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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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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good30%
  • Average12%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
11 Oct 2018
“Brady Bunte - Takao Japanese Restaurant”
16 Aug 2018
“fresh fish, good service”
Closed Now
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
$$ - $$$
425 N El Camino Real, San Clemente, CA 92672-4718
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Reviewed 12 October 2018

Great local place! It's been in business over 30 years and I can why! The sushi is very fresh and the service is great! Tell them Brady Bunte sent you!

Date of visit: October 2018
2  Thank BradyBunte77
Reviewed 17 August 2018

I was directed to Taka-O by my hotel manager, i was such a pleasant experience! The fish was really fresh. Warm house sake. Great service.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank BrunoDana
Reviewed 16 January 2018

At the suggestion of some friends we stopped by for dinner on a Sunday afternoon. Very attentive host/waiter. Quick service and excellent food. The Oh No roll was just ok but the off menu item - Kitchen sink handroll was the best. Think of the...More

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank waimea2vail_12
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!

Date of visit: July 2017
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

Date of visit: June 2017
1  Thank L6929MOandrewj
Reviewed 26 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.

Date of visit: March 2017
Thank Jerry B
Reviewed 15 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

Date of visit: October 2016
Thank petelapuh
Reviewed 1 February 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.

Date of visit: January 2017
Thank Cheryl D
Reviewed 25 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

Date of visit: October 2016
Thank Laura D
Reviewed 3 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

Date of visit: July 2016
Thank susanhainesl
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Restaurant Details

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