TaKorean, originally operated as a food truck, has recently expanded their business by opening up a handsome and conveniently located brick-and-mortar location in the Capitol Riverfront and we couldn’t be more excited. While the menu is limited (by design), the amazing combination of flavors are seemingly endless.
Diners here first pick their base: either corn tortillas, rice (brown or white), specialty slaws (we love the spiced kale) or half and half (rice and slaw). Next is the choice of protein: chicken, steak, pork, tofu or seasonal vegetable. Last but most certainly not least come the toppings: toasted sesame seeds, Sriracha, salsa rosa, lime crema and fresh cilantro come free while the avocado crema and soft boiled egg are add-ons well worth the cost.
Many people like to compare TaKorean with a well-known chain that rhymes with Shmishmotle in terms of atmosphere, ordering process and even the menu but the difference is in the freshness. Although they prepare their ingredients before hand, the grill keeps new batches of deliciousness coming all day and each dish they serve is extremely fresh. Aside from no longer having to hunt their food truck down, another benefit of a permanent location is the ability to serve up cold beer and sake, the perfect drinks to wash down a spicy tako. Another notable benefit of dining here is that you get to enjoy a few moments with their attentive, witty and enthusiastic staff – nothing tops of a great dining experience like great service.
Enjoy your meal inside and enjoy the cool atmosphere, sit outside and people watch, or take a stroll down to the Yards Park waterfront to enjoy your tako with a side of tranquility.