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The Omakase Room at Sushi-san, Chicago, IL

The Omakase Room at Sushi-san

5.0
5
42 Reviews
$50 and over
Japanese
The Omakase Room at Sushi-san is a culmination of Master Sushi Chefs Kaze Chan and Shigeru Kitano’s combined experience defining the Chicago sushi scene. While the menu and service are informed by tradition, guests can expect a transcendent experience that breaks down the formality and austerity usually accompanying omakase dining. Each dinner in the warm, modern, and intimate ten-seat space features luxury ingredients from around the world. Sophisticated and carefully curated beverage pairings are available to complement the meal.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 1 time today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Elegant Dining
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Japanese, Sushi
  • Hours of operation
    Thu–Sat 5:30 pm–8:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (312) 766-7899
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive chef
    Kaze Chan
  • Neighborhood
    River North (Chicago)
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Additional
    Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Omakase Reservation Deposit

    $100.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Multiple dates available
    Our menu price is $250 per person, with a $100 deposit due at booking. A 20% service fee is added to all checks. Each omakase includes 18 courses prepared and presented by our master sushi chefs. In addition to the omakase dinner, we offer optional sake, wine, and spirit-free pairings to accompany your experience. The Omakase Room at Sushi-san is also proud to offer over 100 Japanese whiskies, including rare, limited, and celebrated editions. Gluten-free diners can be accommodated. We are unable to accommodate vegetarian or vegan diets. Seatings are at 5:30 PM and 8:30 PM on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings. For any other questions please contact sushisanrnmanagers@lettuce.com.
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What 42 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

5.0
5 based on recent ratings
  • 5Food
  • 5Service
  • 5Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Chicago / Illinois

    Best Overall

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  • Chicago / Illinois

    Best Service

  • Chicago / Illinois

    Best Ambiance

  • Chicago / Illinois

    Japanese

  • Chicago

    Best Overall

  • Chicago

    Best Food

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    Best Service

  • Chicago

    Best Ambiance

  • Chicago

    Japanese

42 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    An amazing experience! The service was top tier and the fish was amazing. As an avid sushi connoisseur this was hands down the best sushi I have ever had. The ambience was intimate and cozy. I highly recommend the Omakase Room.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our second time at the Omakase Room with Chef Kaze! This is the best omakase restaurant experience in Chicago - BY A LONG LONG MILE!!! Undoubtedly the most underrated dining experience in Chicago. He deserves 3 Michelin stars (we’ve been to Alinea and enjoyed Michelin guide omakase experiences in Japan)

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  3. TimD

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best Omakase experience in Chicago by far. Service and quality is top notch! Chef is always super fun and personable.

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  4. Diner1120

    Greater Boston

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is my second visit and it only confirms the fact that this is the best place in Chicago (better than Alinea). Great value for what it is worth. Will come again in near future.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best omakase experience ever , we loved every bite

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  6. WilliamB

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything about the experience was great. The dishes were inventive and all were made from the best ingredients. The fish was fresh. I had the sake flight with dinner and all the sakes were some of the best I've ever tasted. Service could not have been better.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    May have been the best dining experience I’ve had in Chicago.

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  8. HangP

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Memorable experience! Every detail in food, service and decor is superb.

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  9. YufeiX

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The chefs are soooo considerate and into details. I was almost full around the ninth course. So I told the chef, he cut off sushi rice and left a little gap between mine and others. The courses were absolutely delicate, fresh and delicious. It was my very first omakase experience, and ill def visit again

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  10. RandyC

    Chicago

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Omakase type meals are always pricey. That will not stop me from going, and this one is one of the best I’ve been to

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  11. TimmyW

    Alabama

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing service and amazing food, highly recommend everyone trying.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    So outstandingly good that I can’t even put it in to words

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  13. UndercoverFoodie

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beyond amazing! I want to go back every year. The food was spectacular. The service was beyond. It's definitely a worthwhile experience if you love food.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What an absolute amazing dining experience! Chef Mike was amazing at explaining what and where things came from, and I liked/appreciated how he made recommendations on the “proper” way to eat things. The food was delicate yet intricate- carefully thought out. Some flavor combos were interesting, others simple. I highly recommend!

