Nabuki
Nabuki

Nabuki

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.nabukihinsdale.com/
  • Phone: (630) 654-8880
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm

    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
    Friday & Saturday 5:00pm -10:00pm
    Sunday: 5:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Sushi, Japanese
  • Executive Chef: Juan Perez
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Garfield and First Street
  • Public Transit: BNSF Metra Hinsdale stop.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Street parking is available... Parking meters must be paid until 5pm. There is also a parking located directly behind Nabuki it is considered a pay lot until 5pm.
A word from Nabuki
Located in historic downtown Hinsdale. Chef Juan and Nabuki are committed to creating edible art. Offering a fusion of innovate dishes. Chef Juan exhibits his mastery of the art of Sushi by creating traditional Japanese dishes with a Latin flare.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
Nabuki reviews from OpenTable diners
57 reviews since July 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.6
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelEnergetic
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (38)fit for foodies (35)hot spot (23)vibrant bar scene (13)special occasion (12)romantic (11)great for lunch (11)notable wine list (11)good for groups (8)kid-friendly (5)late-night find (3)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • Best sushi place in western suburbs
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    I have dined there at leat a half dozen times. Do I need to say more! Friendly staff and excellent sushi
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great sushi spot
    lyndygal
    Dined on 11/12/2014
    We went to Nabuki in Hinsdale on a recommendation. We loved everything we had. We got 2 orders of the special tuna crab meat sushi roll(excellent), salmon roll, scallops and asparagus dish, and the dragon roll. The wine list is great, somewhat pricy(most glasses $12 and up) but that seems par for the course these days. We were not hurried and enjoyed conversation and wine prior to ordering.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic
    AnnaBanana
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    First time patron and loved it for our girls night out. Everyone at my table thought the restaurant was exceptional, both the food, atmosphere and service. Can't wait to bring my husband and teenage sons.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tasty sushi - vibrant atmosphere
    LeBonVieTravelsVIP
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    We invited another couple out to celebrate their birthdays here in downtown Hinsdale. We all love sushi and wanted to try a new restaurant and Nabuki did not disappoint. Our server was extremely attentive and all of our choices were fresh, tasty, and innovative. I would recommend the tuna tartare served with avocado and handmade chips, mini ahi tuna tacos, tunado roll, jammin salmon roll, and there was another special spicy salmon with cream cheese and asparagus and more salmon....yes all delicious! We'll be back for more.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food/service needs work
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    We went with another couple and sat in the bar. Our reservations were for 6:30. Our server had a great personality but was SO busy that she was very slow to come to our table. We had to flag her down many times for a refill or to order more food. The food came out slow as well and we were given (and charged) for an item that we never ordered.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love nabuki
    fooddddddd
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    This is one of the best sushi places I know and my family goes here at least every month. YUMMM
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, late-night find, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great specials
    NeptunaVIP
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    Had only the special rolls tonight-all delicious. The restaurant continues to be freezing the last 3-4 times I have been there & have had to tell a server about it. No one asked if we wanted coffee or dessert. They were essentially cleaning up & had to wave someone over to ask for a menu. Was told that all the cooks were gone & that there were only a few items we could have. This is the 2nd time this has happened. The last time we asked for molten cake & they overcooked it-there was nothing molten about it. The chefs shouldn't leave before the restaurant closes leaving the staff to cook the dessert.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • sushiconnasseur
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    Excellent quality of food. Very fresh fish that makes best sushi. So many varieties of sushi offered
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • So Good!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    I'm almost 7 months pregnant and have been craving sushi but as you know, cannot eat raw fish. Brian, our server, was able to recommend maki rolls and appetizers that had either cooked fish or crab or shrimp with all the flavor of their other amazing rolls. It was amazing! My husband got to try many other raw rolls and sushi pieces that he was in heaven with. The variety of fish and dashes of amazing flavor make this place a huge winner in our book. Everything is always so fresh. They also have amazing deserts and cocktails. This is probably the 10th time we've been to Nabuki and it continues to impress us each time.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Love Nabuki!
