Kamehachi of Tokyo - Wells Street

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$30 and under
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Sushi
Serving Chicago since 1967, Kamehachi of Tokyo offers the finest sushi, teriyaki, tempura & noodle dishes.
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OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was super quick service and delicious food!

n
Chicago
45 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kamahachi is a local favorite for Japanese food. It has an extensive menu, the food is always fresh, and the service is impeccable. It is a nicely appointed space, suitable for quiet conversation. I have been there many times over the years, and the quality and experience has been consistently excellent. It is also affordable.

j
Milwaukee
8 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was good!! Service was good! I would definitely go back!

OT
Chicago
73 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We started off with the Gyoza, then we had the Kamasu Ichiyaboshi and Kanpachi. For entrees Laura had the Kamehachi salad, and I had the Yaki Udon. All were excellent, and served in a timely manner.

OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience3

The last time we went we had the omakase, or at least their version of it and the sushi wasn’t bad! This time we had the normal menu items and the hamachi carpaccio was tough and cut too thick, the Rock shrimp was not crisp and the shrimp was tiny, and the Spicy Tuna Deluxe Deluxe was like eating a roll made out of baby food! I’m just hoping Monday night is just not the night to go to Kamehachi on Wells! You can do better!

JB
Chicago
61 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Beautiful restaurant, very good service. Food was good, but nothing out of the ordinary.

Q
Indiana
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A last minute decision for sushi and this place was incredible. It was an open layout yet felt intimate and cozy. I went on a Sunday afternoon and it was great. The sushi was fresh and the service was outstanding. I can’t wait to return!

ML
New England
8 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The price is good but maybe is holiday the quality of the food is just average. Fried oyster three pieces costed $10 but two of them size like a quarter.
One waitresses. Hope is better after the holiday.

PB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Must have been fish leftover from the weekend as our sushi was terrible. We could smell it the minute they put it on the table. Not a good experience at all.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food4service3ambience4

Good food good wine nice environment

OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and ambiance

c
Chicago
28 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

I hadn’t been here since they moved from the old location. Interior is modern and attractive. Server was pleasant and attentive. Edamame was excellent. Spicy deluxe tuna roll was delicious as was the special roll. Hamachi sashimi was artfully presented and tender.

AB
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and atmosphere. Will add this to the list of favorite sushi spots!

TF
New Mexico
38 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We have limited access to sushi where we live so every time we're in Chicago in the Old Town area we eat at Kamehachi. It's a lovely setting with quality food. Try it the next time you're in Chicago - even if you're not in Old Town it's easy to get to.

L
Chicago
32 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Place is outstanding. Food decor and service were all spot on. Get the salmon! Can’t wait to return.

l
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Good selection of different dishes. I had salmon with ponzu sauce but the sauce was a bit heavy, as I expected much lighter one. Agedashi tofu was yummy.

JC
Chicago
29 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fresh sushi and sashimi great service

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything I remember it being. Food was delicious as usual and service was spot on.

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

I’ve eaten at Kamahachi before and have to say this round of Nigiri and the final hand roll was the best I’ve had there.
Very fresh and well presented.

R
Chicago
52 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Loved sitting outside on a beautiful day. The churashi was incredibly fresh and the rice very tasty. A little pricey for lunch but so good. I don’t want discounted raw fish so I really shouldn’t complain!

OT
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience4

Really wanted to like this place because of its location and convenience to my boyfriend’s new apartment. The location and ambience are basically the only things we enjoyed (which is saying a lot because my boyfriend and I are not very picky). The night started with a hectic hostess who seemed very frazzled. The restaurant was NOT packed nor were there any large parties- they seemed very disorganized. She took us to our table and my plate was dirty so we asked our waitress for a new one (which she never brought). We ordered shortly after sitting down and the chicken teriyaki came out quickly- within 15 minutes. Then we waited for our sushi- we ordered 3 simple rolls. It took OVER AN HOUR to get 3 mediocre sushi rolls. Not once during our wait did our waitress check up on us - we had to flag her down to get an update on when the sushi
would be ready to which she responded “yeah everyone’s asking about that”. Finally, about an hour and 15 minutes later, we get our sushi and one of the rolls had a HAIR on it. I didn’t enjoy either of my rolls which was very disappointing. Overall, I would not recommend this place- we are very disappointed and won’t be coming back.

MD
Richmond
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Second time here. First time it was packed and we had great service and food was very good. Second time it was good until the 2nd half of our dinner, where we realized on 3 different occasions our waiter either forgot to submit a selection or picked up a selection late and presented it at room temp. We went there Sunday 9/1 and it was not overly busy. We were very disappointed.

HB
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing!!! Best sushi I have eaten. Very gracious and welcoming. Will definitely return.

DA
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience2

The service was incredibly poor, it might as well be a self service restaurant. It took the waiter 10 minutes to come to the table and after we ordered it took another 40 minutes for the food to be delivered and the waiter was nonexistent for the rest of the dinner. This used to be a good place at a premium price. Now, it ranks among the worst sushi places in get city. Stay away would be my recommendation.

i
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great meal. Top notch service. A favorite place to dine.

JC
Chicago
29 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Service and food very good— nice menu

J
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall4food3service1ambience2

Service is slipping. Too noisy with the comedy show upstairs.

SN
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Celebrating graduations and enjoyed exceptional sushi. Appetizers of miso soup and shrimp dumplings were also good.

n
Chicago
46 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of the best Japanese restaurants in Chicago, and we go there every month or so. Extensive selections and the chefs are flexible about preparations. It is quiet, informal, so is a good place to meet friends for a quiet dinner. The service is consistently good. Prices are about average for sushi and other dishes.

Y
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I brought a friend to get our Sushi fix. Everything was wonderful. Shockingly, we found out our friend had not been to the restaurant since they moved from the corner of Schiller and Wells Streets. Made for all of us to get meet here again, soon.

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great will go there often.

CG
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall3food5service4ambience3

Excellent food. Service is a bit slow. The restaurant is too loud.

OT
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall2food1service1ambience3

My first experience at Kamehaci was an overall great experience. The sushi was fresh, server was personable, and atmosphere was enjoyable. However, when I went for the second time, my experience was much different and changed my opinion on the restaurant. The sushi was one of the worst I’ve had- very dry and not fresh. We informed the waiter of this and he did nothing about it and said “that’s the way it’s supposed to taste”. The waiter was overall not welcoming and his service was not great. Not sure if I will ever go back.

OT
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food & drinks were great and our waiter was outstanding.

n
Chicago
46 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of the best Japanese restaurants in Chicago. The prices are reasonable, and there is an extensive menu and drinks list. The room is quiet and pleasant, and the waitstaff are good without being intrusive. I have been going there for years, and consider it a highlight of Lincoln Park/Old Town.

OT
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great sushi! Chicken teriyaki sauce not great and a little dry. Staff friendly and fast!

TM
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The gentleman at the hostess stand (I believe the manager) was great. I’ve been there plenty of times and his personal touches are always recognized.
Michael

A
Chicago
74 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Spicy tuna deluxe and spicy salmon deluxe both with black rice were delicious!

M
Chicago
54 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Kamehachi is consistent when it comes to food but not service. We were seated promptly at our reservation time . The members of our party were very satisfied with their dinner choices . Definitely go there.

OT
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great meal!! We loved the service, our waiter Yord was fantastic!