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Chef Takashi

Chef Takashi For the last 20 years, Takashi has been praised for his contemporary French cuisine enhanced by Japanese inflection. Over his twenty-five year career, Takashi Yagihashi has been lauded from consumers and critics alike for his exquisite ways of melding contemporary French, Asian and American cuisine.

Enhancing and updating the classic French with American and Japanese twists, the self-taught Yagihashi’s delicate balance and respect for natural flavors has become a hallmark of his cooking style. A native of Mito, Japan, Yagihashi was exposed to many culinary adventures as a young boy, growing up in a family who dined out often. Curious about what was going on in the kitchen, Yagihashi began wor

Enhancing and updating the classic French with American and Japanese twists, the self-taught Yagihashi’s delicate balance and respect for natural flavors has become a hallmark of his cooking style. A native of Mito, Japan, Yagihashi was exposed to many culinary adventures as a young boy, growing up in a family who dined out often. Curious about what was going on in the kitchen, Yagihashi began wor

All laughs and a little bit of competition as I demo a head to head cook-off with @chefjosegarces on the Bon Appétit Mag...
09/27/2015

All laughs and a little bit of competition as I demo a head to head cook-off with @chefjosegarces on the Bon Appétit Magazine main stage at Chicago Gourmet!

Chicago Foodseum just opened this weekend at Block 37, and I gave a little insight on my favorite place for hot dogs in ...
09/22/2015

Chicago Foodseum just opened this weekend at Block 37, and I gave a little insight on my favorite place for hot dogs in the city! What are some of your favorite places for hot dogs in Chicago?

Still some seats available for our Ramen Battle! You won't want to miss it. Thanks for sharing, Detroit News. Get your t...
07/17/2015
Slurping Turtle’s Chef Takashi challenges local chefs to Ramen Battle

Still some seats available for our Ramen Battle! You won't want to miss it. Thanks for sharing, Detroit News. Get your tickets today: http://conta.cc/1M2tqpI

It’s been one year since Chef Takashi Yagihashi opened an Ann Arbor location of his noodle and sushi restaurant Slurping Turtle. To celebrate, the James Beard Award-winning chef has invited some of the most buzzed-about names in the local culinary scene to compete in Ramen Battle on July 26.

We're hosting a Ramen Battle at Slurping Turtle Ann Arbor on Sunday, July 26th to celebrate our anniversary! We'll be ha...
07/13/2015
From Ramen Battles to Polish Egg Rolls: Four Dining Events to Check Out

We're hosting a Ramen Battle at Slurping Turtle Ann Arbor on Sunday, July 26th to celebrate our anniversary! We'll be having fun with some of Michigan's top chefs, while also raising money for charity. Check out the details from Eater Detroit, below, and make sure to buy your tickets here: http://conta.cc/1M2tqpI

ANN ARBOR — Slurping Turtle's Ramen Battle on July 7 features a seriously souped-up lineup including chefs Luciano Del Signore (Bacco), James Rigato (The Root), Eve Aronoff (Frita Batidos), Andy...

If you missed Takashi's CBS This Morning #TheDish, here it is!! Chef gets personal about his decision to become a chef.
06/23/2015
Takashi Yagihashi brings beef short ribs to The Dish

If you missed Takashi's CBS This Morning #TheDish, here it is!! Chef gets personal about his decision to become a chef.

Award-winning chef has been blending contemporary French, Asian, and American cuisines for more than 25 years

Set your DVR! I'm excited to be on CBS This Morning  #TheDish tomorrow morning at 8am EST (7am CST)! Tune in to watch me...
06/19/2015

Set your DVR! I'm excited to be on CBS This Morning #TheDish tomorrow morning at 8am EST (7am CST)! Tune in to watch me talk about my journey to becoming a chef. I will also share my recipe for my hamachi tacos from Slurping Turtle

Good morning from WCIU You And Me This Morning!! Takashi is showing viewers how to make his Japanese gumbo.
04/28/2015

Good morning from WCIU You And Me This Morning!! Takashi is showing viewers how to make his Japanese gumbo.

04/15/2015

Shocked at the loss of a wonderful chef...my condolences to the friends and family of Homaru Cantu

Watch Cooking School on Fox 2 - I share my recipe for Green Tea Creme Caramel!
04/07/2015
Slurping Turtle

Watch Cooking School on Fox 2 - I share my recipe for Green Tea Creme Caramel!