    Momoftwo
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    Food is always amazing, specials were to die for. Service is excellent. Only drawback is it gets really loud in there so we had a hard time hearing our waitress.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Wonderful Date Night
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    This was our first time at Nabuki, we had heard nothing but great things about it from several different people, and now we know why. It was excellent! The food was outstanding and the service was delightful. Can not wait to go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Turn down the A/C please!
    NeptunaVIP
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    I love this restaurant & am here all the time. The last few times it has been absolutely freezing in there. I have had to ask the waiters on my last 3 trips to turn down the air conditioning. It is like sitting in an ice box. The food(excluding dessert) & wine were delicious as usual. The only problem with the food was that we order the molten cakes. The waiter told us the regular crew was gone already & that he would do the best he could. There was nothing molten about it. It wasn't even hot. It didn't taste good & I don't think we should have been charged for it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food
    OJazzVIP
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    Quick attentive service yet not intrusive. Sashimi was good BT slices way too thick. Most important it was fresh. Good value as well
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Warm Sushi Welcome
    greenalicious
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    Four pieces of a deliciously made puzzle come together beautifully to create the Nabuki experience. 1. Shrimp dumplings to rival Chinatown. 2. Tempura perfectly fried and generously portioned. 3. Sushi to leave you dreaming of your next visit. 4. Service with speed and a smile. This sushi café is a gem tucked away in the heart of Hinsdale. Enjoy the sushi, then help yourself to a quiet walk around the neighborhood for a most relaxing visit.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always fabulous
    NeptunaVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    My third visit of 4 in a week! Fabulous food. Brought a new friend, & he just went yesterday with another of his friends. I am getting everyone addicted to this restaurant. Can't get enough of it:)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best Sushi!
    Joanne
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    The food is amazing! Try the " crabby tuna" you will not be disappointed!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great sushi as always
    NeptunaVIP
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Tried new things from all the special rolls today-they were delicious. The major problem was the place was freezing. Had to ask for them to turn down the AC.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best Sushi
    NeptunaVIP
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Fantastic sushi. Always trying new roll specials. The old standards on the menu continue to be fantastic. The wine choices are outstanding & we had a particularly lovely pinot noir, Belle Glos, by the bottle. What was nice is that it was also available by the glass(the most expensive of their pinots). This is a week I will have had 3 dinners and 1 lunch! A bit loud & a little frenetic atmosphere tonight.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very pleased
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    The food and wait staff was amazing! Ask for Brian. Only complaint would be the noise. Lots of kids, not a place for a quiet dinner.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful food but just OK service
    Andrea
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    The food was wonderful and I will go back for that however, the service was not good at all and I would only recommend this spot for people that don't care about service but love sushi. The last three times I have gone we had wonderful service from the time we walked in till the time we left but Monday must have been an off day (this is the first time we have gone on a Monday). I will go back but I will stay away from a weekday. We can got amazing sushi in the city with better service. We are repeat customers and we usually see a gentleman when we walk in and he is GREAT but this time we were greeted by a woman that could care less if we were there or not.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A neighborhood gem
    Rose
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Very accommodating and understanding in spite of our late arrival. Our server had great suggestions and recommendations from both the drink and the food menus, yet was never obtrusive. The food was delicious. We would definitely go back again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Neptuna
    NeptunaVIP
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Very busy this night. Ate in the bar & waitress was a bit overwhelmed. Had to flag her down a few times to get wine & place our food order. The food always makes up for it & the fact that we were in no hurry. Excellent food. Two dinners so far in a week & a lunch!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Neptuna
    NeptunaVIP
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Have now been there 2 nights in a row for dinner. I usually go for lunch sometimes during the week too. I am here at least 2 times a week, if not 3. I LOVE this place. The sushi & everything on the menu is so fresh. It's a bit noisy, but I don't care. Sergio, one of the managers, is very hospitable. Love Farah, too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Sushi Perfection
    PhilVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Nabuki is everything you want in a sushi restaurant. 1) extremely fresh ingredients 2) incredibly talented chefs (esp JP!) 3) very friendly, knowledgeable, and welcoming wait-staff (esp Brian!). Their menu contains all of the classic sushi rolls and combinations that you know and love but where they really shine is with their inventive/modern take on sushi. I traveled and tasted sushi across the US/Globe and I can say that, without a doubt, this is the best sushi experience I have ever had. I implore you, instead of heading to downtown Chicago for something overpriced and mediocre, head to Hinsdale and be blown away by Nabuki; you owe it to yourself and your palate!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 33 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 25, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.5
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 242 reviews are from the Nabuki reviews archive.
