Friday, April 28, 2017


Are you on diet? Many people try and lose weight. But it is hard to do that.
Meat, protein is fine to eat, The problem is bread and rice and Pasta. Avoid carb.

If you like to eat carb, salad 1st, This is the order. 1) Salad, 2) protein , 3) carb. And you can avoid gaining weight.
And if you like to eat carb, avoid at night. Eat it at breakfast or lunch. And you can lose weight.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Must Try Item, Lamb chop miso

Miso is amazing, this soy bean paste can make better taste of food.
Marinated with miso and sake can make Lamb chop tasty.
Must Try!

Thursday, April 20, 2017

My organic farm is growing.

This is my backyard of house,
It was forest. But it is farm now.
I planted Okra, Edamame, pepper, jalapeno tomato, garlic and more.
All organic and special treatment I use,

Monday, April 17, 2017

Taka Update April 2017

  Taka Update April 17, 2017


Fish Information

2 weeks more? April is over. Weather is very nice for patio season. I get New Zealand Kinmedai coming today. And Live scallop is also coming from Boston area. Uni is 2 kinds ow. Maine small one is coming today. And Canadian big uni is coming tomorrow.

People like Sakura- Masu, Cherry salmon. I sold out last 2 weeks. I ordered it again. And it will come on Thursday, this delivery might be the last one. This is very seasonable and limited.

Seki Saba, Premium mackerel is coming soon. Might be next week. Seki is brand name, Seki saba and Seki Aji are very famous in Japan.


Fresh and safe vegetables

.I started organic farm at my backyard. I planted, Edamame, Okra, Zucchini, Tomato, Pepper, Jalapeno, Chinese nappa cabbage, garlic. We see them.

I use citrus chips, orange grape fruits, lemon for bug prevention. I plant garlic around the farm and this is also bug prevention. I make small fence for deer. I use my hands for weed, not chemical spray. I sprinkle fish dashi pack and egg for natural fertilizer.  100% organic and recycle system, this is our dream right?  It is small farm but I will expand it if goes well.


13 foods that fight for stress

Stress is enemy of our body. Many people can get sick by stress. Eat well and prevent stress.

Asparagus, avocado, berries, cashews, chamomile tea, chocolate, garlic, glass fed beef, green tea, oatmeal, orange, oyster, walnut.


Closed Info

We will be closed May 28 – June4 for vacation. I will go to Barcelona and Amstedam.


Taka Sushi    4600 Roswell Rd. Suite W110, Sandy Springs, GA 30342

Reservation 404-851-1500       Instagram sushiandpassion

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Zaru Soba, summer noodle


My summer noodle is this, Zaru Soba which is cold soba.
This is dipping style but it is hard to accept to American people.
I can eat everyday this in summer.

Friday, April 7, 2017

Sakura Masu, Cherry Salmon


Finally I got this. I ordered 2 weeks and did not get it, Sakura masu is limited item. We cannot get it all the time, ans just can get spring 1 month only.
It is wild caught from Hokkaido Japan. Must eat!

Tuesday, April 4, 2017


I replace some sakes.
These are new.

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Brown rice for sushi?


People's health concern is getting high. Some places make sushi rice with brown rice. But I don't. I use brown rice 25-30% only. Sushi rice need some moisture and 100% brown rice is too dry to make sushi rice.
I make bento box and daily special box use 100% brown rice with grains and beans, This is easy.
If you concern for health issue, you have to skip sushi rice. Sushi rice contains sugar. And just eat sashimi with less soy sauce and less wasabi.
I ma happy with 25-30% of brown rice in sushi rice.

Friday, March 17, 2017

Price of seaweed is going up.

Seaweed for sushi rolls is going up soon.
But it is not 5% or 10%, They says 40-50% more.
The climate change is the big factor, The production rate is low.
And this is 4 years straight up.
And global warming cannot make much seaweed.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Show Spring with Sashimi

I try to show spring with sashimi.
I make flowers with sashimi,

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Cooked fish also good at Taka


This is called Saba Misoni, braised mackerel with miso broth.
We do some grilled fish and cooked fish for cold days.

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Taka Update March 12, 2017

Taka Update March 12, 2017

Fish Information
It is middle of March. Not much new information right now. Monday is New Zealand fish day. I get Kinme-Dai, Alfonsino from there. Shima Aji, I ordered many times but it came one time only.  I also get Tasmanian trout from Australia on Monday.
I get Sole from Japan every Tuesday. Sole has more fat than flounder. This is white meat but texture and fat. And this might be good.
Oyster is still available. I don’t know after April. I do not think it is good when sea temperature is high.
I try to make new special. Just started "Fried Scallop with Mango white sauce" was a smash hit last weekend. I made this 6-7 years ago and came back again. I try to make more something nice spring dish.


