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kitaro surf & turf & sushi

4.6
4.6
707 Reviews
$30 and under
Sushi
KITARO Surf & Turf & Sushi is a 4000 sq. ft. restaurant that has seating for 140, large bar, patio dining for 40, and a private dining room that will seat 50. You will find the atmosphere modern and alive with energy. Our expanded bar will offer full service cocktails, fine wine, sake and handcrafted cocktails. We open 7 days a week.
Executive Chef and owner John Kitaro has over 30 years’ experience specializing in preparation of exquisite sushi dishes. He brings to your table not only the best sushi, but also stunning presentations of each dish that comes to your table.
Our new and expanded menu successfully marries extraordinary cuisine in an exquisite setting. Asian Fusion creations, a large selection of top quality steaks, lobster, sushi & much more. We believe that we have created the best of both Modern Asian cuisine and an upscale steakhouse for your dining pleasure.

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2 people

9:00 PM


Booked 12 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Sushi, Steakhouse, Japanese

  • Hours of operation

    Mon, Wed, Thu 11:00 am–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–10:30 pm Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (219) 301-5090

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    John Yi

  • Neighborhood

    Munster, IN

  • Cross street

    45TH STREET

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Additional

    Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 707 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Northwest Indiana

    Best Overall

  • Northwest Indiana

    Best Food

  • Northwest Indiana

    Best Service

  • Northwest Indiana

    Best Ambiance

  • Northwest Indiana

    Best Value

  • Northwest Indiana

    Good for Groups

  • Northwest Indiana

    Great for Lunch

  • Northwest Indiana

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Northwest Indiana

    Romantic

  • Northwest Indiana

    Most Booked

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  1. J

    Jeanne

    Chicago

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious and Lindsey our sever was great
  2. AK

    AubreyK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lindsay our waitress was great!! We come here quite often!!

    kitaro surf & turf & sushiResponded 2 days agoWe can't thank you enough for your incredibly kind review!! Above all, letting us know that Lindsay was great and we know that she would want us to thank you on her behalf!! We hope to see you back soon!!!

  3. Z

    Zyzy

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Everything was really well ❤️, took a little bit longer to come out but worth the wait . It was fye will be back with my mom

    kitaro surf & turf & sushiResponded on September 21, 2022Thank you for taking the time to share this positive rating! We will make sure to share this with the team to let them know to keep up the work they’re doing!! We hope you'll stop by again soon with your mom!!!

  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Last two times the wait time for food was over 45 minutes. Makes us not want to visit anymore.

    kitaro surf & turf & sushiResponded on September 21, 2022Thank you for taking the time to write about your dine-in time with us and we apologize for what you experienced. If you could provide any details of your visit (approximate time, around where you sat/reserverations?, etc,... I would be more than happy to look into what had happened.

  5. G

    Grandma

    Chicago

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We always have a wonderful time. The food is outstanding and the wine is great. The service was great, we never felt we weren't being taken care of. Oysters on the shell were so fresh and tasty. See you soon.

    kitaro surf & turf & sushiResponded on September 16, 2022Your review, recommendations, and 5 stars is what every restaurant dreams of getting so we thank you from the bottom of our hearts for you taking the time to post about your stay with us!! We loved knowing you enjoyed the food and adult beverage and look forward to your return visit!!!

  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Service, quality of food both were disappointing. Spending $182 before tip for 2 adults and 1 child should yield a great tasting meal. It was loud, felt grimy (tables/chairs/menus), and the food wasn’t as delicious as i had remembered. Hope this was a way-off night and not indicative of regular service. And $17 to add on 3 tiny scallops felt excessive.

    kitaro surf & turf & sushiResponded on September 7, 2022Thank you for sharing your feedback. We’re sorry your experience didn’t match your expectations. I hope that you were able to express your concerns to your server so we could have an opportunity to try and make your visit a more pleasant one. It sounds like you were a past client as well and hope that this recent experience can be put behind us as we would love for you can give us another try!

