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.

Naha Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

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4.4

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4.4

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3.9

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Moderate

84% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (36)
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Good for Anniversaries (31)
Creative Cuisine (29)
Romantic (26)
Business Meals (19)
Quiet Conversation (16)
Handcrafted Cocktails (15)
Notable Wine List (13)
Great for Lunch (10)
Local Ingredients (10)
Good for Birthdays (9)
Authentic (8)
Healthy (8)
Seasonal (8)
Worth the Drive (8)
Hot Spot (7)
Tasting Menu (7)
Bar Seating (6)
People Watching (6)
Cozy (5)
Good for Groups (4)
Neighborhood Gem (4)
Organic (4)
Scenic View (4)
Fun (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Comfort Food (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Happy Hour (2)
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 3 days ago

Naha was fantastic! We arrived a little early and truly enjoyed sitting at the bar conversing with the mixologist. The drinks were heavenly and if you enjoy Purity vodka, they have it! We were seated at out table which gave us great views of both the restaurant and the street. Our wait persons were attentive and knowledgeable. We had delicious food and truly enjoyed every minute we spent at Naha. Anxious to return.

Tags: Happy Hour, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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 (Chicago)·Dined 3 days ago

Very classy restaurant. For any occasion really. Food made to perfection, and chocolate something dessert heaven in your mouth

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 (Chicago)·Dined 6 days ago

The service was fairly slow, and our server didn't offer any explanation. My clam starter had great flavor, but the clams were rubbery. My brisket entree was very good.

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 (Chicago)·Dined 6 days ago

We found this disappointing. Cauliflower soup was quite salty. Alaskan cod was bland. Duck and deserts were good. In general, though the ambience was very nice, the food was unspectacular.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Naha was good, but with so many other great restaurants in Chicago, I don't think I would return a second time. Our waiter, Michael, was knowledgable and great at offering recommendations. The cocktails were excellent, but I felt that the food was slightly underwhelming for the price. We had a shitake and pasta starter in prosciutto that was big on flavor, but very small on portion. The salmon was well-prepared, but didn't see to have that Michelin Star quality I was expecting. Overall, the restaurant is clean and nice, but somehow feels a bit dated. That said, it has been in Chicago for close to two decades so they must be doing something right. The menu on their website is outdated as I assume they tend to switch up their entrees with the seasonal ingredients. Overall, not a bad bite per se, but a bit pricey without the "wow" factor for which I was hoping.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Romantic
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Amazing! Wonderful service and the knowledge level of our waiter was incredible

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Unfortunately, I don't like the food at all... the bread is cold too...

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 8, 2018

restaurant week: oysters were great, steak was a little too fatty/rubbery on one side, dessert was fine, the complimentary dessert was actually great

Tags: People Watching, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 8, 2018

I had high expectations, but experience proved to be disappointing.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 8, 2018

From the appetizer to entree, there was a BIG gap in time. Other than that, all good.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Didn’t meet expectations. Reception lukewarm and halfhearted. Service very pushy, they rushed us through lunch. Food ok, not great. The Cod-Tempura was totally off.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 7, 2018

This was our second time dining at Naha, and this time it did not fail to impress. The first time we dined was for Chicago Restaurant Week 2016, and we left very satisfied but not overly impressed considering the star. This year (2018) was definitely better.

My SO and I each chose different courses so we were able to taste more. Every course we tried was a delight. I typically don't order oysters, but heard good things, so I ordered them. They definitely blew me away. The duck with foie gras was done to perfection, I finished the plate wishing it would never end. The steak was absolutely phenomenal. Perfectly tender, juicy, and flavorful. One of the best steaks I've ever had, including other Michelin Stars' and steakhouses' steaks. Typically we share a few bites, buy we each loved our entrees so much we were selfish and didn't want to share!

I really enjoyed each plating as well, everything was well placed and fit with the overall dish. Both the deserts we got were great too, not too overpowering.

