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About Nabuki

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.

18 East First Street
Hinsdale, IL 60521
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Japanese, Sushi

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm

Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Friday & Saturday 5:00pm -10:00pm
Sunday: 5:00pm - 8:00pm

Cross Street:
Garfield and First Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(630) 654-8880

Website:
http://www.nabukihinsdale.com/

Parking Details:
Street parking is available... Parking meters must be paid until 5pm. There is also a parking located directly behind Nabuki it is considered a pay lot until 5pm.

Public Transit:
BNSF Metra Hinsdale stop.

Executive Chef:
Juan Perez

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Nabuki Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.8

service

4.4

ambience

4.3

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

98% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (14)
Bar Seating (13)
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Neighborhood Gem (11)
Good for Birthdays (11)
Fun (10)
Hot Spot (10)
Fit for Foodies (10)
Good for Anniversaries (9)
Casual (9)
People Watching (8)
Worth the Drive (8)
Handcrafted Cocktails (7)
Great for Lunch (7)
Healthy (7)
Authentic (6)
Business Meals (6)
Cozy (5)
Good for Groups (5)
Happy Hour (5)
Special Occasion (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Romantic (4)
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Spicy (2)
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Comfort Food (1)
Disabled Access (1)
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Live Sports (1)
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 3 days ago

Excellent Sushi

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Great food, service, portions, and value. It is a smaller place so the noise level was pretty loud the night we went. We will certainly be back

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Excellent top quality sushi. Uni was as good as downtown.

Tags: People Watching
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Very fresh sushi. The ambiance was very welcoming and comfortable. Everything was excellent!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Cozy, Afternoon Tea, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Fun, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 31, 2017

The food was outstanding but the service...not so much.
The server was very nice but everything was SO slow. It took so long to get our food. Never came back to see if we needed anything. No refills on drinks.
The place is small, cramped and very loud. It's a good thing the food out weighs the negatives.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Nabuki is always outstanding! Yesterday it was a bit noisy but I guess it was because of the Cubs game...

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Excellent food but very pricey. It’s slightly cramped in the restaurant but still a great place to celebrate.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Gluten Free Options
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Am a regular here. Typically there 1 to 2 times / month since it opened. Sushi is fantastic. Creative and exceptionally fresh. Service has always been spotty... management has gone downhill with each new manager. Fortunately the food has not. They totally dropped the ball on a dual 13th birthday dinner. Very disappointing!!!!!!!!! The food is so good it’s worth overlooking the negatives. It’s very expensive but I’d rather pay more for quality!!

Tags: Kid-friendly, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, People Watching, Romantic, Bar Seating, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Healthy, Business Meals, Authentic, Casual, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Always love the chefs signature rolls. A local favorite!

Tags: Live Sports, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 7, 2017

I went to Nabuki with my two high school-aged daughters. When we were seated, I noticed a chip in my plate. Not a good sign for any restaurant. Also, the chair I sat in was unstable and rocked back & forth, which was annoying, too. The sushi and appetizers were "meh." We ordered edamame, miso soup, & spring rolls (which surprisingly fried & not in roll form) for appetizers. For our sushi, we ordered the California roll, the salmon roll, the tuna roll, the King Crab roll, and the Philadelphia roll. All were decent, but not earth-shattering. Not sure if I would return or not. This is probably the best sushi you'll find in the Western suburbs, but for the best sushi, you have to head downtown.

Tags: Hot Spot, People Watching, Bar Seating, Happy Hour
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 6, 2017

love the restaurant. The wait staff is excellent especially Sharon, the bar tender/wait staff in the bar. She remembers all her clients and has a smile on her face. I especially love the gal who buses tables who can hold about 20 martini glasses in two hands!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Bar Seating, People Watching, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Sharon ROCKS! Always terrific cocktails and outstanding recommendations.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Quick Bite, Happy Hour
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 4, 2017

The best sushi in the Chicagoland area! Service is impeccable.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 30, 2017

As always the food was delicious and the service outstanding. AJ went above and beyond, even finding my husband as he stepped outside for a minute to ask him a question about his order. Absolutely awesome, a wonderful dining experience.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Ladies night out in a Friday Although I've been there on a weekend night with the ladies and with the family. Love the high quality sushi, the presentation, the ambiance and service. There were 5 of us and we shared two apps and 7 rolls. Ask about the specialty rolls not on the menu

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Late-night Find, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Great food and service, one of the best Japanese restaurants in Chicagoland!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Food and Drinks were spectacular. Service was perfect! Great menu selections, very creative

Tags: Disabled Access, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 23, 2017

It is too loud in the restaurant , they need to do something about the noise level.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Great variety of rolls. Fun food choices. Great service.

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Food is very good- if it wasnt so loud i would give this place 4 stars. My husband and I got sick of shouting at each other so we just ate and got out of there . Its expensive too !

