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Tatami

4.0
62 reviews
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$30 and under
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Japanese
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About

Tatami is a contemporary Japanese restaurant that specializes in sushi and traditional entrées. The restaurant's interior is chic and modern with a black and white motif, unique lighting and warm elements like smooth wooden tables. Tatami also offers an extensive sake, beer and wine menu for guests to choose from.

Begin the meal with an appetizer from the sushi bar or kitchen. Sushi bar appetizers include options like sashimi carpaccio, spicy tuna tartar and the sashimi sampler with two pieces each of salmon, tuna and yellowtail. Kitchen appetizers include options like shrimp and vegetable tempura, coconut shrimp and lobster spring rolls. For the main course, Tatami offers a wide range of a la carte and specialty sushi options as well as kitchen entrées like yaki soba, beef teriyaki and spicy chicken.

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Japanese, Sushi
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Hours of operation

Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday: 4:30pm - 11:00pm, Saturday: 12:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 12:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(847) 998-8887
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Joon Kim
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Chestnut
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.0  based on all time ratings
4.2
food
4.1
service
3.7
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TwoGals (Des Moines)
3.0  Dined on February 14, 2014

A girlfriend and I had a dinner date at Tatami on Valentine's Day 2014. We walked in and were seated right away however, didn't see a server until 20 minutes later. Then, the server told us that "his other servers didn't want to take any more tables so he could take our order in a few minutes". Okkkkkay? Our food took ages to arrive and our server was seldom seen. The food was very good. However, the service and level of professionalism was deplorable. I will say, it seemed that they didn't expect so many people and weren't prepared for the crowd. Either way, they need a little help on the hospitality end but the sushi was to die for and the spicy udon seafood soup was out of this world!

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CJSophie (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on February 10, 2014

I recently booked a table for a party of 8 to celebrate a birthday at Tatami. We ordered an asssortment of speciality rolls, vegetable tempura and vegetable gyoza. Everything was delicious and the presentation was lovely. Be careful if you order the rolls that are described as spicy, they are actually very spicy. The service was slow initiallly but improved as the night went on. The dining area is tiny but it's warm and cozy and decorated nicely. I would return.

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vipSlainte (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 8, 2014

This is a wonderful sushi restaurant in the burbs. The food is very flavorful and the presentations are especially appealing. Try the calamari appetizer. The dipping sauces beautifully compliment the lightly fried calamari. Yum!

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angie (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on January 24, 2014

This place is great for anytime dining, dressed up or casual.
The food is excellent.

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vipSlainte (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on January 3, 2014

My wife and I dined at Tatami's with another couple on a Friday evening due to OpenTable reviews I read. Nothing pretentious in this small, strip mall location, but what a delightful, friendly restaurant serving excellent Japanese food with gracious service. If you like calamari, the appetizer with two sauces is delicious, as were the salads and soup. My wife and one friend split sushi rolls, her husband a cucumber dish, while I savored the teriyaki salmon, which has an interesting, flavorful side of white rice. Portions are generous and the presentation of the food is very nice. We all plan to dine at Tatami's again soon.

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vipChicagoguy55 (St. Louis)
5.0  Dined on December 18, 2013

Really great food and service. Thank you

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Lori (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on November 30, 2013

This was my fourth or fifth time at Tatami, and it was great as always. The yellowtail ponzu was great, super fresh. Our group of three got that and five Maki rolls. I always enjoy the crab crunch, and the Fire Dragon lived up to its name. There were no leftovers, that was for sure!

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vipjageorgieva (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on November 8, 2013

I've been eating at Tatami for almost two years now, and have found that they are consistently good on every front. Service is always polite and attentive without being pushy. The uni shooters are fantastic and I always start my meal with one. Their rolls are really fantastic, balancing elements like spicy, salty, texture and portion. My husband loves their maki. Personally, I always go for sashimi when I eat at Tatami. The fish is always fresh, has fantastic texture and is served at the proper temperature for maximum flavor.
The ambience is very relaxed and sleek. I always recommend Tatami and will continue to eat there.

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vipTony (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on October 16, 2013

We've been there several times and will return again. The menu is extensive enough to keep us from getting bored as we work our way through it. Very friendly and helpful staff.

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Greek1 (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on September 14, 2013

Delicious sushi but very pricey

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vipjageorgieva (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on August 27, 2013

I've been eating at Tatami for almost two years now, and have found that they are consistently good on every front. Service is always polite and attentive without being pushy. The uni shooters are fantastic and I always start my meal with one. Their rolls are really fantastic, balancing elements like spicy, salty, texture and portion. My husband loves their maki. Personally, I always go for sashimi when I eat at Tatami. The fish is always fresh, has fantastic texture and is served at the proper temperature for maximum flavor.

The ambience is very relaxed and sleek. I always recommend Tatami and will continue to eat there.

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Sarapba (Detroit)
5.0  Dined on August 2, 2013

We got there late. Food was excellent, service was great! Would definitely recommend & go back to this place :)

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Carrie (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on July 30, 2013

Small place with attentive service and plenty of selection of sushi, rolls and traditional Japanese fare. It was a little tough to find because of the construction on Waukegan Road, but worth it.

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vipDickie (Chicago)
3.0  Dined on July 30, 2013

The sushi is good, the waitress tried to hard to push drinks, the chef's are cranky. Not sure why Sushi chef's in general aren't a little more fun and personable. They should be engaging and helpful, but they usually treat you like they are doing you a favor by preparing your food instead of thankful you are dining there.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on June 22, 2013

High quality traditional sushi, maki, and sashimi combined with selections that include ingredients such as jalapeno, avocado, and cilantro.

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vipbrenda (Chicago)
3.0  Dined on June 14, 2013

When I made the reservation, it had asked for special comment and I told them it was our anniversary and nothing was given to us as a special treat.......

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vipBrendan (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on May 18, 2013

We really enjoy Tatami and they've added free miso soup to their list of reasons you'll want to eat here. There is some room for improvement, though. First, they did not have brown rice available when we went, which was disappointing. Second, their all-you-can-eat Maki special ends way too early (5:30). Third, we wish they'd open up for lunch again!

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joyceb (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on April 7, 2013

We have been there several times. The food is always good. The restaurant is very small so when dining in the evening a reservation is a good idea. This time we came for lunch and it was empty. Food was still amazing and the service was wonderful. I love this small neighborhood find.

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vipGordy (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on April 6, 2013

Excellent food. One of my favorite sushi restaurants

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vipMB27 (Chicago)
3.0  Dined on March 30, 2013

Sushi was very good and service was just ok. The main thing is the atmosphere - it's a very pretty place but there is no energy and its so quiet? We went with our kids and even for a kid dinner it was too mellow and quiet? They need music!

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