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Aikana

4.6
4.6
384 Reviews
$31 to $50
Latin American
Influenced by Central & South American cuisine, Aikana features an exclusive menu & handcrafted beverage program aiming to evoke luxury and delight for each guest. For larger parties of seven or more, please email us at events@aikanachicago.com.


Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Latin American, South American
  • Hours of operation
    Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (312) 291-9873
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Executive chef
    Alexander Quintero
  • Neighborhood
    West Loop
  • Cross street
    Randolph and Des Plaines
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Indoor Fireplace, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 384 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

385 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience awesome service fast great communication friendly staff

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  2. Francesca

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I just think the 20% service fee should be charged on parties of 6 or more.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 6, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely phenomenal all around!! Highly recommend

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    This is a beautiful place, great place. Great ambiance. However, the service was terrible. It took them 30 mins to bring our drinks. 45-1 hour to bring our food. Not only did I wait that long for the food but the food was trash. I sent back the mussels and octopus. Way too fishy and not good at all. The drinks are only for the gram, they're cute and picture perfect but I personally didn't like them. I don't think I will be returning.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I took a date to Aikana. It was absolutely amazing. The food, the drinks, and our waiter Joe, went above an beyond. Definitely recommend.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was incredible, cocktails were unique and interesting, especially the passionfruit merengue topped one. Service was great.

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  7. Marisa

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a hidden gem. It's an absolutely gorgeous restaurant with stunning interiors and drool-worthy menus. The mixologist (David I think?) is so passionate about the cocktails he's created, and he makes them in front of the kitchen window facing the dining room. I LOVE that the menu is 95% gluten-free, and this happens naturally because they cook with mostly latin and Peruvian ingredients like masa, hominy, yuca, sweet potatoes, etc... instead of the usual wheat-based starches. I highly recommend the arepas and ceviche during happy hour. I can't wait to come back and try the full menu. I'm impressed by the reasonable prices and I hope this place sticks around for a long time. Very romantic but would also be good for small groups.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Celebrated my 30th birthday here. Food was delicious, service was amazing and ambiance was a vibe. Aikana was an experience that we all enjoyed! Thank you for a memorable birthday dinner experience!!!

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food. Great service! Hidden gem!

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  10. LucinoS

    Chicago

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What an amazing experience, quality food, tasty drinks and exceptional attentive service. This is one of the best restaurants in town and highly recommended it..!!!!

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really pleased with the food, drinks, service, and ambiance here. Went during happy hour after work and have to say the arepas are amazing.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Drinks and service are great! The food is just ok, not a lot of flavor in the grouper and the “land to sea” entree. Also not a big fan of automatic 20% tip

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food and the best Espresso Martini! Also great service.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Came for happy hour and we’re glad we did because the food is just okay and it’s extremely overpriced. Same goes for the margarita I had.

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  15. Erika

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Honestly everything was fantastic; from the food to the beverages and ambiance. There were a couple big parties there before we were sat and as a result, it took 20-30 minutes more to get into our seats for our 8:15 reservation and our entree took way too long to come out (due to the kitchen dealing with the big parties), however it was worth the wait. Would definitely be back, and am considering having my next birthday party here.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    It was a very nice setting with perfect lighting, live music with a DJ and excellent flavors - both drinks and food

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  17. NikoleM

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food is great, and so are their cocktails. The spritz and tessoro were my fave, and actually very large cocktails. The attention to presentation and detail is spectacular. We ordered the bandeja which is a great value if you’re into sharing. There were 4 of us and we still took home leftovers. The ceviche is to die for, as well as the wagyu arepas. The Starr is very friendly and attentive, and I appreciate the chef coming out to explain the dishes as they were served. The space itself is so beautiful, and is great for a romantic date night or fun night with friends.

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  18. IRubio

    Richmond

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was amazing and the staff was 10/10. Everything was perfect!

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  19. MSB1

    Richmond

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The restaurant is gorgeous and last night they had like music, which was a nice addition. The volume of the music while beautiful was way too loud. It made it so everyone was screaming over each other. The decor is gorgeous and the lobby lounge area is a great spot to have a drink before dinner. I had the grouper, which was tasty, but the consistency it was at the fish was over cooked. The vegan ceviche was delicious.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The entire experience was amazing. Vibe was legit. Food was dope. Drinks were damn good.

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  21. Rosa

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was great but the appetizers were the only ones that we weren’t too happy about. They were not that great.. some of the drinks were good not all. The service was good but there was a few times the waiter took long to check on us when we wanted another drink but it did look busy. We had a reservation luckily. Overall it was really nice and different! I loved the steak and sides!! The drinks were unique but some were too sweet and the margarita honestly was strong. Some people love that though. The server was really nice and helpful.

