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WorcesterFoodies is an independent group of wandering consumers of tasty foods. All from different backgrounds, we have the love of food in common. Coming together once a month at a Worcester area restaurant, WorcesterFoodies is determined to eat everything the city has to offer and suggest, to you, what we like the best! Learn more »

Donna’s Teppanyaki ReviewTeppanyaki in Worcester, MA

Teppanyaki is the same at every place I have gone and it was certainly the same flavor palette at Takara in Worcester, MA.

Calamari Hibachi from Takara

Worcester Sushi Roll from Takara

The Worcester Sushi Roll from Takara in Worcester was surprisingly large with both salmon and tuna drizzled with a light spicy sauce…delicious.

From By Anna Leigh published May 2015 in Downtown.

Beef Tenderloin Hibachi from Takara

Beef tenderloin from Takara in Worcester

Hibachi can be tricky, trying to prepare everyone’s meal to be completed at the same time can be challenging but our chef timed the meal’s delivery fine.

From By Joe Giacobbe published May 2015 in Downtown.

Teriyaki Julian

Teriyaki Julian from Takara in Worcester, MA

In the case of teppanyaki at Takara on Millbury Street in Worcester, MA—the Teriyaki Julian was cooked well and the Chef was entertaining.

From By Scott Erb published May 2015 in Downtown.

Lobster Hibachi from Takara in Worcester

Lobster Hibachi from Takara on Millbury Street in Worcester, MA

The lobster from Takara was a flavorful & generous portion exceeding my past experiences of teppanyaki. When you take risks, it can yield delicious results.

From By Luke M. Vaillancourt published May 2015 in Downtown.

Alaskan Maki and Hibachi Scallops from Takara

Hibachi Scallops from Takara on Millbury Street in Worcester, MA

The food from Takara was good, but our eating tastes have evolved to more complex and interesting menu selections than what teppanyaki can provide.

From By David published May 2015 in Downtown.

Tenderloin Steak with Shrimp from Takara

Tenderloin Steak with Shrimp from Takara on Millbury Street in Worcester, MA

My tenderloin from Takara in Worcester was cooked to perfection and the flavorful vegetables and rice on the side made this dish very good.

From By Drew Wheelock published May 2015 in Downtown.

Calamari Hibachi from Takara in Kelley Square

calamari

The portion of Calamari from Takara in Worcester, MA was very hefty—you could very easily bring half of your meal home at the end of the night.

From By Evan Dufault published May 2015 in Downtown.

Steak and Vegetable Teppanyaki

Grilling the vegetables for the steak and vegetable dish at Takara on Millbury Street in Worcester, MA

Despite a slight delay in the orders, Takara on Millbury Street really delievered on the promise of great teppanyaki—the steak and vegetables were great.

From By Ron Scott published May 2015 in Downtown.

Dynamite Sushi Roll from Takara

Dynamite Roll from Takara on Millbury Street in Worcester, MA

I was particularly excited about the Foodie night at Takara because I had been to the small hibachi restaurant before and had really enjoyed the experience.

From By Stephanie Orsi published May 2015 in Downtown.

Teppanyaki Swordfish

Teppanyaki style cooking at Takara on Millbury Street in Worcester, MA

This was my first time trying Takara in worcester; and, enjoying teppanyaki, was excited to try the teppanyaki swordfish.

From By Lynn Beauregard published May 2015 in Downtown.

Hibachi Tuna Steak from Takara in Worcester

Hibachi Tuna Steak from Takara in Worcester

The hibachi tuna from Takara was cooked to perfection, both tender and juicy. The seasoning was minimal, just enough to bring out the natural tuna flavor.

From By Dana Lane published May 2015 in Downtown.

Swordfish Hibachi from Takara

Swordfish Hibachi from Takara on Millbury Street in Worcester, MA

At Takara on Millbury Street, my swordfish was cooked in front of us with all the fun you usually get in a Hibachi type restaurant.

From By Robyn Lane published May 2015 in Downtown.

Scott Erb Visits Niche’s Test Kitchen

Oaxacan Chorizo Taco From Niche Test Kitchen in Worcester

All in all, the evening at Niche Hospitality Group’s The Test Kitchen in Worcester, MA was one of my absolute favorite and “unique” experiences to date.

From By Scott Erb published April 2015 in Downtown.

The First Event at Worcester’s Test Kitchen

Sopecitos De Carnitas From Niche Test Kitchen in Worcester

The Test Kitchen provided a wonderful evening filled with friends, cocktails, food, and the royalty of Worcester chefs…what more could a Foodie ask for!

From By Anna Leigh published April 2015 in Downtown.

Inaugural Night at Test Kitchen for Jayme’s First Foodies Experience

Paella Grande From Niche Test Kitchen in Worcester

Any foodie would delight in getting a behind-the-scenes glimpse of how the chefs at Niche work their magic here at the Test Kitchen in Worcester.

From By Jayme Valdez published April 2015 in Downtown.

Evan Tests the Worcester Test Kitchen

Porchetta Con Pimenton From Niche Test Kitchen in Worcester

With a focus on local sourced food, and a passion that exudes confidence, the Test Kitchen dishes some of the best food that Worcester has to offer.

From By Evan Dufault published April 2015 in Downtown.

Drew Breaks Down Niche’s Test Kitchen’s First Event

Bratwurst From Niche Test Kitchen in Worcester

Worcester Foodies had the honor of being the first group to break the seal at the Niche Test Kitchen, and I must say, it was nothing short of amazing.

From By Drew Wheelock published April 2015 in Downtown.

