kitaro surf & turf & sushi

4.6
543 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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Elle
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience5

The sushi is decent. The Sea Bass is not worth $40. It had absolutely no flavor. But with the money as it was not enjoyable.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Good Vibes and great food. Our server was very nice and paid close attention to us

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Herbert
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I absolutely love this place. So far everything i have ordered has been great. Can't go bad.

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JillH
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite spots!

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VAlc
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Date night dinner out. First the atmosphere is beautiful, very sharp upscale decor and welcoming. Wait service prompt and professional. Everything we ordered to eat (lobster dinner, scallop dinner and shrimp tempura sushi appetizer) was beyond delicious (so-so good). The presentation was exquisite as well. Would highly recommend.

kitaro surf & turf & sushi
Responded on November 22, 2021

We appreciate you taking the time to post your wonderfully detailed review and are thrilled that you loved your experience; our staff will definitely be happy to read what you wrote! We put customer experience and satisfaction as our priority so thanks for your kind words and we look forward to seeing you again!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always so good!

kitaro surf & turf & sushi
Responded on November 22, 2021

We are so grateful for your kind words! Thanks for sharing your review with us and the community!!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, great ambiance, great waitress. Very disappointing that there is such a big up charge for brown rice

kitaro surf & turf & sushi
Responded on November 22, 2021

We can't thank you enough for your incredibly kind review albeit the unfortunate price increase we have had to pass on due to the price increases that have been experiencing as well!! Outside of this, we do hope to see you back soon!!!

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vipGrandma
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Black Hawk and Crabby Joe was excellent. Gino was a very good server.

kitaro surf & turf & sushi
Responded on November 22, 2021

We can't thank you enough for your incredibly kind review!! Above all, letting us know that Gino was great and we know that he would want us to thank you on his behalf!! We hope to see you back soon!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
6 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food, excellent service friendly knowledgeable server.

kitaro surf & turf & sushi
Responded on November 22, 2021

Thank you so much for letting us know how your visit with us went! We appreciate your kind words and appointed 5 stars and hope that we can see you again soon!!

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Beanygirl23
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great meal. Sushi is amazing.

kitaro surf & turf & sushi
Responded on November 22, 2021

We’re glad you loved the sushi! This review made our day and we appreciate you taking the time to post it!! Thank you for telling us about your experience!!!

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vipMarkW
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and service. We were sat in the front room so the noise level wasn't as high as other times we visited.

kitaro surf & turf & sushi
Responded on November 22, 2021

Thank 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 5 stars! We appreciate your comments about the food and service, all of which are important components for what every restaurant strives for!! We hope that we can have all of you back soon!!!

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Karina
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, even better food. Marco was amazing and made sure we had a great time :)

kitaro surf & turf & sushi
Responded on November 22, 2021

We love you taking the time to post your review and awarding us the 5 stars!! I know Marco would be so graciously appreciative of your shout out to him and very well deserved as well!!! We hope to see you back again soon!!!!

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MichelleB
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Food is great. But…our server must’ve forgotten to put in my husband’s order because he brought everyone else’s food out way before his! My husband insisted we start eating and two of us were actually DONE before he even got his food!! Pumpkin cheesecake was average, presentation 10 but taste 6.

kitaro surf & turf & sushi
Responded on November 22, 2021

Thank you so much for your recommendation and 4 stars, however, I'm sorry to hear about part of your dine-in and wanted to provide explanations to your review comments. The food is prepared by separate sections of our kitchen so may come out at different times depending on their order lineup, however, they shouldn't have come out in that large of a timeframe, so I do apologize that the wait time was longer than expected and that your experience with us wasn't the 5 stars it should've been.

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RickD
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service and food. Waitress was very helpful with what to order.

kitaro surf & turf & sushi
Responded on November 22, 2021

Thank 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!!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience3

The service was EXTREMELY SLOW!!! We waited for over 30 minutes for a server to come to our table (after asking the hostess and another server) just to get water and order appetizers. The service never got any better. The server did not bring all the food and had to be reminded of what we ordered. He never came to check to see if we needed anything during our meal. Then we had to wait another 20 minutes to get the check.

kitaro surf & turf & sushi
Responded on November 22, 2021

Thank you for taking the time to write about your dine-in time with us and we apologize for what you experienced. We certainly did not want you to feel ignored from the moment you were seated and to have what happened throughout your dinner. If you could provide the approximate time you were with us on 11/7/21, I would be more than happy to follow up and look into what happened.