Definitely will return to experience the regular menu.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 7, 2018

It would be impossible to offer NAHA a proper review during restaurant week. They did a marvelous job of accommodating so many people who may not otherwise get to darken the door of the restaurant. They served about 300% more people than normal so of course some of the NAHA experience will be lost, but what an effort, what grace shown by the owners and staff. A million thanks for a fine meal and a great time.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 7, 2018

Rude host staff

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 7, 2018

We were delighted to snag an Open Table RSVP for the very popular Naha during restaurant week. Everything other than my husbands appetizer was very good. His crostini was basically burnt toast.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 7, 2018

Went for Restaurant week lunch. Three courses for $22. Food was amazing and a real bargain

Tags: Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 7, 2018

Visited 7 restaurant for Restaurant Week. Naha shined as the best of all seven.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 7, 2018

Came for the restaurant week lunch. All the dishes we tried are very tasty and special. Great service too. The only thing is that bread service for $4, it is a very small piece of garlic bread not special as the other dishes, other places would provide for free.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 6, 2018

Went during Restaurant Week for dinner. Food was very good, service was rushed. May try again at a different time.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 6, 2018

Naha is simply a wonderful place to dine. The food is uniformly excellent, the service is attentive but not overbearing and the atmosphere is peaceful. This was a Restaurant Week lunch, but I have dined at Naha at other times, and always leave thinking I have had one of my best meals ever.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 6, 2018

Consistently one of the best restaurants in Chicago
Staff is fantastic. ..... Carrie amazing and the bakery chef never stops dazzling your taste buds and eyes

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 5, 2018

A great Restaurant Week adventure. It was a great way to try out Naha.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 5, 2018

Really fantastic and innovative food- definitely a special restaurant!

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Food was top shelf, wine recommendation even higher. Waiter was great, offered great explanations. However, no one asked to take our coats - its Chicago in February!!! You don't want a bunch of coats on the backs of chairs in a dining room; that is an easy trip hazard for the staff. Also, when served our food, it was a little surly for a restaurant of Naha's caliber

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 3, 2018

I have been to Naha’s several times and I have to say that this time was a real disappointment. Of the three courses for restaurant week, the first and the third were disappointing. They were flat without depth of flavor. Although my friend that had the Eyster‘s said they were good but they were simply oysters. The main course was absolutely fantastic. My friends and I each chose a different main course and all three were phenomenal. For dessert, the cheese course was good but it was a cheese course, the two sweet desserts that we ordered were presented beautifully but not particularly exciting or flavorful. We chose a bottle of wine from the restaurant week winelist. We asked the waiter which was the fullest body wine from the list as I was unfamiliar with two out of the four options and he recommended one. It ended up being highly acidic, lacking any depth, and more of a light to medium bodied wine. Had we known, we would’ve ordered from the regular wine list. We also asked for either olive oil or butter when they put the bread on the table and the waiter asked us if we had tried the bread yet. Apparently, he was not about to bring us olive oil or butter until after we tried it. It was a bit insulting. The man bussing the tables was one of the hardest working individuals I’ve seen in a long time and he was extremely polite and anticipated people’s needs not only at our table but at the other tables as well. On the other occasions this restaurant has excelled but I was incredibly surprised by both disappointing service and food this time around.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 2, 2018

For a Michelin star restaurant this was rather disappointing. The biggest surprise was the service; it looked like they were short of staff. Cocktails came at the same time as the starter course.; The wine ordered almost with the main course. The table adjacent to us literally had their plates dumped in front of them.
Food was tasty - if a little under seasoned.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 2, 2018

We went to Naha for our anniversary dinner in Restaurant week. The place is huge and the ambience is really lively. For starters, we had cauliflower soup and salad if house greens. The salad was refreshing and the soup was velvetty and delicious, roasted peanuts giving it the required crunchiness. I would definitely recommend the soup.
For our next course, we had the duck breast and alaskan cod. I absolutely loved the duck. It was cooked to perfection and the sauce was delicious. I could have had one more portion easily 😃. The fish was cooked well but i found it lacking both in presentation and taste.
For dessert we had oeuf a la neige and the ottoman custard. Of the two, I preferred the latter. The presentation was beautiful on the glass plate. The lemon cream provided a perfect contrast to the sweet custard and the caramalized tuile gave it the perfect crunch. Highly recommended. The oeuf a la neige was ok, i wouldn't go crazy for it though.
Overall, some dishes are amazing while some are just ok. Mind you the portions are small so you might find it a little overpriced.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Extraordinary food & service! A Restaurant Week annual event!

