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Chef Taka Moriuchi

Chef Taka Moriuchi

Taka Moriuchi was born in Hiroshima, Japan in 1962 and as a teenager, he dreamt of coming to the US. After graduating from high school, Taka worked as a sales rep for a shoe retail company called “Ginza Esperanza”. He went on to become a manager and merchandiser for the company, designing pumps and traveling to Europe every six months.

Taka left the shoe company after 10 years and bought a convenience store in Tokyo.

He soon learned of an opportunity for a lottery green card from a friend living in Atlanta, GA. He applied and was fortunately selected out of 240,000 applicants. Taka realized his dream of coming to the US on February 15, 1995.

Taka’s first job on American soil was as the assistant manager at Kobe steaks, where his responsibilities ranged from washing dishes and bussing tables to greeting guests. He quickly realized that sushi was becoming a popular trend in America, so he left his management position behind to learn the craft of sushi-making.

Taka began practicing the art of sushi at Soto when Soto opened his sushi restaurant in August 1995. He stayed on with the flourishing restaurant for four years before partnering with Kevin Rathbun to open Bluepointe in 1999. In February of 2002, Taka started his own restaurant known as “Taka Sushi Café.”

Taka’s revered sushi restaurant took on the “sushiandpassion” tagline in 2007. What is sushiandpassion? It is inspired by Barry Manilow’s famous song “Copacabana” in which he sings of “Music and Passion.”

As an avid Barry Manilow fan, Taka felt that Manilow’s perseverance mirrored his own. During a concert, he was impassioned by the message the Manilow shared with the crowd: “You can give in, give out. But don’t give up.” Since becoming the sole owner of Taka Sushi in 2006, Taka’s restaurant has become a renowned Buckhead dining establishment with celebrity patrons from Hollywood actors and professional athletes to musicians and TV personalities: John Travolta, the Dixie Chicks, Kiss, Matt Kuchar, Ian Poulter, Luke Donald, Dallas Austin, Jake Gyllenhaal and more. Taka plans to enjoy his success on the beaches of Waikiki, where he plans to retire one day.

 

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    “Sheltered from the local party scene by a row of upscale salons,
    this small sushi restaurant resembles a sleepy Gulf Coast seafood shack.”

    City Search

    Rated 5.0/5.0 star
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    “I eat at Taka a lot because it is around the corner and I just can’t stand
    how pretentious Soto is. Tonight was darn good and I just had to write
    about it. We had the Thai style red snapper sashimi which came with
    pine nuts, cilantro, shredded daikon/shizo mixture, and peanut
    sauce..so tasty.”

    The Blissful Glutton

    Published by The Blissful Glutton on September 15, 2005 at 8:47 PM
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    “In a world where oceans of fish dishes are done in paint-by-numbers style,
    Takao Moriuchi maintains a beautiful touch.”

    “Sushi As Artistry” By Meridith Ford, Access Atlanta

    Published by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on October 26, 2004
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    “Taste sushi as it was meant to be: pristine, pure, fresh.
    This intimate cafe from chef-owner Taka Moriuchi, a native of Hiroshima,
    specializes in sushi, but offers a wide range of hot and cold appetizers.”

    Gayot

    Rated 14/20
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    “Taka takes his appetizer cues from his days at Soto.
    The list is extensive and the flavors unusual but mostly well-balanced,
    though I find I’m more taken with the sashimi
    and cold starters than I am with the hot.”

    Bill Addison, Creative Loafing

    Published March 5, 2003
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    “Sushi in Atlanta = Taka Sushi Cafe for me. They have the freshest fish. Sashimi is really the best here, but the rolls are good too.”

    City Voter

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    “This Buckhead sushi den attracts laid back locals (often toting mini sushi proteges).
    Remember where you are with a Home Depot or Diet Coke roll (flip the menu for translation).
    Go beyond creative names with noodles or a cold salad of snow crab and thinly sliced cucumber.
    Wall colors change annually to redefine the mood of the season, but the fresh food stays perfectly the same.”

    Black Book

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    “A longtime fan of American music and culture, Taka Moriuchi was ecstatic when he won
    a lottery green card to come to the United States in 1995. While learning English,
    he worked his way up from being a busboy at Kobe Steaks
    to become the sushi chef at Soto Japanese restaurant, then BluePointe.
    Now, he’s the owner of this upscale sushi joint, located in the Buckhead building
    formerly occupied by Taco Mac.”
    City Guide AOL

    Rated 4.0/5.0 stars
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    “Sushi chef has way with words
    Taka Sushi Cafe in Buckhead gets less of my business than I’d prefer.
    We’ve got sushi we like closer to home and are creatures of habit.
    But every time we visit, I am always reminded of what
    a thoughtful chef owner Taka Moriuchi is,
    both for his sushi bar creations and his hot food.”

