8866 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA | Directions 9006934.090502 -118.385087
best fresh sushi, very fresh fish, nice small place, very nice chef, excellent quality, authentic very, just fantastic intimate atmosphere
Great place for Lunch. Great lunch specials! There salmon terryaki and various lunch special combintations are a great deal. If you work around the area, you should definitly check it out. This establishment wreaks of "mom and pops" type of a place!
Sunset Strip sushi joint offers fresh fish and friendly service to local lunchers and nighttime revelers.. Walk past the hanging bamboo beads at the entrance of this little dive and you might feel as though you've just stepped into a local sushi haunt in the middle of Tokyo. Hanging box lights, a bamboo-slat ceiling, obligatory hanging blowfish ornaments, a samurai sword and assorted Japanese artifacts--not to mention the husband-and-wife owners straight from Japan--create the authentic vibe. But lest you forget you're in the middle of Hollywood, the young music types and tattooed roadies at the sushi bar (from next-door Viper Room), as well as the oddly cool music wafting in from the speakers (it can be the entire Smiths catalogue one day and Neil Diamond's best-of the next night) befits the quirky environs. Service is slow--especially during the weekday lunch rush--but always friendly, and menu options cover all the basics as well as a few house specialties like the fried shrimp with cornflakes. And there's about 20 different sakes to wash it all down.
Combos provide plenty of food at reasonable prices. Visitors on the Sunset Strip snack on sushi, tempura, teriyaki and other traditional Japanese cuisine at the bar inside this tiny, wood-paneled dining room. In addition to the regular menu, a handful of combo specials are also offered on average for under $10, featuring various combinations of sushi, tempura, salads and noodles. Most combos also come with miso soup. The staff was very helpful with letting the vegetarian members of our party create a combo that fit with their dietary needs. For me, the spicy tuna rolls were the highlight of my meal. The fish didn?t taste overly mushy and had an interesting tangy, pickle-like flavor. The restaurant has a room in the back as well as upstairs for larger parties. However, as this place is rather short on space, I?d say meals here are really meant for a party of two if you want to eat comfortably and get your food in a timely manner.
Very good sushi, salads and soups. The menu offers reasonable priced sushi combo plates, nicely decorated and freshly prepared. Choose a combo and get a wide variety of Asian specialties served on a tray. The combos include diverse spicy soups, eclectic fish salads, traditional sushi rolls (tuna, salmon, shrimp, crab meat) shrimps, crab meat, veggie and shrimp tempura and rice alongside. This healthy food makes you happy, healthy and you keep your shape.
Wish I have known that..
I have been to this small place couple of times.
I had one bad experience :(
Usually this place serve "Excellent Fish" (Yes, cap "E"),
but that day I sat down at end of the bar and had terrible Sashimi :(
I don't know how to describe it but looks and taste were nasty.
I have been eating sushi for years but I have never had sushi or sashimi like this before.
A few days later, I went back with my co-workers, (well, I had no choice because
it was a lunch / business meeting) at this time I got different Sushi Chef, co-workers
start placing order in but I wasn't going to order anything because of the
experience... when one of my co-worker got Sashimi Plate and looks really good, so I stole her
"That was really good"
So I asked the chef about why his fish was better than the other chef.
He simply answered me that
"It is all about how to handle (treat) the fish and cut right portion, thickness and presentations"
After all, his fish wasn't bad at all, just the other chef doesn't know how to handle or cut it (Sorry, man).
So people if you are going to decided eating out here, try to get the seats close to the front entrance.
I believe that he is the owner of that place who served and give me a good explanation regarding
Convenient and quiet for lunch. Ta-ke Sushi is convenient for the neighborhood residents, and located right in the middle of the Sunset Strip for the visitors. The menu is standard, with some good combinations to make it easy. I'd suggest they get a soda fountain, as canned soda makes refills difficult and inconvenient (who wants to pay for refills?).
Perfect 'Go-to' Sushi Restaurant.
This restaurant is a favourite. We must go a handful of times per month, always made to feel at home and always receive great service. Closing time is at 11, where as some places wouldn't let you in 30 minutes before closing, the owners are always accomodating to late arrivals.
Service is usually fast considering the small staff, but the sushi is great for the price. Highly recommended!
Great sushi with amiable staff and patrons. I live around the corner and I finally decided to check it out. It's a shoe-box shaped space with a handful of 2-top tables, but the sushi bar supports at least a dozen. Two chefs worked the bar including Kino, who I assume is the owner/head chef. His wife was the only waitress and she was really nice. I had a few different rolls such as the Triple Roll and Spider roll. The triple was packed with great fish and the soft shell crab was cooked perfectly. Definitely try the Echigo beer, it's much better than Sopporo or Asahi. Lastly, everyone in there that night was fun, friendly, and not looking to impress anyone with their presence.
Good Sushi. Ta-ke Sushi is a funky little place that serves up good, averaged priced sushi. The service is pretty slow since they only have one waitress. Ta-ke is a great alternative to the overpriced scenester spots...
Fantastic fish!. In the world of sushi-- it all boils down to the freshness and quality of the fish and Take is simply fantastic. It seems that recently sushi places have become mroe about who's who and image and less about good sushi. Take is a rare gem. The quality vs the food value is excellent as I have spent much more for much less at other resturants. The peoiple who work their are all friendly and you can tell really want you to have a good experience. The staples were all excellent -- spicy tuna, hamachi, albacore and fresh water eel, and some of the best uni I have ever had. From the kitchen try the buta stir fried with kim chi and the stuffed mushrooms. Take is a old fashion sushi bar with none of the bling of Koi but thats not why you come to a place like Take-- you come here becasue you love great sushi.
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