what happens if I put copy hereThanks for the last 10 years of loyal patronage! We are thrilled to announce our impending move from Mattison Ave to our new location on Cookman Ave. The new location will have a full service bar and lounge...perfect for your late night sushi and sake craving. Please stay tuned to our Facebook page for our grand opening announcement. Takahiro Hirai was born n Kyushu Japan's Southern-most island where both parents were active in Japanese politics (could this explain the ease with which Takahiro glad-hands around the dining room?) Taka's father is descended from a Samurai family whose family crest (3 swords between 3 ginkgo leaves) is used as a leitmotif to unify the design of the Taka Restaurant dining room
Taka studies economics at a university in Tokyo and upon graduating came to the United States to perfect his English. While in the states, he worked at well-known sushi restaurants in Miami Beach and Nantucket before moving to New Jersey in 1997. Here he joined the staff of Kessler's Catering in Elberon where he made sushi for large events. Soon after, with the help of Kessler's owners, he opened Taka Restaurant on Mattison Ave. in Asbury Park, NJ. At the end of 2014, in Taka's 14th year, the restaurant opened in its new, larger location, on Cookman Ave.Our great foodLunch affair? Business meeting? Cocktail Party? We love to party...BIG or small...we've got you covered. Keep in mind, we are part of the jersey shore's famous Kessler's Catering and can satisfy your every need!