Nabuki
Nabuki

Nabuki

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.nabukihinsdale.com/
  • Phone: 6306548880x
  • 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 WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeigborhood Gem
Nabuki reviews from OpenTable diners
44 reviews since May 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.6
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (24)fit for foodies (21)hot spot (18)great for lunch (15)special occasion (9)notable wine list (9)good for groups (8)vibrant bar scene (7)kid-friendly (6)romantic (5)great for brunch (2)scenic view (1)late-night find (1)Show More
  • Warm Sushi Welcome
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    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
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 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
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great sushi as always
    Neptuna
    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
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best Sushi
    Neptuna
    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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Neptuna
    Neptuna
    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
    Neptuna
    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.
  • 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.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Addicted to Nabuki!
    Neptuna
    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
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    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
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    • 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
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Creative Maki Rolls
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    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.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 27 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 23, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance4
    • Service4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 235 reviews are from the Nabuki reviews archive.
  • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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.
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    • 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
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    • Ambiance
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Sushi
    Katherine
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    I haven't ever ordered a meal there, but the sashimi and rolls as well as Hamachi Taradito appetizer have always been fantastic. Very fresh and delicious. I have 2 sushi places in my town but I choose to drive into Hinsdale for Nabuki.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Terrífic!
    SushiFanatic
    Dined on 2/25/2014
    The Stanley Cup and Mushimo rolls (both temporary items) were absolutely remarkable! Great service and finely kept restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great and helpful service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Waitress was fun and outgoing. She gave very good food and drink recommendations. Definitely will be a repeat costumer.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    Awesome place with great food, wonderful service. We usually go in med to lg groups and they are accommodate well. Give it a try. You'll become hooked like we are.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Family dinner for my birthday
    Busybees317
    Dined on 1/25/2014
    We gave the chef free rein, and they didn't disappoint. A special dinner well worth the price tag, which wasn't small. Farrah rocks, both as a bar tender, server and general rabble rouser! Younger crowd, some with kids, even on early Saturday night.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful!
    WSMomVIP
    Dined on 1/24/2014
    My husband and I have been wanting to try Nabuki for some time. With both kids out with friends, we decided to try Nabuki. What took us so long! Our server Brian asked us what kind of sushi do we like. We told him and then he said "I'll take care of you". And, he sure did! Every plate he brought us was delicious. This is by far the best and freshest sushi we've ever had. We cannot wait to go back again and see what Brian will bring us next!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food-far too noisy
    Gymrat
    Dined on 1/17/2014
    Food is good, staff are very polite but service was very slow. My entree arrived 30 minutes before everyone one else's. The noise level is unbelievable, impossible to hold a conversation. Too many families in there so would not reccomend for a romantic dinner. If your kids love sushi it's perfect, go. For an evening with adult friends don't bother. The tables are so close together you can hear what everyone is saying. This place is loud and food is not great enough for us to tolerate it. Have also had lunch here, good food but our server interrupted us far too much. It was very annoying.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fantastic!!!!
    Ryan
    Dined on 1/13/2014
    Been to Nabuki multiple times. Made a reservation through opentable had a great experience with my family. The food is amazing had the skirt steak tempature was just the way I wanted it. Will be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best sushi!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 1/11/2014
    This is the best sushi I've had in so long!! Everything was amazing!! Drew the bartender and Farrah the waitress are excellent!! They have great recommendations on wine and are extremely attentive. I can't wait to go back!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful neighborhood restaurant.
    Satisfied
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    Wonderful neighborhood restaurant. Very Fresh fish and creative items on menu. Will be going back soon.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • All around great restaurant!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 12/14/2013
    Nabuki is one of our favorite restaurants in downtown Hinsdale. The ambiance is great and the food is spectacular everytime. We eat there probably once every two weeks and our waiter/waitresses always recommend amazing new rolls. I definitely recommend this place everyone and wouldn't change a thing about it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sushi was yummy. Wish there
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/6/2013
    Sushi was yummy. Wish there was a better selection of choices. Very limited if you're a salmon lover. We were there on Friday evening; figured it would be busy, however it was so loud my boyfriend and I didn't have much conversation. Neither of us wanted to shout over the other people shouting over one another.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Sushi with spice
    Alfiex
    Dined on 12/6/2013
    Good sushi with a Latin flare. A little pricey but for fresh sushi it works. U have some options for wine or drinks
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, great service.
    WineFan
    Dined on 11/30/2013
    Great food, great service. Beautiful presentation of very tasty sushi. Energetic, pleasant staff. Everyone friendly, smiling and helpful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.