Katana - Chicago

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Katana is the essential Japanese Sushi and Robata Bar in Los Angeles, Dubai, and now Chicago. Katana is distinctively energetic and stylish, serving imaginative Japanese cuisine in a seductive setting. We capture the essence of authentic Robatayaki, a cutting-edge form of traditional Japanese barbeque, and extraordinary Sushi, offering the best of both worlds—exceptional raw and cooked cuisine. Guests enjoy bamboo-skewered items grilled over traditional Japanese bincho tan charcoals which infuse a rich, smoky flavor into tasty seafood, vegetables, meat, and poultry delicacies. Katana also offers an astounding assortment of cold dishes served by our master sushi chefs using only the freshest fish sourced from around the world.

Stop by and see why The Chicago Tribune rates Katana 3 stars! Book your next event with us! Call Angela Riccioni for more details 312-877-5544.
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Mon - Thu 5:00PM - 6:00PM 9:00PM - 9:45PM
Fri - Sat 5:00PM - 6:00PM 10:00PM - 11:45PM

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San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We booked reservations for this place last minute for a quick trip to Chicago. This place did not disappoint! The ambiance was amazing. Cocktails and food were delicious. Portions are smaller but hands down has been the best food my husband and I ever had. We ordered the rib eye wrapped asparagus which was by far the favorite part of the meal. I would recommend the Chilean sea bass. We also had the Kobe pepper skewer. The katana roll was fresh and tastebud blowing. A little spicy but it was described as such. The pork belly fried rice was to die for. Our server Eduardo was probably the beat server I have ever had.We will definitely be going back to this restaurant.

JL
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

As someone who truly enjoys finding new flavors and experiencing tastes, but has many family members who are very good cooks themselves and some even with degrees in culinary arts, Katana was a true pleasure. Our server Mariel struck the hard-to-find-balance of being engaging, knowledgeable about not only the menu choices but their technique and background, and letting the outstanding meal speak for itself while we enjoyed our own company. The rest of the staff, from the hostess to the manager to the bus boys, were professional, attentive, polite and helpful. We ordered the chef's feast and supplemented this dinner for two with several of Mariel's suggestions to make it a meal for three, and there wasn't a single dish that paled in comparison to the others. When I travel with friends we make a point of finding one, high quality meal on each trip. This was easily in the top 3 meals - and overall dining experiences - I've had and I didn't have to go any farther than my own city to find it!

H
Detroit
13 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

It a great get together restaurant for food and good time. It is a little too pricy and closes too early, 10 pm, at the weekend.

A
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Date night with the hubs. Food was excellent. Service wasn't bad, it was a bit crowded and loud so that slowed service a bit but otherwise everything was really great.

OT
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great experience, everything tasted great. Great end to end service from the whole staff.

j
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Service was poor because all attention was given to a private event.

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Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

Disappointing experience from arrival to departure...from hostess to manager. Got seated 10 minutes after our reservation time of 5:45pm, plenty of tables open and available plus there were 3 hostess. Got seated at a table with direct sunlight in our eyes, asked for a different table. Hostess walked away to check as she was unable to make a decision on her own and never came back. Told server upfront that we were on a time crunch and had to be out by a certain time. Food was delayed, asked for our check before all food came out, didn't get check for another 15 minutes. Had a split check payment with a gift card, cash and credit card. Manager took the bill and didn't come back for 10 minutes, finally came back and said that the gift card was expired and that he charged the other credit card without checking with us first. Who knew gift cards expired...the restaurant is only 2 years old? Yes, he took a few items off our bill to compensate for the expired gift card and dining experience, but his approach about it was very cold and argumentative with no apology about charging a card in full without checking or acknowledging out complaints regarding our experience.

m
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 3

I had one of the worse experience of dining ever! It was compensated by management by providing us a free meal but I still don't think it was worth wasting an evening. My boyfriend and I are very busy and we finally had an evening off for a date night for four hours. We spent three hours in the restaurant waiting for food, one hour in between each appetizer portion and food never actually made it to our table. Our server told us this is it we don't have any food coming for you at the end of three hours and said our meal is comped because of their lack of service. I appreciate them not charging me $100 but we felt neglected, unimportant, hungry, frustrated as others got their food in time. It is utterly disrespectful for them to just let us sit and completely ignore us. We grabbed pizza after. I will never go back to Katana.

D
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfection from start to finish. Superb food. Would highly recommend.

PB
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pricey, but worth it, especially for special occasions.

