Japanese Restaurants in Oak Park

36% Off a Pan-Asian Meal at Anna's Asian Grill & Sushi Bar

Anna's Asian Grill & Sushi Bar

Irving Park Location

$49.85 $32

Lunch or dinner is composed of fare from countries such as Thailand, Japan, Korea, India, and Laos and made with Noy Makmok's modern touch

Nori – Up to 51% Off Sushi

Nori

Wicker Park

$45 $22

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Chefs wrap maki rolls and stir-fry noodles at the Bucktown/Wicker Park outpost of this BYOB sushi bar

47% Off Japanese Food at Ringo Japanese Kitchen

Ringo Japanese Kitchen

DePaul

$30 $16

(234)

Located in the heart of Lincoln Park since 1999, patrons dine on specialty sushi rolls such as firecracker roll with tuna & tempura crunch

45% Off at Rakki Kyu Sushi

Rakki Kyu Sushi

Northwest Side

$40 $22

(220)

This intimate BYOB eatery features more than 40 signature maki creations, along with sashimi, teriyaki meats, and sides like pork buns

Ukai – Up to 47% Off Sushi and Japanese Food

Ukai

Lakeview

$30 $16

(243)

Maki rolls themed after Chicago sports teams appear alongside entrees such as pork ramen, salmon teriyaki, and udon noodle soup

38% Off Japanese Dinner at Agami

Agami Sushi & Grill

Uptown

$40 $25

Specialty sushi rolls and sashimi, Agami style ramen, and entrees such as chilean sea bass and chicken teriyaki

Half Off at Katakana Sushi Bar

Katakana Sushi Bar

Chicago

$40 $20

(143)

Executive chef Abdon Calderon creates innovative maki rolls using plantains, coconut, and chocolate at BYOB sushi bar

50% Off Asian Fusion Cuisine at OH Fusion

OH Fusion

Lakeview

$40 $20

(182)

Fresh, artfully wrapped sushi & made-to-order noodle & rice dishes served in monochromatic dining room

Up to Half Off Sushi at Rock Wrap & Roll

Rock Wrap & Roll

DePaul

$20 $11

Creative maki such as the Latin roll with super white tuna and hot sauce rolled inside-out with red tobiko, are accompanied by Thai entrees

Up to 47% Off Three Course Sushi Dinner at Diva Restaurant

Diva Restaurant

Lakeview

$51 $27

(112)

Late-night BYOB spot open until 4 a.m. offers traditional and innovative sushi rolls and Thai dishes

49% Off Sushi and Asian Cuisine at Kitchenette

Kitchenette Restaurant

Lakeview

$35 $18

Specialty maki and sushi dinners anchor a menu of Thai and Japanese dishes

45% Off at Umi Japanese Restaurant

Umi Japanese Restaurant

Irving Park

$40 $22

(93)

Flower-like lights, birch branches, and eco-friendly fireplace complement katsudon, noodles, rice bowls, and inventive maki plates

50% Off at EJ Sushi

EJ Sushi

Chicago

$50 $25

(12)

Rolls include the Green Turtle, made with salmon and mango, and the Fire Cracker, made with homemade spicy crunch mix and spicy tuna; BYOB

Half Off Asian Cuisine at Nori Sushi

Nori Sushi

Edgewater

$40 $20

(39)

Japanese and Thai cuisine in an intimate BYOB dining room

44% Off a Three-Course Dinner at Koko Sushi Bar

Koko Sushi Bar

Logan Square

$98.75 $55

(150)

Inventive plates of maki and Japanese entrees served in a lantern-lit, modern sushi lounge

45% Off Asian Cuisine at Emperor Cuisine

Emperor Cuisine

Lakeview

$20 $11

(80)

Separate menus denote regional cuisines, including Japanese sushi offerings and Thai curries

50% Off at Jaiyen Sushi & Noodle

Jaiyen Sushi n Noodle

Chicago

$30 $15

(270)

Thai and Japanese entrees share a single menu at the Asian eatery, which serves sushi, curries, and noodle dishes

Half Off at Zoku Sushi & Asian Contemporary Cuisine

Zoku Sushi & Asian Contemporary Cuisine

Logan Square

$40 $20

(55)

BYOB eatery serves maki, sushi, sashimi and cooked entrées that cull inspiration from all corners of Asia

Half Off Japanese Fusion Cuisine at Yuki Hana

Yuki Hana

Lakeview

$30 $15

(147)

BYOB establishment serves sushi with variety of flavors and fruit rolls and Korean barbecue dishes

44% Off Sushi at Sakura Teppanyaki and Sushi

Sakura Teppanyaki & Sushi

Lakeview

$45 $25

(235)

