555 5th Ave, San Diego, CA | Directions 92101-691332.711180 -117.160007
Monday 09:00 AM - 10:00 PM Tuesday 09:00 AM - 10:00 PM Wednesday 09:00 AM - 10:00 PM Thursday 09:00 AM - 10:00 PM Friday 09:00 AM - 10:00 PM Saturday 09:00 AM - 10:00 PM Sunday 09:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Neighborhoods: Central San Diego, Central, Gaslamp
Fusion style Sushi – I like the place alot, its not a traditional style sushi spot like Ota but there's alot of good fusion dishes.
Best Sushi in San Diego! – I have been eating here for over 10 years. This place truly is the best sushi in San Diego. I know a lot of you will say that Sushi Ito is your favorite, but honestly, this is by far the best sushi I have had (outside of Japan).
The prices here are not cheap, so be prepared to spend some money.
The only negative I have for this place is that when you show up to the front without reservations, they look at you like you are out of your mind. Also, when you look at the sushi bar and it is completely empty, don't get too excited thinking you can just sit there, undoubtedly when you say you would like to sit there, the receptionist will tell you it's an hour wait. Seriously, even if the bar is empty, they seem to be full with reservations.
Sushi Chefs 5
Unbelievable sushi, classic presentation and super fresh. – Absolutely outstanding! I have dined in Japanese restaurants all across the US, Europe and Japan. Taka is one of the very best I have ever experienced in the United States and equal to the best in Japan. If amazing fresh sushi is what you are looking for, Taka is the place. If you want to skip the bad music, attitudes and mega rolls go to Taka.
Second to none sushi – While this is my first review, I am no stranger to sushi. I am Japanese American foodie and I have eaten sashimi and sushi for over 55 years. I have worked in a Japanese owned fish market, Sakanaya. We sold sashimi tuna and seabass daily. I go fishing for tuna out of San Diego every year and have eaten sashimi yellowfin tuna that I caught 20 minutes before. I know fresh fish when I see it and taste it. I have eaten in dozens of sushi bars in the US, mostly in southern California including Sushi Nozawa in the San Fernando Valley and Sushi Ota in San Diego. I have eaten sushi in Boston, Washington, Seattle, Portland, and Tokyo Japan. I have even enjoyed the almostly legendary "Boston Tuna". (Bluefin tuna caught off the New England coast)
I am telling you this but because I am going to tell you that Taka is one of the best I have ever had. Taka is second to none. I took my wife and son. My wife thought that the uni was best she has had in years, sweet and creamy, not strong or old. We all loved the bluefin toro. It was rich and full of flavor. just like Boston tuna. I also enjoyed the amber jack. I have eaten cooked amber jack in Mexico but this amber jack was from Japan. It was mild and reminded me of hamachi. They had a wide selection of fish from Japan and I sampled almost all of it. even the aji, spanish mackerel. I am not fond of strong tasting fish bu it was mild. . All the sushi we had was as fresh as could be, the portions were good size and the presentation of the sushi showed the artistry of the sushi chef . The one drawback to Taka is, it is expensive. If you go to Taka, keep in mind that their selection of fish for that day could be different from what I wrote about.but I think you will enjoy whatever you order if you are a sushi foodie.
Expect classic sushi alongside American-inspired Japanese fare at this Gaslamp joint right on bustling Fifth Avenue – In Short
A sleek, simplistic dining space dramatizes the artful presentations of traditional Japanese and fusion dishes. Table space and 15-seat sushi bar fill fast with hungry lunch and dinner crowds share sushi and sashimi creations, including house special items like oyster dynamite. Aside from sushi, guests can choose from an array of American inspired entrees. Aside from seafood, chefs prepare the popular filet mignon with Asian seasonings.
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