Since Takashi Gibo opened his eponymous eatery, it has quietly become the dining destination for serious food lovers in Salt Lake City. And, it couldn’t have happened to a nicer guy. Gibo is well-known for his kindness, generosity and positive outlook. And, in tandem with his wife, Tamara—who runs the front of the house—Takashi restaurant has earned a well-deserved rep as a can’t-miss eating experience. Keep in mind, though, that Takashi isn’t only about sushi. What separates this restaurant from many is the wide range of contemporary Japanese cuisine, including exceptional cooked dishes ranging from simmering soups to sensational grilled entrees, as well as a stellar sake and beverage selection. The monkfish liver (ankimo) with shredded daikon, ponzu and yuzu is heaven.