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Takara Japanese Restaurant

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3775 Capitola Rd, Capitola, CA 95010
11:30 - 20:30
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Sun - Thu 11:30 - 20:30
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 21:00
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Capitola, California
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016

The Sushi combo plate at $20 is a great deal. Good cocktails too... Seats were available but they directed us into the bar for a one drink wait...

Thank capitolatim
Santa Cruz, California
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229 reviews
179 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

We haven't been to this restaurant in years. We were surprised to see how many food options there were. We had an appetizer and full dinner. We were stuffed and couldn't finish our food. They gave so much food for each course I was pretty impressed. It looks like they have a great happy hour with appetizers and drinks between... More 

Thank timteresa0
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

I'm sure their other food is good, but the sushi selection was not what we're a custom to. Had the California role, no flavor, probably imitation crab. Service was alright.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Level Contributor
13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2016

Went to Takara on a Saturday night without reservations. We were promptly seated. Waiter came to our table and ask if we would like to have something to drink. We ordered a bottle of wine and then were asked if we were ready to order. We were not and waiter brought us the bottle of wine we had ordered. After... More 

Thank Mark L
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305 reviews
194 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 179 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2016

Went with a good-sized group for a birthday celebration & our waitress handled our many diverse requests beautifully ~ she was efficient & very friendly. Several of us had sushi, which was crisp & fresh. Others had various lunch combo plates ($12-16) which offer a lot of food for the price: rice (with a brown rice option, thankfully); soup of... More 

1 Thank JamaisVu
Monterey, California
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55 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016

We've only been to this restaurant twice and each time we've had great food and service. It's a fairly good sized restaurants with many seatings placed in Japanese decorated bamboos, etc. Very cozy! We are both vegetarian and they have several dishes that are vegetarians. Their vegetarian sushi rolls is delicious as well. The service is great and the staff... More 

Thank lvetotrvel
Santa Cruz, California
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229 reviews
170 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2016

Decent food in a nice ambiance...decor is a bit outdated, but the sushi is fresh, the Sukiyaki tasty, and the service friendly and prompt. Good place to take larger groups or have an intimate dinner.

Thank brocdog
Santa Cruz, California
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2016

My hubby and I have been going to this restaurant since it opened. The food is consistently good. There are several rolls that we always eat. Yummy yam, sleeky shrimp, Eddie special and the tuna with cheese.

Thank Chocoholics2
Santa Cruz, California
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381 reviews
326 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 259 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2015

This used to be one of my favorite places, but the quality of food and service appears to have gone downhill. Both my friend and I had the salmon teriyaki and sashimi combo for dinner. The salmon was flavorless and we both though it tasted like it had been previously frozen. The service was not good, the waitress didn't check... More 

1 Thank davidsantacruz
Santa Cruz, California
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2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2015

We thought it looked like an upscale Sushi restaurant. I went with my family for dinner on a weekend. We were very disappointed, the server was peppy and friendly but the service was very slow. We ordered drinks and appetizers, we got 2 out of three drinks and one of the appetizers came with the food. The California roll looked... More 

Thank Jeanne2237

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 8 - US$ 25
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
11:30 - 20:30
11:30 - 20:30
11:30 - 20:30
11:30 - 20:30
11:30 - 20:30
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3775 Capitola Rd, Capitola, CA 95010
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Capitola
  • Phone Number: 18314641818
We are proud to serve the Capitola and Santa Cruz community since 1990. We update our menu fairly often with fresh and great menu items, so please check out our latest menu and prices on our website. We look forward to continually serve our great community of Capitola and Santa Cruz.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?