Alex’s Test Kitchen Experience

Pork ready to be made into Porchetta Con Pimenton From Niche Test Kitchen in Worcester

I highly recommend holding your next gathering at the Niche Test Kitchen; the atmosphere, food, and drinks will create a night of excitement and happiness.

From By Alex Cholakis published April 2015 in Downtown.

Lynn’s Evening At The Test Kitchen

Taylor Ham Slider From Niche Test Kitchen in Worcester

I enjoyed the Test Kitchen immensely; if you have an opportunity like this, you will not regret attending a uniquely delicious experience such as this.

From By Lynn Beauregard published April 2015 in Downtown.

Donna’s Take On Worcester’s Test Kitchen

Banh Mi Poutine From Niche Test Kitchen in Worcester

Test kitchens are the ideal places for a true food lover, the chefs get to be creative and take risks—here in Worcester, the Chef’s risks have paid off.

From By Donna Dufault published April 2015 in Downtown.

Stephanie’s Test Kitchen Review

lettuce cup From Niche Test Kitchen in Worcester

Worcester’s Test Kitchen offered a glimpse into what each Niche restaurants have to offer—and I cannot wait until I am able to give them all a try!

From By Stephanie Orsi published April 2015 in Downtown.

Ron Reviews Niche’s Test Kitchen in Worcester

Oyster on the half shell From Niche Test Kitchen in Worcester

I can’t say enough about my experience at Worcester’s Test Kitchen, words don’t do it justice, you’ll just have to go experience this marvel for yourself!

From By Ron Scott published April 2015 in Downtown.

Dana’s Take on the Worcester Test Kitchen

Spiced Pork Spread From Niche Test Kitchen in Worcester

It’s a great chance for the patrons to interact with the chefs and ask them questions and give feedback, and they honestly want your honest feedback.

From By Dana Lane published April 2015 in Downtown.

Nose to Tail: Bloody Mary Poutine

Bloody Mary Poutine From Niche Test Kitchen in Worcester

Immediately, I got the impression the Chefs of the Test Kitchen were enjoying themselves as much as we were enjoy eating the creations at the Test Kitchen.

From By Robyn Lane published April 2015 in Downtown.

A Tour of Italy… in Worcester, MA

A Tour of Italy from Chioda’s Trattoria on Franklin Street in Worcester, MA

Chioda’s is a family run restaurant that offers a great value, outstanding flavorful food and a wonderful staff that makes everyone feel comfortable – features that Worcester restaurant one everyone should visit and experience for themselves!

From By Joe Giacobbe published March 2015 in Seven Hills.

Sautéed Mussels from Chioda’s Trattoria

Sautéed Mussels from Chioda's Trattoria on Franklin Street in Worcester

Chioda’s Trattoria is truly a hidden gem in Worcester and their menu, including the sautéed mussels, offers great portions of great authentic Italian meals.

From By Julie Valois published March 2015 in Seven Hills.

Veal Neapolitan from Chioda’s Trattoria

Veal Neapolitan from Chioda's Trattoria on Franklin Street in Worcester, MA

Veal Neapolitan from Chioda’s Trattoria includes veal cutlets, Portobello mushrooms, eggplant, roasted red peppers and topped off with mozzarella cheese.

From By Donna Dufault published March 2015 in Seven Hills.

Chicken Gorgonzola from Chioda’s Trattoria

Chicken Gorgonzola from Chioda’s Trattoria on Franklin Street in Worcester, MA

Normally I can see a menu and pick something I want instantly, Chioda’s Trattoria on Franklin Street was different; everything sounded so irresistible.

From By Stephanie Orsi published March 2015 in Seven Hills.

Chioda’s Trattoria’s Chicken Parmigiana

Chicken Parmigiana from Chiodas Trattoria on Franklin Street in Worcester

Chioda’s Trattoria on Franklin Street in Worcester offers great food and value at an off the beaten path location, and is definitely worth a visit.

From By David published March 2015 in Seven Hills.

Tour of Italy

Tour of Italy from Chioda's Trattoria on Frankling Street in Worcester

Chioda’s Trattoria offers everything you could want from your classic Italian restaurant; personalized service, friendly wait staff, fabulous food, huge portions and a great value.

From By Evan Dufault published March 2015 in Seven Hills.

Porchetta

Porchetta from Chioda's Trattoria on Franklin Street in Worcester, MA

Chioda Trattoria’s Porchetta was delicious—it came with a side of green beans, smashed potatoes and I added a side salad with house golden Italian dressing.

From By Robyn Lane published March 2015 in Seven Hills.

Penne alla Vodka

Penne alla Vodka from Chioda's Trattoria on Franklin Street in Worcester, MA

The cumulative heat of Chioda’s Trattoria’s Penne alla Vodka was fairly strong, but not overpowering offering a counterpoint to the creamy vodka marinara.

From By Dana Lane published March 2015 in Seven Hills.

Seared Duck Breast at The Urban

Seared Duck Breast at The Urban on Shrewsbury Street in Worcester, MA

The seared duck breast at the Urban on Shrewsbury Street was Flavorful but not gamey, the meat paired well with the earthy sweet potato and wild mushrooms.

From By Joe Giacobbe published March 2015 in Shrewsbury Street.

Urban’s Chicken and Dumplings

Urban Kitchen's Chicken and Dumplings

The Chicken and Dumplings from The Urban on Shrewsbury Street in Worcester was an exquisitely prepared dish in the style of a good French trained chef.

From By David published March 2015 in Shrewsbury Street.