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Best Japanese restaurants in Avondale / Irving Park


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A photo of Itoko restaurant
• Japanese • Lakeview / East Lakeview
Booked 84 times today
Situated in Lakeview's iconic Southport Corridor, Itoko is a neighborhood Japanese and robata restaurant from Gene Kato, Executive Chef of Momotaro. “Itoko” means cousin in Japanese, and refers to the connection with Momotaro, located in the Fulton Market District. The menu features the high level of ingredients and technique that Chicago has come to expect from Chef Kato, alongside a beautiful interior curated for the Southport neighborhood. The menu itself features uniquely interpreted sushi rolls that allow the high-quality fish to be the star of the sushi experience. In addition, an innovative beverage menu with a focus on cocktails & highballs highlights the relationship between the technique of the food created by the kitchen and how this is complimented by the beverage selection. This is supplemented by a compelling sake program (designed to demystify the tradition of the Japanese spirit).
A photo of Nobu Chicago restaurant
• Japanese • West Loop
Booked 136 times today
OPEN FOR LUNCH 7 Days a weekCentrally located in Chicago's West Loop, Nobu Chicago playfully blends elements of old world Japanese and new world utilitarian.
A photo of Momotaro restaurant
• Japanese • West Loop
Booked 108 times today
Momotaro is a multi-dimensional Japanese restaurant located in the West Loop. Led by Executive Chef Gene Kato. Momotaro was recently named Restaurant of the Year in both Chicago Magazine and Chicago Social. The restaurant was designed by the world renowned AvroKO, also contains a subterranean Izakaya and an elegant second floor private space that overlooks the main dining room. *Our patio is currently closed. Reservations will be for indoor dining.
A photo of RAMEN-SAN - Lincoln Park restaurant
• Japanese • Lincoln Park
Booked 28 times today
RAMEN-SAN is a neighborhood noodle joint that slings hot broth, ice-cold beer and the best ’90s hip-hop in town. With locations in Lincoln Park, River North, Fulton Market and Streeterville, the Lincoln Park location is the newest addition to the RAMEN-SAN squad.
A photo of Rooftop at Nobu Hotel restaurant
• Japanese • West Loop
Booked 110 times today
Soak in the vibes of Chicago’s famous Restaurant Row and the views of the stunning city skyline at the Rooftop at Nobu Hotel. The Rooftop encourages walk-ins.
A photo of Raisu - Chicago restaurant
• Japanese • Irving Park
Booked 9 times today
At Raisu, the focus is on providing the freshest fish and excellent costumer service. Our fish flown in from Japan twice a week. On a level comparable to other high end sushi restaurants, yet for an affordable price. Traditional nigiri (served with freshly grated wasabi) comes with signature toppings. Reserve ahead of time for Omakase, which is available in limited quality.
A photo of The Izakaya at Momotaro restaurant
• Japanese • West Loop
Booked 27 times today
***Join us for a Scary Good Time on Saturday, October 29th - Tickets available through Tock!***https://bit.ly/3ggiv3WThe Izakaya is located on the subterranean level of Momotaro. The Izakaya and its shared-plates pub-inspired menu echoes the Yokocho street scene of Tokyo. Narrow lounge-inspired ‘alleys’ around a central bar bedecked with hand-painted Japanese menus, moody neon lights, and vintage Tokyo street signs set the scene for the Izakaya’s direct nod to Tokyo’s most famous post-war black markets. Dark, energetic, and ripe with expectation, the Izakaya additionally offers a 30-seat bar featuring crafted cocktails, sakes, and a quality selection of Japanese whiskeys.
A photo of Juno restaurant
• Japanese • Lincoln Park
Booked 16 times today
Now offering a signature Omakase menu with a selection of seasonal ingredients crafted by Chef BK Park.The Omakase experience will include approximately 20 bite size pieces including sashimi, appetizers, warm plates, nigiri, and dessert. Price is $125 per person, plus tax and a mandatory 20% gratuity will be added to the final bill. Cancellations within 24 hours will be subject to $50.00 fee per person. Please alert our team of any allergies or dietary restrictions when booking. Juno is an intimate Japanese restaurant in the heart of Lincoln Park. Led by the expertise of Executive Chef/Owner BK Park, Juno strives to perfect a combination of quality and consistency in food and service. Juno offers a variety of traditional & non-traditional Japanese dishes as well as an extensive list of sashimi, nigiri and premium sake.
A photo of Gyu-Kaku - Chicago, IL | Lakeview restaurant
• Japanese • Lakeview / East Lakeview
Booked 39 times today
We are open for limited dine-in service.We have updated our operations in accordance with all government guidelines to put your health and safety first.To maintain a safe environment for you and Gyu-Kaku staff, we ask that all guests understand and adhere to the following:- Masks are recommended- There may be limits on party sizes.- We are serving a limited menu. Not all Grand Menu items will be available during our immediate reopening.- We only accept payment via credit or debit card. Cash payments respectfully declined.
A photo of Union Sushi + Barbeque Bar restaurant
• Japanese • River North (Chicago)
Booked 31 times today
Where the quality and simplicity of Japanese cuisine meets the bustling energy of a downtown essential. Fresh, high-quality fish, marinated meat and veggies off the Robata grill and an inventive assortment of cocktails create a playful juxtaposition of Japanese and American culinary styles. It’s a true riff on the expected and traditional.Ranked by The Michelin Guide as one of the 9 best Japanese restaurants in Chicago, Union combines the tempered art of Japanese dining with a fresh, colorful and urban vibe. Union ups the ante on Japanese dining with its high-energy beat, creativity and playful approach to Japanese-influenced cuisine from one of Chicago's best know sushi chef's Mike Ham "Sushi Mike"
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