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Takao

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Neighborhood:
West Los Angeles
Categories:
Japanese Restaurants, Sushi Bars, Asian Restaurants, Restaurants

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09/24/2010
Go here or go to Japan BEST in LA

Exceptional sashimi and sushi with many unusual seasonal items. Heavenly lace-like tempura, great cooked dishes, and an amazing sake list. Charming, friendly, helpful and professional people dedicated to ensuring you a special time. There is no hype, no flashing lights, no blaring music and no attitude, no screaming, - just relaxed, understated decor and very authentic, delicious, and creative cuisine. One place you... view more

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09/18/2009
Best Japanese food in LA

I have traveled to Japan extensively and have been a fan of Japanese cuisine for over 40 years. This is quite simply my favorite restaurant in Los Angeles. The food is made from exquisite ingredients, prepared with great love and expertise. I could eat the Chef's Omakase nearly every night of the week -- if I could afford it.

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06/05/2008
Amazing sashimi, deceptively upscale, helpful and friendly staff!

I'll preface by saying I've lived in Tokyo and consider myself very knowledgeable about sushi/sashimi/etc. \r \r My father and I visited Takao early last week on a whim as he was passing through LA on a trip. I'm afraid we dressed too informally for the restaurant because from seeing the humble exterior and simple interior, I had no inkling that it was as classy as it turned out to be. Before even opening the menu,... view more

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06/29/2007
Best REAL sushi in town (a roll is not real sushi!)

I had to laugh reading the review below- anyone who thinks a California Roll is sushi should not be doing a review on a real sushi restaurant!! For those who like raw fish and appreciate a sushi chef's ability to pair fresh raw fish and sauces in a masterful way that will delight your taste buds, this is the place to go! I think it's the best sushi place in LA. It's expensive but worth it. However, if you are looking... view more

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02/28/2007
WORST Selection/Atmosphere!!

I can't believe a sushi bar that looks like it could be a McDonalds from the inside gets this high of a rating on this website. If you're looking to satisfy your hunger, GO SOMEWHERE ELSE! This place has only 7 rolls to select from (and i mean basic)..a california roll for $9.50?? Who does that? I've had better sushi from the supermarket! Don't waste your money on overpriced food/drinks and detestable service. ... view more

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01/14/2007
Best Sushi in LA

This place may look like a little hole in the wall on San Vicente, but the sushi is remarkable! I highly suggest trusting the chef and getting the omakase, chef's special. It's a little pricey, but the meal was large and it featured some of the best and most interesting sushi I've ever had. Frankly, you can spend just as much or more money at all of these trendy sushi places around LA that don't serve food anywher... view more

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11/23/2006
Very good sushi

While I still prefer some of the bars in Santa Monica, Takao holds its own for the area. We came here for lunch and enjoyed their nigiri. Their bonito was very good. I'd like to come back for the chefs special and will update my review after I do so.

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07/22/2006
Very Good Fish

Overall very good sushi. They have fresh wasabi thats worth the trip alone. I walked in with two ladies on Friday night without a reservation and we were seated right away. Much better than Koi or Sushi Roku. For the three of us it was $250 including a 20% tip. But let me tell you we ate and drank a lot. I suggest the spicy tuna, shrimp, crab, and black cod.

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06/12/2006
Really nice dining

We actually skipped the sushi here as there are so many great and different chef's specials. Everyone shared and the food is great. The service which I've heard can be difficult was gracious the night we ate there. As far as the ambience goes, it's kind of downtrodden but that was part of the fun. Expect to spend a lot of money. As interesting as Matsuhisa but less pretentious and fussy.

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06/11/2006
Very disappointed

After seeing the high ratings I had high expectations and was very disappointed. I consider myself reasonably knowledgeable about sushi and saw nothing to get excited about. They got major negative points from me for serving a piece of fish that should never have been served in a sushi restaurant. Unfortunately it was served to my date and was so stringy/fatty that she was physically unable to bite through it - di... view more

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