    “What’s For Dinner?” By John Kessler, AJC Evening Edge

    Published by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on April 03, 2008

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  • Lunch: Monday – Friday 11:30am to 2pm
  • Dinner: Monday – Saturday 5:30pm to 10:00pm
  • Sunday Closed

 

 

 

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Taka Update July 19, 2017

Taka Update July 19, 2017

Fish Information
I have good tuna from Japan. This is Blue fin tuna. If you like toro, you must try it.
Live scallop is available. But it is summer time, some are bad because of high sea temperature, let’s say if I but 10, 2-3 are bad. It happened last year.
Uni is fine. I have Japanese and Chilean uni. Both are not bad.
I have fresh wild caught Shima Aji, striped jack this week.
And I have fresh Albacore from Oregon. Fresh albacore is summer time only. Must try!

Monday is Sushi Day.
We have Monday Special. Selected wines and sakes are $5 by the glass. Sapporo Draft beer is $3 by the glass. All togo orders are 20% off. These offers are Monday only. We have 2 more days in July.

Patio is closed because of Hot weather.
Some people want to seat at patio. It is too hot to eat. We serve sushi and sashimi, fresh cold items. You might get sick. And a few people complain about this. “Your sushi is not cold, it is warm”. We had this weird complain before. Please understand.

Aging comes from foot.
Locomotive syndrome is a condition of reduced mobility due to impairment of locomotive organs. Since upright bipedal walking involves minutely controlled movement patterns, impairment of any aspect of the locomotive organs has the potential to adversely affect it. In addition to trauma, chronic diseases of the locomotive organs, which progress with repeated bouts of acute exacerbations, are common causes of the locomotive syndrome.
We really need to be careful after 50 years old. We have to train bones, joints, muscles and nerves. Walking is good starting exercise. You can start with 20minutes walk a day.
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/jdi.12703/abstract You can read more. Good luck!

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Taka Update June 2017

Taka Update June 05, 2017

Fish Information
My vacation is over. It is once a year. But I did not take any vacation last year. I went to Barcelona and Amsterdam. Restaurant business is normally slow after Memorial Day and it is good time to travel.
Fish is not much changed. Uni Is getting bad because of summer, Maines uni season is over about 3-4 weeks ago, California is short harvest. So we can get uni from Japan only. This is small one and the price is high. And I saw the news about uni in Japan. It is same as California, it means global warming. Stop Trump otherwise we cannot eat uni near future.
We can get Japanese fish tomorrow and Thursday as usual.

Rotary Club convention in Atlanta 2017
Yes, this is June 10-14th here in Atlanta. Many restaurants are fully booked on Saturday night. We have 20 people of Japanese group coming on that day.

Turmeric Extract May Prevent, Even Reverse Diabetes (Type 1 and 2)
If you’ve been diagnosed with pre-diabetes, then you might just want to pick yourself up some turmeric. You don’t need to read below but Turmeric, curcumin works for diabetes prevention.
GreenMedInfo reports on the findings being described as a “remarkable human clinical study” published in the Diabetes Care journal from the American Diabetes Association, reports that “turmeric extract was 100% successful” in preventing pre diabetes from progressing to type 2 diabetes over the course of 9 months.
Performed by Thailand researchers, the study’s primary object was to assess the efficacy of curcumin, the primary polyphenol in turmeric which gives the spice its golden hue, in delaying the development of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) in a prediabetic population.
The study design was a randomized, double-blinded, placebo-controlled trial including 240 subjects who met the American Diabetic Association’s criteria for prediabetes. All subjects were randomly assigned to receive either 250 mg of curcuminoid or placebo capsules for 9 months.
“After 9 months of treatment, 16.4% of subjects in the placebo group were diagnosed with T2DM, whereas none were diagnosed with T2DM in the curcumin-treated group. In addition, the curcumin-treated group showed a better overall function of β-cells, with higher HOMA-β (61.58 vs. 48.72; P < 0.01) and lower C-peptide (1.7 vs. 2.17; P < 0.05). The curcumin-treated group showed a lower level of HOMA-IR (3.22 vs. 4.04; P < 0.001) and higher adiponectin (22.46 vs. 18.45; P < 0.05) when compared with the placebo group.”
“A 9-month curcumin intervention in a prediabetic population significantly lowered the number of prediabetic individuals who eventually developed T2DM. In addition, the curcumin treatment appeared to improve overall function of β-cells, with very minor adverse effects. Therefore, this study demonstrated that the curcumin intervention in a prediabetic population may be beneficial.”

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Taka Update April 2017

Taka Update April 17, 2017

Fish Information
2 weeks more? April is over. Weather is very nice for patio season. I get New Zealand Kinmedai coming today. And Live scallop is also coming from Boston area. Uni is 2 kinds ow. Maine small one is coming today. And Canadian big uni is coming tomorrow.
People like Sakura- Masu, Cherry salmon. I sold out last 2 weeks. I ordered it again. And it will come on Thursday, this delivery might be the last one. This is very seasonable and limited.
Seki Saba, Premium mackerel is coming soon. Might be next week. Seki is brand name, Seki saba and Seki Aji are very famous in Japan.

