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Takara Restaurant - 14 Reviews - 22 Peace Plz Ste 202, San Francisco, CA 94115-3611, San Francisco, CA - Sushi Reviews - Phone (415) 921-2000

Takara Restaurant

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22 Peace Plz Ste 202, San Francisco, CA 94115-3611
San Francisco, CA 94115
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(415) 921-2000
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The food was heavenly at kiss. The prix fix I ordered was a 6 course dinner, including pickled goods, sushi, sashimi, grilled fish, some cold nood...

Worst

Several friends of mine and I went there for lunch during the week with our children. Before all of us even walked in, the waitress said to make sure that children do not bother ...

Home of the hottest wasabi 6/10/2009

Cool way to spend your lunch with the rest of the asian-food-innocent family. I loved the sushi with the uber hot wasabi thing, and the sashimi the fried yakitori. Place was cool and nice though, for a cheap and tiny restaurant. Pros: As good as it gets Cons: Not many bads here more

The food was heavenly at kiss. The prix fix I ordered wa... 8/23/2007

TiffanyChang Provided by Partner
The food was heavenly at kiss. The prix fix I ordered was a 6 course dinner, including pickled goods, sushi, sashimi, grilled fish, some cold nood... more

I had the Takara Chirashi and you can't go wrong with the... 7/26/2007

I had the Takara Chirashi and you can't go wrong with their namesake. It was more elaborate than many other... more

I had the Takara Chirashi and you can't go wrong with the... 7/26/2007

Channing Provided by Partner
I had the Takara Chirashi and you can't go wrong with their namesake. It was more elaborate than many other chirashi's and was quite delicious. I... more

Best Affordable Japanese Restaurant 4/18/2007

We visit the restaurant an average of twice per month and thoroughly enjoy each visit. The lunch special for $6.95 is a real value. We usually select the White Tuna Sashimi. Dinner at $18 (including dessert) is well worth the money for authentic Japanese Cuisine. Every dish we have tried has been delicious. My wife is Japanese--I am not--and this is our favorite place to dine in the City. The service is very prompt and courteous. Cleanliness is very important to us and the place is kept immaculate. Take the kids to McDonald's and bring your significant other here for a great date. No, we are not related to the owner; we just want to see a great restaurant fairly rated. Pros: Great food at reasonable prices, Authentic Japanese Cuisine Cons: Best suited for parties of 6 or less more

Most Kid-Unfriendly Place 10/24/2006

Several friends of mine and I went there for lunch during the week with our children. Before all of us even walked in, the waitress said to make sure that children do not bother other customers (they were not, we were just walking in). Some of us sat down, and she said to make sure that children do not touch the soy sauce containers (nobody was touching them). Then she said not to let children walk around in the restaurant (they were not. We were looking at menus). It was pretty obvious that they did not want our business, so we left. \r \r I cannot believe that a restaurant like this is in business in the bay area, and they certainly lost our business forever. We didnt get to taste their food, but the service was pretty disgusting. more

Great sushi and menu selections! 3/28/2006

They have a decent selection of warm/cooked food, but their sushi is outstanding. It's not a place for romantic dinner dates (the service is simply not up to par), but for during-the-week after work relaxation, it's ideal. Pros: sushi, parking Cons: lack of service more

Good Sushi 3/7/2006

This is a great place to get sushi and a beer to unwind after work. It tends not to be crowded during the week with sushi to go as an option. They also have a decent selection of appetizers which is a plus since I am new to SF and haven't found a good izakaya place yet. more

Stressful experience 3/18/2005

The service was horrible. The waitress messed up our orders in so many ways and was running around like crazy the restaurant should be embarrassed. It made our meal very stressful as our orders were coming out piecemeal at random times, missing one thing or another, having food but no rice, watching our food get cold. The portions are small, but quality still as good as I remember. I still think the food is a notch above most casual Japanese restaurants. However, the Top 100 rating has brought much more business than they use to have, and is reflected in the inability for the service to keep up at this mom and pop shop. I'm sorry to see this hidden treasure get exploited by all the SF foodies. Pros: authentic, fried oysters Cons: service, price more

The real thing 10/10/2004

My favorite sushi place in San Francisco to date. I haven't ever had anything that wasn't outstanding. Outside the restaurant is a tank of live shrimp; if you ask for the fresh shrimp, they fish out a couple and decapitate them on the spot. I watched someone eat one that was still wiggling (not my cuppa tea, but the point is that you have the option). Price isn't cheap but the quality is worth it. Pros: Ultra fresh, Generous portions, Good selection Cons: , Small bar, Can be crowded more

Not worth the hassle 4/19/2004

We were ""ordered"" (not even asked nicely) to vacate the table the minute we finished our food, albeit the fact that the line was very short and there were a few reserved tables empty for more than 20 minutes. It's a pricey restaurant (2 item combo for $18, quite a bump from last year), and we expected to be treated better than this. The food is average anyway--my tonkatsu is very dried, worse than bento from Nijiya. Overall, a very unpleasant experience. more

Oishii desu ne! 8/10/2003

We eat in Japan Town a lot and had not tried Takara until tonight. What a great discovery! We both ordered the same $16 three-course dinner set. The sashimi was excellent and all the other traditional dishes were first rate! :.) Just before we were about to stay we couldn't eat another bite, we received our ice cream. Mmmmm...what a great way to end the meal. We're looking forward to returning soon for more traditional Japanese dishes. Pros: Great food selection, Tatami rooms Cons: A little hard to find more

standout in Japantown 3/8/2003

There are no shortage of Japanese restaurants in Japantown but Takara is a cut above the rest. The sushi is fresh (on par with Hamano and company) and they serve the equivalent of Japanese comfort food (porridges and tea rice). A friend who lived in Japan for years tells me this is the only place he'll go for Japanese food in SF. The set menus are an extremely good value ($21 for a TON of good food) and the service is very efficient yet friendly. more

Good Japanese Homestyle Cooking 9/6/2002

We went here looking for some good, Japanese homestyle cooking and were very pleasantly surprised. The sushi was fresh, but the shiro maguro just melted in your mouth--very flavorful and fresh. We also had sukiyaki, which was cooked at the table. The sauce wasn't too sweet and the ingredients were also fresh and plentiful. The menu is fairly priced, especially given how many courses you get with your dinner. I haven't had chawan mushi in a really long time and it was really delicious--nice to see it as part of the meal instead of an extra. Pros: fresh fish more
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Editorial

  • While the Japanese restaurants that line the popular Kinokuniya and Kintetsu buildings often have lines of hungry gaijin spilling out the door, just across the picturesque Peace Plaza lies Miyako...

  • 9/11/2008 Provided by Citysearch

Additional information

  • Hours:

    11:30am-2:00pm, 5:30pm-9:30pm
  • Payments:

    Master Card, Visa
  • Neighborhoods:

    Western Addition, Central North
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