Tiengarden’s Replacement is a New Ramen Shop Called Mr. Taka, Opening Thursday on Allen Street

Posted on: November 10th, 2015 at 5:19 am by
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To be honest, it’s still kinda strange not having Tiengarden on the block anymore. Even after its trendy 2013 makeover into a glassy, antiseptic eatery. Nevertheless, the vegan establishment passed into history last spring after an impressive twenty years in business. Rent gouge was to blame – $10K per month.

Now six months later, its successor is revealed. Chef Takatoshi and partner Takayuki Watanabe will impart Japanese ramen to 170 Allen Street. All the pieces are in place, including the kitchen and illuminated singage out front. The Mr. Taka noodle shop is coming down the final stretch, and is set to launch Thursday at noon.

Mr. Taka will carry booze. Ownership secured beer-wine approval from Community Board 3 last month through its fast-tracking process, wherein applicants agree to rigid stipulations ahead of time. Their license is still pending with the State Liquor Authority, though.

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Photo: Mr. Taka Instagram

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