Ramen-san is a lively, neighborhood restaurant and bar in River North reminiscent of traditional ramen shops in Japan. The space is raw, anchored by exposed brick and reclaimed wood, which makes for an understated, yet inviting ambiance. Ramen-san marks the partners’ fourth collaboration with Japanese designer Kota Bando, who created a comfortable, approachable space where diners can enjoy noodles in a casual setting for dinner and late night.
Located within Chicago’s bustling River North neighborhood, Sunda pairs New Asian fare with Midwestern hospitality for an award-winning concept. Offering contemporary interpretations of traditional dishes from Japan, China, Vietnam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Thailand, the Philippines and more, the Michelin-recommended concept from Rockit Ranch Productions has received numerous accolades, including Best New Restaurant and Chicago’s Sexiest Restaurant. Showcasing exceptional cuisine from Executive Chef Jess DeGuzman, mod décor from renowned designer Tony Chi, a chic, yet approachable ambiance and seating for more than 200 guests, Sunda has rapidly become a mainstay on the Chicago dining scene.
Listed as one of the Best New Restaurants and Best New Dessert of 2011 by Chicago Magazine, Saigon Sisters Restaurant has captured the attention of both the Chicago food media and dining public with its uniquely innovative approach to traditional Vietnamese cuisine. For lunch, Saigon Sisters is a quick and easy casual stop for traditional and updated Vietnamese street food including: popular pho, banh mi, banh bao and spring rolls.
For dinner, Saigon Sisters offers full-service dining experience with modern culinary flair to the classic Vietnamese street food recipes of owner Mary Nguyen Aregoni. With "downtown" hip, minimalist interior and walls exhibiting original works by local contemporary artists, the unique Asian dining spot goes one step further by offering an impressive beverage selection including wines, artisanal beers, sake and specialty signature cocktails.
Vora is a neighborhood restaurant located where Chicago's Gold Coast meets Old Town. Owned by a Taiwanese restaurant family with a successful spot in the South Loop and the goal of bringing quality Asian cuisine to the near North-side . VORA stems from the the word vorous meaning to feed/gain sustenance and is about simple, healthy and delicious cuisine. The Pan-Asian menu features authentic Japanese, Chinese, Thai and Taiwanese dishes with a focus on fresh sushi/sashimi and unique signature maki's, Shabu Shabu (hot pot) and Taiwanese Dim Sum (street food).
Our bar program offers an amazing selection of wine's hand picked to compliment our cuisine. Asian craft beers and Asian inspired craft cocktail menu made w/small batch liquors. A quality selection of Sake and whiskey to boot!
The space is warm and inviting, with a sleek contemporary modern design that has already garnered praises from critics. We invite you to join us soon!
Born from an impractical idea that sports and great food can exist under one roof. No, we’re not just a bar. No, we’re not just a restaurant. Reverie is both. Built on the principle that good company and great service can slow down your day, even if only for a few hours. Different days call for different remedies, different dreams. Seal the business deal over lunch, catch up with your friends over dinner and cocktails, or melt away the week in our upstairs lounge. This is our daydream; what’s yours?
Drawing influence from the Euro-Asian unions of China, India and Southeast Asia's colonial past with Portugal, the food at Fat Rice combines homestyle comfort with exotic, lesser known ingredients and flavors. Fat Rice is the celebration, preservation and evolution of these flavors, embracing the traditions of old and presenting them in a new light. Our food is made fresh right here and can be enjoyed at communal tables with drinks from our full-service bar that offers original cocktails, teas, and delicious Portuguese wines.
TAPAS AND NOODLE SUNDAYS AT TAKASHI ARE BACK!! HOURS:BRUNCH 11:30 am UNTIL 3 pm DINNER 5 pm UNTIL 8 PM. Acclaimed Chef Takashi Yagihashi (a James Beard Foundation Best Chef: Midwest award winner) features contemporary French-American fare with Japanese influences, combining the cuisine and service of a fine dining establishment with the warmth and accessibility of a neighborhood tavern.
