would Takashi be considered child-friendly?
My spouse is away and I am thinking of going to Takashi as it seems totally my kind of place (i.e., organ meats) and not what she's into. But I would have my 4 year old with me. When we go to restaurants with him, we try to go as early as possible. But would this place fit the criterion of child-friendly? He would only probably eat rice with soy (although looking at barbecuing meat would fascinate him). I will go some other time without him if need be but if chowhounds think it would not be a problem for him to accompany me, that's easier for me.
456 Hudson St, New York, NY 10011
if it's early in the evening, i think kids would be fine as its not a quiet place.
i will make two small notes...the fire pits get very hot. i was there in february and was boiling at times.
also, double check with the restaurant regarding offal. the night i was there, they were out of sweetbreads and other offal at 730pm. very disappointing.
i liked my meal and enjoyed the place but i cant lie...it felt like a korean bbq place for 3x the price.
I'd call the restaurant to ask. It's not a restaurant that screams child friendly, since it's small and there is always a line of people waiting to dine and I'd worry about hungry diners giving your child the stink eye for taking up a seat. I've also never personally seen children, there. All that said, I certainly wouldn't mind.