taku

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Michelin starred restaurant-
opposite Cologne Cathedral

Welcome to taku

Taku, awarded with one Michelin star, welcomes you with a masterpiece of authentic East Asian cuisine! Head chef Mirko Gaul knows how to elicit the finest flavours out of basic Asian recipes by developing his own elegant and genuine interpretation of Asian cuisine.

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About taku

Welcome to taku!

Michelin star-awarded cuisine just opposite the famous Cologne Cathedral. Taku, awarded with one Michelin star, welcomes you with a masterpiece of authentic East Asian cuisine! Head chef Mirko Gaul knows how to elicit the finest flavours out of basic Asian recipes by developing his own elegant and genuine interpretation of Asian cuisine.

Arouse enthusiasm for the Asian cuisine and discover delicious creations of Japanese, Chinese Thai, Vietnamese, Indonesian and Malaysian cuisine in the restaurant taku. Asian cuisine is based on an over thousand years old food culture and represents the symbiosis of culinary and cultural aspects. Fresh and flavouring ingredients harmonise with seductively smelling herbs and spices, like ginger, curry, or lemon grass. Arrange the different stations of your individual culinary journey with distinguished delicacies of the Far Eastern cuisine.

The name of the award-winning restaurant is Japanese and implies hospitality. In the house of Asian delights you enjoy a modern atmosphere combined with timeless elegance. Mirko Gaul and his team prepare sophisticated courses and recommend the corresponding wines. One of taku’s specialties is the large offer of sake which is served by the skilled and courteous staff around Restaurant Manager Benjamin Kirstein with your menu.

Only a few times a year, Mirko Gaul gives a small group of guests a half-day cooking class. Look over the shoulder of the head chef and his team, whilst you are preparing Vietnamese, Thai, Japanese and Malaysian meals instructed by the professionals. Every participant receives an own on taku-Apron for a professional look and a personal culinary book, where you can look after your latest recipes.

On top of that, we offer our balanced and healthy business lunch concept. If you have only a short lunch break, we serve your three course lunch within 59 minutes. Enjoy our business lunch and convince yourself from the high-quality and varied selection!

You can book the whole restaurant exclusively for private and business purposes. Mirko Gaul and his team prepare your individual culinary journey by informing you comprehensively about exotic meals & beverages.


Opening hours

Tuesday to Saturday from 12.00am to 2.00pm and 6.00pm to 09.30pm.

On Sunday and Monday, taku is closed.
Please note that dogs are not permitted at our restaurants.

Book a table online »

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Culinary journey

Journey

Chef Mirko Gaul and his team invite you to a culinary journey with specialities from Japanese, lusty Chinese, aromatic Thai and Vietnamese cuisine. 

Journey | from 6pm

Langoustine | nori | soba | caviar
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Green curry | crab | tomato
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Dim Sum | har gow | lobster | shaoxing
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Organic egg | beef marrow | Jerusalem artichokes | garam masala
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Wagyu | salad | radish
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Jivara lactée | shiso | raspberry
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6 courses | Euro 130
incl. wine | Euro 190

The Journey@taku is served for dinner.


Opening hours

Tuesday to Saturday from 12.00am to 2.00pm and 6.00pm to 09.30pm.

On Sunday and Monday, taku is closed.
Please note that dogs are not permitted at our restaurants.

Book a table online »

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Chefs Choice

Chefs Choice | from 6 p.m.

Hamachi | verbena | sesam | 29

Sushi | toro | maguro | tako | 16

Siu Mai | pork & prawn | chinkiang | 26

Sea bass | buckwheat | chanterelles | 34

Eel | nashi | edamame | 29

Duckbreast | Sichuan pepper | wax gourd | 34

Veal³ | black cardamom | gari | 42

Butternut | cashew | ginger | 15


6 courses | Euro 130
8 courses | Euro 155

Chefs Choice@taku is served daily from 6 pm.


Opening hours

Tuesday to Saturday from 12.00am to 2.00pm and 6.00pm to 09.30pm.

On Sunday and Monday, taku is closed.
Please note that dogs are not permitted at our restaurants.

Book a table online »

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Business Lunch

Business lunch@taku

Which basic requirements has a perfect business lunch for a short lunch break to meet? Point 1: It has to be served as quickly as possible. Point 2: It has to be healthy and balanced. Our successful former business lunch concept has been relaunched to combine these criteria and appears now with a totally new face.

Experience the Asian cuisine from an entirely new perspective and enjoy the wide choice of food and beverages. Healthy and light compositions, nutritious ingredients and vitalizing flavors provide more endurance in everyday life. A balanced diet in your lunch break helps you to be more efficient and fit for your professional challenge.

