Tatami
Tatami
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Tatami

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://tatamichicago.com/
  • Phone: 8479988887
  • Hours of Operation:

    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday: 4:30pm - 11:00pm, Saturday: 12:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 12:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Sushi, Japanese
  • Executive Chef: Joon Kim
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Chestnut
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Tatami
Whether you seek familiar sushi preparations, traditional Japanese cooking or unique and innovative contemporary cuisine that blends Asian and Western cooking styles, Tatami's seasonal cuisine, comfortable décor and knowledgeable service will provide you and your guests a dining experience that is both entirely satisfying and highly memorable.

Tatami delivers the concept of contemporary Japanese fine dining at its best leaving you with an experience that will have you coming back for more. Especially, Tatami's signature rolls are bound to please any crowd. Our chefs personally order the fish from overseas to deliver the freshest and tastiest for our customers. We deliver our best through our expert knowledge of sushi and by making it our personal goal to create satisfactory dishes for each of his customers. Accommodate your meal with full bar of red/white and sparkling wines, specialty Saketini and an array of imported Japanese beers, bottled premium sake and hot/cold sakes
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Tatami reviews from OpenTable diners
  • Great food. Terrible service.
    TwoGals
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    A girlfriend and I had a dinner date at Tatami on Valentine's Day 2014. We walked in and were seated right away however, didn't see a server until 20 minutes later. Then, the server told us that "his other servers didn't want to take any more tables so he could take our order in a few minutes". Okkkkkay? Our food took ages to arrive and our server was seldom seen. The food was very good. However, the service and level of professionalism was deplorable. I will say, it seemed that they didn't expect so many people and weren't prepared for the crowd. Either way, they need a little help on the hospitality end but the sushi was to die for and the spicy udon seafood soup was out of this world!
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  • Birthday dinner
    CJSophie
    Dined on 2/10/2014
    I recently booked a table for a party of 8 to celebrate a birthday at Tatami. We ordered an asssortment of speciality rolls, vegetable tempura and vegetable gyoza. Everything was delicious and the presentation was lovely. Be careful if you order the rolls that are described as spicy, they are actually very spicy. The service was slow initiallly but improved as the night went on. The dining area is tiny but it's warm and cozy and decorated nicely. I would return.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • North Suburban Gem
    SlainteVIP
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    This is a wonderful sushi restaurant in the burbs. The food is very flavorful and the presentations are especially appealing. Try the calamari appetizer. The dipping sauces beautifully compliment the lightly fried calamari. Yum!
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect
    angie
    Dined on 1/24/2014
    This place is great for anytime dining, dressed up or casual. The food is excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful Find in the 'Burbs
    SlainteVIP
    Dined on 1/3/2014
    My wife and I dined at Tatami's with another couple on a Friday evening due to OpenTable reviews I read. Nothing pretentious in this small, strip mall location, but what a delightful, friendly restaurant serving excellent Japanese food with gracious service. If you like calamari, the appetizer with two sauces is delicious, as were the salads and soup. My wife and one friend split sushi rolls, her husband a cucumber dish, while I savored the teriyaki salmon, which has an interesting, flavorful side of white rice. Portions are generous and the presentation of the food is very nice. We all plan to dine at Tatami's again soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never disappointed
    Lori
    Dined on 11/30/2013
    This was my fourth or fifth time at Tatami, and it was great as always. The yellowtail ponzu was great, super fresh. Our group of three got that and five Maki rolls. I always enjoy the crab crunch, and the Fire Dragon lived up to its name. There were no leftovers, that was for sure!
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I've been eating at Tatami
    jageorgieva
    Dined on 11/8/2013
    I've been eating at Tatami for almost two years now, and have found that they are consistently good on every front. Service is always polite and attentive without being pushy. The uni shooters are fantastic and I always start my meal with one. Their rolls are really fantastic, balancing elements like spicy, salty, texture and portion. My husband loves their maki. Personally, I always go for sashimi when I eat at Tatami. The fish is always fresh, has fantastic texture and is served at the proper temperature for maximum flavor. The ambience is very relaxed and sleek. I always recommend Tatami and will continue to eat there.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Go to Tatami!
    TonyVIP
    Dined on 10/16/2013
    We've been there several times and will return again. The menu is extensive enough to keep us from getting bored as we work our way through it. Very friendly and helpful staff.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tatami draws aces in consistency
    jageorgieva
    Dined on 8/27/2013
    I've been eating at Tatami for almost two years now, and have found that they are consistently good on every front. Service is always polite and attentive without being pushy. The uni shooters are fantastic and I always start my meal with one. Their rolls are really fantastic, balancing elements like spicy, salty, texture and portion. My husband loves their maki. Personally, I always go for sashimi when I eat at Tatami. The fish is always fresh, has fantastic texture and is served at the proper temperature for maximum flavor. The ambience is very relaxed and sleek. I always recommend Tatami and will continue to eat there.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful meal!!!
