For those of you who live in Vancouver and find yourselves on the North Shore, you have to check out this restaurant. It is definitely higher end in terms of presentation and price.
HOWEVER, it is TOTALLY worth it!
This is some of the best Japanese food I have ever tasted. And I am not the only one who thinks so. When ever we have guests from out of town, staying for a few days, we take them here. Friends from London, L.A., San Francisco, New York, people who have eaten in some of the greatest restaurants in the world and they all are blown away.
That’s the problem. My friends are scattered across the globe, so of course when they come to see us they want to eat at Takumi, but they can’t frequent the restaurant, because they don’t live here. And I am scared, if people don’t find out about this jewel of a restaurant, that it will have to close its doors. And I can’t let that happen because what will I do when I get a craving for their amazing King Crab Fusion Tempura? No one else makes it. Not only is it mind-blowingly delicious, but the presentation is seriously a work of art.
And I honestly don’t know if Don would be able to survive without their Agedashi Tofu. He discovered that particular dish around 5 visits ago and now he orders it every time. Even Will loves it and Will is not a Tofu man.
Their sushi is great, everything is super fresh and beautiful to look at and the flavors create a dance in the mouth.
So, here’s the heartbreak… Takumi is a new restaurant, and is off the beaten track and so nobody knows that it is here. And truly, I am a foodie and I have never walked away from a meal here disappointed. It is always, always wonderful.
I don’t want them to have to close their doors, so please, it is truly worth the drive, come and try them out, and tell all your friends.
This restaurant deserves to be successful. It is really, really good!
Takumi Japanese Restaurant
(And I do not know the owners, what their names are. I do not own a piece of this restaurant. I do not get anything for writing this, other than hopefully it will cause people to check the restaurant out and once you do, you will be hooked and you will tell your friends and they will tell their friends and then one of my favorite places to eat will have enough people to stay open for my dining pleasure.)
Posted by Meg Tilly on Tuesday, October 21, 2008 in Reviews