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Tako Grill

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4914 Hampden Ln, Bethesda, MD 20814-2914 (Cheltenham Dr.)
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Fri 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Tue - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Boston, Massachusetts
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78 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

I ate here on a Saturday evening with my friend who is an expert in Japanese food. Got seated right away. Excellent choices, reasonable prices, and good taste. I had the soft shell crab dinner.

Thank JohnWesley_13
Bethesda, Maryland
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123 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2016 via mobile

Still the same high quality as in their old location! Staff is friendly and knowledgeable. Perhaps the best value for sushi and sashimi in the area.

Thank David P
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275 reviews
187 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 15, 2016

This used to be my favorite place for sushi at its previous location on Wisconsin Avenue. I went to the Hampden Lane location for the first time and was actually a bit disappointed. The miso soup was watery, the salad dressing appeared to be prefab, and the tempura was much more heavily "breaded" than usual. The atmosphere in the new... More 

1 Thank SrgnFsh
Chicago, Illinois
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404 reviews
265 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 30, 2016

This was my first visit to Tako Grill since they moved to Hampden Lane from their previous location on Wisconsin Avenue. I don't think that the atmosphere of the new place is quite as good as that of their previous location, but the food is of the same high quality. Service is good, and is quite attentive; prices are reasonable... More 

Thank KingofThreePutts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 21, 2016 via mobile

Visited Tako with my friend on a Friday night. It was busy, so we sat at the sushi bar, which is always fun. We had a sashimi platter, and several rolls, all of which were fresh and delicious. Service was excellent, as usual. One of our favorite Bethesda restaurants!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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52 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2015

Just got back from a delicious dinner at Tako Grill. We were a party of six and ordered lots of different dishes to share "tapas style." One of our group had lived in Japan for several months and guided us in ordering and we tried a very varied group of dishes that were all--without exception--delicious. I love Spicy Tuna rolls...and... More 

1 Thank catt711
Bethesda, Maryland
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106 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2015

Found this place a few weeks ago, I guess it just reopened. Great space, clean and open. It gets loud when it's full on Friday night but if you go after 8pm it starts to empty out. Our sushi was fresh and we really enjoyed it both times we went. However - the roll options are pretty limited and most... More 

Thank ajt4
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2015

Tako Grill has returned to Bethesda after a relocation that took them off-line for a few months. My wife Yoshimi and I visited the new location last night and the owner Segawa San and his wife have done an amazing job of relaunching and improving on what was aleady a really great sushi / authentic Japanese restaurant. The new restaurant... More 

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Chevy Chase, Maryland
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65 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 12, 2015 via mobile

Been 11/march/2015 The restaurant is closed for good! Don't understand, been there often last time a couple of weeks ago, how is possibile the final closing date wasn't told?

2 Thank carloc1955
College Station, Texas
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469 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 364 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 17, 2015

... otherwise, pretty average tho. The sake nigiri was rather small, but at leas the fish was fresh. The tamago nigiri was quite good. However, the rice was a little overcooked. Do not expect anything special. Summarizing, this is the perfect place if you are hungry and want some quick food. I will not comment on the premises, because they... More 

Thank Helmut K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$22 - $35
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Television, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4914 Hampden Ln, Bethesda, MD 20814-2914
    (Cheltenham Dr.)
  • Public Transportation: Bethesda Metro Station
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Bethesda
  • Phone Number: 13016527030
Tako Grill is a Japanese restaurant serving classic Japanese dishes and very fresh and exquisite sushi. It started as a partnership between two Japanese chefs opening up a Sushi take out restaurant named Kanpai in 1986 at Glen Echo in Bethesda and continues its business today. Two years later, they opened up a restaurant naming it Tako Grill Japanese Restaurant and at that time, it could only hold a maximum capacity of 50 people. Tako Grill then expanded in 1996 and once more in 2001 adding our Sake Bar which is a great environment and size for larger parties to enjoy the food and atmosphere. In 2015, Tako grill moved to their new location at 4914 Hampden Lane which is at the heart of Bethesda. The new Tako Grill emulates the very original Tako Grill with its intimate atmosphere to enjoy delicious Sushi, Yakitori/Izakaya Menu, Cooked Specialties, and Sake Collection. Tako Grill is a great place for friends, couples, and families to enjoy each other's presence and delight in wonderful traditional Japanese cuisine. Tako Grill is Japanese owned and serves authentic Japanese dishes. We also associate with Japanese Sushi Society and Japan Sushi Federation, bringing in chefs from Japan where they teach the sushi chefs at Tako Grill.

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