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Yusho- Logan Square

353 reviews
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$30 and under
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Street food is the great equalizer--no glamour required. Yakitori, when well-executed, is about the simple flavors of authentic street food. A hot grill provides intense flavors from seasonal proteins and vegetables, grilled to order over a chattering, hissing fire.

Beer, wine, and sake selections compliment the fresh-grilled flavors. Craft cocktails, Japanese whiskys and spirits are chosen for customized meal pairings. Experiment and discover!
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Asian, Japanese
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Hours of operation

Sunday Noodles: 12:00pm - 9:00pm

Dinner: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Closed Tuesdays
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Phone number
(773) 904-8558
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Matthias Merges
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Cross street
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Public transit
Logan Square Blue Line 2 blocks south.
Diversey bus (#76) stops at Kedzie.
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.3  based on all time ratings
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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KEll (Chicago)
2.0  Dined on May 6, 2017

The food was just not tasty, poor quality or undercooked. Staff were very good and drinks tasty, but I just couldn't recommend it.

OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on May 6, 2017

Awesome followup on our reservation request. On arrival, great ambiance, attentive /friendly service, great recommendations, incredible food. Everyone in our party loved it!

LesSco (Chicago)
3.0  Dined on April 28, 2017

For the price, I was not impressed with Yusho and will not go back. The service was great however, so I'm thinking the almost empty dining room on a Friday night was directly related to the value.

Tj5555 (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on April 22, 2017

Food was great, but service was really slow to get a drink. Had to wait a good 10-15 minutes at our table to get a drink. Then our glasses stayed empty for 15-20 minutes. Otherwise server was very knowledgeable.

Mark (Chicago)
2.0  Dined on April 15, 2017

I've been to Yusho twice before and when I went on Saturday the menu had changed.
Some old favorites were still on the menu but, things like the pickles and the flank steak seemed tired and in need of a revision themselves. I like the cocktails and Sake choices but I think I've gone to Yusho for the last time.

vipMadeleine (Chicago)
3.0  Dined on April 13, 2017

Try their second fried chicken and king trumpet mushrooms.

OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
3.0  Dined on April 10, 2017

Really wanted to love this place. Service was great but the food just wasn't for us.

vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on March 25, 2017

we had a great birthday dinner here for my boyfriend. Wonderful food and service. Cocktails were very delicious. We were seated at our table right away. Food came out quickly and we were very stuffed. What a great meal.

OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on March 23, 2017

Just a great meal, staff was very pleasant. Will definitely be back!!

vipMarkT (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on March 19, 2017

Ramen battle was excellent as always!

OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
3.0  Dined on March 17, 2017

The food was overpriced for what it was: Mediocre.

OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on March 10, 2017

The food and service were phenomenal as usual. I will definitely be back.

Choda (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on March 4, 2017

Delicious!!! The food is so good, the drinks (and japanese whiskey) is out of control good, the saki selection is amazing, the ramen is so good (we tried 4 different ones), we had the best time!

vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on March 3, 2017

Great ambiance, great food, great drinks. The decor is super cute and the music was good. On the pricey side. Definitely recommend trying this little gem!

OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 26, 2017

As with every time I have been to Yusho everything was incredible. The food is creative, inventive and remarkably good. Service is always attentive and personable without being overbearing . One of my all time favorites in Chicago.

Please open an Pilsen location!

OpenTable Diner (Atlanta)
5.0  Dined on February 26, 2017

we were lucky enough to attend for a ramen battle and the food and drinks were fantastic! service was great, loved it all!

OpenTable Diner (Minneapolis)
5.0  Dined on February 26, 2017

We made it for our second Ramen Battle. Every 4th Sunday of the month, two guest chefs lock horns for top ramen bragging rights. As an out of tower, I am always surprised when there is not a line around the block. This place seems to a Nucleus of the Chicago food scene.

We happened to dine at a Michelin starred restaurant on Friday. One of our favorite things to do when traveling is to ask our servers where they would go the following day. If you want an "in" on any local food scene ask a server.....anyway we ask and he says, "there is this Asian place on Kedzie doing amazing stuff...". As luck would have it I already had my reservation at the bar where we could watch the magic unfold.....

I have to compliment all of the staff. We stopped off the blue line on our way to the airport. The hostess was more than happy to help us find a place to stow our bags. When choosing our drinks, my wife really likes her red wine at cellar temps. The staff gladly chilled the wine to the temperature she liked.

I've eaten here twice and each time the food has been inspired an amazing. I love watching the care this group puts into their fare. The discussions of how much rice to put in a bowl, how long to grill a dish, how to season, etc. It is clear that this staff is working here for much more than to collect a check.

My wife and I finished our dinner and we're enjoying a cocktail while watching Yusho's normal chef, Eric Lees, work as an expediter for this special event. I commented to him that if I was opening a restaurant he'd be the first person I'd hire. He was just smooth in everything he did; from handling the orders, to explaining to assistants how he wanted dishes plated, to recognizing when a minor spill needed to be cleaned up. He had the whole group working as a real team.

If you haven't dinned at this Logan Square gem, make it a point to get there. I hope to get back there soon...maybe even late on a Saturday ;-)..... a story for another review!

tbonesupreme (Chicago)
1.0  Dined on February 18, 2017

Waiter was a jerk and the portions and quality were poor.

JordanLill (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2017

Chef Eric delivered a stellar Valentine's Day menu, and GM Emily and the team created a fun, romantic atmosphere for couples and single diners alike! I always have a wonderful experience at Yusho! :)

Jacq (Chicago)
3.0  Dined on February 11, 2017

Was not impressed by the service or the waiter pressuring us to order more than what we were willing to eat. I used to really enjoy Yusho but now I would not recommend it. You can get much better service somewhere else!