I have been meaning to try Taku for some time. We tried to walk in on Friday at 9:00 PM. The front room was half full and the garden, while not totally full, had dishes still sitting on tables that were empty. We waited at the bar for what felt like an eternity, even after giving someone a heads up that we were waiting. The wait staff were running frantically all over the place and after 15 minutes or so, we just looked at each other and said this is going to be trouble. It looks good, was this an anomaly?
BTW, we ended up at Coco Roco, where we had water spilled on our table, sat at the table which had no lights above it, and waited forever for our drinks and food to get to us. The food was good, not great. The drinks were very good.
Overall, a frustrating experience on Smith St. Just thought I'd share.