Chefs chop, sear, and sizzle scallops and filet mignon at tabletop grills for teppanyaki feasts or wrap sushi rolls at an art-deco bar

Up to 51% Off Japanese Cuisine at Kyoto Sushi Restaurant

Kyoto Sushi Restaurant

Lincoln Park

$45 $22

(382)

Authentic Japanese cuisine and made-to-order sushi at BYOB restaurant

50% Off at Blue Fin Sushi Bar

Blue Fin Sushi Bar

Wicker Park

$40 $20

(214)

Sushi chefs craft 26 specialty rolls, sushi-dinner combinations, and sashimi morsels that artistically decorate plates

20% Off Japanese and Thai Cuisine at Kin Sushi

Kin Sushi

Northwest Side

$40 $32

Inventive sushi rolls, classic Thai dishes, stylish decor, and BYOB at the edge of Wicker Park

Half Off at Dao Sushi and Thai Restaurant

Dao Sushi and Thai Restaurant

Oakbrook Terrace

$30 $15

(45)

Specialty sushi rolls and sake arrive at tables amid chic decor of hanging pendant lights and a Buddha motif

50% Off at Dao Hibachi Restaurant

Dao Hibachi Restaurant

Burr Ridge

$30 $15

(50)

Hibachi entrees sizzle on grills among boxy lanterns, sleek booths, and walls decorated with Japanese text

47% Off at Sushi Thaime

Sushi Thaime

Sushi Thaime

$30 $16

Sushi rolls with fresh yellowtail, eel, or salmon; marinated Korean-beef short ribs charbroiled to perfection

50% Off at Aodake Sushi & Steak House

Aodake Sushi & Steak House

Multiple Locations

$30 $15

(180)

Chefs create more than 40 traditional and specialty maki rolls in additon to Japanese favorites such as tempura, teriyaki, and hibachi

Half Off Pan-Asian Cuisine at Asian Pearl

Asian Pearl

Glen Ellyn

$30 $15

(24)

Chinese, Japanese, and Thai dishes served in modern dining room with Asian decor influences

Up to 45% Off Japanese Cuisine at Sushi Bar

Sushi Bar

Bloomingdale

$20 $11

(75)

Rolls filled with creamy avocado and salmon, teriyaki combos with deep-fried pork, and plates of ginger-sauteed squid

50% Off Sushi at Wildfish

Wildfish

Arlington Heights

$40 $20

(29)

Tropical-hued eatery named one of the top 10 sushi restaurants in Chicago by Gayot; rolls with maki, black rice, and soft-shell crab

38% Off at Naomi Sushi

Naomi Sushi

Prospect Heights

$40 $25

Sushi chef uses fresh ingredients to create Godzilla, Wild dragon, Volcano, and more specialty rolls.

48% Off Sushi and Japanese Cuisine at Sushi-Ai

Sushi-Ai

Palatine

$40 $21

Wide selection of fresh maki, specialty combinations, and Japanese entrées such as seared tuna or spicy tofu steak

Up to 50% Off Thai and Pan-Asian Food at Oishii Thai

Oishii Thai

Buffalo Grove

$25 $13

(51)

Eatery uses only fresh herbs, such as cilantro, lemon grass, and Thai basil for classic curries and sushi rolls that pack a punch

Up to 38% Off Sushi and Hibachi at Bistro Nami

Bistro Nami

Westmont

$40 $25

(30)

Hibachi chefs sizzle up cuts of steak and marinated beef short rib as sushi chefs roll up super white tuna and striped bass into maki

Half Off Japanese Cuisine at Sushi Train

Sushi Train

Romeoville

$30 $15

(64)

Experienced chef oversees menu of familiar and updated Japanese cuisine, including sushi rolls with Cajun-spiced king crab meat and cilantro

Select Local Merchants

“Japonais is a culinary experience that blends immense enjoyment with sturdy savoir faire,” declared former Chicago Sun-Times food critic Pat Bruno, writing of the sleek Asian eatery near the edge of the Chicago River. While one coexecutive chef, Jun Ichikawa, lends his expertise to the sushi side of the restaurant’s menu, the other, Gene Kato, designs its selection of hot plates. Together, they churn out traditional and modern dishes—such as the house-specialty Kobe prime rib and Le Quack Japonais, a house-smoked duck slathered in hoisin sauce and mango chutney—whose appeal led Condé Nast to name their establishment one of the top 66 restaurants in the world. Ingredients from both surf and turf star at the sushi bar, which serves options such as spicy king-crab nigiri and a Crazy Veggie roll that insists on wearing its lab coat and goggles at all times. As selections emerge from the kitchen, says Bruno, “the presentations … are elegant … the shapes and swoops of the plates are a feast for the eyes.”

