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660 Cookman Ave, New Jersey, Asbury Park, NJ 07712-7104
+1 732-775-1020
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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West Long Branch, New Jersey
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102 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Stopped here on a Sunday night for sushi. Plenty of parking in area. Can be challenging and it's metered though. Restaurant atmosphere is modern and chic. Staff is friendly and attentive. Was a little busy for Sunday night but no problem being seated. All food was fresh and tasty. Tried Ju-San roll. Amazing. Pork gyozo and soup equally good. Tried... More 

Thank Pil255
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been at Taka with a friend and I've really enjoyed their food! The price is reasonable and the quality is incredible!

Thank Matteo R
Freehold, New Jersey
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143 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went here on a weeknight. Happy Hour is 3-6. They have some nice options for food, plus some good specials on drinks like sake sangria, beer, cocktails, etc. Also had a sushi roll which tasted great. Someone suggested trying it with brown rice next time. Staff is friendly, as well as the owner. Would definitely return for dinner and/or drinks.

Thank Mike G
New York City, New York
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18 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2017

We have been to Taka numerous times and it seems each time is better than the last time. From the incredible sushi, creative American-Japanese fusion selections, great drinks, and lively atmosphere. Taka the owner, Mike the bartender, Chris the server, and the rest of the staff are efficient and knowledgeable. Makes you feel you are at a fine Manhattan restaurant.

Thank johncc776
Asbury Park, New Jersey
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2017

The new Taka location is perfection from its aesthetics to menu to cocktails. While the sushi is famously fantastic, this restaurant offers fresh twists on a suite of classic American favorites that will please anyone in your party. From Taka's meatloaf, to chicken cutlets, to a lovely fish menu - you won't be disappointed. Anything with Taka's special miso sauce... More 

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New York City, New York
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225 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 20, 2016 via mobile

Came here for dinner. The place looks hip and the food is okay. But the service lacks quality. Front desk hostesses seem immature and inexperienced. It felt like a high school.cafeteria - observed chatting amongst each other and not putting the patrons first. We probably wouldnt dine here again.

Thank ROSSAtravels_com
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207 reviews
169 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 19, 2016 via mobile

We went here and tried a lot of the food. The calamari was excellent and crispy 💥 We also had the chicken meatballs, edamame and negimaki. The yellowfin was tasty but the jalapeños were not cut thinly- they we too thick and overpowering. We also had a selection of sushi 🍣 and a steak. They were all delicious. For desert... More 

Thank Chris W
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2016 via mobile

This is a high-end sushi restaurant and they really deliver. The atmosphere is hip and engaging, they have a full sake menu & artisan cocktails and the sushi was out of this world. Highly recommended if you love sushi.

Thank Jocie_d
ocean township
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51 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2016

we were six people and we ordered a variety of items that we shared...they were all good...we even shared a few things with people at the next table ...who we did not know...but they had some dishes that looked really good...

Thank kassonstwo
Asbury Park, New Jersey
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34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2016

Chic restaurant . Large bar with plenty of seating; 2 dining rooms,; watch the sushi being made; variety of dishes, not just Japanese

Thank sallystang

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$15 - $30
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Special occasions, Romantic, Bar scene, Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 660 Cookman Ave, New Jersey, Asbury Park, NJ 07712-7104
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Asbury Park
  • Phone Number: +1 732-775-1020
Japanese specialties, tapas, sushi and japanese inspired entrees.

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Asbury Park, New Jersey

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?