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Taka Restaurant

555 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101-6913
+1 619-338-0555
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good26%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
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Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
555 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101-6913
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The absolute best Japanese restaurant in San Diego for over fifteen years. Try to dine at least twice a year while visiting family in San Diego. Coming from Ohio where we need a restaurant like Taka.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Wow wow wow, the best Japanese restaurant in San Diego without a doubt. Food is fresh as expected, the service is outstanding and the eating experience is a must if you live or are visiting San Diego. If you can, reserve a spot at the...More

Thank FedericoDLT
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Sat at Taka for a wonderful Sunday evening meal soaking up the atmosphere with a cool carafe of sake, the best pork buns this side of the Pacific and a slurpingly good pork ramen. Highly recommend!

Thank George419
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Taka is a great little place in the Gaslamp district Make sure you call ahead to ensure you get a spot, as you will not want to miss this chance. We sat at the sushi bar and meal was fantastic. The special that night were...More

1  Thank Sfogliatelle2
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We are sushi fans and dinner last night at Taka was amazing! We sat at the sushi bar where Chef Stephan and Chef Masa took care of us. They were really kind and nice to us, Masa even joked with us in Spanish and recommended...More

Thank NatCoOr C
Reviewed 16 March 2018 via mobile

Excellent !! Small space but worth the wait. Excellent service. Food was delicious. Recommend this place. We’ll return on next trip for sure.

Thank Valentina A
Reviewed 8 March 2018 via mobile

They do everything right here - simple solid atmosphere - chefs with great personality - reasonable prices - and great sushi. I recommend trying the yellowtail kama

Thank Bill S
Reviewed 14 February 2018

Really enjoyed this restaurant - the quality of their sushi was excellent and their menu extensive. I love that they have gluten-free soy sauce available as well.

1  Thank AnniK_K
Reviewed 11 February 2018 via mobile

We came to San Diego for my 33rd bday and we spent it at taka were we previously made the reservation with chef HIRO ...he was superb !!!!!!! Above expectations! The best experience we could ask for! ..... we went again the day after but...More

2  Thank Alicia B
Reviewed 5 February 2018

We stopped by here for lunch after shopping at the Horton mall. We found the food good but not excellent and the service was reasonable. While I have had better sushi this restaraunt is clean, and well located. The sushi is pretty good though and...More

Thank Andy R
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 20 - USD 40
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 555 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101-6913
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 619-338-0555
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