Taiki

4.7
69 reviews
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Sushi
Nestled in the Boerum Hill neighborhood, is the best sushi restaurant in Brooklyn, Taiki. Join us for an authentic Japanese sushi experience, with the majority of fish being imported straight from Japan. The head chef, Taiki Minamitani, boasts 18 years of experience as an Itamae (sushi chef). Our selection of wine, sake, signature cocktails, and beer is specifically selected to complement our traditional sushi menu and original kitchen menu. The romantic and cozy setting is perfect for parties, dates, or just drinks with a friend. We hope to see you soon.

Specials

Happy Hour

6 Piece Omakase for $24, Beer for $5, and signature cocktails, wine, and sake for $9.

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: February 21, 2019

Ends: February 22, 2118

Availability: Tue-Sat 6:00PM-6:45PM

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

We are offering a Mother's Day Special Menu from 12 PM - 5PM. Guests will have 3 options to choose from all priced at $26 for each respective option. Beer, Wine, and Cocktails will be served at Happy Hour price. Let's celebrate a special day for our hard working mothers!

Sunday, May 12, 2019

What 69 People Are Saying
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New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

My only problem was that the name on the gift certificate which brought me to this place, was not the name on the door. I had to do a bit of sleuthing.

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LS
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Really good food and service, at a premium. I would go back, but can't afford to make it a regular thing.

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T
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hidden gem! Omakase is good value and delicious. But the eggplant appetizer may be the most delicious thing I have ever eaten.

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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing atmosphere and really delicious food. The fish was extremely high quality and the appetizers were so good.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great new find. Sit at the bar. Get the omakase

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G
San Francisco
60 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely the best sushi I’ve had in New York and at least as good as the best I’ve had in Tokyo! Expensive and worth it!

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SH
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

My boyfriend and I came here on Valentine's Day. We both work 60 plus hour weeks, so we were excited to finally have a nice date with each other. We thought an 8 course dinner and "bottle of sparkling sake" for $160 for 2 was a great value.

We were incredibly disappointed by the meal. Our server was juggling way too many things including wearing the hat of hostess. At the beginning of the meal, we felt rushed. The first 2-3 courses all came at once and we didn't get any water until 20 minutes into the meal. The first 2 courses weren't anything special, miso soup and edamame to share. Every Japanese lunch special in New York City comes with miso soup and the obvious edamame add on. We were hoping for something more inspired?? The bottle of "sparkling sake" was flat and wasn't really a bottle, but more so a 350ml serving. The other 5 courses took an hour and a half to come out and they were out of order. The whole point of having an 8 course dinner is to enjoy the progression of the meal the way the chef intended. But apparently something went wrong in the kitchen so our dinner ended up lasting over 2 hours. It caused a traffic jam by the front door as the guests waiting for our table were standing next to ours. Eager to sit down at our spot and begin their own meal. I thought the whole thing was sloppy, disappointing and overpriced. I will say that the sushi and sashimi was marvelous. Oh and the 8th course desert was very disappointing, 2 pretzel sticks dipped in strawberry yogurt wrapped in plastic for you to take to go on your way out.

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Responded on February 19, 2019

Thanks for the feedback, sorry to hear this, I've reached out to you privately to see how we can make things better.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We LOVE this place. Since it’s just down the block, we definitely plan on making it our go-to, neighborhood Japanese restaurant. The food is always on point, the service is lovely—knowledgeable, attentive, friendly—and vibe is laid back (but it still feels like ‘a night out’).

Recommended 100%...

...we’re just trying to keep it quiet, so we’re still able to get a table!

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PM
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazingly fresh sushi in a cool atypical environment with fish from Japan and New Zealand the night we were there. Some of the freshest and best sushi I have ever had. Stellar service as well.

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B
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was fresh and delicious. Loved the trim, curated menu. Everything was excellent - from the appetizers and omakase to the sake. It is a hidden gem.

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BD
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Taiki is a Brooklyn jewel .

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HH
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Used to be a bit better, but solid, fresh sushi. Omakase was fine, but served on a platter, rather than one at a time, which I think is a better experience.

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D
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We have a number of good sushi restaurants in Southern California (we're transplants) but VERY few with the quality of fish offered by Taiki. It was melt-in-your mouth and perfectly cut. The rice was perfect also - was neither gluey nor crumbly. The edamame was to die for. The musical playlist was also innovative and pleasant, a lovely accompaniment to a very, very fine meal.

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JL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Seared Tuna/Yellowtail/Salmon Belly was outstanding.

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OT
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Taiki is an awesome sushi spot with delicious fresh fish and interesting appetizers, all at affordable prices.

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SH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazingly fresh sushi in the heart of Boerum Hill, this place is such a wonderful gem!