Seven course tasting menu available Tues through Sat, $75 - Optional wine pairing $46 Sundays - Tapas and Noodles beginning May 11th.
Mirai Sushi's sleek & lively setting combines modern elegance with a twinge of funk while introducing a modern approval to Japanese cuisine. The menu juxtaposes traditional Japanese selections with a variety of ingredients from other cultures to create dishes from around the globe. The upstairs bar boasts 30 varieties of sake & the sushi menu changes daily to feed the customers knowledge of the art of sushi. LOUNGE IS OPEN THURSDAY - SATURDAY *If you are interested in upstairs lounge reservations, please make note in your reservation*
Blending classic techniques with adventurous Pacific Rim flavors, culinary pioneer Roy Yamaguchi created an entirely new approach to fine dining. The first Roy's opened in Honolulu in 1988 and we've spread our warm hospitality and passion for innovative and creative cuisine around the world ever since. Indulge in one of our spectacular cocktails or choose a glass from our award-winning wine list while you discover the fresh ingredients and outstanding seafood, expertly prepared by our local chefs that made us famous.
We invite you to join us at Roy's Chicago located at the corner of State and Superior.
Gallery Bar features Wonton Ahi Nachos, Osaka Pizza & a very nice Taco Platter. The main attraction of the Gallery Bar menu is the Bonzai, which Head Chef Patrick Glatz describes as "Boutique street rolls inspired by the world's most popular street cuisine” All Bonzai feature a different protein, such as cured salmon, ahi tuna, carne asada, organic shrimp, organic chicken, tofu, or pork belly. We pair them with unique house-made slaws, fresh organic vegetables, fruits & drizzled with a combination of house-made sauces & wrapped in a whole wheat tortilla,rice paper,or roti bread. Over 1000 artists responded to our open call. 25 local artists were selected for exhibition at GB. Gallery Bar will also feature a rotating monthly exhibit by a featured artist/s, drawing inspiration from the energy of Andy Warhol's famous "Factory" in New York City. Along with a massive selection of beers(many craft & imports), wines, and liquors, Gallery Bar introduces Beer Cocktails as it's main focus.
Inspired by the legacy of our families in America, we bring you Asian Outpost. Our heritage dates back to turn of the 20th century when great grandfather Woo arrived in Hawaii to study medicine and to the 1950s when our grandparents migrated here to operate their restaurants. Now, we embark on our journey at Asian Outpost in order to share our heritage with you. We are heavily influenced by the communal meals prepared at our family gatherings. Some of our food is created from family recipes and some take on a more local taste. No matter the recipe, all of our dishes revolve around our desire to cook and serve food that our friends and family can enjoy.
bellyQ, the latest restaurant from innovative Chicago chef Bill Kim (Belly Shack and UrbanBelly), is an exciting new concept featuring Asian barbecue and seasonal, locally farmed ingredients. The Randolph Street space showcases Chef Kim's culinary talents with flavors that are rooted in tradition yet decidedly modern in taste and execution. Expect a menu that's smoky and bright, spicy and clean, surprising yet comforting. At bellyQ, Chef Kim crafts unforgettable flavor combinations that awaken your taste buds and satisfy your soul in a space that invites you in and inspires you to hang out a while.
Le Colonial transports guests to another time and place, vividly recapturing the beauty, romance and spirit of 1920's French-Colonial Southeast Asia. Le Colonial invigorates the senses with exquisite décor and savory authentic Vietnamese cuisine. Le Colonial offers two unique dining options: The first floor dining room is adorned with louvered shutters, woven rattan chairs, potted palms, slow-moving ceiling fans and nostalgic black and white photos of turn-of-the century life in Saigon. The upstairs lounge includes a spacious, fully stocked mahogany bar, plush couches for enjoying light fare, dining tables and a veranda, for keeping warm in winter and cool in summer. Complete with unique, delicately prepared Vietnamese cuisine, Le Colonial is the perfect setting for an after-work social or a romantic evening for two.
