kitaro surf & turf & sushi

4.6
394 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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VanessaP
Adelaide
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Service was very slow! 30 mins to take order after looking for the server. Sushi very slow coming out but we saw the chef owner came out twice to bring food and yapping with either his relatives or favorite customers avoiding looking at us! Closing check included 20% tips because of 5 and above per the very bad server. We got 2 adults and 3 kids :) I never under tips anyone before always 20% or more but to not have the option or choices after a very bad lunch outing.

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RondaD
Chicago
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The restaurant is new, beautiful and chic. The food was fresh, delicious and equally appealing to the eye as well as the pallet. However, it was expensive.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food. Ambiance and service was great

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PickyDiner
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything I have tried there has been great quality food. It is pricey but the food is worth it.

kitaro surf & turf & sushi
Responded 4 days ago

We appreciate you letting us know how your stay with us was and awarding us the 5 stars, it really means alot to us that you took the time to do this!! We hope that you can make a return visit to see us again!!

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AishaG
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Power lunch box is a pretty good buy. You get a nice assortment of food at a relatively inexpensive price. Service was good and prompt.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing s as usual!
Love this place

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My sons birthday.

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LisaH
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

The restaurant has great potential. It's a bit pricey for Munster, IN l, so I don't know how often I will dine at this restaurant. I hope that price points are taken into consideration for longevity

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Queen
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was a great experience. I really enjoyed the food and service.

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Grandma
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service given to us by Kaleb wapateds outstanding. He was courteous and anticipated our needs. The food was outstanding and fun. Presentation was great.
I would bring anyone here for great food, service and ambiance.

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elbuzo55
Indiana
5 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

second time dining at Kitaro. just as great as the first time . Looking foward to becoming a regular!

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PatriciaC
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great date night!

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VictoriaS
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our lunch was wonderful! Kitaro always is a fabulous experience. A couple of the group are not sushi fans and had no trouble finding a delicious lunch. As always a delightful time.

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Ricky
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

No need for a far drive into the city when you have excellent food around the corner!

kitaro surf & turf & sushi
Responded on March 26, 2021

We loved hearing that we could be a local choice for you in lieu of going into the city!! Thank you for your 4 stars and recommendation!!!

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Joei
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This has become our go to Sushi place in Northwest Indiana. Choices are plentiful, service is good, atmosphere is lively. I have not had a steak here but understand that side of the menu is good as well.

kitaro surf & turf & sushi
Responded on March 26, 2021

YAY! Thank you for making us your local sushi restaurant!! We couldn't ask for more than your review which encompassed everything a restaurant hopes for: ambiance, food, and service!!! We hope that you can come visit us again soon for the 'left side' of our menu!!

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ED82
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and excellent food! Fresh ingredients and wonderful flavors!

kitaro surf & turf & sushi
Responded on March 26, 2021

"Great", "Excellent", "Wonderful"....OH MY! We appreciate the wonderful review you left and hope that we can see you again soon!!

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IreneC
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’m been multiple times, great food a couple items are over priced (compared to similar restaurants) but worth the quality & service. On my latest visit I was served the wrong item but it was quickly corrected. Service & food quality are always consistent. Returning customer.

kitaro surf & turf & sushi
Responded on March 26, 2021

First of all, we thank you so much for being a repeat customer, and secondly, appreciate that you gave us a chance to correct an issue that had come up during your visit! Thank you for letting us know about your visit and awarding us the 5 stars!!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are always pleased with the food and service

kitaro surf & turf & sushi
Responded on March 26, 2021

So many bouts of appreciation to you for giving us the 5 stars and letting us know how your visit with us went!! We hope to see you back again soon!!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kaleb was Amazing. His service was Exceptional.

kitaro surf & turf & sushi
Responded on March 26, 2021

Thank you so much for letting us know about our Kaleb!! We're not surprised and thank you on his behalf for remembering his name for the compliment!!

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JosephS
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Was a little cramped and loud...ambiance kind of cold but as far as sushi goes and apps we had...food was outstanding

kitaro surf & turf & sushi
Responded on March 19, 2021

We loved hearing that you enjoyed the core of our business, the food, but would've relished more if your entire experience was a 5 star one! I'm sorry to hear that it felt overcrowded and thought it was too loud. If it was the music, by chance, please know that you can let your server know and we will be more than happy to accommodate you by lowering the music.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First dining out experience since the start of the pandemic and IT WAS WORTH IT!

kitaro surf & turf & sushi
Responded on March 19, 2021

WOO HOO! We are honored to be your first choice to dine in!! Thank you so much for taking the time to post and let us know how we're doing!! We hope to see you back again!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great it was great

kitaro surf & turf & sushi
Responded on March 4, 2021

We so very much appreciate your appointing us the 5 stars and posting your review! Thank you!!

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great ambiance for a first date

kitaro surf & turf & sushi
Responded on March 4, 2021

We were happy to hear we were a good setting for your date and appreciate you awarding us the 5 stars! Thank you!!

