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Casa Madai, Chicago, IL

Casa Madai

5.0
5
11 Reviews
$31 to $50
Japanese
Casa Madai is an Omakase inspired restaurant fusing Japanese and Mexican cuisine in the most authentic and reverent way possible. This project has been brought to life by Ismael Lucero Lopez, a well known and respected sushi chef, whose experience began in Chicago in 1999 at Mirai Sushi. Working alongside his mentor chef Junzan Ichikawa, Ismael perfected the skills of proper Osaka sushi preparation and presentation. Not only was Junzan a mentor, he became the source of inspiration to continue in search for greater things, because he believed in Ismael and his potential. Since then, he has worked at multiple prestigious Japanese restaurants such as Japonais, Rebar, Kissaki Omakase in New York City, Tengoku, and Arami. From the midwest, to the east coast, Ismael has shared his passion for sushi and always works hard to be better everyday in his skill.

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Japanese, Contemporary Mexican, Regional Mexican
  • Hours of Operation
    Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (872) 342-2105
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive Chef
    Ismael Lucero Lopez
  • Neighbourhood
    Pilsen
  • Cross Street
    S Racine Av & W 21st ST
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access

What 11 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

5.0
5 based on recent ratings
  • 5Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.8Value

NoiseModerate

11 Reviews
  1. SPLB

    Los Angeles

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Impeccable fish. Unbeatable price. Expert preparation. Brilliantly balancing sushi purity while expressing their Mexican heritage. Must visit!

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  2. JonaS

    Hawaii

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience! Highly recommend it. The fish is very fresh and the combination of ingredients is superb.

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  3. BonnieB

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Truly outstanding experience in all aspects! The food was unique and top quality and beautifully presented. The staff was friendly and engaging. The atmosphere was elegant. We will be back!

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  4. DylB

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Casa Madai was amazing! The food was delicious, the chef, Ismael, was friendly and informative, and omakase is a must. I’ll definitely be making a trip back!

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Such a fun and delicious experience. The food is like nothing I have ever tasted. The chefs are also very passionate about the food they put in front of you. I love it every time I visit.

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  6. NicoleM

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    NEW HIDDEN GEM!!!! The sushi is HIGH END fresh, savory, delicious. Presentation is fabulous. Service is very friendly & welcoming. BYOB for now. Highly recommend!!!!!

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Casa Madai is a neighborhood gem! It was our first time in and we decided to try the table omakase and a couple of rolls and maki - all fantastic! The quality of the fish and presentation of the sushi was what you would expect from any high-end sushi restaurant in the West Loop, but the chef’s use of some unexpected ingredients made each piece truly unique! The restaurant itself was cozy and had a great vibe - the music was spot-on! Very attentive service and friendly staff. So thrilled to have this great spot in the neighborhood, can’t wait to go back!

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  8. JayW

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Delicious, unique food and great service. Very accommodating and thoughtful regarding dietary restrictions. I'm already planning to come eat here again soon!

    1 person found this helpful

  9. GonzaloRC

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    True hidden gem… amazing quality and combination of flavors to achieve balance so often lost in high end cuisine now a days

    1 person found this helpful

  10. JoyF

    Chicago

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Casa Madai is - without question- the BEST sushi place in Chicago. Chef’s treatment of exquisite fish is mind blowing on every bite! Since he left Arami, I have longed for his return. The setting is exquisite! What a delightful experience.

    1 person found this helpful

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Google Map for Casa Madai

2023 S Racine Ave, Chicago, IL 60608

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    S Racine Av & W 21st ST
  • Neighbourhood
    Pilsen
  • Hours of Operation
    Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:30 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Japanese, Contemporary Mexican, Regional Mexican
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Ismael Lucero Lopez
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access
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