Permanently Closed - Takara Japanese Steakhouse

4.4
39 Reviews
$30 and under
Japanese

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This restaurant is permanently closed. Located in North Richland Hills, TX. Takara Japanese Steakhouse offers authentic Japanese sushi and Hibachi, along with an absolute elegant and warming atmosphere. With the old traditional style renovation, customers will feel like they are dinning at a restaurant in Japan. Takara, which means "treasure" in Japanese, wants every customer to leave our establishment feeling like they found a treasure in North Richland Hills.
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Wendy
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved this restaurant! The service was outstanding. Our waiter never let our glasses get below half before filling them up. He went out of his way to make sure my husband had a wonderful birthday dinner!

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Katy
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I absolutely LOVED it, they are such kind and courteous staff. Our food was excellent!!!! And our chef???? Even better! He was super funny and just very easy to talk to. Our waitress was also very kind and easy to talk to. We even made friends with some people at our table!!! Which is definitely a first for us but we will definitely be back soon!

P.s. it was also not husbands first time at a Hibachi place!!

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StefM
Dallas
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience5

The food and drinks were excellent. Our Hibachi chef was great too. We did have to wait 45 minutes for the chef to finish with his other tables although we had a reservation. We will still go back because the food was so good.

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Consultant
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience4

We were a party of five and then another group of five we knew came in at the same time we did, so we all joined and became a party of 10 at a Hibachi table for 10. That worked out nicely.

However, the Lobster and Shrimp were way overdone. The Hibachi chef was nice and skilled with the show but did not pay close enough attention to the cook times for the lobster and shrimp. I suspect he was a bit too busy for a table of 10.

The people were nice and the service was good. The meal was spoiled by the overdone food for 40% of the party.

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BryanI
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

I liked it, and I will go back. Our server was slow for some reason, and the hibachi chef wasn't into it. In no way was the experience exceptional, but it was good. The food tasted good, and it was good enough to give them another shot at another time.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience4

Made a reservation to weeks in advance for 7:45 PM on Valentine’s Day Friday night

We got there about 15 minutes early which is approximately 10 minutes for somebody even speak to us no host at the front.

The first words out of the ladies mouth after she confirmed a reservation was I just want to let you know the food will take very very long because we got unexpectedly busy.

“Unexpectedly busy on Valentine’s Day Friday night”
lol

So we took a seat there was already people at the hibachi table they have clearly been there for at least 1015 minutes.

Without seeing anyone for about 10 more minutes we ordered some water and some cocktails tried to order an appetizer but the guy wouldn’t listen and walked off.

Took 30 minutes to get drinks and another 10 minutes after that to get waters so yes 40 to 45 minutes to get a glass of water!

Ordered appetizers which later when we would be told that he didn’t even put them in because he didn’t think they get them done in time so there’s a no go.

Finally got a Cook he was very upbeat and funny and that experience was the only great one in this restaurant he was apologetic he even filled our waters because he felt bad about the service.

The food was good and the drinks were good it’s just a shame that they would make you sit at a table for 40 minutes without a glass of water and barely anybody talked to you. There was a pregnant woman at our table who also had to wait 40 minutes for a glass of water and they were very frustrated.

It’s a shame that you would let a glass of water ruin an entire experience. But you should never said around the restaurant for that long without being acknowledged it’s just bad management we won’t be back

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience4

If it weren’t for our great hibachi cook, this would have a TERRIBLE review. We had a reservation for Valentine’s Day & got there right on time. There was a line in front of the hostess stand, and the reservation meant NOTHING. She just sat people on a first come, first serve basis. So, not sure why they take “reservations”... The eight people (multiple parties) ahead of us didn’t have reservations, got sat at the almost full hibachi table before us... Then the hostess disappeared for 15 minutes before coming back. We got sat at an empty hibachi table, no one greeted us or took drink orders for 25 minutes until they sat more people. By the time our drink order was taken we’d been there 35 minutes. The servers were terrible, and at one point our hibachi chef noticed we’d been out of water for a long time & left the table and cooking food to get us some himself. Awful service.

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JoanieB
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience2

We did go on Friday and it was Valentines day. With that being said we waited an hour for our hibachi cook and we got 1 refill during our dinner. For the price of the hibachi and the wait, we should at least had drinks. We decided to try this one because it is extremely close to our home but we will not be returning. We will drive to the numerous other hibachi restaurants that have always provided great service no matter the day.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Food tasted fantastic! Busy evening with it being Valentine’s Day. We had a nice evening.

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RoniW
Dallas
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great place to eat. Food was really good and juicy.

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WomanRN
Caribbean
7 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience1

Service was horrible. Drinks never refilled. Didn't receive appetizer until after cooking finished and I was finally able to flag down the waitress to ask about it. They didn't charge me for it which was nice. Prices essentially the same as another well known Japanese Steakhouse but food no where near the quality.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Everything was great but the waiter didn’t come back for very long periods of time and didn’t refill our drinks

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ScottieD
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wife’s promotion

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sbates
Dallas
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Fantastic. Need more teapots.

