Naoki

4.7
476 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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AC
Chicago
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
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
32 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
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
39 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
2 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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f
Chicago
25 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

the sushi is so delicious. they do such a good job. they were short a waiter but the manager chipped in and made it work. the staff is always friendly and the sushi chefs are amazing. enjoy sitting at the sushi bar and watching them work.

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OT
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice cozy romantic restaurant.

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k
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fantastic sushi, great service. A great spot for a special occasion dinner!

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New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An absolute delight.

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JW
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server Ryan was very attentive and knowledgeable, helping us to select excellent sake (“Bambi”) and food items. The edamame “guac” was wonderful!

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TP
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

One of the best quality sashimi in town. Coming to Naoki for celebration has become one of the family traditions!

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M
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for a birthday with my partner, felt very comfortable and planned on ordering multiple dishes. Was a great tasting as well as a place to take someone who loves sushi for a treat

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NE
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

You have to walk through a kitchen to get to the restaurant. Nothing special about the food, it was not great nor horrible. I did not find it a great value and would not recommend it. On a scale of 1 to 10, I would rate them a 5.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 3

Conventional American style sushi place. Small and with limited menu. If you are looking for something authentic Japanese food, this place is not your choice.

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OT
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It’s a hidden gem. Great sushi plus the best fried chicken!

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g
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It’s one of the best sushi restaurants in Chicago

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IC
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As usually, exquisite, delicious dining experience. Chef Naoki’s creations are pure and freshest magic on plates. We love the ambiance and chill out/lounge music. Awesomeness all around. We will be back yet again.

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NE
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Easily our favorite restaurant in the city. We come for all special occasions. Gets better every time!

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A
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is our special occasion go to spot.
LOVE THIS PLACE
We have been coming here for the last few years.

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JB
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A true diamond in the rough. Everything was very good. the server was helpful in our selections. The ambiance was great and entering through the kitchen was really unique. Will definitely go back.

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c
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delish sushi lovely atmosphere great suggestions interesting drinks

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SH
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Get the sashimi or nigiri. Fried rice is too oily and salty. Rolls are ok. Fantastic seaweed salad and the fish in it's simplest form was the best.

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J
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience. We go to many Sushi restaurants - you know the ones where they lather the entire maki, and drown out the flavor with mayo and spreads? This place let's the fish and rice stand out (how it's supposed to be!), had the best Nigiri in Chicago here, service was great. Clean place + unpretentious, not trendy. Just good eating.

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MF
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best sushi I've had in years! Service was knowledgable and made some great recommendations.

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TM
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

Really good sushi. Favors and freshness were so smooth.

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GN
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service from the first time we walked into restaurant, being greeted by the host to meeting our server was fabulous

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SA
New England
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had never thought I would be able to have Japan quality sushi in Chicago. Happy to find Naoki.

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C
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

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