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For 2
Date
Fri, 2/23
Time
9:00 PM
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UMAI Japanese Kitchen & Sushi

4.6
320 reviews
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$30 and under
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Japanese
Top Tags:
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Healthy
At Umai, the experience is meant to be a series of sensations to be shared and lingered over, whether it’s a cozy meal for a few or a lively evening out. The interior of Umai has a modern-lofty feel with an artistic decor of Japanese mural on the wall. The dining room has natural earthy color, dark high-ceiling and hanging lights that makes the dinning elevated, warm and hip atmosphere, providing an intimate and fun dining experience for any occasion.

At the sushi bar, our expert chefs work their magic, creating a dynamic and interactive dining experience where guests can savor either the sushi or the full menu.
Umai's kitchen is a laboratory for innovation. The chefs integrate classic Japanese techniques with international flavors to create stunning, mouth-watering bites for an eclectic crowd. From seasonal exotic fish, to an excellent sake and wine list, Umai is a promising destination for all to enjoy and share.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Japanese, Sushi
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Hours of operation


Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30pm - 3:00pm, Saturday: 11:30pm - 3:00pm (no lunch menu)

Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 3:00pm - 10:30pm, Sunday: 4:30pm - 9:30pm
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Phone number
(312) 986-8888
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Polk
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Public transit
Red line Harrison
Blue line Harrison
Bus number 62, 22
Additional
Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 320 People Are Saying
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4.6  based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.6
service
4.4
ambience
4.3
value
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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
4.0  Dined 5 days ago

Small restaurant and very crowded and loud. Food was good. Prices were reasonable. Server was not real organized. Don’t order the green tea ice cream....yuck....but had to pay the $4 anyway. Ate 2 bites and left rest.

Unique experience but won’t go back.

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Great restaurant, great food , friendly and patient waitress. Great Tonkatsu and sushi options.

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michaelak7 (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Was a little disappointed in the spicy tuna roll but other than that everything was great

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a26p (Minneapolis)
4.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Food was great!

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

Excellent, fresh sushi and sashimi. The omakase sashimi was perfect, but the real star of the show was the spicy garlic ramen bowl. It was more or less perfect, and you couldn't beat it for the freezing winter day.

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 1, 2018

This is our go to place for celebrations, and also just if we’re in the mood to treat ourselves. The food is always consistently excellent, they have some very unique combinations, no MSG ever, and the service is impeccable.Highly recommend it, you won’t be disappointed.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Delicious and great service, thank you.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

This is our go-to place. Never disappoints!

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on January 25, 2018

Great food great price

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on January 25, 2018

The food was excellent Everything was so fresh the spicy edamame was outstanding!! Everyone needs to try them

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OpenTable Diner (Dallas)
5.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

Best sushi and best service!

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

Nicely prepared and tasty Japanese food in a stylish modern setting with good service. I was surprised at how affordable it was. My only negative is that it is quite loud, so probably not good for intimate dinners. It is a fun casual place.

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KathyM (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on January 18, 2018

Finally got to try Umai. We had spicy garlic ramen, mushroom soup and maki rolls. All were excellent. Cool design, good food and service.

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on January 12, 2018

Sat at the bar and mostly at maki rolls which were excellent. Friendly, fast service.

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ButtaflyPoet (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on December 27, 2017

I was very impressed, comfortable and delighted

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