Nabuki

4.8
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$30 and under
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Japanese
Located in historic downtown Hinsdale. Chef Juan and Nabuki are committed to creating edible art. Offering a fusion of innovate dishes. Chef Juan exhibits his mastery of the art of Sushi by creating traditional Japanese dishes with a Latin flare.
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.9
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4.7
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4.4
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SR
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great I love it!

S
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great seating options (high top bar, booth, sushi bar or table). The service was outstanding. We liked that our server knew the menu and made excellent recommendations from the nights specials and dinner menu. The wine pour was generous. The best part...the fresh sushi rolls that were some of the best we’ve ever had. We will be back!

KA
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious!! Love the atmosphere/vibe.
Will definitely be back!!

Y
Jackson Hole
57 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

On a snowy night we made our way to Nabuki. The warmth of the space and a good cocktail got us warmed up. We thoroughly enjoyed our sushi rolls and the warm service.

SW
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Always love this restaurant. Wish they would figure out their problems with the slow kitchen and the noise level.

Really wish they would figure out a good carry out service - it takes forever to get food, and it can be a few hours. I’d do the carry out way more often if it was reasonable time frames!

OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasure

EP
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing staff, great food and fantastic chef

k
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful meal. Staff was great! Will definitely go back.

UW
Chicago
34 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

25th Birthday

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

We absolutely love this restaurant. We’ve been many times; however, I bit down on shell in my king crab sashimi and my husband had to excuse himself to use the bathroom over a pice of nagiri with skin and bones. Tonight was a disappointment.

Y
Jackson Hole
58 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The 7 of us gathered before our college kids headed back and we had a wonderful time celebrating at Nabuki. We had great drinks and we always have our favorites such as Nabu, Ika salad and fatty tuna with a few add on, all so delicious!!

D
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

This place is not as good as it used to be.
Put us in the back room that’s awful poorly decorated dosn’t look like it belongs to the restaurant
Food was not great, they were out of lettuce wraps
Waitress was fair at best.
We will not be back

OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

God is always great and the server had some nice recommendations also

D
Chicago
49 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service2ambience2

One of the best sushi spots in the western suburbs. Located right in downtown Hinsdale, but the atmosphere and decor are nothing special. Also things can be VERY slow as they do a lot of takeout.

S
Chicago
50 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always ...... so fresh, so good. We were feeling it for something different after the holidays ...... we got it.

MA
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Out of what I came for. . Service slow

MD
Chicago
114 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

We came here for dinner on Saturday heading back home from the city. We were shown to a table in direct line to the front door in a banquette booth. With the colder weather, I was in direct line of the cold air coming in through the front door every time someone came in. Also, we were sat next to a couple tables with children and that was distracting to our conversation as they were in constant motion and dropping food all over the floor. As a matter of fact, when the manager came by after they left to clean up we each gave each other a look of what a mess. Our server was Peter and he was attentive, provided good service and recommendations of items on and off the menu. My husband had a white Pinot noir that was very good, and I had a grapefruit cocktail that was refreshing and delicious. We started out with the special crab wrapped in tuna appetizer and shishito peppers. Other items we ordered were the tuna tartare with caviar and quail egg, the hamachi with chopped octopus on top, unagi, and a spicy tuna maki. All the fish was very fresh and everything we had was delicious. The food here is definitely on the pricey side. We’ve dined here before and we will be back again. We don’t go here often because of the price and we have a place close to our house that is just as good and innovative with lower pricing.

KC
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience3

We have gone to this restaurant multiple times a month since it opened - maybe we hit them on a bad night. But it was a poor experience from the moment we walked in the door. Which isn't great since this is not a value-driven restaurant. Made a reservation well in advance and asked, as I always do, for specific table options as they like to squeeze three of us around a two-top which doesn't work. We got there and they'd given our table to someone else (two people while we were three) and had us sit at the bar, saying they said they thought we requested the bar. They just didn't read the notes. The table opened up and I asked to be moved, and the host argued that someone else had a reservation and they were there and ready to sit, to which I responded mine was first and I had already been there. Not sure why it was an argument. They sat us, and it only got worse with the table service. Waiter was also new and overwhelmed. It was an hour before we got our first dishes, and they were bland compared to the usual. IT was a slow(er) roll from there. In all we wound up being there for two hours when we should have been out of there in half that time for what we ordered. Hope it was just a fluke. Doesn't help that they had so many new staff there. And if they're understaffed then they should limit the number of reso's coming in.

