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Morgan Harbor Grill, Chicago

Pluckyduk8 May 11, 2009 07:51 PM

Yay for fresh sushi in Chicago! My husband brought me home sushi from Good Morgan's new restaurant side, Morgan Harbor Grill. I wasn't there myself, so I don't know too much physical details, but he said there were about 4 tables or so. I'm happy because they can tempura your fish or the whole sushi and other than the menu can make the sushi with whatever ingredients you want. Anyone else been there yet?

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    sig May 12, 2009 05:04 AM

    Great! I will try next week and post my reviews. Anyone else who has been please post.

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      lenchik May 28, 2009 12:03 PM

      My sister and I have eaten lunch there a few weeks ago and my husband has gotten sushi from there as carry-out. Definitely the best kosher sushi available in the city. When I was there the place looked pretty lame especially considering that they had spent a number of months renovating it. But we passed by it yesterday, and they have actually added nice tables and chairs, which is very exciting! It looks way better now.
      The sushi chef (I wish I remembered his name) is extremely helpful and goes above and beyond and recommending and preparing items to your liking. Please note that since this is a kosher restaurant, the fish selection is limited and does not include any shell fish. I am absolutely going back in the near future!

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      1. re: lenchik
        ferret May 28, 2009 02:43 PM

        "Definitely the best kosher sushi available in the city."

        Sorta like saying the best unicorn you've ever eaten? Kosher sushi in Chicago is slightly less flavorful than the fake grass strip they throw in the container.

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          koshergourmetmart Oct 13, 2009 11:39 AM

          who gives it certification?

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            ferret Oct 13, 2009 01:46 PM

            CRC. And I may have to eat my words. Although I haven't been, I've heard from a couple of reliable friends that it's pretty good. Their chef has a good track record. I may stop by in the next week or two:


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              chopchop123 Nov 10, 2009 01:30 PM

              I was there recently and absolutely love it. It's a great restaurant that just happens to be kosher. Really, the chef is just so friendly & the food is excellent (sushi, tempura, salad - the tuna salad is from fresh fish...not from a can...delicious!!!). The presentation is wonderful too. Even the server was a real professional (not your typical, "uh...do you want fries with that?"). I was blown away. The prices are also great too. I really do hope more people come there and become loyal customers. It's a class act!!

      2. serenarobin Nov 11, 2009 06:00 PM

        Is it near or accessible to downtown Chicago?

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          weinstein5 Nov 11, 2009 06:44 PM

          It is north of chicago in the West Rogers Park neighborhood - probably 25-30 minute cab ride from downtown -

          The only kosher option downtown is Metro Klub at 733 W Madison - only down side is they are only open for Lunch -

          1. re: weinstein5
            lenchik Nov 12, 2009 06:59 AM

            Packaged lunches from Sandwich Club are also available every day at the South Loop Synagogue on Clark Street. More information can be obtained by contacting their office. Sometimes, I call the Sandwich Club (located in Skokie) the day before and pre-order something that they don't normally deliver and pay for it over the phone with a credit card and they drop it off at the South Loop Synagogue as well.
            A general pre-packaged lunch consists of a sandwich/wrap, chips, cookie and soft drink. Cost is about $10. Hope this helps. Metro Klub is great for lunch meetings and lunches in general. Please note that when you arrive, the restaurant actually has a kosher and a non-kosher section, so you do need to specify to your hostess where you want to sit (at least I have to every time).

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              yaelaldrich Nov 12, 2009 07:23 AM

              Is Morgan Harbor Grill open Motzaei Shabbos? I am looking for a date night after this Shabbos...

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                lenchik Nov 12, 2009 11:27 AM

                You can contact them at 773-764-8115 for information.

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                  chopchop123 Dec 30, 2009 03:30 AM

                  I know they were talking about opening up on Sat. nights - I'm not sure when they'll do it. I hope soon - I LOVE THIS PLACE!!! I've been there 3 times and the food is excellent - the wait staff is great and the chef is top notch.

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            yaelaldrich Jun 30, 2010 09:00 AM

            We walked by Morgan's restaurant yesterday in West Rogers Park, and there was a green "eviction" sign posted by the Sheriff's department. Evidently the restaurant is no longer open.

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              berel Jun 30, 2010 09:01 AM

              evicted would make them very very "open" ;-)

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                koshergourmetmart Jun 30, 2010 12:03 PM

                that's a shame-we went in may and were impressed

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