11773 Fair Oaks Blvd, Fair Oaks, CA | Directions 9562838.665715 -121.262191
Mon-Thu, 11:30am - 9:30pm; Fri, 11:30am - 10:00pm; Sat, 12pm - 10pm; Sun, 4pm - 9pm
Good food. Small portions. Bad service – I ordered Vegetable Udon. The waitress returned with Tempura Udon. I told her that I had ordered Vegetable Udon. She took back the shrimp tempura and returned with more vegetable tempura. I firmly told her again that I had ordered Vegetable Udon. I told her some of the ingredients that should have been in the Udon. She told me that the tempura was gratis.
I told her that I should have tofu with my order. She came back with a very small portion of tofu that wouldn?t have made an infant full. At this point, I gave up and vowed that I would never go back again. I ended up having to eat the tempura and left a little hungry.
In the past, I?ve always ordered the Tempura dinner. It?s always been fantastic! Everything about the dinner was always perfect.
Holub and Co. – I was brought into Taka's Sushi by a good friend who told me that this was a great place to have Sushi. Well, am sort of picky and thought there is no way they are going to out do Ichi Maki or some of the many other restaurants that I frequented for my Sushi fix.
I was so wrong; this is the best Sushi in town. The staff at the bar makes your experience one that you feel like you?re at the "Cheers" bar and everybody knows your name. I have a favorite roll "Kohaku" and I always ask for it my way, which is extra masago eggs in a variety of flavors (jalape?o and wasabe). We get anything we want on the side for sauces and condiments with not hesitation. Great place to eat.
Taka's Fulfills the Stereotype of Shopping Center Dining – I love Japanese food. I mean REALLY love Japanese food but this stuff was awful. Not being a huge sushi fan in particular, I have a unique perspective in that I tend to not fall for the gimmick of veiling bad Japanese cuisine with gimmicky sushi. The wait was long on a pretty slow weekday night, the servers took forever, and subsequently, the "happy hour" menu we were given was not the pricing we received by the time the bill came around (Of course it was after 6 by the time we were served, we sat with our menus and glasses of water with no server in sight for 25 minutes). Rice and miso aren't included in anything except the WAY overpriced "dinner" selections and my usual order of an appetizer sized veg tempura with a side of rice barely put a dent in my now starved stomach. My boyfriend's sushi was tasty enough he said, but not for the price. The huge TV mounted over the fountain in front of us was a distraction, if I wanted a sports bar, I would've gone to Mandangos instead of what i thought was a classy Japanese place. I'll stick to Ichi Maki in Rancho or the various Mikuni's locations. Mikuni's may be pricey, but I never leave hungry.
Happy hour a must – If I am in Fair Oaks 3-6 in the afternooon I am most likely at Taka's Sushi. I'll just give you a rundown of my normal experience at Taka's sushi. I arrive at 3 to 3:30 and proceed to order a $1.50 draft beer and some BBQ Salmon for around 4$. I then ask for the Sushi Chef named Kenn to make a customroll for me which has never dissapointed. I then order 2 more beers get some more grilled salmon. After I recover a little I order 2 bottles of happy hour priced draft Sake and a Ziggy hand roll. The Ziggy hand roll is one of the best dishes they make. I then order 2 more bottle of Sake and at this point I start yelling at Kenn belligerently that it is my birthday and I want free ice cream. He asks for a valid I.D. to prove it is my birthday I say I don't have one. He tells me he can't give me ice cream. I then break down weeping and order more Sake.
To sum up: Great happy hour, very fresh fish, great rolls and me drunk next to you!
Worst dining experience I have ever had because of Taka himself – I have eaten at Taka's many times before over the past 6 years and have even attended several of his specialty dinners. While at times the service can be a bit slow the food has always been very tasty until today,
My daughter and I stopped mid afternoon for a late lunch. We ordered sashimi and sushi. When it arrived it was arranged nicely, but the smell that came from each of our plates screamed spoiled fish. It appeared to be coming from the tuna so we flagged our server and asked that it be sent back. A server (not ours) marched up to the table and questioned why we were sending it back. At that moment Taka came flying out of the back room literally yelling that it was fresh, that he had received it that morning and that there was nothing wrong wtih it. He did this in front of about 10 restaurant patrons.
I have been eating sushi for 15 years and this is the first time I have ever sent something back. What I really didn' t like is that he challenged us and it was in a threatening manner. I would not recommend this restaurant to anyone and will never go back.
Good Sushi, Uninterested Chef(s) – We ate here a couple of months ago. The menu was sufficient for sushi lovers but not extensive but that's okay since too much doesn't necessarily mean quality ingredients or recipes. The rolls were good, fresh tasting, and well made. The chef, however, was a dud. He made good rolls but that seemed to be the limit of his talent. We asked about his ingredients, showed interest in his work. He gave us one word responses, no smiles, but talked fervently with a co-worker about something to do with buying himself an audio system. The host that had seated us, however, was friendly. The food is good but don't bother sitting at the bar.
Average sushi bar, I've had better – Food is so-so, you are paying for the atmosphere mostly, and the sushi menu is rather small. My favorite thing about it? Umm going home. Go to Silver Sake instead. Better menu, better food, better price, better people! They are on Marconi and Walnut!
Great atmosphere and food. – If you like to hang out and drink beer while letting the sushi chef come up with his own creations, then this is the place to go. Pleasant atmosphere along with great people to talk to around the sushi bar. Always a blast to go to.
Great for your dollar – If you dine between 4-6pm, you can sample different types of sushi rolls for a reasonable price. We had two types of sushi rolls, appetizer(calamari),miso soup, two entrees, dessert, and drinks for all under $45, including tip. I will definately dine here again.
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