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11656 San Vicente Blvd, Los Angeles, CA | Directions   90049

34.053720 -118.463928

Open Hours

Mon - Sat, 11am-2:30pm, 5:30pm-10:30pm; Sunday, 5pm-10pm

Restaurants, Sushi, Japanese  more

Price: $$$$

Tags: Hidden Find, Special Occasion Dining

Payment Methods: American Express, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

Neighborhoods: West Los Angeles, West LA

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Reviews for Takao

Doesn't Recommend
over a year ago

Very disappointed – After seeing the high ratings I had high expectations and was very disappointed. I consider myself reasonably knowledgeable about sushi and saw nothing to get excited about. They got major negative points from me for serving a piece of fish that should never have been served in a sushi restaurant. Unfortunately it was served to my date and was so stringy/fatty that she was physically unable to bite through it - disgusting. She was embarrased and so was I. Holding that aside the rest of the experience was thoroughly unremarkable from the decor to the menu and the service. With so many good restaurants why bother.

over a year ago

Too pricy for the quality of food! – The place was so small, you can't have private conversation. Sushi was good but not great and with that price tag...sorry I expect more. Baby white fish tempura was interesting. Service was great though. My lovely date made a reservation in advance. Once we arrived they seated us right away at the table reserved for us while other people still waiting to get table. That was really impressed and this is a SMALL restaurant! Anyhow overall I think they are too pricy for the quality of food.

over a year ago

The Sushi was incredible – probably the best in LA, no doubt, everything was fresh and tasty, actually ordered more as the night went, and real Wasabi, not that green horseradish all the places pass off. I honestly can't remember when I had better sushi

over a year ago

Best sushi in Los Angeles – Excellent food. Great atmosphere. Beautiful presentation. Trust the chef and try the omakase. It is outstanding! It is pricey - but well worth it.

over a year ago

One of the best in LA – This is one of my favorite sushi restaurants in LA. Just fantastic fish without pretension. Dinner is rather expensive but they have amazing lunch specials on sushi and bento boxes ranging in prices from $10-$20.

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