Taita
Taita

Taita

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Phone: 4025582482
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Sushi, Seafood
  • Executive Chef: Jose Dionicio
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Military Ave
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Taita
Taita is a local seasonal driven restaurant with a focus on sustainable seafood. We are located in the heart of Benson in Omaha, Nebraska.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeigborhood Gem
Taita reviews from OpenTable diners
36 reviews since May 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.7
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
87% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (31)neighborhood gem (24)romantic (15)special occasion (14)good for groups (4)hot spot (4)great for lunch (2)vibrant bar scene (2)late-night find (1)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Hidden Treasure
    Ravenoaksduo
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    What a find! Excellent seafood nicely presented. I just wish we had discovered Taita two years ago. We will definitely be back, with friends and family in tow.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • enjoyed first time
    eatingoutismypassion1
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    taita has a nice unique menu at a decent price for local seafood place. I first had the taita happy hour. Salad and wine which was great! then salmon with brussel sprouts which was cooked perfectly but very salty whic isnt my preference. Chocolate caramel ganache torte for desseert was to die for but $7 is pricey. service was good and mediocre. the chef that came out to help as it was busy on this thursday night, she was great. our actual server we had to ask him for everythiingg and was a little unattentive. Overall was nice and would definitely go back between 5:30 and 7 as their happy hour makes the meal more affordable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing Prix Fix meal
    Amstone
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    My husband & I had a fabulous 3 course meal as part of Omaha Restaurant Week. He had the sushi choices which were amazing & I had the other choice which was 2 seafood dishes followed by braised beef cheeks - sooo yummy !!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Prix-fixe experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Had a wonderful prix-fixe experience here for Omaha Restaurant week. Can't wait to go back. Not the greatest ambiance, but the food was beautifully served and excellent. Highly recommend if you are looking for a low profile evening but still want great food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Add to your list
    Picky
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Add to your list of "must" restaurants in Omaha. The menu is unusual and imaginative, hard to find anything that wasn't outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good but not Great
    Zimm
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    I was a little let down by all the great reviews I had read prior to booking my reservation. Everyone said this is the best seafood place in Omaha. The only thing I come away with is that it had the most unique seafood on the menu, but for the price I'll take Shuck's any day. Before you write off my review, my wife and I go to fine dining restaurants frequently and this one just didn't live up to the expectations. Foodies that like to eat anything won't have trouble finding something on the menu so that is why I feel it is fit for foodies.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • foodislife
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    best seafood in town! Seriously!! we have been 4 times now and have loved everything we have tried and tell all of our friends about it! Great service and very knowledgeable about gluten free options! Its a winner
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Amazing!
    Mkfood
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Our first trip to Taita definitely will not be our last! It is a wonderfully intimate space, perfect for date night. The wine & beer list has prime selections. We started with the octopus...delish! It was tender, yet a bit crunchy from the grill, a must try. We also had the rabbit and the sushi roll, which were both perfect. The sweet corn ice cream with house made churros was the perfect finish!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing. What a surprise!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    This place had the best quality sushi in town! Walking in a was a little nervous but the good was spectacular and well presented.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantasstic Seafood & Wine
    Cueball
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    The Seabass and Albacore Tuna were both to die for...and the Tuna Ceviche, WOW!!! HIghly recommend this place and will return for sure for sure!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great trendy seafood place
    Finalnight
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Came here on a Saturday night. Very old school in its charm. The food was delicious all around and reasonably priced. Would definitely return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good, not great.
    JTemp
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Everything (food, ambiance, service) was good, but nothing was spectacular. Best part of meal was curry clams in the sea bass entree. Low point was a below average spicy tuna roll, and unimpressive beer selection. My wife had encrusted grouper and loved it. Overall I'dsay give it a try. I'm glad we went, but there was nothing to really pull us back for another visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful
    eallen
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    We have been to Taita 3 times and have loved every dish. The food is thoughtfully prepared and beautifully presented. The service is attentive. For example I love their Pico Sour cocktail. After one drink, I asked if they had something similar as a non-alcoholic beverage and the hostess went and experimented right then to find me something that was very close. A definite must try restaurant... and you will find yourself wanting to come back time and again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • worth a try
    SoutherntouristVIP
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Found this experience to be really good not great. Although the service was superb the food was good. Fish dishes were under seasoned and a little overdone (just a little). Will try it again. The location in Benson is a little hard for parking and we ran into a street festival tonight so might have had something to do with the experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good & Quaint Seafood Restaurant
    nkirklinVIP
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    Food was very good, very good and interesting specialty cocktails, service was pleasant. Only mark against restaurant is food was slow in coming to the table.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • SO worth a trip to Benson!
