Kikko

4.6
17 reviews
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Japanese
Kikko is a progression of 7 courses composed by Michelin-starred chef Noah Sandoval, with beverage pairing options by renowned bartender Julia Momose.


The prix fixe menu is offered for $130 and the pairings are available for $65, exclusive of tax and gratuity.


Located in the West Loop in the basement of Kumiko, Kikko offers a unique perspective on the notion of a bar, through a remarkable experience of dining and drinking, to Chicago.


à la carte beverages and dining are available at Kumiko. Please book a table at https://www.barkumiko.com.


We look forward to welcoming you to Kikko!
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Central Coast
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a birthday celebration for my date. Everything actually was extremely beautiful tasty. But for the money I spent I still left hungry😆

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Delicious, tasty food. Unfortunately, it feels like they’re solving for a profit margin and, as a guest, I didn’t feel quite as spoiled as I expected for the price (after tip, about $550 for two, with the cocktail tasting). For example - you get A5 wagyu, but three tiny slivers; in fact, the smallest portion of that particular meat I’ve ever been served. Similarly, if you want to have a cocktail, the only choice is the $65 tasting. Again, it’s good, but doesn’t feel like a great value by the time you’re done. I’m happy I went, but I walked out hungry - for more food and a more luxurious experience.

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JH
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had requested a vegetarian omokase and were not disappointed. Not only was the food amazing, but both the spirit-free and the cocktail/sake pairings worked perfectly.

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New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful tasting course experience. Each course was superbly balanced and not too big. Loved the ambiance and gracious service. A perfect celebratory meal.

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JH
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 1

Overall, the food was fine, but super expensive and we left hungry. We went to Frontera afterwards and had to order real dinner.

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EL
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very cool space. Wonderfully balanced food. Fantastic hospitality

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c
Nashville
14 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

Excellent food but dinning environment too dark and value for money is low.

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AS
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An extremely special experience with top notch drinks, food, and service all done in a traditional Japanese style omakase bar seating. Our only gripe is it’s pretty dimly lit and we would have loved to see everything more clearly. Chef Mariya was warm and happy to answer any of our questions - plus a darn good chef.

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OT
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good menu and pairing program. I feel the cost to value was a little off, but overall very enjoyable

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

Fantastic food, intimate setting, and great decor make for a unique and excellent dining experience.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 1food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant was not even open yet! I was seated at the parent restaurant and served a “meal” that was seven morsels of food. My understanding was a full meal at the new restaurant. Didn’t get it. False advertising!

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SM
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely fabulous!!! Proprietor, mixologist extraordinaire, Julia Momose, establishes a true Japanese Omakase dining experience, that is a gift to the five senses. From the time you enter the non obtrusive entryway, until the time you palate indulges in the final portion of the last course! I was with a very discerning friend of mine, from NYC, and he was highly impressed! Each Omakase course was paired with Julia's own personal libation pairing and even took note of what our tastes were of certain spirits, in order to pair a special cocktail or two within the courses. Atmosphere is very relaxed but upbeat with a great clientele infused into the quaint dining area, which is encompassed into the bar/lounge, with cool, infectious jazz pipping overhead. Attention to detail is what places the overall experience to a night that you will be talking about for a long, long time! A future note. They are expanding their Omakase to seven courses, with opening a new ten seating area downstairs. The upstairs bar/lounge will now be available for walk-ins and merriment. All around fabulous experience for either a date night, close friend(s) gathering or just because you deserve a night out!!!

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m
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic! But expensive. Great service. Wonderful plates.

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

Birthday dinner

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CM
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had the omakase dinner for two on a Sunday evening. Outstanding food paired with sake and cocktails, and a polished experience from start to finish. The chef is a master of textures and flavors, with dishes having just the right amount of crunch, salt, etc. Not only were the cocktails delicious and tailored to our tastes, they were portioned out so that one isn't overwhelmed by alcohol by the end of the meal, which can be a real danger with pairings. My only advice to others is that while the dishes are intensely flavorful, the portions are restrained, so if you have a big appetite, you may wish to have snacks before or bonus dessert afterwards (although the milk toast with fermented honey ice cream and shaved white truffles is a hard act to follow...).

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JW
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Two friends and I came for the experience and were not disappointed. The bartenders and hosts were attentive and friendly. The drinks are interesting and complex. The food was mostly delicious.

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M
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I'm so glad we made it to the Omakase. From silky smooth salmon to the incredible sweet-savory milk toast, every bite was a winner. The drink pairings were perfect, made especially for us based on our tastes. I had a couple of light alcoholic drinks and then a few non-alcoholic. Each one was innovative and unique.

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