Kikko

4.9
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$50 and over
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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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4.9based on recent ratings
4.9
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5.0
service
4.9
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vipOpenTable Diner
Mexico City
5 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was extraordinary, from the moment the door opens to reveal the cozy, beautiful bar-kitchen to the last plate, the experience was magical. Top-notch cuisine, delicious sake and cocktails pairing, and a great service.

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MarissaT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience!

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AndreaL
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my new favorite Chicago restaurant!!! I was so impressed by the meticulously prepared, creative dishes. The cocktail/sake pairing is a MUST. The service also blew me away; the omakase style made for such an intimate, friendly experience with not only the serving staff but also with the incredible chefs. Furthermore, it was the first time that my left-handedness has ever been addressed at restaurant. Love the attention to detail!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great place to celebrate a special occasion. The service was excellent. The drink pairings were really interesting and the food was also great.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal

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Tadas
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's expensive, but it's worth it. If you love food, it's time to make a reservation.

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ChicagoGirl37
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a beautiful evening. One of the best meals of my life. Can’t recommend enough.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the best restaurant experience that I have ever had. There is no more to be said.

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Brisby
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The whole experience was absolute perfection. Can't wait to go back.

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vipFRANKS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This experience has definitely earned its reputation. Watching the staff prep the dishes in front of you definitely elevates the meal. The dishes progressed as the evening went on, in the best way. I had the cocktail/sake pairing while my wife had champagne. Both were excellent, and a couple of the cocktails were real showstoppers. Mariya Russell and the staff took lots of time to talk to the guests during the meal, which was a huge bonus. Also, of all the restaurants in Chicago, this had the best pescatarian substitute for Wagyu beef. I was not stuffed full at the end of the meal, but I did not leave hungry. We had a very small bite at Kumiko upstairs just before dining, which was a good move. Congratulations to the Kikko team on the Michelin Star! We are definitely coming back, and bringing friends.

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vipJaimeK
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This small, 10 seating tasting menu was INCREDIBLE. Great for a surprise or special occasion as it is pricey. I surprised my foodie husband for his bday and he was beyond impressed.

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vipErikJ
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From minute we walked in the door, everything was exceptional - service, food, ambiance. Everything.

Especially enjoyed being able to talk with the Michelin-starred chef as she prepared each item on the menu.

Exceptionality often doesn't come cheaply, and it doesn't come cheaply at Kikko.

Still, this is a fine choice for a special night out.

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vipPalita
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it. Great team. Beautiful service.

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AlecJ
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow. This experience blew me away. Incredible food, prepared in a beautiful space, with a more laid-back experience than I've ever seen at a place this high-end. It's not a whole lot of food, so I left a bit hungry, but each dish was absolutely exquisite. I loved it, and would absolutely go back.

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krfoodie
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic!

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NinaG
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding doesn't even begin to describe this meal. It was absolutely phenomenal.

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vipChicago
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience. Food, service, and ambiance were all amazing. I even followed the spotify playlist after we left. Highly reccomend.

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vipAshleyW
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing. The chef and alcohol pairings were fantastic. Everything was exquisitely explained.

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OpenTable Diner
Montreal
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing

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Evan
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a phenomenal experience at Kikko! The food was outstanding as was the ambience, and it was a very personal experience as you're in a room with 6 total dinner-goers and 3-4 staff members, including those preparing the food. They are extremely knowledgeable, attentive, and were happy to answer and and all questions during the meal! Additionally, everyone was quite nice and personable and we enjoying talking to the chefs and other staff members. I would highly recommend going here!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Effortless, beautiful, interesting ~ not to be missed!

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Vern
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was outstanding; the service attentive, friendly, and fun; and the cocktails were revelatory. Simply a wonderful experience overall.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing from beginning to end.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Blown away. So we’ll done. Everything was perfect.

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Woongster
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience and ambulance. Was perfect for my wife’s birthday. She loved the omakase and the basement level private setting.

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Blue
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My experience was transcendental, pure sensory stimulation. I will only dine here.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just go!!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing
As good of an omokase as there is

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MartinW
London
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Chef Russell's interpretation of traditional Japanese omakase was fantastic, and the comfort and ease with which she guides the intimate 8-seat counter at Kikko really makes for a great experience. We enjoyed the 7-course progression -- everything worked well as part of the theme, the flavors were great and creative, and there were some real stand-outs, especially in the nigiri courses and the agedashi tofu (handmade in-house!). If you are expecting a more traditional, sushi-heavy omakase, there are other places in Chicago that will probably fit the bill better, but I found Kikko to be a worthwhile experience. I knocked off one star in the Value category because I think for the price they could have included 1-2 more main courses...we didn't leave hungry but weren't super full either.

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vipLH9851
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such an incredible and memorable experience. Food was amazing. Highly recommend the cocktail pairings!

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vipLeichacha
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

perfection.

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vipMiche15
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely astonishing! The flavors, attention to detail, and apparent thoughtfulness were AMAZING!!! Chef is so approachable and down to earth! One of the best dining experiences I have had! SIMPLY PHENOMENAL!!!

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JustinM
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food, superb service, quiet ambiance with cool R&B/jazz playlist--and the chefs/staff rounded out the wonderful experience with knowledge and friendliness. Absolutely worthy of their Michelin star, and highly recommended.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Weekend dinnee

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow! This dinner is one of the most memorable dining experiences I have had. The counter space only holds 8 people and each of the 7 courses are prepared right in front of the guests by Chef Russell and her sous chef. The host made sure the guests had great conversation with each other and the chefs. Each course was excellent and the tofu dish lived up to the excellent reviews. This restaurant is highly recommended and worth a special trip to Chicago!

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vipGeoffreyA
Atlanta
28 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience! The space is perfect for an intimate dinner at the chef's counter. The space and service set the tone for a wonderful meal that the food was built upon. Chef and her team have created a really special experience and meal. The food was both light and effortless but packed amazing flavor. Something really special!

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TonyV
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A must-visit restaurant for any sushi lover. Several bites left me and my partner speechless—two of which I'd consider among the best bites of food I've ever had. Pair that with an exceptional drink menu and you have a meal you'll tell people about/recall often. Already planning a return trip.

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Angie
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience! Will spread the word! Patrick and Moriya were very pleasant and most accommodating.

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UriahK
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Although a little pricey with the drink pairing, our meal was amazing! It was such an intimate and unique experience. Would definitely consider going back for a special occasion.

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Kikko is rated 4.9 stars by 109 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.