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Tako Grill

4914 Hampden Ln, Bethesda, MD 20814-2914
+1 301-652-7030
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good33%
  • Average22%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“tako” (23 reviews)
“miso soup” (6 reviews)
“sushi” (36 reviews)
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Japanese, Sushi, Asian
$$ - $$$
4914 Hampden Ln, Bethesda, MD 20814-2914
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Reviewed 1 April 2017

this is our favorite sushi restaurant--the owner, his wife and daughter work there--servie and waiters are wonderful amd fficient--the food is really great--been going to tako for over 15 years

Thank mallassman
Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

Went here for dinner after reading many positive reviews and wasn't thrilled. The restaurant was not busy and I was seated right away. They offer both a sushi menu and a menu for other Japanese items. I ordered off the sushi menu and though my...More

Thank 317nam
Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

I'm not all that into sushi, if I'm being honest. However, I know what tastes good and Tako Grill's sushi is the best tasting fish in Bethesda. No doubt about it. I've been dragged to many a sushi place by my friends and this place...More

Thank katiebear521
Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

We asked for the chef selection and it was a good guess. Fresh fish and fine preparing. It was delicious. This is the best sushi in Bethesda!

Thank Chlorella
Reviewed 23 August 2016

I ate here on a Saturday evening with my friend who is an expert in Japanese food. Got seated right away. Excellent choices, reasonable prices, and good taste. I had the soft shell crab dinner.

Thank JohnWesley_13
Reviewed 1 July 2016 via mobile

Still the same high quality as in their old location! Staff is friendly and knowledgeable. Perhaps the best value for sushi and sashimi in the area.

Thank David P
Reviewed 16 April 2016

This used to be my favorite place for sushi at its previous location on Wisconsin Avenue. I went to the Hampden Lane location for the first time and was actually a bit disappointed. The miso soup was watery, the salad dressing appeared to be prefab,...More

1  Thank SrgnFsh
Reviewed 30 March 2016

This was my first visit to Tako Grill since they moved to Hampden Lane from their previous location on Wisconsin Avenue. I don't think that the atmosphere of the new place is quite as good as that of their previous location, but the food is...More

Thank KingofThreePutts
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Reviewed 21 February 2016 via mobile

Visited Tako with my friend on a Friday night. It was busy, so we sat at the sushi bar, which is always fun. We had a sashimi platter, and several rolls, all of which were fresh and delicious. Service was excellent, as usual. One of...More

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Reviewed 2 November 2015

Just got back from a delicious dinner at Tako Grill. We were a party of six and ordered lots of different dishes to share "tapas style." One of our group had lived in Japan for several months and guided us in ordering and we tried...More

1  Thank catt711
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$22 - US$35
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Television, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4914 Hampden Ln, Bethesda, MD 20814-2914
    (Cheltenham Dr.)
  • Public Transportation: Bethesda Metro Station
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Montgomery County  >  Bethesda
  • Phone Number: +1 301-652-7030
  • E-mail
Tako Grill is a Japanese restaurant serving classic Japanese dishes and very fresh and exquisite sushi. It started as a partnership between two Japanese chefs opening up a Sushi take out restaurant named Kanpai in 1986 at Glen Echo in Bethesda and continues its business today. Two years later, they opened up a restaurant naming it Tako Grill Japanese Restaurant and at that time, it could only hold a maximum capacity of 50 people. Tako Grill then expanded in 1996 and once more in 2001 adding our Sake Bar which is a great environment and size for larger parties to enjoy the food and atmosphere. In 2015, Tako grill moved to their new location at 4914 Hampden Lane which is at the heart of Bethesda. The new Tako Grill emulates the very original Tako Grill with its intimate atmosphere to enjoy delicious Sushi, Yakitori/Izakaya Menu, Cooked Specialties, and Sake Collection. Tako Grill is a great place for friends, couples, and families to enjoy each other's presence and delight in wonderful traditional Japanese cuisine. Tako Grill is Japanese owned and serves authentic Japanese dishes. We also associate with Japanese Sushi Society and Japan Sushi Federation, bringing in chefs from Japan where they teach the sushi chefs at Tako Grill.
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