Takenoko Dubrovnik

4.6
44 reviews
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During the first 15 years of our successful business we were recognized as leading Japanese & fusion restaurant in the region. The business tradition and high standards of work resulted in winning numerous awards and led us to opening of our second Takenoko restaurant - this time in one of the most popular Mediterranean tourist destinations - the beautiful city of Dubrovnik. Takenoko Dubrovnik has settled in front of the impressive City Walls. A designer interior combined with a beautiful terrace overlooking the Old city’s harbor and the island of Lokrum makes it an exceptional place to be. Our chef Mario Starman , a well known name in Croatian culinary scene, created new and improved menu which truly represents Japanese and Mediterranean fusion cuisine.
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JL
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best restaurant in Dubrovnik. Very professional staff and well versed in their profession. They speak english very well. Food is out of this world, especially salmon sashimi. They have the best lava cake I have ever tried in all the restaurants I visited. This looks like great place to have a nice, romantic dinner with my girlfriend for our anniversary so we'll be seeing each other once again very soon.

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SG
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was really an outstanding dinner for me and my girlfriend. Staff was wonderful and very knowledgeable about what goes good with what. Scenery was beautiful and it made our salmon fillet, which was already perfect as it was, even more enjoyable. Great cocktail and gin collection. Looking forward for the next meal. Thank you for this unforgettable night.

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MD
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent place for a business dinner to impress a client. Very professional yet friendly staff with exemplary service. I had probably the tastiest black cod in my entire life here and panna cotta for dessert after that was just the thing I needed. All in all, this is a really nice restaurant that is worth visiting and then re-visiting again and again and again.

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JL
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for anniversary dinner with my girlfriend. Reservations are easy to make, waiters are all professionals , at least our was. They have a good collection of cocktails, gin-tonic is my personal favorite. Our waiter recommended us salmon fillet, it was his favorite meal there so we decided to try it. It was very well prepared and we really enjoyed it so thank you for that.

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RW
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

If you like sushi this is definitely a place you have to visit. I had a birthday party here with few of my closest friends. They offer awesome drinks such as amaretto or gin tonic. Few of my friends loved rokkan sushi and I also gave it a shot, it was wonderful. I haven't eaten something that good in a long time. And the kaiso salad was perfect. If you are in Dubrovnik, definitely try it

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JR
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place gave me a good vibe. It was easy to communicate with the staff. Food was amazing, I really liked the unagi nigiri, it was very tasty. Service was top notch and the view is quite enjoyable. Both my boyfriend and I are looking forward to our next visit in Dubrovnik

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TH
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

After reserving a table for my friends and I we had arrived there and got seated instantly. The ambient is amazing in this place and such a scenic view you get while on the terrace is something out of this world. My friends were amazed with this place and in every aspect of it. Tasty food, professional service and also very friendly. Perfect quite place for great night experience we would try again for sure very soon.

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IH
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely tremendous restaurant. Amazing sushi and highly delicious as well. I think there is no better place for you to try sushi if you crave for it than this place. They also have very delicious spring rolls that are their specialty of the house. They are making them from beginning of the restaurant as the waiter said, and they are amazing.

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DA
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is marvelous. After reserving the table my friend and I arrived and got seated on a perfect place on the terrace. Amazing weather helped make this experience quite fabulous. The service was perfect and helped us choose the best food for us, and I can say it was very tasty. Perfect place for quite dinner. I can recommend it to everyone.

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LB
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is one of the best restaurant I have ever been to. Absolutely amazing and delicious food that brought joy to my boyfriend and me. The terrace is amazing and makes this place very romantic and cool. I am a big fan of this cuisine and hope I will visit this place again very soon.

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HM
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is absolutely amazing. The service is incredible, very professional and friendly. Ambient in this restaurant is one of the best I have felt in a while. Incredible place with incredible food such as nigiri sushi, black cod. Amazing experience that I would recommend to everyone.

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OB
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

After reserving a table in this place my friends and I arrived there in wanted time. I can only say good things about this place. The view is spectacular and the food is even better. Whole range of sushi and see food that just simply made our day. I can't wait to visit this place because it became one of my favorites.

