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Takara Japanese Restaurant

4_half star rating
48 reviews

Cuisine: Japanese, Asian

97 The Strand
Tauranga Central
Tauranga
07-579 4177
 

Hours:

  • Mon – Sat 10am – Late
  • Sun 10am – 3pm 5:30pm – Late
  • Facilities/Features:
    • Business Dining
    • Children's Menu
    • Conference Facilities
    • Scenic View
    • Live Music
    • Out Catering
    • Children's Play Area
    • Private Dining Room
    • Private Functions
    • Private Parties
    • Romantic Dining
    • Wedding Functions
    • Breakfast Meetings
  • Payment Types: EFTPOS, Visa, AMEX
  • Price Range: Moderate, $15 - $25
  • Dress Code: Smart casual
  • Alcohol: Beer, Wine, Spirits
  • BYO/Corkage: No BYO
  • Parking: Free Off-Street, Free On-Street, Pay, Pay & Display
  • Good For Groups: Yes
  • Good For Children: Yes
  • Takeaways: Yes
  • Takes Reservations: Yes
  • Dietary Restrictions: Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten-free
  • Outdoor Seating: Yes
  • Meals: Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Dessert
  • Wi-Fi: Free

Welcome to TAKARA JAPANESE RESTAURANT!

Come and Enjoy Authentic Japanese Cuisine!
Come and experience New DECOR!!!

Cheerful and Friendly Staff will greet you :)
Delicious and Divine Japanese Food will smile at you!

You will NEVER forget T A K A R A!!!

48 Reviews for Takara Japanese Restaurant

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22nd March 2014
5 star rating
Cannot rate this place highly enough! Staff are sooo friendly, right down to the kitchen staff. You walk in the door and are instantly created by literally every staff member that works there, promptly seated. The food is absolutely to die for, generous portions at a very reasonable price! Would have to say that this is probably my most favourite place to fine. Have never been let down from an evening here. Will continue to go back here

Visited February 2014

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Comment from Rachel Y. of Takara Japanese Restaurant 24/03/2014   
Thank you very much for your valuable review, Kyla! We are very delighted to hear that you are enjoying your time at Takara. We will always do our best to make customers happy when they are dining at Takara. We are putting our best effort in serving the…    More »
20th April 2014
5 star rating
Tonight was a busy Easter evening and the Tauranga Jazz Festival had been on. The restaurant was full and despite all of this our meals were served very quickly and were of excellent quality. The staff were very helpful and polite. There were three adults in our group and one baby. The restaurant had high chairs for infants. The restaurant provided amazing service and great food on a very busy evening. Great work by the owners and staff!

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11th April 2014
1 star rating
After reading the reviews for this restaurant my husband and I decided to try it out. The experience couldn’t be further from the actual experience for us tonight.

Firstly we arrived at 7pm and ordered not long after being seated. I ordered the teriyaki salmon dish and was told they were out of salmon. That early in the evening !! Was very disappointed as nothing on the menu really appealed but the salmon dish. Anyway.. I then tried to change the fries with kumara fries but was told that was not possible. We ordered our meals and my entree came out 10 mins before my husbands.

Then our mains arrived (with approx 5 min wait between each meal arriving) and one of my chicken skewers were basically all fat. I told the waitress and she smile politely and said “Yes – some people like chicken skin”! Was floored!

I will say the service was fine and the waitresses all very pleasant.

Meal was expensive for the quality of food. Most disappointing.

Sorry to post such a negative review, but it is a true account of our experience this evening.

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Comment from Rachel Y. of Takara Japanese Restaurant 18/04/2014   
Thank you very much for your valuable review, Rachel S! We apologise for the inconvenience you have experienced at Takara. We only use the fresh fish and on the night we did not get the fresh salmon from the supplier. We apologise for that. There was a new…    More »

James

5

13th March 2014
5 star rating
Have eaten at Takara Restaurant twice and will definitely go again. Service was very friendly and good, food was great and it has a great location on The Strand, so a good view of water front. Well recommended:)

Visited September 2013

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Comment from Rachel Y. of Takara Japanese Restaurant 14/03/2014   
Thank you very much for your valuable review, James! Thank you for enjoying Takara’s service and food. We will keep strive for the best quality food and service so that we could deliver the best happiness to customers’ tables. Thank you so much again and…    More »
14th February 2014
5 star rating
My favourite Japanese place ever. The food is outstanding and the service is great. I think there could be a little more variety for people who don’t like fish. The service at Takara was unbelievable, the staff were roundly and considerate and were on hand to fill up my water. My family arrived to try it out without a reservation and we were shown to a table without any trouble. Amazing food and incredible service, a very well deserved 5 stars!

