We visited for dinner on a Thursday, after spying the place on our way to the Winrock movie theaters. We found an inviting, modern space divided into separate rooms for "teppan" (plate grills), Korean-style barbecue, and traditional tables. We were told the restaurant had opened at the end of last November.
Although we found no one at the host station when we entered, a hostess quickly materialized and seated us at one of the barbecue tables. Our server popped over and suggested a Japanese-style beer from a craft brewer in Colorado. It appeared shortly, crisp, light and very complementary to my soft-shelled crab tempura appetizer. My wife liked the accompanying tempura vegetables so much she ordered a second plate of veggie tempura.
Both tempura plates were tasty enough, but the individual pieces were quite thick and oily. I suggested the server pass on to the kitchen the idea that more thinly-sliced pieces would cook more quickly and soak up less oil. The centerpiece of my appy, the soft-shelled crab, was deep-fried whole. Proving my point, the thin legs and claws were perfectly crisp without much oil, while the center body batter was somewhat soggy.
My wife ordered the filet mignon, Japanese style, which arrived cooked as ordered and with a tasty, light, meaty pool of jus. She enjoyed every pre-cut morsel.
I ordered the sashimi combo plate, which arrived with four slices of each of three fish varieties: tuna, salmon and red snapper. The tuna and red snapper were sliced to the proper thin -ness. Oddly, the salmon was sliced twice as thick, which kind of impedes one from appreciating its delicate flavor.
We enjoyed the place, and will return to see if our suggested improvements make a difference. The modern style, attentive service and broad menu offer promise. Takumi could become excellent with a couple of improvements.
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