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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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61 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 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 

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20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Thank Claudia M
Rancho Palos Verdes, California
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94 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2015

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

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Thank GUCCI415
Pacific Grove, California
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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Thank Qisister
Madera, California
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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 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!

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Thank carolfd
Pacific Grove, California
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5 of 5 bubbles 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

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Thank Gergnamhel
Watford City, North Dakota
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96 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Thank Bruce N
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59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2015

Great Japanese food prepared and served by owners. Small place with a friendly atmosphere where you can meet and mingle with locals and visitors. Food is fresh and tasty.

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Thank Kris L
New Delhi, India
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143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2015

..in USA.. You come here to satiate your Asian / Japanese food cravings. Authentic Japanese experience. We ordered various food, and enjoyed everything...(Mizo soup did not go down well with me though)... The place seems quite popular..

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San Francisco, California
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262 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2015

I was here in Pacific Grove on business and wanted some dinner. I looked on Google and found this Japanese restaurant so I decided to leave my hotel and go there. Very good food, but not great food. I ordered the Bento Box of Shrimp Tempura and Tuna Sashimi. It was all tasty and filling. Not a crowd on Friday... More 

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Thank Norm1983

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly
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?