Visited December 2013

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Comment from Rachel Y. of Takara Japanese Restaurant 21/02/2014   
Thank you very much for your valuable reivew, Emma G! Thank you for enjoying Takara’s food and the service. Thank you for giving us 5 stars and encouraging us. We always try our best to make customers happy when they are dining at Takara and we are busy…    More »

Shaun

1

4th January 2014
2 star rating
I eat here on regular basis usually enjoying each meal. My recent experience has left a sour taste in my mouth. To keep a long story short we waited over an hour for the first dish to arrive, we were told there was no sushi, apart from the sushi we had already received in various dishes and the 2 platters of sushi offered as an apology for the lateness of everything One meal, a selection of sushi funnily enough arrived for a very disgruntled 5 year old approx 10 mins after everyone else had finished. All in all a restaurant that is usually great was let down by, at times, totally bizarre communication.

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Comment from Rachel Y. of Takara Japanese Restaurant 4/01/2014   
Thank you very much for your valuable review, Shaun. We apologise for the inconvenience that you have experienced at Takara. We have new staff working for us and she/he are Japanese. We are sorry about their communication skill is not perfect. The certain…    More »

Pepper

1

4th January 2014
5 star rating
We recently had my daughter’s 18th Birthday dinner at Takara, the staff and service were outstanding, they really made my daughters birthday very special by bringing out her cake and singing a great birthday song to her, all the waiting staff joined in. Our daughter was also given a group photo to keep. The food was outstanding and very good value, my daughter had spent time in Japan earlier last year and she thought the food was great and it reminded her of her special time spent in Japan. The rest of our party had never tried Japanese food and we all found it very tasty. Thank you to all the staff for making our night so enjoyable.

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Comment from Rachel Y. of Takara Japanese Restaurant 4/01/2014   
Thank you very much for your valuable review, Pepper! We were delighted to celebrate your daughter’s birthday yesterday. Your family was lovely and we were very happy to serve you. Thank you so much for enjoying your time at Takara. We are grateful to hear…    More »
16th December 2013
5 star rating
Absolutely wonderful.
Exquisite food.
Fabulous service.
Great atmosphere and Decor.
Most importantly, all the above is consistent so you know that you will come away feeling satisfied every-time.
Thank you.

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Comment from Rachel Y. of Takara Japanese Restaurant 17/12/2013   
Thank you so much for your valuable review, Penelope H. ! Thank you for enjoying your time at Takara and thank you for your love. We will always try out best to exceed your expectation and customers are fully satisfied. We love our customers and thank you for…    More »
21st November 2013
3 star rating
We recently took a party of 30 to the restaurant. I explained that we needed to have the group all together which was achieved by having two long tables joined with a gap in the middle. Herein lay a problem for some reason.
One half of the tables were served well before the other half, meaning that by the time the second group had their orders taken, the first were well into eating their meals. The restaurant was so packed that going to the toilet was almost embarrassing. It required almost forcibly “squeezing” against other diners on the way, which was virtually impossible to avoid!
Apart from that, the food was excellent and I guess the wait staff did their best. But the environment was hardly relaxing – too crowded. The majority of our party doubt that they would return, which is a pity!

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Comment from Rachel Y. of Takara Japanese Restaurant 23/11/2013   
Thank you very much for your valuable review, adelie83! We apologise for any inconvenience that you experienced at Takara. First of all, we do not have a long table that can cater for 30people sitting together. That is why we provide you with 2 long tables in…    More »

Darryl

1

19th November 2013
5 star rating
Excellent! Friendly and helpful staff, wonderful food beautifully presented, great atmosphere. We were there for a birthday dinner and brought our own cake. While there was a “cakeage” fee, it was well worth it as we had brought cake, sauce and garnish separately. They plated, assembled and presented everything beautifully and even provided candles and a souvenir photo. Fantastic service – we will definitely be back!

