If two heads are better than one, then two cuisine-noggins fused into one restaurant-body are better than one. Polycephalify your palate with today's Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of delicious Asian fusion fare at Kohan, an epicurean hybrid that expands palates by merging them. Kohan offers a diverse menu of Japanese and Korean fare in a stylish, contemporary setting. Make eyes at a date in the romantic low lighting of the dining room, or flirt in natural daylight on the outdoor patio as you nosh on sushi and grilled specialties. Signature sushi rolls include the sunflower—a cheery combo of white tuna, eel, and sunflower seeds topped with spicy jalapeño ($14)—and the Chicago Bull, made up of spicy tuna, yellowtail, and asparagus ($15). Meat lovers can relish hibachi grill offerings including juicy filet mignon ($23) or kalbi bento with Korean barbecued short ribs and tempura ($18), while green-geared stomachs refuel on feasts such as the vegetable and tofu delight with miso soup and rice ($15). To put the icing on the international cakewalk, gracious guests can imbibe generous helpings of deep-fried tempura ice cream, a dessert that is sweet, savory, and conceptually jarring ($5).
- This approach draws more attention to the space's crown jewels, the immaculate sushi bar and display kitchen at the back of the room. It's almost as if the proprietors are daring you to witness the preparation of your food. – Jenny Seay, Centerstage
- I stumbled upon Kohan a few years back. I was touring the new University Village neighborhood and stopped in for some lunch. Had a bento box and I was hooked. – Matthew O., Yelp
University Village / Little Italy
730 W Maxwell St.
Chicago, Illinois 60607Get Directions