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“Best Sushi place in Columbia”

Inakaya Japanese Restaurant
Ranked #72 of 978 Restaurants in Columbia
Cuisines: Japanese
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Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Reservations
Columbia, South Carolina
Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Best Sushi place in Columbia”
Reviewed December 29, 2012 via mobile

Very authenic and fresh! The staff is helpful, and the atmosphere is perfect for a date night or family dinner. Try one of the boats for two, and you will be pleased. I think this is consistently the freshest sashimi around. Don't pay attention to the slightly run down strip mall it is in...just go if you like sushi!

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  • English first
  • French first
  • Japanese first
  • Korean first
  • Any
English first
Saint Louis, Missouri
Level 4 Contributor
27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Hands down one of the best”
Reviewed December 11, 2012

We have been eating here so regularly, they gave us chopsticks one year for Christmas. The chefs know us by name. But, we are not the only ones....sitting at the sushi bar, you will find so many regulars, its like eating with friends and family. Thats the sign of a good sushi place. The fish is always super fresh, and prepared beautifully. The chefs are fast and friendly. The decor is just beautiful. The wooden doll collections is something to see. There is also a library of japanese books that they allow you to borrrow for free. Next door is a genuine Karoake bar.

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Columbia, South Carolina
Level 5 Contributor
92 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“An authentic Japanese restaurant”
Reviewed August 30, 2012

Inakaya has been around for a long time and serves probably the best sushi around IMO. I once took a visitor from Japan to dine there and he was very complimentary about the food. The quality is consistent every time we visit.

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Level 3 Contributor
8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Worth the price!”
Reviewed August 25, 2012 via mobile

Although it's a little bit pricey, but their food are delicious. They also bring Japanese ambience into the place and not to mention lots of sake collections. Definitely a place for authentic Japanese cuisines.

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Wise, Virginia
Level 4 Contributor
43 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Great food!”
Reviewed June 8, 2012 via mobile

Ate here with my family. Excellent food! I had the tuna salad and it was very fresh! Everyone else had teriyaki chicken and that was tasty as well. The entrees came with California rolls and both my kids tried them and liked them! Everything was fresh and very good. My only complaint was the service was a bit slow. Our waiter kind of forgot us after our dinners came.

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