!

Date of visit: January 2022
Reviewed December 23, 2021

Title says it all, really. They were fully booked on the Friday & Saturday we were there (a good sign), so we went on Sunday & had an excellent meal. Price was reasonable,service was excellent. I'll be back.

Date of visit: December 2021
Reviewed November 28, 2021 via mobile

First time eating here. Nice and intimate place. All staff were very nice, ready to give all required information regarding the menu. Food and dessert very good, I was very pleased also about the plating of the food. Definitely recommend it and will definitely come...back here. My compliments to all the staff!More

Date of visit: November 2021
Reviewed November 24, 2021 via mobile

Food was good and came out quickly. However the restaurant was really cold and as my dad is unwell it was a problem. The main issue I had was I was not told when I booked or when we sat down at 5pm they needed...the table back by 7 and quite bluntly ushered us to leave even though we had just finished the food and still had 1/4 bottle of wine left! As someone that works in hospitality this is bad form and because of this I will not be recommending this restaurant or going again.More

Date of visit: November 2021
Reviewed November 12, 2021 via mobile

One of the best dining experiences in Ipswich. Authentic and tasty and great for vegetarians. Staff were attentive and friendly. Not cheapest but worth ever penny!

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed November 2, 2021

My husband and I had a delicious meal here . Couldn’t fault anything . Pleased that they do a takeout service as well , will be using that in the future .presentation of the food is very good .

Date of visit: November 2021
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paul s
September 2, 2020|
Response from takayama_restaurant |
Hi Paul, No, we take all the bones out. All our chicken is boneless when serve it. :)
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Yes, Takayama offers takeout services.

Yes, Takayama is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

Takayama is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4.5