Fast food

Serves meat, vegan options available. Japanese ramen and deli sushi bar. Has a selection of vegan and vegetarian dishes. Also offers delivery, hours are between 17:30-22.00pm. NOTE: Kimchi served as side dish with vegan ramen contains fish and is not vegan. Open Mon-Thu 12:00-22:00, Fri-Sat 12:00-23:00, Sun 12:00-22:00.

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26 Reviews

First Review by Lauraleec


Points +77

28 Nov 2023

Amazing!! Highly recommend

Had a lovely time at Takara. Queued outside for around 15 mins - queue looked long however moved very fast. To order you go up to the till and pay there.

Got the vegan sushi patter to start - which was amazing! So much flavour, and variety!

For mains, got the Teppanyaki Tofu Steak (vegan) and a yaki-soba (contains egg - I am veggie). When ordering these and the sushi, the waitress notified me that the yaki-soba contained egg (as stated on the menu), just incase I had not realised, as the rest of my order was vegan.

I thought this was so lovely and the staff are clearly knowledgeable about veganism.

The Teppanyaki Tofu Steak was the star of the show, tasted incredible, large portion and came sizzling!

Pros: Great price, large portions, Sushi AMAZING, Great awareness of veganism

Cons: Had to queue outside



Points +18

26 Nov 2023


Es war einfach nur himmlisch*.*


Points +1019

21 Nov 2023

Delicious vegan options

Takara had quite a diverse range of vegan options, including sushi, ramen, a tofu steak and many others.

The portion sizes were another positive, usually I’ve found that Japanese food (sushi in particular) leaves you wanting more, with tiny portion sizes. This was not the case with takara, we each got a sushi dish and shared an agedashi tofu and were quite full by the end.

We did have to wait in line for 20 minutes and alledgedly most of the time the wait is more than that, but it was worth it

Pros: Tasty food, Good portion sizes, Relatively cheap

Cons: Not all vegan (yuck)


Points +446

25 Aug 2023

Can’t wait to go again

Small dining room so we had to wait in line outside the shop during busy dinner hours but it was worth the wait!

Clearly marked vegan options (miso soup was not marked vegan but the staff confirmed it was). They had a nice variety from rolls, to bento boxes, and ramen dishes. Food was very fast to come out and potion sizes were good.


Points +66

10 May 2023

Funky restaurant

Loved the vibe of this place, definitely recommend if you are in Dublin. Me and my boyfriend shared the vegan sushi selection, vegan ramen, edamame and agadashi tofu (which was definitely the highlight!)

Pros: Good choice, Funky decor, Great atmosphere

Cons: Get in early or book as very popular


Points +443

22 Mar 2023

My favourite place for Japanese food in Dublin

I really love the vegan ramen here, it is so satisfying and warming in Dublin's wet weather. This place is usually pretty busy so it's not a bad idea to make a reservation if you want to sit down.


Points +44

16 Mar 2023

Great taste but beware

there was a piece of meat (chicken) in my vegan ramen. So there is probably some cross-contamination going on. Just beware of that. The taste was great tho, also of the avocado rolls.

Edit: go stomach issues after visiting, could be possible that they use the same broth for every Ramen so it might not be actually vegan

Updated from previous review on 2023-03-08


Points +726

25 Feb 2023

Would recommend!

Everything we ordered was delicious! There were enough vegan choices and the prices are fine.


Points +61

07 Dec 2022

Very tasty and original, recommended

Raken was great, and so were the tofu. Great menu to choose from

Pros: A lot of vegan options, The food is very tasty and authentic, Staff very friendly

Cons: Small place, feels a bit crowded, Tends to have queue


Points +16

01 Aug 2022

Always tasty & student friendly

Really affordable prices for amazing Japanese food. I always leave full with a box of leftovers, the bento box is my go to! Also a lovely place for dates


Points +56

15 Apr 2022

Very delicious food

Nice authentic location. Good vegan options and it was very delicious. We will definitely come back

Pros: A lot Vegan dishes , Very tasty


Points +22

29 Mar 2022

Great vegan options!

