1829 W Chicago
Chicago, IL


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.


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:

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