With the taku business lunch you learn about palatability and consistency of Asian food. Indulge yourself in a delicious and substantial variety during your lunch break.

Starter

Tuna | papaya | kalamansi
Gado gado | peanut | tofu

Soup

Pho Bo | boiled beef | coriander
Organic egg | sunroot | Garam masala

Main course

Corn fed chicken | lemon grass| salad heart
Udon | sesame | spinach

Dessert

Jivara lactée | rasperry | Shiso

Menu in two courses: Euro 35 per person
Menu in three courses: Euro 41 per person
Menu in four courses: Euro 47 per person

taku classic

Red Thai curry | fish and crustaceans | sugar snap
Euro 19

Lunch box

Here, we combine for our quick wallower four courses in one course, with a starter, soup, main course and a dessert.
Euro 25

Sushi

taku´s small Sushi-variation | Maki | Nigiri | Inside out
Euro 24

taku´s large Shushi-variation | Maki | Nigiri | dragon roll | Inside out
Euro 32

We serve taku´s Sushi-variation only on request.


Opening hours

Tuesday to Saturday from 12.00am to 2.00pm and 6.00pm to 09.30pm.

On Sunday and Monday, taku is closed.
Please note that dogs are not permitted at our restaurants.

Book a table online »

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cooking@taku

Cooking classes

Only a few times a year Mirko Gaul gives a small group of guests a half-day cooking class. You may look over the shoulder of star chef Mirko Gaul and his team, whilst you are preparing typical dishes from the Asian cuisine instructed by the professionals. Specially themed cooking courses throughout the year give you the great opportunity to discover the different facettes of the Asian cooking art.

So much action makes hungry! Afterwards, you will enjoy your self-made meals at our restaurant taku together with the other participants. The friendly taku service team will serve corresponding drinks. You may also impress your friends and family with your knowledge of the far Eastern cuisine. Every participant will receive his own taku apron for the professional look and his personal culinary book, where you can look after your latest recipes.

Because of the intensive care by our taku-team, the attendance is restricted to 10 persons.

Please reserve via phone at +49 221 / 270 -3910.

The dates for the year 2015 are

March 21st, 2015
April 25th,  2015
June 27th,  2015
September 26th, 2015

Of course, we also offer a gift voucher for this cooking-class!

Included services

  • Half-day cooking class
  • Self-prepared menu including matching beverages
  • taku cooking folder of the learned recipes and additional ones to cook at home
  • Apron


Opening hours

Tuesday to Saturday from 12.00am to 2.00pm and 6.00pm to 09.30pm.

On Sunday and Monday, taku is closed.
Please note that dogs are not permitted at our restaurants.

Book a table online »

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Beijing duck menu

taku's Beijing Duck Menu

Liver | soy bean | young leek

Skin | crêpes | hoisin | cucumber

Wing | king prawn | enoki | star anise

Essence | shiitake | royale

Breast | wok vegetables | chili

Cudgel | salad | water chestnut | coriander


2 persons | per duck | Euro 178
3 persons | per duck | Euro 267

Only upon request, from 2 persons


Opening hours

Tuesday to Saturday from 12.00am to 2.00pm and 6.00pm to 09.30pm.

On Sunday and Monday, taku is closed.
Please note that dogs are not permitted at our restaurants.

Book a table online »

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Vegan Menu@taku

Vegan Menu@taku

Gado-Gado | peanut | tofu
19

Sushi | avocado | oyster mushroom
14

Tomato | celery | Thai basil
15

Udon | sesam | chili
18

Sweet Potato | gailan | yuzu
22

Mango | soy milk | pan-dan
15

6 courses | Euro 79
including corresponding wines | Euro 139


Opening hours

Tuesday to Saturday from 12.00am to 2.00pm and 6.00pm to 09.30pm.

On Sunday and Monday, taku is closed.
Please note that dogs are not permitted at our restaurants.

Book a table online »

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Kitchen & Service

Cuisine

Chef de Cuisine Mirko Gaul welcomes you at taku, the house of East Asian culinary delights. Mirko Gaul developed his own interpretation of the elegant and delicate East-Asian cuisine.

In his solid line he combines the ingenuity of the Japanese cuisine, savoury Chinese delicacies and influences of the spicy way of cooking in Vietnam and Thailand. The authentic East Asian cuisine is based on simple recipes while eliciting the finest flavours.


Opening hours

Tuesday to Saturday from 12.00am to 2.00pm and 6.00pm to 09.30pm.

On Sunday and Monday, taku is closed.
Please note that dogs are not permitted at our restaurants.

Book a table online »