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“Nice food, perfect location”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Taiko

Taiko
Ranked #37 of 577 Restaurants in Caracas
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Japanese, Sushi
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Parking Available, Reservations, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Waitstaff
Jakarta, Indonesia
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50 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Nice food, perfect location”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 25, 2013

My Japanese and Korean friends recommended this restaurant to us. So it means there's something special. The quality of food is definitely good, freshest you can get. The sashimi is the best one I've ever tried in Caracas. It's more fusion than original Japanese food though. If you have special diet, ask what's in the ingredients. The staffs are very nice.
Very popular and crowded during lunch time, even though it's not cheap at all!
Had tried the private lounge for eight. In there you really can't hear the noise from outside. So it's perfect place for business meeting or private get together.
Perfect for special occasion as it's located in Las Mercedes area, a good and safe meeting point in Caracas. Parking can be a problem but they have valet parking.

  • Visited December 2012
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Caracas, Venezuela
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Expensive, Good, Expensive”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2012

The restaurant changed its name to Fugu recently. It is a fancy Japanese restaurant located in one of the most popular zones in Caracas. The restaurant is beautiful, it has a little lounge area to sit while you wait for a table or drink cocktails and a VIP room for more exclusive events.

The staff is polite and educated, and the food is fresh, well presented and in suitable portions. They have a wide variety of appetizers from edamame, gyoza, wakame and neptune salads to veggie and prawn tempura. A nice variety of classic rolls (since this is not really a fusion cuisine restaurant), skewered grilled, nigiri, sashimi, udon and soup dishes.

The fish was fresh, the tempura was light and thin, but none of the dishes I tried in my visit really made a lasting impression while I ate my meal, I only truly enjoyed the neptune salad as it was masterfully prepared, not even the fancier fuji and dragon rolls with prawn tempura, and fancy toppings really stood out for me.

This is an expensive restaurant and the food is good, but not great enough for me to come back and pay what they charge here for a couple to eat.

  • Visited August 2012
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