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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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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.3

ambience

4.3

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

87% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (16)
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Healthy (5)
Kid-friendly (5)
Good for Anniversaries (4)
Great for Lunch (4)
Special Occasion (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Authentic (3)
Business Meals (3)
Good for Groups (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Cozy (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
People Watching (2)
Romantic (2)
Tapas (2)
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Happy Hour (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Vegan (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
Spicy (1)
Good for Birthdays (1)
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined a day ago

Excellent food across the board. Was there twice this week because Valentine's Day. Both times the meal was great. Godzilla Roll and Tempura dishes are fantastic. Dont do a lot of raw but seemed like everyone around us were enjoying their plates.

They get busy so it seems it might be hard to hear if you are in a bigger group and you are in the main seating area.

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 (Chicago)·Dined 3 days ago

It was valentines day so silly me for thinking we could have a nice night out with quality food and good service.(we sat there for 30mins for our drinks and 45mins for our first app) We received neither and with a hefty bill. The waiter was very nice, but slow and the food was average at best. Mr Manager with the pink button down shirt - help your team out instead of walking around observing them all struggle to keep up. Next year - a steak house or heart shaped pizza for my valentine.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Waited for at least 20 mins before a waitress came by and she was not by very often.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 4, 2018

I have always been very hesitant about eating sushi in the suburbs. This lace has changed my mind! The food was amazing starting with the appetizers to the sashimi! The place was packed so everyone in the area must agree.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Best sushi in the suburbs! Love the freshness of the ingredients and creativity shown by Chef Juan. Always top service! Highly recommend.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Waiter did not seem to engage with our table and seemed uninterested in assisting us with what to order. Didn’t even offer us a dessert menu. Fortunately we remembered what we orderd last time we had dined there.

Tags: Late-night Find, Casual, Fun, Tapas
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 26, 2018

We had an 8 month old in a stroller and a 3 year old. They were very accommodating, service was great and the food was amazing!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Been here many times... this was the first time that the service was waaay below reasonable expectations. It was most likely an anomaly.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 20, 2018

We were seated in the newer back room at a high top by bar. Although much quieter, it was cold and not as nice as sitting in the main room. The sushi was just as good. I’d prefer not sitting back there again unless I’m with a large group in the front new area.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Generally good food. Decent wine selection. Fun atmosphere.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Thank you for the special bday dessert!

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Consistently excellent! Brought some friends there tonight that had never eaten here before...they LIVE it too 😁

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Went here the first time for my birthday based on pretty good reviews here and elsewhere. Got a perfectly terrible table next to the hostess stand & door which opened and closed 100 times letting the frigid air wash through the restaurant. To be fair though we watched another group switch tables 2X so ours was not the only bad table - just the worst. Probably 25-30% of the restaurant and bar would be considered fair to bad by that measure. Service was utilitarian. Prompt and certainly competent but kind of disinterested at the same time. Ask if there are specials and or specialties as they are not offered and you may get a mechanical description. We asked that the hot entrees come last and were told probably not since the sushi bar is busy and usually falls behind - kind of surprising for a sushi restaurant but turned out to be correct. Food was generally pretty good but nothing was outstanding. Despite its mediocrity on that night, probably still one of the better sushi places we have found in the suburbs from an actual sushi quality perspective. I would suggest refusing any table near the door, which I noticed several other groups do, try going later (place was pretty well cleared out by 9:00), or sit at the bar or sushi bar.

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vip
 (Jackson Hole)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Once again we went there on a Friday night, good energy, happy crowd. Love the spicy squid salad, yum. We tried the Kicker and the Piccadilly and they were a nice combo. The drinks get pricy but so worth all of it.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Slow service that night

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Celebrated New Years with great food and atmosphere

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 31, 2017

New Year’s Eve

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 31, 2017

I don’t know if it was because it was New Years Eve and they were making several platters for parties, but the time in receiving your food was long! The Sashimi slices were too big. The amount of fish was ok but hey should cut it so you can eat it in one bite.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Went for early seating on New Year’s with my wife and my one year old. We ordered right away (2 apps and 2 rolls). 1st app of pork dumplings way very good. 2nd app of pork scewers was glorified meatballs, just okay. Then we waiting 40 minutes (after finishing our apps) to get our 2 rolls! Waiter apologized only after we asked what was going on 30 minutes in). Explained that they got hit a lot of big with to-go orders. First off, we ordered 2 rolls, that should take all of 3 minutes to make. Second, why would you put seated guests behind a to-go order when we ordered before them! We’ll probably go back (when it’s not a holiday), but was disappointed because of the long wait for food (thank god our 1 year old was being so good the whole time, or this could be a worse review).