L
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a great place! The class and ambiance of a Catch or Tao restaurant but without the crazy buzz. It definitely seems like the type of place where you’d expect lots of young groups of people drinking or having a meal before heading out to the clubs.

Quality is high, and the ambiance is great. More people should come here.

TB
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a great time! Staff always goes above and beyond! Will always be my favorite place to dine!

OT
Chicago
59 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service

Delicious sushi

Ty
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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is a must have if you prefer Asian or fresh cuisine. The ambiance is bar none and the food is to match. The menu is to share and you should plan to enjoy that. Recommendations - katana and rose a steak.

IJ
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 1

Plates arrived with 10 minutes difference each. Employees seemed to be unconfortable and the place too much noisy. Not to be recommended

a
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Okay food, nice service, not the best sushi in Chicago.

OT
Charleston
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Katana thinks they’re a 10 but they’re the equivalent of 5 2’s! Way to go you suck!

OT
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Service could have been better, it was a slow night and we still had to ask someone to grab our server we hadn’t seen in awhile to order.

E
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Beautiful restaurant however I think it was overpriced. Food was good but not worth the price. Also didn’t realize that it was small plates.

OT
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We are from Wisconsin and always love this restaurant! The staff and ambience is perfect for a date or family!

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A lovely experience at katana! Definitely a special occasion place but everything was superb.

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Responded on August 30, 2019

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AP
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Everything was mediocre at best. Would not go there again. Huge disappointment

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Overpriced food. I felt like I was in a club. Service was okay—not terrible but also not good.

PD
Phoenix
12 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal from start to finish. We did the meat and fish platters and added apps and sushi. The Brussel sprout chips were great and I’m not a fan of Brussel sprouts. Not noisy so the whole table could talk to each other. Would definitely go back when I’m in Chicago again.

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

Eddie is the best! The food is always excellent but he makes the experience on another level which makes this our favorite restaurant.

MD
New England
10 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my husband's and my first visit to Katana, while taking a mini-vacation to Chicago. WOW ! We were blown away from the superb customer service from the moment we were greeted by our host/hostess and the entire staff greeting us in Japanese! Table service was excellent as was the amazing dishes brought to us. The manager came over to say hello and ask us how our experience was - we told him this was our first visit to Katana but would not be our last. If you have a chance to check out Katana while in Chicago, DO SO! You won't be disappointed!

BD
Chicago
37 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 5ambience 2

Music sucked, for was delicious and great service.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

Sashimi was sliced to thick, better 3 slices instead of 2.
The maki missed an extra flavour
Miso.marinated black cod needed a lttle more miso

CA
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

The service was horrible and the suski was not good my wife almost slipped due yo water on the floor. I will never go back there again.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

patio music just too loud to actually have a conversation without having to scream across the table. You get used to it, but the music could be more in the background rather than the foreground.

N
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing sushi, crazy professional service. Made my neices birthday extra special. Cant wait to go back

FG
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 4

Food is great and service is generally good, but the waiters shamelessly push for the most expensive items on the menu.

A
New England
4 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Wonderful service and really good food.

SW
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 2

food is refresh and service is good. But I am not impressed by any aspects. With this tier I am expecting more. For example, introduce the dish name(fish spicy and from) or provide a clean table(dust on our table). One-time visit.

M
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Phenomenal food and service - our server knew everything about the menu and helped us to navigate it perfectly. Also, they had a DJ and sent out a special treat for my bday. 10/10 would definitely go again!!!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mark, the manager, was great!

OT
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service were great. I

A
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely amazing, definitely will come back next time I visit!!!

KR
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 1food 5service 1ambience 1

Today’s my birthday and our waitress, Jennifer P, made sure to try her best to not let me enjoy it. She was very short and rude with us for the moment we came in and didn’t smile one time. She didn’t bring us any utensils to eat with. She never came to ask us how our food was. On top of all of that, my boyfriend tried to surprise me with getting a dessert for me and he asked her when I was not there to bring it at the end of the dinner. After we ordered some more food she said “ok so should I bring the dessert after this?” and completely ruined the surprise.

Katana - Chicago
Responded on July 20, 2019

Hello, this is General Manager Ben Meyer, I'm writing to inquire about the feedback you shared with us. I am saddened to learn of your negative experience and I was hoping to work towards a resolution with you and your boyfriend. I have shared your feedback with our team in order to learn from our mistakes, I assure you we strive to grow and develop our team every day. My email is bmeyer@katanachicago Ben Meyer

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BT
Chicago
37 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Comfortable spacious dining experience
The food is outstanding
Wide variety of sake
Wait staff was very attentive

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