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JudyS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The service was great and not rushed, the food was the best sushi in the area. A bit pricy but worth it. It shows in the presentation, portion sizes, and taste. We will definitely be back and would highly recommend to family and friends.

kitaro surf & turf & sushi
Responded on March 4, 2021

When restaurants strive for 5 star ratings from their customers, you certainly went above and beyond with not only awarding us those, but also letting us know our service met your expectations. We absolutely loved that you acknowledged all the effort and vision that goes into how food is prepared and presented so thank you for your sweet thoughts!! What's more, and probably the biggest compliment of all, is that we can look forward to having you join us again soon!! Thank you!!!!!

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RhonaG
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always perfect

kitaro surf & turf & sushi
Responded on February 26, 2021

You know what's "perfect"?!!! You posting your review and giving us those wonderful 5 stars!! Many thanks!!!

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Grandma
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was delicious. Great place to go with good friends.

kitaro surf & turf & sushi
Responded on February 26, 2021

We were over the moon happy to read your review and looooooove that you share us with friends! Sometimes those are the best meals, the ones you can combine eats, laughter, and conversation!! Thank you so much for letting us know with your kind words and 5 stars!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful- great waiter named Marco

kitaro surf & turf & sushi
Responded on February 26, 2021

Thank you so much for not only the 5 stars, but for letting us know that Marco provided great service for you! I'm sure it's safe to say that he appreciates it and that he contributed to the experience you had to earn us your wonderful review!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

The restaurant was a mess and understaffed. Our server was nice but didn’t know how to do wine bottle service. It was fine but felt bad for her bc she was definitely not trained properly or had fine dining experience. Appetizer were painfully slow for a slow night. Did seem like there were a lot of take out. Sushi was excellent. For the price and what they are trying to achieve, better training, more staff and clean up the place. Take out bags, containers, paper everywhere. Sushi bar cluttered and messy. That was a turn off.

kitaro surf & turf & sushi
Responded on February 26, 2021

I apologize for the service and ambiance during your stay. Looking into our system, with the pretty busy night and abundant take-outs, the combination probably contributed to the slower than usual food arrival. Thank you for posting about your experience with us as no restaurant can be perfect, we will take your comments and look to making improvements!

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AH123
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

This is a very good sushi spot. Feels upscale to me. The decorum is nice. Would be a good date spot. Had the miso soup and house fried rice since they were both only $4 I think, thinking I should fill up cause it's sushi. Shared two regular rolls (philly and shrimp tempura) and 2 signature rolls (godzilla and lemonster). Did not disappoint, flavor was actually very good, and I was stuffed. Probably would of been fine with just the rolls. Also, got the hot sake. $9 bucks for a good amount of some 15% liquor to get the Monday started haha. We went for lunch :P Place was quite for lunch and intimate, but been there in the evening and it's packed.

Waitress was really good too. Recommended the lychee sangria and did not disappoint and helped us get the most bang for our buck liquor wise when it came to the sake haha.

I would recommend it.

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Savvysuggs
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite sushi place! So so yummy. The place is beautiful, workers are great, and food is delicious. The crab rangoons and Chicago bears sushi roll are the best!!

kitaro surf & turf & sushi
Responded on February 26, 2021

Oh my! We can't tell you how awesome it was hearing that we are your go to sushi destination!! Loved knowing your 5 stars encompassed not only the ambiance, but the service and food as well!! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!

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vipWonderful
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience2

We like this restaurant on a normal night but would not recommend for a holiday/special occasion. We had reservations for Valentine’s Day at 5:30. They called three times to confirm our reservation and be sure we’d be there on time. We arrived at 5:20 and didn’t even see a hostess until 5:45. Not sure where she was but she wasn’t at the hostess stand for over 20 minutes. Then when we sat down our waitress was a mess. She couldn’t keep things straight and was way over-worked or under-trained. They were out of nearly everything we tried to order. No mashed potatoes, no steaks, no soup. Our reservation was early too so who knows how people with later dinners had it. The food so just so so that night too. Everything seemed really rushed with none of the normal Kitaro refinement. We had to ask for silverware and chopsticks. We had to ask for more water. And yet she brought my husband a beer without him ordering it. When we went to pay the waitress took our credit card and ran it and then returned the receipt without the card. We had to track her down again to go find it for us. We couldn’t get out of there fast enough.

Again, we like this place on a normal night and will return. I just won’t recommend on a busy night and hope they figure out how to handle a crowd better for future special occasion days.

kitaro surf & turf & sushi
Responded on February 26, 2021

I wish to no end that we could've been what your profile name is: Wonderful, but we fell short in areas and for that I deeply apologize for what had transpired for you that evening. I also thank you from the bottom of our Kitaro heart for your willingness to understand that it wasn't a typical dining experience with us and am so glad to hear that you will see us in the future.