Nori Neighborhood BYOB Sushi Bar is a cozy spot located in the heart of Wicker Park, just steps away from a bustling nightlife and arts scene. Featuring classic rolls as well as our own elaborate creations, you are sure to satisfy your every sushi craving. For the purist, we have a wide selection of fresh fish available as individual pieces or on platters. Sushi not your thing? Craving something hot? We also have an array of cooked noodle and rice dishes inspired by a range of traditional Asian cuisine. Bring your own beer, wine, or sake, enjoy our outdoor patio in the warmer months, and let us help you have a good time!
We take Pride in making a perfect dish and perfect sushi. With our warm service, we want to make sure that you feel like home and we hope you will be back again!!
Niu B is the second location of the original Niu Japanese Fusion Lounge on 332 East Illinois Street in Chicago. Niu B features not only their signature maki rolls, fresh sushi nigiris and sashimi, but also Japanese Robata Grilled Skewers. Our full bar features specialty Japanese whiskey cocktails and house infusions, as well as Korean Soju that pairs perfectly with grilled skewers. The interior is sleek and modern with the inspiration of 1930"s Japanese Izakaya Bar in Tokyo.
GOGI was a vision that my dad had before he passed away in June 2013. His vision became a reality when my mom and I decided to open GOGI in mid-September 2013 in the West Rogers Park neighborhood of Chicago. GOGI is where Korean barbecue lovers go and come together to enjoy chewing on some of the world’s best tasting protein. The name GOGI literally means “meat” in Korean so with confidence the bar has been raised!
A place of modern atmosphere with a relaxing environment, GOGI doesn't forget its Korean roots with traditional dining. For those unfamiliar with traditional Korean dining, imagine feeling the warm glow of burning charcoal at every table as your ears soak up the sounds of sizzling juices that await to thrill your taste buds! This is the magic of GOGI and we welcome you to our beautiful cultural experience!
Located in Lakeview neighborhood of Chicago, Bites is a casual, stylish and comfortable Asian bistro featuring a wide range of homemade small plate favorites from Thailand, Japan, China, Korea, India, Vietnam, and beyond. The result is a delicious assortment of tapas unique to us. Our fireplace keeps you warm in the Winter and our outdoor patio makes you feel alive in the Summer. Enjoy our food with a variety of cocktails, beer & wine while catching up with friends and family. Bites is a fun place to be and is perfect for both casual dining and special occasions - date night, girls/guys night out, birthday party, bachelor/bachelorette party, baby shower, etc. Start or end your night right at Bites Asian Tapas.
Much more than a sushi bar, UNISUSHI offers a wide selection of authentic Japanese appetizers and entrées, catering to the true Japanese gourmet while adding a twist of Asian flair by using the freshest ingredients from lemongrass to chilli.
Embeya is a collaboration between international hospitality veteran Attila Gyulai (Four Seasons Hotels, Elysian Hotel Chicago), his Wife, Komal Patel (Milborne Real Estate, Sotheby's International) and Chef Thai Dang (3 Michelin L2O, 2 Michelin RIA). The trio united in their shared vision to showcase refined Asian cuisine in a chic and elegant space that is designed by Chicago's renowned Designer Karen Herold (Girl and the Goat, GT Fish, Balena). In addition to being nominated as Food & Wine's People's Best New Chef, and Zagat's Top 30 under 30, Embeya was recently awarded Esquire Magazine prestigious Best New Restaurant Award which honours the top 20 restaurants in the United States.
In Japan, it means circle.
In life, it stands for the moment in which your mind is free for the body or spirit to create.
In Chicago, it is a place where you can sit back and relax in the presence of good company and good food. The philosophy behind the name allows us to give back to Chicago in a way where dining is not just about putting food into your system because you’re supposed to. It’s about satisfying your hearts desires through the palate. It’s fulfilling your taste buds with complementary flavors that absorb into your well-being and make you feel good about yourself. We build on the fundamentals of Japanese ingredients with our own personality. And present to you – ENSO Sushi & Bar.
