TAKA Mayfair

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Japanese
TAKA offers an intimate Japanese dining experience situated in the charming and increasingly thriving Shepherd Market in Mayfair. Expect to be enticed by an extensive selection of Japanese signature dishes from tataki, tempura and salads to sashimi platters, inside out rolls and yakitori alongside the stunning cocktail collection using sake, Japanese whiskies and liquors. Following on from the huge success of TAKA in Japan, brother and sister duo Andrey and Anastasia Datsenko are delighted to bring their high-end Japanese restaurant to London.
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AM
London
11 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Cute, date night experience!

RD
London
2 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and I absolutely love the ambience! I saw pictures and immediately wanted to book this restaurant as it looked really cosy. The service was so friendly but mainly, the veg selection for a Japanese restaurant was brilliant. Will definitely be back!

OT
London
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great

K
London
3 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Really tasteful little japanese - particularly if you're looking for somewhere low key / away from the showiness of Mayfair. I would go again. Also - the cocktails are really good.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great sushi, very welcoming friendly staff. We got great recommendation and sake pairing with our meal. Must try Matcha tiramisu. Definitely coming back again

r
London
51 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Small restaurant but nicely finished and clean looking. We had the taster menu which was a nice selection of good food and we were full at the end. Good value and friendly service.

SP
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super good food and great value as well. Love coming here, lots of choice, and great staff.

OT
Berlin
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing !!

OT
London
24 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent selection of cocktails. Amazing atmosphere. Lovely staff

OT
London
24 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing place. Great sushi.

K
London
2 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

サービスは特によいとはいえないが、コスパがよいので気にならない。天汁はおいしかったが、寿司につける醤油がしょっぱいことが残念だった。海老天は小さかったが手づくりのようでおいしかったし、枝豆もサラダも盛りがよかった。

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SR
London
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, great value. Will definitely go again.

OT
London
24 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food. Lovely atmosphere

NH
London
18 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing food! Will definitely come again... the overhead spot lights were a bit bright but we moved tables and then we enjoyed ourselves all night.

G
London
26 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience3

Having eaten many times at Taka, this was the most disappointing visit overall. The food was good as always however the pace and service left a lot to be desired. At one point all the food ordered emerged from the kitchen before previous dishes had been finished. This ended up with Sashimi and rolls and hot dishes all at the same time requiring the use of the adjacent table. Our server was attentive and responsive, however it was clear that there was no communication between the kitchen and front of house.

VI
London
2 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quality food. Exelent Cervice. Highly recommend...

TAKA Mayfair
Responded on September 30, 2019

Dear Vitalijk, Many thanks for taking the time and review your recent visit with us. We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed our food and restaurant and we are looking forward to welcoming you back soon. Yours sincerely, Taka Mayfair Management Team

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OT
London
24 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing lunch

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AS
London
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent quality and service. Very tasty and good value set menu.

JO
Los Angeles
30 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious. The staff was very helpful..

N
London
7 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience2

Tasteless food. Bland and boring.
Avoid. I will not be back.
Can’t compare to Roka.

SD
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautifully presented tasty food with fab service!

OT
14 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This has to be one of the best Japanese restaurants that I have tried in London. Everything that I was served was cooked or prepared to a very high standard. Service was really good and attentive. Highly impressed by this restaurant!

TAKA Mayfair
Responded on August 4, 2019

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for taking the time to review your recent visit with us. We are really happy to hear that you enjoyed our food and service and you had a good time with us. We look forward to welcoming you back soon! Yours sinerely, Taka Mayfair Management Team

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JH
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Nice atmosphere. Good value for location.

TAKA Mayfair
Responded on August 4, 2019

Dear Jeff, Thank you very much for taking the time to review your recent visit with us. We are really happy to hear that you enjoyed our food and service and you had a good time with us. We look forward to welcoming you back soon! Yours sincerely, Taka Mayfair Management Team

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c
London
11 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

came for the Bento Box during lunch, and it was a lovely combination of different food. Would be better if can offer the package with drinks or dessert. Chocolate Fondant was also nice.

TAKA Mayfair
Responded on August 4, 2019

Dear Cecilia, Thank you very much for taking the time to review your recent visit with us. We are really happy to hear that you enjoyed our food and service and you had a good time with us. Your feedback is really important to us and we take that into deep consideration and hopefully soon we can accommodate your request. We look forward to welcoming you back soon! Yours sinerely, Taka Mayfair Management Team

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C
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

We booked table but it wasn’t reserved. When we told number of us, staff made table together for us.. Some of dish was lovely but cost performance was not so good.
I guess Very expensive area to keep going Frish Sashimi and sushi, they have to price up.. staff was friendly enough ambulance was ok, I wish a bit more space between other tables..

AR
London
8 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good sushi

OT
London
3 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Booked this for a lunch celebration for my partner's birthday and was not disappointed! The food was lovely and well presented, very happy with the lunch bento options. By the time we ordered dessert the restaurant was empty, so it was a perfect moment when staff brought out the dessert with 'Happy Birthday' written on the plate. They had even changed the music to a birthday song! Will definately return! Thank you :)

OT
London
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall1food3service5ambience3

Good service but very small amount of food

I
London
5 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Very non-eventful... Average quality and overpriced. It’s a convenient location but there are better places around.

TAKA Mayfair
Responded on October 26, 2019

Dear Inusha, We are sorry to hear your experience at Taka was average. Thank you for taking the time to communicate to us why our service did not meet your expectations. We have every desire to address your needs and provide the best product and service possible. We highly appreciate your feedback and kindly asking if you could provide more details, as it will assist us in improving and becoming better at what we do. Taka Management Team

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DH
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our second visit to Taka and it just as delicious as I remembered. The portions are quite big for 2 and so either don’t order too much or go with friends so you can share more plates

OT
London
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my dad and friends to celebrate my graduation, and am absolutelly amazed by how good this place was. Everything fresh and delicious- i am a very picky person when it comes to raw fish, but had no doubts that Taka was gonna be amazing. (Nobu is overrated)
Amazing service as well- great time, absolutelly recommended!

CF
Baltimore
42 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We selected the five course set menu and were not disappointed. The miso soup was flavorful and the marinated salmon was exceptional. You are given a choice of grilled salmon or beef steak and we both selected the salmon. The fish was perfectly grilled and the sauce provided a pleasant complement.

FK
London
3 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Generally a really nice place. Definitely coming back. The food was excellent and the portions in the 5 course set menu was perfect for a dinner. The staff were super attentive.

TAKA Mayfair
Responded on June 3, 2019

Dear Francois, Thank you for taking the time and review your last visit with us. We are looking forward to welcoming you back soon. Yours sincerely, Taka Mayfair Management Team

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B
London
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It’s a tiny restaurant so you do feel a little squeezed in but the food was really delicious. We ordered lots of the small plates and everything was really fresh and tasty. The only complaint was that they brought everything out at once and the plates barely fit on the tiny table and then some things got cold as we couldn’t eat them quickly enough. Next time we will just ask them to stagger bringing things out.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Wonderful responsive service, great freshwater eel and moos-chi dessert. Nice setting. Definitely recommend.

SZ
London
3 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Best gyozas in town! Fair prices for an outstanding dining experience.

G
London
26 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It may not have the hype and reputation of Nobu and Zuma, the food and service is equally good. Great service tonight. Keep up the good work.

I
London
20 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my client for her birthday lunch and we had a great experience. The sashimi was delicious and the black cod outstanding! I will definitely come back very soon.

OT
London
24 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing place. Best sushi we have tried in London.

A
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Really modern vibe with yummy/trendy sushi. Great place to catch up with someone or go on a date!