We live in Madison and Takuma is our favorite restaurant. The food is always excellent, and carefully prepared, and the owner and staff are extremely hospitable. I want to respond to the reviewer below who mentioned the slow service. We have found that this tends to be an issue only on Friday or Saturday evenings. It is not out of lack of consideration for the customers, but rather they run with a small staff - who have all been there for years - and when it gets busy they can be a little challenged to keep up. If you know to expect the service to be a little slower at these times than during the week, I don't think it will trouble you much. I have never waited 20 minutes to order, that is certain. And because we like the staff and food so much, and like to support this local restaurant, I am simply not too troubled by a little slowness of service at these times. In fact, I am always happy to see the place crowded on the weekends, as I've seen it quite quiet on weeknights. I want them to stay in business!