Taikun (formerly Toko) is an urban Asian restaurant and bar at Vida Downtown that takes you beyond sushi and sake. Taikun steeps its guests in a relaxing Asian ambiance with its urban garden, craft cocktails and fresh pan-Asian cuisine.
We try the “Asian Quest” Brunch at Taikun Vida Downtown Dubai. Read our review!
On Fridays, Taikun reveals itself to brunching party-goers as a wild and whimsical place – with “Asian Quest” – an afternoon of escapist and stylish food, culture and entertainment.
Guests at Asian Quest can expect to be waited on by a ninja crew, served shots by stylish modern geisha, and groove on the dance-floor to the hypnotising deep house beats of DJ Eddy Helou.
Asian Quest is a culinary journey across the continent – trailing through the map with regional favourites.
The Luxe Diary was delighted to discover the brunch’s six live food stations, including a raw station, dim sum station, sushi station, salad station, and a drinks station. We loved sinking our chopsticks into sushi, ponzu-laced oysters, sizzling hot tempura, zesty duck tacos, soulful rice and noodle dishes, pan-Asian salads, and meat and plant-based yakitori.
The buffet is beautifully coloured with house-styled sushi and sashimi and generously laden with a wide variety of tasty Asian-inspired salads and other dishes.
The buffets are complemented by a well balanced selection of sharing dishes brought to the table, to be enjoyed at the click of a finger.
The decor is artfully chosen with Asian inspired chintzy blue crockery mixed with wild and beautiful Japanese inspired cherry-blossom bouquets. Sinking into the oversized armchairs upholstered in a gorgeous power azure velvet, we enjoyed being rocked to the mesmerising deep house beats of DJ Eddy Helou while sipping bubbles on tap and sampling original and tasty signature cocktails.
Asia Quest is a delicate mix of taste and party – it is extravagant, fun and yet still manages to carry off an arty, edgy Asian street vibe.
“Asian Quest” – Friday Brunch
Taikun (formerly Toko) at Vida Downtown Dubai
Launching on Friday 19 July from 12.30 PM to 4 PM
AED 255 for soft drinks ~ AED 395 for alcohol
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