Kounter Kulture Tuna Tataki

The tuna tataki at Kounter Kulture is served with pickled vegetables, seaweed, sunflower seeds, creamy ponzu and ginger-scallion sauce.

When it comes to takeout, it can often be difficult to find something that tastes just as fresh at home as it does in the restaurant. Enter the tuna tataki from Kounter Kulture in Lindenwood Park.

The popular Japanese dish spotlights gently seared ahi tuna, served here with a vibrant assortment of tsukemono (pickled vegetables including daikon and young ginger), wakame (seaweed), sunflower seeds, creamy ponzu and a ginger-scallion sauce. It's light, bright and extremely refreshing, especially if you've indulged in one too many frozen pizzas during quarantine (no judgment).

In addition to a full menu of Asian-inspired fare, Kounter Kulture is also offering its popular prepared foods, so you can stock up your fridge with things like saag paneer, yellow tomato gazpacho, quinoa and vegetable soup and red lentil-harissa dip, all made with locally-sourced ingredients. Kounter Kulture is also lending a hand to its farmer friends and serving as a mini grocery store during the COVID-19 pandemic, which means you can pick up local greens from Good Life Growing, assorted mushrooms from Ozark Forest Mushrooms, eggs from Fresh Pasture Farm and more, all without even leaving your car.

To place an order for Kounter Kulture's regular menu, prepared foods or groceries, simply call the shop and pay over the phone. If the line is busy, a staff member will see the missed call and give you a call right back to take your order. You can then determine a pickup time; Kounter Kulture is offering curbside pickup, so when you pull up to the shop, your items will be delivered straight to your car.

Kounter Kulture, 3825 Watson Road, Lindenwood Park, St. Louis, Missouri, 314.781.4344, kounterkulturestl.com