Ramen Takara - Browns Bay

4 Anzac Road, Browns Bay, Auckland 0630
$$ Japanese New

Ramen Takara takes great care in crafting tasty, authentic Japanese dishes using locally sourced fresh, raw ingredients. We aim to provide an unique experience that all New Zealanders can enjoy.

Reservations

Booking Notes:

Can't find a table? Don't worry, we leave half of the tables for walk-in's!

Business Info

  • Address: 4 Anzac Road, Browns Bay, Auckland 0630
  • Cross Street: -
  • Cuisine: Asian | Japanese |
  • Cost: | Inexpensive
  • Category: Casual Dining
  • Star Rating:
  • Reservations: Recommended
  • Dress Code: Casual
  • Meals Served: Lunch | Dinner |
  • Parking: Street |
  • Payment Options: VISA | MasterCard | Cash | Apple Pay | Google Pay | Debit |
  • Corkage Fee: N/A
  • Phone: 094766041
  • Features: Full Bar, Ocean View, Takeout Available, Wheelchair Access, Healthy Options,
  • Occasion: Child Friendly, Dining Alone, Vegetarian, Dog Friendly, Quick Bite, Trendy / Hip, Date Night,

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Business Hours

Reservations Available
Monday
Closed
Tuesday
All Day - Restaurant noon - 9:30 p.m.
Wednesday
All Day - Restaurant noon - 9:30 p.m.
Thursday
All Day - Restaurant noon - 9:30 p.m.
Friday
All Day - Restaurant noon - 9:30 p.m.
Saturday
All Day - Restaurant noon - 9:30 p.m.
Sunday
All Day - Restaurant noon - 9 p.m.
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Customer Reviews & Ratings

4.78 out of 5 stars based on 1490 votes

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May 06, 2024
Nick L.
Simply the best! Congratulations!!!

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Apr 26, 2024
Justina E.
I rate ramen Takara 10/10. Down to the food, customer service and cleanliness there are no faults. I’ve been going there for quite some time and it always hits. The food is super delicious and comes out so fast even when they are busy. You can also tell the team genuinely care for their customers. I have never experienced this kind of service anywhere before, which is why I always come back. Thank you soo much for celebrating my birthday with me :)

Overall: 10/10
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Apr 12, 2024
Isla L.
Fab food and lovely service great value

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Apr 07, 2024
Sarah L.
Wonderful service and delicious food that everyone enjoyed(kids, us and grandparents), all at a very reasonable price.

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Apr 01, 2024
Jane J.
Our favorite ramen , staff and food are amazing

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Feb 27, 2024
Chelsea F.
Excellent service, excellent food :) we will miss you over the next month and wish you luck for your restaurant in Japan!

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Feb 24, 2024
Deborah H.
Delicious food and attentive lovely staff. Absolutely wonderful experience. I have recommended to friends.

Overall: 10/10
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Feb 17, 2024
Bridget C.
Brilliant as always! Thank you!

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Feb 13, 2024
凛太 小.
とても接客がよかったので留学終了間際にもう一度行きたいと思います。

Overall: 10/10
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Feb 02, 2024
Jason P.
The best food experience in Browns Bay and possibly the Bay Area. Feels like your at home with great friends. Thank you for a beautiful occasion.

Overall: 10/10
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Jan 26, 2024
Hannah L.
Friendly staff, yummy food, good outside seating so I can bring my dog, and thank you for making a GF menu!

Overall: 10/10
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Jan 13, 2024
Paula A.
Always a fabulous meal & buzzy atmosphere at Tamara. The staff are lovely & so is their service.

Overall: 10/10
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Dec 02, 2023
Angela C.
Absolutely loved our visit here, the food was amazing & the service was fabulous. Our favourite Japanese restaurant in Browns Bay.

Overall: 10/10
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Nov 25, 2023
Lauren M.
Always a great place for excellent food and friendly service in BrownS Bay

Overall: 10/10
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Oct 17, 2023
Keely S.
The team at Ramen Takara are very friendly and the food is amazing! I visit regularly and always get the same great service.