The two dining rooms at Japonais meld industrial Japanese design with a touch of European richness. Squares of gold velvet frame an oversize mirror that hangs over the Red Room, the restaurant’s more formal dining space. Across the hall, the Green Room’s slate-and-brick fireplace and whimsical tree centerpieces that occasionally don sweatpants add to its more relaxed atmosphere. Wavy ceiling panels and Lucite chandeliers accentuate the high ceilings that unite the two spaces, hanging over a staircase that leads downstairs to the riverwalk café. There, sheer drapery panels frame views of the Chicago River for those seated on pillow-laden couches and chairs. As they lounge, guests can sip specialty cocktails or enlist the top-shelf liquors to help them win gargling contests against the river.

600 West Chicago Avenue
Chicago,
IL
US

Combining his French culinary education with his Japanese heritage, chef Takashi crafts Michelin-starred French dishes with an East Asian twist. Finish off the weekend with Sunday’s multi-course kaiseki dinner, or pair a glass of sake with a plate from the chef’s tasting menu.

1952 North Damen Avenue
Chicago,
IL
US

When executive chef Toyoji Hemmi surveys the restaurant's daily deliveries of fresh seafood, he envisions how the fish can be used to create exciting, new sushi entrees instead of just the widely expected staples. Food & Wine magazine praised this dedication to inventive flavor combinations in 2005, labeling chef Hemmi an "innovator" and calling him one of its "favorite iconoclasts" in the United States.

He accentuates maki with seemingly disparate ingredients—including rosemary, walnuts, and cherry tomatoes—that add new dimensions to the rolls' familiar tastes, textures, and pronunciations. Established Japanese flavors remain at the forefront of other items though, such as the wasabi-rubbed filet mignon and the organic cha-soba noodles. This distinctive interplay between contemporary and traditional approaches helped to earn the menu a score of "very good to excellent" from Zagat.

The dining room's vaguely industrial setting also toes the line between contemporary and historic, featuring rustic brick walls and exposed wooden rafters as well as chic, low-slung chairs and modern track lighting. Diners can peek behind the stone-countered sushi bar and watch the chefs assemble platters of maki and nigiri, or join the bartenders, who pass their evenings pouring tastes of sake and shochu.

358 W Ontario St
Chicago,
IL
US

Centerstage Chicago reviewer Kate Schwartz noted that, after the move to Restaurant Row from its former Gold Coast location, Dragonfly Mandarin "has staked its claim among some of Chicago's culinary elite." It has done so with the help of Executive Chef Michael Lin, who crafts authentic Chinese and Asian dishes with high-end ingredients such as flank steak and king prawns. From the unctuously decadent—pork-belly ramen soup with poached eggs—to the crisp and refreshing—cucumber-mint salad with ponzu sauce—the entrees step up to impress his patrons' taste buds, as evidenced by the Best of Citysearch award for Chinese food in 2007 and an OpenTable Diners' Choice award for Asian food. The decor is as sleek and sophisticated as the upscale cuisine. On the first floor, elegantly fanned umbrellas protect the walls from fumbled chopsticks. Long, ornate lanterns illuminate the balcony at the top of the stairway to the second floor, where club lights and a dance floor facilitate good times in the late-night lounge. Behind the wooden bar, Kabuki-like masks wear dramatic expressions, peering at guests in plush, red banquettes as they drink in tunes emanating from the DJ booth.

832 W Randolph St
Chicago,
IL
US

When Miae Lim opened Mirai Sushi, she sought to create a lounge setting just as fashionable as the haute sushi dishes that would be served there, resulting in an ambiance which Frommer's labels "decidedly youthful" and "funky-chic." It's within this hip atmosphere that diners sup on the shareable plates and seasonal fish of a menu pioneered by master chef Jun Ichikawa. Like a working cold-fusion machine at an eighth-grade science fair, the menu's shrimp-and-ginger dumplings and panko-breaded shrimp rolls attract praise; these and other dishes have earned the eatery inclusion on Gayot's 2012 list of Top 10 Japanese Restaurants in Chicago.

In the downstairs dining room, wooden tables and chairs gather around an L-shaped sushi bar. Upstairs, ambient light glows above low lounge seating, where diners sip imported Japanese beers or specialty cocktails made with sake and fresh fruit juices. Celebrities sometimes stop by, blending in with the hip crowd and dodging autograph requests from activists who think that famous people's signatures count for double on petitions.

2020 West Division Street
Chicago,
IL
US

The Chan family has made a name over the last 15 years with their sophisticated Japanese cuisine at Mirai Sushi. Their latest spot is Macku, named one of Chicago magazine’s best new restaurants in 2010. Sashimi and sushi rolls are dressed up with truffle oil and foie gras, and daily specials include ceviche with kumquat and fried pineapple.

2239 North Clybourn Avenue
Chicago,
IL
US