Takara Sushi Japanese Restaurant

218 17th St, Pacific Grove
(831) 655-2730

Recent Reviews


This was my favorite restaurant to eat in while I was stationed at POM, and years later it is STILL the best sushi I have ever had in my life. It's just a little mom & pop diner, so it's quaint with very limited seating but the food is phenomenal & the woman running it is super sweet. I secretly compare every new sushi spot I try to this one, and they've all paled in comparison.

Chase Nunneley

The rolls are small and unsatisfying. Definitely nothing like most Tempura and I would not say they had good customer service. Would not recommend and will not be going back here.

Niv C.

Excellent food and service. Quant atmosphere. Their seaweed salad and rainbow row were great. Very hospitable

Nina Friedman

Great food...so glad they're doing takeout!

David Diehl

Great food, reasonably priced, super friendly and accommodating family owned restaurant. Currently doing take out during the shut down. Give them a call for take out!

Allen Keller

Excellent spot to have food when in a rush. The service is prompt, prices are fair, great character. Highly recommended

Tamás Danyluk

quite affordable and great food


We had dinner here last month. The restaurant is pleasant and inviting. The food is standard sushi - fresh and well prepared. We’ll be back.

Clare L.

I love Takara Sushi restaurant, feels so homey and cozy there. I had left the area for about a year so it was very pleasant to dine there again. My family arrived at 7 without a reservation, and they were very busy but we were seated within a reasonable time. The food is exquisite - always quality ingredients, prepared with precision and attractively presented. Grandkids enjoyed tempura, rainbow roll, California roll, tangy salad dressing, and warming miso soup. I had combo tempura and teriyaki salmon, a beautiful piece of fish in homemade teriyaki sauce, coupled with good rice - it was delectable. Husband had sashimi and beef teriyaki two item combination. He requested med-rare beef, and that is what he received, tender chunks of beef, pink on the inside. Adults had adult drinks, kids had Japanese sodas, and our total came to @$82, an excellent value as our party was served a lot and we ate it all! Thank you, Takara!

Matteo C.

Delicious sushi made from a Japanese husband and wife. Family-owned and a wonderful selection of Japanese delights and drinks from the other side of the globe. Highly recommend the Beef Sukiyaki or the sushi and sashimi special. A classic locals spot. Great ambience and decor, being in an old Victorian home off Lighthouse in downtown Pacific Grove.

Wilson Wang

A very cozy place


We had dinner at Takara Sushi on Tuesday night. Very nice waitress. We bento box style meals with teryaki salmon, tempura, and sashimi. Everything was well prepared and fresh. Recommended.

M H.

Our favorite Japanese restaurant on the Peninsula! Family owned, fresh and delicious. The salmon is always cooked perfect, and the tempura is light and delightful. Everything homemade.... salad dressing, teriyaki, even the tea. Prices very reasonable.

Justin N.

A local reliable and friendly sushi joint! You can't miss if you're looking for authentic Japanese food in PG.

Wikoli Coatl

I found this searching Google for kid friendly. They don’t have high chairs, so it’s not fully kid friendly. The menu is pretty basic/small. We decided not to eat here, so can’t comment on anything else.

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Takara Sushi Japanese Restaurant

218 17th St, Pacific Grove, CA 93950
(831) 655-2730