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Best Contemporary Asian Restaurants in Downtown / Loop

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A photo of Sunda New Asian – River North restaurant
4.6
Exceptional(7281)
Price: Expensive
• Contemporary asian • River North (Chicago)
Booked 88 times today
Located in the vibrant River North neighborhood, Sunda New Asian offers an extraordinary culinary journey through Contemporary Asian cuisine. The restaurant has been celebrated in multiple reviews for its skillful fusion of Japanese, Chinese, Korean, and Filipino cuisines. Notable dishes singled out for praise include Brussels sprouts, lumpia, lobster and wagyu sushi roll, chicken curry, oxtail pot stickers, cod fillet, and fried rice. Reviewers lauded their exceptional servers, who are knowledgeable and recommend a range of shareable dishes. The chic, contemporary ambiance adds to the overall dining experience. Despite some mentions of a slightly high noise level, Sunda New Asian stands out as a premier choice for high-end pan-Asian fare in downtown Chicago.
A photo of RAMEN-SAN - Lincoln Park restaurant
4.8
Exceptional(150)
Price: Moderate
• Contemporary asian • Lincoln Park
Booked 20 times today
RAMEN-SAN - Lincoln Park is a gem in the world of Asian cuisine. Applauded by many for its exceptional service and phenomenal food, it stands out as a preferred destination for ramen lovers. Their traditional pork ramen, described as having a "rich and flavorful" broth with pork that "literally melted in the mouth", has won the hearts of many patrons. The restaurant's commitment to quality is also evident in their appetizers; rave reviews have been written about their crispy chicken wings and edamame hummus. Whether it's their "amazing flavor", "quality ingredients", or "super friendly staff", RAMEN-SAN has undoubtedly carved its name as a top-notch provider of Asian cuisine.
A photo of RAMEN-SAN Whisky Bar - Fulton Market restaurant
4.8
Exceptional(702)
Price: Moderate
• Contemporary asian • West Loop
Booked 18 times today
RAMEN-SAN Whisky Bar - Fulton Market is highly praised for its excellent Japanese cuisine. Reviewers consistently applaud its outstanding service, great ambiance, and particularly its flavorful ramen. The ramen is described as "delicious," "tasty," and "amazing," highlighting the restaurant's dedication to the authenticity and quality of its dishes. Patrons also enjoyed additional menu items like karaage chicken and Chinese broccoli, expressing their satisfaction with the diverse options. The restaurant's vibrant vibe - marked by a '90s hip-hop playlist - adds to the overall dining experience. Customers are eager to return, underlining the restaurant's consistent success in delivering great food in a dynamic environment.
A photo of Holu - Chicago restaurant
4.7
Exceptional(511)
Price: Very Expensive
• Contemporary asian • China Town
Booked 3 times today
Holu in Chicago is revered for its exceptional Steakhouse cuisine. This Asian-fusion steakhouse serves top-quality cuts of meat, from Japanese Miyazaki A5 Kobe to Australian Wagyu, American Wagyu and USDA Prime dry aged. These are expertly prepared in front of customers, showcasing their high-quality dining experience. Many reviews praise Holu for exceeding all expectations: "By far the best steak I've ever had. The food just MELTS in your mouth", and "This place deserves its 'best steakhouse title' 100%". Customers are constantly delighted by the "impeccable service", "amazing intimate vibe", and "phenomenal" desserts. The popular "Carnivorous Spread" package, noted for being "fantastic and super valuable", adds to its charm as a top-tier fine dining Steakhouse.
A photo of Kapitan restaurant
4.6
Exceptional(22)
Price: Moderate
• Contemporary asian • Lincoln Park
Serving authentic heritage Peranakan cuisine right here in Chicago with weekly special Kuih - desserts.What is Peranakan cuisine?Peranakan cuisine or Nyonya cuisine comes from the Peranakans, descendants of early Chinese migrants who settled in Penang, Malacca, Singapore and Indonesia, inter-marrying with local Malays. In Baba Malay, a female Peranakan is known as a nonya (also spelled nyonya), and a male Peranakan is known as a baba. The cuisine combines Chinese, Malay, Javanese, South Indian, and other influences.The Peranakan cuisine embraces interracial, intercultural union which created the unique culture and cuisine known as Peranakan.
A photo of Serai restaurant
4.5
Awesome(188)
Price: Moderate
• Contemporary asian • Logan Square
Booked 3 times today
Serai – Malay for lemongrass – is a hardy plant that can grow in harsh environments, full of herbal properties, and ubiquitous in South East Asian cuisine.It's a unifying ingredient that connects all countries across the region, and adds that extra little kick to make a dish truly authentic. Also, it is the answer to your call for genuine South East Asian, Malaysian, cooking.Currently being cultivated in Logan Square, the delightful restaurant aims to bring to you the best of traditional regional food, with a focus on Malaysian fare – specialities like Char Koay Teow, Curry Laksa and Hainanese Chicken – at the hands of a passionate chef who lives to enhance his craft.
A photo of Raisu - Chicago restaurant
4.7
Exceptional(321)
Price: Expensive
• Contemporary asian • Irving Park
Booked 1 time today
Raisu, located in Chicago, is highly praised for its exemplary Japanese cuisine. Ensuring a delightful dining experience, the restaurant is appreciated for its exceptional quality of food and service. As a recurrent theme in the reviews, patrons extol the freshness of the sushi and the skill with which it is prepared, indicating a true adherence to authentic Japanese techniques. The "Omakase" and "Inferno Roll" have been particularly lauded. Patrons also value the extensive selection of Japanese beers and sake that perfectly complement the meals. Visitors' experiences are further elevated by the warm, accommodating staff and the restaurant's cosy and intimate ambience.
A photo of Raiz Kitchen + Sushi restaurant
4.7
Exceptional(54)
Price: Moderate
• Contemporary asian • Logan Square
Booked 1 time today
Raiz Kitchen + Sushi has consistently impressed its diners with its excellent sushi cuisine. Located in Logan Square, Chicago, Raiz has been described as an unassuming gem, offering a delectable sushi experience with a Latin twist. Its patrons highly commend the freshness and quality of the sushi, highlighting the restaurant's commitment to sourcing the best ingredients. This commitment is also evident in the innovative dishes they serve, such as rolls with black rice, which have garnered exceptional reviews. The restaurant's ambiance and decor have also been praised, and the outdoor patio is a crowd favorite. Whether it's a casual weekday lunch or a special anniversary dinner, Raiz Kitchen + Sushi promises a delightful culinary adventure.
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