Arami

1829 W Chicago
Chicago, IL
312-243-1535
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Description

The sushi is fine, but it's not the real reason to come here: Now it's the pickles and the output of the robata grill that deserve your belly space. Well-tuned flavors in simple-looking packages, such as maitake mushrooms in two sauces (black garlic and pickled plum) or bourbon-soaked tofu with scallions and shallots. Braised-duck donburi brings pickled plums and Fresno peppers to bear on tender duck leg and crispy skin. Loud when full. Sake list is expansive and expensive.

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Dishes We Liked

Natto kakiage ($6); gobo tsukemono ($3); robata items: maitake ($4), tofu ($4), tomorokoshi ($3), ebi yaki ($5), buta no ago ($5), gyu ($5); hirame spicy tako maki ($13); braised-duck donburi ($12); sesame dessert ($6)

Additional Information

Rating:
Price: $30-$39
Cuisine: Japanese/Sushi
Neighborhood: Ukrainian Village
Noteworthy: Child friendly
High noise level
Outdoor dining
Wheelchair accessible
Will seat past 10:30 p.m.
Hours: D nightly.
Date Opened: 8/1/2010