French, Japanese
$ $ $
1952 N Damen Ave (at W Armitage Ave.)
Chicago, IL 60647
(773) 772-6170
5:30pm - 10:00pm
5:30pm - 10:00pm
5:30pm - 10:00pm
5:30pm - 10:30pm
5:00pm - 10:30pm
11:30am - 3:00pm
5:00pm - 9:30pm



  • If you're hanging around town this Christmas Eve you can avoid the yams & stop by Takashi for a memorable 3-course meal ($58) sandwiched between a peekytoe-crab salad & macadamia-nut cake dessert.
  • Here is where Takashi Yagihashi dreams up the likes of sauted scallops and soba gnocchi with trumpet royale mushrooms under luscious celery rootParmesan foam.
  • The best noodles that I have eaten in Chicago. Takashi is a sublime Japanese Chef with a great hand on cold and hot Japanese cuisine. His small restaurant makes me feel like I am in Tokyo. -Thierry Ra
  • 4-star Asian-American cuisine. Chef/owner Takashi formerly operated Tribute, #1 restaurant in Michigan.
  • Sunday ramen lunch special
  • A must visit in Wicker Park. Sunday is noodle day. http://www.takashichicago.com/
  • Can't fork over a ton for dinner at this James Beard award-winning chef? Takashi's Sunday noodle lunch proves to be a worthy second best, with his award-winning ramen for only $13.
  • Shoyu Ramen: The soy sauce broth is clean and complex, with just a few fat bubbles speckled on top to give it some body. Don't be surprised if your done with the broth before anything else.
  • I have had some really good gnocchi in my life, but their gnocchi and scallop dish was beyond delicious. Also, the foie gras melts in your mouth. A must try!
  • Duckfat-fried chicken ... UH-mazing!
  • Try the Steamed Buns with Pork Belly
  • Try the almond soup from our 100 Best list: When is a soup the most satisfying part of a midsummer meal? When it is as cool, smooth & balanced (sweet, acidic grapes; rich, savory almonds) as this one.
  • Ordering a cocktail? Try the Lost In Translation.
  • The ambitious food is billed as contemporary French-American with Japanese influences which may be one of the reasons why chef Yagihashi has Chicagos food elite buzzing.
  • Best on Sunday at lunch, when the chef features a special noodle menu. Shoyu ramen with braised pork, barbecued egg, and marinated bamboo shoots in a rich pork and chicken stock is a steal at $13.
  • Ramen was so delicious. Soba noodles tasty as well. Sad to see this place close.
  • Bill Kim, chef of Urbanbelly, eats here on his nights off. He loves the Duck-fat fried chicken.
  • However you word it, its clear that chef Yagihashi has figured out how to combine his heritage with his training, and the results are impressive.
  • My picks are the pork belly and gnocchi appetizers, as well as the beef entree - the short rib is to die for.
  • One Michelin star

Nearby places

1747 N Damen Ave (at W Willow St)
1949 N Hoyne Ave (at W Armitage Ave)
1520 N Damen Ave (at Pierce Ave)