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660 Cookman Ave, New Jersey, Asbury Park, NJ 07712-7104
+1 732-775-1020
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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ocean township
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44 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I love Taka! Located in beautiful downtown Asbury Park. The food, service, drinks and atmosphere are always exceptional! Everything is great, but my favorite is the short ribs.. Highly recommended!!

Thank Michael E
Toms River, New Jersey
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went to Taka last week around 9 just to get some drinks and apps with a friend. We have been looking to try this restaurant for some time and although I was concerned that we would run into a long wait on a Friday night, I was pleasantly surprised to be sat right away. We asked to be seated... More 

Thank Kim S
New York City, New York
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48 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Hands down there is no better restaurant in Asbury. Even friends who say "I don't like Japanese" come away raving about this singular and incredible restaurant. The only down side is that even off season you will have to wait for a table at dinner (if you aren't watching see enough to reserve in advance). You might say you've been... More 

Thank Chris B
Asbury Park, New Jersey
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36 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had heard for some time how good Taka was, but it wasn't high on our list. We finally made it in last Saturday night, and I wish we had eaten there earlier. First, it is absolutely gorgeous, great design throughout. Second, the food was great: A friend had sush-quality tuna, cooked medium rare as she had asked. It was... More 

Thank Ken J
Neptune, New Jersey
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016

I have had dinner here twice in the past month and both times we celebrated different friends anniversaries. Both times we've had a slight issue with being seated/wait staff. The first time we were seated at the incorrect table, we started drinking our waters and eating the complimentary pretzels and had also ordered our drinks. We were then politely asked... More 

Thank Alica O
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34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016 via mobile

The food here is horrible! I am so surprised with how highly rated it came. The bar was really nice, and had a great ambiance - but does not make up for the food. Fish was fishy. Food was bland. Overall - less then mediocre. I was really disappointed.

Thank Down2Mars
Takahiro H, Manager at Taka, responded to this review

I am very sorry to hear that you regret your experience at Taka Restaurant. We strive to ensure that our customers enjoy themselves and their meals, and it is disheartening to all of us among the staff and our long-time customers to see such a poor review. We rely on our customers' feedback that we might best serve everyone and... More 

Cottage Grove, OR
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28 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016

Visiting NJ with my family and had heard good things about Taka. I am very pleased we decided to go. Not cheap, but quality food and a great atmosphere. We loved it! We ordered Gyoza, I had the seafood with noodles, which I loved and my wife had the ribs. We both loved our dishes! Service was great as well.... More 

Thank kayakguy30
Neptune, New Jersey
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016 via mobile

This is our 3rd time and again consistently delivers amazing food! Would recommend over and over again. Drinks too. We are going again next week. Decor and ambience is inviting and warm.

Thank Dawn E

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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
Families with children, Special occasions, Business meetings, Romantic, Large groups
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?