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Daitokai

#37 of 1,900 Restaurants in Cologne
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Altstadt-Nord
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Kattenbug 2, 50667 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
0221-120048
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6:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Fri - Sun 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 91
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  • 50
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  • 8
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
What a lovely place

Beautiful food cooked in front of you. The seafood sample menu is just brilliant. Service was friendly, if you speak in English you have to take it slowly, but that is understandable. Great atmosphere also!

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 30, 2015
AmaliaAGab
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

Beautiful food cooked in front of you. The seafood sample menu is just brilliant. Service was friendly, if you speak in English you have to take it slowly, but that is understandable. Great atmosphere also!

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015 via mobile

In my opinion too expensive and too slow service but experience and atmosphere are typically Japanese and enjoyable

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Thank Chiara2409
Cologne, Germany
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

there isn't much competition in Köln when it comes to Teppanyaki.. food was good.. service was excellent...if it was cheaper, I would go more often... but the price tag means this is a special occasion only restaurant. There is a few menus to choose from the quality of beef on the most expensive one certainly had a clear difference from... More 

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Thank adel11
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

We didn't try the course menu since it seems too much food for us. So we ordered 7 pieces of Nigiri-Sushi to share. and Charolaiss-Original tenderloin for him (was quite delicious) and Mixed fish for me(prawns, scallop, salmon and white fish) . Quite enough portion to make us full. I am Japanese and I am satisfied with the delicious foods... More 

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Thank mimi s
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Real Japanese food, cocked live at your table. The raw material are fresh and presented before cooking, the preparation of the dishes is literally a show, the final result is excellent. Location is nice and clean. Service is perfect, all the people are very nice and professional. My only recommendation is no to go too late: they do not accept... More 

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Helsinki, Finland
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

Our business partner had made a reservation and it was a total of 6 Finnish businessmen enjoying the many different courses prepared in front of you by the designated chef of your table. Really loved the food, the atmosphere, everything about it. Will definitely go again if ever visiting Köln.

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Thank FinnishFastcat
Antwerp, Belgium
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186 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 via mobile

we have visited this restaurant for the second time. First time we left very satisfied now we had a mixed feeling. Food is still very well but the overall experience is too expensive for what you get.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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244 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

first time to a japanese restaurant and was impressed.. they will cook right in front of you on a hot plate and dish up some impressive food :) definitely worth a try! will keep going back for more...

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London, United Kingdom
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214 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 185 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014 via mobile

Ate here tonight and it was a good experience. We had to wait 20 mins for a table but sat in the bar and enjoyed a couple of cocktails. Geisha and Daitokai were both good although on the small side but for €6 each they were good. We were seated at a communal table which I like as you share... More 

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Thank Wildsnoopster
Geneva, Geneve, Switzerland
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67 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014 via mobile

We went with a combination of friends and family (total of 11 people) for hibachi. We were really looking forward to dinner because it had great reviews online. However, the service was extremely disorganized and confused. Normally, hibachi restaurants have a large number of people at one table with several different bills, so we thought they would handle our large... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Kattenbug 2, 50667 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
  • Location: Europe  >  Germany  >  North Rhine-Westphalia  >  Cologne>  > Altstadt-Nord
  • Neighborhood: Altstadt-Nord
  • Phone Number: 0221-120048

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Japanese, Asian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?