Welcome to Sumi Robata Bar. Chicago's first true Robatayaki (Japanese BBQ). Enjoy the highest quality ingredients cooked over Japanese charcoal and cooked in front of you! We look forward to seeing you soon.
Sushi Taiyo features a full sushi bar in our comfortable modern dining room as well as a full menu of Asian appetizers and entrees. This is all complimented by a wide ranged of sake and cocktails.
Street food is the great equalizer--no glamour required. Yakitori, when well-executed, is about the simple flavors of authentic street food. A hot grill provides intense flavors from seasonal proteins and vegetables, grilled to order over a chattering, hissing fire.
Beer, wine and sake selections compliment the fresh-grilled flavors. Craft cocktails, wines and spirits are chosen for customized meal pairings. Experiment and discover!
Offering fresh, clean flavors of Japan in a casual yet elegant atmosphere.
If you're looking for a hotspot with excellent sushi, then look no further than the super swanky and ultra-chic Indie Cafe. Located in Chicago's Edgewater community, this spot has been oozing class and modern style for a few years now. Indie combines the perfect blend of Thai food and Japanese cooking that creates a synergy that is both delicious and creative. The menu is large and innovative with new, exciting, and inventive rolls that sushi fans will love. Plus they have all of the traditional Thai favorites paired with some new flavors to shake things up a bit. The dining room is small, dimly lit, and simply decorated, keeping the focus squarely on the rolls, rice, and noodle dishes that are so elegantly presented. This is a BYOB restaurant, open seven days a week for lunch and dinner. The food is perfect and delicious, so whether it's Thai or Japanese, you know you're in good hands.
Best New Restaurants, Chicago magazine
America's Top Japanese Restaurants, 2008 Zagat
At Miss Asia Cuisine, we provide a unique, contemporary, and elegant dining atmosphere suited to our customers. With our focus on Thai Cuisine, we also have a variety of Asian Cuisines to offer you. Our dishes are traditionally prepared and our selection is a blend of fresh, daily-handpicked vegetables and meats complimented with an array of herbs and exotic spices.
We believe that we can offer great taste and great service. Please do come in because we will always have a nice warm plate waiting for you.
Zoku is So Cool! Serving Chicago foodies with the best and most unique Asian cuisines!
Zoku Sushi is located in the Humboldt Park and Logan Square area. We specializes in serving Chicagoans with some of the most unique Japanese and Asian Cuisines!
We are all about using the freshest quality ingredients in all our dishes. Our prices are very affordable and our menu features a wide variety of Asian inspired selections from Sushi to Thai.
Our restaurant is an intimate, casual, relaxed atmosphere that will make you feel right at home. Whether you are doing dine in, pick up or delivery, we are very excited to meet and serve you.
So come in and check us out! We are BYOB!
Sola restaurant features distinctive contemporary American cuisine featuring Asian flavors made with the finest, freshest seasonal product available. Located in West Lakeview, the decor, menu and service are harmoniously designed to create exceptional dining at a comfortable price.
Karma Asian Food & Wine serves Modern Asian Fusion Cuisine taking classic Asian fare and adding our own comfortable, Western twist. Our focus is to use only fresh ingredients. We do this by sourcing natural, locally farmed and/or organic products wherever possible. Additionally, we are proud to offer many Vegetarian and Gluten Free menu items as designated by the V & GF symbols. We hope you enjoy your experience.
Enjoying these in a very relaxed dining atmosphere with our 12 foot tall waterfall at one end and our 200 square foot pond in the center, makes for an exceptional dining experience.
Westwood Bistro offers a contemporary American menu with French and Asian influences. Chef Khammay, a 30 year industry veteran of Le Francais, Irea 60, Karma and most recently Grille No. 43. The restaurant has seating for 120 indoors and 34 outdoors (weather permitting).
Reserve your table today! We look forward to seeing you.