Really well priced and lots of select for vegans

Pros: So many vegan options!, Really good price


Points +3431

16 Mar 2022

Quick, tasty

Not the best vegan sushi I've ever had (rather basic) but it was nice enough and the prices were fine! For two we ordered the seaweed salad, veggie gyozas, the vegan mix sushi plate and two beers and it all was less than €30. You get served quickly, the atmosphere is cute, and the veg options are clearly labelled on the menu.


Points +937

08 Dec 2021

Very delicious food

We had ramen and tofu steak, it was all very nice. Highly recommended!

Pros: Big portions , Cheap


Points +15

20 Oct 2021

The best Ramen

Really good food, the best Ramen I had...


Points +303

18 Jan 2020

Great Japanese food

Not a huge number of vegan options here but what they have are amazing. The vegan ramen is rich and filling, but it's the teriyaki tofu steak that brings me back every time: sticky and nicely-textured and lots to fill up on. Sushi is also as good as you get anywhere in Dublin.

Pros: Too few options

Cons: The few options are amazing


Points +67

02 Jan 2020

Good ramen

I had the vegan ramen, which was very taste for me, it comes with a vegan side of 3 different small portions of kimchi, guioza and another one I didn't know what it was.
Among the ramens it was the only option vegetarian/vegan.
The day I went was very busy, Friday after Christmas, there was queue to be seated, we had to away about 10 minutes, which was okay for us. Don't know if it's always like that.
Extremely good price, cozy, nice staff.

Pros: Cheap


Points +2217

01 Nov 2019

Veggie Options

Tasty and Vegan Ramen. Reasonable prices.
Only negative point is the strong smell of fish in the air, I know it’s a sushi restaurant, but just a heads up to smell sensitive vegans. I’m pretty much sure cross contamination occurs in the kitchen, apart from that great place.


Points +993

15 Aug 2019

Great veggie options

Delicious food! There were plenty of veggie friendly options - vegan ramen, teriyaki tofu with sautéed veggies and rice, multiple different vegan sushi rolls (including build your own), as well as sides like edamame, miso soup, seaweed salad, etc.

I got the vegan ramen and it was delicious. LOVE that it came with a little side spread of some seaweed salad, kimche and a dumpling. My friend got the teriyaki tofu with sautéed veggies and rice and it was also delicious - if you’re wanting more veggie, that is the better option! The ramen was delicious but didn’t have the amount of veggies the sauté did. The miso soup and miso broth in the ramen was also really tasty, especially for being vegan (sometimes can be bland).

Pros: Filling veggie options, Really affordable

Cons: Small amount of seating


Points +62

19 Jun 2019

Cozy place, nice vegan options

I really enjoyed eating at this place. Menu has some vegan options, not many, but it was enough to satisfy my carving for sushi. Food is really nice and staff is lovely.


Points +42

29 May 2019

Good vegan ramens!

We ate the vegan ramen and three vegan sushis. Price is really honnest, good quantity! Fun place very colourfull

Pros: Good tofu, Cosy and colourful place, Good quantity


Points +52

23 May 2019

Lovely sushi place

I had miso soup with kappa maki and my friend Bad für vegan ramen. Everything was absolutely delicious!! Unfortunately the variety of vegan dishes is not too big but you'll definitely find something!

Points +52

22 Apr 2019

Best ramen!

Had the vegan ramen and it was delicious! Definitely recommend to come with your non-vegan friends/family. Sadly not that much vegan options. And it’s cheap!

Pros: Cheap, Good food, Quick service

Cons: Not a lot of vegan options


Points +66

15 Mar 2019

Vegan ramen!

Beyond delicious vegan ramen. I ate the whole bowl including drinking all the soup! Very good value.


Points +18

10 Mar 2019

Really yummy!

The Ramen was really tasty and the price was more than okay! You get two pieces of sushi (chef‘s choice) and some wakame salad with it! Everything was delicious and the staff was very kind!
My friend hat a vegan sushi menu and that was really yummy too!

Pros: Vegan options, Kind staff, Yummy ramen


Points +11339

20 Nov 2018

Tasty and good value

Great Japanese food with vegan ramen every day, vegan Bento box at lunch time and various other vegan sides and sushi. Very affordable too.

Pros: Great value, Tasty

Cons: Gets very busy

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