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Takara Sushi

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218 17th St, Pacific Grove, CA 93950-3325
+1 831-655-2730
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2 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I like Sushi, and the sushi here is very good but you have to really like traditional sushi. You will not have a million elaborate roll choices to choose from, you will not have your rolls smothered in Red and White sauces, and your portions will not be that big. That said, the Tuna tasted like it "maybe" was previously... More 

Thank Chris A
Sao Paulo, SP
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It has been hard to find authentic japanese food restaurant in many countries including USA and specifically in Monterey and Pacific Grove areas. Usually there are "asian" fusion restaurant style taking advantage to offer sushis to clients. Takara is an authentic one among many fake options. The owner is a japanese guy who prepares by himself all orders (sushis, sashimis... More 

Thank Paulo T
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2017

Friendly staff and owners in a familial surrounding. Good food cooked well and presented very nicely.

Thank PJH8RN
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61 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

This is a well established Japanese restaurant with a real Japanese sushi chef. The intimate restaurant has a small sushi bar and about 12 tables. My favorite is the sushi, always fresh and just melts with every bite. The tempura is light batter with crunchy vegetables inside. Conveniently located just off Lighthouse Avenue w/ a big, free parking lot across... More 

Thank Christine M
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 June 2016

Dinners were good, the ambiance was perfect. We both had dinner boxes with teriyaki beef and chicken. We plan to return.

Thank Claudia M
Rancho Palos Verdes, California
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52 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 25 November 2015

Very friendly staff. We did not make reservations and was accommodated anyway. The food was delicious.

Thank GUCCI415
Pacific Grove, California
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2015

This is a small Victorian house with a few tables. Very cute. The service is great and the food is great too. I go there with my family every couple months. It is not cheep but it is worth it.

Thank Qisister
Madera, California
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2015

Terrific sushi. Wonderful Japanese entrees, especially the Sukiyaki! Very busy with the locals. reservations a good idea. The owners help cook, make sushi and serve!

Thank carolfd
Pacific Grove, California
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 26 September 2015

very good sushi in a nice small place- has the grouchy chef that all good sushi restaurants must have - but he warms up

Thank Gergnamhel
Watford City, North Dakota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2015

I had the Tuna Tataki with the Deluxe Sashimi Platter. It seemed like a lot of food but I ate it all. It was so delicious. The presentation was elegant. A nice restaurant inside: quite, cozy, with lots of room.

Thank Bruce N

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
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Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 218 17th St, Pacific Grove, CA 93950-3325
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey County  >  Pacific Grove
  • Phone Number: +1 831-655-2730

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?