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Quick service with excellent fresh raw sushi. Their take on raw oysters were also fantastic.

    kitaro surf & turf & sushiResponded on September 7, 2022Thank you so much for taking the time to provide feedback on the sushi, oysters, and service! We are so delighted that you rate our service as a 5 star one and hope to see you again soon!!!

  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Love the floors and the food but I think there’s an opportunity to remove some of the decor, it’s a little over styled. The restaurant is very clean and the service is good.

    kitaro surf & turf & sushiResponded on August 26, 2022We’re glad you loved the food! This review made our day and we appreciate you taking the time to post it!! Thank you for telling us about your experience and if you could provide any details about the decor that you mentioned, we are definitely up for suggestions!!!

  9. G

    Grandma

    Chicago

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I tried two new appetizers when I was there. One was Menameme. I remember shucking peas for soup with my grandma. I did enjoy the spicey taste. The other was the sweet potatos. Anyone ordering these will not be disappointed, especially if you like crunchy which I do. Both of these suggestions were made by my grand-daughter. Can't wait to come back with her and try something new again.

    kitaro surf & turf & sushiResponded on August 26, 2022We appreciate you taking the time to post your wonderful review and are thrilled that you loved your experience with your granddaughter! Our staff will definitely be happy to read what you wrote! We look forward to hopefully seeing you again soon!!

  10. JR

    JillR

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing and our server was attentive and knowledgeable. I can’t wait to go back!

    kitaro surf & turf & sushiResponded on August 26, 2022We’re glad you loved the eats and service! This review made our day and we appreciate you taking the time to post it!! Thank you for telling us about your experience!!!

  11. ML

    MeatLover

    Chicago

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Kitaro never disappoints and never afraid to recommend it to friends or go there with friends. Always good. Keep it up please.
  12. S

    Susana

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    We had spicy mojito..amazing! Food was fabulous. We ate so much and was delicious So many choices to pick from. We made reservations inline and were able to get in with no problem. Highly recommend to check out. Perfect ambiance for date nite
  13. D

    Derrick

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    I'll start by saying the sushi was good, I would consider going back for sushi and drinks. However, everything else about the experience was not that great and to be honest, somewhat bizarre. Our server was training a new server and between the 2 of them, and a really awkward buss boy, we had someone come to our table every 2-3 minutes, we literally started to keep tabs on it because it it felt so intrusive and disruptive. I thought the server who was training was going to ask us to try our food and drinks, not even kidding she made so many comments i thought I should just offer her some. Her comments about our food made the experience so awkward. And the entrees were not great, and way over priced for what we got. My date got a side of scallops with his meal, while the server did give him a heads up that it comes with 3 scallops, she didn't mention that they were the size of a quarter. So out comes 3 tiny scallops for $20 extra, we aren't cheap people but you expect to get what you pay for. And over all the food was not that great, just a really awkward and bizarre experience over all, really probably wouldn't go back there are plenty of other establishments that offer the same kind of food for a better value and experience.
  14. LC

    LCRCelebrations

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We celebrated our 16th Wedding Anniversary by having lunch at Kitaro’s. Our service, food, and experience was Great! We recommend Kitaro’s to anyone who wants to experience fabulous service, ambiance, and stellar sushi!!!
  15. b

    brhrueth

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    We’ve come here more than once and are happy each time we leave. Our server last night, Julie, was attentive & personable. The grilled octopus appetizer was fantastic!
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent food, great service and delicious drinks.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always great food, great service and great ambience!

    kitaro surf & turf & sushiResponded on July 27, 2022Thank you so much for taking the time to provide feedback! We are so delighted that you rate our service as a 5 star one and hope to see you again soon!!!