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YN
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My girlfriend and I visited this place after making an reservation and all I can say about our first impression is simply WOW. What an incredible place, very romantic and quiet. The waiters are amazing. They helped us choose our food wisely and we were very happy because of that. Amazing place that we will visit soon again.

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AC
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

After making an reservation in this place and dining here I can tell you that you can't find better place than this in entire Dubrovnik. Amazing sushi, black cod and their spring roles simply made my evening. Food is so good and tasty I could eat it every day. Amazing place that I can recommend to everyone.

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HS
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is absolutely amazing. It has everything you need to have great, tasty meal. The service in this place is something else. I don't think I have ever seen such professional and friendly service anywhere. The terrace is I think the best in entire town. Amazing view and great ambient for amazing dinner. The food is simply marvelous. The best sushi I have tried in a while. My girlfriend said the same thing. I can't wait to visit this place again.

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JL
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A friend recommended this restaurant last time he visited Dubrovnik. I was going to Dubrovnik with my boyfriend and we made reservations here. Everything was pretty much perfect. They welcomed us in and took us to our table. We took a bit more time for our order but our waiter was very patient about that. When we decided on our meals he gave us few recommendation on their wine list. The food came pretty quickly and when it came it was amazing. They have a great tarace view and that brings even greater atmosphere to the already perfect experience. You should definitely visit this place and enjoy the experience

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FB
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was traveling with a friend alongside the Adriatic coast and we ended up in Dubrovnik. I heard great things about this restaurant so we decided to give it a shot. After dining there, I can honestly say this was the best meal I had in my travels. There is literally nothing bad I can say about this place. From the moment we stepped into the restaurant all the way to the end, everything was perfect. Very polite and friendly staff and excellent service, food is simply amazing and let's not forget about the view which was breathtaking. There is not enough words in which I can describe this place

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YV
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding place that make our week even month, superb service and very tasty dishes combined with the most romantic view of old walls and port, simply the best.

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H
Croatia
2 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely most romantic teracce in south Adriatic, food as well as the service got us back at this place, high recommendation in every aspect.

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GJ
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service. Definately worth visiting.

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MJ
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My brother and I managed to get sime time off from work and decided to go to Dubrovnik to visit scenic place where famous Game of the Thornes has been filmed. We were very happy because of that. After long but great day of sightseeing we decided to go for a dinner in thuis iconic place we visit very oftenly in Zagreb. We just simply couldn't be wrong with this place. We are very familliar with the menu so went with our favorite meals. All kinds of sushi for the start and later my brother ordered turmbus fillet, shrimps, oysters and I have ordered striploin black angus-dry age – robata and both of us ordered some japanes beer we love. Waiter in this place are very professional and have a lot of experience and they have created very friendly and unforgettable experiance for us. We would recommend this place to everyone that is fan of this cousine.

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GB
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I spend most of my days in Dubrovnik and my girlfriend lives in Zagreb. So we we get together this restauratn is the first place I take her, because I had my best dinners in life there. The waiters are really friendly and atmosphere is very romantic. We have decided to start with a little bit of sushi and for the main course we have ordered specialty of the kitchen that is made on the same recipe from the beginning. And those are their famous spring rolls. Absoultely amazing night that we have finished with some lava cake dessert that is personally my best sweet pleasure I try to eat a lot. Really great place with amazing terrace view and great quiet, romantic atmosphere.

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MO
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have decided to take my business partner to a dinner in this gem of a restaurant I have been before. I allready know most of the waiters and that is a group of very professional people that can and will make a dinner in this restaurant a memorable experience. We have ordered a bunch of all kinds of sushi such as Kyoto and San Diego at the beginning and and some wine and after that for the main meal we have ordered Salmon fillet with gochujang glaze and that was one of the best things we have ever tried. This place is great and I would personally want to eat there all the time. We managed to conclude some business deals because this place is sort of quite. Very great experiance that I would recommend to everyone.

