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Takashi

Takashi Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.takashichicago.com
  • Phone: (773) 772-6170
  • Hours of Operation: PLEASE NOTE:
    Dinner: Tuesday Wednesday Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday: 5:30pm - 10:30pm, Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm, Sunday Brunch 11:30 am - 3:00 pm- Dinner 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm NOODLES AND TAPAS ARE BACK ON SUNDAYS!! ALSO AVAILABLE: 7 COURSE OMAKASE $65 9 COURSE OMAKASE $85

    ALSO TRY OUR MARKET MENU ON TUESDAYS AND WEDNESDAYS! THREE COURSE CHOICE MENU, $39!
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary French, Asian, French
  • Executive Chef: Takashi Yagihashi
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: We will cater your lunch or dinner, 15 guests or more.
    Please call 773-772-6170 for more details.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Armitage
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Street & Valet parking available
A word from Takashi
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.
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Diner Reviews
  • "The tables are very close together. The food is very good but overpriced. My date and I had only one drink each and the dinner was over $200. The service was surprisingly poor. Our server, young blond girl, had neither an appreciation nor an understanding of dairy allergy. Several plates were served WITH dairy even though she said that she would respect the non-dairy request."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "The 9 course dinner was fabulous. Skillful use of fresh ingredients. The dishes flowed together like a good story."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "I hadn't heard anything about Takashi's Sunday brunch, so I was surprised to see that they serve a Sunday noodles and tapas menu. This reminded me of Yusho's Sunday noodles menu, although here there are more snacks and tapas available. Noodles are definitely the more affordable option, since you will fill up on a big bowl of broth, meats, veggies and noodles for less than $15. My friend and I opted to split a selection of tapas though, and they have some really interesting ones. We highly recommend the pork belly bao and the spicy cucumber kimchi. Save room for Pastry Chef Courtney Joseph's interesting Asian desserts too – matcha tofu cheesecake with azuki beans, kumquats and tofu ice cream was heavenly."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "Food, service, wine pairings, never a disappointing moment. Sunday night very quiet. Chef tasting menu was great."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "Had a wonderful meal. From cold plates to hot plates to entrees and desserts, everything was great!"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "We loved Takashi when he was at Tribute in Michigan, but this venue has showcased his talents in a more extraordinary way. Every dish was notable and the flavors were complex. We loved the Pork Belly, Sweetbreads & Rabbit, Ceviche, Tuna Tataki and Soft-shelled crab. We didn't have room for entrees, but would have loved to try the chicken in a clay pot. For dessert, the carrot cake was unique and delicious. The service was competent and helpful in choosing wines to complement each dish, the portions were the perfect size and the prices were reasonable. We savored every moment and were lucky enough to see Takashi and his wife, Kathy, who greets the guests and sets the tone for a wonderful evening. We can't wait to return."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "You have to try the 7 course option, it is great and full of flavors!"
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "The food was good but small portions for the price.. At those prices I should be blown away and I wasn't..small wine list, tables too close together.. The table next to me kept listening to my conversation"
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "Always a treat to eat here! And the noodle brunch on Sundays is back!"
