Naoki

4.8
501 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Japanese
A playful, eclectic mix of contemporary & classic Japanese cuisine and sushi along with creative Asian inspired cocktails, sake flights, beers, and full wine program. Presented in an urban, casual and cozy setting tucked within a kitchen, this authentic Tokyo experience is a true hidden gem.
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l
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Gochisou sama deshita

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D
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great date night spot! Sushi was incredible and the service was amazing. Our waiter knew everything on the menu and made excellent recommendations !

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RT
Chicago
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was amazing. We came expecting good food but we were blown away by each and every dish. Embarrassed to admit that the fried chicken was also a highlight but the sushi stood on its own. Will definitely be coming back.

The staff was also extremely attentive, knowledgeable, and personable.

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DL
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Freshest sushi. Beautifully served

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LV
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Naoki is our favorite sushi in Chicago. We had the best time!

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Always delicious and tasty food but our server was really subpar.

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A
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is the best experience ever.
The food is gold star.
The service is top notch.
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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y
Chicago
66 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We had chef Naoki’s omakase. It was a lot better than other omakase in Chicago!

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HC
Chicago
32 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food and beautiful presentation. Knowledgeable server and cozy atmosphere

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OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Delicious food! Will recommend for a date

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SP
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I loved the sushi. It is the best in Chicago and the service was excellent.

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E
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very pleasant staff makes you feel truly welcomed. Incredibly fresh taste of sushi.

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BK
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great place, go and get the tuna tacos. Minor miscommunication with the waiter/kitchen. No big deal.

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C
Chicago
59 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were there for Chef Naoki’s tuna event. We had every dish that he had prepared especially for this event. It was all better than great and just out of the park FANTASTIC.
Our server Charles is both a pro and charming. Table visits from The Mgr, Bill were most appreciated. My wife & I both remarked how gracious everyone was and that we felt welcomed & appreciated.

This is why we keep returning; fresh, well-prepared food and a top notch group taking care of the guests.

A great evening. Go Naoki!!!!

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DM
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

Our waiter was gone for 20+minutes after explaining the menu. Was nowhere to be seen in the room.

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KO
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service, loved the food, great place to take friends!

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious!

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TT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Chef put together some quality fish for me. The Sake selection is decent and their specials were delicious. The Uni was very tasty, the hamachi & kampachi specials were divine and the baby Ika were awesome!!!

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AN
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Fantastic!

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NN
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Amazing Nigiris and "Naoki style sashimi". Out of this world. The rolls we good but way too pricey.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great meal at the sushi bar. Lee and Ansen, the chefs, were wonderful hosts. The sushi quality was delicious. Would definitely come back.

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j
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great place for Sushi-love the variety of options and the Gluten Free options are really great!

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PK
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My husband and I are big fans of Naoki. We were just slightly disappointed on our last visit to find out that there was no grilled fish special that evening. But that won't keep us from going back! We feel it's the best sushi in town.

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AC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Naoki was simply outstanding in every way. Best sushi and maki I’ve ever had, gracious servers, quiet atmosphere. All made for a wonderful birthday evening. I’m eager to return on another special occasion and will recommend this restaurant to all of my fellow sushi lovers.

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ZC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was a truly great experience. Food was great, service was on point.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food but the pacing was terrible on this occasion and several plates of food showed up almost at the same time. Chef needs to better instruct his staff on attention to this detail.

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JA
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Food was great. Charles (my server) was amazing and took time with each guest. Manager Bill also took interest in each guests’ satisfaction. I would definitely recommend you check this hidden gem out!

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V
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A hidden gem! This place has fresh, creative excellent sushi, with good service. It wasn’t the first time we have been here, and brought very good friends that enjoyed it so much, they are already planning on coming back too!

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d
Chicago
27 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was delicious and beautifully presented.

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RD
Chicago
35 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing meal! The food here is exquisite and the service is to match. Our waiter, Charles, was extremely knowledgeable and we let him guide our meal. This restaurant is impeccably managed with which make it even more pleasurable. Amazing food quality. Not to be missed.

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MP
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It is a hidden little treasure in the back on the lobby. My husband was more critical of it because the portion sizes are small but the presentation and taste were impeccable. I want to go back to try more on the menu. Chef Naoki cares about his sushi and even the rice is better than other sushi places. Don't go to "binge" on sushi, must be someone who cares about quality!

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New England
2 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fresh and imaginative sushi

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KL
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service exceptional! Highly recommend for those who are experienced sushi consumers. Quality of food and presentation are now at top of my Chicago sushi recommendations for locals and visitors.

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NE
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely love Naoki. We go here for every special occasion and it is easily the best sushi in the city.

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OT
Chicago
44 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter, Charles was the BEST! Everything was delicious and the service was fantastic. Can't wait to go back!

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DM
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our visit to Naoki was exceptional, and left my girlfriend and I very pleased with our choice to come here for the first time. First, the ambiance is very cozy, and was great for date night. There was one larger group in there, and they were a bit noisy, but I would guess this isn't typical. Regardless, we were not deterred. The service was fantastic. Our server was great, and I don't really have anything but praise for him. He definitely was a big part of making our experience great. Finally, the food was absolutely incredible. We had one of the sashimi plates, a few rolls, one of the chef's specials (sake...soemthing...it was salmon collar cooked on a robata (sp?) grill), tuna tacos, and the gyoza. It was all very good. We'll definitely be back.

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c
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Naoki is always amazing! By far, it is our favorite gem in Lincoln Park and our go to date night! Love the ambiance, love the sushi and love the serving staff!

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Our waiter failed to put in all the food we ordered. After they gave us our food that he did put in for us, they gave us our check and seemed to want us to vacate our table. Good fish but the experience left a bad taste.

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RW
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Came for dinner with my sister. Had a really perfect time. George, our server, couldn’t have been more on point. Nigiri is exceptional.

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KJ
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The fried chicken and nigiri were amazing and I would highly recommend. It is a bit pricey though.

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