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Restaurant taku

Happy Birthday - 15 years of taku

With the opening of the taku in October 2001, the Excelsior Hotel Ernst set the first highlight in the gourmet world of Cologne.

East Asian cuisine creatively interpreted and presented with the passion for details. With these attributes, the taku delights gourmets and enthusiast in particular. Chef Mirko Gaul welcomes you with authentic East Asian cuisine by taking simple recipes and creating something with finest flavors and great elegance of it. Many awards and one Michelin star approve the high standards and the passion of Mirko Gaul and his kitchen team.

Convince yourself and celebrate the 15th jubilee of the taku with us.

  • Taku birthday package

    Celebrate the michelin-star awarded restaurants anniversary with an overnight stay and dinner.

  • Birthday menu

    To the 15-year anniversay chef Mirko Gaul created a menu of highlights from the last years.

Michelin-star awarded restaurant in Cologne

Birthday menu

The anniversary menu - the culinary highlight to the 15th birthday

For the 15th anniversary of the restaurant taku, Mirko Gaul created the ‘taku classics’ menu with some highlights of the last 15 years. To complete your culinary journey, each dish will be served with an characteristic beverage of each country, like matcha tea, Chinese beer and of course many variations of sake.


wild salmon [pickled] … miso … wasabi … 23 ***
pickled wild salmon with miso-vinaigette, wasabi-crème and cucumber

langoustine [flamed] … ginger … dashi … 36
flamed langoustine with gingeroil, nori seaweed, matured soy-sauce and aroma-dashi

turbot [pan-fried] … brussels sprout … black cardamon … 32 ***
pan-fried turbot, foam of black cardamon, mushed potatoes with cumin and brussels sprout

us beef [grilled] … teriyaki … star anise … 29
grilled us ball tip with teriyaki-sauce, pearl-onion, Pan-fried root of coriander and star anise

duck³ [beijing-style] … dim sum … essence … 35 ***
beijing-duck in 3 courses, essence / breast / dim-sum,
with straw mushroom, salat and young leek

pumpkin [hokkaido] … shank … tandoori …  16 ***
variation of pumpkin with valrhona chocolate, thai chili & thai basil

from 4th October 2016

4 courses | 105 Euro per person ***
4 course wine journey |55 Euro per person

6 courses | 130 Euro per personen
6 course wine journey | 85 Euro per person

Opening hours

Tuesday to saturday from 12.00 am – 2.00 pm (last order)

and from 6.30 pm - 9.30 pm (last order)

Please note that dogs are not permitted at our restaurants.

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