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Comment from Rachel Y. of Takara Japanese Restaurant 21/11/2013   
Thank you very much for your valuable review, Darryl! Thank you so much for enjoying the birthday dinner. We were delighted to celebrate the birthday and grateful to serve your group. The cake looked fantastic and thank you for giving us a chance to plate the…    More »
7th November 2013
5 star rating
07/11/2013. TRULY OUTSTANDING! Enquiring from London I booked in a birthday dinner for my Dad and family at Takara and from all accounts was an amazing, enjoyable experience. Top food, service with a smile and entertaining to top it off. The restuarant even called me in London to confirm. How great is that? I cant say enough about your professionalism. I will certainly recommend to all my friends over here to visit whenever they pass through Tauranga. Thankyou very much. Cheers :)

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Comment from Rachel Y. of Takara Japanese Restaurant 7/11/2013   
Thank you very much for your valuable review, Nath Q.! Thank you so much for choosing Takara from London to celebrate your father’s birthday We are very glad that your family loved Takara food and the service. Customers are very important to us. We value and…    More »
31st October 2013
5 star rating
Amazing, we have been going there for years through all the separate owners and it just keeps getting better, food is always fresh can’t go past the Karage lunch box or the massive Sashimi plate for dinner, love the new digs so nice & open much nicer than where it has been for years, can’t wait to sit outside over the summer & enjoy some great food and always bubbly amazing service, apart from the birthday song, don’t mention it’s your birthday!

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Comment from Rachel Y. of Takara Japanese Restaurant 31/10/2013   
Thank you very much for your valuable review, Isaac W.! Thank you for loving Takara for a long long time. We do appreciate your love and loyalty. We are very previlige to have you as a regular customer. Yes, there is a stunning sunshine is here for you at…    More »

Tracey

1

22nd October 2013
5 star rating
Just wonderful,from the friendly greeting, the amazing food,to saying goodbye. Particular thanks to The staff for their rendition of ‘Happy Birthday’ for my Daughter, fabulous, we will definitely visit again

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Comment from Rachel Y. of Takara Japanese Restaurant 31/10/2013   
Thank you very much for your valuable review, Tracey! Thank you for dining with us and enjoying your time. We were delighted to serve you. We are already missing your family! We are looking forward to seeing you again soon at Takara. We will wait for you…    More »
14th October 2013
2 star rating
I ordered a takeaway meal and am very disappointed. This is what it said in the menu for Teriyaki Chicken:

“Pan fried teriyaki chicken with broccoli, cauliflower, capsicum, spring onion, carrots, deep fried vermicelli with steamed rice”

When I got the meal there was no broccoli or cauliflower, 1 small piece of spring onion and 2 bits of red capsicum. Most of it was cabbage and chicken (where the chicken had no flavour).
Worst Japanese food I have ever had.

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Comment from Rachel Y. of Takara Japanese Restaurant 15/10/2013   
Thank you very much for your valuable review, Nicole! We apologise for your dissapointment. I am very surprised that your takeaway meal was not up to the standard. We always try our best to serve great food and service and we are sorry that we could not make…    More »
4th October 2013
5 star rating
We were welcomed with a warm friendly atmosphere. Our waitress “Yoshiko” was friendly, polite & exceptionally accurate with our orders and this amazing service was evident with the additional wait staff that served us throughout the entire night!! Our meals were delivered in record time as every single dish was presented & tasted absolutely amazing!!! My compliments to the chef and his/her team for the wonderful food, each dish was phenomenal!!! I would definitely recommend to any and all “you must dine at Takara” you will not be disappointed! Arigato Takara xxx

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Comment from Rachel Y. of Takara Japanese Restaurant 7/10/2013   
Thank you very much for your valuable review, Rachael! Thank you for enjoying your time at Takara. Yoshiko is happy that you mentioned her in the review and she said she will wait for you with full of happiness to serve. We are looking forward to seeing you…    More »

James

2

26th August 2013
5 star rating
The best Japanese restaurant around. I’ve eaten here plenty of times with the family as well as socially, it’s top notch. Food is always excellent, service is just as good, and it’s great value too.

