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Taita
Taita

Taita Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Phone: (402) 558-2482
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Sushi
  • 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 WinnerNeighborhood Gem
Diner Reviews
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "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. "
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "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! "
    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. "
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "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."
    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!"
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "A nice, quiet dining experience with a great assortment of flavors. Excellent sea bass!!"
    Dined on 5/14/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    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."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "I have had few more flavorful dishes than their ceviche and certainly no sushi in Omaha more authentic then theirs!"
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "Beautifully prepared delicious food presented by knowledgable servers in a laid back atmosphere. Will definitely be back."
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "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. "
    Dined on 4/17/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 4/16/2014
  • "Would definitely go back!!! Great service, amazing food!!!!! Parking was a hassle"
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "Reviews were right on. We had excellent seafood and service. Will be regulars. Sorry it took us so long to find"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 3/12/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 2/26/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "We chose Valentine's Day weekend for our first visit to Taita. We live in the Benson neighborhood and had been planning on coming many times before but something always came up to change our plans. We are glad we finally came. The place is quite small, but lovely. The staff were all very friendly and eager to assist guests. We were seated promptly and a clean, comfortable table. Our order was taken promptly. The cocktail list was very limited, as was the wine list. We ordered a bottle of wine to have both before and during dinner. Our appetizer arrived and was delicious I had the sea bass, which was just slightly overcooked but still very tasty. My guest had the ocean trout and it was delicious. We will be back."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 2/19/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Our Valentine's Dinner at Taita was all we had hoped for. The service was very good, however we had to wait more than a half hour to be seated, after our reservation, which was for 7:15. Once seated, however, the dinner was beautiful and delicious. It was prix fixe with optional wine pairings, which were delightful. The highlight for us was the serrano ham wrapped rockfish in the corn and mussel broth. The fish was serrano ham was crispy, the fish siky and the broth spicy. It was umami in every bite. We will definitely go back."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "I booked a reservation for Valentines Day and Taita did not dissapoint. The food was absolutely amazing and the dishes were creative. I am definitely going back again."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "This was truly an incredible experience. Every dish was perfect, the wine pairing was excellent, service was great."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Everything was amazing, scallops were delicious along with everything else. Both waitresses were very fun and definetly made the experience a lot better. Will definetly be back and be talking it up and suggesting it to others"
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "Love Taita! Interesting food, great drinks and wine, vibrant little gem in Benson!"
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "I went here for a late night dinner with a friend. The restaurant was really quiet, but mostly because the weather was so horrible outside. We ordered filefish for appetizers and he ordered the ocean trout while I ordered rabbit. The only reason I gave the food 3 stars is because both of us were really confused about our entrees the whole time. His trout tasted exactly like salmon, and my rabbit tasted exactly like chicken (and both of us have had trout and rabbit before). We were too busy chatting to ask the waitress but I'm a little suspicious maybe we got the wrong entrees. That being said, I've been here once before and the interesting flavors never fail to impress me. All the dishes are complex and every ingredient work together."
    Dined on 2/5/2014
  • "We went for homemade ramen on a Sunday afternoon. Delicious! Highly recommend for that. We have also been there for dinner and ate the most outstanding food imaginable."
    Dined on 1/26/2014
  • "My husband and I had the scallops for an appetizer, they were so delicious and it only got better from there! We tried a couple of sushi items (we are kind of new to sushi) and they were so fresh and clean tasting. Then onto the main course for more fish. Excellent once again!!! Living so far from the coast, we often find that great seafood is difficult to find in Omaha. The waitress was wonderful with recommendations, from 2 great drinks to the explaining the rest of the menu items. The portion sizes were perfect, as we still had room for the chocolate dessert. The menu was small with about 8 main course options but you need to look no further for good food. Impressive place, we will return."
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "Went for dinner Friday night at 7:15pm on a date...I had requested a table away from the door and some privacy and they were very accomodating. Started off with the scallops for my first course and they were delectable! Second course was a few Nigiri selctions and delicious a well. MY date had the crab bisque which we found to be rather earthy and I was not particularly a fan but his second course was the plum chicken and it was terrific! We will be back!"
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "There is nothing like this in Omaha! Taita is pushing the limits of our imaginations about what seafood and sushi should be, and what an exciting ride! Service is excellent and guides you along for a memorable experience. The space is vibrant, but small, so make sure you get a reservation! If you call yourself a seafood lover but haven't been to Taita, then I say you don't know seafood at all until you have tried their myriad of flavors and innovation. Their sushi is the highlight to a well rounded menu - and there are great non-seafood options as well, so bring your friends! I am always looking for the next excuse I can make to dine at Taita - it is always the culinary highlight of my week."
    Dined on 1/20/2014
  • "Taita imports its seafood fresh daily from Japan. The chef is from Peru. So, the restaurant features fish selections and preparations that you cannot find anywhere else in Nebraska. The small, charming cafe is located in the upcoming Benson neighborhood. This place is a great edition to the Omaha dining scene."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "Very unique, nothing like it in Omaha. Not huge portions but delicious and excellent presentation. We had several items and there was nothing we didn't enjoy. Background music would have been nice."
    Dined on 1/18/2014