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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Tachibana restaurant was just down the road from my hotel so i decided to come here. Im very glad i did. Sushi was very tasty and so was the pork tatsu. The miso soup seemed a little off but was not a big deal.

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed April 13, 2022

The sushi is good, not great but the star attraction is the ramen. I had the tonkatsu ramen which was delicious and at just $12 in a covid world of restaurant pricing quite the bargain for a savory broth, nice slices of pork and perfect...noodles. The service was also excellent.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed March 31, 2022 via mobile

Authentic Japanese food beautifully presented. First class sushi, beautiful and tasty bento box and a nice bowl of ramen.

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed June 23, 2021

I stumbled upon this place from a Reddit thread debating what the best ramen shop in Lexington was. Tachibana was the clear winner, and allegedly where all of the Japanese Toyota execs visiting the Georgetown plant go, and having eaten here a few times I...certainly see why. I've tried a few variations of their ramen, and they're all amazing. This place provided my first experience with "Duck Broth Ramen", and it is hands down now my favorite style. The Gyoza (a personal favorite appetizer) is easily the best I've had, and the sushi is incredibly fresh, well thought out, and never disappointed. Their uni is hard to come back (they buy fresh, and have a limited supply), but is also hands down the best I've had outside of Seattle. If you like Japanese style food, this place is worth a special trip for.More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed December 2, 2019 via mobile

We’ve been here since it opened and are never disappointed. High-quality food and staff. We used to come just for the sushi and noodle soup. Now we go into the restaurant and have a larger meals.

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed October 11, 2019

We go here once a year during our Keenland Horse Race visit. Really don't want to go anywhere else. Great service & food.

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed July 17, 2019 via mobile

Enjoyed our meal. The menu has a great selection with pictures and descriptions. The sushi was wonderful and presented well. The food was excellent. They are also a Hilton dining member for points. Will definitely return for another meal.

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed June 26, 2019

I read one of the reviews which stated that Tachibana was the best restaurant in AMERICA!!. Either they own it or I needed to be drunk when I ate there. This was by far the worst Japanese restaurant we have ever been in, and yes...we also have been in numerous Japanese restaurants. We ordered Chicken Teriyaki and vegetable fried rice. The chicken was overcooked and very dry. I have tasted much better chicken teriyaki at a Panda Express. Perhaps they need to go to a Panda (if they have any in Kentucky) to see how to cook it. The problem is as far as I see it, they cook the chicken by itself without any apparent salt or pepper and as they plated it, they pour some teriyaki on top. We return it and opted for the beef teriyaki. It was exactly the same problem. They cook the meat (no flavor) and they plated it with a small cup of teriyaki next to it for dipping. The rice was just average and not close to what I expected from a Japanese restaurant where about 99% of the time you get finger licking good food. The service from our waitress was terrible. We saw her once and after that we talked to 3 other waitresses. On top of that the restaurant has a musty odor of old wood. Not pleasant.More

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed May 9, 2019

I haven't had any other Japanese food outside Japan, that taste as good as or as authentic the food at Tachibana. I have never been disappointed by the food or the staff, in all the years I have eaten here. Myself and my guest have...always been treated, with great respect and like family every time. Every dish and meal is the right proportion and is fresh especially the sushi and sashimi. I would highly recommend this restaurant if your ever in Lexington Ky.More

Date of visit: October 2018
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Reviewed May 8, 2019 via mobile

We were staying in Lexington one night on our cross country drive. Near the hotel was Tachibana’s. As it was late, and not wanting to drive further, we walked over. We were greatly and pleasantly surprised! The salmon sashimi was fresh and the special appetizer...of scallops, divine! The staff is friendly and accommodating. Too bad we don’t live closer!More

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed March 4, 2019

DID NOT like there food or atmosphere. There isn't a Japanese restaurant in my hometown so I was excited to have something different for dinner. I have been to other Japanese restaurants when traveling and have always enjoyed the food very much. This place was...a major disappointment. I ordered a rice and shrimp dish. The shrimp was cut into small pieces to make it look like more I'm guessing but probably no more than 3-4 shrimp! There meal was all this pasty, tasteless rice. I am not a picky eater but could barely eat their food and WILL Not be returning.More

Date of visit: February 2019
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Reviewed January 16, 2019

I don't frequent Tachibana more often because I am normally eating other cuisines while visiting Lexington. I have been here several times in the past few years. It is a convenient stop off of the interstate and a sushi bar is always a great place...to visit when traveling alone. First of all, if you aren't aware - Lexington has a higher population of Japanese restaurants than most people would expect. The nearby Toyota factory has brought in a Japanese population - and for that, I am thankful!!!! Tachibana always has a lot of Japanese people frequenting, so I believe it is indeed, authentic! On this visit, I sat at the bar as always, and had a sashimi appetizer and ahi roll. Both of these were $12, and I also had a blass of plum wine. The servers at the bar were friendly, the sushi fresh and beautiful. Whether you are looking for sushi of a hot Japanese dish - don't miss this place!More

Date of visit: January 2019
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Reviewed October 20, 2018 via mobile

They have regular menu, sushi and habaci grill. A lot of options. Must be authentic due to number of Japanese families dining there.

Date of visit: October 2018
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Reviewed October 11, 2018

We have traveled all over & eaten in some of the very best restaurants in America & the Caribbean & Mexico. Also London, Belgium, China & Japan. This sit's with a few other's at the top of the best Japanese food anywhere. We travel to...Kentucky twice a year for two reasons: Keenland horse racing & to eat at this restaurant. If you want typical fast american service don't go here. Take your time & enjoy the food.More

Date of visit: October 2018
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Reviewed September 25, 2018

Everytime I'm in Lexington I take my colleagues to have a nice sushi in this place we are always treated so good by the staff especially by the Cheff Alberto. Don't hesitate and try this place and if you like Sashimi go for the big...plate its around 25 dlls and have a green tea ice cream.More

Date of visit: September 2018
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Tachibana Japanese Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 3.5
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 3.5