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Yoshi's Café

3257 N. Halsted St.
Chicago, IL 60657
773-248-6160
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Description:

The vibe here—civilized, relaxed, hospitable—is a big part of this neighborhood stalwart’s allure. Upstarts, take note: Yoshi Katsumura has stayed in business for 30-plus years by being true to his instincts—rather than to fashion—for when to tweak something and when to leave it alone. Daily specials keep things interesting; soft-shell crab tempura with watermelon, grilled Caesar salad, and a terrific combination of barbecued short ribs and Korean-style skirt steak were three recent wows. On the regular menu, roasted Cornish game hen with a chocolate guajillo sauce never misses its mark. Well-priced wines.

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Dishes We Liked

Soft-shell crab tempura with miso, yuzu mayonnaise, watermelon salad soaked in shochu and cumin ($12.95), grilled Caesar salad with hearts of romaine, homemade Caesar dressing, Japanese hot-spring-style poached egg, and crostini ($12.95), Asian style bbq short rib and grilled Korean-style skirt steak on a bed of mixed greens with Asian pears and blackberries tossed in a miso dressing ($25.95); roasted Cornish game hen with honey and whole-grain mustard, mashed potatoes, caramelized Brussels sprouts, mushrooms, chocolate guajillo sauce ($21.95); panna cotta with lychee ($6.50)

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Rating:
Price: $30-$39
Cuisine: Contemporary
Neighborhood: Lake View
Noteworthy: Child friendly
Dress code
Live music/DJ/dancing
Outdoor dining
Wheelchair accessible
Hours: D Tue-Sun. Br Sun.
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