Naha
Naha

Naha

  • 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: Fusion / Eclectic, Mediterranean, Contemporary American
  • 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
  • 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 8772874660
  • Entertainment: Bar and Lounge opens at 5 pm - fridays and saturdays only
  • Special Events: 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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Naha reviews from OpenTable diners
111 reviews since July 29, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.5
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
86% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (90)special occasion (65)romantic (45)notable wine list (41)neighborhood gem (31)great for lunch (26)hot spot (12)good for groups (11)vibrant bar scene (6)scenic view (5)great for brunch (3)late-night find (2)great for outdoor dining (1)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • Glad I came back years later
    betsy
    Dined on 11/20/2014
    Haven't been to Naha in years and I was bit uncertain. There are so many new restaurants opening all over, with great reviews and lots of buzz. Naha is a classically delightful place for lunch and likely dinner. Love the simple, uncluttered but detailed surroundings. Very interesting menu. Fabulous service including very warm, friendly servers. We had a great table by the window on Clark; nice that Naha is on a corner. Adds to the open, uncluttered feeling. My friend Lora Fosberg's art is still in place and the crew at Naha are familiar with her. Lora's art adds to the experience and makes it all the more unique. Sort of like a lovely respite at a friend's comfortable but well appointed home. Loved the dinnerware on the table when we were seated. Great pattern and color. I'll definitely be back and recommend to friends and colleagues.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • MorkVIP
    Dined on 11/17/2014
    Had dinner one day and lunch, another, Varied and enticing menu, imaginative wine list, attentive and knowledgable servers...and the food? We each had different dishes...all were excellent, but the Scottish wood pigeon I had was completely off the charts. Next time in Chicago I'll be tempted to eat there every day.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Food!
    Jayzee
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    The vorspeis were wonderful and we shared them amongst the four of us. The entrees were delicisous especially the duck breast. My only problem was with the valet-they ignored us for the longest time and then when it was time to leave they tried to overcharge us-even though there was a date stamp. So while the food was terrific, leaving left a sour taste in my mouth.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food and decent service
    Idliboy
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    Third time. Cane with a group of friends. Decent time but not fantastic. The entrees could have been better for the price that we paid.
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food & Service
    Bob2
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    We always like to dine at Naha when we come to Chicago. As always, the food and service were outstanding. I had the venison and my wife had the duck and both were fantastic. Service was outstanding without hovering.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Lovely evening at Naha
    wwldVIP
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Wonderful atmosphere, exquisite food, excellent wait staff!
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Subpar experience
    Van05VIP
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Had a reservation with Naha, but the host/servers continued to try seating us at a table of two and then sat us at a four top and then removed two settings. When the last of our party arrived, they couldn't find my reservation or help her find us?! She wandered around until she found us. Bizarre start. Appetizers really were outstanding, service was meh (our server kept interrupting us mid conversation), and mains were Not impressive.
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  • New Chicago fav
    AndyVIP
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Wonderful in every way, from Michael's welcome to a fantastic dessert.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • excellent food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    everything was great, menu had many tempting offerings, the highlight was the truly outstanding pigeon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Naha, it's good
    LPFoodie
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    We did Naha for my wife's birthday. We have hit a lot of the other top restaurants in Chicago and this definitely deserves a spot on the list. It is a large space which explains why it was pretty empty for a week day. I would have to guess that it fills up on weekends which makes it less ideal for a romantic evening and less quiet--like any Chicago restaurant the tables are crammed in. The food was very good. Expensive but not ridiculously so. I would do this again. I only have two negatives, one of which is debatable: 1) Our server was very knowledgeable (good) but was surprisingly casual for a top end restaurant. 2) Dessert was a let down. I assume they have a pastry chef in house, but it didn't show when we were there.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Never fails to please!
    DaytonGalVIP
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    Food is delicious-atmosphere is fresh and clean. Prix fixe lunch fabulous price point, excellent choices, gorgeous food. Service is perfect- attentive but not intrusive. Good selection of wines by glass. Have had dinner there and it too is wonderful. Try the Armenian meze for a table appetizer. Lahmajoon (Armenian pizza) very tasty. There were five in our party and everyone said there choice was the best!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A great experience...
