at 27 E Main St, Madison, 53703 United States

Classic Tavern Meets Modern Izakaya

27 E Main St
Madison , WI 53703
United States
Contact Phone
P: (608) 286-1548


Tavernakaya a.k.a "TK" will offer a unique yet familiar experience where American tavern meets Japanese izakaya, located right on the Capitol Square in downtown Madison slated to open in fall of 2015. Owner and General Manager, Michael Ding aims to share his favorite comfort foods from his heritage and travels to Taiwan, Japan and across Asia through the Tavernakaya menu. Another main focus of TK is to bring a lively, fun and casual pub atmosphere so you can unwind with friends and enjoy good food and drinks! Our "rustic modern" decor will capture both the tavern and Japanese pub ambiance with inspirations from Asian night markets. Our menu and offerings will vary depending on lunch or dinner service, which will include popular asian inspired small plates and large plates, sushi, sandwiches, rice, and noodles. To complement our food, we will offer an extensive drink menu consisting of local and Asian beers, wine, sake, craft cocktails and both traditional and Japanese whiskeys.

Opening time

  • Mondays: 11:00- 14:00, 16:00- 22:00
  • Tuesdays: 11:00- 14:00, 16:00- 22:00
  • Wednesdays: 11:00- 14:00, 16:00- 22:00
  • Thursdays: 11:00- 14:00, 16:00- 22:00
  • Fridays: 11:00- 14:00, 16:00- 02:00
  • Saturdays: 16:00- 02:00


Price category
$$ (10-30)
Services Tavernakaya provides
Tavernakaya specialties

Company Rating

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Perfect day for a drink outdoors or at our bar and still feel like you're outside. Nanawall is finally open! Bar opens at 4pm. #tavernakaya

Published Tavernakaya on 2016-04-18 20:35:12 GMT

Join us for our Concert Dinner series and enjoy a 3-course dinner on our outdoor patio while soaking in the music from Concerts on the Square across the street! Check out the details here: http://tavernakaya.com/concert-dinners/ Call (608)286-1548 to reserve your table today.

Published Tavernakaya on 2016-06-18 14:27:21 GMT

Hey! We're excited to announce our new Concert Dinner series where you can enjoy a 3-course dinner on our outdoor patio while enjoying Concerts on the Square! Check out the details. http://tavernakaya.com/concert-dinners/ Call (608)286-1548 to reserve your table today. http://tavernakaya.com/concert-dinners/

Published Tavernakaya on 2016-06-17 04:35:10 GMT

We like steamed buns and we cannot lie. We also like giving away a $10 bonus certificate with a $50 gift card purchase. Available for a limited time. Buy Now: http://www.foodfightinc.com/gift-cards/

Published Tavernakaya on 2016-06-15 23:15:17 GMT

Putting together a little Tavernakaya photo collage to decorate in the new office 🍜

Published Food Fight Restaurant Group on 2016-06-15 21:05:19 GMT

Breaking News: Our Happy Hour Specials are here! Every Mon to Fri from 4pm to 6pm, you can enjoy these drinks at a discount! Join us for 1, 2, 3... who's counting anyway? HAPPY HOUR SPECIALS: $3 Sapporo Draft or Spotted Cow Draft $3 Ozeki Dry Sake $4 Chuhai $5 Drumheller Merlot or Concannon Pinot Grigio $6 Mars Iwai Japanese Whisky (neat/rocks)

Published Tavernakaya on 2016-06-13 17:00:31 GMT

What could be better than a bowl of Spicy Miso Ramen and glass of Demon Slayer sake? How about a FREE $10 bonus certificate when you purchase $50 or more in gift cards? This offer is for a limited time only! Buy Now: http://www.foodfightinc.com/gift-cards/?utm_source=Facebook&utm_medium=Post&utm_campaign=Holiday%20Bonus

Published Tavernakaya on 2016-06-01 23:15:31 GMT

Outdoor dining is calling your name!

Published Tavernakaya on 2016-06-01 21:04:50 GMT

We will be closed on Monday, May 30th for Memorial Day. We hope everyone enjoys the long weekend. See you all in Tuesday!

