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Takara Japanese Restaurant

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315 State St, Madison, WI 53703-2020
+1 608-268-0188
11:00 - 14:30
16:30 - 22:30
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Sun 12:00 - 21:30
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 14:30
16:30 - 22:30
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38 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

We ordered 56 dollars worth of food and when they showed up 2 hrs later, everything was cold and mushy. We called them 3 times and was assured our food was on it's way. We didn't get a much as an apology. Never again!

Thank Inlook
Monroe, Wisconsin
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63 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

This is our family favorite go-to sushi restaurant; it's casual, reasonably priced, and the sushi is always good. There is a hibachi party-room in back, too, but we've only ever come for sushi.

Thank ruukasu0808
Darlington, Wisconsin
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145 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2015

The staff is great; they help us with our wheelchair-using family member; they remember our names; and the sushi is wonderful!

Thank Lori N
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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2015

I'd start from facts and significant impressions: The first thing I noticed, while seated, were my arms sticked to the table. Altough there were only few people the table where I had to sit was sticky and tacky. I ordered the sushi&sashimi combo (24$) and a salad. the fish on the sushi was dry and with no taste as it... More 

Thank uriziel
Madison, Wisconsin
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109 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2015

I went to this restaurant this week to pick up some food for lunch. I ordered the chicken teriyaki chicken bento box. There was plenty of food and it included a california roll. It was a good value. However, it is the worst Teriyaki sauce I have ever tasted. It was brown and very watery and had no sweetness at... More 

Thank dawnomj
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6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2015 via mobile

This was exactly what we were looking for. We dined on a Monday night around six. We were seated promptly. Good sushi, and chicken hibachi for the kids. We tried a special roll called "puppy love" that was different, and delicious. We all ate well, and the kids even had leftovers. I would go here again.

Thank Andrea S
Budapest, Hungary
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2015

This restuarant will be better the more people who visit it. My dining companion and I ordered three sushi rolls off the menu. They were pleasantly presented on a single plate for two and tasted good. Students dining in with a valid student id can get 5% off credit card purchases and 10% off cash purchases certain days of the... More 

Thank A C
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31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2015

My husband and I have been to Takara three times in the last year. The food is always outstanding. They offer both traditional and hibachi style meals, as well as, a wide variety of fresh sushi.

Thank radarchic98
Franklin, Wisconsin
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35 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2015

Me and my husband love to try different cuisines. We went to Madison to visit Lake mendota and after that we were roaming on state street and we found out these Japanese restaurant. When you ask for table let them know you want Hibatchi as they have different arrangement for that. Hibatchi Chef was fun loving person. Chef bring all... More 

Thank urvi_shah07
Murcia, Spain
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71 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2015

I didn't try sushi here, but the noodle soups are big and very tasty (about 15$). With lots of vegetables and some meat or fish inside (the chicken breast was a bit dry, so better order fish). The place is big, and one can watch the typical japanese cook show. Still is a reasonably quite place for dinners.

Thank gustavo g

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 14:30
16:30 - 22:30
11:00 - 14:30
16:30 - 22:30
11:00 - 14:30
16:30 - 22:30
11:00 - 14:30
16:30 - 22:30
11:00 - 14:30
16:30 - 22:30
11:00 - 14:30
16:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 315 State St, Madison, WI 53703-2020
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Madison
  • Phone Number: +1 608-268-0188

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?