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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 6.30pm to 09.30pm (last order at any one time).

Changed opening hours
on holidays and tradefairs »

Please note that dogs are not permitted at our restaurants.

Book a table online »

menus at restaurant taku

taku – our menu

signature menu

U.S. BEEF
wild chive / beet / yuzu
€ 29

LOBSTER
ramsons / rice / bisque
€ 39

TURBOT
green asparagus / miso / truffle
€ 34

OCTOPUS
tamarind / tomato / tandoori
€ 26

VEAL CHEEK
beef tea / morels / white asparagus
€ 27

LAMBCARRÉE
cauliflower / raz el hanout / snap pea
€ 42

BLUEBERRY
gin / original beans ‘edelweiss’ / galgant
€ 17

PRICE
7 Courses 145 € - Wine 105 €
complete menu
6 Courses 130 € - Wine 95 €
without LOBSTER
5 Courses 115 € - Wine 85 €
without LOBSTER & VEAL CHEEK

Please be advised that to ensure the quality of our dishes, single courses may change due to market conditions.

vegetarian menu - nature

TAMAGO
buttermilk / herbs / radish
€ 23

ONION
spinach / wild-mushrooms
€ 26

GREEN ASPARAGUS

miso / wild garlic
€ 32

RHUBARB

pea / dark noir 64 %
€ 17

PRICE

4 courses 92 € – Wine 75 €

à la carte - specials

SASHIMI
‘catch of the day’ / avocado / sesame / wasabi / ginger / miso-crème
€ 38

THAI-BOUILLABAISSE
for 2 persons
thai-bouillabaisse ‚interpretation by Mirko Gaul‘ - with lobster, bouchot-clams
and calamari
€ 84

SPECIAL CUTS
Greater Omaha Gold Label Beef
frischer Wasabi / japanischer Senf / Rettich / Knoblauch / Ponzu
Filet 160g € 52
Entrecôte 400g € 49

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Michelin star restaurant taku, Cologne

Beijing duck menu

taku's Beijing Duck Menu

Beijing, the cultural and politcal centre of the People's Republic of China, has a history 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 to 6 persons

Please order your duck at least 24 hours in advance.

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Opening hours

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

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!

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Opening hours

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

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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Cooking Class Cologne
Michelin star restaurant taku, Cologne

cooking@taku

Cooking classes

Only a few times a year Mirko Gaul offers 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:

September 22nd 2018

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.

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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, February 3rd 2018
Saturday, March 10th 2018
Saturday, June 9th 2018
Saturday, July 7th 2018

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 6.30pm to 09.30pm (last order at any one time).

Changed opening hours
on holidays and trade fairs »

Please note that dogs are not permitted at our restaurants.

Book a table online »