It was only this year that I first stumbled upon this gem of an Asian restaurant in Vienna. You find me surprised my friends who live just around the corner of Takami had never before told me of this secret cellar restaurant. There you have the reason why they had not mentioned it until then – I was the one introducing them to this bright and friendly place for noodles, sushi, and the like.
I went back soon after, and here are my reasons for the quick return.
The prices are moderate, especially for the good quality you get. All the dishes at Takami are free of MSG, which proves once again, tasty food does not need flavor enhancers. We had the Veggie Plate with avocado maki rolls and the cumin dumplings. Both of us loved the food. At my second visit – until then I’d only ordered vegetarian options – the chef’s wife asked whether I was vegan. I confirmed. She then told me that her husband could prepare pretty much every dish on the menu vegetarian/vegan, for which they use soy proteins. Good to know, and thanks for the attentive service!
One understands why the Takami has been around since 2005; how they went unnoticed by me and many others, not so much.
If you feel like (vegan, or gluten-free even!) dessert after, head over to Zuckero for cakes or ice cream!