Co-founders: Jimmy (left), Ricky (middle), and Tom (right)
about the owners
Our story begins with part faith, part love, and part luck. With members from numerous Far East cities like Guangzhou, Taiwan, Mandalay, Haiphong, and Tokyo, only faith could have brought the family at Taiyaki NYC together to the city that never sleeps. While growing up as first/second-generation Asian Americans in New York, the Taiyaki NYC family had one love in common—embracing our heritage and identity through our love for travel and food. After many trips and adventures to the food “meccas” of the world—the streets of Taiwan, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Korea, and Japan (and with a hint of luck)—we stumbled upon an idea that speaks the global dessert language of ice cream and waffles! With those three perfect ingredients—faith, love, and luck—Taiyaki NYC was born.
At Taiyaki NYC, we work hard as a family to focus on quality and consistency in the products we provide to our community. Our ice cream and taiyaki waffles are made from the highest quality ingredients from socially responsible vendors and distributors. Our taiyaki waffles are made fresh on-site, and our soft serve ice cream is produced and churned in small batches to preserve the true integrity of how a real soft serve should taste. We strive to keep our customers happy and satisfied while leaving a minimal footprint on our planet.
First established in the cultural melting pot of Chinatown, New York, Taiyaki NYC has since expanded to the arts district of Wynwood Miami, Florida, as Taiyaki NYC Miami. Our goal is to work with and to give back to the community the best we can. By doing so, we hope to build a community store that is deeply rooted in the neighborhood we serve.
We’re known for our fish-shaped Japanese waffle that is chewy on the inside and crispy on the outside; the textures and flavors blend perfectly in glorious harmony with the artisan flavors of soft serve ice cream.
Taiyaki NYC® is a registered trademark by Daruma Hospitality Group.