TAKA Mayfair

4.5
109 reviews
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£41 and over
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Japanese
Top tags:
  • Cosy
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasions
Restauranteur, Andrey Datsenko and his sister Anastasia, are set to open TAKA Mayfair a new Japanese restaurant and cocktail bar in the heart of Shepherd Market in Mayfair, this September. Taking inspiration from their debut restaurant in Tokyo of the same name, TAKA will offer an authentic Japanese dining experience within a contemporary setting.
Centered on offering high end Japanese food in a chic location at affordable prices, TAKA will offer a place for a working lunch or social dinner. Located in Shepherd Market in Mayfair, TAKA will be located near the likes of Ferdi and Kitty Fishers, offering an alternative to what's already there.
Set over two floors the ground floor will be occupied by the restaurant. Here the menu includes an extensive selection of Japanese signature dishes from tataki, tempura and salads to sashimi platters, inside out rolls and yaktori, all expertly made authentically thanks to TAKA originating from Tokyo where their chefs have been fully trained.

Special Offers

5 course set menu with a complementary glass of wine £30

5 course set menu with a complementary glass of wine £30

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 6 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service. 1 hour 30 min turnaround. Include VAT, excludes service. From a set menu.

Descriptions:

Edamame:
· Steamed edamame beans, served cold with Goma dressing.
Miso soup:
· Traditional Japanese soup with spring onions, seaweed & tofu.
Seared Salmon Roll:
· Seared Scottish Salmon roll with crunchy cucumber, fresh avocado and cream cheese.
Beef Tataki:
Seared British fillet steeped in ginger-shall

Valid For: 1 - 6 people

Starts: 7 January 2019

Ends: 30 June 2019

Availability: Mon-Sat 18:00-18:45

What 109 People Are Saying
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London
20 reviews
Dined on 15 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I took my client for her birthday lunch and we had a great experience. The sashimi was delicious and the black cod outstanding! I will definitely come back very soon.

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A
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 10 April 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Really modern vibe with yummy/trendy sushi. Great place to catch up with someone or go on a date!

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KB
1 review
Dined on 5 April 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

Food could be better!! Not what I expected. Maybe I have been to Zuma too often !

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MS
London
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal. Quality to rival the big names such a Nobu or Roka but far more reasonably priced.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant. Amazing staff and such a lovely atmosphere.

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l
London
1 review
Dined on 29 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and amazing service! Well worth a visit

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JR
Minneapolis
9 reviews
Dined on 22 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

While the portions were small, everything was fresh and well prepared. Service was attentive and friendly and we loved the intimate but not too quiet atmosphere.

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OT
Hampshire
2 reviews
Dined on 13 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Lovely venue if a little small. Food is high quality with an excellent range of dishes.

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l
London
22 reviews
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, tucked away in Shepherds Market. We had the soft shell crab for the first time and it was divine. Another highlight was the california rolls and the miso cod. Can't wait to go back again.

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VE
London
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing place should visit great food

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m
London
2 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

They have pure Japanese foods which taste pretty great!

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AD
London
96 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

We went as a couple. The place is small and intimate. On the whole, the food had a mixture of good and bad points. We ordered a lot of sashimi and sushi, black cod, beef sirloin and fried aubergine. The squid sashimi was very chewy and the octopus quite chewy but the rest (hamachi, Amaebi) was nice. The ikura gunkan, California roll and negi toro were tasty. The black cod was good and didn't need the very sweet miso sauce that came in a side bowl. We asked for the beef to be medium rare and it was perfectly cooked. That was my favourite dish but again came with a very overpoweringly sweet sauce in a bowl which was not needed. The fried aubergine was the biggest disappointment. It came smothered with the super sweet miso sauce and was inedible. The sauce should be less sweet and put in a bowl on the side. For dessert, we had the yuzu creme brulee with lychee sorbet which was very nice. We finished with a pot of ginger and lemon tea. There was not enough ginger in the pot and the tea was hence too weak a taste. We had one small hot sake between us. The bill was £78 per person which was expensive for what it was but it is inline with Mayfair prices. Service was friendly and efficient.