Overall: 10/10
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Oct 11, 2023
Yvette P.
We love it as it is thanks

Overall: 10/10
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Sep 20, 2023
Jesse K.
Server was the singer guy, very nice

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Aug 24, 2023
Rhianne B.
Always amazing everytime!

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Jul 30, 2023
Chris B.
Always fantastic at Ramen Takura. Our favourite place to eat!

Overall: 10/10
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Jul 27, 2023
Adam E.
Excellent as always.

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Jul 26, 2023
Jason W.
Always amazing

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Jul 21, 2023
Lee-Anne B.
Food was exceptional- it always is. We had a birthday celebration and they decorated and bought out the cake with everyone singing Happy Birthday. Staff amazing. Always full so make sure you book. A++

Overall: 10/10
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Jul 11, 2023
Michaela T.
The wooden benches were a bit sore to sit on but everything else was amazing!

Overall: 10/10
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Jul 04, 2023
Joanne R.
Highly recommend! Oishikata ne! Thank you

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Jul 02, 2023
Jimi W.
Always a real treat to go here, Once a month usually as it’s always delicious and staff are wonderful

Overall: 10/10
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Jun 22, 2023
Robert R.
Perfect as always , friendly hard working staff . Attentive . Food is always good and consistent . It’s our go to place . Very happy

Overall: 10/10
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Jun 01, 2023
Bernadette R.
Never a dull moment at Ramen Takara Browns Bay! The staff are A= with their service and the food is *chefs kiss*. It's what keeps us coming back after all these years. Glad we've moved somewhere closer too!

Overall: 10/10
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May 22, 2023
Billy G.
Just the option to book one of the booths on the side. Quieter and preferred for me

Overall: 10/10
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May 18, 2023
Barbara W.
From the warm greeting, fast service, great food and lively atmosphere, we thoroughly enjoyed our experience at this restaurant. Highly recommended !

Overall: 10/10
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Apr 26, 2023
Claire e.
Food was so good. Going back for more this weekend too

Overall: 10/10
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Apr 24, 2023
Susan M.
We had a wonderful night for my Mum's birthday, thank you so much we look forward to coming back again soon. Sue

Overall: 10/10
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Apr 19, 2023
Dee R.
Best service I've had in any restaurant. Amazing food. And great value for money.

Overall: 10/10
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Apr 19, 2023
Sandi P.
we come here regularly and great food, vibe and staff...best local ever

Overall: 10/10
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Apr 17, 2023
Christabel H.
Staff are all lovely. The food is amazing, so consistent and it comes out really fast

Overall: 10/10
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Apr 17, 2023
Andrew K.
Awesome food and service highly recommended

Overall: 10/10
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Mar 27, 2023
Alexander E.
Our server Chi was absolutely amazing! She always checked in, topped up our water and was a lovely person.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 7/10
Service: 10/10
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Feb 26, 2023
Lesley K.
Karate chicken was a little dried out - not enough salad.

Overall: 10/10
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Feb 17, 2023
Nicolette S.
Always so good. Thank you

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Feb 11, 2023
Bonnie F.
Amazing feel good food :) great atmosphere

Overall: 10/10
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Jan 25, 2023
Katy G.
We love Ramen Takara! This visit did not disappoint. It was our son’s 15th birthday and Yuki and her team went out of their way to surprise him with a Happy Birthday song and cake. So lovely of them. The food and service were outstanding as always. We will definitely be back soon!!

Overall: 10/10
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Jan 19, 2023
Angela L.
Delicious food, excellent service and value for money.

Overall: 10/10
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Jan 18, 2023
Nicky B.
Fantastic as always ❤️

Overall: 10/10
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Jan 12, 2023
Tula B.
great food, lovely atmosphere and fab staff.

Overall: 10/10
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Jan 12, 2023
Kate B.
Amazing food, amazing service. Our favourite restaurant in auckland! Also has a great music playlist

Overall: 10/10
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Dec 09, 2022
Daisy L.
Really quick service and yummy food. Definitely will go back again!

