Best sushi value in CDA. As with all sushi restaurants, sit at the bar if you can and ask what is fresh. I have not encountered the cleanliness concerns, and their bathroom seems to be the derivative of converted space, not design. I actually go once a month and look forward to it every time!
Eat at your own risk!
Three of us went to dinner at Takara, and three of us spent the next 24 hours on the toilet with diarrhea, nausea, and abdominal pain. We should have left the restaurant after we noticed our sushi chef was not only making our sushi, but also picking up a pen and writing orders, handling receipts, etc., without washing his hands before returning to the sushi. The sushi itself was decent, but the sanitary conditions of the restaurant are highly unsatisfactory. We will NEVER eat here again!!!
Takara is one of the best Japanese Restaurants in the area. Amazing sushi, good service, and friendly people. I'll admit the main room isn't much to look at. But the Tatami rooms are very beautiful. The bathroom is pretty funky and run down looking. Many things could use a bit of touching up. But that doesn't matter to me too much because the food is WONDERFUL. I've had my fair share of really bad japanese food, and really awful sushi... Takara is my #1 choice this side of Seattle!
I move to Coeur d'Alene 3 years ago from SF area. We try all Japanese Restaurant in Spokane and could't find any good one. But in Idaho? I never though about it. Sushi Chef, he said he came from Japan and its been 15 years!! (he is Japanese) and he did right. We sat down TATAMI ROOM which is traditional style and it was beutiful room. They told us they just finish remodel 2 moth ago. If you know real good sushi you will like it but if you like American style go somewhere eles.
We went to Takara for our friends birthday. It was the first time I had ever been there & had heard that it was awsome so I was really looking forward to it! We had the large booth reserved. We sat down & there was ANTS crawling all over us! There was old food under the table that attracted the ants. It was gross! We were shown to another table with not so much as an appology! The bathroom was filthy. My husband reccomended that if I needed to use the restroom that I really should wait untill we got to the bar after dinner. We will never go back. Had it been my birthday I would have left!