Visited July 2013

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Comment from Rachel Y. of Takara Japanese Restaurant 27/08/2013   
Thank you very much for your valuable review, James! Thank you for dining with us many times and thank you for your love. We will do our best to make you happy at the new location. We are looking forward to seeing you on 9th September(reopening day)…    More »
9th August 2013
5 star rating
Went to Takara for the first time last night with my wife and our Japanese english exchange student. The atmosphere was excellent – especially the welcome. The staff were very efficient & friendly and the meals came out in record time. The entree and mains were absolutely fantastic! We will be definitely coming back here again and will recommend Takara to family/friends.

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Comment from Rachel Y. of Takara Japanese Restaurant 11/08/2013   
Thank you very much for your valuable review, Graeme H.! Thank you for enjoying your time at Takara. We were delighted to serve you, your wife and Japanese exchange student. It was great to talk with her in Japanese and get to know your family. Thank you for…    More »
23rd July 2013
5 star rating
All I can say is AMAZING!!!
I was unsure about coming here, but the atmosphere was so welcoming and the food was amazing.
If you are unsure, give it a chance!! This restaurant will amaze you!!!!
Since it was also my birthday dinner they surprised me (I won’t tell you the surprise, but it was so cool!)
The staff go above and beyond expectations and will make it worth your while. BEST RESTAURANT I HAVE EVER BEEN TOO.

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Comment from Rachel Y. of Takara Japanese Restaurant 24/07/2013   
Thank you very much for your valuable review, Mikayla! Thank you for enjoying your special birthday! We were delighted to serve you. Thank you for recommending Takara Japanese Restaurant. We are looking forward to seeing you soon again at Takara. Thank…    More »
30th June 2013
5 star rating
What a fantastic Japanese Restaurant. Great menu, fantastic friendly and efficient staff tasty food all at a great price.
This restaurant has to be one of the best eating places in town.
Many other waiting staff could learn alot from Takara.

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Comment from Rachel Y. of Takara Japanese Restaurant 30/06/2013   
Thank you very much for your review, Heather! Thank you for enjoying the food and the service. We will try our best to make you happy everytime you are dining at Takara. We are looking forward seeing you at Takara again soon. Takara Serves Happiness :)    More »
5th May 2013
5 star rating
We used to have a favourite Japanese restaurant in Auckland & couldn’t find anywhere as good in BOP until we dined at Takara. This place exceeds expectations with the delicious food, staff are always welcoming, super friendly & go out of their way to celebrate an event if they know about it (birthday + wedding anniversary for us) and we are thrilled it is local. THANK YOU. Totally recommend.

Visited April 2013

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Comment from Rachel Y. of Takara Japanese Restaurant 6/05/2013   
Thank you very much for your valuable review, Shelley and Mike! Thank you for enjoying Takara’s food and service. We really appreciate it. We will try our best to make you happy everytime you are dining at Takara. We are looking forward to seeing you…    More »
13th March 2013
4 star rating
All my Japanese friends say they have the best raamen in NZ…however I have found out it’s not the noodle itself that’s the star…it is the soup…the soup with the raamen has 100% authentic Japanese taste to it..I would give it 5/5, however it’s just so far away and I have to drive a good 20 mins from Auckland to get there each time :(

Visited February 2013

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Comment from Rachel Y. of Takara Japanese Restaurant 4/03/2013   
Thank you very much for your review, Tony. Takara does not have the ramen but we do have Udon. We are located in Tauranga. Thank you again. Takara Serves Happiness :-)    More »
18th February 2013
5 star rating
What can we say. The whole experience was fantastic. Exceptional customer service, not just from front of house, but also waitresses and chefs. The food was outstanding. We can’t wait to come back. By far the best restaurant in Tauranga. Thanks guys!

