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Dec 20, 2007 09:03 PM

Sushi suggestion (like LA's Katsu-ya) in Chicago?

I am visiting family in Chicago for the holidays. I was hoping to find a sushi place that serves sushi rolls similar to Katsu-ya in Los Angeles.

The two rolls I fell in love with:
A spicy tuna roll (in soy paper) topped with a tempura shrimp in a sauce & a baked crab (real crab) roll.

Can anyone suggest a sushi place that serves something similar? Downtown or South suburbs would be ideal, if possible. tia

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  1. I don't think you're going to find those exact dishes anywhere, but we do have excellent, creative sushi spots to try.

    In the south suburbs ... fagetaboutit.

    In the central city, Japonais, Mirai, Sushi Wabi or Sushi Samba (Latin fusion) might please you. Probably more and I'm sure other people will make suggestions.

    1. I don't know of anywhere that has those particular preparations, but you might want to look into Tank Sushi or Japonais.

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      1. re: wak

        Thank you both for the suggestions. I think I might try Japonais.

      2. Look into to Katsu on Peterson west of Western. Its a bit pricey, but worth it,

        1. I live in LA, work takes me frequently to Chicago. I highly recommend Sai Cafe in Lincoln Park. Not sure about the rolls, but excellent sashimi & nigiri. One caveat: It's not anywhere like the atmosphere of Katsu-ya.

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          1. re: MahiMahiFish

            Sai is very good, serviceable, fresh and tasty sushi, but nothing terribly creative or innovative.

            One other place I forgot to mention earlier, which is one of my absolute favorites is Hatchi's Kitchen on California Avenue in Logan Square.