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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AS
London
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

JO
Los Angeles
30 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

N
London
5 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 2

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautifully presented tasty food with fab service!

OT
14 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
9 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

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..

OT
London
6 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Good sushi

OT
London
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 1food 3service 5ambience 3

Good service but very small amount of food

DH
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
39 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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

SZ
London
2 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

G
London
23 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

A
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

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

KB
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

Food could be better!! Not what I expected. Maybe I have been to Zuma too often !

MS
London
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal. Quality to rival the big names such a Nobu or Roka but far more reasonably priced.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant. Amazing staff and such a lovely atmosphere.

l
London
2 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and amazing service! Well worth a visit

JR
Minneapolis
9 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

While the portions were small, everything was fresh and well prepared. Service was attentive and friendly and we loved the intimate but not too quiet atmosphere.

OT
Hampshire
2 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Lovely venue if a little small. Food is high quality with an excellent range of dishes.

l
London
22 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, tucked away in Shepherds Market. We had the soft shell crab for the first time and it was divine. Another highlight was the california rolls and the miso cod. Can't wait to go back again.

VE
London
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing place should visit great food

m
London
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

They have pure Japanese foods which taste pretty great!

AD
London
96 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

We went as a couple. The place is small and intimate. On the whole, the food had a mixture of good and bad points. We ordered a lot of sashimi and sushi, black cod, beef sirloin and fried aubergine. The squid sashimi was very chewy and the octopus quite chewy but the rest (hamachi, Amaebi) was nice. The ikura gunkan, California roll and negi toro were tasty. The black cod was good and didn't need the very sweet miso sauce that came in a side bowl. We asked for the beef to be medium rare and it was perfectly cooked. That was my favourite dish but again came with a very overpoweringly sweet sauce in a bowl which was not needed. The fried aubergine was the biggest disappointment. It came smothered with the super sweet miso sauce and was inedible. The sauce should be less sweet and put in a bowl on the side. For dessert, we had the yuzu creme brulee with lychee sorbet which was very nice. We finished with a pot of ginger and lemon tea. There was not enough ginger in the pot and the tea was hence too weak a taste. We had one small hot sake between us. The bill was £78 per person which was expensive for what it was but it is inline with Mayfair prices. Service was friendly and efficient.

s
London
11 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

excellent on all counts 👍🏼❤️💐

CC
London
2 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very good quality of food, and the set menu is great value for money.

OT
London
19 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing place. Lovey atmosphere. Super sushi

SD
London
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Delicious sushi, super fresh and some of the best food I have had in a while!

OT
London
19 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sushi were perfect. Lovely staff offered their special tuna tartar. It was just amazing. Highly recommend this place. Will be back soon.

S
London
3 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant, great food, great atmosphere, just great!

OT
London
19 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice place for business meeting

OT
London
19 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Great Great. We came a bit early for our dinner. We had great drinks at the bar. After we were welcomed to our table. Nice recommendations for food and drinks. We really enjoyed our meal. Try their hamachi carpaccio.

JY
London
3 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Waiter/Waitress were attentive the service charge was well worth the cost and justified, personally I prefer the sushi rolls over the nigiri the fish slice on the nigiri were on the small side

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