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RS
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very good, can't wait to go back.Great before Barclay events.

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J
New York Area
56 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very unique sushi experience. High quality fish, great service, and nice ambiance. Definitely one of the best sushi places in Brooklyn, if not all of NYC.

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A
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great sushi!! Love everything in the menu! Great cocktails! Can’t wait to come back again!

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Authentic and wonderful Japanese spot! Sake and fish quality was high, and the service was amazing. I highly recommend the omakase, the chefs provide an excellent selection, and the choose your size makes it pretty affordable (especially at happy hour). It's a nice intimate spot, definitely great for a date.

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k
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was fantastic with a lot of great unexpected flavors. Try the specials for the day. Most flavorful edamamme.

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Singapore
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Parents were in town so wanted to share my favorite sushi joint with them. We started we great cocktails and had fantastic sushi.

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SM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had the most amazing time at Taiki. Everything was on point - the food, the service, the atmosphere and vibe. Definitely can't wait to go back!

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TM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was second time at Taiki. Start with special spiced EDAMAME and Japanese beer and nicely selected Sashimi was perfect. Nasu Agebitashi (Eggplant, shishitou, soy dashi) and mussels with jalapeño were very special. You must try Miso Chowder, too. If you want to try quality sushi, go with Taiki. It’s casual but great service and nice ambiance.

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RD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We really enjoyed the omakase (chef's choice) meal we had. The fish was well-selected and well-prepared for our sushi, our appetizer (a tunafish tartare) was delicious and the sake list was well-curated. All around excellent experience with attentive service, good food and lovely atmosphere.

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CD
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Chef Taiki's food is exceptional. Our server Jonathan was friendly, knowledgeable, and put our dining experience over-the-top with one small gesture ....

We let Jonathan know that after dining at Taiki we were heading over to Barclay's Center to see Depeche Mode in concert. I'm a huge fan and the entire evening, including selecting Taiki to dine beforehand, was a special event I was looking forward to for months. Towards the end of our meal, we heard Enjoy the Silence playing in the restaurant. I found this gesture to be very touching.

We will be back for the food and the service.

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s
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful omakase. Lovely little place, tucked away. I feel so lucky to have discovered it.

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m
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Chef Taiki has created a warm and welcoming ambience in which to serve his inspired preparations and delicious food.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing sushi/ food in general, super cute location, great service!

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JF
Nashville
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Food was good but portions were very small for the price. Loved the ambience and the staff was very friendly.

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OT
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

The food is ok. Good not great sushi. It took far too long to order and then get our food.

The biggest issue was value. Wildly overpriced for what you're getting. We each racked up a $100+ bill for not a lot of food. Needs to be 40% cheaper at least.

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A
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A pure gem in Boerum Hill! Amazing sushi place! A pure delight! The best sushi ever!!! Few tables but amazing service! Liked being seated at the bar to see the chef preparing the sushi and rolls! Highly recommend this place!

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AB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely loved Taiki. Everything about it - great ambiance, the fit-out and design inside the restaurant, the incredible Omakase, very friendly and knowledgable staff and the fact that it's just around the corner!
NYC's best kept secret (but I doubt that will last long!).

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DT
New England
3 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Chef Taiki was very fun and easy to talk to. I highly recommend the 10 course omakase, as you get Uni and Ebi which were amazing and not included in the 8 course one. The couple next to us got 12 course omakase and got Scallop and something else as their last 2 courses. Prices are very reasonable for omakase.

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K
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a fantastic time at Taiki. It was my fiancée's birthday and the waitress was able to bring out a candle with our dessert which was awesome. The 12 piece omakase was amazing and the appetizers were very innovative. We would definitely recommend this restaurant for an excellent sushi dinner.

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RR
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

The sushi and sashimi were excellent. Loved the toro tartare and edamame! The downside is the only drinks they offer that are not alcoholic are water and tea. The short haired female server was very condescending and rude when asked questions as simple as “Can I please have some soy sauce?” I wouldn’t eat there again nor recommend it to my friends because there are so many other amazing sushi restaurants in Brooklyn with better service and a broader selection. If you’re going to pay $300 for sushi, the service better be spot on.

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RT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

AMAZING Japanese food, and superb service. This was my third time at Taiki, and each time it actually gets better.

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s
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Felt like dining in Japan: high-quality sushi, served quickly. This is not a place to linger, especially since the wine/sake list is limited. But if you like to have a delicious meal where you can get in and out in under an hour (I do!), this is a great place to do it.

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LU
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wow. Unbelievable sushi hidden away ok night Boerum Hill. my wife and I had the omakase, it was fantastic. Some of the best sishinibw had in NYC. Would go back and plan on it.

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OT
Hamburg Area
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Delicious!!!! Perfect SERVICE!!!!

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