Yūgen is a modern-day fine dining restaurant. Led by Chef Mari Katsumura, the menu features contemporary Japanese cuisine showcasing a balance of ingredients in their simplest form.
The idea carries over to ambiance and service, presenting a poised equilibrium of all aspects - food, design, and hospitality.
Our tasting menu is offered at $205 per guest. Optional beverage pairing is available for $135.
***Please note that reservations are not accepted for Kaisho. It is available to walk in guests on a first come, first served basis only.***
Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:30 pm
Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–12:00 am
Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–1:00 am
New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers
Celebrate New Year's Eve at Yūgen! We are offering a 7-9 course tasting menu for $275, with an optional beverage pairing available. We require 72 hours notice in order to avoid a $200 per person cancellation fee. Kaisho will be open on a first come, first served basis. Call 312-265-1008 for info!
Monday, December 31, 2018
Amazing bday dinner. 2 star quality
Yugen was the best "Dining Experience" of my life.
We had an exquisite experience at this new spot. The space was beautiful and tranquil, staff were polished and professional, and the food was inventive and transcendent. Given how strong everything was less than a week after opening, we’re exciting see how Yūgen develops.
Fantastic fine Drining with a Japanese influence. Great service and ambiance. Wine pairings were wonderful and my wife enjoyed the non-alcoholic concoctions they created for her. Really enjoyed!
It was day two of Yūgen and canapés kicked off a thirteen course tasting menu with the subtlety of a pyrotechnic, as it seizes your attention with all five senses on a high note. The top-notch opening of the meal is something one doubts chef Mari Katsumara would be able to deliver on through the rest of the Japanese inventive menu. But let me state it now, I was completely wrong in my skepticism. In addition, the wine pairing by sommelier Olivia is delivered with genuine enthusiasm that shines through in her smile and service and enhances the whole dining experience. The cheesecake with apple and lemon dill yogurt is the best dessert I have eaten in 2018, so far. I love how it plays with my mind – it’s a dessert, its an appetizer, it’s an entrée, it’s brilliant food. In addition, I experienced some Swedish nostalgia in the wisdom of sweet-savory presentation via its use of lemon and dill. Remarkable! World-class!
Opening night at Yūgen was an incredible experience. They are aiming for the moon with their standards for food quality, service, and an impeccable wine pairing.