Papajin

Papajin

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://wwww.papajin.com/
  • Phone: 7733849600
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday - Thursday: 4:00PM - 11:00PM Friday: 4:00PM - 12:00AM
    Saturday: 2:00PM - 12:00AM
    Sunday: 2:00PM - 11:00PM
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Japanese, Asian, Chinese
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Takeout, Wheelchair Access

Getting there

  • Cross Street: North Ave.
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Papajin
Wicker Park's Papajin offers both Japanese and Chinese favorites on an expansive menu. On the Chinese side, there are sure bets like lemon chicken, mu-shu wraps and signature dishes like twice-cooked crispy duck and fried kung bo fish. On the Japanese end, there's teriyaki, tempura and an array of sushi rolls and pieces (delivered fresh daily from eastern Canada and the northern Pacific). Papajin has an energetic, stylish feel that fits right into the neighborhood, with a clean, elegant decor lit by funky white hanging lamps.
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Papajin reviews from OpenTable diners
1 reviews since July 3, 2014
Overall Rating3
  • Food3
    Service3
  • Ambiance3
    Noise LevelQuiet
  • I think this place is great
    Notfoodieheartfood
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    I always have a great time going here, and love that they have a sparkling wine on the menu. Great Chinese and sushi menu items for those that aren't huge on sushi, there is always one, in the group.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food compensated for slow service
    BethM
    Dined on 12/25/2013
    Really enjoyed the food. However we had to keep flagging down our server to take our order, refill our water and to get our check. The food was good but not consistently hot. They seemed to struggle serving our table of 9. Maybe they handle smaller groups better. I would eat there again though. This time with a smaller party.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good Sushi
    justfood
    Dined on 8/31/2013
    This place was great. I loved the food and the prices were reasonable. The fish was fresh. The staff were friendly, quick, and efficient. No complaints. I will definitely go again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I went in to enjoy a quiet
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 3/24/2013
    I went in to enjoy a quiet evening by myself and got just that. While I have seen the space busier, Papajin had the perfect ambiance and environment for what I was seeking. The food (sushi) tasted very fresh and non-processed. Service was fast, attentive, yet non intrusive. I didn't feel rushed. Overall, a great spot for a date, solo dining or even a group. They manage to accommodate all these possibilities without one party or the other feeling out of place. Will return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Perfect for those who like
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 3/8/2013
    Perfect for those who like Chinese and Japanese cuisine. My fiance doesn't like Sushi, but I do, so he compromised for me and ate the Chinese cuisine. I am grateful for a restaurant like this. Wonderful...only bad thing is the parking. They don't have valet.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Hello: My friend and I enjoyed
    Elainea49love
    Dined on 2/21/2013
    Hello: My friend and I enjoyed the dining experience at Papajin. The food was delicious, service was fabulous and the Ambiance was outstanding. I ordered the Sesame Calamari with Crab Rangoon and my friend ordered the ribs but were not tender - to tough - so the waitress kindly asked if she preferred anything else so she ordered Szechuan Stir-Fry with Shrimp. We topped our night off with a flourless Chocolate Cake and it was so moist and delicious. Thanks Papajin. We will return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The food is good, some dishes
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 1/21/2013
    The food is good, some dishes are better than others. The saki didn't stay hot in the lightweight decanter. Also, on the Open Table reservation form, I had requested that the restaurant call me as to whether or not I could bring in a birthday cake. They never called. That said, they did allow me to bring it in, which was nice.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Service was great. We had
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 12/17/2011
    Service was great. We had a big group. Food was good but not necessarily notable. I has sushi and they had some good rolls to choose from.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I haven't had Papajin since
    melissabmurrayVIP
    Dined on 12/9/2011
    I haven't had Papajin since I moved out of Wicker Park and miss it like crazy. The chicken fried rice there is unbeatable! The sushi is also pretty delicious. I wish they would deliver to my new neighborhood!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I have been going to this
    MellenVIP
    Dined on 9/10/2011
    I have been going to this place for a long time, now I live much further away but it is always worth making the drive to. Always good, the hustle and bustle of the neighborhood is a bonus.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • First time here and I was
    VDay2014
    Dined on 8/1/2011
    First time here and I was very pleased with the service and the food. We ordered a couple appetizers and entrees and everything was timely. Great decor and spacious. Will definitely go again... then again. :)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Nothing extraordinary, but
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 7/29/2011
    Nothing extraordinary, but good chinese food in the city!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food. The sushi menu
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 4/16/2011
    Great food. The sushi menu was a bit pricey for what it was.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Sushi is priced on the low
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 2/28/2011
    Sushi is priced on the low end, but don't expect a lot of fish. Almost all of our rolls were covered in sauces and spicy mayonnaise which isn't really our taste. If you like a lot of "stuff" on your maki, you'll probably enjoy.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • ok food. happy to find someplace
    SneezeVIP
    Dined on 12/25/2010
    ok food. happy to find someplace open on xmas. food was very fresh just not outstanding.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate