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566 Amsterdam Ave New York

NY 10024

About us

TAKEDA offers a warm and inviting intimate space that specializes in a sushi style inspired by traditional Japanese techniques, surpassing the boundaries of convention. 


Our "Omakase" embodies the values of patience, honor, dedication, and "omotenashi" (hospitality).


"Omakase" translates to "I leave it to you." The unique appeal of an omakase dinner lies in the direct interaction with the chef, allowing guests to entrust the details of their order to the sushi chef. Witnessing Takeda's masterful skills unfold before your eyes becomes a spectacle and entertainment in itself. Moreover, Takeda's 19-piece course changes daily, tailored to reflect customer preferences, providing a sushi journey that is uniquely yours. Steeped in the traditional techniques of Edomae sushi, our seasonal Omakase menu showcases the finest ingredients sourced from across Japan. Indulge in the spectacle and savor the experience!


Guests at TAKEDA are treated to a captivating fusion of ingenuity and sophistication, offering a distinctive culinary journey that spans various corners of Japanese history. Each plate reflects a profound sense of gratitude and dedication, embodying Chef Takeda's culinary artistry in every exquisite bite.

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Yukihiro Takeda

Yukihiro Takeda, the owner/chef of TAKEDA, was born in Osaka, another foodie epicenter. 

While deeply rooted in historical Japanese culinary practices, particularly those dating back to the Edo Period (1603-1868), Takeda's approach to sushi goes beyond the traditional Edomae style. During the early days of Edomae, sushi chefs adapted to the limitations of their time by marinating raw fish with salt, vinegar, or soy sauce, simmering clams, and sea eels, and blanching prawns due to the absence of modern transportation and refrigeration.

Chef Takeda possesses over 30 years of experience mastering various facets of Japanese cuisine, including simmered dishes, grilled offerings, sashimi, and steamed creations. Beyond this rich background, Takeda has honed the art of sushi not only in Japan but also in the vibrant culinary landscape of New York City.

Takeda has devoted the last three decades to mastering the art of sushi, showcasing his expertise in grilling, steaming, sashimi, and traditional sushi nigiri. Takeda has dedicated himself specifically to mastering the art of sushi, sharing his expertise in traditional sushi nigiri while incorporating innovative approaches. Through continuous research, he has perfected his own version of "sushidou" by using traditional dry-aging techniques and sushi rice, he has carefully selected seasonings for. He meticulously attends to every detail and crafts dishes with delicate and visually stunning presentations.

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"Chef and owner Yukihiro Takeda helms the eight-seat counter, and it’s thanks to him that the Upper West Side now has a higher quality omakase sushi option"

- EATER New York -



Omakase Course   $280

*Gratuity and tax are not included.

To ensure we can accommodate your needs effectively, please provide any information on dietary restrictions at the time of your reservation. Unfortunately, TAKEDA is unable to accommodate dietary restrictions related to gluten-free, soy bean-free, or vegan/vegetarian preferences. 


Should you have any questions or require further assistance, please feel free to contact our team. 

Corkage Fee: $100 per bottle

For parties of 4 or more (or private parties), please email for further assistance.

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