  18. C

    Carol

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    The food was ok. For the price I thought it would have been better. Didn’t realize I was ordering just raw fish not sushi roll. Menu was confusing for me
  19. DC

    DaniceC

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I have yet to be disappointed and always enjoy myself and the food!

    kitaro surf & turf & sushiResponded on July 21, 2022Thank you so incredibly much for posting your sweet and generous review!! We hope this means that we will be seeing you again...SOON!!! :)

  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Double Date night with best friends who live in Indiana. Great place to go and get away from the busy city. Sushi is awesome. Must try the Firecracker and Volcano Shrimp roll, sooo good. Order Garlic Edamame and Gyoza to start out. Filet and pork chops are great too! Tasty drinks as well, you won’t be disappointed!

    kitaro surf & turf & sushiResponded on September 21, 2022Thank you so much for taking the time to post about your stay with us and we love that you thought of us to share a great time with your date and another couple! We appreciate your comments about the food and beverages and hope that we can have all of you back again soon!!!

  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great and our server was awesome!!

    kitaro surf & turf & sushiResponded on July 21, 2022Thank you so much for letting us know how your visit with us went! We appreciate your kind words, appointed 5 stars, and hope that we can see you again soon!!

  22. B

    Bill

    Chicago

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love this place. The food is great and the service even better.

    kitaro surf & turf & sushiResponded on July 6, 2022Thank you for taking the time to share this positive rating! We will make sure to share this with the team to let them know to keep up the work they’re doing!! We hope you'll stop by again soon!!!

  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Delicious options worth trying. Full bar and specialty drinks. Very good tasty food choices.

    kitaro surf & turf & sushiResponded on July 6, 2022Thank you so much for taking the time to provide feedback! We are so delighted that you rate our service as a 5 star one and hope to see you again soon!!!

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Service was poorly for the first time Food and drinks as always deliciousness

    kitaro surf & turf & sushiResponded on July 6, 2022I'm sorry to hear that we weren't able to provide you the service you have received in the past. If you would like to provide any details (approximate time, and information about the service, etc,...) I would be more than happy to look into it! We appreciate that you still were able to give us 5 stars and do hope that you will give us another chance and hope to see you back!

  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrated our daughters 19th birthday. Food was amazing and Julie was a delight!

    kitaro surf & turf & sushiResponded on July 6, 2022Thank you so much for coming back to see us and posting about your stay!! I know that Julie appreciates the shout out to her!! Please come back and see us again soon!!!

  26. NT

    NalanT

    Chicago

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Repeat dining,always good food, service and relaxing vibes.

    kitaro surf & turf & sushiResponded on July 6, 2022Thank you so much for taking the time to provide feedback! We are so delighted that you rate our service as a 5 star one and that you are a repeat customer!! We appreciate it all!!!

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Oklahoma City

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    We went for Father’s Day and it was fine, our food took forever and they had our sushi sitting there for over 30 minutes before having to ask for them to bring it before everything else… they sat us in the back room that seemed to hold every kid that walked into the restaurant lol

    kitaro surf & turf & sushiResponded on June 21, 2022I am very sorry to hear about the timeliness of your food when you dined with us. We hope that you can dine with us again soon and realize that night was an exception and your thoughts of our service can be restored.

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our favorite sushi spot in NWI

    kitaro surf & turf & sushiResponded on June 21, 2022We are so grateful for your kind words! Thanks for sharing your review with us and the community and absolutely loved hearing we're one of your favorites!!!

  29. JB

    JuliaB

    Chicago

    23 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    I enjoyed my dinner at Kitaro. I sat on the patio, which was new to me.

    kitaro surf & turf & sushiResponded on July 6, 2022We are so grateful for your kind words! Thanks for sharing your review with us and the community!!

  30. J

    Jencuad

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love kitaro sushi- theres not many choices in the area so this is an excellent option. Highly recommend reservations as they are always very busy especially on weekends.

    kitaro surf & turf & sushiResponded on June 21, 2022Thank you so incredibly much for posting your sweet and generous review!! We hope this means that we will be seeing you again!!

  31. HA

    HeatherA

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Birthday dinner

    kitaro surf & turf & sushiResponded on June 21, 2022A very HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY!! Thank you so much for your positive rating for your recent visit with us! We hope you can join us again soon!!