    Raska
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    Found Taita on Open Table - was looking for a place with fresh fish on the day & time we wanted and it popped up, and since we heard Benson was a new happening area in the Big O decided to chance it. Parking was dreadful, but everything else was truly outstanding! Everyone at our table of 4 had something different and all were delighted. Our server, Tanya, anticipated every need - made great recommendations across the board! We can't wait to return to Benson and to Taita! Signed 4 happy foodies!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Memorable food
    savorlife
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    We chose Taita's based on a personal recommendation, and couldn't have been more delighted. Highly suggest the Omakase (Chef's Choice). Each of the five courses I was served was perfectly prepared, with textures and flavors that were surprising and delicious discoveries. Even the member of our party who was not much of a "fish fan," commented that she was a convert after eating seafood so expertly prepared. Looking forward to frequent returns!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Danny
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    First time experience. Reservation as kept we we were seated on time. Immediately waited on. Food was served in reasonable time and it was very good. Service was excellent. Really enjoyed the quaint surroundings and was really clean. Not much more you can ask for an evening out. Really enjoyed ourselves and we will definitley return.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 18 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 24, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.8
    • Ambiance4
    • Service4.1
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 100 reviews are from the Taita reviews archive.
  • Great food
    TooTallSidVIP
    Dined on 5/20/2014
    I had the pig trotter, a chorizo stuffed pig leg. It was terrific! The chorizo was delicious and the parsnips and a green sauce really worked. I cleaned my plate. My wife had the baked chicken and again, every thing was perfect. We finished with a dark chocolate pave that was to die for.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect
    Bdadkiss
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    Taita is the best place for fish. I recommend the chef selection it was the best octopus I have ever had tender and delicious. The sushi roll was amazing and the service was perfect.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Well done!!!
    RichC
    Dined on 5/14/2014
    A nice, quiet dining experience with a great assortment of flavors. Excellent sea bass!!
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious seafood in Omaha
    omamae1
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Ate at Taita's for the first time on May 10. Our seafood was some of the best we have had in any city. The staff was completely knowledgable, helpful and friendly. We appreciated a leisurely dining experience and not being rushed out the door as one is in some places. I had the Brown Derby (2 actually) and it was a superbly crafted cocktail. Definitely, and highly, recommend this seafood gem to anyone.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First Time - Will go back
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013VIP
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Went for the first time. Greeted with a very welcoming wait staff. Food was fantastic - service was also fantastic. Definitely will go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • An Omaha must!
    Bruzzer
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Best sea bass I ever had. Service was delightful and cheery. The wine list, though small, is full of excellent choices. Everyone left with a smile.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Seafood in Omaha
    Hdawg
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    I have had few more flavorful dishes than their ceviche and certainly no sushi in Omaha more authentic then theirs!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Truly delightful!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    Taita is absolutely one of the best restaurants in Omaha! It is everything I am looking for when I go out for dinner! I can eat healthy, beautiful, fresh, artistic food. The wine is lovely. I don't know any of the labels, but Haley always leads be to a beauiful selection. The staff is welcoming and personable and they make the experience so nice. The word is out about Taita, so it has a very energetic vibe. Benson is alive, so it makes for a fun destination. Omaha is so lucky to have Taita! A wonderful dining spot for this spring and summer!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Perfect for Good Friday
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    Beautifully prepared delicious food presented by knowledgable servers in a laid back atmosphere. Will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best seafood restaurant in NE?
    RRguy
    Dined on 4/17/2014
    Probably. With a seafood focus and Japanese and Andean influences, Taiti presents the most creative sushi in these parts, probably flown in on that new nonstop from Seattle. If sushi's not for you, appetizers include a luscious house-made tofu, spicy grilled octopus, and a divine scallops presentation. Taita offers several main courses in the $18-20 range. Don't miss the sea bass, if available. This is a small place in the Benson neighborhood, but it includes big art on the walls with a seafood theme. Men and women alike should visit the men's room to be enveloped by the octopus. Service was skillful, informed, and discreet.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013VIP
    Dined on 4/16/2014
    Was not informed upon arriving there was a sushi bar menu. Food was innovative and excellent. Restaurant quite empty but waited one hour for appetizer. Too long! Otherwise service totally friendly, knowledgeable, and processional.
