In 2014, Taka did interior renovation. So the clients want to have more visually appealed menu reflect its interior. Also they want to change their website made by Adobe Flash technique.
As a formal manager of Taka, the most of questions I got from our regular customers is what nigiri, maki, or teriyaki is. All of them is Japanese terms. So, the clients and I decide we need to put more pictures on the menu (if it is possible, all menu items on the website should have pictures). In 2011, I changed its menu, put more pictures and made a logo to give its identity. Then in 2013, I made 2nd version of the menu(3.5mb | pdf | PowerPoint). Now, the clients want to have a non-flash version of website and new menu.
For the new menu, Nan Zheng and I proposed a grid base version of menu style. With the different size of the grids, the clients can decide which menu items are most important. To download the proposed menu, please click the picture below (255kb | pdf | InDesign).
Nowadays, many people use mobile devices when they fine a restaurant. And since Flash is not working in iOS devices and hard to change the prices, I develop a full responsive website by hand-coding. Also if they can see the pictures on the website, they do not need to ask questions about the Japanese terms.
To get all the pictures, I suggest to use social media, so people take pictures of menu items. Then Taka can use it for the website.
Also the QR code on the corner of menu let people connect to Taka’s website through mobile when they are at the restaurant to see more pictures.
Taka Japanese Restaurant (Taka) is a casual Japanese Restaurant in Kamloops, British Columbia, that sell roll, sushi, teriyaki, udon and Korean food to the residences and travellers.
Taka is founded by Takahashi Hiroyama in 2001. It is the 1st Japanese fine dining around Kamloops area. In 2003, Sarang Enterprises Cooperation bought Taka and put more menu items, such as Box (Combo) meal and Korean meal. In 2013, it started a catering business, providing pre-packed sushi to other suppliers like Save on Foods.
Taka is located in Columbia Square Mall, closed to Highway exit 369 and Thompson Rivers University (TRU). The location is a centre of Kamloops because all the major roads is passing beside this mall and only 5 minute from the TRU by walking. Also the mall has 4 major banks and insurance companies.
Since the founder of Sarang Enterprises Cooperation is Korean, Taka has a mixed hybrid cultures, Japanese, Korean, and Canadian, in its menu items and services.