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Takao Japanese Restaurant

425 N El Camino Real, San Clemente, CA 92672-4718
+1 949-498-7111
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good30%
  • Average13%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“sashimi” (8 reviews)
“sushi bar” (6 reviews)
“karaoke bar” (2 reviews)
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Japanese, Sushi, Asian
$$ - $$$
425 N El Camino Real, San Clemente, CA 92672-4718
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Reviewed 4 August 2017

Went there for dinner with friends. Absolutely amazingly sushi. I couldn't stop ordering food. Freshly made in front of our eye. Great service! Loved it!

Thank Valerie D
Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed a sesame chick in appetizer to start and it was fabulous. Also ordered a couple sushi rolls. One member of our party stated it was some of the best sushi he's ever had and the rice in particular was very well prepared. Good...More

1  Thank Andrew J
Reviewed 25 April 2017

This is a small place near a movie theater. The sashimi is top notch. Service is very good and the environment is very pleasing.

Thank Jerry B
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Japanese cuisine is the consistent choice for us. Have had the luxury of visiting that unique country and sampled restaurants all over the U.S. Our favorite is in Dana Point, but we decided to give this establishment a try for comparison. Sashimi is always on...More

Thank petelapuh
Reviewed 31 January 2017

We have been going to San Clemente regularly since 1975 but had never tried Taka-O. We were very pleased with our dinner; and we got in on an Early Bird special.

Thank Cheryl D
Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Some times eating out alone isn't fun, but the sushi chefs are pretty friendly and actually pretty funny! Loved the roll I got and the sauce was amazing...but the amount of sauce was a little more than I like. I would ask for sauce on...More

Thank Laura D
Reviewed 2 August 2016

Get there at 7 eat a casual dinner (its not fancy)and then sing Karaoke from 8-10. The Karaoke bar did not get busy until 10 so we sang lots of songs from an endless Karaoke library. Staff is very nice. Makes you feel like you...More

Thank Susan Haines L
Reviewed 21 July 2016

Great little restaurant , set back off a busy main street with limited parking available in front. Entrance through the small front door brings you to the reception desk which is not always staffed. Take a right to the sushi bar and karaoke lounge and...More

Thank LJB610
Reviewed 22 May 2016

We had lunch here and were nicely surprised at how fresh the sushi was. Service was very good as well. We will eat here again.

Thank pitter22
Reviewed 25 April 2016

We would go here once a month or so, my favorite Japanese in the area. I always have had good meals here and the wait staff is fine. Weekends are busy, of course, but food is decent and service is just fine. When you go...More

Thank fishjet
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 425 N El Camino Real, San Clemente, CA 92672-4718
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  San Clemente
  • Phone Number: +1 949-498-7111
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