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Taka Restaurant

555 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101-6913
+1 619-338-0555
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good28%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“sashimi” (29 reviews)
“sweet shrimp” (7 reviews)
Open Now
09:00 - 22:00All hours
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
555 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101-6913
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Would recommend. The spicy tuna is delicious. Service was pretty good. No complaints. I think what made this place very good is that the restaurant is run by Japanese people with Japanese chefs. It makes a huge difference in the preparation of the sashimi and...More

Thank Jackie Y
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Staying in the Gaslamp Quarter afforded us an outstanding selection of places to dine. Since we Moved to Mexico a year ago our sushi fix has gone unquenched. We arrived at 5:30 PM on a Friday evening ( I call that Geezer Hour... and I...More

Thank Momcat60
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We asked our Segway tour guide for a Sushi recommendation and he quickly pointed us to Taka! We were not disappointed. We secured an excellent seat outside which allowed us to soak in the great, Friday evening Gaslamp activities. We ordered 4 rolls for the...More

Thank JoesueFree
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Just tried this place on a business trip. Most people in North America don't realize that your wasabi is really horse radish with food coloring. Real wasabi is much more granular and less harsh on the sinuses. Taka had Asahi on tap and real wasabi...More

Thank Boyd_Stowe
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I live in a land-locked central state so we made it our goal to have fresh sushi in San Diego. We have eaten a lot of sushi, but I can't say I know much about it. This was definitely the most authentic...More

Thank Jordyn G
Reviewed 12 May 2017 via mobile

All I can say is the sushi and sashimi is amazing Japanese opened and operated Very fresh. Wide selection and some specialities that you won't find at other places Great sake selection Service is good Small establishment so get their early.

Thank costatlanta
Reviewed 11 May 2017

We were in San Diego for a very large convention and the Gaslight area restaurants were all exceedingly busy. I walked in the afternoon to make an evening reservation. The hostess (who is the owner) was patient and gracious in helping me choose a quiet...More

Thank squishytiger
Reviewed 9 May 2017 via mobile

Sushi was good and probably would have been better with more explanation. Menu very limited and service staff couldn't offer much guidance. Prices were very fair though and everything was delicious.

Thank WCD4983
Reviewed 6 May 2017 via mobile

Delicious! The staff was very friendly. The atmosphere is like youd expect in a tiny Japanes restaurant: relaxed, chilled, quiet. Thats good! The food was made in front if us and tasted delicious. Try the edamame. They have only two tables outside.

Thank Maximilian K
Reviewed 6 May 2017 via mobile

We had a great experience at Taka with the attention and food. We had the seaweed salad which was different where 4 different types of seaweed were presented. The shrimp tempura was light and non greasy. The tuna sashimi, the spicy tuna and the absolute...More

Thank Clevlander
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$40
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 555 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101-6913
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 619-338-0555
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