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Comment from Rachel Y. of Takara Japanese Restaurant 18/02/2013   
Thank you very much for your valuable review, Hannah! Thank you for enjoying Takara’s food and the service. We cannot wait to serve you happiness again soon. Thank you so much again and we are looking forward to seeing you at Takara! TAKARA SERVES…    More »
17th February 2013
5 star rating
We dined at Takara on the 15th and I’d have to say that this is one of the best restaurants I have ever been to with the combination of atmosphere, service, food and the staff. I was amazed with how fast the food came out, the staff were always there when you needed something, but not in an annoying way. The food was great and presented beautifully. They noticed it was my birthday and I had the best surprise ever! I cannot fault anything at this restaurant and I can honestly say we will be back. This is now my local favourite. Thank you very much for an enjoyable dining experience.

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Comment from Rachel Y. of Takara Japanese Restaurant 17/02/2013   
Thank you very much for your review, Juliette! Thank you for enjoying your birthday dinner at Takara. Thank you for appreciating and loving Takara’s food and the service. We were delighted to serve your family with happiness. We are looking forward to…    More »
13th January 2013
5 star rating
Can’t think of any restaurant I’d rather go to than Takara. Food the best, service the friendliest, atmosphere great. Everyone looks like they are happy, staff and guests alike. Three cheers for Rachael and her staff, not forgetting the wonderful chef !

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Comment from Rachel Y. of Takara Japanese Restaurant 13/01/2013   
Thank you so much for your valuable review, Annelise! Thank you for dining with us the other night. We were delighted to have you. We look forward to seeing you at Takara again soon and we will try our best to make you happy everytime you dine at Takara!…    More »

Jacob

3

24th November 2012
5 star rating
We love Takara, we are actually from Auckland and every time we come down to Tauranga we always make a point of having lunch there at least once or twice. Great food and service, we’ll be back in a couple of weeks.

Visited October 2012

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Comment from Rachel Y. of Takara Japanese Restaurant 24/11/2012   
We love you too Jacob! We do appreciate you come to Takara when you visit Tauranga from Auckland. Thank you very much again. We look forward to seeing yoy in 2 weeks time. Have a good weekend. TAKARA SERVES HAPPINESS :-)    More »

Sue E.

1

23rd November 2012
5 star rating
First time to this restaurant and we will be back! Service is awesome ….food is really great – highly recommended!
We had a lovely time – a fabulous dining experience.
From the moment you walk through the door you feel welcome and special. The menu is clearly laid out with photographs of the dishes and great descriptions. The food is beautifully presented and they are using the freshest of ingredients. A special mention must be made of our waitress Rachel who was so friendly and helpful.

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Comment from Rachel Y. of Takara Japanese Restaurant 23/11/2012   
Hi Sue! Thank you so much for your valuable review. We are very glad that you thoroughly enjoyed your time at Takara. We will try our best to make you happy when you are dining at Takara. Thank you very much again and we look forward to seeing you…    More »
14th November 2012
5 star rating
Third time there, and yet again loved it. Food is delish, staff are really attentive and the birthday song is hilarious as long as it’s not your birthday!!!

Will keep coming back as often as I can….

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Comment from Rachel Y. of Takara Japanese Restaurant 14/11/2012   
Thank you very much for your review, Frith! Great to see you. Thank you for enjoying Takara’s food and the service. We look forward to seeing you on your birthday! :D Thanks a lot again. TAKARA SERVES HAPPINESS! :)    More »
28th October 2012
5 star rating
From the moment you walk in you receive the best customer service!This is the best Japanese restaurant I’ve ever been to.
The staff are very friendly and tend to your every need.
It’s not hard to see why you need to book a reservation and if the service doesn’t impress you, the food sure will.
I highly recommend Takara to anyone.
If you’re in Tauranga, ring and book your table or you will miss out.
We’ll be back
Joe and Jen

