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Yakiniku Takashi – Japanese BBQ

Yum yum yum… Japanese BBQ!

Board at Yakiniku Takashi

If you like Gyu Kaku, a bit of adventure with weird textures, and weird animal parts, you should head over to Yakiniku Takashi on the west side.  If that point blank description didn’t sound like your cup of tea, I don’t recommend this adventure to you!

Although, it was definitely an experience that you have to have once (and really fun), I probably won’t go back unless someone else is dying to try it.

Last time I went they had some silly and fun items on the menu like the beefy popcorn (with loads of MSG I’m sure), and the curry puffs that you grill on your table.  Both were just that–silly and fun, but nothing remarkable.

Beefy Popcorn at Yakiniku Takashi

Beef Curry Puff at Yakiniku Takashi

Not sure if all these things are still on the menu, but we also had this cheesy fondue that wasn’t really too exciting.  The meat was overcooked and the bread a bit stale.

Fonduta at Yakiniku Takashi

We wrapped up our apps with the Niku-Uni, chuck flap topped with sea urchin and fresh wasabi.  Not sure if it was anything too great–just mediocre uni and meat with that oily seasoned seaweed you get in those snack packs at Japanese grocers.

Niku-Uni (chuck flap topped with sea urchin) at Yakiniku Takashi

Finally, we ordered a lot of different things ranging from the different cow stomachs to different cuts of meats.  It was exciting because I haven’t had a lot of these things before, but altogether I wasn’t really impressed by anything too delicious.  A few of the stomach dishes were just incredibly chewy and I think I was making funny faces the entire time…

Looks like chicken, but it’s actually cow parts…

Cow Parts at Yakiniku Takashi

Meat…

Yakiniku Takashi

And some beef tongue…

Beef Tongue at Yakiniku Takashi

Yakiniku Takashi
456 Hudson Street
New York, NY 10011
212.414.2929