Atlanta >Food & Dining > Taka Sushi Cafe
385 Pharr Rd NE, Atlanta, GA | Directions 3030533.836897 -84.375767
Sat: 5:30pm-10:30pm, Mon-Fri: 5:30pm-10:30pm, 11:30pm-2pm
Neighborhoods: Northside, Northside, Garden Hills
Intimate neighborhood sushi with a great patio!
Love it. – I love it at Taka. The sushi is among the best I've had and the service is quick and friendly. The environment is modest (not uber trendy like you'd find at Fune) but it gets the job done in an inoffensive manner!
Best Sushi in Atlanta! – Taka has, by far, the best and freshest sushi in Atlanta bar none. If you are looking for great sushi then look no further as this is the place to go. The only negative about the place, and for some people it would not be much of a negative, is the fact that it is a small, plain restaurant without any glitz.. When you pay the bill at the end of the night you are definitely paying for the great meal and not any of the extra stuff that other restaraunts give you like a DJ playing music or a very expensive conveyor belt. If you are looking for a hip place to lounge at than this is probably not the place. But if you are looking for a wonderful culinary experience than you should definitely give Taka a try because you won't find anything better, this is what sushi is supposed to taste like.
Great food and atmosphere – Recently went to Taka based on a recomendation that it was the best sushi in Atlanta. We found it to be quite good. They have an excellent assortment of specialty rolls. For the more commonly named ones - like spicy tuna - they have added their own derivation to the usual make up. We really enjoyed everything we ordered, including the fried banana dessert. Also - we sat outside in their little courtyard which was quite nice. The prices were low given the quality of food. We will definitely go back here before going back to MF.
Simply, the best sashimi in Atlanta. – I finally had a chance to try Taka after it re-opened with my wife. We have been back 3 times since. The Sashimi platter is great to share and the fish is soooo fresh. We have been to numerous sushi places around Atlanta, since we moved here 2 years ago, and we have to say, by far, this is the best place. We do not believe the rolls are up to par, since the rice was a little hard, and not flavored correctly. Perhaps it was a one night mistake on the sushi rice, but why eat the fish with rice, when the fish is so amazing anyways.
GREAT PLACE TO EAT. If your date isn't into sashimi, nighiri, or the rolls, don't bring them here, since the menu is not that comprehensive in other items. A litte expensive, but I would pay a little more for great fresh sushi than have stomach pains the next day with bad fish.
Absolutley one of the top restaurants around! – He's baaack! Taka has reopened his restaurant at the same location. Different street sign and different decor, but the same great fish and truly imaginative dishes. You can't find a better place to spend a couple of hours eating and drinking.
Best tasting fresh sushi in Atlanta! – Taka is the tastiest, freshest fish around! Taka is creative and clever. Will be moving soon to a new location- keep track and follow Taka anywhere!
Would have liked to try, but they did not pay their taxes – Given the Rating on Citysearch, my wife and I wanted to try this restaurant known for its sushi. However, when we arrived, it was abandoned. There was a sign on the window that basically said everything had been sold because the owner failed to pay around $13,500 in taxes.
Really would have liked to try it. Too bad.
Still the best sushi in Atlanta – I'm sorry but I disagree with the previous commentator. I have been going to this place since it has opened and it is still the best place for sushi. I have noticed that TAKA is not there any longer but the fish quality and taste is the same if not better. The appetizers, rolls, and nigiri were all very tasty and of great quality. There is a new Japanese sushi guy there who is very friendly and easy to talk to. The service was excellent and the hostess was wonderful as well. She is always friendly and helpful, and since I come there often with my family I know that she is not just "the hostess." Whether the head chef TAKA is there or not the food taste and service remains consistent....which in my mind is what a great restaurant should be!
He is back. She is gone. – This is a good news. Taka is finally back. And the hostess is gone.
No more cel phone girl in the restaurant.
Fresh & Fantastic A++ Food; Only issue was the hostess. – Lobster Salad on Flounder Sashimi, Shrimp Spring Roll with Honey Lime Mayonnaise, Tai Sashimi Salad (red snapper), Copacabana Roll (scallop and mango), Snow Crab 100 Roll --- all were top notch. Tuna Tartare was nice, but I think it was not to our taste.
Nigiri - Live Scallop ($9/2pc), Blue Fin ($14/2pc). The price surprised me a little, but these were the specials and we had no complaints about the taste. Yum. All the prices seemed to be in line with a Buckhead sushi restaurant.
Service at the table was very attentive and either server would easily come to refresh our drinks or take plates if they saw something was needed.
My only complaint was that I had to wait ten minutes to get into the ladies room because the hostess was chatting it up on her cell phone in there. I discovered this after waiting several minutes. I knocked because I wasn't sure anyone would be in there quite so long. She popped open the door, looked at me, then said, "Oh. Sorry." Phone to her left ear. She then closed the door in my face and continued her conversation. I waited longer, then gave up and returned to my table. I thought she was a customer, but discovered when she came out *finally* that she was the hostess.
I've dined in at least 2-3 dozen sushi restaurants and may have found a new favorite. Creative combinations and the freshest I've tasted outside of an oceanfront location. We'll give it another try and hope that the hostess can conduct her lengthy personal conversations somewhere other than the ladies restroom.
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