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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

Get excited about the east Asian cuisine!

Head chef Mirko Gaul uses the modern concept of „Asian fusion“ cuisine, in which he reinterprets the gourmet kitchen of Japan, China, Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia and Malaysia.

At taku, awarded with one Michelin-star for years and 16/20 points at the Gault Millau, Head Chef Mirko Gaul and his team are creating refined dishes.

Additionally, the skilled employees gladly recommend corresponding wines and are happy to explain the components of the exotic dishes, if you wish.

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Opening hours

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

On the 16th July, the taku team will be taking their well-deserved summer break. Fueled with sun, fresh energy and new recipe ideas, we will welcome you again on 15th August.

Changed opening hours
on holidays and trade fairs »

Please note that dogs are not permitted at our restaurants.

Book a table online »

menues at restaurant taku

taku – our menue

signature menue

Kick-off

thai-gazpacho
poké
‚crab-bread‘

Foreplay

egg-yolk, tomato & tamarind, topinambur
beef-tea & wan-tan

Menue

wild prawn, carrot & herbs
scallop, cellery & truffle
tuna, jalapeño & radish
pulpo, tom yum & papaya
pluma „yam nua“, salad & tomato
“Eifeler” lamb, fennel & cous-cous

Aftermath

ginger, pan dan & ivoire 35 %

Dessert

peanut, caramel & caramelia 36 %

Ending

apricot-thyme-lolly
espresso-orange-marshmallow
nougat-bar
yuzu cheesecake

Price

7 courses - €139 – Wine €110 complete menue
6 courses- €125 – Wine €95 without pluma
5 courses - €110 – Wine €85 without tuna & pluma
4 courses - €99 – Wine €75 without tuna, pulpo & pluma

vegetarian menue - nature

Kick-off

thai-gazpacho
tosaka-salad
‚veggi-bread‘

Foreplay

egg-yolk, tomato & tamarind, topinambur
carrot, sherry & shiso

Menue

green asparagus, miso & apple-vinegar
parsnip, celery & truffle
hong kong gai lan, salad & matured soy

Aftermath

ginger, pan dan & ivoire 35%

Dessert

granny smith, star anise & ginger

Ending

apricot-thyme-lolly
espresso-orange-marshmallow
nougat-bar
yuzu cheesecake

Price

4 courses - €85 – Wine - €75

à la carte

starter

wild prawn, carrot & herbs
flamed wild prawn marinated with Nanban, carrot-texture and herbs
34 €

scallop, celery & truffle
scallop with celery-sesame-foam, lime and chive-oil
32 €

pho bo, rice-noodles & boiled fillet
vietnamese beef-soup with boiled filet, rice noodles, pan-fried sprouts and herbs
16 €

green asparagus, miso & apple-vinegar
vegetarian
variation of green asparagus with miso and apple-vinegar
26 €

main-dishes

“Eifeler” lamb, fennel & cous-cous
pan-fried back of lamb with panth-poron, fennel & cous-cous
38 €

thai-bouillabaisse, lobster & basil
for 2 person
thai-bouillabaisse ´interpretation by Mirko Gaul´with lobster, bouchot-claims and calamaretti
84 €

hong kong gai lan, salad & matured soy
vegetarian
steamed hong kong gai lan with matured soy-sauce, salad and lime

26 €

Please be informed that the menue is only available for dinner.

 

 

à la carte

entre

tuna, jalapeño & radish
tataki from tuna with miso-mayo, jalapeño, mustard-creme and radish-salad
26 €

pulpo, tom yum & papaya
cooked pulpo with tom-yum-sauce, papaya and chili
26 €

pluma „yam nua“, salad & tomato
thai, yam nua’-salad with lemongras and mint
21 €

parsnip, celery & truffle
vegetarian
baked parsnip with celery-sesame-foam,lime and chive-oil
22 €

desserts

granny smith, star anise and ginger
variation of granny smith with ginger and star anise-aromates
16 €

peanut, caramel & caramelia 36 %
variation of peanut (salty & sweet) with caramel and caramelia-chocolate

17 €

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Michelin star restaurant taku, Cologne

Beijing duck menu

taku's Beijing Duck Menu

Bejing, the cultural and politcal centre of the People's Republic of China, has a historiy older than 3000 years. On of the most important accomplishments of China's culture is the world renowned Beijing duck. The first written records of it came from the Ming Dynasty (1368 - 1644). Our chef, Mirko Gaul and his team prepare this culinary delight in 6 exquisite courses.

liver [terrine] … pear … young leek

skin [traditional] … crêpes … hoisin 

essence [shiitake] … straw mushroom … shimeji

wing [tempura] … king prawn … tomato

breast [challans] … wax gourd … sichuan pepper

dim sum … truffle … leak


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

Only upon request, from 2 persons

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Opening hours

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

On the 16th July, the taku team will be taking their well-deserved summer break. Fueled with sun, fresh energy and new recipe ideas, we will welcome you again on 15th August.

