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Takao Japanese Restaurant

425 N El Camino Real, San Clemente, CA 92672-4718
+1 949-498-7111
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good30%
  • Average13%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
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“sashimi” (8 reviews)
“sushi bar” (6 reviews)
“karaoke bar” (2 reviews)
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Japanese, Sushi, Asian
$$ - $$$
425 N El Camino Real, San Clemente, CA 92672-4718
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Reviewed 3 December 2014

Had a nice, quiet, casual dinner, sat at the sushi bar. The Oh No Roll is quite tasty. Also had a baked dish with scallops and shrimp that was very good. Service was good, the sushi masters were friendly and full of conversation ! Next...More

Thank Pequod77
Reviewed 23 October 2014

Some of the best sushi, created by premier sushi carvers, in a great casual atmosphere. Not to be missed, Friday and Saturday nights are a hoot.

Thank Michael V
Reviewed 26 August 2014

If you are a Sushi lover and are in the San Clemente area, look no further, this is your place. Let's start with the "Hummingbird" to die for, and then "The Kitchen Sink" is delicious, salmon, eel, tuna tataki, yellow tail, garlic edamame, I can...More

Thank hisbux21
Reviewed 27 May 2014

One of our favorite Sushi restaurants in our hometown, San Clemente, we are always satisfied with our meals. One of our favorites, Tataki Sashimi (lightly seared albacore with thinly sliced cucumber), has a secret sauce to die for! We're never dissatisfied with any choice off...More

Thank Rochelle K
Reviewed 26 November 2013

It seems like I have been here a lot in the last month. I really enjoy trying new things at the sushi bar. I loved the Halibut Sashimi, Uni, and the sauce on the albacore sushi. Everyone at the restaurant is very friendly and I...More

Thank Omar N
Reviewed 11 September 2013

Gave a good portion for the price and the fish was fresh and service good. Also there was good side dishes that went with the sushi

Thank Austin156
Reviewed 24 July 2013

I just moved to San Clemente from Florida and read all the reviews to find a good sushi restaurant here. This is sad if it is the best in town. I ordered the tuna tataki roll. They seared the tuna and smothered it in "tataki...More

Thank 1Delraylocal
Reviewed 25 June 2013

Taka-O restaurant is a great, affordable, and amazing Sushi dining experience in San Clemente, CA. I've eaten here quite a few times, and every time it has been enjoyable and pleasant experience. The specials are really what set Taka-O apart from other restaurants, and you...More

Thank sightlessnet
Reviewed 10 April 2013

I brought a few of my colleagues to partake in the sushi that put sushi in my crawl. It was the place I went to every week I was home in California. My favorite chef is gone now.the quality is still fine. The fish is...More

Thank Dave B
Reviewed 2 February 2013

This review is based on two different bento box lunches; we did not try the sushi and will not be back to chance it. First, the chef is most certainly NOT Japan-trained and probably not even Japanese. Second, if you know true Japanese food this...More

1  Thank MrsCalabash
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 425 N El Camino Real, San Clemente, CA 92672-4718
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  San Clemente
  • Phone Number: +1 949-498-7111
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