This recipe is courtesy of Chef Takashi Yagihashi of Slurping Turtle in Ann Arbor:Green Tea Crème Caramel Yields: 14-15 (4oz) Ramekins Whole Milk 4cups Green Tea Powder or green tea bags 20g o...

Chef Takashi shares what he wants in his Easter Baskets with Relish Magazine. Here's a hint. It's something green.... Ha...
04/03/2015
What Chefs Want in Their Easter Baskets - Relish

Chef Takashi shares what he wants in his Easter Baskets with Relish Magazine. Here's a hint. It's something green....

Happy Easter!

From jelly beans to Peeps, 11 celebrated chefs share what tempts their sweet tooth.

What a fun Monday night at the Houseware Charity Foundation Gala! Tonight, I'm serving Japanese Gumbo.
03/10/2015

What a fun Monday night at the Houseware Charity Foundation Gala! Tonight, I'm serving Japanese Gumbo.

Great times at De Gustibus Cooking School last night! Chef Takashi demoed how to make miso ramen.
01/30/2015

Great times at De Gustibus Cooking School last night! Chef Takashi demoed how to make miso ramen.

Chef Takashi shares his new year's resolution with The Daily Meal. "I would like to go back to Japan and learn how to ma...
01/08/2015
Chicago’s Chefs Share Their New Year’s Resolutions

Chef Takashi shares his new year's resolution with The Daily Meal.

"I would like to go back to Japan and learn how to make miso from scratch."

What's yours?

Stumped on a New Year’s resolution for 2015? Hey, even star chefs have to wrangle with that problem! Take some inspiration from some of Chicago’s top chefs as the share their goals for the New Year.

With heartfelt thanks....As we close the doors of Takashi Restaurant one last time, we know we have reached the conclusi...
01/04/2015

With heartfelt thanks....

As we close the doors of Takashi Restaurant one last time, we know we have reached the conclusion of a wonderful chapter in our lives. Seven years of incredible memories with our guests, friends and staff - all of whom have become a part of our family. We say a tearful goodbye to Takashi Restaurant, but look forward to taking the next step of the journey, with our Takashi Family at our side.

Thank you for enriching our lives...
Takashi and Kathy

On the eve of the restaurant's last day of service, it seems fitting to share one of the final interviews chef did at TA...
01/03/2015
Takashi Yagihashi of Slurping Turtle | A Drink With

On the eve of the restaurant's last day of service, it seems fitting to share one of the final interviews chef did at TAKASHI. Chef talks to A Drink With about everything from family to his rock star dreams before he became a chef. You can expect words of wisdom like the following:

"When you meet somebody, try to be nice and polite because you never know who that person could be. They could be your neighbors or your [future] wife...."

Takashi Yagihashi of Slurping Turtle and Bravo's "Top Chef Duels" talks family, fortune and favorite dishes.

Eater National lists Takashi as one the most tear jerking restaurant shutters of 2014. We've been so overwhelmed by the ...
01/02/2015
The 17 Most Tearjerking Restaurant Shutters of 2014

Eater National lists Takashi as one the most tear jerking restaurant shutters of 2014. We've been so overwhelmed by the support and these next couple nights will be treasured deeply.

Bid a fond farewell to these restaurants, gone too soon.

Thank you Zagat for spreading the news of our last day of service. Get in by Jan. 3!
12/29/2014
Dining Deals and Events: Noodle Night, New Year's Eve

Thank you Zagat for spreading the news of our last day of service. Get in by Jan. 3!

Monday Warm up with noodle night at Arami. The sushi spot steps up its ramen game with six bowls, from traditional ramen with pork belly and braised beef to yaki udon with rib-eye. Pair each bowl with an Asahi beer for $4 or Arami's house sake, Ichi No Tori, for $9 a glass or $15 per hot ...

Still hosting family and friends after Christmas? TAKASHI shares one of his favorite holiday recipes. Happy Holidays!
12/26/2014
Celebrity chefs dish on the perfect holiday menu

Still hosting family and friends after Christmas? TAKASHI shares one of his favorite holiday recipes. Happy Holidays!

