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Inakaya Japanese Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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655 Saint Andrews Rd, # C, Columbia, SC 29210-5112
+1 803-731-2538
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Mon - Fri 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tue - Fri 11:45 am - 2:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Toms River, New Jersey
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

we were in the city for a show couple days ago. we picked inakaya since there's 1 for 2 coupon for there prefix six courses dinner. every course we had are very unique and delicious. my wife had grilled whole lobster and i had trio meat as main entree. Also, we have tuna salad, miso soup, hand rolls, noddles(Soba), pudding... More 

Thank JGC7788
Columbia, South Carolina
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016 via mobile

Nice little Japanese restaurant with traditional decoration. Sushi rolls are always great, red and black dragon rolls and Godzilla roll are our favorite. We also had una don and katsu don! Yum!

Thank FiffieLee
Lexington SC
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118 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016

Very good sushi I eat there weekly. But the owner, the service and the staff are not good. There is new staff almost weekly which leads me to believe its the owners fault. He has no personality and doesn't add anything to the dining experience. I do like their food which is why I keep going back.

Thank Panic1522
Rock Hill, South Carolina
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2016

pricing isn't bad and they're sushi is very good! very traditional and one of the authentic japanese restaurants in town.

Thank informative23
West Columbia, SC
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89 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2016

I usually write in detail good or bad on the restaurants visited. Not this time. Inakaya on St. Andrews Rd. was bought out a few years ago and the new owners made very few changes. The many visits by our family usually have been great. Last night, our group of 8 wasted our money and it will be a long... More 

1 Thank jinx35
Lexington, South Carolina
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2016

As Japanese myself.. Both Inakaya restaurants are great real Japanese meals you can enjoy. My family and I usually use Inakaya Watanabe which is this location. They are always very busy and full packed of people. Sometimes services are very slow.. and some food should be hot enough but they were cold. Some food should be cold.. but they were... More 

1 Thank MapleOak71
Atlanta, Georgia
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2016

Me and my boyfriend loves Jap food, and this is one of the best restaurants we've ever been to. This is definitely a hidden gem in an old shopping center, but you'll loveeee the food. Everything is fresh and super flavorful. Dining at Inakaya is the first thing I'd do when I get a chance to visit Columbia again.

Thank Amie H
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64 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 20, 2016 via mobile

Very good sushi fresh and clean never a bad odor this is great sushi u will want more and more i go looking for this when im in other parts of the world i crave it.. try the habernero roll. Love it.. soup miso.tea the nigori is so fresh drinks. This is just fun and perfect

Thank Crissey C
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59 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 14, 2016 via mobile

In town on business, they came highly recommended. Pretty good sushi. Staff was nice, food arrived in a timely manner, beautiful decor and very authentic looking.

Thank Tina W
West Palm beach
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127 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 9, 2016 via mobile

My business partner loves sushi, so I read a few reviews and settled on this restaurant based on trip advisor. Overall they told us to expect good food and sketchy service. This was right on the money. We sat at the sushi bar and were pretty much ignored for longer than usual, but we finally did get beverages and the... More 

Thank Paperman87

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:45 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:45 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:45 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:45 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 655 Saint Andrews Rd, # C, Columbia, SC 29210-5112
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Columbia
  • Phone Number: +1 803-731-2538

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?