Overall: 10/10
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Nov 20, 2022
Brenda M.
Nothing but good things to say good and staff are great !!

Overall: 10/10
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Nov 06, 2022
Ally B.
Fantastic service and food to make a special event awesome

Overall: 10/10
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Oct 22, 2022
Scott B.
Delicious food with great atmosphere, thank you to everyone at the establishment for great hospitality

Overall: 10/10
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Oct 21, 2022
Katie P.
Awesome food

Overall: 10/10
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Oct 17, 2022
Yuki I.
Genuine Japanese food by Japanese chef. My best Ramen in Auckland.

Overall: 10/10
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Oct 16, 2022
Kelly G.
This is our favorite go to for a good quality, value for money meal. Whether a delicious Ramen or some mouth watering sharing plates we are never disappointed.

Overall: 10/10
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Sep 21, 2022
Verity L.
The food is really good. Service was quick and friendly- will definitely go back.

Overall: 10/10
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Sep 19, 2022
Blanche F.
Always an excellent experience and the food

Overall: 10/10
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Aug 29, 2022
Kirsten B.
Delicious!

Overall: 10/10
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Aug 28, 2022
VINCENT T.
Everything was outstanding! Most especially the excellent service. We really appreciated the attention to detail. We were a party of 12 for my daughter's birthday and everyone had a great time. Thank you so much to all the staff of Ramen Takara. We will definitely keep on coming back.

Overall: 10/10
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Aug 23, 2022
Michaela T.
I always love coming here. The food is always amazing, the staff are always kind! Thank you so much for having us :)

Overall: 10/10
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Aug 18, 2022
Nicky B.
Fab fab fab as always ♥️

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Jul 18, 2022
Adrian B.
Always good

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Jun 26, 2022
Patricia A.
Awesome delicious food and lovely service.

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Jun 08, 2022
Winnie N.
First time I was introduced by friends. Second time we couldn’t get a table (forgot to book ahead). This time, I booked and brought with me, my family. The service was great and very friendly staff!! Worth what we paid!! Thank you!!

Overall: 10/10
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Jun 06, 2022
sarah m.
it was awesome. thank you

Overall: 10/10
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Jun 03, 2022
Elizaveta S.
Flawless as always. Amazing food and service. Well done, guys!

Overall: 10/10
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Service: 6/10
Ambience: 5/10
Value: 4/10
May 25, 2022
Chiew Choong W.
taste wise is good but lack of ingenuity . two things need improvement, noodle and also the quantity of it,

Overall: 10/10
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May 16, 2022
Kayana B.
Love Ramen Takara!

Overall: 10/10
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May 09, 2022
Cameron B.
Great everything, staff, menu, atmos, the lot! Never fails

Overall: 10/10
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Service: 10/10
Ambience: 7/10
Value: 8/10
Apr 28, 2022
Irene H.
Excellent service and food. Took grandchildren for lunch and we all enjoyed it.

Overall: 10/10
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Apr 18, 2022
Jo G.
We love Takara and go there as often as we are able. The staff are just amazing - friendly and efficient. The food quality and value for money are outstanding. No improvements needed!

Overall: 10/10
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Mar 25, 2022
Christine S.
Always great

Overall: 10/10
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Mar 22, 2022
Kayla H.
Love this place, great service, great food and drinks.

Overall: 10/10
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Mar 06, 2022
YUKARI H.
LOVE your food and hospitality.

Overall: 10/10
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Value: 8/10
Mar 05, 2022
Sher H.
Love Ramen Takara, staff super friendly and efficient. Ambience is great. Clean and fresh venue.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 2/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 6/10
Value: 8/10
Feb 23, 2022
Paula S.
The tonkotsu ramen was very watery and not very flavourful. No rich pork flavour. The Karaage chicken wasn't crispy at all.

