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Naha
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Naha Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.naha-chicago.com
  • Phone: (312) 321-6242
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch, Monday - Friday 11:30 - 2:00p.m. Dinner, Monday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 9:30pm Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm Sunday: Closed (some Sundays open for major conventions)
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American, Mediterranean, Fusion / Eclectic
  • Executive Chef: Carrie Nahabedian
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Affiliations: Dine Originals - Member Restaurants
  • Private Party Facilities: NAHA has a completely private dining room that can accommodate parties of 2-64 people for a sit down dinner, or 80 people for a standing reception. Our semi-private dining area seats up to 24. The restaurant is also available for buy-out for groups up to 200, 120 seated.
  • Private Party Contact: Lisa Smith (877) 287-4660
  • Entertainment: Bar and Lounge opens at 5 pm - fridays and saturdays only
  • Special Events & Promotions: Occasional wine events.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Illinois
  • Public Transit: Red Line - Grand stop Clark Bus
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: There is valet parking for $12.00 (City of Chicago Regulated), street parking or a private lot. There is also a public parking lot a block away.
A word from Naha
NAHA offers a seasonal contemporary American menu that comes alive with the passions and flavors of the Mediterranean and effortlessly blends the culinary, design and management talents of the cousins Nahabedian.
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Diner Reviews
  • "This was the fifth time I have eaten at Naha, and as with the other four times, every single detail was spot-on. Foremost, the food. Oh my God, the food. In season oysters on the half shell that were accompanied with a bit of a citrus sorbet and herbs. A perfect combination of flavors and textures. For my main course I had the halibut, just coming into season, accompanied with sweet potato, a bit of potato purée, and ferns and the most delicious sauce I've ever tasted. The halibut was flaky and tender and set off nicely by the sweetness of the sweet potato, the light saltiness in the sauce and the creaminess in the potato purée along with the fresh element of the ferns. A knock out. Perfect housemade bread and sorbet. Returning."
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "After placing our orders our waiter disappeared and finally 20 mins later when we asked about status of the order he flippantly responded "do you have time constraints I was unaware of?" When the food arrived 10 minutes later instead of an apology of any sort the comment was "hopefully it was worth the wait"! Afraid not."
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "Our server was fantastic and helped us navigate the gluten-free options. Her wine recommendation was spot-on and the food was delish! We had the duck breast and venison - YUM!"
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Dined here last weekend on a Saturday night. The food was expensive but good. Our biggest issue was the wait time for the food. We sat down at 7:45 but didn't get our starter until 8:45 and our main dish was served at 9:20. That's a long wait for food at a moderate sized restaurant. It's made worse when you are paying $25 for a glass of wine and $18 for a cocktail. It's hard not to have 3 drinks when you are waiting 1.5 hours for dinner to be served. Our drink bill was pretty steep, lol."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "We have enjoyed special and not so special occasions at Naha since it opened more than a decade ago and have always wanted to come back. This weekend our experience was so disappointing! We were seated 40 minutes late for an 8:30 reservation with much apology from the front of the house staff which was absolutely fine. The food was quite delicious. The service ruined the evening. The waiter rushed us, told us literally to hurry up and order, was condescending and made the evening unpleasant. I've never before had a $300 dinner in one hour but that is what we got. Too bad. The food was lovely. We will not return again on purpose. Felt like we were punished for late table time despite a half full restaurant when we left."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Loved our dinner. My husband and I have been going for years and never disapoints."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Ordered the shank and striped sea bass. Waiter stated the sea bass was a stronger fish than the chilean sea bass, but the fish was very dark and fishy- not what i expected. I returned it and ordered the scallop app, which was much better. White wines options by the glass was were limited to 1 mediocre wine. Service was good but not the warmest. The ambiance was fine but the patrons were very loud and a few seemed over served. not what i expected and i presume not the usual clientele of Naha. Maybe an off night."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Great service, stylish dining room, eclectic wine list and superb food. The octupus salad was spot on. The mediterrainian salad was a perfect mix of flavors and acidity with the creamy feta. Mushroom soup was woodsy and delicious. The oxtail risotto was rich without being heavy. All of the fish dishes were expertly prepared - artic char, sea bass and halibut. The pork shank was deboned and delicious! 3 types of bread - didn't care for the cumin one, but the rustic had a great chew. Staff paced the meal well and was not overbearing. Glad to see that Naha still shines!"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "A real gem that has apparently been open for 13 years. I wish we had tried it sooner. Naha is definitely now on our short-list for when we return to Chicago."
