Casual fine Dining by Mirko Gaul

CALM PERFECTION

EAST ASIAN GOURMET CUISINE AT TAKU, COLOGNE

Here, ingredients are mixed with a sizzle. A single petal is precisely placed with tweezers. Michelin star chef Mirko Gaul combines exquisite fine dining with unabashed experimentation to create exciting, Asian-inspired compositions. This is how he has been thrilling the international gourmet scene for years – and of course our guests from Cologne and around the world.

PRESERVE THE LIGHTNESS

The art of good cooking begins very simply – with outstanding ingredients. At taku, star chef Mirko Gaul shows what it can achieve with clarity, technical finesse and a bold combination of shape, colour, texture and temperature. Immerse yourself in a cuisine that delivers the maximum taste experience in an elegant setting.

STARS AND AWARDS

RESTAURANT TAKU IN COLOGNE

Guide Michelin: 1*

Gault-Millau: 16/20

Gusto: 8/10

PREPARED WITH Indivi­duality

HOLISTIC STAR CUISINE

You’ll often see surprised faces when a plate is served at taku. Because what comes onto the table sometimes looks light-footed, sometimes opulent, but it’s always unique and it’s always special. And the perfect complement to these Asian creations? Carefully chosen wines from the restaurant’s own cellar.

BETWEEN ASIA AND COLOGNE

STAR CHEF MIRKO GAUL

Our Head Chef Mirko Gaul regularly draws inspiration from Asia for his creations at taku, bringing back vivid impressions from Bangkok, Hong Kong or Tokyo to Cologne. In the preparation of his dishes, he uses various techniques of Western cuisine.

Born in Cologne, Mirko began his career in the cathedral city. After training at the Graugans restaurant and a stint at Da Damiano, he has been delighting taku’s guests with his signature dishes since 2011.

menu

Degustation

loup de mer

with yuzu kosho and pumpkin

tuna

with ponzu and daikon

TURBOT

with miso and yuzu

PIKE PERCH

with beans, galangal and mussels

SOT-L’Y-Laisse

with Thai velouté and peanuts

challans duck

with mushrooms and cauliflower

eucalyptus

with banana and lime

5 courses – € 140
wine pairing  – € 87
without tuna and pike perch

7 courses – € 170
wine pairing  – € 107

menu

VEGGIE

pumpkin

with yuzu kosho and onsen egg

tamago

with ponzu, shiso and daikon

ZUCCHINI

with miso and yuzu

shallots

with beans, galangal and mountain pepper

wan-tan

with cabbage and Thai velouté

eggplant

with mushrooms and cauliflower

PASSION FRUIT

with black rice, kaffir lime and vanilla

5 courses – € 115
wine pairing  – € 87
without tomago and shallots

7 courses – € 145
wine pairing  – € 107

WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU AT TAKU!