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Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Dinner, Lunch
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Table Service
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Reviewed September 11, 2018

This place has some of the best sashimi and sushi. The prices are good as well. The only thing I don't particularly find great is the atmosphere. You are kind of in a basement. However, still worth going.

Date of visit: September 2018
Reviewed July 29, 2018 via mobile

I loved the rolls they offer. By far, I recommend the chicken tempura. It is the best tempura roll I’ve tried!

Date of visit: July 2018
Reviewed November 23, 2016

On a busy Saturday night we were hungry. The restaurant was full of young people and noisy but a good atmosphere. The service was good and the food good. Both sashimi and tempura were delicious. The Korean dishes were also good.

Date of visit: November 2016
Reviewed November 5, 2016 via mobile

On a chilly afternoon, we were hungry for some hot and spicy Korean. Takemura didn't disappoint. We had kimchi chi-gae and tofu-veggie dul sot bibimpop. Both were perfect!

Date of visit: November 2016
Reviewed August 31, 2016

The dishes are just amazing, so well constructed and tasty...beautiful plate arrangement makes the meal feel even more appealing.

Date of visit: August 2016
Reviewed July 31, 2016 via mobile

A group of 9 musicians grouped a couple of tables and ordered. I got spicy beef udon noodles. The broth was flavorful and spicy . The beef was tender but fatty, noodles plain but I didn't like the blob of seaweed on the side. Pretty...expensive, given the contents.More

Date of visit: July 2016
Reviewed July 13, 2016

There was only one server who was friendly, but when we went, we were the only party in the restaurant. The food was bland, and was simply subpar. Have tried way better elsewhere.

Date of visit: July 2016
Reviewed May 22, 2016

Just some steps away from Harvard Square this small japanese restaurant is truly gem! Amazing and fresh japanese food!!

Date of visit: May 2016
Reviewed April 25, 2016

I haven't been to the Takemura in a while, although I used to come here all the time. I remember the place as reliable without being remarkable. Last week, a good friend (who used to come here with me) and I had the Duk Mandoo...Guk (rice cakes with dumplings in broth) for lunch. The service was fine, and people were friendly enough, but my friend and I agreed that this was the most disappointing interpretation of this common dish that we'd ever had-- skimpy and somewhat insipid. The little side dishes, which are normally included, were also missing. I hope this experience was an anomaly, but it will be some time before I go back to confirm this.More

Date of visit: April 2016
Reviewed April 13, 2016

We had a very nice dinner at Takemura, as always. We've been here many times and always enjoyed it. Tonight we had the shrimp tempura, which was crisp, light and delicious, and the Nabeyaki Udon, which was huge and excellent.

Date of visit: April 2016
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Yes, Takemura Japanese Restaurant offers takeout services.

Takemura Japanese Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 3.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 3.5