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JaclynB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our 1st time there and everything was amazing. The staff was courteous, the food and drinks were amazing, and the price is what you would expect. Will definitely be returning.

kitaro surf & turf & sushi
Responded on February 26, 2021

WOO HOO! Mission accomplished!! We loved your review that encompassed all that we strive for: good service, eats, and drinks!!! Thank you so much for posting about your first try here and hope that we will see you again!!!!!

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vipSheilaR
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to spend Valentine's Day - Delicious food, great service and yummy cocktail specials.

kitaro surf & turf & sushi
Responded on February 26, 2021

Many, many, many thanks for the 5 stars, recommendation, and kind review! We appreciate that you decided to spend a special day with us!!

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Marias411
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great little place. The prices were a little too high for me though and not quite worth another visit.

kitaro surf & turf & sushi
Responded 4 days ago

We appreciate you posting your review, awarding us the 5 stars, and will still keep our fingers crossed that you can come and join us again!! We have great lunch specials that are available 11:00-2:30 that might be of interest to you (because we would love to see you again!). Check out our website for them!

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Rebecca
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant was super busy with it being Valentine’s Day weekend but the staff was very pleasant and the service was surprisingly quick and delicious!

kitaro surf & turf & sushi
Responded on February 26, 2021

Thank you so much for not only allowing us to be your choice for a special occasion, but also for posting such a wonderful review! We appreciate what you had said along with your 5 stars and recommendation!! Please come back and see us again soon!!!

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koobyack
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience3

Arrived early for our reservation. Even though the restaurant was extremely busy, they sat us right away. Our table was backed into a corner near the employee lockers, fire exit, and a 20 foot ladder. We assumed that the restaurant packed extra tables due to Valentine’s Day? Either way, our table location was awful. We ordered drinks right away. The waitress also encouraged us to order appetizers and meals as soon as possible due to how busy the restaurant was. We could see at least 15 carry out orders piling up at the service window. Our appetizers came out separately 5 minutes apart. Then, our entrees came out separately 5 minutes apart. We were all finished eating when my 14 year old finally got his entree. The restaurant didn’t offer an apology or free dessert. There was a real problem with the kitchen. I’ve never been to a restaurant where the bill was $368 with such a poor table and odd kitchen service. That being said, the food was so delicious that we couldn’t complain. In addition, Our service was top notch! This restaurant is worthy of your stop. Not sure why there were so many kinks this time around but we would give it one more chance.

kitaro surf & turf & sushi
Responded on February 15, 2021

Thank you for letting us know how your stay was with us. As much as we loved hearing that you enjoyed the food and service, we are very sorry to hear that the food arrival was spaced so far apart. This, of course, should and is not our standard practice and hope that we can prove this to you when (yes, we're keeping our fingers crossed for a second chance!) you come to dine with us again! In the meantime, please stay safe and warm!!!

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JasonR
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Were seated in 2nd booth from door; drafty and cold. Waiter didn't seem to know the foods and menu too much, couldn't offer any meaningful suggestions, which was unfortunate. As I was finishing my french fries, he seemed to be stalking us, not sure if to push us out quickly and bring in the next bodies, or what. My entree came 15 minutes or more before my wife's (we were told it was going to be a minute or two). So I ate while my wife watched, and then I watched her as she ate, since I was finished. For the price, you guys need to do a little better. I like the food, but the rest of the experience was lacking. Not sure when I'll return.

kitaro surf & turf & sushi
Responded on February 15, 2021

We are very sorry to hear that your experience was anything less than 5 stars. We apologize for your booth being uncomfortable to the untimely timing of the arrival of your food as we do not consider this good practice and hope that you can give us another try soon to give you a better dine-in. In the meantime, please stay safe and warm!

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KrisB
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first visit to this location. We don't really know what took us so long, but we loved it. The service was fabulous. Our server, Taylor was wonderful. The food was delicious!! We will be back!

kitaro surf & turf & sushi
Responded on February 25, 2021

Thank you for not only letting us know how your maiden voyage was with us, but also the shout out to Taylor! What an incredible compliment (and yes, she's an asset!!) for Taylor and we absolutely loved hearing that you will be joining us again!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing, the waiter who served us made us feel welcomed and was very polite. I would 100% recommend this place to anyone looking for a casual date location or even a serious date location. The noise level was very moderate. Food was great and our waiter came by every 10-15mins.

kitaro surf & turf & sushi
Responded on February 15, 2021

WOW! We couldn't ask for more than your 5 stars and deliciously complimentary review!! Thank you so much for taking time to write it and we hope that you can come back to see us again!!! Stay safe and warm!!!!!

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ChristopherD
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service . Great food . Great experience all the way around! My second time visiting and the wait staff is very professional. The food speaks for itself . Worth the check

kitaro surf & turf & sushi
Responded on February 15, 2021

We just looooooooved your "GREAT" review! Thank you so much for taking the time to let us know about all your shoutout!! Stay warm and safe!!!

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You can order delivery directly from kitaro surf & turf & sushi using the Order Online button. 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 394 OpenTable diners.

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