An Asbury Park, NJ Restaurant Review

Taka Japanese Restaurant


Taka Japanese Restaurant
 660 Cookman Avenue
Asbury Park, NJ 




Restaurant Highlights

Fare: Japanese-Asian Fusion

Price: Moderate - Expensive

Food Quality:



Overall Rating:

Note: Four star Rating System from no stars = poor to Four stars = Best in Class

Eclectic Japanese fusion menu is exceptional. The best on the north Jersey Shore.

Ambiance is romantic, upscale and trendy,with a SOHO New York feel to it.

Not much to improve upon

Value: Excellent

Noise Level: Moderate - High

Dress: Upscale Casual

Recommended For: Diners who enjoy excellent sushi and Japanese fusion food with upscale, romantic ambiance.

Not Recommended For: Diners who prefer traditional Japanese food, and lower prices in a traditional Japanese setting without the frills.

Recommended dishes: When available, Sesame Coated Tuna with Bean Sauce; Barbecued Salmon; and the Sushi specials.

Liquor: Full bar service


Restaurant Review

Taka, an upscale, trendy Japanese - Asian fusion restaurant, is one of the best on the Jersey Shore.


The decor and ambiance are attractive with a SOHO New York feel to it. T\the interior is adorned with a large cartoon like mural with geisha's facing samurai warrior, white Japanese lanterns hung over the dining room, and tables imported from Japan.


The setting is romantic and a great place to take a date.


Part owner and chef Takahiro Hirai opened this gem in 2005 and has achieved well earned success. He honed his cooking skills early on in Miami Beach and Nantucket at some of the top sushi restaurants and prior to opening Taka, worked at Kessler's Catering in Elberon, NJ.


Taka is not your typical sushi place. They feature a high end, eclectic menu, creatively prepared with fresh ingredients. They serve a good selection of Sushi, appetizers, entrees, and home made desserts.


While prices can be expensive for certain specials, the menu has a number of less pricey items for diners with a limited budget.


Save room for dessert, they are prepared on site and are worth the extra calories. Try the Bittersweet Chocolate Cake or the Green Tea Cheesecake.


Taka is open seven days/week:
Monday through Thursday 12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Sunday 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Street metered parking is available



(updated: March, 2015)


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