Be healthy with Life’s Simple 7
Life’s simple 7 is designed by the American Heart Association with the goal of improved health by educating the public on how best to live.
Manage Blood Pressure
Control Cholesterol
Reduce Blood Sugar
Get Active
Eat Better
Lose Weight
Stop Smoking
I think if we eat better, we can control cholesterol, weight and blood pressure.

Make bone strong when get old.
Take calcium? But it is not enough. You have to take something with it.
Magnesium , Calcium and magnesium balance is important for our health. Magnesium activates so many nutrients in the body, but its relationship with Calcium is critical. Their synergistic behaviour is so inter-dependent, they’re increasingly referred to as The Twin Minerals. Eat soybean, cabbage, seaweed and broccoli.
Vitamin D, Getting enough calcium and vitamin D is essential to building strong, dense bones when you’re young and to keeping them strong and healthy as you age. Eat sardine, salmon and mushrooms. And take sunshine some times.
Vitamin K, it keeps calcium in your bones and out of your blood vessels. Eat lettuce, natto (fermented soy bean), seaweed and chives.
Vitamin C, it helps to increase calcium absorption. Eat orange, peppers, kiwi fruit, broccoli and berries.
I highly recommend to taking vitamins and minerals from food, not from tablet or pill. Eat well and be healthy always.

Taka Sushi    4600 Roswell Rd. Suite W110, Sandy Springs, GA 30342

Reservation 404-851-1500       Instagram sushiandpassion

Friday, March 10, 2017

Oyster, the best time to eat now!

Our oyster comes from Apalachicola, Florida. I think the season is almost over.
Winter to Spring are the best time to eat, the size is huge.

Friday, March 3, 2017

An Art on the restaurant table


Just found this. Beautifully good!

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

The Best fish of this week?

This is Shark skin sole, The skin is looked like shark skin.
This fish is from Hokkaido area.The sea temperature is very cold and the meat has nice fat and very tasty. I can say white fish toro like.

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Green Tea

  • 水を飲むように「お茶」を飲もう
  • Drink Green Tea!
  • A compound found in green tea could have lifesaving potential for patients with multiple myeloma and amyloidosis, who face often-fatal medical complications associated with bone-marrow disorders, according to a team of engineers at Washington University in St. Louis and their German collaborators.
  • Jan Bieschke, assistant professor of biomedical engineering at the School of Engineering & Applied Science, studies how proteins fold and shape themselves, and how these processes can contribute to a variety of diseases. He says the compound epigallocatechine-3-gallate (EGCG), a polyphenol found in green tea leaves, may be of particular benefit to patients struggling with multiple myeloma and amyloidosis. These patients are susceptible to a frequently fatal condition called light chain amyloidosis, in which parts of the body’s own antibodies become misshapen and can accumulate in various organs, including the heart and kidneys.
    “The idea here is twofold: We wanted to better understand how light chain amyloidosis works, and how the green tea compound affects this specific protein,” Bieschke said.
    Bieschke’s team first isolated individual light chains from nine patients with bone marrow disorders that caused multiple myeloma or amyloidosis, then ran lab experiments to determine how the green tea compound affected the light chain protein.
    Bieschke previously examined EGCG’s effect in both Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease, and found it prevented dangerous buildups of protein present in both diseases. His team had a similar conclusion in this study: In the lab using samples from bone marrow patients, the EGCG transformed light chain amyloid, preventing the misshapen form from replicating and accumulating dangerously.
    “In the presence of green tea, the chains have a different internal structure,” Bieschke said. “The ECGC pulled the light chain into a different type of aggregate that wasn’t toxic and didn’t form fibril structures,” as happens to organs affected by amyloidosis.
    While Bieschke is gaining a greater understanding at the intracellular processes involved, his partners at the University of Heidelberg are working in tandem with him, running clinical trials.
    “My group is looking at the mechanism of the protein in a test tube; we are studying how it works on a foundational level. At the same time, clinical trials at the Amyloidosis Center in Heidelberg, with Alzheimer’s in Berlin and with Parkinson’s in China examine the process in people. We all want this compound to work in a patient.”
    The research was recently published in the Journal of Biological Chemistry.

Do you like Uni, Do you like Toro?


The answer is here,

Friday, February 24, 2017

Shiitake Mushroom and Kelp

Shiitake mushroom and kelp, konbu. Shiitake is sun dried and get more power than fresh one. It is good for cancer. Konbu is left over after made dashi broth. Cook together both and double effect for our body. Kelp is good for hair a...nd bunch of minerals are contained. I really want American people to eat more these items. Be healthy and live long and keep young like me? 

