This striking space is considered by many to be the ultimate Japanese dining experience in Red Rock country. If you are a sushi aficionado, this is ... More
This striking space is considered by many to be the ultimate Japanese dining experience in Red Rock country. If you are a sushi aficionado, this is the place to put your taste buds to the test. Hanging globe-shaped Japanese lanterns, striking Asian tapestries and bare-bones furnishings afford the dining room a Zen-like atmosphere. Patio dining is also available. Expertly prepared sushi is accompanied by teriyaki and tempura in addition to sukiyaki and teppan yaki dishes. Full bar service is available.
Sedona is not known for great food. I am a local, this place is pretty good, probably one of the best restaurants in Sedona, but the service is slow. If you are looking for great food you need to go 90 miles south. There are many many restaurants in PHX that are great. Try staying at the Hyatt downtown. I give their restaurants 6 of 5 stars. That is how food should taste. When travelling through Sedona, stop at DQ and get a Blizzard to tide you over till you get to Phoenix, you'll thank me!!
Takashi is one of my most favorite restaurants in Sedona. I always have the combination entree with beef teriyaki and tempura, which comes with green tea, miso soup, and is a HUGE plate of food. You can also get the combination entree with salmon or chicken. I also like the shrimp tempura roll as an appetizer. Their edamame is good, too.
I am part Japanese, so it was appropriate that I had my wedding rehearsal dinner there. The restaurant staff worked with us to make everything perfect. The evening went off without a hitch and everyone loved the food! We started with lots of sushi appetizers, then had combination entrees for everyone and finally the groom's cake. Man, everyone had plenty to eat. Now we only had about 32 people, which is about the maximum number of folks they can handle for private parties like our wedding reception. I can't say enough good things about Takashi.
This is a small, cozy restaurant. My wife and I had one of our first dates there and I shall always remember Takashi Restaurant fondly. And the food is great. Highly Recommended.
Takashi is amazing, from the little green tree at your table, the quick and friendly service, to the sushi which is some of the best you will ever have. Traditional Japanese atmosphere; the building’s structure, the decor, and even the server’s traditional robes. Everything they serve is absolutely superb. The fish is always fresh, sushi is always well made, and the presentation is picture perfect. If you are ever in Flagstaff, or even Phoenix, drive to Sedona and you won’t be disappointed.
I really wanted to like Takashi since I love sushi. Unfortunately, the dining experience was ruined right from the start due to an inept waitress who spent more time in the kitchen chatting then waiting on her customers. I waited 15 minutes for a drink just to discover she had forgetten I ordered it. I had to ask a different waitress for a spoon since my waitress had forgotten to bring them for our soup and after 5 minutes had somehow managed to ignore our table completely even though she walked by a few times. I am normally forgiving of these things in a busy restaurant but there were only 4-6 tables full.
The food on the other hand ranged from surprisingly good to mediocre. The sushi was bland and uninspired. I could get similar tasting sushi at a supermarket in my town. The mussels were great. The steak was passable but they claim it has teriyaki sauce on it which I didn't taste at all.
The restaurant is however a nice place to look at. Its a very simple restaurant with nice design elements thrown about that really give it a nice look and feel. Thats not enough to make me want to return though. If this is the only sushi available in Sedona then my condolences to the locals.
This is by far the best japanese restaurant I have ever had the pleasure to dine. The food is authentic and just incredible! The atmosphere is very traditional, warm and inviting. And the service, well let me tell you about the service. Our waiter, Tom, offered the best service we could ever ask for. Very friendly, very funny and catered to our every need. For a truly wonderful dining experience request him upon making reservations. This restaurant is a definate 10+.
The restaurant is beautifully decorated with pottery and figurines from Japan. People raved about it, so we had fairly high expectations. The tempura was excellent, chicken teriyaki was average (drowning in teriyaki sauce), and sushi was disappointing - soft shell crab roll was crispy, but the rice had no flavor, the spicy tuna was tasteless and lacked the spicy kick, but the hamachi sashimi was good. We wish we could have rated higher...
Their sushi, first of all, is 8 pcs/roll instead of the usual 6. And they're big pieces, too, not like 8 smaller pieces that could really be 6 normal-sized pieces -- I would say they're 8 BIG pices. Also, their sashimi is 5 pcs/order. They may or may not do this to mess with you when you look at the pricing, because it does look expensive. However, It's very filling, and I think two rolls would easily fill up people who are not extremely hungry, and who don't usually eat a whole, whole lot in a sitting. My friend and I split 5 rolls and an order of sashimi, and were there for almost an hour trying to finish it -- way too much food. I think the average price of a roll is about $8, so a very decent meal would run about $20, I think. Plus tip. Not too bad. The people who run it are VERY nice, and friendly, helpful. Nice people. There's a little garden outside the entrance which is very cute and pretty. Peaceful. It's definitely worth a visit, I can't think of anything I didn't like. The weather is beautiful when I was there, especially at night -- sit outside, it's lovely : )
Truly the premier Japanese restaurant and sushi bar in Sedona, Arizona
By A Yahoo Contributor, 10/16/04
Your senses will be treated on every level including the authentic visuals, the authentic tastes of Japan and the superior oriental service. Bonzai adorn every table, original japanese decor and tableware complete this unique oriental meal. Takashi's atmosphere lends to a most pleasurable asian dining experience, to say the least. The cuisine is definitely some of the best I've ever had only confirming that Japanese food is most certainly my favorite cultural meal. With a full cocktail bar and available patio seating, Takashi caters to every special need. I will be visiting Takashi Japanese restaurant and sushi bar in uptown Sedona, AZ again and again.
It was a nice place, but I wasn't impressed other than with the little plant on the table. Our waitress was oblivious even when making eye contact. The group of men that entered loudly asking if they had a TV for the sports games ruined the ambiance. And the teriyaki sauce on my steak tasted more like watered down syrup.