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 31, 2017

There were so many kids there- it was very unexpected for New Years. Nearly every table around us had children- not a place for a date without children on New Year’s Eve at all! Oh well. The food was still good, although we had to hear a dad yell at his kid for not knowing how to lace her shoes correctly and zipper her jacket, it was ok. Next time we will find a more date appropriate place, or sit in the bar area, which seemed for appropriate for us, but we didn’t know this beforehand.

Tags: Tasting Menu
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vip
 (Jackson Hole)·Dined on December 30, 2017

We live nearby and what a treat to walk in town and have this fun atmosphere where they are enthusiastic with helping you enjoy your experience. Attention with getting you the right drink and trying something new both with food and drink. We try different things and they are all good and fresh. Yum!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 28, 2017

It didn't start great. Was seated at the worse table there. It usually would not matter but it was our anniversary. They moved us to the sushi bar which was ok, better than the corner with no light. Our first waitress was less than friendly but our second server was the best. She was attentive, suggested what to get and made the evening turn out great. The sushi was not bad but definitely had better. For the price, we expected more. We realized that not all fish are equal. Would we go there again, perhaps. Not our first choice but at least we know if we went back what we would order. Overall experience, 3 out of 5.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Loud, not enough sushi chefs to handle large crowd. The sushi rolls was nothing to get excited about. The acoustics were that of an open air stadium. The seating was tight pack sardines. It’s Hinsdale, step it up gang. I’d give it a D+.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 23, 2017

The food was to die for but the ambiance was not. Felt more like a breakfast restaurant than a dinner restaurant. Will take out food but most likely will not dine in.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 20, 2017

This sushi place came highly recommeded by the locals. I live in San Francisco and I traveled to Asia for business for many years. I was expecting average sushi. Nabuki's sushi was OUTSTANDING! I highly recommend it. And the town of Hinsdale was adorable. I had never been.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Vegan, Business Meals, Healthy, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Excellent experience. Food was terrific. The wait staff was friendly and very helpful.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 18, 2017

Unable to get a cup of coffee. Paid the waiter to go to Starbucks.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Our food came out almost an hour after we ordered. We were told the kitchen was backed up. Waiter comped one drink when the entire party should have been comped one drink or at least dessert. We know it was not the waiters fault but know that getting our food almost an hour after we ordered is unacceptable. The pork dumplings were cold as well.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 15, 2017

I wanted to like this place because I heard good things. However we felt a little awkward at times. Upon departing we saw the sushi chef yelling at the hostess with one of the servers getting involved. Management never seemed to be anywhere, and if he was he was at the bar chatting it up. Made an online reservation and they seated us at the high tops within the bar that are less than 2 inches from each other. If I wanted a bar table I would have asked or noted it. Moved to regular table which was nice accommodation on the hostesses' part, so thank you! The table we moved to was defective and wobbled, asked to get some napkins to stabilize, where they just moved us and then seated it with another group not even attempting to fix it. Scallops -- mediocre. No sauce to enhance the dish. Sushi was excellent, and our server was knowledgeable and very kind. Would like to note the bartenders as they were great, too!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 15, 2017

We always have a great experience here. Wait staff is super helpful on recommending sushi rolls the whole table will enjoy! Can’t wait to return!!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Tapas
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Nabuki is always a great place for excellent sushi and other Japanese delicacies!

the bar is always busy and energetic.

try the 'stanley cup' sushi special.

Tags: Cozy, Hot Spot
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Too loud in bar area

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Nabuki has some of the best sushi in the Chicagoland area. Great tuna tartare and favorite rolls are tunado, stop drop and roll and the Stanley Cup (not on the menu but just ask about it). Good atmosphere and cocktails too. Enjoy!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 22, 2017

The ceviche was good - not what we expected, but still good! The Spider & Dragon sushi was delicious, and the Green Tea Creme Brulee was amazing!

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Nicest food in Hinsdale (it's a low bar) but a message to the staff - please back off the table! People are buzzing around all the time. Plates can be collected when everything is finished. Water doesn't have to be topped up every time a mouthful is consumed. Give us some space!

Tags: Kid-friendly
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Excellent Sushi

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 9, 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 4, 2017

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

Tags: People Watching
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vip
 (Jackson Hole)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Good drinks, good sushi, fun atmosphere. What more can you ask for for a Suburban restaurant?

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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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