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  15. JohnZ

    Chicago

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    On par with the best sushi Omakase experiences I have experienced.

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  16. LaurenB

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Dining at The Omakase Room was an incredible experience! The chefs, staff, and ambiance were pitch perfect - but the FOOD was beyond!!! Can't wait to go back.

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  17. Elizabeth

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    amazing! well worth the splurge for special occasions

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  18. HLJVX

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One word: amazing. Great food, small crowd, amazing experience. Highly recommend if it’s in your budget.

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  19. Jorged

    Chicago

    44 reviews

    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent all around. Once the pandemonium at the door is passed, it is all civilized after that.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was an adventurous and magical experience. Will definitely come back soon!

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  21. JuandlT

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Omakase Room is a bucket-list worthy experience. The ambiance, attention to detail, food, drinks, and the way they make you feel essential and still comfortable enough to have a nice time, this is what you will experience here, incredible!

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best in the city. Great ambience, fish, and pairings.

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  23. umamiman

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding ambience, service and food. Love the mini lazy Susan and the photo-friendly lighting.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our first time dining at The Omakase Room at Sushi San and we can’t wait to return! The experience they curate is phenomenal. Prior to being seated for dinner, we were warmly welcomed by staff and presented with a nicely arranged cocktail menu. The seating area was quiet and comfortable, and when it was time to be seated the staff escorted us to our seats. We opted for the sake pairing and these were some of my favorite sakes so far. It was a pleasure watching our chefs work. We’ve dined with Chef Michael Graffeo before and were so thrilled to be able to see him work and to be presented with one amazing dish after another. Delicate yet filling, artistic and beautifully presented; this will be among the great Omakase offerings in Chicago for sure.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had dined at the restaurant a year ago and wanted to see if any changes as we had enjoyed it. WOW! Chef Kaze has taken his omakase to a remarkable level. Having tried every omakase in Chicago, this would now in my opinion be the best. The toro tartare had the most high quality caviar on top that I have seen on a single course. Freshest uni I have experienced. The whole meal was creative and decadent with incredible fish. If you have a special occasion or just love high end Omakase, you will walk out with a big smile.

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Unbelievable experience! Truly amazing. Highly recommend.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Worth the experience! The staff and chef make it very special. Music was to electronic and edgy and club like for my tastes. It made it hard to hear the chefs speak and harder for me to relax. I would recommend low frequency beets if your going for hip and soft jazz if you’re going for a more classy vibe. Something that’s not super distracting from the rest of the experience. A cheesy gong and zen flute would have been better then hip hop remixes.

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  28. PhillyPhoodie

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I have eaten in thousands of restaurants all over the world. This was without a doubt the pinnacle—the best culinary experience of my life. The experience starts as soon as you walk in the door. The Sushi-San restaurant is big and loud, but you are met at the door and whisked away upstairs to a quiet waiting area for you and the few other guests. The sushi and sashimi—which looked like works of art—were the best I have ever had, and that includes comparisons to meals I had in Japan. I have a gluten intolerance, and they were completely accommodating of that and highly attentive to my allergy. Speaking of attentiveness, I noticed that in the second or third course, our dedicated server placed a spoon for the next course (caviar and tuna tartar) facing one way for me and the other way for my wife. I asked the server why she had placed them, and she said that she had noticed that I am right handed and that my wife is left handed. Talk about attention to detail! Speaking of attention to detail, Master Chef Kaze and his team were meticulous—from the precise cuts of the fish done right before our eyes to the delicate garnishes applied delicately and with great care and precision with metal chopsticks. Amazing!!!

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  29. Linda

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had an amazing time at The Omakase Room celebrating our anniversary. From the moment we checked in at the hostess station at Sushi San to the moment we ate our first piece of sushi, and to the plenty we left the restaurant.. we were in complete awe of the attention to detail and flavors of sushi. We enjoyed our experience and plan to be back.

