MORA Asian Kitchen - Oak Park

4.4
65 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary Asian
MORA brings the essence of Chicago's dining experience to the suburbs with an eclectic medley of modern asian cuisine and delectable sushi. With an indoor restaurant space, a bar and an outdoor patio, the space itself represents a stimulating harmony of nouveau chic décor that mimics the exquisite layers of the flavors within its menu.

Come, join us for dinner or cocktails or both!
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CK
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and presented nicely

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C
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Went with friends and ordered lots of plates to share. Food was really good . Some dishes better than others. Service was good. Not a bargain but good quality. Beware of the slippery plastic chopsticks. You may want to ask for a fork at the beginning.

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LK
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good Asian food, some unique dishes and drinks. Highly recommend.

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l
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the look, food and friendly staff!

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EG
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome food choices, great atmosphere and service in this wonderful restaurant.

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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Chose Mora for my birthday dinner and was completely satisfied. Everybody enjoyed the food which is unique and delicious, also the atmosphere, cocktails and service were great. Love this place!

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F
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Pancit was fresh and delicious.

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GK
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, a spin on Filipino and Asian fusion cuisine. Great drink menu selection. Great service and ambiance.

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GE
Chicago
197 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The pancit and Korean chicken wings were terrific. MORA is a total gem. Oak Park is lucky to have it in its bustling Arts District.

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d
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great food, great drink s(Heartbreaker and a margarita), snarky service (just the right level for our group) and all but one dish (salmon sushi - it was blah) were outstanding. Esp. Poke tower, platter of different fish (the special that night) tuna guacamole, and kale/Brussels sprouts salad.

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HO
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

I'm not sure I'd recommend MORA to a friend. It's expensive for small portions. The food isn't that innovative (although the I Love Liz dessert is a standout and ample). The service was great, as were the cocktails, and atmosphere is nice. But high prices for small portions of unexceptional dishes won't bring me back.

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T
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Food was very good. Drinks were good but not spectacular. Service was absent minded and spotty. It was Sunday night and pretty empty, so I expected better. Definitely would go back one more time on a prime night but won’t get a third chance if it doesn’t improve.

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QQ
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious. I’ll definitely be back.

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A
Louisville
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went to Mora for my birthday and they were amazing! The atmosphere is both hip and inviting. The service is exceptionally personable and they can accommodate anyone-whether they are familiar with Tapas or not. We had a group of 9 people and we were able to be seated with ease and our server was wonderfully helpful to each of our guests. The food is outstanding. My favorite thing is to come as a group and keep ordering dishes to pass around the table. It is very social and communal and exceptional cuisine on top of that. Absolutely would go here again and again!

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TM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We had a wonderful birthday celebration for my daughter. The food was delicious. I recommend the Adobo Pork Belly, Pancit, Lumpia, Honey Shrimp, and Kale Salad. Interested in trying some of the sushi selections next time.

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KM
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Delicious, absolutely. However, noise level from kitchen as well as guest areas was overwhelming.

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KH
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

Took 30 minutes to get our first drink. Food is very good, but service and noise level are not.

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m
Chicago
27 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 4ambience 3

The food was decent, not outstanding, but expensive. Prices are higher on average than top places in Chicago or other major cities. Real problem was that after the meal was done and check was brought, the restaurant added a 3.9% surcharge to the total bill for using a credit card. Not only have I never seen this in any US or European restaurant, the credit card companies do not even charge that high of a percentage. To make it worse, this practice is not on a sign, not on the menu and I was never told. Didn't realize it until I got home. Apparently, although not mentioned, the menu prices are cash only prices and surcharge added later. Emailed the restaurant to discuss, no response. Called the Manager was put in his voicemail, left a detailed message, no response. Will not be back

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LB
Chicago
44 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We like to stop in once a month as we love the food, fresh and innovative.

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PS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Early reviews discouraged us from trying this long awaited addition to the Harrison Arts District. But I am so glad we gave it a try!. We sampled many items on the menu and not one of them disappointed. Everything was excellent. Portions reasonable and prices fair. Definitely will be back. BTW we were celebrating a birthday and received a complimentary plate of delicious mochi for dessert.

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JJ
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Small plates but not too tiny that we couldn't share among 3. Everything including the sushi and pancit noodles tasted amazing. Usually in an asian fusion type of restaurant such as Mora, only one type of Asian food is better than the rest. Mora did a great job using using just the right enough seasoning to provide a tastefully eclectic experience. We topped off our dinner with a sushi filled with fruit. The waitress informed us the fruit filled sushi rolls we're excellent for breakfast too in case we had leftovers.

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JG
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My husband and I love this restaurant. Great variety of foods and taste amazing!

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JG
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

The first thing you should know is that they charge a 3.9% fee if you pay with a credit card, claiming that the menu prices reflect the 'cash discount' which is, of course, garbage. It's 2019 and this is absurd. It left a very sour taste in my mouth.

Good food- we and our kids enjoyed everything. Sushi wasn't amazing, but like most places in the midwest they compensate with a lot of sauces. Solid, I would say. Not special. I would go back, but I can't say I am pumped about it.

The incessant Celine Dion playing (was this just a special treat for V-Day?) was obnoxious. We were seated at a table where the seats had no backs, which I think would be uncomfortable for many people.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We live in the neighborhood and we loved it!!!!!

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S
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food, service and ambience were great. Would definitely go again.

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C
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Service was fine. Server was good, the issue seemed to be in the kitchen. Super long wait for maki. Food was okay, not sure we'll return.

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DC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

New restaurant in Oak Park in Arts District - open for about 3 months! Terrific food!! Very good service!!

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J
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We absolutely loved our server. The restaurant was very accommodating to our reservation change. The food was phenomenal. I recommend the Korean wings and tuna tartare. I will certainly return. Very nice place for a date.

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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

They seem to be positioning themselves like a high end restaurant, but there were a few things that did not represent that perception:
- charge for using a credit card with a note on the bill saying they love their cash paying customers
- plastic plates
- totes and sign stored by the bathrooms

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SS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Try this restaurant, you are in for a real treat!

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i
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This is one of our new favorites. Have come 4 timed. Once with friends. Each time a winner. Particular favorites kale and broccoli salad and tuna tartar. Also their cocktails are exceptional

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t
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

I had a wonderful birthday dinner with my family. We had a helpful and attentive waitress. The food items and cocktails were very tasty. Everything we ordered was tasty.

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AD
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The atmosphere was beautiful inside and out. It was clean and cozy with an open feel. The Kitchen was visible. The waitress were very capable and helpful, friendly, and warm. The food was very good and tasty. We had the Pancit it was not traditional but it was like more modern 2.O, and desert was on point.

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OT
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 5

My son got a new job

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BA
Milwaukee
13 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious food and attentive service.

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L
New England
12 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Go with friends and plan on sharing! So many great items on the menu, you will want to try them all.

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B
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place food service atmosphere was great I’ll defintely go back!

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OT
Chicago
28 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The service and food were equally top notch. Liz was our server/hostess and she was extremely pleasant. Try the kale/Brussel sprout salad!! A must. Everything was 👌🏽

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DV
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

3rd time we’ve been here in as many months! Great innovative twist on cocktails- fresh tasting menu with nightly specials - we’ve not had a bad experience

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T
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The food is tasty but overall the place is overpriced for an Oak Park restaurant. Also, we were hit with a 9 fee for "non-cash surcharge" --also known as a credit card fee, which is something I have never seen in an upscale restaurant. This is really unacceptable--no one pays cash at pricey restaurants--especially when there is no warning for this. they need to eliminate this and figure out how to absorb this into menu prices.

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