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "Naha was a wonderful treat. It's expensive, but worth it if you enjoy excellent and tasty culinary creations by a creative and talented chef, supported by a knowledgeable and considerate waitstaff. We enjoyed both of our appetizers, main courses, and desserts. Highly recommend this restaurant if you're in the mood for a treat."
    Dined on 3/11/2014
  • "While the food is very good, the prices reflect an inflated level compared to other dining establishments of similar quality in the city. Maybe it's the location?"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "We hosted a small dinner party to celebrate a very special occasion and are so pleased that we chose Naha."
    Dined on 3/3/2014
  • "Dinner was quiet and delightful. I had the Greek salad and the pork shoulder. Both were exceptional and unique. The pork shoulder was melt-in-your-mouth perfect. Highly recommended for foodies."
    Dined on 3/11/2014
  • "Lovely spot. We ordered a bunch of appetizers and made the scallops a full entree portion. Shiso oysters were phenomenal. Cocktails were drab, so go for wine or beer here."
    Dined on 3/10/2014
  • "Place was pretty empty when we arrived, although we brought our own energy. Food was fabulous."
    Dined on 3/10/2014
  • "The food is excellent, and everything on the menu looked great. We can't wait to go back and try something different. I disagree with some of the reviews about having to wait for a table. We were seated right away and got a seat next to the window. Although, not the greatest service we have ever had, certainly not bad. I have tried almost every top restaurant in Chicago (many of them within a 3-4 block radius of Naha), and for whatever reason had not tried Naha. My mistake. Naha can stand up to any of the top restaurants in Chicago."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "While each component of the lobster and pork belly entrée was well prepared, there were just too many elements in the dish. The bread also came cold, which was a surprise."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "My wife and I greatly enjoyed the ambience. The service staff was excellent and the mixologist knowledge equaled the chef's food knowledge. Will go back."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "The dinner started off a little shaky, literally. Our table for two wobbled terribly despite the wait staff's best efforts. After 5-10 minutes of their trying to fix the table and my standing in the middle of the restaurant, I asked to move to one of the tables beside us and was accommodated. From that point forward the dinner was wonderful. I had a woodland mushroom soup that was a top 5 soup of all time for me. The duck was also very good. My wife had oxtail risotto that was also excellent. Her entree, the striped bass with blue crab, was delicious. She and our daughter-to-be enjoyed it all. DO NOT SKIP DESSERT!! If you aren't yet sold on dedicated pastry chefs in high-end restaurants, go to NAHA for dessert."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Never write reviews, but in this instance we were so disappointed that we decided to put forth our opinions. Our waiter was at best diffident. We don't understand his attitude, as the four of us are long time experienced Chicago diners. For some reason he treated us like rubes. When did fine dining wine markups evolve into absurdly high multiples and the price of two martinis at the bar escalate to over $40 with tip. The restaurant is just not delivering what it's prices would promise."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "One has very high expectations when dining at a Michelin starred restaurant. Naha lived up to the expectations and delivered both in food quality and level of service. Would highly recommend."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Its always been a top choice and remains consistently excellent"
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "one of my favorite rest. in chgo! highly recommend always imaginative and delicious!"
    Dined on 2/4/2014
  • "We went for Restaurant Week and ordered off the prix fixe menu. Some of the food was delicious, creative, and fresh. We had two dishes that were ho-hum and one that was so fatty that it was gross. Our server was barely polite. I am expecting a baby and thus I didn't want anything to drink besides water, which seemed to set him off. Then, my husband has a dairy allergy and asked for accommodations, and I asked for his opinion about which of two desserts was better. All of this visibly annoyed him. I'm not sure if Restaurant week is an offense to the wait staff, but I just felt like we were treated poorly. The food that we did enjoy was truly excellent, so I'm suspicious that our experience was a consequence of Restaurant Week."
