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11656 San Vicente Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90049-5104
+1 310-207-8636
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17:00 - 22:00
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Sun 17:00 - 22:00
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 14:30
Mon - Sat 17:30 - 22:00
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156 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2016

Nice variety of items but specialize in Sushi. Fresh and tasty also great service. Chose to try the standard vs. premium since the differences did not seem to merit the additional cost. Full dinners include an appetizer and dessert. Average paid in our party of 7 was $40 without drinks. Validated parking in the back but only for 45 minutes... More 

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Thank echoy
Beverly Hills, California
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65 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2015

We ordered several sushi dishes as well as cooked food items but were disappointed with the quality of the food served. The broiled fish was very overcooked and the sushi was mediocre at best. For 2 people at dinner, the bill was over $250 without drinks. We could not say any of the sushi or dishes served that night was... More 

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Thank LinusL77
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148 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2015 via mobile

This is the place to go for a variety of small, creative dishes. Sushi is a part of it, but not the primary experience and not always the best compared with the better sushi restaurants. The chef and his all Japanese crew are experts at the art of classical Kaiseki. A very intimate space. The receptionist has a wonderful memory... More 

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Washingotn DC
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79 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2015 via mobile

This place will beat your expectations whether you sample the a la carte menu or choose omakase - their top flight Omakase may seem to some a bit expensive but it is worth every penny and more. Every course is a masterpiece. Other sushi houses may have more flash and buzz but if you are interested in having a warm... More 

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Thank DavidWashingtonDC
New York City, New York
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2015 via mobile

A hidden gem. The uni sashimi box is unique and while they have the customary Japanese dishes their specials are always remarkably fresh. . Special points f I r the grilled shiseido peppers which are trimmed and cleaned and the homemade oshinko

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Thank Joeny1962
Todos Santos, Mexico
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2014

We visited Takao last night for dinner. We didn't have to wait and found a seat right at the sushi bar. The sushi was super fresh (salmon roll and spicy tuna roll), and the blue crab salad roll came with a delicious spicy sauce. The service was excellent, and the restaurant had a great vibe. Will definitely go back again.

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Thank Chris D
Los Angeles, California
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2013 via mobile

I like their fish and sushi. One of the best I ever had. Dinning environment is nice, service is very good. Overall, just love it. Would definitely go back sometimes.

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Thank Jeff S
LA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2013

Takao is a nice cosy spot that focuses more on fish than on being trendy and it shows. Usually get the omakase which is pretty solid and one of the better ones in LA for the price. It's nothing special in terms of selection but fish is usually pretty fresh and you are full by meal's end. Service has always... More 

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Thank Steven T
Los Angeles, California
2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2013

Takao is a definite cut above most neighborhood Japanese restaurants.The menu is extensive and varied, including Omakase (with advance notice). The quality of the food and the preparation are generally excellent, and the service is friendly and efficient. It is quite small and undistinguished in appearance, making It seem more mature and sedate than trendier places. Although not exactly inexpensive,... More 

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Thank L P F
Providence, Rhode Island
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2013

Visited Takao for the first time and only time after craving for fresh noodles while on holiday to la. Although we didnt make any reservation, we didnt wait long for our. There have excellent Sushi , special fish .sooooo....... yummy.I will come again.

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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 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 80
Cuisine
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
Saturday
17:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11656 San Vicente Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90049-5104
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > Westside
  • Neighbourhood: Westside
  • Phone Number: +1 310-207-8636

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