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Temari Japanese Cafe

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1043 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD 20852-1403
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Mon 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wed - Fri 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Sat - Sun 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
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Kensington, Maryland
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44 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Temari Cafe isn't much to look at but it serves up authentic Japanese fare at reasonable prices. More than sushi, Temari serves many traditional Japanese meals. The miso ramen was very good. The fatty tuna was equally good. The service was excellent and the staff was friendly and welcoming.

Thank Alan K
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64 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016 via mobile

This small place has very good quality Japanese food. We have tried many places and I'm rating this one 5 out of 5. Everything was fresh and cooked to taste delicious. I will be back for sure.

Thank olegdc
washington, dc
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51 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016 via mobile

People used to Americanized Japanese food will be surprised. Hopefully pleasantly. But if you have spent any time in Japan, you will right at home. It's the real deal. Very fortunate to have temari in Maryland. You find something like this in queens NY or fort lee NJ. If you speak Japanese you will have an easier time pick my... More 

Thank gramone
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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199 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016 via mobile

Had the katsu curry and salmon and tomago sushi. Food was quickly served and fresh. The curry was good and had a lot of meat in. The sushi was all good, a highlight. Staff were really friendly and polite. Would recommend.

Thank CyuutBen
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2016 via mobile

This small strip cafe is definitely someplace we will visit again. The fish was great. Both the black cod and mackerel were cooked to perfection. The skin was perfectly crisp, and the fish moist and tender. The intro salid was fresh and the tofu plate had some magical shavings that made it very enjoyable. The only item we did not... More 

Thank Marc G
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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256 reviews
198 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015 via mobile

We've been eating here for over ten years. It is consistently delicious and homey. Try one of the combination dinners on the boards on the wall. You will be treated to a beautiful assortment of appetizers.

Thank Amy W
Gaithersburg, Maryland
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137 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 198 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

I was on my way to Best Buy and saw Temari Café on my Right. It was 11:30 a.m. and decided to eat an early lunch. I was the only one there but I know that this is a popular place because friends have told me to try their curry and that it is the BEST! I've seen curry rice... More 

Thank Parisbreakfast
Silver Spring, Maryland
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27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015 via mobile

After two and a half weeks in Japan in October, Temari cafe is the closest I can find to the foods I had there. Unagi donburi, takoyaki, and chicken livers with ginger are among my favorites. Don't be surprised if you arrive and the place is full. It's fairly small but the quality and the selection is excellent. Also conveniently... More 

Thank difrnt8
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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33 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

I have driven by Tamari everyday for the past two years and wondered who would go to a "Japanese Cafe" in a strip mall. Finally, I decided to stop in to check out the place (I was at another store) and I saw the telltale sign of a good ethnic restaurant. In this case lots of Japanese customers and a... More 

Thank Alnosh
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89 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

We were recommended to Temari by family. They were able to reserve the large table by the front door. I ordered the Tonkatsu dinner, which I highly recommend. Others in our party of 6 ordered edamame, sushi, which arrived quickly, curry rice, and Cha-shu Ramen. They have a large variety on their menu and are very accommodating.

Thank ca1842

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Soups
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1043 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD 20852-1403
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Rockville
  • Phone Number: 301-340-7720

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