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  22. Delarine

    Chicago

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 15, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    I was excited to go here for my birthday. The service started off amazing the workers were nice took our group picture our waiter gave us a champagne toast and he let us add lamb chops to one of their pre fixe menus for a $10 up charge per person he was super patient also. Up until we received 8 lamb chops for 7 people. $10 more a person for us to have one lamb chop each was crazy. They also brought out fish however we made it clear of the seafood allergies 2 people had and that we wanted strictly lamb chops. They took the fish back, I asked can we substitute or bring us more lamb chops due to the allergy he said no walked away and told us we never told him when in fact we mentioned it twice, the 2nd time it was mentioned was when they brought the appetizers that one included octopus . He spoke to the director who didn’t acknowledge us but sent the manager over who apologized and took the lamb chops back also. The director kept mugging our table also. The manager was very nice and gave us a free shot and served us my cake. Overall 2/10 for me I’m highly disappointed because the tiktok reviews were amazing

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  23. CarmellaD

    Chicago

    13 reviews

    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great creative drinks and good atmosphere for a date or small group of friends. Food I’d hit or miss on some items , but definitely creative

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  24. Tracy

    Chicago

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were celebrating our 26th anniversary and absolutely loved Aikana. The food was amazing and the drinks very unique.

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  25. DonnaV

    Chicago

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was great with amazing presentation. Creative cocktails

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  26. EbonyK

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really enjoyed the night for my birthday with friends. Servers were very knowledgeable about the menu and the staff made me feel very special.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    37 reviews

    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and drinks were amazing. It was a gorgeous restaurant and I loved the trendy vibe. I would go back for sure.

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  28. Madalyn

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was amazing from the minute we entered the restaurant. The food was delicious and waiters were attentive.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    it was our first time at Aikana, and we couldn't have had a better time. The cocktails were fun and tasty… The service was friendly and accommodating. The food was outstanding (appetizers, main courses, dessert). The atmosphere was very nice – we sat in the private dining room off the main floor so it was a little quieter. next time, I think we will opt for the main floor. all in all, very pleased with the experience.

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  30. RobertM

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 7, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the best meals I have had in Chicagoland recently period.

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  31. ToniM

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent, colorful, fresh tasting food, knowledgeable and nice service, tropical atmosphere, quickly added to our list of favorites. We will be back very soon!

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    5 stars all around! Don’t sleep on this place. Cocktails are excellent, very high level food presentation. All the dishes we had were outstanding elevated and delicious! Ambiance and interior space was so well designed. Was super impressed with the Pan Latino menu from south and Central America. Wagyu arepa was yum!! Place was busy starting at 5:30 on a Saturday which makes sense.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food. Unique. Excellent service. Our waiter was really helpful. We had the octopus and ceviche which were delicious. All of our main courses were tasty as well

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  34. RalphB

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wow. Just wow. Recommendations and knowledge from our server, Luisa, were ABOVE AND BEYOND! We could not have had a better meal with live South American music and a jungle-like low lit atmosphere beautifully designed. This was such an amazing experience that I will be recommending any one to. I hope they have one in the Bay Area of California because I was BLOWN AWAY! The passion fruit margarita was an extremely memorable cocktail. The lamb with white corn was an incredible recommendation as well. Hats off to Aikana! Thank you all for the visual, audio, and taste ride, team! You have out done yourselves!

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  35. tewanah

    Chicago

    18 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Very nice and beautiful ambiance. My friend enjoyed her drink and food.

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  36. Esmia

    Chicago

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The drink selection is enjoyable. The food is amazing. The services is attentive. The atmosphere is so delightful. I would recommend this restaurant for the food, drinks and experience.

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  37. Jeannette

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 25, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Appetaizer mote-chorizo litle salty. Food us good, excellent presentation and creativity. Cocktails delicious but price for jaguar paw is high.

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  38. LexiefromChicago

    Chicago

    30 reviews

    4.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The cod wings and wagyu starter were a fabulous way to start our meal. The mains we had were the scallops and the cactus and eggplant, both were outstanding. The Octopus and pork belly left a little to be desired and I would not try it again. I would come back and try the rest of the menu though. Overall, a fantastic experience.

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  39. KarenC

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding! Delicious food with beautiful presentation. Our server was lovely and knowledgeable. Cocktails were delicious and fun! This was our second time dining at Aikana. We'll be back!!!

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  40. Latinx

    Chicago

    12 reviews

    2.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    They seemed very focused on presentation and molecular chemistry at the expense of flavor and value. The waiter was very insistent on pushing cocktails and entrees that proved to be mediocre

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Aikana is rated 4.6 stars by 384 OpenTable diners.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Google Map for Aikana

652 W Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60661-2114

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Randolph and Des Plaines
  • Neighborhood
    West Loop
  • Hours of operation
    Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:30 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Latin American, South American
  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Alexander Quintero
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Indoor Fireplace, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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