About Naha

NAHA offers a seasonal contemporary American menu that comes alive with the passions and flavors of the Mediterranean and effortlessly blends the culinary, design and management talents of the cousins Nahabedian.

500 North Clark St.
Chicago, IL 60654
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Mediterranean, Fusion / Eclectic

Hours of Operation:
Lunch service will resume on October 5, 2017 on Thursdays and Fridays only, from 11:00 am- 2:00pm. Currently offering a $25.00 prix fixe 3 course menu plus our NAHA favorites a la carte.
Dinner, Monday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 9:30pm Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm Sunday: Closed (some Sundays open for major conventions)

Cross Street:
Illinois

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$50 and over

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(312) 321-6242

Website:
http://www.naha-chicago.com/

Entertainment:
Bar and Lounge opens at 530 pm

Parking Details:
There is valet parking for $15.00 (City of Chicago Regulated), street parking or a private lot. There is also a public parking lot a block away.

Public Transit:
Red Line - Grand stop
Clark Bus

Executive Chef:
Carrie Nahabedian

Private Party Facilities:
NAHA has a completely private dining room that can accommodate parties of 2-64 people for a sit down dinner, or 80 people for a standing reception. Our semi-private dining area seats up to 24. The restaurant is also available for buy-out for groups up to 200, 120 seated.

Private Party Contact:
Lisa Smith: (877) 287-4660

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Occasional wine events.

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

Enjoy a relaxed evening of fine food and drink at NAHA where Award Winning Chef Carrie Nahabedian will create sophisticated Mediterranean seasonal cuisine on our a la carte menu. For 17 years NAHA guests have been coming back to celebrate New Year's Eve in style. Michelin Star 8 consecutive years.

Naha Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

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4.2

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3.9

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82% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (18)
Good for a Date (16)
Special Occasion (16)
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Quiet Conversation (16)
Creative Cuisine (12)
Good for Anniversaries (12)
Romantic (11)
Business Meals (10)
Handcrafted Cocktails (9)
Seasonal (8)
Notable Wine List (8)
Good for Birthdays (7)
Local Ingredients (7)
Authentic (7)
Bar Seating (6)
Healthy (6)
Fun (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Scenic View (4)
Cozy (3)
Organic (3)
People Watching (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Neighborhood Gem (3)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Good for Groups (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Comfort Food (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 4 days ago

My boyfriend and I've been to multiple michelin star restaurants in San Francisco, New York, Seattle, and more, but this was by far the worst experience. We sat down and waited for a good 15 minutes until the waiter came up to us to ask, "Any questions?" Well yes, of course we have questions - the menu had 15+ items with not much description (which, yes is fine because a michelin star restaurant usually has the waiter explain everything anyway). After, we asked about the two type of scallops, and the waiter said "one is bigger than the other." That was it. So I proceeded to ask, "which one is your favorite?" He replied, "the sea scallops." When I asked why, he responded with four words, "I like bigger scallops." That was it. The rest of the night was continued with lack of interest in our table, and the food was not brought out by our server, nor was an explanation offered with any of the 4 dishes we ordered. The dishes themselves were average, if not mediocre, but the service is what upset us the most. This restaurant boasted in 8 years of receiving a michelin star, but I was thoroughly disappointed with the service and the food, and really hope it can improve so that it can live up to its michelin star pride.

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 (Chicago)·Dined 4 days ago

Carrie Nahabedian remains one of my favorite chefs in the world, and Naha remains my favorite restaurant in Chicago.

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 (Chicago)·Dined 5 days ago

8 course tasting allows you to experience a immense variety of what Naha does best. Every plate was perfectly prepared with thought, taste, and love. We visit often to see how the tasting menu is being adapted to the season. Servers are alway warm, welcoming and willing to go beyond expectation. Naha has become our favorite go to when spending the weekend in the city.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 14, 2017

We hadn't been to Naha for a while but it proved once again to be an excellent choice for a dinner with some guests from out of town. Everyone was quite complimentary of the starters and the entrees. My wife felt the duck entree was one of the best duck preparations she ever had.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 14, 2017

I was not impressed with the food or service. The appetizer scallops were decent but not outstanding as would be expected for such a small portion at such a high price. The main course pheasant was dry and overdone. Our waiter was rushed and impatient each time he came to the table and didn't once check on us between appetizers and bringing us the dessert menu (other servers brought the food and refilled the water).

