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“Everything done right...start to finish!”
Review of Tako Grill

Tako Grill
Ranked #84 of 366 Restaurants in Bethesda
Price range: US$22 - US$35
Cuisines: Sushi, Japanese
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Restaurant details
Good for: Child-friendly
Dining options: Reservations
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.
Bethesda, Maryland
Level 6 Contributor
112 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Everything done right...start to finish!”
Reviewed 1 March 2013

We went based on the recommendation of an acquaintance..so glad we did! The service was excellent without hovering. The waitress offered good suggestions when asked. And the food was great: tempura, sushi, and entrees. The mushroom tempura and shrimp & avocado roll were our favs. We will be back!

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Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA
Level 5 Contributor
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Very Good!”
Reviewed 25 February 2013

We were in town to visit our son at University of Maryland. We went on a Saturday night it wasn't too crowded but we were pleasantly surprised that it was very good. We had 2 specials fatty tuna was very tasty and a nice presentation and the red snapper jaw was very good and tender as well. Our server was very sweet and explained everything to us. The sushi was fresh and delicious. When we come back to visit we will be back!

  • Visited February 2013
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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91 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Come here for great sushi”
Reviewed 26 January 2013 via mobile

We love sushi. Though we live in DC we come up to Bethesda to eat at Tako Grill for some good sushi quite regularly. Their avocado rolls are so creamy and fresh. We also enjoy their spicy tuna rolls - no mayo! Finally we tend to order their fresh green salad with ginger dressing, which is a little too sweet for our taste but pretty good. Overall it's one of our favorite sushi places in and near DC.

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East Coast
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94 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“suishi, sashimi, and sake”
Reviewed 10 January 2013

Each time I stay at the Hyatt, I try to eat at the Tako Grill. It's not any one thing that makes me keep coming back, rather it's just that the complete experience is so satisfying. You enter through the bar. Later in the evening the bar has the feel of a neighborhood gathering. People are talking. Some are reading. Some seem to be doing some work. The other side is a fairly plain-looking but comfortable restaurant, divided into comfortable sections by screens. The waitresses, who are always attentive and who are often Thai, have even been known to give chopstick lessons. The menu is varied, all the standards of a good Japanese restaurant and sushi bar. The sake list is extensive. I can also always talk the barender into making my own version of a sake martini: rub the glass in ginger, add a vodka/sake martini, and garnish with the ginger. I'll be back on the next trip.

  • Visited January 2013
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Beavercreek, Ohio
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“The Hot Dishes are Good as Well”
Reviewed 4 November 2012

I went to Tako with a group of co-workers. Everybody enjoyed their dishes. I had the Sukiyaki which was delicious! They have a good selection of Japanese beers and even more varieties of sake. I would definitely eat here again!

  • Visited November 2012
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