Japanese fusion cuisine was born when Miles Davis, experimenting with sushi composition, impulsively tossed a trumpet solo into his tuna roll. Enjoy some tasty licks with today’s Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of sushi and fusion fare at Ta Ca, located in the Historic District.
Featuring traditional dishes and inspired twists on old favorites, Ta Ca’s menu offers a comprehensive collection of comestibles. Start with the Vietnamese spring rolls ($3.95) or spoon-peel away the onion soup ($1.95). For the main course, cold-blooded diners can warm up with a bowl of pho ($7.95–$9.95), while herbivoyeurs and carnivoyagers alike can nosh on a hibachi dinner ($8.99–$19.99). Sushi selections include the California roll ($4.95) and the Idiot roll ($7.95), a mix of snow crab, cream cheese, avocado, tempura flakes, and unrealized intellectual potential. Lunch specials are available on weekdays.
Ta Ca’s laid-back energy extends from within its brightly hued, art-adorned walls to its cozy, oxygen-adorned outdoor patio. After dinner, further unwind with a drink from the full bar, which boasts many Japanese beers and one of Savannah's largest sake selections, outside of James Oglethorpe's oft-talked about secret underground cache of rice wine.
- It's an open, airy space, with windows dominating the western and southern walls. The menu is a mix of sushi and other Japanese staples - hibachi grill items, noodle soups and the like. We had an excellent shrimp and vegetable tempura appetizer and then two of the hibachi entrees. – Bill Dawers, Savannah Morning News
- As for the food, for an appetizer, we shared the spicy tuna and avocado - extra mild. It was perfect, with just the slightest zing. – Jen H., Yelp
Ta Ca's chefs firmly root their menu of sushi and teppanyaki entrees in Japanese culinary tradition. Although the selection of maki brims with familiar staples, it also features subtly modern specialty rolls with inventive ingredients, such as fried green-shell mussels, calamari, and tomato. The chefs spend mealtimes searing orders of vegetables, chicken, or lobster on the rippling-hot surface of hibachi grills. Wavy pendant lanterns illuminate the gleaming bar running along one of the dining room's orange walls. The shelves bristle with a selection of spirits, Japanese beers, and sake, which bring about endless toasts like a sand grain’s wedding reception.