Overall: 10/10
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Feb 04, 2022
Elena S.
Our favourite local, never disappoints. Great variety of dishes to satisfy any ramen craving; helpful attentive staff. There is a good reason Ramen Takara keeps popping up on Top 50 cheap eats in Auckland

Overall: 10/10
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Feb 04, 2022
Rod K.
Love your place . Food and service excellent as usual.

Overall: 10/10
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Jan 20, 2022
Hamish L.
It was an amazing delicious meal for my partners birthday, and we loved the cake which was a wonderful and heartfelt surprise! All the food had the chefs heart and soul in every bite. Thank you Takara Ramen c u again soon!

Overall: 10/10
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Jan 13, 2022
Rachael D.
Best Japanese food! So much so it reminds me of eating Ramen in Japan! Service is friendly, welcoming and attentive. Prices are generous as are the portions. The pork belly spring rolls are outstanding. So good!

Overall: 10/10
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Dec 20, 2021
Lorelle W.
I love this restaurant. The kids do too.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Dec 16, 2021
Ryan C.
Great service, food is Amazing

Overall: 10/10
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Aug 08, 2021
Melissa L.
My favourite place, the staff are amazing (especially Kento!) And the food is next level. I have never been disappointed there and visit almost every week. Thank you Ramen Takara ❤

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 0/10
Jul 21, 2021
Luke A.
Difficult to get staffs attention for more beverages and people talking very loudly - this isn't the shops fault though. Overall excellent experience will be back again and again

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Jul 08, 2021
Paul T.
Fantastic as always

Overall: 10/10
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Jun 22, 2021
shareece j.
everything was perfect! thank you

Overall: 10/10
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Jun 20, 2021
Jo G.
Excellent value and food consistently of a very high quality. Very authentic decor and great vibe.

Overall: 10/10
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Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Jun 14, 2021
Terry T.
Our fave place in Browns bay.. friendly staff.. super efficient and great atmosphere

Overall: 10/10
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Jun 13, 2021
Renee L.
Yummy food and pleasant staff.

Overall: 10/10
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May 26, 2021
Jo C.
Always great service and food

Overall: 10/10
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May 10, 2021
Malayka Y.
LOVE Ramen Takara!!!

Overall: 10/10
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May 02, 2021
Sheryl K.
We all enjoyed our dinner at Ramen Takara. Many thanks for a great night.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Apr 03, 2021
Leanne A.
Friendly and helpful staff. Made my sister's birthday special and very accommodating. Great value for money!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Mar 24, 2021
Jason the pukeko baker J.
Was awesome as always

Overall: 10/10
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Mar 09, 2021
Cathie K.
Always a good place to eat. Interesting food and friendly waiting staff.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Feb 22, 2021
Pip D.
Ramen Takara is a solid go to of ours and it never disappoints. The food is always outstanding and the service great!

Overall: 10/10
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Feb 14, 2021
Justin K.
Amazing experience as always

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Feb 11, 2021
Sarah S.
Our favourite place, didn't disappoint. Love it!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 10/10
Jan 14, 2021
Rachael D.
Always outstanding! Exceptional food, service and a beautiful beach location! Authentic gyoza and ramen noodles and karage that will keep you going back for more. How lucky are we having this on our door step! Thank you!!

Overall: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Jan 11, 2021
Moira H.
Very authentic run by Japanese...tasty quick food with friendly, accommodating staff

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Dec 14, 2020
Albertine R.
I'm a frequent customer at Ramen Takara because the food is always so delicious, it's affordable and the service is excellent! Best restaurant in Browns Bay for sure.

Overall: 10/10
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Nov 10, 2020
Melanie H.
Delicious food (the karage chicken and teriyaki salmon are the best), awesome atmosphere, quick service and super-friendly staff. Can’t fault this place - we keep coming back!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Nov 03, 2020
Lily N.
Food was amazing, and excellent service.

Overall: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Oct 31, 2020
Michelle V.
Amazing food, staff were so friendly and gave wonderful service. Such a great atmosphere, I'd highly recommend to everyone. We will definitely be back. ❤