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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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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 yesterday NEW

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 2 days ago NEW 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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27 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW 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
New York
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52 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Tops all around. Great selection of wine, beer, sake and specialty drinks. Menu is spectacular as is the food. More importantly the service is tops. I have never been disappointed in my experience. The sushi is fresh and dishes are always changing to make it more unexpected. My favorite app is chicken age!

Thank MyEnzo1
Level Contributor
12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Delicious upscale Japanese fusion. Something for everyone. Beautiful decor and service was good even though it was a crowded Saturday night .

Thank Donna G
New York City, New York
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116 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a great addition to the Asbury Park restaurant scene! Great decor and fantastic food! Loved the sushi and steamed dumplings. Really great drinks too!

Thank prekteacher1214
New York City, New York
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202 reviews
185 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016 via mobile

All I can say is WOW! The food and decor is just amazing especially the bar area - the overhead lighting looks like large bubbles and there is plenty of seating with chairs that have backs to them. There is nothing worse then going to a bar to eat with stools that have "no" backs to them - we usually... More 

Thank Pat d
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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65 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

First time at Taka since they moved. The new space is amazing! The Host had an attitude but the gentleman who sat us and another one at the hostess desk were super nice. Waitress also really nice. The food as always was outstanding. We sometimes drive to Asbury just for dinner here... Make a reservation!

Thank KellysGirl0805
Cream Ridge, New Jersey
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2016 via mobile

We love Taka, the food and service is excellent. You must make reservations well for weekends in advance since this is a very popular place. The ambiance is really nice, it gets loud at times but it's worth the visit. Best sushi around. The entrees are also very good. You won't be disappointed.

Thank Beth C

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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
Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, 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?