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About Takato

Set in a light, abundantly green and breezy backdrop, Takato brings unparalleled Japanese and Korean fusion to Fort Lauderdale. The oceanfront sanctuary located at Conrad Fort Lauderdale Beach delicately blends the beloved soul of Executive Chef Taek Lee's ancestry and takes you on a culinary journey through his Asian heritage that is bursting with creativity, authentic flavors and extraordinary culinary techniques.

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Featuring a 26-foot intricately designed sushi bar, oceanfront bar and indoor/outdoor dining, the culinary team at Takato brings sophisticated vibrancy and an innovative air of tranquility. The menu serves as Chef Taek Lee's decadent love letter to South Florida, showcasing his endless inspiration from more than 26 years refining exquisite sushi and Umami ingredients with bright flavor compounds and locally-sourced land and sea provisions that are inspired by endless ocean views along the Atlantic Ocean.

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Meet the Chef

A world-class hospitality team with an uncompromising commitment to quality is led by Executive Chef Taek Lee (Taka). As one of South Florida's most accomplished chefs with a career spanning more than 20 years at some of the nation's leading restaurants, Chef Taka has helmed the kitchen as Executive Sushi Chef at ZUMA and Makoto and Executive Chef at Monkitail. keeping true to his roots, Chef Taka has a deep admiration for Korean and Japanese techniques while adding his own variations to his menus at his newest and most rewarding venture to date.

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