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "Another great meal at Takashi (we have had many). We sat at the bar with great server Pedro. Had the asparagus salad and pork belly appetizer (which we have ordered every time at Takashi). Also had the Scottish salmon which was a new preparation. OMG so great! Husband got the clay pot chicken which he has had 50 times. He said it was great as always. And you must get the egg dessert. Small but great!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "It was my first time at this restaurant. Service was great. Food was great. My husband and I had the 9 course Omakasa dinner for two. It was a good amount of food to fill you up. We tried a lot of food that we probably would never order off the menu. It was exciting to see what each dish will look like and taste like as they were brought to our table. The presentation and flavor of the food was spectacular. I do recommend people to give this restaurant a try. You may be surprised to find a dish you really like."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "We took our daughter to Takashi for her college graduation dinner. The food and wine were excellent. The service was professional and attentive without being pretentious. We were very, very impressed with this restaurant and all of the staff."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "We went to Takashi because we had a Groupon for the Omakase tasting menu. Overall we enjoyed everything, but the tasting menu takes quite a long time. So if you aren't in the mood to linger a bit between courses, I would order off the general menu. We selected the wine pairing for one of us and were able to share to get an the experience of the wine with the courses, which was delightful. Service was great and our server was very knowledgeable. Definitely a couples place and anything over 4 people would be a bit difficult."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "Nice to have tapas and noodles back on Sunday. One of our favorites."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "Best Sunday brunch in the city. Beats eggs and pancakes any day! Flavors are amazing, beautiful presentation. Perfection."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "The food is innovative and delicious, although the sizes a bit small for the corresponding prices. Wine service needs some attention. When confirming the booking, the receptionist disclosed the corkage fee when I asked (although it took her awhile to find out the information). However, she neglected to say that there was a limit of one bottle, which I found restrictive and inconsistent with most other restaurants of its quality, especially given the limited wine list. When I ordered wine by the glass, the glass was already poured. Restaurants trying to achieve the quality standards that this one is attempting should always bring the bottle and pour the glass at the table."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "We have been coming here for a few years and the omakase menu always amazes us! Aside from the wonderful food, the staff is always great, and now with the weather being nicer, it is so nice to be able to sit outside on the patio. This continues to be one of our favorites in Chicago!"
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Food was phenomenal, service just as well. The orange gelee on the duck could use some sweetness, but that is being way too nit-pickey. It made our honeymoon that much better :)"
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "Fabulous meal. We had the gnocchi and scallop appetizer. It was delicious. I had the pork loin 2 ways and my husband had the chicken in a clay pot. Both main courses were excellent. The best part of the meal, dessert. Wonderful dining experience! Next time we'll do the chef's tasting menu, as we had such a hard time deciding. Everything looked great."
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "We were there on a Sunday for the Asian cuisine/tasting menu, so I can't comment on their usual French-Asian cuisine. The food was okay, not what I expected for a $75 tasting course. Ambience was also just okay. Went for our anniversary expecting more of a romantic experience."
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "We had the 7-course tasting menu. I HIGHLY recommend it. Outstanding start to finish. Favorites were the hot scallop dish and pork belly-- so tasty. We eat out a lot and this was as good as anywhere we've been. We brought a bottle of French Pinot and it paired well with everything. The table next to us had wine pairings, which they seemed to enjoy."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Loved this place. We took our adult children who live only 3 blocks away (we are from Michigan) and the food was so good we were still talking about it the next week! Also, Chef Takashi was there and he stops to say hello and thanks for dining. The staff was great and the venue was adorable. The only negative was their were people dining outside and it became chilly and a little windy so when they opened the door to serve the people outside we were blasted with a cold breeze. But so worth it! Can't wait to go back!"
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "Visited Chicago over Memorial Day weekend and checked out Takashi's ramen/tapas brunch, recently reinstated. So delicious, and a great way to check out the offerings. Everything is inventive, creative, well cooked, and delicious. We were looking for a slightly-more affordable Michelin experience, and this was the perfect thing!"
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "Everything we had was delicious. I am still craving the scallop with parmasan appetizer days later. Outdoor seating was perfect. "
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Excellent dinner and beverages. Takashi is truly a master chef. "
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Perfect fusion of both Japanese and French. You have to try the chef's tastings with the pairing. Great date night place. "
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "My wife and I visited Chicago last weekend, and went to Takashi for dinner. We each had the Omakase (tasting menu) with wine parings. I LOVED every course! Terrific value for a Michelin rated restaurant! In my opinion, better than Auberge in Napa at 1/2 the price. Each course was better than the last, the lacquered indiana duck breast was cooked to perfection, and the desert: the egg and pistachio macaron was possibly the best desert I have eaten. A perfect balance between the velvet creaminess of the brulee with the crunch of the macaroon. Excelent balance of sweet/salt as well. Every wine paring was spot on. Thank you Takashi for an amazing anniversary dinner!"