Changed opening hours
on holidays and trade fairs »

Please note that dogs are not permitted at our restaurants.

Book a table online »

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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=

tom yum [thai] … octopus … coriander …
thai tom yum gung with pan-fried octopus, rice-noodles and coriander

lamb-filet [eifel] … fennel … couscous …
pan-fried filet of the “prehistoric eifeler lamb“ with fennel-chutney and couscous

granny smith [variation] … star anise … ginger …
variation of granny smith with ginger and star anise

[…2 course…]                        euro 35
[…3 course…]                        euro 41
 

 

=vegetarian=


red pepper-chili [foam-soup] … coriander … buttermilk …
red pepper-chili foam-soup with red-pepper-chutney, coriander and buttermilk-foam

onsen-egg [62,5°c] … spinach …truffle …
onsen-egg with sauté spinach, celery-truffle-foam and fresh truffle

granny smith [variation] … star anise … ginger …
variation of granny smith with ginger and star anise

[…2 course…]                        euro 33
[…3 course…]                        euro 39

= lunch specials =

lunchbox ... sushi ... miso ... tempura ... dessert
euro 32

thaicurry [red] ... corn ... coconut ... sugar snaps
euro 21

 

Aperitif @ taku

Our taku’s rose    Euro 20
rose syrup ... vodka ... lemon juice ... champagne

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Opening hours

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

On the 16th July, the taku team will be taking their well-deserved summer break. Fueled with sun, fresh energy and new recipe ideas, we will welcome you again on 15th August.

Changed opening hours
on holidays and trade fairs »

Please note that dogs are not permitted at our restaurants.

Book a table online »

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Michelin star restaurant taku

Matcha tea ceremony 抹茶

Matcha tea ceremony 抹茶

Another innovation at the taku that Mirko Gaul has introduced after his culinary journey through Asia:

Our new Matcha tea ceremony is now available at taku. Directly prepared at your table! Matcha (jap.: „pulverised tea) consists of finest powder of crushed green tea which is used during the Japanese tea ceremony.  This sort of tea has an intense green colour and a mellow sweet flavor.

To produce round about 300 gramm of Matcha powder, the traditional granit mills need an hour. The way of preparatin of Matcha was probably developed in the 6th century in China. As used in the traditional East Asian medicine, the tea leaves are dried as medical plants and are milled afterwards.
This type of medicine was traditonally produced in Buddhist abbeys and mainly consumed there. Based on this tradition, the first tea ritual of the cen and chan Buddhists emerged. 

The taste of genuine matcha is called umami which symbolized the fifth sense of sense.
Get to know your own umami in a traditional tea ceremony happening at your table!

Michelin star restaurant taku


Opening hours

Tuesday to Saturday from 12.00am to 2.00pm and 6.30pm to 09.30pm.

On the 16th July, the taku team will be taking their well-deserved summer break. Fueled with sun, fresh energy and new recipe ideas, we will welcome you again on 15th August.

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 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 1st July 2017

Saturday 9th September 2017

Time:

11.30 – 14.00 o’clock

Price:

EUR 105 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.

asian restaurant taku cologne

Opening hours

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

On the 16th July, the taku team will be taking their well-deserved summer break. Fueled with sun, fresh energy and new recipe ideas, we will welcome you again on 15th August.

Changed opening hours
on holidays and trade fairs »

Please note that dogs are not permitted at our restaurants.

Book a table online »

[Translate to English:] Restaurant taku besondere Öffnungszeiten

Our opening hours on holidays and trade fairs

Changed opening hours on holidays and trade fairs

Special opening hours during official holidays trade fairs

October 3rd 2017closed
October 8th - 9th 2017evening open
December 24th -26th 2017evening open
December 27th 2017closed
December 31st 2017evening open
January 2nd 2018closed
January 9th 2018closed
January 15th 2018evening open
Januar 23rd 2018closed
January 28th - 29th 2018evening open
February 4th - 14th 2018closed
March 25th - April 9th 2018closed
asian restaurant taku cologne


Opening hours

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

On the 16th July, the taku team will be taking their well-deserved summer break. Fueled with sun, fresh energy and new recipe ideas, we will welcome you again on 15th August.

Changed opening hours
on holidays and trade fairs »

Please note that dogs are not permitted at our restaurants.

Book a table online »