When you visit ANNA'S, you'll experience the authentic home cooking that Chef Noy and owner Anna Makmok (mother and daughter!) have enjoyed all their lives. Their inventive, expansive and affordable menu features the cuisines of Thailand, Japan, Korea, India, Laos and beyond. Start with something crispy - like Japanese stuffed avocodo or tempura, Thai chicken wings or Indian samosa. Perhaps a Japanese pork kabob or Peking duck bun is more to your liking. Saigon and Bangkok rolls, miso, Tom Yum or Mama Ginger soup plus a salad will round out your first course. For a main dish, try Mongolian steak or chicken, ginger scallops, or Laotian curry noodles. ANNA'S original sushi items are much in demand and include Chef's Signature dishes and nearly 30 varieties of makimono! Or you can choose by the piece and design your own dinner from the sushi bar. ANNA'S boasts three beautiful dining areas - the Mirror Room, the Circle Room and the more intimate Fireside Room. See you at ANNA'S!
Thalia Spice, inspired by land and sea, is an eclectic collection of various pan Asian cuisines served in tapas size portion for your tasting enjoyment in a collection of intimate, modern loft dining rooms. Thalia offers traditional Thai dishes, Japanese Sushi, and a host of exotic creations from all over SouthEast Asia. The house specialties are where the menu truly comes to life. Not be be missed: Kama Sutra, Yaya Noodles, Sake Baby Ribs, and Mango Seared Scallops to name a few. You must also sample the fabulous cocktails with names like: One Night in Bangkok, Jack Meets Thalia, and the SiamTini. Your journey awaits.
Cozy and warm spot located in Wicker Park. Asian contemporary, we provide fresh and quality food with friendly service, BYOB. We have an extensive sushi menu with more than 40 signature maki, ramen, fresh seafood, rice dish, robata grilled, and more. We look forward to serving you soon.
Since 1989, the Ko family has been in the restaurant business, including such sites as Charming Wok and Charming Cuisine.
This newest incarnation is hip, and slightly Swank, in the up-and-coming South Loop neighborhood. Our Comfortable, casual interior is warm and welcoming.
The eclectic Asian cuisine is a fusion of Japanese/Thai/Chinese/Vietnemese, offering specialty original dishes like Asian Pizza.
Hailed as one of the best Asian restaurants in a city known for its cuisine, locals love us and have us on speed dial!
Wok 'N Fire features contemporary Pan Asian cuisine and fun creative sushi all set in a lavish downtown style dining room. When you first walk in to a Wok 'N Fire the first notice the beautiful modern decor. Then, as your food begins to arrive at your table you realize this is the Pan Asian food that you have always dreamt of. Appealing to both the eye as well as the palate.
Hanami Sushi provides fresh sushi and authentic Japanese cuisine to its loyal customers. Order today to experience delicious food that will keep you coming back for more. We look forward to serving you soon!
E+O Food and Drink. The name refers to a casual establishment, a place for everyday eating and drinking, “food and drink” is inviting and unpretentious and ambiguous.
New American cuisine refers to the melting pot our country has become today, sushi, pasta, Asian, Mediterranean and even Indian flavors are used in everyday cooking. The exposure to these cuisines is no longer limited to cosmopolitan cities. New American cuisine, still embraces comfort food, yet updated. We strive to source locally, and have natural and organic origins.
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.
In Japanese, the word hachi means bee...as in Jim Bee, the chef & owner of Hachi's Kitchen in Logan Square. Jim is well known throughout Chicago for his innovation, dedication & artfulness in the realm of sushi. For twenty-four years, he has has been serving the freshest and highest quality seafood to his patrons at Sai Cafe in Lincoln Park. Our menu is critically acclaimed and we have been recognized by organizations such as Zagets, Chicago Magazine, and most recently Check Please. We look forward to serving you soon!
Authentic Thai cuisine located in the heart of Lakeview. Natural and freshly prepared menu and excellent service keeps our customers coming back. A visit to P.S. Bangkok is a culinary voyage of discovery to the exotic tastes of Thailand. Come and try our Famous Pad Thai!!