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "The presentation and flavors were great. They accommodated my daughter's vegetarian and mushroom free needs in their lovely tasting menu. "
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "My wife and I both got the prix fixe menu with the wine pairings, and it did not disappoint. Very well-executed and well-presented all around. Our only knock on otherwise excellent service was that when we first arrived (7:00), the dining room wasn't very full, and the first few courses kept coming out too fast, right on the heels of the prior course. Whether it was because they got busier or figured out that we were trying to take our time and enjoy ourselves I'm not sure, but the pacing got better as we went along. Would definitely go back."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "went not knowing what to expect, came away with one of the best meals I've ever had. A little pricey, but worth it all. great atmosphere as well"
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "We have been customers, and raving fans, of Takashi's work for decades. His cuisine is always morphing to a new exciting, and amazing, level without losing the signature characteristics of his masterful work. Always...if you are within a hundred miles of this restaurant. GO!"
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Went with foodies friends; we tried 7 things and they all lived up to par. Love the light, small plate options. Pleasant surprise with The Egg dessert and its sweet/savory balance as a finish! "
    Dined on 5/8/2014
  • "Takashi stood us up! After making the reservation at the end of March for a May trip to Chicago from DC, meeting friends from NY, I received a phone message two days before the May 4 reservation date telling me the restaurant would not be open. Infuriating!!!"
    Dined on 5/4/2014
  • "We all enjoyed all 7 dishes on the tasting menu. And $75 is a great price! The scallop dish was amazing, as was the duck, and steamed buns with pork belly. Service was excellent as well! Would go back in a heartbeat! "
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "My husband and I love Takashi. The very talented and famous chef is typically right there in the kitchen and often comes to tables to say hi. The food is just wonderful. We go to Takashi often and it seems the same staff is waiting tables and bartending year after year. They are very knowledgeable and nice. The waiter Jake remembered the wine I had ordered about 6 mos ago. A few dishes that we highly recommend are the pork belly, the clay pot chicken, the asparagus and beet salad, and definitely the egg dessert (it is small but GREAT)! Be sure to try to little salad that comes with the pork belly - so tasty."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "With a name like "Takashi," I think we were expecting the food to be a lot more Japanese-inflected, but it turned out to be fairly American. Specifically, most of the dishes were heavy on cheese, cream and oil--all high quality, but not exactly sushi. Also a little salty for our taste. But the good wine helped, and since we were dining on a gift certificate, we can't complain. Great service, feels fancy without getting too pretentious. "
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "Takashi deserved it's Michelin star. This was a fantastic dining experience. The soba gnocchi with the scallops and parmesan foam was delicious. I thought my husband was going to lick his plates while eating the asparagus with beets. Chicken in clay pots was tender and savory, while the pork tenderloin in two ways provided amazing taste. We would definitely recommend this to our friends and return on future trips to Chicago. It's a must if you enjoy good food."
    Dined on 4/23/2014
  • "Impeccable service ,amazing food & romantic ambiance. Must try the Chef's Tasting Menu."
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "We have been here three times now, have had the tasting menu twice. This place is flawless and we've eaten everywhere, very good value too for the outstanding quality."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "My experience at Takashi was just a notch above disappointing. I've dinned at Slurping Turtle many time and have had nothing but a wonderful experience each time. I was very much looking forward to a wonderful dinner at Takashi but it fell short in a few ways. We ordered the Omakase menu with wine pairing. The amuse-bouche was fantastic, but then things basically went downhill from there. Each dish was visually presented within my expectations, but flavor of nearly all of the sauces and dishes seemed off or non-existent. With many of the dishes, I was expecting some amazing and interesting flavors, but was was not given that experience. After the meal, we actually went back to the menu to try the big eyed tuna. It was good but, not great."
    Dined on 4/5/2014