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AN
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Es war einfach super! Der Service war sehr aufmerksam und die Aussicht ist sehr romantisch. Jederzeit wieder

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MB
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The place is very nice and the interior follows the exterior of terrace. Service is top class as we expected from this place and the food is asian fusion style but with Croatian ingredients what gives you special feeling and tasting since it is something new to try. If you have an opportunity and you are in Dubrovnik and you like to try new things it is "must go" place.

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MH
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Place is absolutely amazing especially the view from the terrace, we had several courses what our waiter recommended and it was serious modern art on the plates, the also serve great authentic cocktails and we had some local wine that we bought 2 bottles to bring back home. Serious restaurant for classy and creative dinner.

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Berlin
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Appreciated the waiter as we have discussed about croatian wines, very beautifull discovery and tasted excellent Pravac grape wine!! Very good makis

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l
London
12 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was incredible. You certainly pay for it but well worth the cost for a one off.

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H
Croatia
2 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Yesterday we had dinner in this gorgeous restaurant overlooking the city walls of Dubrovnik, services is very classy and you get the felling you are in the middle of attention every time the waiter comes to the table. Dishes are creative in every way and the plates are more like some modern art works that simply a meal you are about to taste. Big thanks to entire team for making our dinner very special.

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YW
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Food is good if you take in consideration local conditions to get good material and human resource.

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n
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

During 10 days at Croatia, this place was the only Japanese restaurant I tried. Correctly speaking not authentic but twisted foods . I had two kinds of rolls , shrimp tempura, and tom yang goong soup. Though soup was far from original style it was not bad. Generally speaking acceptable taste. Service was OK. View of Old castle wall and old port was nice. Little bit over price, but if I have a chance, I will come again. FYI I am a Korean.

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AS
Croatia
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great food outstanding service and fantastic view from the terrace

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MW
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

This restaurant has a very nice terrace, and the staff was great. But the food was good not great and the price was too expensive for Dubrovnik.

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WK
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

The WOK was to salty! The tuna was Okay. Very kind service but a bit formaliteit brought. Not very personal.

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S
Cancun
3 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We came to Takenoko whilst staying in Dubrovnik and couldn’t recommend it highly enough. The food was brilliant as was the waiter service. The views of the old town are impressive too.

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KJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great view! The fish was very fresh - sushi and sashimi as good as I get in NYC. I would highly recommend. Also, as it’s not inside the old city, it is not as crowded as some other popular fine dining establishments.

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c
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 4

Having read the overall mainly positive reviews, we were eager to try a different cuisine in Dubrovnik. The higher price tag was noted beforehand but we don’t mind paying a bit more for a fab dinner. We mentioned our daughters gluten free diet at reservation which was not a problem, they told us.

When seated we got a menu and had to order drinks straight away, which caused a feeling of being rushed into standard drinks as we now missed (appeared later when opening the menu) a creative menu of G&T’s with all sorts of spices and ingredients.

Trying to discuss gluten free options, the waiter was basically saying ‘no’ to a large number of possibilities that we would normally expect in a Japanese restaurant with these prices and allure. All terriyaki- and other sauces were already pre-fabricated so a no-go for our girl. If he would have showed a bit more understanding and less impatience and arrogance we might have felt more welcome.... In the end, she just settled with some basic cucumber, avocado and crab sushi. Thank god they were able to put a bottle of gluten free soy sauce in front of her; ‘ yay, well done kitchen; that must have been very hard trying to accomodate’!

The rest of us ordered the tempura prawns and veggies (very basic dish), some wok beef (vegetables were fresh but beef was no filet and very chewy, not tender at all) and some terriyaki chicken (okay’ish but definitely not exquisite).

Our final bill for this unsatisfactory dinner of 4, no desserts, 2 cocktails and some soda’s was a little less than €300. Definitely not worth the stunning view (as this is the only positive remark I can make for this restaurant).

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CD
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Service was very good! We had a nice waiter who made us feel very welcome

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Very good service. Waiter knowledgeable about Dubrovnik history w good chats made experience better. Food was fresh, well prepared, and presented very well. Wine pairing was well made. Reserve outdoor table right at sunset!

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CW
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great setting and nice atmosphere. In spot, also for locals. Food was nice, portions sizeable.

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