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 2, 2018

the portions were very small for our restaurant week lunch. That said, the flavors were wonderful. we had pork belly and trout entrees. enjoyed glasses of greek wines.
the atmosphere is always wonderful and the service always good.

Tags: Organic, Seasonal, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 2, 2018

We had the Theater Week menu. Food selections were adequate, innovative and flavorful. Would have preferred cauliflower soup in smaller/deeper bowl. It arrived lukewarm in flat bottomed deep dish. Service staff were attentive and helpful. Would definitively recommend to others.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, People Watching, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 2, 2018

It had been two years since last we went, and we should not have waited this long. All items were beautiful to look at, original and delicious. Wine was an exceptional value in a bordeaux and the waiter packaged the unfinished portion in a way that made it safe and legal to take home.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Good service but the desert is too sweet

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Table for two was a little long, hard to hear other person without nearby people hearing our conversation

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 1, 2018

We tried Naha during restaurant week and what a treat! The prix fixe menu they offered was outstanding and such an incredible value. We will definitely return!

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 1, 2018

We went for Restaurant Week to have dinner. For the $44 cost, we thought the portions were so small compared to other Restaurant Week offerings. We have been to Naha for Restaurant Week lunch and felt the portions were fine for lunch. Will probably not return for dinner for Restaurant Week in the future.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 1, 2018

I wanted to absolutely love Naha, especially given its great rating. It was restaurant week so we happily made our reservations. The woman at the reception desk was gorgeously dressed...and dismissive. Our interactions both as we arrived and as we left made us feel like we were interrupting her day. The minimalist decor was sophisticated. Service was professional and expert though slow despite the restaurant being only 2/3 full. Now to the food: Okay, you turn it down a notch for restaurant week specials but what could have been spectacular fell just short. The cod appetizer was a well-done fried fish but lacked both the plate appeal and extra touches you expect from a Michelin restaurant. The cauliflower soup was delicious and nicely presented but skimpy. Soup is hardly an expensive item so it wouldn't have been much more cost to serve more than 1/2 cup of it as other reviewers have noted. We added on the foccacia for an extra $4 and it was only a simple hunk of white bread. There was only 1 entree that was not vegetarian. The trout was exceptionally well-prepared and we loved every bite. Beautiful presentation and perfectly cooked. Again however, the plate was skimpy on both the delicious mustard potatoes and even more on the spinach with spaghetti squash which couldn't have been more than a tablespoon and a half. Desserts? Both the oeufs a la neige and the Turkish custard were complex, interesting and delicious. So, yes, great value for a high end restaurant at $22 each but enough of a mixed experience that I'll try another great Chicago restaurant before a go-back.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Vegan
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 1, 2018

The service was extremely slow for lunch time.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 31, 2018

One of the best meals we've had in Chicago. Incredible food, service, ambiance. Highly recommend Naha!

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vip
 (Memphis)·Dined on January 31, 2018

For restaurant week, this was an excellent value. The cauliflower soup had great flavor, the duck was delicious (which I was afraid to get because it has anise and I'm not a licorice fan… But you couldn't taste it), and the oeuff was a nice ending. Normal wine prices are quite high, but fortunately they had a few deals for restaurant week. I don't know if I would be itching to go back anytime soon at normal prices, but I certainly wouldn't say no if the opportunity came up.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 31, 2018

We went here during restaurant week. We got a very good deal! The oysters were fresh, the Alaskan cod was cooked to perfection and the dessert has just the right amount of sweet.

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