Takara Japanese Restaurant
Tauranga 07-579 4177
- Mon – Sat 10am – Late
- Sun 10am – 3pm 5:30pm – Late
- 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!!!
49 Reviews for Takara Japanese Restaurant
One of Takara Japanese Restaurant's Favourite Reviews What's This?
Great staff and atmosphere.
Thanks to the team at Tekara.
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.
Visited February 2014
Visited September 2013
Visited December 2013
Great atmosphere and Decor.
Most importantly, all the above is consistent so you know that you will come away feeling satisfied every-time.
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!
“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.
Visited July 2013
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.
This restaurant has to be one of the best eating places in town.
Many other waiting staff could learn alot from Takara.
Visited April 2013
Visited February 2013
Visited October 2012
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.
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
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
Visited July 2012
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
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!!
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!!
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.
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!
Visited August 2012
Staff are flexible as to what is on offer and the meals are good value and not very expensive.
Will definitely go there again.
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.