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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

  • 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
  • "My friends and I were eagerly awaiting our reservation. The starters were pretty good but our main dish (chicken in a clay pot) was so salty that we couldn't even finish it. One of my friends had to take her rings off because it effected her that quickly. The server was friendly but not on top of things and very slow. She didn't even notice our uneaten food. The dessert was delicious. Unfortunate for Takashi, there are so many restaurants in Chicago that I feel confident in saying that we will not return to give them another shot."
    Dined on 8/19/2014
  • "We loved Takashi, and happily spent more than we expected! We ordered the Omakase for four - and it was brilliant. The chef was completely accommodating to the fact that one of our party doesn't eat gluten or dairy, and made her lovely special dishes with elements of what the rest of us were served. One tiny gripe, and that's that we felt a little "encouraged out" at the end of the night - about 9:45 on a Friday night, which seemed a bit early to be rushing us along. It wasn't egregious, but it was real. We were one of two remaining tables, and we were spending a ton, so I didn't like that much. But otherwise, lovely service, amazing food, a very special treat."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "We didn't know when we purchased a groupon for Takashi what an incredible restaurant this is! I can't believe that we had never been there before. The food was perfect, the server was knowledgeable and everyone was friendly. Can't wait to go back! And they do a special menu on Sunday that I can't wait to try!"
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "Everything was perfect. Tables were a bit close compromising the intimacy but overall the experience was amazing. Food was perfectly seasoned and portioned. Since this was my first visit I went with the tasting to get acclimated with the menu. The scallops, duck, and pork belly were delicious. Up there with the best I've had. Dress code ranges from business casual to casual chic so don't be worried. Total was around $200 for 2 with tip and no wine pairing."
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "We were a party of three and took the tasting menu option. It was a great experience. The food was excellent the course were the right portion and excellent."
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "This Japanese restaurant with the French influence makes for a very good combination. The crudo, bao, soup/noodles, & rice dish we had great. I highly recommend this restaurant. This was a lunch visit and looking forward to dinner next time I'm in Chicago."
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "Love this place. Been here half a dozen times. Only regret is outdoor space is tiny, but we snagged a table out there the other night, and it was so pleasant."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "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
  • "We went for dinner after having enjoyed the tapas/noodle brunch one Sunday. We opted for the 7-course omakase - staff was awesome/accommodating, the chef came out to say hello, and every bite was delicious. We chose the wine/sake pairings, and all of it was excellent. We felt full at the end, but not uncomfortably so, as the courses/pours were portioned well. My favorites included the crudo of baby octopus/hokkaido scallop and the egg dessert. My partner's favorites were the sauteed scallops and soba gnocchi and the Moroccan glazed duck. We paid a reasonable price for our meal, as well. We went early in the evening and received excellent service - everyone was incredibly attentive. All in all, a wonderful pick for a celebratory evening."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "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