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Takara Japanese Restaurant

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97 The Strand, Tauranga 3001, New Zealand
+64 7-579 4177
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Sun 10:00 - 15:00
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Tauranga, New Zealand
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The food was fabulous and service outstanding. Very good value, beautifully presented food and so fresh - amazing.

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Thank crawfora
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We come here probably 4 to 5 times a year and have never been disappointed. The food is always good, the staff are willing although not Japanese but that doesn't matter as they are all well trained in the restaurants culture. If you are looking for a good Japanese restaurant that doesn't cost the earth you can't go past this... More 

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Thank ralfneddie
Takara J, Owner at Takara Japanese Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you very much for the valuable review, ralfneddie! Thank you for loving Takara. We will always strive for the best food and the service. We are looking forward to seeing you again soon. Arigato Gozaimasu! Takara Serves Happiness :) More 

Sydney, Australia
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18 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Food was quite good. Large serves. Service was ok. Good value for what we got and price paid. Located well but not much ambience.

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Thank MRPAX1
Takara J, Owner at Takara Japanese Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you very much for the valuable review, MRPAX1! Thank you for enjoying your time at Takara. We are sorry to hear that you could not feel the ambience. Please visit us next time again and we will try our best to create the good ambience for you. Thank you again. Arigato Gozaimasu! Takara Serves Happiness :) More 

London, Canada
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not knowing anything about Japanees food, we decided to explore. We are glad that we chose Takara. I had Salmon Teryaki. It was one of the best, if not the best salmon I ever had. Moist and flaky.......yum. Everything else on the plate was equally good. We will be back!

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Thank BabiIvana
Takara J, Owner at Takara Japanese Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your valuable review, BabiIvana! Thank you for trying Takara. We understand that it is difficult to try new cuisine and it is adventurous. Thank you for your brave mind and thank you very much for enjoying the food and the service. Please come again and try the different food as well. We will try out... More 

Calgary, Canada
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Woow, this place is just great. Went there solo, with partner, for lunch and dinner and have been never dissapointed. Everything was just so delicious, sushi, miso, sizzling plates. Lunch special pork soup with prawn dumpling was spectacular, the best dumplings I have ever had, tender, well seasoned, just perfect. Staff is profesional, kind and prompt. Takara is quite expensive,... More 

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Thank Stephen B
Takara J, Owner at Takara Japanese Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your valuable review, Stephen B! Thank you for loving Takara. Thank you for coming to Takara regularly. Thank you so much for loving every bits of Takara. We will keep strive for the best quality food and the service. We are always thankful for the customers' love for us. We will not forget this sincere... More 

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67 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Popped in for lunch and was not disappointed. They offer lunch specials which are very reasonably priced and the quality and stand of food and presentation exceeds expectations. The service is excellent. The waiter who looked after us was very professional, attentive and efficient. At one point, a guy walked past the restaurant, stopped and started asking diners for spare... More 

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Takara J, Owner at Takara Japanese Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your valuable review, TheBigTravelBoss! Thank your for enjoying your experience at Takara. Thank you for observing our staff behaviour and thank you very much for feeling that we are genuine and happy people. We love customers and we love servicing them. We value customers and make the most of every moments with them. We are... More 

Tauranga, New Zealand
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59 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

We went to Takara for lunch with a few other business people, the food was good and the staff made you feel very welcome.

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Thank bartholomew123693
Takara J, Owner at Takara Japanese Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your valuable review, bartholomew123693! Thank you for coming Takara. We were delighted to serve you. We are looking forward to seeing you again soon at Takara. Have a stunning summer. Arigato Gozaimasu! Takara Serves Happiness :) More 

Napier, New Zealand
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38 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

My wife and I visited it for our anniversary and we were not disappointed. Service was prompt, with Japanese courtesy, food was appetizing and nicely presented. Wine was unique. Overall a great dining out experience.

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Thank Arbor253
Takara J, Owner at Takara Japanese Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your valuable review, Arbor253! Thank you for enjoying Takara's food and the service. Congratulations for your anniversary once agagin. We are looking forward to seeing you again soon at Takara. Arigato Gozaimasu. Takara Serves Happiness :) More 

Bay of Plenty Region, New Zealand
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

We have been coming to Takara regularly for the past two years with good friends. The welcome is always wonderful and the food and service superb! If you're having a birthday let them know... you'll be in for a treat 😊

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Thank Rlps62
Takara J, Owner at Takara Japanese Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your valuable review! Thank you for loving Takara. We are always happy to serve the happiness to the customers. We will keep strive for the best quality food and service. Arigato Gozaimasu. Takara Serves Happiness :) More 

Tauranga, New Zealand
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65 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

As this was only my second Japanese meal, I am probably not well qualified to comment. However, the meal we had was very enjoyable and the service was great. The staff very friendly & efficient. I had a Chili inspired dish which ha a good amount of heat without being overbearing. My wife had Pork which wasn't what she had... More 

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Thank Bigrinkles
Takara J, Owner at Takara Japanese Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your valuable review, Bigrinkles! Thank you for enjoying your time at Takara. We will always strive for the best quality food and the service. We are looking forward to seeing you again at Takara. Takara Serves Happiness :) More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 33
Cuisine
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Business meetings, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 00:00
Monday
10:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 00:00
Thursday
10:00 - 00:00
Friday
10:00 - 00:00
Saturday
10:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 97 The Strand, Tauranga 3001, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Bay of Plenty Region  >  Tauranga
  • Phone Number: +64 7-579 4177
Description
Authentic Japanese Cuisine. Courteous and Cheerful Service. Takara Serves Happiness and Value!

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