We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.


#39 of 1,849 Restaurants in Cologne
Certificate of Excellence
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Kattenbug 2, 50667 Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
Improve this listing
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Closed now
See all hours
Tue - Sun 6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Fri - Sun 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 148 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 86
  • 47
    Very good
  • 8
  • 6
  • 1
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 14, 2015
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Business meetings
  • Special occasions
Add Photo Write a Review

148 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Rate and write a review
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Any
English first
Level Contributor
24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

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

Thank Chiara2409
Cologne, Germany
Level Contributor
9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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 

Thank adel11
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Level Contributor
17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 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 

Thank mimi s
Level Contributor
16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 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 

Thank Andrea z
Helsinki, Finland
Level Contributor
9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

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.

Thank FinnishFastcat
Antwerp, Belgium
Level Contributor
172 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 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.

1 Thank Pats911
Mumbai (Bombay), India
Level Contributor
210 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 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...

Thank shek2005
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
209 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 181 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 

Thank Wildsnoopster
Geneva, Geneve, Switzerland
Level Contributor
67 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 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 

Thank Caroline F
Ichtegem, Belgium
Level Contributor
345 reviews
204 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 206 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 

1 Thank Staessen

Travelers who viewed Daitokai also viewed

Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia
Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia
Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia
Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia

Been to Daitokai? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Business meetings, Special occasions


Open Hours
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Daitokai staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?