Venue Info

Two years after Chef Iliana Regan announced her second restaurant, the 20-seat Kitsune Restaurant and Pub finally opened in North Center. A mythological red fox with magical powers, Hokkaido, is the restaurant’s namesake, which makes sense because Regan’s menu seemingly also has magical powers. Like her first restaurant, Elizabeth, Kitsune’s cuisine hones in on Regan's Midwestern upbringing via ingredient, and through confounding treatments, reflects Japanese flavor. Local, seasonal ingredients (Regan is a forager, after all) make their way into dishes like house made dashi with winter vegetables and Midwestern “tofu,” a burnt miso vegan ramen with vegetable garnishes, and katsobushi Okonomiyaki. There’s a tasting menu in place, an a la carte menu for those less adventurous, and the pub is late, because it's never not the right time for Regan's magical ramen.

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Kitsune Restaurant and Pub

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Two years after Chef Iliana Regan announced her second restaurant, the 20-seat Kitsune Restaurant and Pub finally opened in North Center. A mythological red fox with magical powers, Hokkaido, is the restaurant’s namesake, which makes sense because Regan’s menu seemingly also has magical powers. Like her first restaurant, Elizabeth, Kitsune’s cuisine hones in on Regan's Midwestern upbringing via ingredient, and through confounding treatments, reflects Japanese flavor. Local, seasonal ingredients (Regan is a forager, after all) make their way into dishes like house made dashi with winter vegetables and Midwestern “tofu,” a burnt miso vegan ramen with vegetable garnishes, and katsobushi Okonomiyaki. There’s a tasting menu in place, an a la carte menu for those less adventurous, and the pub is late, because it's never not the right time for Regan's magical ramen.