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About Kohan Japanese Restaurant

Kohan on Maxwell is more than a sushi restaurant-it's an integral part of the neighborhood. "Our patrons treat us like we are part of their family," General Manager Steve Ko explains. "We try to do the same for them. Finer food with a friendly approach is our restaurant's main goal." Furthermore, though the sushi could be considered among the best in Chicago, the menu offers a creative and diverse selection for everyone. There is a variety of fresh sashimi and nigiri plates for the sushi fanatics, while the new Asian tapas plates offer a plethora of flavors to those not quite ready to take on raw sushi. The bite sized portions offer a variety of choices for every taste. There are always daily drink specials and Kohan is available for catering or on-site parties. So sit back, relax, and enjoy a five star quality meal and service at a reasonable price.

730 W. Maxwell Street
Chicago, IL 60607
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Sushi, Japanese

Hours of Operation:

Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30AM - 3:00PM
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00PM - 11:00PM
Friday - Saturday: 5:00PM - 12:00AM
Sunday: 4:00PM - 10:00PM

Cross Street:
Halstead Street

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(312) 421-6254

Website:
http://www.kohanchicago.com/

Entertainment:
Private party up to 150 is available with DJ or Live music and dance. Must have reservation 2 weeks before.

Catering:
Please contact manager about catering. 1.847.769.4476 Steve Ko

Parking Details:
on south west corner of Union and Maxwell, only $2.00 for 2 and 1/2 hours, Parking garage available.

Executive Chef:
Sebastian

Private Party Facilities:
Please contact manager, Steve Ko. 1.847.769.4476

Private Party Contact:
Steve Ko: (847) 769-4476

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Kohan Japanese Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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4.2

Overall Rating

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food

4.2

service

4.3

ambience

3.8

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (40)
Fit for Foodies (25)
Good for Groups (18)
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Great for Lunch (11)
Special Occasion (10)
Kid-friendly (9)
Romantic (8)
Late-night Find (7)
Hot Spot (4)
Great for Outdoor Dining (4)
Great for Brunch (3)
Casual (2)
Cozy (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Authentic (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Creative Cuisine (1)
Good for a Date (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Great food, nice people.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on May 24, 2017

Waitress was very, very nice ( hence the rating) I was the only customer ( late lunch@4:00pm). Tables were clean. Music was awful. Lobster tail was incinerated- texture like rubber and completely dried out)
Vegetable tempura was soggy. The dipping sauce was good. I went to wash my hands as the food was arriving, and soon realized that they did not have any soap in the ladies bathroom. Think about that.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 21, 2017

They have great sushi and the love boat entree was perfect for 2 if are not into sushi but still want to be part of the group

Tags: Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Chicago)·Dined on June 18, 2016

Delicious sushi and noodles plus great staff !

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 (Chicago)·Dined on May 21, 2016

We had the veggie tempura appetizer which was excellent. We had the chicken teriyaki for dinner which was also very good.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on April 9, 2016

Nice clean place with great service and food. Ambience was calm and quiet. Great for a date where you can have a conversation without having to shout to one another.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined on April 2, 2016

Amazing food!!

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on March 10, 2016

I just love Steve's passion for service and great food.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 31, 2015

The service was outstanding. The staff at Kohan were very welcoming and attentive. I was very impressed!

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on April 4, 2015

The absolute best Sushi in Chicago!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 24, 2015

Amazing food, but the interior does not give a hint of that. Great variety of dishes though!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 7, 2014

The people who work at Kohan are the sweetest people you will ever meet. They really care about their customers. When you walk in, they give you some soup on the house too! This is by far one of my favorite restaurants and it's the warming staff and the tasty and beautiful food that do it!!! You would be crazy not to love it!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Kid-friendly, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 20, 2014

I've been eating at Kohan since it opened, and I have never been disappointed by the quality of the food or the friendliness of the service. The staff is very kind and always happy make recommendations, encouraging me to try dishes that I might not otherwise order.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined on May 13, 2014

Great sushi. This restaurant is tucked away on a cobbled street. Parking is only two dollars in the evening. Excellent.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 25, 2013

My boyfriend and I found this place off of Open Table. I was nervous that it was going to be a place full of college kids with mediocre sushi. I am happy to report that my original feelings were incredibly wrong. The staff was so friendly and explained the menu for us. We ordered the shrimp dumplings- SO GOOD-, the W3, and another roll that I can't remember the name of. Our order also came with miso soup which was a nice touch. The food was incredible! My boyfriend also enjoyed trying different Japanese beers, which he thought was a cool experience. I will definitely be going back. Their lunch specials look like an amazing deal, so hopefully I can try one of those soon!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 8, 2013

Four of us went to Kohan for my husband's birthday. A few of us wanted sushi and the kids wanted steak habachi. Mr. Kim was very entertaining at the habachi grill, and the filet was great.
We also had the W3! roll - it was literally on fire! and helped the lemon infuse its taste into the roll!
The Bibimbap with kimchee and beef was tasty too.
We will be back, as the service was friendly, and the food preparation was very nice and tasty.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly
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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 13, 2013

We chose this restaurant by viewing neighborhoods close to United Center on Open Table. The food was excellent and all of the staff we interacted with were friendly and attentive. The street it is located on is very quaint. I would definitely recommend this restaurant to anyone. Great find!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 22, 2013

Great sushi gem with very pleasant staff and reasonable pricing.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 28, 2012

Decent but not great. While the free Korean appetizers were generous, the three different items tasted too similar. A prominent spot on the inside of the menu lists substitutions and their costs, including -$2 if you leave avocado off your sushi roll. I ordered two rolls without avocado, a total of $22, but was informed that this discount only applied to those rolls on that page (not stated, and it's two facing pages of rolls.) I was a bit irked by that. Music was schizophrenic, chairs were a "hip" leather design with torn seat slats. My Faye's kimchi stew was not very authentic in ingredients.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on August 17, 2012

I had sushi the time I went, which was great. What interests me about Kohan even more is that I discovered that Kohan offers a wide selection of Korean food. Korean food is a bit of a rarity in Chicago - at least near downtown - but it is great and Kohan's offerings looked enticing. They even have in-table grills! I'm excited to go back.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on May 11, 2012

The management at the restaurant was so nice and interactive with us. We were able to make a 11:30 pm reservation. The food and service was amazing! This is my new sushi spot.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 25, 2012

We ordered a ton of items and everything was super delicious.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on December 1, 2011

We feel like we want to give the restaurant another chance. Food and Service were good, but, there was a private party doing Karaoke and it was tough to have a conversation because it was so loud. Being a Chicago lifer, it was very nice to see how the maxwell street neighborhood has completely transformed. Was good enough to deserve another chance and we certainly will be coming back to a new found neighborhood with a college like vibe.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 11, 2011

The food was great and the service was awesome. The house saki was one step from hot tea, but they have quite a few to choose from. I will be back soon.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 11, 2011

Food was very disappointing. Went there because it claimed to have Japanese teppan cooking, but they did not cook the food at the table. The tempura was tasteless. Not many customers there, so don't think it is very popular....

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