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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)
Open Now
5:00 PM - 11:00 PMAll hours
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
$$ - $$$
425 N El Camino Real, San Clemente, CA 92672-4718
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11 - 20 of 51 reviews

Reviewed 5 February 2016 via mobile

My friend raves about this place so I feel bad to not write a better review. Perhaps I have been spoiled with access to better Japanese food living in Asia the past 4 years, the food here just didn't do it for me. The quality...More

Thank Minnie Y
Reviewed 28 December 2015

Beautiful dining area with nice ambiance and delicious food...Service is awesome, friendly staff..I had sushi with Saki...it was too good...thumbs up to this place...

Thank Mohit_parmar
Reviewed 13 September 2015

Call ahead for reservations. Very limited parking. Street parking is available. Offer sushi at their bar or at the dining room table. Can accommodate large groups. Some customers can be noisy and is not an intimate location. But we like coming here often. I like...More

Thank windiveski
Reviewed 4 August 2015

Love this place! Its so fun and so good! Eat in the bar! Enjoy some fresh sushi and some sake and then head into the karaoke bar and sing your heart out!

Thank BriA143
Reviewed 10 June 2015 via mobile

Beautiful dining area, food was okay, parking limited. Waitress was too personable. I expected more from the food appearance and taste.

Thank BennettDavis
Reviewed 19 May 2015

We go for the karaoke, but enjoy the draft beer selection and the hand rolls are very good. They recently upgraded the karaoke system.

Thank briansocal1
Reviewed 20 March 2015 via mobile

So my wife and I went. We were really stoked to go. Lots of people told us we had to try it. So we went. !! We walk in and no host not even a bell or ANYONE!!! Keep in mind the restaurant is nearly...More

Thank Ryan M
Reviewed 18 March 2015

We enjoyed this restaurant several years ago when traveling. We almost did not go again because of a 3.5 rating on Yelp. We had the early bird special and it was very good. The sushi was excellent. The service was also excellent. We were happy...More

Thank Alvin W
Reviewed 13 February 2015

This place is the "Cheers" of sushi bars. The owner, Roger is an outgoing, gregarious guy, that will remember your name. The sushi chefs are outstanding, we sat with Nao, and the food is excellent. A really casual place that has two sushi bars and...More

Thank Michael V
Reviewed 16 December 2014 via mobile

I stumbled across an Excellent place for sushi here in San Clemente...Takao!! Fresh, good quality sushi at a fair price is definitely the way to my heart. The "lunch happy hour" is the BEST deal I have come across in a while! I especially enjoy...More

Thank bradidas722
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
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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