First Look: Takaya New Asian Rolls Out Modernly Plated Sushi and Fusion Dishes
Takaya's interior design puts a modern spin on a traditional Japanese home, emphasized by low lighting and fire pits. The resulting vibe feels warm, intimate and hip, befitting of its downtown locale. The 3,300 square foot space currently includes a dining room with tables and booths, bar and lounge area, with a second floor in the works.
Mabel Suen The David Backes roll.
The menu at Takaya features much of the same modernly plated sushi that Tani and Area 14 offer in addition to tapas style specialty small plates that revel in pan-Asian style. Heckman recommends blackened sesame chicken ($12) in a housemade Korean style sweet and spicy sauce, grilled Korean-style short ribs ($15) in a fusion Korean sweet marinade and creamy rock shrimp ($9) battered and fried in tempura and served with fresh peas and a creamy spicy sauce.
Mabel Suen Mabel Suen A signature small plate on Takaya's menu -- mozzarella tempura.