Korean Restaurants in East Chicago


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The bench-style seating at Yeowoosai—which translates to “Let’s talk about love at this place”—encourages bar-goers to snuggle up to share drinks and plates of Korean fare calibrated to feed two to four people. Since 1996, owner Stella has crafted each batch of the yellow sauce that accompanies the house favorite, popcorn chicken, from a recipe she keeps under lock and key. Other popular dishes include classic galbi (marinated beef ribs) and bibimbap (mixed rice and vegetables). Guests can sip one of eight hand-crafted original cocktails and after 10 p.m. K-pop videos pump from eight flat-screen televisions, lending the red room an upbeat air.

6248 N California Ave
Chicago,
IL
US

At Solga Restaurant, guests finish barbecuing their short ribs, pork belly, and brisket in tableside charcoal pots, as chronicled in a feature by the Chicago Reader. But chefs do their fair share, too. They sear Atlantic king salmon and octopus atop the kitchen's grills and they heap steamed white rice into warm stoneware bowls before topping it with vegetables and dollops of red-chili paste. For noodle dishes, the chefs stir handmade wheat flour noodles into steaming or refreshingly cool broths.

5828 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago,
IL
US

Mio Bento’s storefront windows stretch from floor to ceiling, treating passersby to an unobstructed view of the Japanese restaurant’s casual yet elegant dining room. Lights affixed to a lofted ceiling shine on scarlet walls and plated arrangements of seaweed-wrapped sushi and creamy wasabi. As eyes take in the refined surroundings, chopsticks spar for fried shrimp tempura, udon noodles, and specialty sushi hand rolled by chefs. Green tea and vanilla ice cream stand out on the dessert menu, which also features traditional Japanese mochi and ocean-fresh swedish fish.

2245 W Irving Park Rd
Chicago,
IL
US

A soft glow emanates from the tables of Woo Chon Restaurant, but it’s not of the romantic variety. Instead, it comes from tabletop grills, which diners pile with fresh meats and vegetables to concoct galbi’s Korean-style pork ribs or bulgogi’s thin slices of marinated beef. Hot stone bowls cradle orders of seafood bibimbop, joining shrimp, scallops, and shellfish over a bed of sizzling rice, and hot pots hold orders of octopus or beef intestines in a spicy broth.

5744 North California Avenue
Chicago,
IL
US

For fresh maki, Chicago's Kohan Japanese Restaurant has got you covered. No need to miss out on Kohan Japanese Restaurant just because you are avoiding fat or gluten. The bar has tons of options that can accommodate your dietary needs. Guests can migrate to the bar section to catch the game on the TV. Tots and tykes will be right at home at Kohan Japanese Restaurant with its kid-approved food and ambience. Enjoy the beautiful weather while you chow down — with outdoor seating, Kohan Japanese Restaurant is a great summer destination. Not to be overlooked is Kohan Japanese Restaurant's no-charge wifi. Kohan Japanese Restaurant can easily accommodate large groups or parties.

You may want to reserve your table for a weeknight visit since the crowds can be more intense during that part of the week. If you're hoping to make a smashing impression at your next soiree, you can also have Kohan Japanese Restaurant cater for you.

For an easy commute, drive to the bar and park in the garage around the corner. Street parking is also available for those who prefer to parallel park.

You'll typically spend about $30 per person to dine at Kohan Japanese Restaurant, so plan your budget accordingly. Kohan Japanese Restaurant accepts all major credit cards, including Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and American Express.

730 W Maxwell St
Chicago,
IL
US

For fresh maki, Chicago's Kabuki Japanese Restaurant II has got you covered. Diners who avoid fat need to be careful, though, because Kabuki Japanese Restaurant II's menu does not offer low-fat options. Kabuki Japanese Restaurant II's fully stocked bar is a perk for patrons who enjoy a fine wine (or more) with their meal. Youngsters don't need to sit out a trip to Kabuki Japanese Restaurant II — it's super family-friendly and perfect for little diners and their folks. You won't feel cramped at Kabuki Japanese Restaurant II, even with a large party — the restaurant is perfect for large groups. For no extra charge, utilize Kabuki Japanese Restaurant II's free wifi.

Call ahead for reservations to ensure your table is waiting for you when you arrive. Take it nice and easy at Kabuki Japanese Restaurant II, where casual dress is the rule of the day. Catering is also available if you'd like serve Kabuki Japanese Restaurant II's tasty dishes at your next party.

Bring your car to dinner and easily find a space in the area — street parking is available, as is a nearby lot.

It will typically cost you about $30 to enjoy a meal at Kabuki Japanese Restaurant II. Kabuki Japanese Restaurant II accepts all major credit cards, including Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and American Express.

2473 N Clark St
Chicago,
IL
US