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Comment from Rachel Y. of Takara Japanese Restaurant 28/10/2012   
What a great review, Joseph and Jen! Great to see your family yesterday. Thank you for your valuable and cheerful review.We are happy to have you. We really appreciate your love for Takara and we will always try to make you delightful when you are dining at…    More »
26th September 2012
5 star rating
went on monday the 24th September with my wife and the
place was bussing everything I’d read in the reviews were
true.The staff were friendly and the meals were amongst the best weve ever had. Will certainly go again and recommend
the “Takara” to friends and family .
John and gloria

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Comment from Rachel Y. of Takara Japanese Restaurant 26/09/2012   
Thank you very much for your review, John and Gloria! We are very delightful that you enjoyed your night at Takara! We will always try our best to make you happy when you are dining at Takara. We look forward to seeing you soon again. TAKARA SERVES…    More »

Karson

6

16th September 2012
5 star rating
Awesome friendly staff, very welcoming. Food is lovely and well presented. Always something nice to choose from. Service is prompt. Will be recommending Takara to people for sure. Will surely be going back for more lovely food.

Visited July 2012

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Comment from Rachel Y. of Takara Japanese Restaurant 16/09/2012   
Thank you so much for your review, karson. Thanks a lot for enjoying your time at Takara. We always strive for providing excellent sevice and delicious Japanese cuisine to customers’ table. Thank you for appreciating our effort. We will keep try our best…    More »

Angela

1

18th August 2012
5 star rating
From the moment we entered I was impressed. The staff were very friendly and ensured we had what we needed. The food was amazing!!! Something to suit everyone. This is a place I would definitely recommend and encourage people to try. I will be going back :)

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Comment from Rachel Y. of Takara Japanese Restaurant 19/08/2012   
Thank you very much for your review, Angela. Thank you for enjoying our food and the service. We will try our best to make you happy always when you are dining in Takara. Thank you again. TAKARA Serves Happiness :)    More »

Mel C.

5

15th August 2012
4 star rating
I was taken here for lunch with my family. It was my first experience of Japanese food and I was impressed. Everything was great and would definitely go back there.

Visited July 2012

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Comment from Rachel Y. of Takara Japanese Restaurant 15/08/2012   
Thank you very much for your review, Mel. Takara provides dinner as well and the menu is different from the lunch menu. Please come and experience wonderful and authentic dinner at Takara. We look forward to seeing you agian soon. TAKARA SERVES…    More »

Chris

4

8th August 2012
5 star rating
Awesome restaurant. Great food and service at great prices. I couldn’t recomment it more.

We’ve been here multiple times and have never been dissapointed. The personell were incredibly friendly and they’ve been more than happy to cater for special wishes.

Our Sushi was always fresh and tasty, and the ice-cream deserts were, despite our initial reservations, incredibly tasty.

Visited June 2012

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Comment from Rachel Y. of Takara Japanese Restaurant 10/08/2012   
Thank you so much, Chris! We are really glad that you have enjoyed the authentic experience at Takara. We hope to see you again soon at Takara. TAKARA SERVES HAPPINESS :)    More »

Tracey

15

23rd July 2012
4 star rating
We had a very enjoyable night here recently, the food was lovely, very tasty and fresh, and the customer service is great, really made to feel welcome by our waiter and waitress.

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Comment from Rachel Y. of Takara Japanese Restaurant 10/08/2012   
Thank you so much for your review ,Tracey. We will try our best to make you happy everytime you come to Takara. TAKARA SERVES HAPPINESS =)

Helen

1

15th July 2012
5 star rating
Takara – Tauranga – I am absolutely “over-the-moon” about Takara!

The food, the ambience, the customer service are second to none – not to mention the special surprise I received………

My partner and I booked in for dinner last week (11 July) and had a fantastic meal! After paying the bill, the host chatted with us and asked if we were out celebrating something – as it happened we were – it was my 70th birthday!! He said “OH, please take a seat and I’ll bring you some ice-cream”. How nice, I thought. After a while, suddenly the music stopped and over the speaker came “Happy Birthday” – just as he came up behind me and produced a lovely assortment of ice-creams complete with lighted candle! Everybody sang and clapped and I was totally amazed!!

What a delightful surprise Takara – I will never forget you!!