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Blueberry in season but from Chile

Blueberry is No.1 anti oxygen item. Eat daily.  Now this is from Chile. The price is only $4 at Costco.
It is also good for eyes. I eat 1/2 pack daily

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Tuna Zuke


Zuke, it means marinated. I buy tuna and soak in special soy sauce for 4-5 hours,
And I make sushi. I brush nikiri soy sauce, boiled soy sauce and place wasabi pickles.
Bring to your mouth straight.
This is the best.

Taka Update 

 Taka Update February 21, 2017

Fish Information

Today is Tuesday and we can get Japanese fish. Kinmedai is coming from NZ. I dropped the price of it. Japanese Kinmedai is high price but NZ is not bad. Shima Aji is also coming from NZ but not this week.

Tuna is same as usual, Indonesian Bluefin. This is frozen tuna and I treat as zuke way and make delicious. I buy big eye tuna when I get good one.

Uni is available. It is from California. There is no uni delivery until Thursday. Japanese uni is coming on Thursday.

Live scallop is coming today. This is from Boston.

I start premium Hamachi, yellow tail. It is from Japan. Better taste and affordable price, you have to try.


Friday and Saturday business are not easy. People come one time around 7-8pm. We added tables recently and tried to solve this issue. The seating time is getting shorter than before. But this is a good thing. 6-7 months passed after opened and people finally understand what is Taka Sushi. Thank you so much.

Black Garlic Power

I give my black garlic to the customers who are struggling with diabetes. It works well. And pollen season is just started. I am really bad. But it is not bad after I take black garlic. I think it works maybe. If you want to try this fermented garlic, please let me know. Everybody needs to be healthy! This is my goal.

Top 10 Alkaline Foods That Flush Toxins from Your Body

Most people don’t realize how getting rid of toxins can improve their health. It can lower risk of diseases, fight inflammation and make it easier to lose weight.

Incorporating some alkaline foods in your daily life can help flush out toxins from your body. The foods below support the main cleansing organs – liver, kidneys and colon. Toxins can’t build up in the body when these organs are functioning optimally.

Blue vervain, Soursop, Cabbage, Cucumber, Tila tea, Avocado, Oregano, Peaches, Key limes, Sarsaparilla are good.

Our body is same as iron. It is strong but it rusts. We need to take care of it.

This is from Natural News.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

This is Passion!

I am covering behind the bar, You can see all messes from the window. And I do it by myself to save money. If I hire someone, I have to pay. I finished the half during lunch break. And I did another half job after closing, So, it's all done. I will show the finished blind later,
I have to do everything, painting, wood work, carpet cleaning.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Maybe this for tonight?

Fresh oyster with Uni.must be good for tonight!

Saturday, February 11, 2017


 We sell Grilled sea bass or black cod,  The process of making is same. We use miso, sakelee, sugar, sake, mirin and honey. Sakelee is sake dust, I explain to  customers it is just like coffee dust in the coffee maker filter, But this sakelee is amazing. We dump coffee dust but we use sakelee.
And I make pickles with sakelee and miso.

Friday, February 10, 2017

Good tuna is available this weekend.


I got big eye tuna from Ecuador,  It has light fat. I tasted and was delicious.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Coming soon, Happy Valentines Day


This is from Tokyo fish market. Do you want this? I will make something like this for Valentines Day.

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Sushi Nigiri

Yes, we are sushi restaurant, I make sushi daily.
This is lunch Omakase, chef choice nigiri sushi.

Friday, February 3, 2017

Something new, Fire fly squid

This is very tiny squid. Fire fly squid is just like fire fly in ocean.
It is from Toyama, Japan. And they lives there only.  It is boiled and just eat as snack.
And fresh one is coming soon.
This item is available 1-2 months only.

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Winter is oyster season!

This oyster is from Florida. The size is getting bigger than last year, It is because of temperature, Oyster meat grow when the sea temperature goes down.

Monday, January 30, 2017

Sashimi, yes, sashimi!!

Sashimi, eating raw fish with soy sauce and wasabi, this simple action is really good.
Get live enzyme and feel good.

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Best OX tail in town???