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  30. Marc

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The omakase room is vastly superior to every other sushi experience in chicago

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  31. JulieH

    Chicago

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    In our top 5 dining experiences of all time! The menu was fresh and included exotic, hard-to-find fish that most people never have the opportunity to try. Of the 18 courses, my favorite was #2, the Otoro Tartare, which featured fatty tuna, caviar and a cured duck egg. Chef Kaze Chan was friendly and made the whole experience very approachable, and still dignified as Japanese meal should be. Our server Veronica, was exceptional and made sure that every detail of our anniversary dinner was perfect. We've eaten at some of the best restaurants in the world, and this experience was one of our all-time favorites. Arigato and Mate Ne' Omakase Room at Sushi-San!

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  32. Lynn

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved our chefs, hosts and the extraordinary quality and presentation!

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  33. Brownie

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We liked the separation of the entrance area and the dining area. The toast with chefs was a cheerful way to start the evening. I've been a regular Omakase customer in different cities for over 20 years. Some of the sushi didn't taste any better than regular sushi restaurants. I have to say I prefer L2o, the previous tasting menu place Lettuce had in Lincoln Park, compared to this one. And the dessert was kind of disappointing, even though he said the melon costs $100. It was an excellent melon, but I still felt something was lacking.

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  34. LaelG

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was wonderful except the amount of food- it was too much. They should stop at 12-courses, 18 was too much.

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  35. JimT

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely outstanding, and I cannot say enough good things about it. The food was amazing - my least favorite course was still the best piece I'd ever had previously in my life. I appreciated the seating next to the chef so we could watch all the preparation, and his discussion of the origin of the food as well as how to properly eat it. The rest of the staff was attentive and on top of their game. We wanted for nothing as they anticipated all needs promptly, including serving of the drink pairings with associated description of what it was and its origin. Since my wife and I avoid alcohol, we paired with the non-spirits set and it was excellent. The drinks, at a minimum, paired nicely with the course, and at best enhanced the food in a way that I didn't realize was possible. Additionally, when calling to confirm the reservation, they confirmed that the meal starts with a sake toast and asked if we would prefer a non-alcohol option for that as well. I appreciated them being attentive to our needs so as to avoid any awkwardness at the time of the toast. The room itself is quite the contrast to the restaurant downstairs. Inside, it's just silent and pleasant and a wonderful experience and it was somewhat disorienting when we left downstairs through the loud and bustling main restaurant. I had no idea it was so crowded or loud just downstairs from where we were. This is an expensive meal, so one must ensure that it fits your budget. But it is completely worth it in every way and I cannot say enough good things about this restaurant - the food, staff, and ambiance were all excellent. Highly recommended.

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  36. Maria

    Los Angeles

    49 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the best Omakase I’ve ever had!!! Chef was very friendly and funny. He served many different items, rather than just fish nigiris like most of other omakase places. Each food item was so delicious and the presentation was very good too. Additionally, the portions of each item was very generous, which isn’t often at omakase places. Also, they were flexible and customized their dishes to several customers who wanted a sashimi version instead of nigiri. I was able to request to get less rice in my dishes so I could enjoy the real fish parts. All of the staff members were so kind and provided me with excellent services. I had to make an important phone call during my meal and they immediately provided me a quiet space and even turned their ambience music off for me. How wonderful!!! I can’t wait to go back to this place again. It was so easy to make a reservation via Open table, unlike other omakase places, which have time and platform restrictions that make it so difficult to make a reservation. Thank you The Omakase Room at Sushi-san for providing me a wonderful omakase experience!!!

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Might be the best Omakase experience in the entire city of Chicago. Well done!

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great sushi created in artistic style, all in front of you. Excellent flavors and exceptional taste all make for an exquisite meal.

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was the best Omakase Experience I have had. We celebrated my boyfriends birthday here and very pleased with our choice. The food was incredible, staff and service were amazing, and Omakase experience was extremely personable. Highly recommend, will be back.

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  40. Kmabry

    Charleston

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing Omakase experience! Must do the sake and or wine pairing.

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FAQs

The Omakase Room at Sushi-san is rated 5 stars by 42 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 1 time today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for The Omakase Room at Sushi-san

63 W Grand Ave, Chicago, IL 60654-4801

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    River North (Chicago)
  • Hours of operation
    Thu–Sat 5:30 pm–8:30 pm
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Japanese, Sushi
  • Dining style
    Elegant Dining
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Kaze Chan
  • Additional
    Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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