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Michelin star restaurant taku, Cologne
Mirko Gaul, Head chef Michelin star restaurant taku, Cologne
Mirko Gaul, Head chef Michelin star restaurant taku, Cologne
 

Restaurant taku

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Michelin star restaurant taku

Michelin starred restaurant - 
opposite Cologne Cathedral

Welcome to taku

Taku, awarded with one Michelin star, welcomes you with a masterpiece of 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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Michelin star restaurant taku, Cologne

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.

The style of head chef Mirko Gaul is a modern concept of the „asian fusion“cuisine, in which he deconstructs and reinterprets the gourmet kitchen of Japan, China, Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia and Malaysia. At the restaurant taku in Cologne, you enjoy an atmosphere of timeless elegance and modern. Head Chef Mirko Gaul and his team are creating refined dishes, awarded with one Michelin-star for many years and with 16/20 points at the Gault Millau.

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 (last order) and 6.30pm to 09.30pm (last order).

Please note that dogs are not permitted at our restaurants.

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Michelin star restaurant taku, Cologne

Beijing duck menu

taku's Beijing Duck Menu

Liver [terrine] … pear … young leek

Skin [traditional] … crêpes … hoisin 

Essence [shiitake] … straw mushroom … shimeji

Wing [tempura] … king prawn … tomato

Breast [challans] … wax gourd … sichuanpepper

Cudgel [ground meat] … salad … 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 (last order) and 6.30pm to 09.30pm (last order).

Please note that dogs are not permitted at our restaurants.

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Michelin star restaurant taku, Cologne

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.

=business lunch=

mackerel [tatar] ... wasabi ... cucumber …
tatar of mackerel with wasabi-crème, chips and cucumber-juice

pepper-coconut [soup] ... seafood ... kaffir …
thai pepper-coconut-soup with kaffir-lime, seafood and coriander

... jewfish [pan-fried] ... wakame ... blue mussel ...
pan-fried jewfish with blue mussels, pan-fried wakame sea-weed, and coconut-foam

cassis … tonkabean … almond …
créme of cassis with roasted almond, dried currant and tonkabean ice-cream

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

 

 

=vegetarian=

cauliflower² [cold & hot] ... coriander ... tomato …
puree of cauliflower with tomato stock, coriander dust and marinated cauliflower

pumpkin-coconut [soup] ... pumpkinseeds ... seed-oil …
indian pumpkin-coconut-soup with chili, pumpkinseeds, pumpkinseeds-oil and lime

celery [japan] ... soya ... kombu …
root-celery cooked in salt, celery-textures and soya


cassis … tonkabean … almond …
créme of cassis with roasted almond, dried currant and tonkabean ice-cream

Menu in two courses: Euro 33 per person
Menu in three courses: Euro 39 per person
Menu in four courses: Euro 45 per person

 

=chefs choice=


wild salmon [pickled] … miso … wasabi …
pickled wild salmon with miso-vinaigette, wasabi-crème and cucumber

octopus [grilled] … shiso … matured soy sauce …
pan fried rock octopus with green shiso foam, caviar, wild herbs and matured soy sauce
    
us beef [onglet] … onion … gari … edamame …
us beef grilled on charcoal with miso-sauce, gari-ginger-pie Oniontextures and edamame beans

cassis … tonkabean … almond …
créme of cassis with roasted almond, dried currant and tonkabean ice-cream

[… 4 courses …]    euro   79
[… incl. wine …]    euro  115

Specials

Shabu Shabu ... Pak choy ... Shiitake
Euro 25

Thaicurry [red] ... corn ... coconut ... snow pea
Euro 21

 

Lunch box

Here, we combine for our quick wallower four courses in one course, with sushi, miso-soup, tempura and desser
Euro 32

Sushi

Experience the Live Sushi Station during Lunchtime at the restaurant taku.

You can watch head chef Mirko Gaul and his team preparing the fresh food and try the different variations of sushi at the sushi bar.

You can enjoy the following sushi variations at the table:

taku´s small Sushi-variation ... Maki ... Nigiri
Euro 24

taku´s large Shushi-variation ... Maki ... Nigiri ... Inside out
Euro 32

Aperitif @ taku

Our Taku’s rose    Euro 19
rose syrup ... vodka ... lemon juice ... champagne


Opening hours

Tuesday to Saturday from 12.00am to 2.00pm (last order) and 6.30pm to 09.30pm (last order).

Please note that dogs are not permitted at our restaurants.

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Cooking Class Cologne
Michelin star restaurant taku, Cologne

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.

Dates:

February 18th, 2017
June 17th, 2017
September 2nd, 2017
October 7th, 2017

Time:

11 am


Price:
249 per person

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 (last order) and 6.30pm to 09.30pm (last order).

Please note that dogs are not permitted at our restaurants.

Book a table online »

 

 

Sushi Workshop Cologne

Sushi Cologne
Cooking Class Cologne
Michelin star restaurant taku, Cologne
 

Sushi Workshop

Sushi Workshop

Do you want to learn how to prepare perfect sushi?

Most of the time the little tips and tricks are most important for your success in the kitchen. The taku team around Chef Mirko Gaul invites you to a Sushi workshop to the restaurant taku. With the help of the taku team you learn how to create perfect makis and nigiris.

Date:

Saturday 14th January 2017

Saturday 11th February 2017

Saturday 11th March 2017

Time:

11.30 – 14.00 o’clock

Price:

EUR 85 per person

 

Of course you can get a voucher for this workshop as a present at our reception.


Reservation

We are looking forward to your reservation via phone 0221 270 1 or e-mail info(at)excelsior-hotel-ernst.de

 

 

 

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Michelin star restaurant taku, Cologne
Michelin star restaurant taku, Cologne

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 (last order) and 6.30pm to 09.30pm (last order).

Please note that dogs are not permitted at our restaurants.

Book a table online »