    SarapbaVIP
    Dined on 8/2/2013
    We got there late. Food was excellent, service was great! Would definitely recommend & go back to this place :)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love their maki rolls!
    Carrie
    Dined on 7/30/2013
    Small place with attentive service and plenty of selection of sushi, rolls and traditional Japanese fare. It was a little tough to find because of the construction on Waukegan Road, but worth it.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food....so so service
    Dickie
    Dined on 7/30/2013
    The sushi is good, the waitress tried to hard to push drinks, the chef's are cranky. Not sure why Sushi chef's in general aren't a little more fun and personable. They should be engaging and helpful, but they usually treat you like they are doing you a favor by preparing your food instead of thankful you are dining there.
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  • "Modern" Sushi
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 6/22/2013
    High quality traditional sushi, maki, and sashimi combined with selections that include ingredients such as jalapeno, avocado, and cilantro.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • no special treat
    brendaVIP
    Dined on 6/14/2013
    When I made the reservation, it had asked for special comment and I told them it was our anniversary and nothing was given to us as a special treat.......
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • An old favorite
    BrendanVIP
    Dined on 5/18/2013
    We really enjoy Tatami and they've added free miso soup to their list of reasons you'll want to eat here. There is some room for improvement, though. First, they did not have brown rice available when we went, which was disappointing. Second, their all-you-can-eat Maki special ends way too early (5:30). Third, we wish they'd open up for lunch again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We have been there several
    joyceb
    Dined on 4/7/2013
    We have been there several times. The food is always good. The restaurant is very small so when dining in the evening a reservation is a good idea. This time we came for lunch and it was empty. Food was still amazing and the service was wonderful. I love this small neighborhood find.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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  • Excellent food. One of my
    Gordy
    Dined on 4/6/2013
    Excellent food. One of my favorite sushi restaurants
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    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good sushi... Atmosphere too mellow
    MB27VIP
    Dined on 3/30/2013
    Sushi was very good and service was just ok. The main thing is the atmosphere - it's a very pretty place but there is no energy and its so quiet? We went with our kids and even for a kid dinner it was too mellow and quiet? They need music!
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    kid-friendly
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  • Excellent Place
    JRose
    Dined on 1/26/2013
    Really, really good place. Enjoyed the sushi I had here very much, as well as the dessert. Just a really, really nice place. It's kind of nondescript in appearance, but it's well worth the trip. A quality place to be sure, and nice and quiet, so you can actually hear across the table. Also had a really lovely waitress who served us perfectly. I'll definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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  • Delish!!!!! The cooks are
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 1/9/2013
    Delish!!!!! The cooks are actually japanese so you know it's authentic
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, hot spot
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  • Service was excellent. Sushi
    foodeaterVIP
    Dined on 1/7/2013
    Service was excellent. Sushi was perfect and delicious. Enjoyed salmon for the entree. Will be back again.
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  • Hidden in a small mall, this
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/4/2012
    Hidden in a small mall, this was a most enjoyable find. The services was attentive and helpful, the decoration tasteful and upbeat but with a definite oriental flair. The sushi was wonderful and the recommendations from the staff most helpful. Our waiter definitely knew the menu and listened to our questions. Will definitely return in the future.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic
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  • It took forever to get our
    charlieVIP
    Dined on 11/16/2012
    It took forever to get our food, but they made up for it by comping a glass of wine. When the food finally arrived, it was absolutely great!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The experience at Tatami was
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 10/26/2012
    The experience at Tatami was OK. The only blemish is OpenTable refusing to give me my points for fullfilling a reservation. I have a hard time understanding your justification for lying.
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  • This is our second time dining
    joyceb
    Dined on 10/14/2012
    This is our second time dining at Tatami. Food is reasonably priced. Presentation is great. Food tastes wonderful and is close by. Don't forget to make reservations. The restaurant is very small but worth the wait.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food was outstanding! Great
    emilyVIP
    Dined on 10/2/2012
    Food was outstanding! Great drink specials all day long!
