61 Grove St, New York, NY | Directions 1001440.733317 -74.003312
Neighborhoods: West Village, Downtown
Flavorless – I ate here this past Saturday night with two friends. We ordered the edamame, vegetable gyoza and beef negimaki for appetizers. The edamame was ok - a little salty. The gyoza was falling apart. The beef negimaki was cold, tastless and one of the pieces had what looked to be long scallion shoots sticking up out of it - just blah! The wait staff was friendly, but the ambience and decor was stale and cold. For the same amount of money I could have had delicious food elsewhere.
Truly Authentic & Delicious – The food here is truly authentic and delicious. Many times with Japanese restaurants, you find the cuisine to be just too American-ized and the Japanese touch is lost. Taka is the exact opposite. The food is truly Japanese and just tasty as can be. From the intricately decorated plates to the elaborate sushi dishes, it is everything a Japanese dinner should be.
Although the restaurant is quite small, I found it to be very cozy and a great place to catch up with old friends.
It's my favorite Japanese place to eat!!
User review by charlesryder – This used to be one of the best sushi restaurants downtown. But I understand that it has changed ownership recently and I am sorry to say that quality has declined. At one time, there were lines outside the door on busy nights. However, we were there on a Friday recently and the place was less than half full. It would appear that other customers have "voted with their feet." Service is pleasant enough and the fish is not bad -- Taka is just not the star it once was.
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