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RobertO
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great. Great good and service!

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KarinaA
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Shannon was so nice to us we loved the service.

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Joan
Poconos
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice service, very good nigiri, good rolls, dumplings were delicious

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

We really appreciate you taking the time to share your rating with us! We look forward to seeing you again soon!!

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KevinB
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome as always. Great food and service.

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

Thanks so much for sharing your experience with us! We hope to see you again soon!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food were excellent. Music was too loud for 5pm. It was like a dance club

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

Thanks so much for sharing your experience with us. Please know that you can let your server know if the music is too loud and we will do everything we can to accommodate you so that you have the best experience possible!! We hope to see you again soon!!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can’t say enough how great of a job John and Carrie do at running the best restaurant in north west Indiana ..love this place and so happy they are close to home ! Amazing food and by far the best sushi south of Chicago

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

Your review and 5 stars is what every restaurant dreams of getting so we (especially John and Carrie!) thank you from the bottom of our hearts for you taking the time to post about your time with us!! We loved it all and look forward to your return visit!!!

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vipGrandma
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were in a booth near the kitchen and perfect location. We were able to talk with no interuptions. The food and service were great. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.

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

Thank you so much for taking the time to post about your stay with us and we love that you thought of us! We appreciate your comments about the ambiance, food, and service, all of which are important components for what every restaurant strives for!! We hope that we can have all of you back soon!!!

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indygid
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food was great!, Server was very attentive to our needs and space out choices nicely, brought a delicious dessert for my daughter's birthday.

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

We are so grateful for your kind words! Thanks for sharing your review with us and the community!! Last, but now least, a huge HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY to your daughter!! Please tell her we thank her for celebrating her special day with us!!!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
6 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Some new dishes on menu and specials make every trip here enjoyable.

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JanineB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came for the oysters and were very impressed with the presentation and the taste. We’ve been to Kitaro 2 other time for date night and was never disappointed. We’ll definitely be back again

kitaro surf & turf & sushi
Responded on October 27, 2021

We are incredibly grateful that you took the time out to leave us a 5-Star review and that you let us know how the oysters worked out for you! There's no bigger compliment that having repeat business so letting us know that you've been here in the past and looking to be with us in the future is amazing to us!! Thank you so much!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Food was fantastic! Never “off” or anything but this visit seemed really well done all around. New signature rolls lights out good.

kitaro surf & turf & sushi
Responded on October 27, 2021

Thank you so much for letting us know your visit with us went! We appreciate your kind words and appointed 5 stars and hope that we can see you again soon!!

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JenniferD
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time here and everything was very good. Huge menu though. I think we would have a better strategy next time. But our server was great and attentive. Food was excellent. The interior was very clean and pretty. Definitely would be going back.

kitaro surf & turf & sushi
Responded on October 27, 2021

Thanks so much for sharing your experience with us! Please let your server know what we can do to make your strategy the best it can be!! We hope to see you again soon and can't thank you enough for your taking the time to post your review, recommendation, and 5 stars!!!

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Danyelle
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience4

Not what it use to be. Sushi had majority imitation crab and lobster. The menu states it’s mixed with imitation and real crab however it isn’t it’s literally all imitation. The rolls are too expansive to have imitation anything! Will NOT return for anything to eat however the drinks were really good.

kitaro surf & turf & sushi
Responded on October 27, 2021

Thank you for sharing your feedback. We’re sorry your experience didn’t match your expectations. If you would like to let us know exactly what you ordered, I would be more than happy to look into it!

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KrisB
Chicago
25 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really love this restaurant. We have had great experiences here. The food is always fabulous, and our server, Samantha was very friendly and attentive. We love the ambiance here as well.

kitaro surf & turf & sushi
Responded on October 27, 2021

Goosebumps moment reading your review! We (especially Sam, I'm sure!), loved hearing that you enjoyed your time with us!! We appreciate it and hope to see you back again soon!!!

