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Nov 23, 2009 07:41 AM

Anybody been to Taka Sushi in Lynnwood?

Heard about this place from several people now - albeit non-Foodies. On their website, it looks like they offer quite a variety and even have omakase.

The positive reviews on Urbanspoon and Yelp use words like "California Roll" and "Spicy Tuna Roll" quite frequently, so that leads me to be a bit skeptical.

Anybody actually tried this place before?

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  1. i haven't been, but it's a favorite of Nancy Leson, food writer for the Seattle Times,

    1. Yes. It is a very small place. His nigiri is good. His fish is fresh and good. There are actually Japanese-type people who eat there. He made a couple of nigiris for me that were incredibly good. One was a salmon nigiri with a dab of black caviar. But he is not very sociable. But it may be because he does not like to speak English. I spoke Japanese and he warmed up a little bit, but not much. Maybe he is shy. His Okinawa Soba is very good, and he is from Okinawa. I have not had anything other than his sushi, sashimi, udon and the Okinawa Soba (which is actually a type of ramen).
      His miso soup was very good. I've been there 4 times.
      His wife is very nice. The wine is out of an Almaden bottle. His prices are medium high. But I think he is fairly creative. I don't do "rolls" so I can't comment on their quality,
      I think i may have to go back there. It's been over a year since my last visit.
      Does this help?

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      1. re: ritabwh

        Thanks! I'll go give it a try one of these days. The Okinawan soba sounds intriguing.

        1. re: HungWeiLo

          The Okinawa soba is more like an udon. The noodles are white, and the broth is very clear, and the noodles are thicker than ramen noodles.
          The broth has an incredibly strong katsuo flavor. It was the first time I ever had an Okinawa soba when I went to Taka Sushi. Then I looked it up in Rameniac , and the Okinawa soba was exactly the was it was supposed to be.
          Yeah, I think I need to go there next day off.