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660 Cookman Ave, New Jersey, Asbury Park, NJ 07712-7104
+1 732-775-1020
12:00 pm - 11:00 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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Brooklyn, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The sushi was fresh and well present and the service was fine. The atmosphere inspired friendships- we shared some food and stories with the customers at the tables to left and to the right.

Thank ZBStripe
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Who would expect eating short ribs and meatloaf, which were outrageous, at a high end Japanese restaurant. Sushi appy was terrific. Atmosphere is very lively maybe a little loud. One of the best in AP!!

Thank akcotax
New York City, New York
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45 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

The restaurant is beautiful, the food is creative and delicious and the service is professional with the right mix of friendliness. Overall one of the top 3 restaurants in Asbury Park. I highly recommend the scallops, the jun San roll and the eel dragon role.Taka the host is the consummate professional and is always striving to improve and make the... More 

Cream Ridge, New Jersey
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105 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We went there with another family. I haven't been to asbury park probably since my college days, and what a surprise. This restaurant was great, Parking right behind it on the left for a ten dollar fee but worth it, otherwise drive around trying to find a parking place. The atmosphere is very nice, and the safe very friendly and... More 

Thank traveldoc27
Essex fells,nj
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a large party of 8 for my friends 50th birthday. From start to finish the entire experience was perfect. The waitress was pleasant, efficient and offered wonderful suggestions. The food was remarkable and the atmosphere was inviting. Overall A+++++

Thank Sampac67
Cornelius, North Carolina
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25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Went to Taka for a college sendoff, setting an early reservation. We were greeted promptly and taken to the table. The waitress was right there asking about drinks and delivering water and the menus. The appetizers were all salads. The HIYASHI WAKAME (seaweed salad), the Asian pear salad and the Caeser salad were are terrific. The asian style dressing on... More 

Thank GPA4
Asbury Park, New Jersey
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Best part is kitchen is open till 10. Sushi is good and they do a good job with food ordered in advance to go. If you eat there, service is decent. I have only had the sushi, but hear the other entrees are outstanding as well.

Thank tjhunt07840
Basel, Switzerland
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Recommended by local friend. Food was excellent with nice energetic atmosphere and outdoor seating. Great appetizers with the shrimp tempura being a standout. Nice drink selection too. Staff was focused and attentive even if a bit overworked. Definitely would come back next time in town.

Thank Jcjp13
New York City, New York
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524 reviews
275 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 160 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I visited Taka twice last week with sushi-fanatic friends. They were in sushi heaven, they all raved about their food. I'm not a fan of sushi and sampled the fusion entrees. The halibut was good, kinda pricy but good. And, a seemingly odd choice there, meatloaf, was also good (I was in the mood for red wine, and that paired... More 

Thank cararro
Denville, New Jersey
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213 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Having eaten here before, we were looking forward to returning to their new, expanded location. Unfortunately, it was a very disappointing experience. Two people in our party of four liked their dinner; two were not impressed. Personally, I thought my sushi was not nearly as good as I've had elsewhere. The service was slow. Perhaps the biggest negative was the... More 

Thank unicorn3

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$15 - $30
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic
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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4 months ago
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?