    Special Features:
    Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience
    JayaVIP
    Dined on 3/27/2014
    Would definitely go back!!! Great service, amazing food!!!!! Parking was a hassle
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderfully surprised
    jag222VIP
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    Reviews were right on. We had excellent seafood and service. Will be regulars. Sorry it took us so long to find
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Clayton's only competition
    Cates1stchoices
    Dined on 3/18/2014
    Not that I think Clayton (Grey Plume) is going to mind having such an exquisite place to dine when he's not at work -- or having a partner in bringing excellence to dining in Omaha. Taita (Peruvian for "father") is a hidden sapphire in Benson, and how it shines! After a second visit, Taita is now my go-to choice for seafood dinners. The scallops choice (first plate) offers sushi-grade sea scallops perfectly seared, accompanied by a parsnip puree with a depth of flavors that it sparkles with every bite. The scorpion fish (second plate) is accompanied by miso tomato sauce and is so lovely in its ocean essence, with its briny miso, that for the rest of the meal I was transported to my beloved seacoast by the flavors of the dish. A true gem!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Best Seafood in Town!
    HannaB
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    If you love fresh and innovative seafood, this is the place to come. It is small and intimate and the staff is very accommodating. The Monkfish was excellent as well as the Ocean Trout, and anything we have ever tried. Cocktails are interesting and well prepared and served, always something new to try. We have been coming since Taita opened and will definitely return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I loved Taita!
    Michelle
    Dined on 3/12/2014
    My experience at Taita was outstanding! There were four of us. We each had 2 courses and shared them all. You can't get food that unique anywhere else in Omaha!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We had a delicious dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    We had a delicious dinner before going to a show at the Playhouse. The food was beautifully prepared and presented. Special attention was given to wine pairings with the food. I wish we could have stayed longer! My only complaint is the parking! Frustrating to drive around trying to find a place to park. I was late for my reservation. This was our first visit to Taita and I'm sure we'll be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not your everyday Omaha restaurant!
    omafoodie
    Dined on 2/26/2014
    The food at Taita is really special. Dishes and ingredients that you don't see in Omaha are served here; every course is beautiful prepared and presented. Everything I've had here is delicious. Taita feels like a favorite San Francisco restaurant to me with Midwest service. The prices are a bit higher and the portion sizes aren't American style but I feel you get what you are paying for (quality ingredients and careful preparation). Taita is our go to place for special occasions.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Taita - A Peruvian Twist
    Mark
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    Delicious seafood/sushi along with a choice of beef, pork and rabbit on the menu. The seafood is fresh and the nightly specials are always a treat. Corvina (Sea Bass) with spicy mustard sauce and peaches is especially tasty as it the pork in Peruvian adobo sauce. Pork is fork tender and melts in your mouth. The wine list is small, but the GM/Wine Steward is very selective and brings the best to the wine list. Ask for her recommendation. We've gotten two different Chardonnay's (which we don't normally drink)(which we don't normally drink)the last two times we've visited based upon Haley's recommendation and they have been very good each time. Very tasty and a wonderful find in the Benson neighborhood.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Simply the best
    BWSJR
    Dined on 2/19/2014
    Another wonderful evening at Taita. Crab and Uni bisque, homemade tofu and Kobocha squash to start, scorpion fish and Wagyu beef brisket for mains and ice cream made with Spondias lutea and butterscotch ifor dessert. Taita is a rare and delightful experience, especially for those who enjoy trying new things. The menu changes with the availability of fresh material.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Valentine Prix Fixe
    JGod
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    The food was knockout delicious. We enjoy Omahas greatest hits at The Boiler Room and the like and Taita is right up there in terms of quality of food and service. The craft cocktails are the best we've had in Omaha. Our table as a bit tucked away, tho we didn't mind. We will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Incredible
    Dave
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    This was truly an incredible experience. Every dish was perfect, the wine pairing was excellent, service was great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.