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18 Eliot St, Cambridge, MA 02138-5706
+1 617-492-6700
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Today
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:30
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 17:00 - 21:30
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 14:30
Fri 17:00 - 22:30
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UK
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60 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On a busy Saturday night we were hungry. The restaurant was full of young people and noisy but a good atmosphere. The service was good and the food good. Both sashimi and tempura were delicious. The Korean dishes were also good.

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Thank smw
Spring, TX
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

On a chilly afternoon, we were hungry for some hot and spicy Korean. Takemura didn't disappoint. We had kimchi chi-gae and tofu-veggie dul sot bibimpop. Both were perfect!

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Thank Calmwac
Boston, Massachusetts
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150 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

This review is for takeout. I placed an order through Foodler and received a pickup time of 20 minutes later. When I arrived a few minutes early the food was already bagged and waiting for me. I ordered a spicy salmon roll and a spicy salmon and scallop roll. Both were very tasty in the way that Americanized sushi is.... More 

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Thank Dimitrios D
Cambridge, Massachusetts
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22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

The dishes are just amazing, so well constructed and tasty...beautiful plate arrangement makes the meal feel even more appealing.

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Thank UtAhjudy
Amherst, Massachusetts
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406 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

A group of 9 musicians grouped a couple of tables and ordered. I got spicy beef udon noodles. The broth was flavorful and spicy . The beef was tender but fatty, noodles plain but I didn't like the blob of seaweed on the side. Pretty expensive, given the contents.

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Thank Robert L
Manila, Philippines
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016

There was only one server who was friendly, but when we went, we were the only party in the restaurant. The food was bland, and was simply subpar. Have tried way better elsewhere.

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Thank glot17
Santana de Parnaiba, SP
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56 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2016

Just some steps away from Harvard Square this small japanese restaurant is truly gem! Amazing and fresh japanese food!!

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Thank JRBNORONHA
Boston, MA
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62 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

I haven't been to the Takemura in a while, although I used to come here all the time. I remember the place as reliable without being remarkable. Last week, a good friend (who used to come here with me) and I had the Duk Mandoo Guk (rice cakes with dumplings in broth) for lunch. The service was fine, and people... More 

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Newton, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2016

We had a very nice dinner at Takemura, as always. We've been here many times and always enjoyed it. Tonight we had the shrimp tempura, which was crisp, light and delicious, and the Nabeyaki Udon, which was huge and excellent.

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Thank Deb255
Boston, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2016

Harvard lacks a good Japanese restaurant, but we likely will not return here. Your experience will vary greatly depending on what your order, however. The sushi is fine, but not exceptional. The gyoza were excellent. I suspect they make them on site. My seafood udon was not very good. Bland broth, seafood not fresh, and frankly it was overpriced. Someone... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 20
Cuisine
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
Tuesday
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
Wednesday
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
Thursday
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
Friday
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 18 Eliot St, Cambridge, MA 02138-5706
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cambridge
  • Phone Number: +1 617-492-6700

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