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Kathy
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience2

This was my 2nd time to visit Takara Japanese Steakhouse and my 2nd time to be extremely disappointed with their service. We had 6:15 reservation and at 6:30, we still weren't seated. At 6:45 when they were ready to seat us, we were told it would be "quite a while" before we would have a cook at our table. When I asked what "quite a while" meant, the manager said at least 1 hour. We were told we could sit at regular table and order from the hibachi menu, but not have the cooking show. We chose that option. It was over an hour before the cook got to the table we were supposed to be at. The food is good, but not good enough to make up for the horrible service.

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ElaineR
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

It was fun! Our cook was entertaining and the service was exceptional. We celebrated a birthday and he sure did feel special. Only downfall was the ladies bathroom (sorry).

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Ask for Terry, he was outstanding and so personable .

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vipTjag
Dallas
34 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very entertaining chef with an excellent waitress. Entire meal was enjoyable. Very good food high lighted by the service

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StephanieB
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to celebrate our sons 15th birthday. We had an amazing time. The staff was wonderful and the food was too. Our son had a very memorable birthday. Takaras is his favorite place to go eat.

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Keylyme
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience5

I would recommend Takara for the atmosphere. They have many hibachi tables and a lovely bar area. The dining is mostly booths which to me are nicer than tables, as they feel a little more private. I recommend the 4 course meal because the onion soup and the dinner salad are lovely. On our second visit, I ordered a vegetable tempura which was heavier and greasier than I've had at other Japanese restaurants. When presented well, the tempura batter should be light and crispy, but this was not. I ordered brown rice but received white steamed rice, and in all fairness, I did not bring it to the waitress's attention. She was very sweet and very busy that evening. We also ordered some Udon noodles with steak which were very tasty, but extremely salty. My first experience was better when we ordered the 4-course meal. I will give another try because I liked the staff and the restaurant itself has a wonderful atmosphere.

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ShellyF
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to dinner on Christmas with our two teen children. It was a great experience. The sushi and hibachi were very good.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My son and I enjoyed our entire experience at Takara on Christmas! Great service and outstanding food!!!

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CameronH
Dallas
16 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was good. Service was excellent! We will definitely go back.

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Bart
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We drive by two Japanese Steakhouse's to visit Takara and it is worth the trip! Awesome service and great hibachi. Sushi is incredible. If we lived closer, would definitely take advantage of the Happy Hour Sushi special! This is a gem that the community needs to support.

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vipWilliamT
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff is unbelievably kind. One of the best experiences I have had out to dinner in DFW. Fantastic place and the staff takes care of everyone. Highly recommend.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
15 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great place. Great food, service and did I mention great food!! And the staff are always so helpful and go the extra mile to make sure we have a wonderful experience.

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LuciaA
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

My children enjoyed the outing for Fast Food Friday. The food was so-so. The chef was entertaining and the waitress was pleasant and helpful.

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AliceD
Austin
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Family gathering. Great service and generous servings. Food came quickly. We enjoyed all the dishes we ordered.

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ChrisC
Dallas
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an awesome date night with the misses. Would highly recommend this place to anyone that likes sushi and steak.

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JudyA
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place! Excellent food! Perfect service! Very nice restaurant, beautifully done& exceptionally clean. Highly recommend! Great to have such a fine, quality restaurant close to home!!

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JosephA
Dallas
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and a large menu. Dinner and a show all in one. Our chef was great! Fun dinner, and good food.

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RickJ
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time visit, great ambiance, hibachi table and chef were awesome.

Definitely a place to return to regularly........but make reservations, they can get busy!

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SeekingStephanieTravels
Houston
25 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My family had so much fun at Takara! We sat at the hibachi table and it was awesome. We each ordered a hibachi meal + apps + drinks. The hibachi chef was so entertaining and the food was awesome. I also felt it was a great value for what you got. Highly recommend!

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JessicaC
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous new place in NRH. So glad we gave it a try. We will definitely be back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
16 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My daughter’s first day at a new school celebration. Of course she chose this place which has become one of her favorites. We usually get Carlos as our waiter which he is phenomenal! But this time we got Letty, and she didn’t miss a beat! Another awesome waitress. Such a great place overall. Especially the Hibachi chefs, make it all worthwhile. Great job!

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Lildeer
Dallas
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to eat! Better than Benihana!
Nice atmosphere... they even take your picture and give it to you for free for special occasions.
We celebrated our 11th Anniversary there.
Food was delicious and portions were large.
I highly recommended it!

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molarmom
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

We ate at the Habachi tables, quaint and not as loud as main dining. We would go back to eat there again. Habachi chef was very skilled and made it fun! Food was good, the shrimp was slightly undercooked, but had a very good flavor.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
16 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a great place! The food was wonderful, our waiter Carlos took excellent care of us. Our new favorite place!!

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JesseC
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been to other “hibachi” type of Japanese restaurants. Got there at Happy Hour. Prices for sushi very reasonable. Also, had a coupon for hibachi. Made this dining experience very reasonable. Food and chef entertainment were excellent. Sushi menu great variety. Raw tuna sushi tasted and smelled fresh.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
16 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my son’s birthday. Had a blast in the hibachi. Such a great little place. A breath of fresh air compared to the big chains. Great fresh food, our waiter Carlos was outstanding!! They even dressed up like dragons and brought him an ice cream with a candle in it. Great place!!

FAQs

Permanently Closed - Takara Japanese Steakhouse offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (817) 595-8820.

Permanently Closed - Takara Japanese Steakhouse is rated 4.4 stars by 39 OpenTable diners.