Reader: Thanks for the memories, and the miso soup, at Taki's

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For almost two decades, Hisashi Takimoto ran Taki's on East Colfax Avenue. The location would change, the name would change, but his hospitality and flu-killing miso soup remained constants. But since Takimoto passed away in 2009, nothing has been constant at Taki's -- and now the place is closed altogether. "It died with Taki," says one regular. "Just a matter of time 'til the doors closed."

See also: Taki's closed on East Colfax, ending a two-decade run

Other longtime fans of Taki's spilled more memories at the news. Says Sarah:

When it was on the other side of Colfax and was Taki's Golden Bowl, it was the best. The interesting man with the fu manchu mustache that worked the counter was my favorite. When my daughter and I would visit, Taki himself would bring her a plate of edamame....It hasn't been the same in years, but it will be missed.
Says Shannon:
Too bad, that whole area has almost changed completely since I moved in 2010. Colorado Comics, Wolfe's Barbecue, Jerry's Record Exchange, Play It Again, the Walnut...a lot of great memories/history...
What do you remember about this stretch of Colfax? What do you miss most? Will you miss Taki's?


Location Info

Taki's - CLOSED

341 E. Colfax Ave., Denver, CO

Category: Restaurant


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Stan Salazar
Stan Salazar

The comment above yours said "food was pretty horrific" so You can't compare Viet food to Japanese food horrific or not you Coloradan Asshat.

Sterling Meeks
Sterling Meeks

Ahem, my reply was to someone who stated it as "worst food, worst service" and that is not specific to any particular cuisine type. Learn to read, morAn!

Stan Salazar
Stan Salazar

Ho Mei is obviously not Japanese & clearly Viet. Get your ethnicities straight moron.

ctewell1
ctewell1

I grew up right by City Park and went to East High and when I was in high school (early 2000s) Taki's had a sign that said "TAKI's HEALTY JAPANESE FOOD GOOD FOR BRAIN" You can see in the photo how it was painted over to just "HEALTHY JAPANESE FOOD" It was always worth it to jump the 15 bus after school to laugh at that sign and grub some Taki's. 

Randy Schmuki
Randy Schmuki

I am not sure I would want to eat anything from Japan right now, seeing what has happened in Fukushima! I do not want to glow in the dark!

Antonio Marasco
Antonio Marasco

Used to roll by that joint all the time when I went with my mom to work.

Valerie Palma
Valerie Palma

Brian hired me when I was young and needed a job, back when it was across the street. He started me with a dime more an hour because I had life experience. I moved on but whenever I would go grab something to eat he would ask how was I doing and if I needed work. :-)

Omega Salas
Omega Salas

We are both Buddhist and went to the same temple. Whenever I would come in with my kids he would make them a edamomme shake and said its what the Buddha ate and it helps there brains function better. I miss him and the food was amazing.Shrimp Yokisoba my favorite!

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