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Nov. 15th, 2012

See Which Celebrity Chefs & James Beard Award Winners Call Chicago Home


Located on North Damen Avenue, Takashi is the eponymous restaurant of world-renowned chef Takashi Yagihashi who gained popularity on the PBS show Great Chefs. More recently he has been featured on Iron Chef America and Top Chefs Master. A James Beard Award-winner, Chef Yagihashi was named Best Chef: Midwest during the 13th annual event. Yagihashi is known for his French-Asian fusion, combing European culinary techniques with traditional Asian flavors. Menu items at Takashi include both hot and cold plates, Omakase (chef tasting menu), a Japanese Kaiseki Dinner offering, and a dessert menu. Mains include dishes such as Chicken in Clay Pot, featuring Amish chicken, Shimeji mushrooms, eggplant, haricot vert, and Yuzu juice or the seared loin of veal with lemon-caper brown butter. The Japanese Kaiseki Dinner includes seven courses and optional wine and sake pairings, complementing the subtle flavors of the malaspina oysters and soy-braised pork belly.

Photo Courtesy of Takashi
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