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Japanese restaurant to open on 50th Avenue, near precinct house

Location of Takumen

Location of Takumen

Oct. 15, 2015 By Christian Murray

A Japanese restaurant will be opening across the street from the 108 Police Precinct next February.

The owners plan to put in a small restaurant at 5-50 50th Avenue and offer traditional food at affordable prices.

The restaurant, to be called Takumen, will seat 37 people, with 22 table seats and 15 counter seats. “It will be nothing too fancy but will offer good food,” a co-owner said.

The owners have a long history in the restaurant business, with one of them currently managing the highly-rated Japanese restaurant Bohemian in the East Village.

The owners are currently seeking a liquor license and were given the green light by the community board last night.

Takumen will be one of several Japanese eateries to come to the neighborhood in the past 24 months.

Hibino LIC, located at 10-70 Jackson Avenue, opened in March 2014; Mu Ramen opened its brick and mortar operation in November at 12-09 Jackson Ave; Tamushi Ramen, located at 47-36 Vernon Blvd opened in May; and Murasaki opened at 46-44 Vernon Blvd in July.

Takumen’s menu was not available.

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this coming just after a new japanese restaurant opens on vernon.

i have a feeling there will be an influx of Japanese in the neighborhood.

really hoping this will be good. will be an interesting storefront.


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