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Inakaya Japanese Restaurant

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224 Oneil Ct, Columbia, SC 29223-7649
+1 803-699-2626
12:00 - 22:00
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Mon 17:00 - 22:00
Tue - Thu 12:00 - 22:00
Fri 12:00 - 23:00
Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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Lugoff, South Carolina
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017

I've been going to Inakaya for the last six years. I almost always sit at the bar and order three sushi rolls. I've never had a roll that I didn't like. I ordered takeout chicken teryiyaki, a few weeks ago, for my daughters, and it was very flavorful. Now, I want to go back and order just one sushi roll... More 

Thank yokotagrad
Winston Salem, North Carolina
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

Came by after doing business in the area. Ordered the california roll and the love boat for 2. Had plenty of food. Enough to take for lunch the next day. Sushi was good. Chicken teriyaki was delicious. Dumplings were good. I love the decor of the restaurant. Will return when I am in the area.

Thank skinsfan2660
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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103 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017

My first judge of a sushi restaurant is does it smell clean and this place did not smell like rotting fish. 5 points! Service was good. Food was pretty normal sushi. House salad dressing was watery. Eel roll average. However my friend let me taste her "Candy roll", it really made me want to start all over again and order... More 

Thank FredFStone
Savannah, Georgia
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32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

Close to our hotel & happened upon. Longtime in business. Owners greet you and very friendly. Sat at the sushi bar with long term repeat customers. Very good sushi. Interesting choices posted on the wall behind sushi chefs. I'm very picky when it comes to sushi prep, freshness, presentation, and taste. I rate this a strong 8 out of 10... More 

Thank WhileImOut
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60 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

This was my first time having sushi from Inakaya and it was really good. I just wish I got more for my money. I paid over $10 for the roll I got. It thought it was going to be a big portion, but it was smaller than expected. Great Food! I will probably just get something else and get more... More 

Thank Barry K
Ridgeway, South Carolina
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101 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 September 2016

Took our son and wife out for dinner for his birthday and said we would take him anywhere he wanted to go and he chose Inakaya. Had the Tempura Calamari for an appetizer and it was awesome. For dinner we chose a boat for four, chicken and beef. This is a great way to try a lot of different things.... More 

Thank PaulBeve
Columbia, South Carolina
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2016

I am always greeted at the door by Mama-san, and the Sushi Chefs. I have always been given great service and fresh rolls , even noodles when the occasion permits. I love the Godzilla roll, as well as my 8 yr old son. Th waitresses and staff are always friendly and makes great suggestions for those who aren't familiar with... More 

Thank gclarke369
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

I've first discovered this gem a few months ago while in Columbia, SC for work and was craving some good sushi and was tired of fast food. I am so happy to discover this place was only a few minutes away from my hotel. Their sushi is amazing! I highly recommend their sushi rolls called candy roll and red dragon.... More 

Thank Kanbao Y
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2016

My father was turning 77 and he loves sushi. I thought Inakaya's is his favorite place to eat sushi so why not have everyone meet us there to celebrate his dinner with him. I called a week in advance and told the we would have 15 people. They were like no problem. They saved us one of the rooms in... More 

Thank Mary M
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

This was probably the best sushi I have ever had. The staff was friendly and informative and the sushi chefs were wonderful.

Thank Julie D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 224 Oneil Ct, Columbia, SC 29223-7649
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Columbia
  • Phone Number: +1 803-699-2626

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