Published Tavernakaya on 2016-05-29 01:27:46 GMT

Our Taiwanese Three Cup Chicken packs a sweet, savory, and spicy punch all in one! The Thai basil brings the whole dish together. Have you tried it? #tavernakaya #threecupchicken #patioisopen☀️

Published Tavernakaya on 2016-05-20 21:28:35 GMT

Why are we giving you a $10 bonus certificate when you spend $50 on gift cards? Because that's how we ROLL. Buy Now: http://www.foodfightinc.com/gift-cards/

Published Tavernakaya on 2016-05-16 23:05:15 GMT

New lunch menu started today! You asked and we listened. Some of your TK favorites are now available during lunch - Pork Gyozas, OG Pork buns, Tempura Cheese Curds, Seaweed Salad and Three Cup Chicken. Check out the new menu here: http://tavernakaya.com/menus/

Published Tavernakaya on 2016-05-16 15:51:40 GMT

#tbt: Started with a blank slate and transformed it to this after months of hard work from many talented people. #tavernakaya #renovation #beforeandafter

Published Tavernakaya on 2016-05-12 13:41:38 GMT

Congratulations to our 2016 graduates! We would love to have you celebrate with us next weekend. We are taking reservations for parties of any size for Fri 5/13 & Sat 5/14 only. Call us at 608.286.1548 to make a reservation. (This is an exception to our standard reservation policy.)

Published Tavernakaya on 2016-05-06 16:18:31 GMT

Another beautiful day = another patio day! Our patio will be open for lunch. Enjoy the fresh air with some tasty food before cooler weather returns.

Published Tavernakaya on 2016-04-18 13:47:54 GMT

It's finally here! Our Sixpoint Brewery Tap Takeover starts at 4pm today. Here's your chance to try all eight craft beers in one place.

Published Tavernakaya on 2016-04-09 17:37:42 GMT

It doesn't get any fresher than this - live soft shell crabs today. We'll be running a Spider roll special tonight. Limited amount so don't miss out!

Published Tavernakaya on 2016-04-07 21:51:00 GMT

Wondering what you should drink this weekend? Why limit yourself to one, when you can try 8 different Sixpoint brews at our April 9th, Sixpoint Tap Takeover starting at 4pm. Then enjoy the stylings of Formula Sound with 3 great DJs after 10:30pm - $amrock, DJ Mr Brown, and DJ Burns. http://htl.li/10bXj3

Published Tavernakaya on 2016-04-07 21:02:16 GMT

Are you a fan of the hand-crafted beers from Sixpoint? How could you not be? The guys at Sixpoint take their brewing seriously. The literally throw themselves into it! Get to try 8 of their beers in one night at our Sixpoint Tap Takeover, April 9th starting at 4 pm. We’ll have DJ’s spinning all night. http://htl.li/10bWX7 https://youtu.be/s-UAvhIFpbg

Published Tavernakaya on 2016-04-05 19:50:37 GMT

The guys at Sixpoint Brewery really know their stuff. What better way to appreciate that knowledge than trying 8 of their craft beers at our Tap Takeover, Saturday April 9th. We'll also be having three great DJ's later in the night. Visit http://tavernakaya.com/sixpoint-tap-takeover/ to learn more.

Published Tavernakaya on 2016-04-01 23:00:34 GMT

Published Tavernakaya on 2016-03-30 18:05:42 GMT

Tasting some more possible dim sum brunch items coming soon - Pork and Shrimp Shumai! 💕

Published Tavernakaya on 2016-03-24 21:34:37 GMT

Big thanks to Madison Magazine for this new Tavern in the Town article! Much love for the TK Burger and General Tso's Cauliflower.

Published Tavernakaya on 2016-03-23 18:04:45 GMT

How do you like your fish - blanched, smoked or raw?

Published Tavernakaya on 2016-03-23 17:27:24 GMT

Warm up with our Spicy Miso Ramen to help ease the winter weather coming our way today.

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