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on September 14, 2017

Great food, good service. Great decor, pretty noisy if u r with a party of more than 2 or 4!! Well worth the time effort and money!!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Terrible service! So upset this is a Hinsdale establishment.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 8, 2017

Loved the food, bottles of wine were expensive for neighborhood place, but EXTREMELY loud. Hard to talk/hear friends.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on August 22, 2017

Food was very good, excellant tempura and rolls. Love the house salad which is large enough for 2 people. Service was ok, a couple things came out very fast and then there was a very long wait for the rest. our server seemed quite uninterested and bored/ Recommend going very early and sitting in the front. The back main dining area has poor lighting and ambiance.

Tags: Casual
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vip
 (Naples)·Dined on August 20, 2017

delicious apps, cocktails, sushi, rolls, etc... service is excellent

Tags: Healthy, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Authentic, Bar Seating, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Service was so slow. We waited over an hour and a half for our food. My daughter received her noodles 45 minutes before our sushi rolls came out. Way too long to wait for food.

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·Dined on August 13, 2017

One of our favorite Hinsdale restaurants. Recommend reservations in advance. The bar is great for eating and has a large screen TV usually with current sporting event. On this most recent visit, we sat in the newer expanded room where it is slightly less energetic/noisy than the main space. They have a table there that can easily accommodate 8 people. The sushi is always fresh and delicious. We had a great bottle of red wine and our two city/foodie friends said that it was "downtown Chicago sushi quality in a fun atmosphere that they did not expect from the 'burbs."

Tags: Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on August 11, 2017

Loud, food ok, secret rolls not on menu are annoying. Waiter did a poor job explaining, rolls too complex, fish quality does not come through. Very pricey,

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on August 10, 2017

My husband and went out for date night and our meal was amazing! Our server, Alejandra, was excellent! She made great recommendations to accommodate my food allergies. Her suggestions were tasty with great flavor making for a perfect night out!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Quick Bite, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 7, 2017

The food was terrific as usual. They had a special sashimi appetizer with hamachi and some kind of ginger sauce - it was unusual and amazing!

The service was a little slow tonight, got to knock them for that. I think there was a party going on in the party room; I suspect they were understaffed for a full house. I'll usually go here during the week on business and service is never a problem.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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·Dined on August 6, 2017

So loved this place and our waitress we AAMAZING!!!!

Tags: Healthy, Spicy, Special Occasion, Gluten Free Options, Organic, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Fun, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Love their food, maybe a little pricy but that's Hinsdale. Great service and beautiful presentation! We just found it a few weeks ago and have already been back a second time.
Love their award winning cocktail!!!

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on August 5, 2017

I've been to Nabuki several times and I'm surprised I haven't reviewed it before now. We met my in-laws for dinner last night. I made reservations since it was a Saturday night on Open Table. Nabuki is a trendy sushi restaurant. It has a split dining area with high top and low top tables. There are booths along one side and seats along the sushi bar. It is minimally decorated with small white tables and black chairs with green, orange and white accent colors. The restaurant is extremely loud and it is difficult to hear even at a small table. *negative We were shown to our table immediately and greeted by a server, who failed to identify herself. *negative It is a pet peeve of mine not to know who our server is when I need to address her. That should be part of the staff training. We ordered a bottle of wine and shared three special rolls and sashimi served with sticky rice on the side, My father-in-law did the ordering so I don't know the names but we had soft shell crab, tuna and salmon within the rolls with wonderful combinations of tasty tidbits like beet shavings. My absolute favorite was the chirashi don which was the premium sashimi...fresh, fresh, fresh. I love the food at Nabuki. I just wish the dining experience would be more pleasant as far as noise level and comfortable seating. The noice level during the day is much better. Just so you know, there is only one women's bathroom so expect a wait. The service is top notch and attentive. I definitely will go back for the food and I do recommend Nabuki if you like upscale and creative sushi.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Awesome evening, great food and personal service from Sharon and the others in the bar area. Sharon not only made great cocktails, but also designed a meal for us. We'll definitely be back!

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 (Denver)·Dined on August 3, 2017

The atmosphere was lively, the food was great and the service too. Hinsdale is a nice neighborhood to stop by for this gem.

Tags: People Watching
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 2, 2017

The food was very good, both appetizers and entrees; some of us had standard sushi and sashimi, others had other types of raw fish dishes. Our waitress provided good service and was very pleasant. We also had a nice table in the back, with walls on three sides.

But Nabuki is very noisy - so noisy that I couldn't hear the waitress's description of the specials. I would go back, but the noise level detracts from the experience.

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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on July 30, 2017

Food was mediocre. Flavorless sushi. Ceviche was creative but execution was poor. Waiter was not friendly at all. Will not come back. There's way better sushi places around here.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on July 29, 2017

My wife and I absolutely love this place. Great atmosphere and wonderful staff. Good drinks but I think the food is even better. Love the squid salad.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 22, 2017

best sushi in the suburbs and rivals downtown places too

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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 15, 2017

We had a date night at Nabuki, on a Saturday, at 8pm. It was very lively, with a good mix of people. I would recommend sitting in the bar section, it felt a bit more intimate and fun. The restaurant seating is better for larger groups or people with kids. The drinks were great and the sushi was very good. Their Mojito was delish!

Tags: Late-night Find, Good for Groups, Casual, Bar Seating, Kid-friendly, Good for a Date, Fun
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