JS
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good comes out as it is ready, which we loved! Everything was amazing and we cannot wait to go back for more!

JO
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have dined at Nabuki several times and I have never been disappointed. You will spend some money
but the quality of the food and wine is top notch. Thus, although it is somewhat expensive, it is a
good value.

OT
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

This is not my first time at Nabuki and it’s actually my favorite spot for Sushi but this time I was a little disappointed for several reasons... food took more than an hour to be ready and it didn’t come out at the same time so by the time the last one of us got the food the other two were already done eating. On top of that they brought us the wrong order so we had to wait even longer to get the right one. They fixed the problem and took the roll off the check but my guest was very disappointed. The noise was unbearable but luckily they were able to find a table for us in the back room. I will be going back because honestly I’ve always been happy with Nabuki and I’m sure this was just a one time accident.

JR
Chicago
33 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful evening. Tried a few new dishes that were outstanding. Never been disappointed. Excellent service as usual. My fave!!!!

EP
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

every time we go there, we are always blown away. Halina B, our server is the BEST. very knowledgeable, and professional.

AC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing rolls, soups and salads and our kids love it too.

OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food. Nice service. Evening was very relaxed.

CJ
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

I love this restaurant! The only complaint I have from this visit was that despite the restaurant being almost completely empty, we were seated at a tiny table by the kitchen. Weird.

N
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience1

The sushi is decent but the place is loud and crowded, and the seating is uncomfortable.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time was had by all. Had some repeat and some newbies. Food was amazing as always - The Tower was incredible. Will be back again and again.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall3food5service3ambience5

Service was very slow.

AF
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Consistently delicious, Nabuki has become our family's go-to birthday dinner celebration. The kids love the sushi and the dessert celebration at the end is extra special. We are making wonderful memories here!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best sushi I’ve ever had

AM
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

This was our second visit to Nabuki and their sushi is some of THE BEST the suburbs have to offer especially having been spoiled for 10+ years living in downtown Chicago. We were a bit disappointed in the way they handle their reservations. We had a 7:15 and were waiting for our table when a party of 3 with a 7:30 reservation was seated before us, and then another party of 2 arrived for their 7:15 reservation and were seated before us after we had already been waiting 10-15 minutes. When we asks the hosts why this happened, they just said “YOUR table isn’t ready yet,” when we had made no special seating request and were clearly there well before all of the others. The restaurant understandably gets busy on a Friday night but the staff was easily overwhelmed by it all.

VL
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Juan is amazing. Every dish we had was great. We didn’t eat one thing that we didn’t like. The sea bass tacos are so good and so is the toro.

RS
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food & service, convenient to where I live

CK
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Would have preferred if children were not seated in the bar/dining area.

NO
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

My bride and I enjoy Nabuki a lot. We’ve moved here from living in the Caribbean and really like their fish. The service is always good. Our only issue is trust with the bill. Each of the last 3 times we’ve been there, we’ve had at least an extra drink or food item added to our tab. We return for the food and service and certainly hope it’s a honest mistake, but it does have us guarded.

D
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful evening!

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always have a great experience here!

AB
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

I test the caliber of a Sushi restaurant by ordering fatty salmon sashimi. The shashimi was well diluted and had lost it taste some.

Service was slow.

AP
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Food is always excellent, tried some new rolls and ordered some off menu. nabuki is always accommodating. Our server must have been very busy, we had to look for her a few times and even went to the bar once to grab a drink. We weren’t in any hurry so it wasn’t a huge issue