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 14, 2017

I am glad we went to NaHa. However this is a total foodie experience. People looking for something other than foodie would be wise to skip this one and avoid paying the premium price that Na Ha commands. Our meal was okay but we had a hard time finding something on the menu. Not a good fit for us.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Had just ordered number of appetizers. First couple came out quick and we were told they'd space them out. Next dishes took 30 mins after the table was cleared. Valet took 40 mins -not kidding- to retrieve the car. Just killed the evening experience.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Our group shared appetizers, entrees and desserts. Creative and delicious menu that pleased each of us. Nice ambiance where you can enjoy a conversation without yelling.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Our first visit to Naha was as good as others predicted. The foie gras is excellent. Service was very attentive but not obtrusive. Interesting local—brought back memories of Gordons.

Tags: Special Occasion, Authentic
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 (Detroit)·Dined on October 27, 2017

I loved our time at Naha. The duck breast was great as were the cocktails.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Three of the four of us were very happy with our choices, but one appetizer, a pepper soup, did not please the fourth in our group. Quail and walleye entrees were excellent. The expresso/chocolate ice cream was disappointing.
Overall, it's a fine restaurant, but not as outstanding as we had hoped and expected.

Tags: Authentic, Seasonal
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Superb cuisine but very expensive. Good creative cocktails!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 11, 2017

The ambiance of Naha was great and was the food and service. I would recommend it for everyone that would like an exceptional meal.

Tags: People Watching, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Late-night Find
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Naha used to be one of our favorite restaurants. So disappointed this last visit. Food was average at best. We sent back the risotto no flavor. halibet just ok. But for $48 should have been fabulous and was only average. Not even all that hot either. Service has slipped to. Had to ask for water on more than one occasion. Saw the chef at the bar when we left so we know that hasn't changed but overall a big disappointment.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 7, 2017

On our first night in Chicago, we dined at Naha on a rainy Friday night. We were seated next to the window, which gave us a full view of the Friday nightlife. It was quiet in Naha by contrast. Our waiter was friendly and efficient. We enjoyed the food, which specialized in local produce in early autumn dishes: the burrata, prosciutto, tomato salad (the tomatoes were fabulous); the Greek salad (also with those fabulous tomatoes);, the pan roasted Atlantic redfish with shrimp and confit artichoke, peppers, wheatberries, spigareelo and grape sauce “Americaine”; duck breast with figs, Belgian endive, turnips and lentils; and for dessert the Naha sundae with corn ice cream, caramel and popcorn and the cookie assortment. From the interesting wine list, we selected the Anheisan Kabinett Reisling 2014. It was a very nice start to our trip.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 7, 2017

We ha a non-interested waiter.
He never even asked if we were enjoying our meal ??!!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 6, 2017

オフィス街にあり、11時開店、ミシュラン一つ星を7年連続キープしているようで、25ドルのビジネスランチを提供しています😋 お子様味だが、なかなか美味しいサラダ。白はナパバレーのソービニョンブラン、旨いです。カツオ出汁入醤油ソース⁈シェフはビバリーヒルズのフォーシーズンズホテル出🏨なので納得。

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Celebrating our anniversary

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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 30, 2017

The food was good but not delicious. Certainly there are much better restaurants in the city with more wallet friendly prices. (Lula, giant, Mindy’s). The ambiance was refined and romantic. Our server was friendly but seemed inexperienced. I wouldn’t got back.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 30, 2017

simply perfect!

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on September 28, 2017

Beautiful upscale venue with creative European influenced American cuisine. Outstanding Chef and great menu. Highly recommended.

