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Takara Japanese Restaurant

97 The Strand, Tauranga 3001, New Zealand
+64 7-579 4177
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Overview
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good27%
  • Average9%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“sashimi” (24 reviews)
“bento box” (13 reviews)
“soft shell crab” (11 reviews)
Open Now
10:00 AM - 3:00 PMAll hours
CUISINES
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
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LOCATION
97 The Strand, Tauranga 3001, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 296 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

I've been here maybe 4-5 times over the past 5+ years. But this is the first time for a while and since they relocated to the strand. The staff were really helpful they changed my Tempura Udon order to Tempura Soba. And the service generally...More

Thank ZN9999
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good friendly service, nice food. Pleasant environment. Food a little on the expensive side, but creative and tasty. Will come again

Thank pstango
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A group of us went for dinner and all had a wonderful meal. The salmon was praised, I loved the tempura! Run by Koreans this place has a great atmosphere

Thank jacquelinem449
Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

Came here for a family dinner with the kids. The entrees of takoyaki, sashimi and gyoza were all nice and I'd recommend any of them. For a main I had the tempura prawns and they were excellent. 8 large prawns so a generous serving size....More

Thank Stu T
Takara J, Owner at Takara Japanese Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 November 2017

Thank you very much for your valuable review, Stu T! Thank you for enjoying family dinner at Takara. We do have variety of choices for customers in dinner menu and the lunch menu is different again. So please come back and try. Arigato Gozaimasu! Takara...More

Reviewed 27 October 2017

My husband and I were lucky enough to share dinner together in this fine restaurant. Our whole experience was memorable from the delicious food and hospitality. We loved the fish balls and salmon.More

Thank Kim A
Takara J, Owner at Takara Japanese Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 November 2017

Thank you very much for your valuable review, Kim A! Thank you for enjoying your time at Takara. We are happy to hear that you have enjoyed the Takoyaki and salmon. Thank you again and we are looking forward to seeing you again soon. Arigato...More

Reviewed 27 October 2017

This Korean-owned restaurant was humming on a wet, cold evening when the rest of the Strand was dead. We were quickly seated. Drink options were a bit limited - my girlfriend was happy with the wine list, but I'm a craft beer snob and had...More

Thank Scott M
Takara J, Owner at Takara Japanese Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 November 2017

Thank you very much for your valuable review, Scott M! Thank you for enjoying dinner at Takara. We were delighted to serve you. The new beverage list is coming for summer season so please come back and check it out. We are looking forward to...More

Reviewed 18 October 2017 via mobile

Chance passing. Karrage Box simply delicious. Too much to finish. Chicken, sushi, salad, rice, fruit and those beans. Also Miso to start. Fresh and yummy! I should have taken photo but did not think about it sorry readers.

Thank CBSHAZ
Takara J, Owner at Takara Japanese Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 November 2017

Thank you very much for your valuable review, CBSHAZ! Thank you for enjoying karrage dish at Takara. We were delighted to serve you. We are looking forward to seeing you again at Takara. Arigato Gozaimasu! Takara Serves Happiness :)

Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

The food here is tasty, but slightly overpriced in my opinion. The price does not reflect the quality of service given to us by the staff or the overall ambience of the restaurant.

Thank abell125
Takara J, Owner at Takara Japanese Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 18 October 2017

Thank you very much for your valuable review, abell125! Thank you for your review. We were delighted to serve you. The new beverage list is coming so please come back and experience. Arigato Gozaimasu! Takara Serves Happiness :)

Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

Takara is consistently a great spot to eat out in Tauranga. My husband and I have come here quite a few times and the service and food are always excellent. The lady owner always greets us happily and everyone is cheerily welcomed with a loud...More

Thank jsnz
Takara J, Owner at Takara Japanese Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 16 October 2017

Thank you very much for your valuable review, jsnz! Thank you for enjoying your Karrage and the Takara Lunch. We always delighted to serve you. Thank you for loving Takara and keep coming back for the good food and the special service. We will keep...More

Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

We came here because we have been here in the past and have enjoyed our food. However, our last visit was very disappointing. We first of all got served room temperature water that had a funky lemon infused taste to it. When they brought over...More

Thank dancer8
Takara J, Owner at Takara Japanese Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 16 October 2017

Thank you very much for your valuable review, dancer8! We are sorry that the food taste was not nice. We do make the food onsite and we make sure it is fresh. Thus, if you felt like the curry sauce is from the packet and...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$10 - US$33
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:30 PM - 12:00 AM
Monday
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Friday
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 97 The Strand, Tauranga 3001, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Bay of Plenty Region  >  Tauranga
  • Phone Number: +64 7-579 4177
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Description
Authentic Japanese Cuisine. Courteous and Cheerful Service. Takara Serves Happiness and Value!
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