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Kattenbug 2, 50667 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany (Altstadt-Nord)
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Ranked #77 of 1,671 Restaurants in Cologne
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Japanese
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Neighborhood: Altstadt-Nord
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95 reviews from our community

89% Recommend
Rating summary
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Any
English first
Geneva, Geneve, Switzerland
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

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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Ichtegem, Belgium
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258 reviews 258 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
374 helpful votes 374 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

Good food, good atmosphere but very expensive!!! Ate Japanese food in home town Bruges for half the price that tasted just a little bit better. Been to several restaurants in Cologne now and never had to take a first course because the plates in Cologne are big. Now ate first course, main course and dessert and had some place left... More

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Cologne, Germany
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32 reviews 32 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

Wow! What a great dinning experience. The service was excellent as well. The wait staff was flawless with their quick and friendly service. The meal was very delicious. We had the a la carte menu of avocado rolls, house salad and Charolais beef from Burgundy tenderloin. This was so amazingly tender and delicious, the beef just melted in your mouth.... More

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Cologne, Germany
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

Great food, prepared at a table with 8 people from you personal cook. Although expensive it is worth every Euro. You might be surprised that you are seated in groups of 8, so it is not really suited for first ronatic dates. Expect for a full course meal with drinks something around 70 Euro, around 2 h and a experience... More

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Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013

The restaurant is located a short walk from the Dom, but out of the old city center. The place is huge with about 15 teppan tables at which 7 people can sit. I went here on 07/12/13 at noon and the place was crowded, however you don't get this feeling. Service was very friendly. The food itself was very good.... More

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Antwerp, Belgium
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64 reviews 64 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013 via mobile

Excellent food, my wife is complicated when it comes to food, the waitress was very helpful, the menu was adapted all her prerequisites were taking into account. Important to know you sit with other customers around a grill table, so privacy is limited. The quality of the food compensated for this.

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buenos aires, argentina
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26 reviews 26 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2012

We use to go there with our customers from around the world and the experience was great all the times!

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Top Contributor
232 reviews 232 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
152 helpful votes 152 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2012

I really love japanese food and I'm always happy to spend money for it. However Ditokai is too expensive for what it offers. The quality of the food is really good. We have had teppanyaki and sushi and we were happy of both. Unfortunately price is the issue: if you are starving and eat a good quantity of food you... More

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Trani, Italy
15 reviews 15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2012

I've tried quite many japanese restaurants in my life, in various countries. But Daitokai is the best so far. The staff is really nice, and totally japanese. They understand and speak german and english without any problem. They behave in an impeccable way, starting from the oshibori in the beginning and the one-use towels for the attendants who are wearing... More

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Top Contributor
113 reviews 113 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2012

The main bummer in this restaurant is the seating. You're sitting with other customers around grill tables, at just a meter from a chef grilling the food of all the people around the table. So forget about conversation, intimacy, or even relaxedly enjoying your food. We had no grilled dishes ourselves so I can't judge them, but a plain miso... More

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