Casual Izakaya-style Japanese diner specializing in an array of Kyoto’s unique style of grilled dishes (kushiyaki) along with a fine selection of Japanese sake, a concept that originated in Kyoto also known as “Kuzushi-Kappo”. Taki offers an a la carte menu as well as set course options, including the 7 course Arashi ($29), consisting of an appetizer, Yakitori Negima skewer, Australian Beef Skirt Aburi, Grilled Mushrooms & Roasted Onion, Chicken Wing Skewer, Minced Meat Egg Rice Bowl, miso soup and dessert, while the 9 courses Taki ($49), comes with 3 kinds of appetizers, additional Grilled Clams with Garlic, Stewed Beef, and an option to choose Chopped Unagi Rice Bowl.
Taki’s a la carte menu offers a variety of Kyoto-style kushiyaki, or yakitori, which features the signature ‘kuro shichimi’ spice mix used to marinate the meats, as well as the chef’s special dare sauce and freshly made ponzu sauce that are paired with the grilled skewers like Chicken Miso-Marinated ($3.50), Unagi Kabayaki ($4.80), Shrimp ($4.50), and even Tamogoyaki ($1.90). Take the Omasake set of 6 assorted skwers ($15.80) and go for the counter seats to watch the chefs prepare your food.
Apart from kushiyaki, other grilled items include Australian Beef Skirt Aburi ($13.80), Grilled Hokke Fish ($11.80), Grilled Clams with Garlic ($8.80), and Dashimaki Egg with Mentaiko ($9.80), as well as a selection of rice bowls that features similar grilled ingredients and a wallet-friendly selection of set lunch. Don’t forget to check out the ‘Shokado Bento’ ($35) – a type of exquisite bento that originated in Kyoto showcasing different seasonal ingredients in each compartment of the bento.