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Inakaya Japanese Restaurant


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Certificate of Excellence2016 Winner

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Vegetarian Friendly
Dinner, Lunch
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Table Service, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ate for for dinner since I was craving sushi. From the outside I was a little skeptical but sat at sushi bar and food very solid. Lots of rolls to choose from. Sashimi was good and fresh service good. Would dine again.

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank dtonucci93
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My mother was Japanese. This is one of the first authentic Japanese restaurant besides Sakura’s that closed in dust to heavy flood damage in Forest Acres. And a lot closer to where we live. My mom recently passed away but we continue to come here...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank dewhite1
Reviewed May 15, 2019

Sushi was great we had many different varieties. I also had Katsu-Ju and I found that the pork was grizzly and fatty, it lacked sauce. Yes I would recommend it for sushi.

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank czbrat1
Reviewed May 6, 2019

A good friend who lives in the area brought me here for sushi. The food was excellent and the restaurant is clean even if the decor is dated.

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank bbmvet
Reviewed March 3, 2019 via mobile

My husband and I just tried Inakaya for the first time after reading reviews. The wait was a bit long on a Friday night but worth it. We loved it! My husband loved the blue fin tuna sashimi. We both enjoyed the happy roll. We...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank coco928
Reviewed February 25, 2019 via mobile

If i could use just the heading as a review, i would stop there. We just rolled into town this afternoon and my sales rep told me we have to go to this sushi place, its the best ever. Well, that's a strong statement to...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank stephenhG7031RZ
Reviewed February 23, 2019 via mobile

Best sushi in Columbia.The way they maintain the integrity of the fish is impeccable! I've never been disappointed everything is amazing! The broiled yellowtail cheek "Hamachi Kama" absolutely delicious! The staff is amazing and very knowledgeable of the menu! Tony and Shawn you guts are...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank D L
Reviewed February 14, 2019 via mobile

Read the excellent reviews online and had opportunity to grab a quick meal on a business trip. I got there at 5:15pm just after they opened and it was nearly packed. That’s always a tell-tale sign. I ordered a sashimi plate of yellowtail tuna, tuna...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank bds1210
Reviewed December 9, 2018 via mobile

Went on a date here last night. We got some sashimi, a few rolls, miso soup and a ginger salad. Everything was delicious and came out pretty quick. We had some sake and Sapporo. Priced well. Will definitely return!

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank nicolepK9690NO
Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

Everything is of the highest quality here, and the servers are excellent as well. With a quaint, traditional atmosphere, you can be sure that your guests will be pleased

Date of visit: October 2018
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