3868 N Lincoln (entrance on Byron)
Chicago, IL


At this upscale, Hawaiian-tinged spot, sweet flavors infuse the savories—crispy mushroom salad benefits from Asian pear; roasted chicken from a honey-orange soy sauce. Conversely, desserts carry savory flavors, such as adzuki bean cake with maple confit of butternut squash and vanilla miso. Dishes sometimes aren't surprising. Artichoke fritters, with truffle aïoli and limey soy dip, taste exactly like you'd expect: delicious.


Dishes We Liked

Crispy mushroom salad with baby arugula ($10); seared ginger-glazed salmon with edamame purée ($27); adzuki bean cake with maple confit kabocha squash and vanilla-miso ice cream ($9); Wicked Wahine cocktail: house-made candied ginger vodka, star anise, pineapple, passion fruit, and black pepper ($10)

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Additional Information

Price: $40-$49
Cuisine: Contemporary American
Neighborhood: North Center
Noteworthy: child friendly
outdoor dining
wheelchair accessible
Hours: D nightly. Br Sat, Sun.