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“New menu fail”

Takara Japanese Restaurant
Ranked #28 of 448 Restaurants in Tauranga
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$10 - US$33
Cuisines: Japanese
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Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Authentic Japanese Cuisine. Courteous and Cheerful Service. Takara Serves Happiness and Value!
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I’ve loved Takara for many years and have kept returning for the amazing Japanese food however today was my first try of their ‘new’ menu. What a disappointment. The potato and beetroot spring rolls doesn’t resemble anything I’ve seen in Japan. The sashimi salad was small and lacked a Japanese dressing with too much wasabi and the teriyaki beef was average. Unless something changes we won’t be back!

Thank jodil185
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

$22 for a sashimi salad that was so tiny it should’ve been worth $10. Also tried to order the sushi burrito and was told we couldn’t order that as they were out of chicken, the family that came in after us, got their food as we were leaving and they had 3 sushi burritos with chicken in them. Outraged. On top of terrible portion sizes. Will never be back and be sure to tell everyone I know not to go there.

Thank Road57903215249
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Reviewed 3 November 2018 via mobile

Takara is one of the places that me and my wife appreciate greatly. we live 150km away from this restaurant but we would visit this place without any hesitation. we were surprised that they changed their menu recently as compared to their old menu that we were fond and always loved the most. truth be told, their menu got above our expwctations greatly. everything has more love in it and we can taste the effort the that they put in on each dish. qhwn you are in Tauranga looking for an awesome professional, and high class experience, drop by their place and you will not be disappointed. love the new vibe and menu! keep it up guys!

Thank Kelsey Miles Ge... S
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Reviewed 24 October 2018 via mobile

We was driving pass through the sea side and wanted to take a walk and look around. After 30mins’ walking, we found it, Takara Japanese Restaurant, opposite to the harbour and with Happy Hour at NZ$5/each for beer and wine. The restaurant was with spacious, many tables inside and some outside at open air. We took a table outside facing the sea.
We ordered 2 drinks and they came with peanuts(happy hour low price still with snack). It is amazing. I had house white wine, I couldn’t say it was excellent, but it is good enough, cool drink at a sunny day, what’s a nice. My husband ordered beer, there were variety of brands, he had Asahi. The environment made you quite relax.....enjoyable

Thank Tiffng
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Reviewed 3 October 2018

We visited Takara on our lunch break and happened to (accidentally) choose a table beside two diners to quickly lit up a cigarette each. We had already ordered our meals so we decided to try and wait it out until the diners had finished smoking. Sadly they both proceed to light up another cigarette each. The manager happened to notice our discomfort and our desire to move tables - without us having to draw his attention to the issue - and he graciously helped us make the move to another part of the restaurant. The same manager/server brought us our food later on and presented it to us with a smile and a small bit of light conversation which really added value to our dining experience. This restaurant is a delight and we will be back to dine again soon during the warmer months.

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Thank TeamIan
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