It might be the best in town.
OX tail is one of my favorite item. And I make soup or stew,
The weather is getting cold. This one for you! Taka

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Vegetable and Vegetable

Eat more vegetables! I make this kind of fresh and colorful vegetables daily,

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Taka Update Jan.25, 2017

Taka Update January 25, 2017
Fish and More
 Atlanta Falcons is doing very well this season and finally they can go to Houston. We will see it. Our business is same as Falcons. If the weather is nice and Falcons win, people mind is very positive and try to go out and spend money.
Tuna? I carry Indonesian blue fin. This is the best for me now. I almost give up big eye tuna and tasteless yellow fin. I do zuke, marinated with sake, soy sauce and dashi broth. And I can make tuna taste better.
  Monday is bad day? It is not bad. I get Kasago, Scorpion from New Zealand. I get Uni from Maine and live scallop from Boston.
 What is freshness of fish? It does not matter. I feel it is getting same as beef. Aging is important sometimes. I saw TV show in Japan. 18 days aging wild caught yellow tail or 14 days aging wild caught blue fin tuna are good examples. I used to buy big eye tuna and was good taste after 7 days.
This week fish supply is not bad.  I have all fishes so far.

Black garlic can save many people.
It is not black garlic, it is fermented garlic. And the color is like black and call it black garlic. From a nutritional point of view, Black Garlic has a much higher content of allicin, the active ingredient in White Garlic that imparts its benefits, but without the odour. Additionally, Black Garlic is rich in amino acids and has almost double the amount of antioxidants when compared to White Garlic. But that is not the whole story.
Black Garlic also contains an additional very specific compound called S-Allycysteine (SAC) in very high concentrations, compared to White Garlic which is water soluble and thus absorbed easily within the body. S-Allylcysteine has been shown to assist with the absorption of allicin. This makes Black Garlic much more effective than White Garlic for all the benefits mentioned above and additionally it is well tolerated by the digestive system so the chance of gastric distress is completely minimised.
I make this black garlic at home. I use rice cookers. I just leave is as warm temperature for 2 weeks and that’s it.
I save at least 4 people who are struggling with diabetes. And I am very happy with this result. Garlic is the top of food pyramid and black garlic is 10- 50 times more powerful than white garlic. Eat it daily even you are in healthy condition. And If you have troubles with health condition, please let me know. Black garlic might works.

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Friday, January 20, 2017

Bento Box, this is the true Japanese food.

Our lunch bento box, we make daily specials.
This is well made, well balanced with meat, fish and some vegetables.
Each items are not big portion.
Try all of them.
You see many bento box when you go to Japan. You might buy it station and eat inside of trains.

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Design, yes this is the art!

I really like this kind of simple design.
And green and red are beautiful.
Designed by TAKA

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Black Garlic, must have it.

This is not our dish in the restaurant. I make this for my friends, family and customers.
Black Garlic, it is fermented garlic. It takes 2 weeks to make. And it is easy to make.
The power of this black garlic is 10-50 times more than white garlic.
I just heard a good story yesterday. One of our customer's diabetes is improving.
This is 4th case for me.
If you have a problem and no improvement, please contact me. It might happen to you.
I eat this daily. TAKA

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Trout from New Zealand is available.

The top is Trout, and the bottom is Scottish salmon.
The meat is more detail that I can say, Try it!

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

It's salad, just salad but salad.


 We make 3 different salad.
One is organic garden salad, green leaf only. And another one is Power salad, the pic above.
Greens plus tomato, celery, sprouts, cucumber, broccoli, green bean and more.
I like eating salad. Taka

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Taka Update January 5, 2017

  Taka Update January 5, 2017
Fish and More
Happy New Year! How is fish? Tokyo fish market was closed until January 3rd. We can get farm raised fish only this week. And everything will go back next Tuesday.
Domestic fish supply is getting normal. I have uni and oyster, these are not from last year. And Live scallop and clam are coming this afternoon.
Tuna is Indonesian blue fin. Chinese New Year is coming soon and tuna supply is related with this. I think I only can get yellow fin or Hawaiian big eye. Those are not my quality. So I decided to carry frozen blue fin tuna, and this is my best choice.
I have fresh wild caught kasago, Red Rockfish from New Zealand do far.
Winter storm is coming tomorrow night and not sure the business Friday and Saturday. I bring blanket and some clothes tomorrow. I might sleep over.

2 Draft beers
We carry Sapporo beer instead of Kirin. And we carry 3 Taverns from Decatur GA.

Seating is very bad for your life
1 hour desk work make your life 22minutes short. Can you believe it? And seating long hours is worser than smoking.  You have to stand up and walk 5 minutes every hour if you have desk work. My desk work is 1-3 hours a day. I stand all day. I stretch sometimes.

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Website :  E-Mail

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Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Fresh wild caught fish of this week, Kasago

Kasago, Red Rockfish is from New Zealand, Tokyo fish market is closed and cannot get fresh wild caught fish until next Tuesday,
This is yummy!

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Ode, Japanese hot pot


This is our must eat item in Japan. IF you go to convenience  stores in Japan. You will see it everywhere. Dashi broth and short rob broth combo is my original recipe. I place potato, daikon radish, fish cakes, egg and more.