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1952 N Damen
Chicago, IL


Takashi Yagahashi continues to showcase the finest Asian fusion cuisine in the city. In classic yin-meets-yang style, he pairs the richest and most delicate flavors on a single plate. Agnolotti stuffed with a sweet English pea purée might be set next to a cobia fillet dressed in a briny cider-caper reduction. Giant scallops and dense soba gnocchi are fizzed up with a foam of celery root and Parmesan. And Takashi's signature "brown egg" dessert, served with a jam-smeared macaroon, elevates crème brûlée to Zen-like perfection. The man has finesse to spare, as do the accommodating servers, who know their way around the savvy wine and sake list.

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Dishes We Liked

Sautéed Maine scallops and soba gnocchi with trumpet royale mushrooms ($14), crispy veal sweetbreads ($15), roasted Indiana duck breast with duck rillettes roll ($30), English pea agnolotti with cobia ($29), crème brûlée with an egg and strawberry macaroon (part of a tasting menu)

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Additional Information:

Price: $50-plus
Cuisine: Contemporary French/Japanese
Neighborhood: Bucktown/Wicker Park
Noteworthy: Child friendly
Outdoor dining
Wheelchair accessible
Hours: D Tue-Sun. Br Sun.
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