Taiko Japanese Restaurant


Taiko Japanese Restaurant – Nags Head, NC: In the Outer Banks since 2000, we serve the area’s finest and freshest sushi assortment in our casual, family friendly atmosphere. Offering wide variety of authentic Japanese cuisine such as udon, yakisoba, katsu, shrimp tempera, teriyaki entrees, and much more. Try our exciting selection of starters and desserts.

In addition to full sushi, rolls and sashimi menus, Taiko offers favorites like miso soup, avocado salad, edamame, spring rolls, fried tofu and baby octopus. Main dishes include various stir fried noodles or rice; and chicken; pork; shrimp, eel and other seafood, or tofu combinations, teriyaki or hibachi style. A children’s menu, and beer, wine and dessert are also available.

Hibachi entrees are cooked in kitchen.


We chose Taiko for our dinner destination based on a local’s recommendation for never-fail quality and a reasonably quiet atmosphere. Prices were reasonable and the sushi and hibachi selections were wonderful. The service was also excellent. It was a very busy Valentine’s Day evening and we felt personally cared for by the wait staff the entire time. sbowen

Best sushi in OBX!

We are sushi lovers, and this was our spot for special occasions when we lived in OBX. They are very friendly and the food is wonderful!! isabel R

Best Chicken Teriyaki

This is the best chicken teriyaki I’ve ever had. The chicken was grilled to perfection. I loved the veggies that came with it. I also had sushi, which was excellent. Others in my party had beef teriyaki and hibachi chicken. We were all very pleased. Just wish we had a place this good closer to home!

Children’s menu available. Large parties welcome. We are now open 6 days a week. Closed on Sundays.

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