Fresh and safe vegetables
.I started organic farm at my backyard. I planted, Edamame, Okra, Zucchini, Tomato, Pepper, Jalapeno, Chinese nappa cabbage, garlic. We see them.
I use citrus chips, orange grape fruits, lemon for bug prevention. I plant garlic around the farm and this is also bug prevention. I make small fence for deer. I use my hands for weed, not chemical spray. I sprinkle fish dashi pack and egg for natural fertilizer. 100% organic and recycle system, this is our dream right? It is small farm but I will expand it if goes well.

13 foods that fight for stress
Stress is enemy of our body. Many people can get sick by stress. Eat well and prevent stress.
Asparagus, avocado, berries, cashews, chamomile tea, chocolate, garlic, glass fed beef, green tea, oatmeal, orange, oyster, walnut.
http://www.prevention.com/mind-body/emotional-health/13-healthy-foods-that-reduce-stress-and-depression/slide/14 Detali is here.

Closed Info
We will be closed May 28 – June4 for vacation. I will go to Barcelona and Amstedam.

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Taka Update March 12, 2017

Taka Update March 12, 2017

Fish Information
It is middle of March. Not much new information right now. Monday is New Zealand fish day. I get Kinme-Dai, Alfonsino from there. Shima Aji, I ordered many times but it came one time only. I also get Tasmanian trout from Australia on Monday.
I get Sole from Japan every Tuesday. Sole has more fat than flounder. This is white meat but texture and fat. And this might be good.
Oyster is still available. I don’t know after April. I do not think it is good when sea temperature is high.
I try to make new special. Just started “Fried Scallop with Mango white sauce” was a smash hit last weekend. I made this 6-7 years ago and came back again. I try to make more something nice spring dish.

Be healthy with Life’s Simple 7
Life’s simple 7 is designed by the American Heart Association with the goal of improved health by educating the public on how best to live.
Manage Blood Pressure
Control Cholesterol
Reduce Blood Sugar
Get Active
Eat Better
Lose Weight
Stop Smoking
I think if we eat better, we can control cholesterol, weight and blood pressure.

Make bone strong when get old.
Take calcium? But it is not enough. You have to take something with it.
Magnesium , Calcium and magnesium balance is important for our health. Magnesium activates so many nutrients in the body, but its relationship with Calcium is critical. Their synergistic behaviour is so inter-dependent, they’re increasingly referred to as The Twin Minerals. Eat soybean, cabbage, seaweed and broccoli.
Vitamin D, Getting enough calcium and vitamin D is essential to building strong, dense bones when you’re young and to keeping them strong and healthy as you age. Eat sardine, salmon and mushrooms. And take sunshine some times.
Vitamin K, it keeps calcium in your bones and out of your blood vessels. Eat lettuce, natto (fermented soy bean), seaweed and chives.
Vitamin C, it helps to increase calcium absorption. Eat orange, peppers, kiwi fruit, broccoli and berries.
I highly recommend to taking vitamins and minerals from food, not from tablet or pill. Eat well and be healthy always.

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Taka Update February 21, 2017

Taka Update February 21, 2017

Fish Information
Today is Tuesday and we can get Japanese fish. Kinmedai is coming from NZ. I dropped the price of it. Japanese Kinmedai is high price but NZ is not bad. Shima Aji is also coming from NZ but not this week.
Tuna is same as usual, Indonesian Bluefin. This is frozen tuna and I treat as zuke way and make delicious. I buy big eye tuna when I get good one.
Uni is available. It is from California. There is no uni delivery until Thursday. Japanese uni is coming on Thursday.
Live scallop is coming today. This is from Boston.
I start premium Hamachi, yellow tail. It is from Japan. Better taste and affordable price, you have to try.

Restaurant
Friday and Saturday business are not easy. People come one time around 7-8pm. We added tables recently and tried to solve this issue. The seating time is getting shorter than before. But this is a good thing. 6-7 months passed after opened and people finally understand what is Taka Sushi. Thank you so much.

Black Garlic Power
I give my black garlic to the customers who are struggling with diabetes. It works well. And pollen season is just started. I am really bad. But it is not bad after I take black garlic. I think it works maybe. If you want to try this fermented garlic, please let me know. Everybody needs to be healthy! This is my goal.

Top 10 Alkaline Foods That Flush Toxins from Your Body
Most people don’t realize how getting rid of toxins can improve their health. It can lower risk of diseases, fight inflammation and make it easier to lose weight.
Incorporating some alkaline foods in your daily life can help flush out toxins from your body. The foods below support the main cleansing organs – liver, kidneys and colon. Toxins can’t build up in the body when these organs are functioning optimally.
Blue vervain, Soursop, Cabbage, Cucumber, Tila tea, Avocado, Oregano, Peaches, Key limes, Sarsaparilla are good.
Our body is same as iron. It is strong but it rusts. We need to take care of it.
This is from Natural News.