Takumi

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Address Heßstraße 71
80798 Munich
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Website http://www.takumi-noodle.com
Opening times Mon-Fri: 12:00 - 15:00 and 17:00 - 22:00
Sat: 12:00 - 22:00
Sun and holidays: 12:00 - 21:00
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The famous noodle house, now in Munich

Düsseldorf is the Japanese capital of Germany. The Japanese restaurants there are supposedly the most authentic and best in Germany. One of the best there is the Takumi, a typical noodle house.

So what is the relation between this fact and Munich? Very easy, because since this week (since February 23, 2011), Munich has its own branch of the Takumi noodle house. It is located in Heßstraße 71, which is not the best area place to open a restaurant. Nevertheless, due to its good name, the Takumi managed to immediately attract a lot of customers, most of which are Japanese. Today, February 25, customers were even queuing to get a seat in the nicely furnished restaurant.

As can be expected from a noodle house, the main focus of the menu is on Japanese noodle soups or better-said, different variants of Ramen soup. In addition, you can order different starters like Gyoza, caviar on rice or fried chicken. The menu is both, Japanese and German and the staff spoke both as well. As far as we could test, you could get along with English too. In general, ordering food is very easy. In the worst case, you simply point on the pictures in the menu.

Both, soups and starters are very good and the Japanese customers seem to share this opinion. The prices are a little higher but after the first bite this is immediately forgiven. The cheapest noodle soup, Shoyu Ramen, are 8.80 Euro, the most expensive ones are 12.80 Euro. The ingredients are very fresh and the Ramen are excellent. An Italian would call the consistency "al dente".

If you want to save some money, you should visit the Takumi during lunchtime. Then you get Gyoza and rice free with your Ramen. Additionally, you get a stamp on your discount card. After collecting 10 stamps, you get Gyoza for free. If you are a little bit more patient, you can get a free lunch menu for 15 stamps.

At the moment, the Takumi is one of the best, or maybe the best Japanese noodle house in Munich.
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Fortunecookie 1-30-2012 11:42 am
I was there on Saturday evening 20 minutes before closing, and they did not turn us away :) I have to rave about the ramen here. Its the best I have had EVER! I am originally from Toronto and have lived New York city where this kind of japanese restaurant is a dime-a-dozen...problem is, there are very few really really good ones in actuality, so I have to agree with "Will". This one even tops the ramen I had in a Manhattan ramen cafe I went to last week! This is not the best nudelhaus in münchen, its the best nudelhaus outside of Asia. I will be coming back here OFTEN.
Deep 1-8-2012 5:27 pm
I went to this place last night and was blown away by the incredible food...the Gyoza...and Kara-age Ramen were TO DIE FOR. Will definitely be going back again, as it's not too far from the TUM!
Malcolm 7-3-2011 12:25 am
This is an offshoot of the Düsseldorf takumis, and has virtually the identical menu (and some of the staff) from that city. Only differences are that my favourite dish, the spicy Oro Chon Ramen, can be ordered here in 3 and not 2 levels of spiciness, and some of the relish seem different to me. It's not as busy as the original - which is not a bad a thing - and the interior is less authentic, but the food and and service are every bit as good. If you like the original you won't be disappointed. I don't know why they don't put out the tables on the warmer days, they might get some more business, because from the outside you can't see anything and I think a lot of people just walk by. Also, the location is a bit out of the way, but I hope it sticks around because the other Japanese offerings in Munich (e.g. Imbiss Shoya) are pretty ordinary.
Micha 7-1-2011 2:47 pm
Very good and authentic Ramen-restaurant. Today, I had the Lunch Set (Ramen+Gyoza(4)+Rice+Tea) - fair price (10-13 Euro) and sooo delicious. Don't agree with Dan, waiters were nice and stayed in the background. Thumbs up!
Dan 6-23-2011 1:15 pm
will not go back. gyoza was good though. They should call it a fast-food restaurant, but at least in a real fast food you don't feel like being hurried up to leave.
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