    Dined on 1/28/2014
  • "Showed up for an 8:30 reservation and was told that it would be a 10-15 minute wait. One hour and 2 cocktails later, we still had not been seated. After asking the host, we were seated in 5 minutes without an apology for the wait or for apparently forgetting us. By now we are starving! Starters were ok, but nothing incredibly special. Plates were cleared and the long wait for entrees began. By 11p, still no entrees despite our waiter telling us they were on their way. At 11:30, the manager came to our table and informed us that they had misplaced our order and our entrees had not been fired. Although he offered to comp our entrees, we had had enough of NAHA at this point. Apparently, a Michelin star doesn't guarantee good service or food!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We had reservations at Naha on Valentine's. I can honestly say this is the first time we've waited more than fifteen minutes for a reserved table in Chicago We were sitting in the uncomfortably cold waiting area for just over an hour before we were finally acknowledged and brought to our table. The staff seemed overwhelmed by the crowd and made no effort to check on waiting guests (a bit of advice: in order to appease waiting customers do the following: check on them and explain, don't give arbitrary times. Offer complimentary drinks.) As a frequent diner in Chicago, communication and effort go a long way and will insure return customers. Naha did none of this and despite excellent food it is unlikely we will return."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Meal couldn't have been better. Such a wonderful experience!"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "My wife and I enjoyed a quiet table at the windows for a romantic Valentine's Day dinner. The Venison Tenderloin (prepared medium rare) with Pork Belly was incredibly tender and delicious - highly recommended! My wife's choice of the Striped Bass with Blue Crab was equally satisfying. The waiter was very knowledgeable and full of accurate recommendations, including a suggestion to try the dessert special (from their sister restaurant's menu) that needs to be ordered in advance. The entire evening was incredible. However, after dinner, the valet service was quite slow with several folks waiting for their vehicles in the lobby area. I suspect they were simply understaffed for the volume of vehicles on Valentine's Day."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "While I wasn't impressed with how close the 2-seater tables were to one another when I first walked into the restaurant, it turned out to not be a big deal. Our waiter was fantastic, and the overall experience was very romantic with excellent food."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "I took my girlfriend for the 2014 Valentine's Day dinner and it was spectacular. Every attention to detail was taken care of and there is nothing but class from the entry to the menu. There is aura of divinity when eating each course as every morsel compliments the next."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We went to Naha for Valentines Day and it was the perfect romantic dinner spot. The risotto is excellent, as were the lobster and the pork shank entrees."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Given the low yelp review (3.5 for a Michelin star restaurant), we had low expectations going in. Food was surprisingly good. The signature duck breast was great, but was overshadowed by the off the menu dish (part of the Restaurant week menu). It is expensive for such little portion of the food."
    Dined on 1/28/2014
  • "My girlfriend and I celebrated her birthday with lunch at NAHA on Monday. The Restaurant Week menu was still available and we took advantage of three delightful courses for $22. What a value! Our lunch was absolutely outstanding! The presentation, flavor, service, ambiance - everything was incredible. I actually took a photo of our desert which was a first for me. A very famous chef and restaurant owner was seated behind us so I'm thinking we aren't the only people in Chicago who admire and enjoy the incredible food at NANA. Five stars all around!! Can't wait to return for dinner. :)"
    Dined on 2/10/2014
  • "Amazing presentation and so flavorful. Every bite is meant to be savored."
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "I went to Naha with my fiancee for restaurant week and had a great time. In contrast to other restaurants we visited during restaurant week, we were not treated like riffraff for not being a part of the regular clientele. Instead, the waiter was very friendly and gave great food and wine recommendations, the service staff was attentive and polite, and the whole operation was designed to make everyone feel welcome and special. The food, too, was excellent. The portions are perfect (though they may look small), as the dishes are rich and flavorful. I left with a special memory of Naha and the desire to visit again when the occasion arises."
    Dined on 2/6/2014
  • "My fish was probably two ounces for the restaurant week choice. Thank goodness for the large cookie assortment or I would have had to go out to eat afterwards. Very disappointing."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "We managed reservations for both lunch and dinner during Restaurant Week. Menus were intriguing, presentation was beautiful and tastes were sublime. Only complaint was the high noise level."
    Dined on 2/6/2014
  • "We love Naha- wonderful quality food, service, & ambience! Brought parents to Restaurant week & all enjoyed it. Entree size is small, could be due to the set price for the promotion. husband is gluten free & Naha even has GF bread/crackers. Love it for special occasions! Had a minor issue: my mother thought she had a tiny bone from the cod that irritated her soft palate. we told chef Naha so he is aware & he was kind enough to give us his card in case we needed anything else. We went right to the doctor. x ray found the tiny bone was dislodged already, but there was a large fresh hematoma there from the irritation which they punctured & drained & had her gargle with warm salt water which she did for 2 days. she is absolutely fine now."
    Dined on 2/6/2014
  • "The restaurant week menu was affordable and delicious for even this college couple."
    Dined on 2/6/2014
  • "Service was spotty. We didn't want to drink alcohol during lunch because we were going back to work. Waiter asked us four times if we were sure we didn't want drinks. Food was underwhelming. Ordered six different items from rest week menu. Would not order any of our selections again. We used to love this place but other restaurants have passed it by."
    Dined on 2/6/2014