Tags: Scenic View, Tasting Menu, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Romantic
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·Dined on September 26, 2017

One of the best restaurants I’ve ever eaten at. Would recommend to anyone

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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Overall disappointed with the food. Very quite and not busy at all.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 16, 2017

The restaurant feels somewhat like it's in a hotel lobby; not an intimate space. The service was fine but not noteworthy. Appetizer descriptions were interesting and made good use of seasonal ingredients, but flavors were not outstanding. The exception were the scallops, which were delicious. Burrata was fine but not spectacular. The chicken main was very good, the quail OK. Overall we were neither impressed nor disappointed, but at this price level we had hoped to be wowed. There are so many dining spectacular options in Chicago, no need to repeat.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 14, 2017

Fabulous dining experience. Wonderful selection of wines by the glass as well!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Good food, a bit slow. The drinks were very good. Not very busy for a Friday night.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 8, 2017

Fresh linen tablecloths were ironed when placed on the tables! Careful attention to detail. Fine service and friendly staff. When the host was assisting others, one of the servers greeted us so that there would be no unnecessary wait.
Oh, yes, and the food was wonderful. Creative combinations beautifully presented.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Delicious food and great service. Would definitely go back for special occasion

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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 1, 2017

We've been to Naha many times before, always on a special occasion and have never been disappointed.
Evan was our waiter and was most attentive without being bothersome. I ordered the scallops as a starter which I highly recommend, juicy and very flavorful. My wife had the Greek salad which she said was very delicious. We ordered steaks ( I the sirloin steak "frites" and my wife the rib eye of beef ) both of which were done to perfection. For dessert we ordered the walnut baklava and the spring english trifle which should not be passed up! Even if you're full, order a dessert!
We love Naha because the menu is so creative and ever changing with the seasons and the service is exceptional.

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on August 29, 2017

We liked the very attractive decor. My dinner was outstanding and Evan, our waiter was extraordinarily gracious and attentive. It was a wonderful dining experience!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Well worth the price. This is the type of meal we should all look forward too.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 25, 2017

We had the 5 course tasting menu and I don't know when I have had better tasting food--a little pricy though.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Even when they are not busy, they force you to wait at the bar so you spend more. They pretend you have to wait for your table. Dessert is clearly overpriced considering their size and taste.

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on August 18, 2017

Excellent food and service - quiet; street scenes with wall of windows with views to street corner; Chose the Halibut; our party also had Scallops and the Veal Tortellini - impressive spices and sauces. Excellent overall.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 16, 2017

4 of us went for a birthday dinner. Service was very relaxed, but we were not in a rush. The food was beautifully presented and tasty. There are a variety of breads and good butter brought at the beginning of the meal without asking. Our Rose was delicious. Having said all of that, I felt the salmon was very overpriced, albeit well prepared. Really my only gripe was with the valet service. I got my car only to discover the seat had been changed and the radio was on a station I do not listen to. I called the restaurant right after I left, and I was told a manager would call me. I got no call.

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 (Detroit)·Dined on August 12, 2017

The food is nice but not great for a Michelin Star rated restaurant

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·Dined on August 4, 2017

My husband and I shared the soft crab. It was very good. I liked the greens that came with it.
We both had the prime rib eye. It was flavorful and tender. The service was awesome.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on July 29, 2017

Selecting a restaurant for a weekend visit to Chicago is difficult task with so many terrific options to choose from. NaHa not only meet but exceeded our expectations. Lovely setting and an excellent staff. The food was excellent in ever way. While our table choose many items , we found the Halibut and Quail dishes to be the most notable. We would highly recommend a visit when in Chicago.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on July 28, 2017

Exquisite food, service and experience

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on July 23, 2017

The food was beautifully presented and equally delicious, with wonderfully fresh and seasonal ingredients. The soft shell crab appetizer is a must, and could easily be eaten as a main cause. The ribeye steaks were cooked to perfection and well marbled, and the quail and pot belly entree was unique and flavorful!

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