Gari. Commonly known as sliced, sweet, ginger root, has been used for centuries as a side dish to sushi. This is because Gari is known to "Cleanse the pallet" or to rid yourself of the taste of the food, to better enjoy the rest of the meal. Gari has been said to contain natural pain relievers that may aid in ridding migraines or body aches including arthritis. Ginger has long been used as a natural treatment for colds and the flu because it has an abundance of antioxidants which aid in preventing sickness.
Our menu consists of many Japanese dishes and has a wide variety of sushi. We have many substitutions for vegetarians, or individuals with certain restricted diets.
In addition to our sushi bar, we have kitchen bistro, and Kushiyaki option (skewer grilled) which consists of vegetables, poultry and other non-poultry, meat options. This is a great option for customers who want to re-heat their food while talking and drinking.
Traveling 8000 miles together from the city of Chongqing in China, our two chef partners developed plans years ago to open a Chinese and Japnese restaurant together combining all their skills, in Chinese cuisine, and Japanese techniques. 8000 Miles menu will be comprised of Chinese and Japanese small plates like tuna avocado sumiso and hand grenades with traditional items as crab rangoon and sichuan spicy dumplings. Main dishes will be combined from the two other restaurants (TL's Four Seasons and PL8) like chong ching noodle soup, dried chili chicken, thai basil shrimp, black pepper garlic beef to list a few.
Sushi will be a highlight with maki rolls featuring triple k.c., sakura roll, snow crab roll, fireworks salmon and crunchy lobster, with additional sashimi and nigiri. A great bar with many specialty drinks to please.
Hai Yen Restaurant welcomes you to experience the essence of Vietnam in Chicago. From our famous Bo La Lot (marinated ground beef wrapped in a Hawaiian leaf then grilled), to the very traditional beef noodle soup (Pho), or exotic salads such as the Lotus Root Salad, to our fresh fruit smoothies with tapioca, we have everything to please any one's palate.
Vietnamese food consists of regional flavors with an infusion of French and Chinese cuisine. Our cuisine is incredibly healthy and is known as the cuisine of the dipping sauces. We use a lot of fresh vegetables and herbs, mainly for wrapping with different types of meat in a very thin, delicate rice paper with a dipping sauce on the side. At our restaurant, we allow you to join in on the fun of cooking Vietnamese food by letting you cook the food right at your own table with a fondue pot, soup pot or a grill. So stop by and create your own experience of Vietnam with us!
S@kura highly values the importance of providing quality food, friendly service, and clean sanitation. BYOB (bring your own beer or wine!)
Whether you want a quick lunch or a main course dinner with a wide variety of sushi, S@kura Sushi will satisfy you, both mentally and physically. From the atmosphere to the artfully prepared sushi..
This little Noble Square BYOB serves classic Thai noodle and rice dishes (aromatic curries are among the menu highlights) and sushi. The sushi menu focuses on nigiri and maki; expect plenty of house specialty rolls. The decor in the minimalist two-room space is a step up from your usual neighborhood Thai joint, with candlelit tables and clean, modern lines throughout.
Koi is located in the right in the heart of charming Evanston’s restaurant row. Koi brings the bold flavors of the eight different regions of authentic Chinese Cuisine and fresh sushi to every dining experience. The new menu brings owner Sandy Chens’ love for traditional Chinese cooking to the forefront, while still offering the menu favorites that our regular customers have come to love.
Recently redesigned, Koi offers a modern, relaxing atmosphere perfect for a night out with friends, dinner for two or private parties. Koi’s express kitchen caters carryout and delivery to a wide range of North Shore residences.
With an incredible menu and exciting drinks, the warm and welcoming atmosphere, complimented by the knowledgeable staff, Koi is one of Evanston's premier dining destinations. Come and see us to enjoy the weekly specials at the bar after work. Be creative, live long, be happy and follow your own path. Let the party begin.