photo credit: Courtesy Takato
Takato is a solid Fort Lauderdale option if you’re looking for something upscale with a nice view of the beach from your table. One side of Takato’s menu is devoted to Japanese dishes—mostly very good sushi—and one side is Korean and a bit more meat-focused. It has dishes like short rib kimchi tacos, kimchi fried rice, and a handful of steak options. The food, service, and view of the beach (at least while the sun is out) are all worthy of a special occasion meal if you’re coming here to celebrate something—even if that something is just being in a dining room where everyone’s not wearing sandals.