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Comment from Rachel Y. of Takara Japanese Restaurant 15/07/2012   
Thank you so much, Helen! We are really happy that you loved Takara’s service. Please do not forget about us. We are looking forward to seeing you soon! TAKARA SERVES HAPPINESS! :-)    More »
15th July 2012
5 star rating
This is by far the best Japanese food outside of Japan, having lived there for a time, I should know!
I cannot recommend this restaurant highly enough, my boyfriend and I are always very excited to eat here as we know we are going to have a good time.
The staff are always very attentive and courteous, the meals are prompt and the chefs never falter in deliciousness and quality.
Literally one of the only high-quality places to dine in Tauranga, don’t waste your money anywhere else!!

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Comment from Rachel Y. of Takara Japanese Restaurant 15/07/2012   
Thank you so much for your review, Sarah! We are privilede that you think we are the Best Japanese Restaurant outside of Japan. Thank you for enjoying your time at Takara. We look forward to seeing you soon at Takara! TAKARA SERVES HAPPINESS! :-)    More »

David

37

30th June 2012
5 star rating
Beautiful fresh food that melts in your mouth,friendly service with a smile…other restaurants in town could learn from this place! This has to be Taurangas No1 Japanese restaurant, look forward to returning soon!

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Comment from Rachel Y. of Takara Japanese Restaurant 4/07/2012   
Thank you very much for you review, David! Your valuable comment is encouraging TAKARA. TAKARA is really thankful that our customers feel happy and are enjoying the food and the service. T Thank you again and we will try our best to make you delightful at…    More »
29th June 2012
5 star rating
We went to Takara for our anniversary dinner last night, it was amazing. The food was absolutely delicious, it all practically melted in my mouth. The service was brilliant, they were very pleasant and helpful, and the atmosphere is lovely. This is my new favourite restaurant, I don’t think I would go dine anywhere else. I would highly recommend this restaurant to everyone. Well done guys!

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Comment from Rachel Y. of Takara Japanese Restaurant 29/06/2012   
Thank you for enjoying your night at Takara :) I hope your wedding anniversary was memorable! We hope to see you again soon. Thank you very much again. TAKARA SERVES VALUE AND HAPPINESS :)    More »
2nd June 2012
5 star rating
Brilliant! Best Japaneses in Tauranga! Would highly recommend. Good price (Cheap), taste and service! Great environment. We have been here many times and the experience is great every time. Its great and it BYO…WINNER

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Comment from Rachel Y. of Takara Japanese Restaurant 1/06/2012   
Thank you for your valuable comment, Nathan. We will try our BEST to make you happy every time! See you soon again!!! Have a great weekend :) TAKARA SERVES VALUE AND HAPPINESS :D    More »
2nd May 2012
5 star rating
it was stunning, really enjoyed the meal, was value for money and all very fresh. waiters were very friendly and attentive.
A Mirror above the kitchen facing down to the work bench would be a cool thing so the customers can see how the chefs prepare the meals just abit of theartre eating.

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Comment from Rachel Y. of Takara Japanese Restaurant 3/05/2012   
Thank you so much for your valuable comment, Nicky! Your idea about mirror and theatre eating is a great idea. Thanks a lot. We hope to see you soon at Takara. We already miss you ;) TAKARA SERVES VALUE AND HAPPINESS =)    More »

Jo

1

26th April 2012
4 star rating
Have dined here on numerous occasions now and every time has been a fantastic experience! Love the food and the staff.

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Comment from Rachel Y. of Takara Japanese Restaurant 26/04/2012   
Thank you very much for your comment, Jo! We will try our best to make you happy. TAKARA LOVES U as well!! TAKARA SERVES VALUE AND HAPPINESS =)
27th March 2012
4 star rating
A group of friends and I went for lunch at Takara. None of us had been there before so we were excited to try the place out. We all thoroughly enjoyed our meal. It was a great experience trying something totally different. I am vegetarian and they were very accommodating to my needs.

I can’t wait to go back with my friends. My plan is to eventually try everything on the menu :) Friendly staff, good food…what more do you want!

