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!
Fantastic food, intimate setting, and great decor make for a unique and excellent dining experience.
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!
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!!!
Fantastic! But expensive. Great service. Wonderful plates.
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...).
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.
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.