Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Taiki Japanese Seafood Restaurant

I looked through the Entertainment Book and found this Japanese restaurant - Taiki Japanese Seafood Restaurant - in Lane Cove. Since it's not too far from our place, we decided to give it a go. Since it was a Friday night, I rang them earlier in the day to make a reservation. The lady asked me if there were any children in the party, which I thought was unusual. But it became clear when we arrived at the restaurant and saw that our table was set with a melamine bowl together with fork and spoon for a child. There was also a set of fork and spoon for Ashleigh too. I thought this was clever of the restaurant as it saves me from asking for forks and spoons later.

The restaurant is atypical of any Japanese restaurants in the local neighbourhood. It seems to be popular with locals and the lady boss is friendly and welcoming. She is also seems to be familiar with her customers and will have a chat with them. I think the restaurant is family run with her husband working at the sushi and sashimi counter and her son helps to wait on tables as well. The interior is somewhat dark, hence the photos did not come out too well.
Service was fast and efficient. We were served our drinks shortly after we sat down. The menu is not extensive and reasonably priced for the large servings. As there was only three of us, we did not order any sushi or sashimi, except Caitlin had a last minute request for mini avocado rolls. We ordered a teriyaki chicken with a bowl of rice, udon with tempura and agedashi tofu to share. There was more than enough food for the three of us.

Agedashi tofu - I was happy to see more than two pieces served, which seems to be the case in some Japanese restaurants. The tofu was soft and evenly coated. The dashi sauce was tasty and light. There was a generous serve of teriyaki chicken. The chicken pieces were tender with a lovely caramelised outer. The bowl of udon was plain and simple just the way my girls like it served with crispy tempura prawn and vegetables.
Agedashi Tofu

Teriyaki Chicken
Udon with tempura

Taiki Japanese Seafood Restaurant

96 Longueville Road
Lane Cove
(02) 9428 1007
Taiki on Urbanspoon


  1. A quick test of any good Japanese place is in the quality of its agedashi tofu. I am impressed by the prior lay out of utensils for Cait and Ash by the operators once they knew children were dining!

  2. Looks like this is a nice Japanese joint The food looks impressive.

  3. I loooovvvee Japanese food, and it is even better when the service is good and portions big and priced reasonably. Eating out overseas is relatively more expensive than Malaysia, right!