Chef Gene Kato is behind this West Loop sushi emporium, where a roster of modern Japanese fare reflects his strong dedication to seasonality and meticulous sourcing. Though Kato’s Robata Yaki are no-brainers (he previously opened Chicago’s Sumi Robata Bar), he holds his own in the sushi selection, too, with an entire menu page devoted to nigiri, sashimi, and makimono. The multi-course omakase adventure can be tailored according to customer preferenc, so speak up and lean in to flavor bombs like Salmon Belly with battera kombu and Kumamoto Beef with fried shiso, or rare catches like Akamutsu (deep sea perch) and Tachiuo (beltfish).
Think outside the bird this Thanksgiving and opt instead for lauded chef Gene Kato’s inventive spin on the classic holiday lineup. Choose between Milk Bread-stuffed Turkey Breast Saam or Crispy Berkshire Pork Belly Bossam, complete with Lettuce Wrap fixings, Seasonal Vegetable Fried Rice, Sesame Chili Sauce, and a delicious Kabocha Trifle. Or buck tradition completely and opt for the Sushi-copia, featuring 12 pieces of chef-selected Nigiri alongside Momomaki Rolls (a blend of spicy octopus and bigeye tuna) and Negi Hamachi Maki Rolls (with yellowtail and Tokyo scallion).
Cost: Packages start at $100 each (serves 2 - 4)
How to book: Order pick-up by November 20 via Tock.