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Tori Shin vs Takashi??!!

Charles Yu Apr 13, 2012 08:34 PM

Have made dinner reservation at Tori Shin.

However, after watching Bourdain's latest 'Layover', where he was 'moaning and groaning' about the to-die-for food at Takashi, I am thinking about changing my chow-venue. Shall I??!! Any fellow chowhounder eaten in both and can provide me with some advise about the food?! Yup! Just the food! Don't care about ambience, service, price....etc.


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    kathryn RE: Charles Yu Apr 14, 2012 05:51 AM

    Takashi only takes reservations for 4+ people.

    How many people are in your party? What day of the week are you going?

    On a Monday night a few weeks ago, every seat was full already by 7pm. I've heard of waits up to 4 hours on weekends.

    4 Replies
    1. re: kathryn
      Charles Yu RE: kathryn Apr 14, 2012 07:54 PM

      We'll be sticking with Tori Shin. Takashi's 'all beef' menu is too much for my wife!

      1. re: Charles Yu
        michelleats RE: Charles Yu Apr 16, 2012 08:05 AM

        They do have seasonal vegetables, which are very good -- at least as good as the meat, actually.

      2. re: kathryn
        foodwhisperer RE: kathryn Apr 15, 2012 10:48 PM

        Takashi does have long waits, and I walked away a few times because of that. But t found, that at 6:15 PM I was able to be seated immediately. Two times that was the case

        1. re: foodwhisperer
          linguafood RE: foodwhisperer Apr 16, 2012 08:41 AM

          Your clothes and hair also unfortunately reek of beef fat after a dinner there, which is a bit of a bummer.

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