About Taikun at The Ritz Carlton Grand Cayman
Taikun fuses the finest grade of sushi with authentic ingredients, sophisticated presentation and legendary Ritz-Carlton service. From traditional makis to the freshest sashimi to savory tempura rolls, Taikun delivers an experience worthy of its name, an ancient Japanese term of respect from which the English ‘tycoon’ was derived. One of the hallmarks of the Taikun experience is real wasabi grated tableside. The Taikun staff grates the rhizome against sharkskin in the traditional Asian fashion, ensuring the delicate wasabi root touches only organic materials.
•Grand Cayman's finest gourmet sushi lounge and largest sake selection
•Traditional makis, mouthwatering sashimi and the signature Tempura Roll
•Communal Table dining
•Japanese green teas and distinctive martinis
The RItz-Carlton, Grand Cayman
George Town, Grand Cayman 11209
Sushi, Asian, Japanese
Hours of Operation:
Open: Daily from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
West Bay Road
$50 and over
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Complimentary Valet Parking.
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Every Wednesday evening, the Omakase menu (5 course chef's special menu) is available at a better price than normally. Omakase is a Japanese phrase meaning “I’ll leave it to you”. Deepen your appreciation for
Japanese cuisine with a five course omakase
tasting menu, for only 65 CI$. Grated table side, fresh wasabi root complements this distinctive restaurant experience.
Treat a friend, loved one or business associate to a luxurious dining experience with The Ritz-Carlton Gift Card.
Taikun at The Ritz Carlton Grand Cayman Ratings and Reviews
In our experience, the service is consistently bad. Despite their politeness, the staff's knowledge of the menu is poor, mistakes are often made with the orders, and attracting the staff's attention (especially for the check) involves far too much effort. This overshadows the good food and decent atmosphere. We go back from time to time in the hope that the staff have upped their game but generally leave feeling let down.
My family of four had dinner at Taikun while staying at the ritz Carlton. Service was very good but the food was lackluster at best. We each ordered the Omekase,looking forward to seeing what the chef would offer, considering the close proximity to the ocean. The miso soup was probably the best part. There was a tuna and watermelon dish that was covered with a Sriracha type sauce overwhelming the natural flavors. The sushi/sashimi was mediocre and the main course was a randomly selected sushi roll which was also covered with ?mayonnaise-based sauce.
Overall, extremely mediocre food at approximately $600 for four people.
The one positive is that it is family-friendly
It was my fiancé and I's second visit here (Loved the food!), but our first time to order coffee after dinner, and it was terrible! Didn't even taste like coffee. I'm sorry to say it, but it is true, and I have high expectations because it is (at) The Ritz Carlton. It tasted like water with a HINT of coffee flavoring.
Oh. My. Word. I've never had such an amazing sushi experience. Never. Even in two years living in Japan and having tried it around the globe, nothing compares to this. On one hand, I feel like every other place I visit will have the cards stacked against them; on the other, I feel enriched and enlightened for being fortunate enough to experience Taikun.
If you love sushi...actually, even if you just like it, DO NOT miss the opportunity to dine at Taikun. You will never regret it, even if it ruins every other piece of sushi you might eat.
Very disappointed for a restaurant in the Ritz Carlton. I will say we did not try the sushi because we had it earlier at an event. I was t feeling well and wanted soup. The ramen noodle had a terrible tasting broth and later when I ordered white rice it was luke warm. Not exactly comforting.
We were disappointed with every hot dish we ordered except the dumplings.
We were staying at the Ritz Carlton for our anniversary and one of our special meals is Sushi. Taikun did not fail to impress on all fronts. Their saki selection is HUGH. The meals were great. Very attentive waitress and ready to help with sugestions. Prices were accetable considering location as nothing in the Caymens is "inexpensive" very intimate. A wonderful experience. Will keep this one in the "go again next time" file.
I selected this restaurant weeks prior to our trip to the Cayman islands because they have Omakase (chef's choice) and it was in our hotel so it was convenient. It's very nice decor but I have to point out that it advertises as a Japanese place but the servers are all wearing Chinese mandarin collar tops. I'm not sure if this was deliberate or an oversight. Once we were seated, we waited for quite a long time before anyone offered us water or drinks. There was a large party next to us so they were all running around very busy. It took them a while to remove empty plates as well. We also had some new wait staff serving us which was fine. That can also be why the delays.
The omakase in general was not bad. My husband and I frequent a lot of places in NYC that have this option. It was only a 5 plate omakase and that included the dessert. Only one dish was the most notable and the rest were just ok. No offense but if you don't eat sushi / japanese food regularly I guess this can be considered amazing. One plate had sweet shrimp which is one of my favorites. What was disappointing was for the remaining head of the shrimp, they didn't deep fry it like most japanese places. (You should be able to eat EVERYTHING on your plate, including the garnish and edible flowers!)
This would have been a perfectly fine evening but they seated this obnoxious self-proclaimed "King of Montreal" right next to us and he was as loud and condescending as ever. I suppose he thought he was funny the way he was picking on the new waitstaff and questioning them why they don't have certain items on the menu. That was the number one turn off. I guess with wealth, you can be as obnoxious and rude as you want and no one says a thing.
Otherwise, an ok evening. The ramen was yum.
The sushi at Taikun is one of the best I've ever had but this was all overshadowed by horrendous service.
Firstly, a few hours before dinner, the restaurant left a message asking us to call back to confirm our reservation. We did, within the hour, and we made to feel as if we were bothering them by calling, being told "why are you calling to confirm if you've already booked?"
Once we arrived, we were placed at a high table (one of two in the restaurant) and, as we were dining with my elderly grandmother who is unable to sit on high bar stools, asked if a regular table would be possible. The hostess told me that this was it (quite rudely) and that we were welcome to go elsewhere if this would not work. When I pressed (because it truly was not possible with my grandmother) she huffed away and had someone else take care of getting us another table. She proceeded to keep our menu hostage for another 15 minutes. We sat down, placed our order (with two wonderful waiters) and were then offered complimentary miso soup. As the dish was described with scallions, we asked it to be taken away from my grandmother (who is allergic to onions & garlic). Very kindly, a salad was brought to her instead by a serving assistant. We asked her to please confirm the lack of allergens and to please bring a fork. She never returned and when she assisted the waiters in bringing the main makis later on, we followed up with her. The response was "there wasn't onion or garlic so it's not a big deal and I'm glad she was able to make do with the chopsticks." Her demeanour was incredibly dismissive.
The waiter & maitre d' were kind enough to offer complimentary edamame at the start and mango at the end of the meal as an apology. All the food - from the makis to the gyoza to the crab - was phenomenal. It was just unfortunate that the experience was clouded by two unaccommodating staff members.
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