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    fit for foodies, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I bought the Groupon because
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/25/2012
    I bought the Groupon because I had plans to travel to Japan, but wanted to get a taste of their cuisine before I traveled. I didn't make it in before I left, but I'm certainly glad I used the Groupon. The food was outstanding. We started with the asparagus and beef appetizer which was wonderful. I had the Pork Kat Su and my boyfriend had the King Kong Maki. Both plates were empty by the end of the meal. For dessert we shared the Chocolate Duo Mousse. It was just the right size and smooth, creamy and very light. We would go back and I have already suggested it to someone who works in the area.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I love Tatami. Such great
    Chicagoguy55
    Dined on 8/25/2012
    I love Tatami. Such great food and service. My wife and I have eaten here more than any other restaurant in the suburbs.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We love Tatami. It may not
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 8/10/2012
    We love Tatami. It may not be the best sushi in Chicagoland, but it's the best sushi in Glenview. Innovative rolls, clean decor, friendly service.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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  • The rolls were very fresh
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/29/2012
    The rolls were very fresh and delicious. Salmon terriyaki was pretty presentation. Loved the cucumber lollipops.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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  • The waitress asked how everything
    joanbee
    Dined on 6/29/2012
    The waitress asked how everything was. I told her that my chicken breast was a little dry, altho tasty, and she said she would tell the chef. I never heard anything more from the waitress, the chef, or anyone, and there was no mention of anything more, nor any notation on the bill. But the food is beautifully presented, and everything else was very good.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Chicago-quality dining and service.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/26/2012
    Service was excellent and went beyond our expectations. We brought our 2 young children and the server gave us a cup of ice cubes along with the Miso soup for our 2-year-old to cool down the soup for him. The server also gave us kid-chopsticks. All this without us asking. This is rare. The food was excellent. We had the sushi and chicken dish. The ambiance is reminicent of a classy restaurant in the Uptown or Andersonville area of Chicago. All this, and you dont even have to worry about parking! I like that. I would recommend and go back.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
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  • A quieter, more comfortable
    RonF
    Dined on 6/21/2012
    A quieter, more comfortable version of Kansaku, its sister restaurant in Evanston. Nigiri was of high quality, hand rolls were creative and tasty, and my wife had one of the best lychee martinis of her life. This is top notch dining in Glenview, and we cannot figure out why it wasn't packed on a Thursday night. Service was excellent, and between the calm and comfort, we are certain to be back!
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    neighborhood gem
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  • We went for a lunch on a Sunday
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 6/17/2012
    We went for a lunch on a Sunday early afternoon - two adults and two teenage kids. Very fresh food, every meal was excellent, reasonable prices. It was quiet, only a couple of tables filled. The place does not jump out, but one of the few good sushi places around open for lunch on Sunday.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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  • The food was excellent. Our
    Satisfied
    Dined on 6/16/2012
    The food was excellent. Our sushi was very fresh and made very quickly and oh so tasty. The bomba was just fantastic. Definitely will go back.
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    neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The service was deplorable
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 6/12/2012
    The service was deplorable due to the confusion of the wait staff. The waiter came back to our table 3 times to confirm our order plus one additional time saying the fish that was ordered was bad and we should change our order. When our modified order was brought to the table, the items delivered were not on the original order or the modified order because the waiter did not load the order correctly into the computer system. When the bill came items were included that were included in the cost of the meal (e.g., rice). The waiter said that we should reduce that item cost from the tip instead of her correcting the bill. There is no excuse for such bad service since there was only one other couple in the restaurant.
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  • Good food and service!
    Roohoo
    Dined on 6/11/2012
    Great sushi, wonderful service! Great spot for the neighborhood located in a strip mall - unless you know about it, there's no way you'd find it, unfortunately.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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  • Food was great. The sushi
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/8/2012
    Food was great. The sushi was not the best I've had, but still on a decent quality level. Presentation was nice. The restaurant was very accommodating to having two toddlers with us. The service was good, but the waitress did not speak English very well. It was a bit difficult communicating a change in a roll we wanted (wanted seaweed instead of rice paper). Definitely will be back.
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    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Just the right amount of exotic
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/1/2012
    Just the right amount of exotic variety and traditional options to satisfy foodies and sushi lovers. The prices are reasonable with generous portions. Great for sharing. Everything was very fresh. The ambiance was a little lack-luster--like they just moved in, but it has potential. I would recommend that that wait staff know the menu...waiters should be able to answer questions about the menu items. The location was convenient and the place was small enough that you were able to get personal attention without feeling cramped. I would definitely recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, great for lunch
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  • As a former West coaster,
    Scottie233
    Dined on 5/26/2012
    As a former West coaster, I am always leery of sushi in the Mid-west. Tatami's food is fresh, beautifully prepared and presented, and as good as any in San Francisco or LA. The service is attentive and reserved at the same time. I've been twice now, and both times were excellent experiences.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet