Once the toast of the town, Taxi Kitchen has seen it all as the rest of the Melbourne dining scene rushed to the good food party – something that unfortunately overwhelmed Taxi Kitchen underneath the wave of sheer numbers.
With so many great eateries constantly popping up throughout Melbourne and Victoria, it can be easy to forget about Taxi Kitchen. After all, we’re always seeking what’s new, what’s fresh, what’s ‘trending’. Well you know what? Delicious food that’s beautifully presented with a twist of creativity at an affordable clip should be enough. How did we become so needy?
Taxi is like that cool brother who’s not too stuck up to ignore you. Instead, he’s pretty welcoming, and loves just chilling out and having a good time. All the dishes have been clearly well considered, think high quality produce that’s rustic yet refined.
Often with an Asian twist, think dishes such as roasted barramundi fillet with ginger clams, sake washed tuna, Crystal Bay prawn tails with yuzu and nori salt, and Castlemaine Szechuan duck with hot Vietnamese mint salad. Don’t forget that it’s 6 courses for only $95. Great value’s to be had here.
On the less adventurous side, there’s O’Connors eye fillet, roasted lamb shoulder and Bass Strait scallops. But by less adveturous, we mean you’ll still be surprised by what’s presented to you. Taxi’s definitely got that “understated to suprise” vibe down pat with their menu.
Yes, there’s Chin Chin, Top Paddock, Mamasita, you name it. But let’s not forget about our roots. Taxi Kitchen is great, and it’s time we got back to celebrating it.
In a sentence: Affordable fine dining. A must visit, or return.
Melbourne Food Blogger dined as a guest at Taxi Kitchen