  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Too loud. Was hard to have a conversation. It’s not a bar. Drinks were good but slow to get to table. Mike the server did good job. Seared beef ribs were over charred. Overall enjoyed. I expected more variety on the chefs choice 15. Just 4 types. Will return but you deserve honest review.

    kitaro surf & turf & sushiResponded on June 21, 2022I'm sorry to hear that your stay wasn't a 5 star one: please know that if there is an issue with your food, to let your server know as soon as possible, so if it is something we can fix, we will try! Same will go for the music: if it is too loud, we will do our best to accommodate the level! We are happy to hear that Mike was the silver lining and I'm sure he would want us to thank you on his behalf! Thank you for your feedback and we do hope that you can come back and visit us again soon!

  33. DL

    DebbieL

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great date place Great service Love the appetizers Reasonable pricing

    kitaro surf & turf & sushiResponded on June 21, 2022Thank you so much! We love reading words like "Great", "Love", and "Reasonable"!! We really appreciate your post, the 5 stars, and hope that we can see you soon!!!

  34. NT

    NalanT

    Chicago

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous night! Our guests were sooo impressed with the food. It’s a big deal since our guest is a chef himself and is very picky about flavors. Thank you Carrie and John for an impressive evening .

    kitaro surf & turf & sushiResponded on June 21, 2022Your review, recommendations, and 5 stars is what every restaurant dreams of getting so we thank you from the bottom of our hearts for you taking the time to post about your stay with us!! I know that Carrie and John very much appreciate your kind words and look forward to your return visit!!!

  35. JR

    JohnREL

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time but won’t be the last time!!enjoyed it!
  36. MB

    MsBey

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    The food was okay. Our server was okay but she kept forgetting to put in some of our order or some of it came out wrong.
  37. P

    Patty

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious sushi, very knowledgeable and kind staff.

    kitaro surf & turf & sushiResponded on June 2, 2022Thank you so much! We love reading words like "Delicious", "Knowledgeable", and "Kind"!! We really appreciate your post, the 5 stars, and hope that we can see you soon!!!

  38. MC

    MarissaC

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food exceptional as always.

    kitaro surf & turf & sushiResponded on June 2, 2022Are you trying to make us blush?!! Thank you so much for taking the time to provide feedback! We are so delighted that you rate our food as a 5 star one and hope to see you again soon!!!

  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this place so delicious and Carrie and Jon are the best sushi is definitely there passion and it shows so glad we have this in northwest Indiana

    kitaro surf & turf & sushiResponded on June 2, 2022We loveeeee you taking the time to post your review and your incredibly kind words!! I know Carrie and John would be so graciously appreciative of your shout out to them and very well deserved as well!!! Thank you, thank you, thank you for letting us know your thoughts and most of all, being a repeat customer!! We hope to see you back again soon!!!!

  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Greeted promptly then seated. Waitress was right there for a drink order and to answer any questions. Food was fantastic as were drinks. Plan on going back many more times.

    kitaro surf & turf & sushiResponded on June 2, 2022The Kitaro team is happy to hear you had such a wonderful experience! We’re so glad you enjoyed the service and the biggest compliment was hearing that you will come back to visit us again!! Thank you so much for stopping by, we really appreciate it, and we hope to see you again soon!!

FAQs

kitaro surf & turf & sushi does offer delivery in partnership with Chow Now. kitaro surf & turf & sushi also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (219) 301-5090.

kitaro surf & turf & sushi is rated 4.6 stars by 707 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

9:00 PM


Booked 12 times today
Google Map for kitaro surf & turf & sushi

9625 Calumet Ave Suite A, Munster, IN 46321

Additional information

  • Cross street

    45TH STREET

  • Neighborhood

    Munster, IN

  • Hours of operation

    Mon, Wed, Thu 11:00 am–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–10:30 pm Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Sushi, Steakhouse, Japanese

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    John Yi

  • Additional

    Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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