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LadyDy
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, ambience and service was amazing. From the appetizers to the entree everything was absolutely amazing. I will be returning and I would definitely recommend. Hubby is a chef and has given his stamp of approval.

kitaro surf & turf & sushi
Responded on October 27, 2021

There's no better review than one of yours! Not only did we receive your husband's thumbs up (grinning ear to ear from that compliment!), but that you took that time to let us know what you enjoyed! We really appreciate you letting us know, the amazing award of 5 stars, and your review!!!! Thank you so much!!!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So many choices on the menu. Definitely something for everyone. Service was attentive and friendly. Atmosphere was eclectic.

kitaro surf & turf & sushi
Responded on October 27, 2021

We are so grateful for your 5-star review! Thanks for sharing your rating with us and the community as we appreciate your comments about not only our food, but service and ambiance!!

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RobertH
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Always serving top sashimi and other dishes. Pricey but well worth it.

kitaro surf & turf & sushi
Responded on October 27, 2021

Thank you so much for letting us know your visit with us went! We appreciate your kind words and appointed 5 stars and hope that we can see you again soon for some more sashimi!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Food and Pleasant Wonderful Staff

kitaro surf & turf & sushi
Responded on October 14, 2021

Thank you so much for taking the time to provide feedback! We are so delighted that you rate our food and service as 5 Star as we strive to provide just that for all our customers!! We Look forward to seeing you again soon!!!

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Susana
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Love this place especially the outdoor dining on a beautiful evening
Plenty of drink selections and hot/cold tapas to choose from

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BirthdayTableOf4
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The manager, Shannon, was phenomenal! Thank you!!

kitaro surf & turf & sushi
Responded on October 14, 2021

We are not surprised to see your compliment for Shannon as she is definitely in a league of her own!! She's been with us since day 1 and understand how you can be so complimentary of her!! I think it can go without saying that along with us, she is very appreciative of your review and 5 stars!! Thank you!!!!!!

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Jonnyboy
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kitaro surf & turf is an amazing restaurant. Had a reservation made for my birthday and the ambience was joyful, the service was excellent and the the food was absolutely delicious! I would definitely return.

kitaro surf & turf & sushi
Responded on October 14, 2021

Ok, first of all, HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY and thank you so much for celebrating this awesome occasion with us!! A high compliment indeed!!! There's really no better compliment that yours mentioning our food, environment, and service!!!!!! We appreciate all your kind thoughts and hope that we don't have to wait until your birthday next year to see you again!!!!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best sushi in the area love that they change a new special ever month

kitaro surf & turf & sushi
Responded on October 14, 2021

We are so grateful for your review! Thanks for sharing your rating with us and the community!!

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MrsSlick08
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Food was delicious!! Our server was attentive and polite but the bussers got to be a little annoying. We felt rushed at a certain point because they were trying to take plates, glasses that we were not done with. Also the floor was super slippery! I passes another patron on the way to the restroom and we were both trying not to fall.

kitaro surf & turf & sushi
Responded on October 14, 2021

Thank you for your review...we will share this with the store team to let them know how we are doing! We apologize that you felt rushed with the bussers requesting to remove items off your table and the floors being slippery as we would not want any of our patrons to take a fall!! We appreciate your recommention and your 4 stars!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

I really like this restaurant only thing I don’t agree with is when they make a mistake this place don’t take it off the bill. They try to compensate by re making the food or drink.

kitaro surf & turf & sushi
Responded on October 14, 2021

Thank you for sharing your feedback...we’re sorry your experience didn’t match your expectations. Per our stated policy on our menus, "There will be NO returns/refunds for any item(s) after order has been placed and item(s) prepared," we don't remove item(s) off the bill, but try and fix what was wrong with the order that you had wanted to order initially. If you would like to provide details of your visit, I'd be more than happy to look into it!!

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AmberB
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommend! It's a beautiful design inside the service and food was amazing, AND they take reservations!!! They also have a good drink menu!

kitaro surf & turf & sushi
Responded on October 14, 2021

Thank you for leaving us such a wonderful review! We are thrilled that you loved your experience; our staff will definitely be happy to read what you wrote!! We put customer experience and satisfaction as our priority, and your review reaffirms the hard work we put in every day, so thank you for your kind words and we look forward to seeing you again!!!

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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 543 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.