    KMSGourmetVIP
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    This was our first trip to Naha, being out of towners and having had the restaurant recommended by a friend. It was stellar. Server was engaging and quietly personable; food universally was excellent, and the restaurant was QUIET! Plate presentation was lovely and flavors were literally perfect. I had one of the signature cocktails and it was completely refreshing and well balanced. I'd come back to Naha in a heartbeat.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding.
    KimbVIP
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    Our waiter Steve was terrific, food was fabulous. Fois gras, risotto, duck, scallops - all beautifully prepared and delicious. Highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just okay for our taste
    JHRRRVIP
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    We took our good friends from Canada but I have to say that the food what good, but nothing I have to go back for! My Halibut was rather on the dry side, and the venison was okay. The oysters were very good and different but not reason enough to go back.
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  • OK, but not exceptional
    VictorJ
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    This was our first time at Naha. As the menu was organized as starters and main courses, that is what we ordered. My wife had a foie gras followed by beef short ribs and sweetbreads, I took a buffalo mozzarella with figs, and venison. While the meats were of excellent quality and well prepared, the dishes were surprisingly lacking in vegetables, which were not offered as side dishes either. It is possible that the seven-course tasting menu, hidden as fine print at the bottom of the printed menu, would have been more varied. The service was a bit slow, taking over 30 min to bring the main course to the table after we finished with the starters. The wine list was varied but unorthodox, but we never saw a sommelier offering to interpret it.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A bit pricey,but worth every penny!
    napacook
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    We were three ladies and were treated royally by all the staff. It was the dinning highlight during our five day visit in Chicago. The food was superb. We shared tastes and every one was just right. We would go again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Creative menu
    Datsboy
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Great dinner at Naha. Three course menu approach. First course is very diverse, and we wanted to try them all. Main courses were more of the same. Great service, attentive without being rushed. Wine list had a good cross-section too, although some were a bit overpriced. We found some values with our waiter's help. Convenient River North location in a safe walkable neighborhood. I highly recommend it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food, atmosphere, too pricey
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    We have been to Naha several times as it is one of my favorite restaurants in Chicago. The food is creative and delicious. The atmosphere and service are top notch. This time around we thought the prices were high. And I had trouble finding a decent wine for under $100. Great night out, but we were stung by the tab, which came to $600 for four people.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect anniversary meal
    Gigi
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Superb meal. Creative food combinations, finely prepared and beautifully presented. We will definitely return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • First but not my last visit
    llaassVIP
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    I was very pleased with the entire experience during my first visit to Naha. I can say that it won't be my last visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food and tea selection
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    Food was great throughout the meal. The risotto appetizer was creamy without being too rich, and the pieces of pork shank were perfectly cooked. I especially loved the sear on the foie gras that accompanied the duck breast entree. Dessert was a perfect; the gateau basque was not too sweet, and the accompanying brown butter ice cream was just amazing. A wonderful selection of teas helped bring a wonderful end to the meal!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    Great food, perfect service, and a quiet atmosphere make this a great business lunch spot. I was a little it would be too fancy for my clients, but lunch was perfect.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed ... Surprisingly
    ChicagoPackerVIP
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    I expected to come away from Naha a fan - Michelin star, and all - but left rather disappointed. To be clear, nothing was bad. But our server was either distracted or disinterested; not rude by any means, but lacking warmth and interest. And while the oyster appetizer was spectacular - the best oyster dish I have ever eaten - the lobster on the salmon/lobster entree was unacceptably tough, the ribeye entree ate more like choice than prime, and the chef was heavy-handed on the cheese in the risotto appetizer. Price-wise, our total bill for 2 was on par with our total bill on a recent dinner at Spiaggia, but for both food and service, Spiaggia is in another league. I am sure I will try Brindille some day, but I am unlikely to return to Naha.
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  • Great find
    CJK2
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    This was an excellent choice for the food, service and ambience. It was a great menu with the wait staff being on point for all their recommendations. I would like to try a dinner there now on my next trip to Chicago.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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  • Nooner2uVIP
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    Overpriced food and wine. Typically buy Jordan cab for $90-100; paid $130 at Naha. Minimal ambiance. Food was just so, so. Waiter was great, but he couldn't overcome the restaurant.
