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Takara Japanese Restaurant

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$$ - $$$
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3740 Overseas Hwy, Marathon, FL 33050-2390
+1 305-509-7183
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Mon - Sat 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Mystic, Connecticut
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46 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I couldn't wait to get back to Marathon to eat here again. The food is fresh and the sauces that come with the entrees are flavorful and not overly thick or gooey. Spicy entrees can be ordered by degree of heat preferred. There is an extensive menu with Japanese, Thai and sushi and even hot pot. I ate Spicy Herb... More 

Thank Carol Z
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I love this place, the food is really delicious and the service was excellent. I would say that for take out it is a little pricey, and my only criticism for dining in was that there was no atmosphere. They really need some background music! Food is great though, which is the main thing!

Thank Emily B
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2016

The food at Takara is wonderful. Its a very small restaurant only about 6 tables, but they do a lot of take out. We had a party of 5 so I was able to sample a bit of everything and it was all pretty good. The Heaven Beef and Fried Duck dishes were amazing. The Yellow Curry, Noodle bowl, and... More 

Thank Jennifer C
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26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2016 via mobile

We just love this place and always like going back. The food is excellent and the place is Keys casual with good service. Neil was our server tonight and he always gives good descriptions of the plates and is good at suggesting a dish after asking about what it is you like to eat. The food really is very fresh... More 

Thank Howlys
Coconut Creek, Florida
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016

Everything was delicious. We had the Hot Sea Soup, Shrimp Pad Thai, and Asian Herb Seafood. The service was slow but not too slow. There was only one waiter and one cook and the waiter did apologize for the delays.

Thank AvidTraveler6568
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71 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2016 via mobile

Takara remains a wonderful find in Marathon. Dumpling soup is hot, light and flavorful . Gyozo is fresh and perfectly prepared and sushi is amazing. The price is unbelievablely inexpensive .

1 Thank Wine2go
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95 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2016

We have a home in Marathon and over the years I have seen Takara change owners, close and reopen a few times! Last night 4 of us decided to give it a try - what a surprise! The food was GREAT!!!! The ambiance is aweful and the tables are small but the food was outstanding. We ordered the Tofu Pad... More 

Thank Nonnaonthego
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120 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2016 via mobile

This place is a bit rundown from outside, you have to try their food. It was an amazing experience. All the dishes we order came out very delicious. We tried their plum wine which was excellent. The prices were reasonable. Overall highly recommend this place.

Thank Girish K
Basel, Switzerland
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2016

Like the saying goes - do not judge the book by its cover. This place may not look like a lot from the outside, but the food is amazing. We were six, and had a variety of Sushi and Thai food. It was all really good, and the Thai had a great flavor. And fair price and good service too.... More 

Thank TokePetersen
Windermere, Florida
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124 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2016

We got take out from here and really enjoyed the food. The sushi menu is very limited, but it was well prepared and presented. We also got a few Thai dishes which were excellent.

Thank Jim T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Thai
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3740 Overseas Hwy, Marathon, FL 33050-2390
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Keys  >  Marathon
  • Phone Number: +1 305-509-7183

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