Steven Sharp Nelson is the cellist of the musical group the Piano Guys. He's traveled the world playing and shooting music videos at iconic spots from the Great Wall of China to the Christ the...

12/22/2014

Takashi Restaurant will be closed this Wednesday, December 24th through Thursday, December 25th. Regular hours will resume Friday, December 26th. Happy Holidays!

Takashi cooked up his favorite holiday recipes at Macy's on State Street today. Thank you to those who came! Happy Holid...
12/12/2014

Takashi cooked up his favorite holiday recipes at Macy's on State Street today. Thank you to those who came! Happy Holidays!

Want to know Chef Takashi's favorite restaurants in Chicago? Eats Abroad got the scoop! Chicago Kalbi Frontera Grill Ali...
12/11/2014
Takashi Yagihashi

Want to know Chef Takashi's favorite restaurants in Chicago? Eats Abroad got the scoop! Chicago Kalbi Frontera Grill Alinea Les Nomades Aruns Thai Restaurant

Awards: Michelin Bib Gourmand for Slurping Turtle (2014-present)1 Michelin star for Takashi (2010-present)Best New Restaurant for Takashi, Chicago Magazine (2007)Best Chef: Midwest, James Beard Foundation (2003)

Thank you for everyone's overwhelming support during our final days. We want to try to accommodate all the guests that w...
12/10/2014
It’s so hard to say goodbye to Takashi

Thank you for everyone's overwhelming support during our final days. We want to try to accommodate all the guests that want reservations so we will be open 2 more days!

We are now accepting reservations for Friday, January 2nd, and Saturday, January 3rd.

Reserve your spot soon so you can experience the Imperial 7 menu!

Another week, another round of shutters in Wicker Park. But on the plus side, you might actually be able to afford dinner at Next in 2015.

Are you joining us during our final month of service? There are so many wonderful memories tied to our dishes that we cr...
12/04/2014
What's on Takashi's Final Menu?

Are you joining us during our final month of service? There are so many wonderful memories tied to our dishes that we created the "Imperial 7" menu, available now until our final New Year's Eve menu! Zagat has the details!

It’s a sad time for fine-dining in Chicago. First, the crown jewel of the Lettuce Entertain You empire, L2O, announced its closure, followed soon after by chef Takashi Yagihashi declaring that December 31 will be the last night of service at his Bucktown Japanese-French restaurant ...

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(AD) Join me on Saturday, 12/8 at 2:00pm in Austin at the Macy's in the Barton Creek Square Mall for a delicious afternoon with Macy's Culinary Council Chef Takashi Yagihashi! The master chef will prepare some of his favorite holiday dishes while sharing culinary techniques and stories. If you make a purchase of $35 or more in the Home department, you'll get a chance to meet the chef AND get a copy of his cookbook, Takashi's Noodles and a special gift! Plus when you RSVP in advance, you will receive a $10 Macy's gift card when you check in to the event! RSVP and get more details on the event here: http://bit.ly/TakashiInAustin. I also made Chef Takashi Yagahashi's Kale Chahan (Fried Rice) for dinner last night. It's so easy and SO good! Get the recipe here: https://mcys.co/2PprVqK. #CulinaryCouncil
We're going LIVE on #Facebook with Chefs Floyd Cardoz Bobby Chinn Niki Nakayama Chef Takashi and more! Tune in, join the conversation, and send in your questions! Saturday, 10/21 10am Whalers Village Kaanapali Beach Resort Association #HFWF17MediaDay #HFWF17
A very special dinner with Takashi Yagihashi narrating each course with a childhood memory. Chef Takashi | Chicago | 01/19/15 #loustejskal_takashi https://loustejskal.com/2015/01/19/takashi-closed/
It's going to be a great weekend! TAKASHI will be on CBS This Morning #TheDish tomorrow morning at 8am EST (7am CST)! Tune in to watch him talk about his journey to becoming a chef.
Chef TAKASHI cooking up a storm at the World Culinary Showcase at the #NRAShow today. See him and other celeb chefs at Chicago Gourmet this September!
Luciano DelSignore of Bacco Ristorante with friend & fellow chef TAKASHI tonight at the #JamesBeardAwards.
Congrats to 42 grams, TAKASHI, and TÊTE Charcuterie on being included in Zagat's round-up of the hottest Chicago restaurant openings and food trends of 2014 - well deserved!
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