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  • Phenomenal
    Jruss
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    There is a very eclectic cocktail menu with ingredients to shock and tease. We dined on raw oysters, beet salad, salmon and lobster, and braised beef rib with foie gras. One of the best meals I've had this year!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing....
    MissFord
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    An extremely disappointing meal - overpriced and under-seasoned. Very bland food here and actually quite unpleasant, in parts. Pathetically snotty staff. Miserable atmosphere. I wouldn't recommend this restaurant to anyone and I would certainly not dine there again.
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  • Lynn
    LynnieVIP
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    We had a superb meal with seasonal dishes that enhanced the already natural fresh produce. Service was attentive without being obtrusive. I would highly recommend Naha for any occasion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food!
    Lisab
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    Sweet corn soup was outstanding. All the food we had was really good. Wines were pricey, IMO.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Food
    JandTVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    This is the 3rd time we have eaten here. Each time is better than the next. Hats off to the chef. Creative and oh so good
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • BizBear
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    The soft shell crab was to die for!!!! All our other food was outstanding as well.
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    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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  • IrenkaVIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Very special restaurant. The food was excellent, the waitress was very knowledgeable. The wine list very impressive, even if somewhat expensive. One if the few restsurants in Chicago where you have a nice conversation without yelling at each other. The tables are spaced nicely. Definetly will come back again.
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently awesome.
    CharmCityEaterVIP
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    Naha is one of those places you can always count on for an outstanding meal, friendly, knowledgeable service and a hefty check at the end. (Your meal will be worth every penny, it's just good to know!) The menu is pretty much perfect, in my estimation - extensive enough to offer lots of choices but limited enough that a party of 4 can eat through a good portion of it. Whether you live in Chicago or are planning a visit, put Naha on your list; it's definitely worth the trip.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing
    JCfromNO
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Arrived 20 minutes early for our reservation, went to the bar for a cocktail, after waiting 40 minutes we were seated, hostess apologized but wanted us to have a nice table by the window, from then on the night was fantastic. The Burrata was heavenly, Duck Breast with Foie Gras was to die for. Our server was very attentive but not intrusive. It was a fabulous 2 hour dining experience.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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  • Memorable
    Luv2eatVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Judy & Larry Schad told us about Carrie & Naha. I'm happy they did! The food was sooo good & Scott was fun! I enjoyed meeting Joshua. Thank you for an evening to remember! Next time in Chicago, next time @ Naha! 👏
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    fit for foodies
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Worthy Successor to Charlie Trotter
    SmittyVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Wonderful selections and preparations. Not quite as exotic as some of Trotters dishes but wonderfully prepared and served.
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    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good but not there
    SteveHVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Naha has a very creative menu which brought us there but it did not quite live up to our hopes. My wife had oysters that had a vinegar sorbet which overwhelmed the oysters. I had Foie Gras which was great. She then went for the quail which was very good and I had the lobster and salmon which was also good but certainly not amazing. I then had the cheese course which was dissappointing as the four pieces of cheese were tiny. Absolutely a good restaurant but not a great one.
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  • chidiner
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Food looked pretty much the same (color-wise) across dishes this time. We're old patrons and enjoy the over-all experience every time.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, kid-friendly, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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  • Creative
    BarbAtl
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Delightful dinner at Naha while vacationing in Chicago - after seeking out great dining we ended up at Naha. I had Organic Carnaroli Risotto and Braised Berkshire Pork Shank and my husband had Harvested Scallops for an appetizer. For dinner we had Alaskan Halibut with Yukon Potato and Leek Mousseline and Sorghum Lacquered Aged Moulard Duck Breast. All exquisite.
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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  • Love the Lunch Prix Fixe
    Gonzo70VIP
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Naha offers a three course prix fixe at lunch during weekdays for $25; you receive a few choices per course as well as bread service and mignardises. Sometimes lunches at fine dining venues pale in comparison to what one receives at dinner but this was a wonderful lunch that was on par quality wise with the dinners I have enjoyed at Naha. My server did a tremendous job expediting the pace of the meal (I had limited time), so partaking in the 3-course meal during an hour lunch break is perfectly feasible if you are in the vicinity. Definitely a fantastic value and a nice experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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