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Takara Restaurant

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22 Peace Plz Ste 202, San Francisco, CA 94115-3611
+1 415-921-2000
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:30
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Sun 17:30 - 21:00
Sun - Sat 11:30 - 14:00
Mon - Sat 17:30 - 21:30
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England, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2017

Truly authentic Japanese food from this restaurant that is situated in the San Francisco Japan Center. Even though it is surrounded by other Japanese restaurants (or perhaps because it is) it manages to excel. They intentionally avoid American-style Japanese offerings and prepare genuine, delicious food that you would be pleased to receive even in Tokyo.

1 Thank Shaltanac
Melbourne, Australia
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37 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

We stopped here for lunch and the food was really good. The food was fresh and tasty, the price was so reasonable! The premises could really do with freshening up but would certainly come again for the food. The service was also friendly. Recommend if your not looking for trendy atmosphere.

Thank MJAngell37
Hoboken, New Jersey
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356 reviews
207 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2017

Extensive offerings of various Japanese combination meals. Friendly and attentive service, with authentic Japanese meals. I had the Eel which was very good and next time had sushi which was fine. Prices are very fair, with salads, soups and ice cream available as part of your meal. Place is a bit dark as it is in the mall. Selection of... More 

Thank StellaHobo
Kansas City, Missouri
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190 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2017

It is a Thursday lunch and people are waiting to see you leave so they can take your table! That is a big indication that you are at a well loved restaurant. We were three for lunch and each of us had a different Bento box entree, one pork Katsu, one chicken Katsu and an albacore sashimi. All included miso... More 

Thank Victoria L
Mill Creek, Washington
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281 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017

A great place to enjoy authentic Japanese food. Located in JapanTown, in the East Mall - a little hard to find but worth the search. Very good service.

Thank Gary2425
Tacoma, Washington
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549 reviews
397 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 170 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 2017

This casual neighbourhood sushi joint near the Castro Theatre is a local fav, as evidenced by the number of regulars dining in and picking up to go orders. Polite staff and quick service. We enjoyed our selections. My uni was excellent. The Beaux Roll, a signature maki, was packed with fresh fish and well constructed. My husband had barracuda sashimi... More 

Thank jay s
London, United Kingdom
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138 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2017

I don't know about other restaurants in Japantown, but we enjoyed the authentic Japanese food here. In particular the combination lunch (with a choice of two or three main dishes) was good and excellent value. Prawn and chicken tempura were really good. Easy to get to from Union Square by bus.

Thank RX61
Accra, Ghana
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47 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

great food, good service. seems extremely authentic. vege dragon roll is just awesome. lots of great vege options, but also lots of lovely seafood.

Thank crods01
San Francisco, California
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170 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

Takara is a small and friendly dining place. The food is very good and presented well. If you like sushi, try this place.

Thank RaySF
San Francisco, California
1 review
Reviewed 5 September 2016

Don't believe any of the positive reviews!!! I enjoy Japanese food, and go to Japanese restaurant regularly. This restaurant by far is the absolutely worst! All of the sashimi are not fresh, the quantity of each plate is so tiny. The sashimi supreme deluxe comes in 10 very thin fish cuts for $56. All of the rolls are jokes, far... More 

Thank shanghaiguo5

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
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Open Hours
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 22 Peace Plz Ste 202, San Francisco, CA 94115-3611
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Japantown
  • Neighbourhood: Japantown
  • Phone Number: +1 415-921-2000

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