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s
London
10 reviews
Dined on 12 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

excellent on all counts 👍🏼❤️💐

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CC
London
2 reviews
Dined on 26 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very good quality of food, and the set menu is great value for money.

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OT
London
19 reviews
Dined on 19 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing place. Lovey atmosphere. Super sushi

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SD
London
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Delicious sushi, super fresh and some of the best food I have had in a while!

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OT
London
19 reviews
Dined on 15 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sushi were perfect. Lovely staff offered their special tuna tartar. It was just amazing. Highly recommend this place. Will be back soon.

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S
London
3 reviews
Dined on 12 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant, great food, great atmosphere, just great!

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OT
London
19 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice place for business meeting

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OT
London
19 reviews
Dined on 2 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Great Great. We came a bit early for our dinner. We had great drinks at the bar. After we were welcomed to our table. Nice recommendations for food and drinks. We really enjoyed our meal. Try their hamachi carpaccio.

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JY
London
3 reviews
Dined on 22 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Waiter/Waitress were attentive the service charge was well worth the cost and justified, personally I prefer the sushi rolls over the nigiri the fish slice on the nigiri were on the small side

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OT
London
19 reviews
Dined on 22 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Taka Roll - must try.

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TG
London
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect little gem in London. Outstanding service, delicious food and cozy setting.

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OT
London
19 reviews
Dined on 18 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Taka made our date special. All our food were nicely presented. Great selection of sake. In the end of our meal we had amazing dessert with candles and they did us special birthday song.

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Houston
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good sushi! Incredible experience and service!

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f
Yorkshire
6 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was divine, highly recommend the Black Cod.

Yuzu cocktail was gorgeous, mochi balls delicious

Lovely intimate date night

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J
London
2 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Slightly expensive but really good food, overwhelming smell of truffle.

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OT
London
19 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had sushi and sahimi selection. Everything were executed perfectly. Very nice and helpful staff. Lovely dessert. Highly recommend.

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G
London
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Excellent sushi and personal service. Location just off Picadilly in the charming Shepherd Market

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OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 27 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Higly recommend Black Cod. Perfect. Sushi and Sashimi just WOW

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OT
London
19 reviews
Dined on 27 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an amazing business lunch. Lovely staff. Will definitely be back. Thank you Taka

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OT
London
19 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an amazing dinner. Service were brilliant. It was really busy night, but everything went well. All dishes came on time. Lovely staff suggested the best choices. Will definitely be back. Highly recommend.

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R
London
155 reviews
Dined on 19 November 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

Had a good business lunch in Taka with the set menu which was reasonable value. Unfortunately the vegetarian version was rather uninspired with a plate of steamed broccoli provided when the meat-eaters got beautiful little skewers of tastiness. Luckily the accompanying sauce was delish.

Still not sure what I think of the Matcha tiramasu though. Excellent friendly but non-intrusive service.

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J
London
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really delicious food and not overly priced, lovely service too. Highly recommend

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very intimate dining experience, best for a date night as a couple.

Amazing food - especially the aubergine

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OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on 8 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a birthday celebration. We had special song for this occasion. Well done Taka.

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Great sushi. Nice restaurant, Just let down slightly by service. Whilst wasn't that busy couldn't get served as quickly as would have liked

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KW
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What an amazing place! A hidden gem in Shepherds Market! Staff were so amazing. Loved celebrating my birthday there x

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L
London
14 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a lovely Birthday lunch at TAKA. The food was fantastic along with the service, it is a little pricey (well we had a lot of food and drink) but we knew that before going and it was for a special occasion not something that we would do every day. We were even given a delicious desert on the house with a candle in for my friends Birthday. They made a real effort. We will be back to be spoilt soon. Thank you.

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JJ
London
2 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Amazing!!!

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