Taiko Restaurant is a popular Japanese joint located in Irvine CA and is the place to be during lunch hours. This place opens at 11:30am and you’ll be surprised to see a ton of people lined up to get in there. While waiting in the hot heat for the restaurant to open, the line just kept growing. We finally went inside and I was surprised at the amount of room inside the restaurant. A couple in front of us left thinking there wasn’t enough room, but trust me, there’s a lot to accommodate the large amount of customers.
Taiko menu seletions
Mmm, what to choose from their many selections. There’s sushi combination, lunch combination, entrees, side orders, rolls, and so much more.
Japanese miso soup
Before we started the meal, we ate some salty cabbage and had some miso soup. Miso soup is a must if you go to a Japanese restaurant!
Taiko California Roll
My friend ordered some California Rolls for all of us to share since we were all getting really hungry.
Tempura plate with fried chicken
She also ordered the Tempura plate with fried chicken. Look at the amount of food you get! We did not expect our plates to be so huge, you really get a lot for the price you pay. I tried the fried chicken and loved it. I’ll be sure to order this the next time I’m here.
Taiko Restaurant Sashimi and Grilled Chicken lunch combo
I ordered the Taiko Restaurant Sashimi and Grilled Chicken lunch combo which comes with a side of salad and a little bit of veggies. The sashimi slices were pretty thick and really fresh. The grilled chicken was tasty as well and there’s was so much of it I just had to pack it to go.
Taiko Grilled Salmon and Fried Chicken
My other friend “C” ordered the Taiko Grilled Salmon and Fried Chicken which was super tasty. We all ended up sharing so we could try a little bit of everything.
The best time to come here is during lunch because prices are cheaper compared to dinner time.
Taiko Restaurant is located at 14775 Jeffrey Rd Ste K Irvine, CA 92618.