I came to Taiko for lunch with my family today and was impressed. For $13.95 per adult before tax, we got good food, good service, and nice ambiance.
The menu is a good size. The food was also good, but nothing was exceptional. Some of the things I like are the: Salmon Sashimi, Masago Sushi, Chopped Scallop Roll and Deep Fried Squid (Ika). I found the tempura to be only okay. The Seafood Motoyaki was a bit strange; I didn't try it myself, but my dad only found one piece of shrimp buried in the sauce in his ...
Everything came satisfyingly quickly. As a matter of fact, the miso soup came less than a minute after we handed in our order sheet and the sashimi came before I was done with my miso soup.
Like with most AYCE places, some of the things we didn't order ended up at our table and some of the things we did order never made it. This restaurant is no exception. However I didn't find it to be a big deal since 95% of our order was right.
Tables and chairs were not cramped and I like the huge windows even though the view wasn't spectacular.
Service was friendly. We were even reminded about dessert when we asked for the bill. Dessert is included in the all you can eat menu. We had the Red Bean Pudding which was white jelly with a layer of red beans on top. It tasted alright.
For sashimi lovers out there, note that there is a "6 pieces of sashimi per adult" limit and all you can eat for kids does not include sashimi at all. I really like sashimi myself and this was disappointing. However, I would still return since this AYCE beats most of the other ones I've been to by a long shot.