Although it is actually the closest to Taunton, according to Siri (who is supposed to know about these things), it’s still a bit of a drive (30-40 minutes, and we go in my kind husband’s car). I guess that’s sort of a good thing – the last time I was there I went on a sushi binge and spent soooo much money!
I’m not really one to give extraordinarily helpful reviews of restaurants. I ordered food and they brought it and it was tasty. Also I can’t compare it to authentic Japanese food because I’ve never been there.
The bottom line is this: if you live in Somerset, there’s a Japanese restaurant in Weston-super-Mare. Go eat there. (Also check out the new pier, it’s pretty awesome.)