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

sugarcanejane Dec 20, 2007 09:03 PM

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. chicgail RE: sugarcanejane Dec 21, 2007 04:53 AM

    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.

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      wak RE: sugarcanejane Dec 21, 2007 04:56 AM

      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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        sugarcanejane RE: wak Dec 22, 2007 10:01 AM

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

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        danimal7910 RE: sugarcanejane Dec 22, 2007 02:02 PM

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

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          MahiMahiFish RE: sugarcanejane Dec 22, 2007 08:03 PM

          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
            chicgail RE: MahiMahiFish Dec 22, 2007 08:20 PM

            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.

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