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“Plenty of space, both bar and restaurant” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Tako Grill

Tako Grill
Ranked #82 of 340 Restaurants in Bethesda
Price range: $22 - $35
Cuisines: Japanese, Sushi, Asian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Cheltenham Dr.
Transit: Bethesda Metro Station
Description: 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.
Potomac, Maryland
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165 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
“Plenty of space, both bar and restaurant”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2012

Great service, quality sushi (my husband's favorite place to go). Parking is a little challenging to find on street or lot at times. I like the philly rolls with brown rice. My husband loves the caviar rolls.

  • Visited June 2012
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Silver Spring, Maryland
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765 reviews
348 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 319 helpful votes
“Simple Decor, Very Good Sushi and Sake Menu”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2012

We always enjoy going to the Tako Grill. Service is attentive and knowledgeable. Sushi and sashimi are always fresh and well assembled, though portions may be a bit small. The sake menu is comprehensive, but lacks tasting notes, so you'll have to depend on the advice of the waiter. Tempura and grilled snacks are also very well done. Atmosphere is basic sushi bar. Worth going to if you're in Bethesda.

  • Visited June 2012
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1 Thank areview28
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Bethesda, Maryland
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154 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Great chirashi”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2012

A great place for sushi in Bethesda. I always order the chirashi. Other things are good too.

Visited March 2012
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Bethesda
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40 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Fresh and authentic sushi with a modern twist”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2012

Love this place for its fresh sushi and other fare. It's a great place for a reasonable and delicious lunch in Bethesda. There is metered parking right out front and the atmosphere is pleasant and minimalist. It's a nice quiet place to meet friends for lunch.

  • Visited May 2012
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Bethesda, MD
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“One of the Best Sushi Restaurants in the DC area”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2012

Tako Grill has been serving very fresh fish, beautifully prepared, for many years. The dining room is informal but comfortable, and their quality is on par with the trendy sushi places downtown. There are daily specials; often these are interesting fish and seafood varieties you won't see elsewhere. Where else can you get three different kinds of saba (mackerel)? There is an extensive robatayaki menu (grilled) including fish, meat and vegetable items. They expanded the restaurant a few years ago with an attractive sake bar, offering many good choices.

  • Visited May 2012
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Thank der_Wanderer
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