Taiki

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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

What 93 People Are Saying
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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Omasake happy hour is a great deal and all the food was delicious! Loved the space, they play great music and give you cucumber water. Plus the service was EXCELLENT! Great for a date, girls night or buiseness meal or just go sit at the bar with a book.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience2

Very fresh sushi and a good selection on the menu of sushi and cocktails. The restaurant week menu was good but relatively small. The huge downside of the place was a very tight venue. The sushi bar was cramped, with uncomfortable chairs and too many patrons. The service was subpar considering how small the place was. No offer to take coats or coat racks despite the tiny space.

ER
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazingly fresh!

T
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’ve been to Taiki four times and it’s always outstanding. Both the sushi and the cooked dishes are well made and delicious. Staff knows all the fish and sake in detail and explains options clearly. Nice selection of Japanese and locally caught fish. Highly recommend.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second time to Taiki. Fish is exquisite.

JD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Most importantly the food was really good but the value wasnt there, this place is way too expensive. The rolls are $14 and are the small six-piece ones you typically get for $6 at other sushi places. I have no problem paying more for good sushi but Taiki wasn't worth it, just too expensive and the value wasn't there.
They were also understaffed for a Saturday night, our waiter did fine but he could have used the help, they also only had one sushi chef working which caused a long wait for orders. Won't be going back.

JV
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Watching Taiki (the sushi chef) in action is like watching an artist paint a painting. And his curated selection of fresh fish from around the world is to die for. No rainbow roles or other crazy combinations with sauces. Taiki is all about quality fresh fish with expert preparation. Oh and try their amazing saki.

L
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Taiki! Chef and staff are always great and the omakase is really good quality! Sit at the bar :)

DS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We love coming for happy hour with the kids. The service is outstanding.

G
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

As soon as we entered, we were welcomed by all. Our table for two was in the rear and very comfortable. The service staff brought our extremely tasty cocktails within a short time. The chef’s choice was delicious, a mix of fresh sushi. The grilled octopus special was enough for two.
It is a small place so I would recommend reservations. Are we coming back? Absolutely!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience5

The appetizers were great! We had crab cakes and calamari. But the sushi itself was underwhelming. The ambiance was great- beautiful space. Great service!

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

C
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. Fun different selection of sushi- some fish I’ve never seen on a menu before. Really friendly staff. Sit at the bar!

JM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fresh and unique sushi selection!

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DS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

A true neighborhood gem, this is quickly becoming my favorite sushi place in the city. The food is consistently excellent, as is the ambiance and especially the service. We often bring our two small children for an early weekend dinner and the staff is amazing with them - as a result, our kids love to eat there, and to try new foods. We love Taiki!

EL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Taiki is an outstanding restaurant! Great addition to the neighborhood.

C
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic as always. Great food, great service, great ambience.

J
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I found this place randomly and I'm so glad I did! It was without a doubt one of the best dining experiences my husband and I have ever had. I am not adventurous with sushi and our server, Jonathan was an expert on guiding me through the menu. So knowledgeable and passionate about sharing his expertise. We were able to expand our palates while having an unbelievable meal here. We live in Manhattan and we will certainly be making the trip to Brooklyn to eat here again. The food was delicious but Jonathan really made our experience next level. HIGHLY RECOMMEND. The back table in the room is very private and great for a date night which is where we sat.

RC
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Taiki is our go-to sushi restaurant in Brooklyn. It is authentically Japanese, high quality sushi at its best. It compares to the high end sushi places in Manhattan. You won’t find a dragon roll here. The service was outstanding at our most recent visit.

K
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Saw the New York restaurant week promo outside the restaurant and decided to try it out. Went in 15 mins before HH is over and took advantage of it. Had the chamosan and a sale mojito (can’t recall the exact name) and they were light and refreshing for such a humid and muggy day. The monkfish karaage & crab cakes appetizer are on point. Lightly battered and done so well and the dip for the crab cakes went so well with the monkfish too. The chef Sushi selection is well spread out. I’m not good with sour taste so the yuzu sorbet is a pass though I did try a few spoonfuls. Overall, a great dinner and music is jamming!

AE
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Food was great but service was painstakingly slow! We literally had to beg for something to put in our stomachs after not getting served even the appetizers after about an hour! It might have been just that night, overall experience was still great.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Taiki is the best sushi in Brooklyn. Great food. Great vibe. Great music. Everything is amazing.

MR
New England
2 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall3food5service3ambience2

Food was pretty good. This is the type of place that emphasizes good quality fish as opposed to the type that offers a lot of crazy ingredients in their rolls. Value was just ok - you can get the same or better quality for lower prices elsewhere. Ambience was kind of split - the decorating and lighting were nice, but the place is super, super cramped even by NYC standards. Service was about what I'd expect - they made two mistakes but they did fix them. Overall, though, I didn't think it was worth the money or the extremely cramped environment.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always the best at Taiki. Quality of fish is outstanding. Best neighborhood sushi spot.

MA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

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.

LS
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

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

T
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

OT
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

G
San Francisco
65 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

SH
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

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.

Taiki
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
2 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

PM
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

B
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

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.

BD
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Taiki is a Brooklyn jewel .

HH
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2018
Overall3food3service3ambience4

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.

D
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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.

JL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Seared Tuna/Yellowtail/Salmon Belly was outstanding.

OT
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

SH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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