156, JianGuo N Rd, Sec 1 (close
intersection of NanJing E Rd)
Hours:11:30 am-2:30 pm,
Credit cards accepted.
10% service charge.
Takakuraya's exterior gives the
impression that it's expensive. However, their
three set meals-the Exquisite Course (NT$780),
Deluxe Course (NT$780) and Supreme (NT$1,280)--each
boast eight to nine courses. Not only will this
fill your appetite, but you'll be surprised with
the bold ingredients they use. Apart from imported
goods, seafood selections include lobster, ormer,
abalone and oyster. They are all fresh, seasonal
ingredients, not frozen or stored. Because of
this, it makes a lot of similarly-prepared Japanese
cuisine seem inferior, especially those that fall
in a similar price range. --By Josie Wu, translated
by Ann Lee
If you are a fan of oysters, you can't miss the
Canadian Fresh Oysters served in a tall glass
(NT$220). Don't be surprised by the large portions.
It is recommended that you try their pickled goods
(NT$60-120). Not only does Takakuraya have same
name as the well-known hundred-year-old pickled
goods restaurant in Kyoto, but they have also
kept its originality and standard of quality.
Beef on Rock and Grilled Lobster in Salt are two
courses in the Supreme set meal (NT$1,280). The
quality of the lobster is excellent and it has
a fresh, juicy taste.