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Comment from Rachel Y. of Takara Japanese Restaurant 27/03/2012   
Thank you very much for your review, Emma! We are ready to provide you various authentic Japanese meal and make you happy. Takara is looking forward to see you soon! TAKARA SERVES VALUE AND HAPPINESS! =)
8th September 2012
3 star rating
Went on a busy saturday night. The service was good and cheerful but the food is over priced for what is being servied. I had chicken Katsu which is a good size but for $25.00 and when having drinks and entree is over the top.

Visited August 2012

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Comment from Rachel Y. of Takara Japanese Restaurant 27/03/2012   
Thank you so much, Nishiyaman. We use fresh ingredients and we would like to make you fully satisfied at Takara. See you again soon! TAKARA SERVES VALUE ANAD HAPPINESS! =)

Ray G.

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26th February 2012
4 star rating
Enjoyable meal served by friendly and efficient staff. Like the menu which has photos of the various dishes available.
Staff are flexible as to what is on offer and the meals are good value and not very expensive.
Will definitely go there again.

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Comment from Rachel Y. of Takara Japanese Restaurant 9/03/2012   
Thank you so much for your comment. Takara is looking forward to see you again soon. TAKARA SERVES HAPPINESS! =)

Jill

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12th February 2012
5 star rating
Wonderful relaxed friendly atmosphere. Decor dated but new owners are gradually making improvements. Wonderful food, great prices and beautifully presented. Have introduced family and friends to this establishment and they are now all regulars. However, Takara, please have iced water, the last few times I have been the water has been warm, but this is just a minor problem, can’t fault the rest of it.Well done.

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Comment from Rachel Y. of Takara Japanese Restaurant 27/03/2012   
Thank you very much for your review Jill. We will definetely provide you an ICED water and see you again soon :) TAKARA SERVES VALUE AND HAPPINESS!    More »

Tayla

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11th October 2010
4 star rating
Often have a relaxed dinner or lunch with friends and family at Takara. Nice friendly service and usually pretty quick. FOOD IS DEVINE! Tried most of the menu and all has been full of flavour and most of all fresh! This is reflected through made to order sushi that is always yummy! Decent prices and always busy, this reflects great food, good price, friendly staff! =)

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Comment from Rachel Y. of Takara Japanese Restaurant 27/03/2012   
Thank you very much for your review, Tayla! Thank you for loving Takara. We will keep try our BEST to make you happy. See you soon at Takara! TAKARA SERVES VALUE AND HAPPINESS =)
26th May 2010
5 star rating
I often go to Takara with my family and Japanese friends for both lunch and dinner. Great service, and not to mention food! Delicious, fresh authentic Japanese food with a variety of flavours. The sushi here is premium – the freshest in Tauranga in my opinion, as they make it to order. My favourite meals are the sashimi, unagi-don, teriyaki chicken and green tea ice cream (which I thought would be incredibly strange but proved to be sweet creamy and just amazing!) great service – fast and friendly. Food is absolutely great (menus are a little pricey, but very filling and worth it). The busiest times are Saturday lunchtimes and dinners (around 7pm onwards). Will keep coming here for great Japanese food!

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Comment from Rachel Y. of Takara Japanese Restaurant 27/03/2012   
Thank you so much for Lauren. We use fresh ingredients always and I am glad you enjoy them. I can’t wait to see you soon! TAKARA SERVES VALUE AND HAPPINESS =)

Shar

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2nd February 2012
5 star rating
September / October / November / December 2011 January 2012 – Lunches

Change in owners, and wow, what a transformation, the place has been brightened up and spruced up and its looking HEAPS better.

Menu’s slightly changed, but still FANTASTIC, have almost been through everything, although have my favourites. Still very very affordable for in town.
Love the fact that they will swap or make or change anything for you, you just have to ask.

Good service, good standards, great value for money, good food.

Fast becoming a once weekly stop in.

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Comment from Rachel Y. of Takara Japanese Restaurant 27/03/2012   
Thank you very much for your review, Shar. TAKARA has a NEW DECOR so please come and enjoy the atmosphere, unforgettable service and delicious&valuable meal. TAKARA SERVES VALUE AND HAPPINESS =)
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