  • WineFan
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    The Sushi was fresh and delicious. Service was excellent. Beautiful decor with vibrant atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It was ok
    NikNak
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    The sushi was ok and the tuna appetizer special was amazing, however our calamari appetizer was cooked too hard, my Chilean sea bass was over cooked, and it took a while for them to bring me another dish of scallops that were under seasoned. I probably should not have ordered anything additional. The atmosphere was good albeit a little dark in the corner booths.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Addicted to Nabuki!
    NeptunaVIP
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    I am seriously addicted to Nabuki. I am in there for lunch at least once a week and dinner once a week. Or else I have 2 lunches there. I even do takeout. Everything I have ever had tastes fresh and amazing. I never go any where else for sushi. It is so unique. I bring all my friends there & they are addicted too. Fabulous wines. Definitely $$$. Had dinner for 2 Friday night & it was $250. Maybe theree could be a look at the wine list prices & options.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    Great food, great service, fun neighborhood place for the family and special occasions.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Love Nabuki
    JayC
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    This was our third time to Nabuki and the experience is always spectacular because of Farrah who has been our waiter each time. Of course, we specifically ask for her when we make our reservation. The food has never been disappointing and it's a great environment. Farrah is extremely pleasant, funny, talkative and knows the food and drink menus. She always makes terrific suggestions for both. Highly recommend Nabuki and specifically Farrah.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Bib gourmand
    HonestDinerVIP
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    Great suburban sushi option. Lives up to its Michelin bib gourmand status. Had a decent amount of vegetarian options for me and plenty of seafood for my friend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Creative Maki Rolls
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    Nabuki is one of the best restaurants developing very imaginative and delicious maki rolls. They're also good at making up new cocktails, so its a fun place to go experience new stuff. It can be noisy and crowded as the restaurant isn't very big.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Yummo!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    Great sushi and drinks! Will definitely be back. Our Server was wonderful and very informative. I received a nice education regarding Sake, which was very helpful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nabuki gets 5 TRIPLE stars!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 5/7/2014
    This is my all time favorite place to eat! Food is top quality, service is excellent & the ambiance is perfect!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Out of control noisy!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    Incredibly loud. Impossible to have a normal conversation. The appetizers were very good.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointing
    MikeVIP
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    The sushi was shockingly mediocre. I've been eating sushi for over 10 years and this was no better than any random sushi bar in many neighborhoods. This place doesn't deserve the Michelin rating. The decor was nice but it was very loud. Can not recommend it and will not be back. Sorry.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Specials
    BellyVIP
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    Everytime we go here they have great sushi roll specials of the night.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Late-Night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • quiet rainy day lunch
    shoeshoe
    Dined on 4/29/2014
    I've not seen Nabuki this quiet in a while. It was a rainy Tuesday lunch, but the staff were on their game. The presentation is always beautiful and fresh fish from Fortune Fish.
    Special Features:
    Great for Lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great sushi
    RK63VIP
    Dined on 4/16/2014
    Brian is the guy you have to ask for. He picked our food and gave us dessert. The best waiter we had.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic Sushi!!
    mishaVIP
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    We love Nabuki!! The sushi here is divine. We always end up ordering too much because everything is so yummy (and then my son has a midnight snack for later!)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Encyclopedia of SUSHI!
    Annie
    Dined on 3/19/2014
    I went to Nabuki for my first time the other night (being form the city, normally I go to my favorite spot there, but was willing to give the burbs a try) after my roommate recommend it. We were greeted by Brian, our waiter, a self proclaimed "Encyclopedia of Sushi" and was he ever- I would definitely recommend him to everyone!! All we had to do was tell him the sort of rolls we liked and he made DELICIOUS recommendations that were off the menu. He did not steer us wrong at all. - at one point we had 3 tuna rolls so he said that he would see if he could substitute tuna for salmon - OMG. I don't even remember was it was but it was SOOOO good. He will remember, its one if his favorites.. I will definitely be going back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.