Looking for awesome sushi place with a respectable sake list . . .
Hey all -
I'm trying to find a place for my fiance's b-day, and we're both sushi and sake fanatics. I'd love to try someplace new and am looking for suggestions.
We've been to Coast, South Cost, Sushi Samba, Naniwa, Mirai, Bob San, Toro, Ponzu, Japonais . . . Coast currently tops the list for sushi, Sushi Samba probably has the best sake list we've seen . . . Thoughts??
in terms of nigiri and sashimi (i'm not a big maki person), "katsu" is by far my favorite. the quality of fish there is the highest i've had in chicago. but i've never had sake there.
there's another japanese restaurant near k-town called "chiyo." their sushi is also pretty good and they have a very strong sake program. but again, i'm not sure if their maki is any good (as i've never paid attention to that).
Got to a byob joint, and have your own sake thing going on. Beware of getting out of hand tho. :-)
Mitsuwa has a decent vendor for sake, and I've been trying to make it through the choices at Chicago Food Corp over on Kimball.
BYOB joints are there if you search. I know Butterfly is byob - sushi is decent there, not mind blowing, but solid. They do offer a lot of hipster mayo maki rolls, and it gets kinda full of scenesters on wknds.
I think Kaze is byo also? There are others.
For a sushi omakase, I'd suggest splurging at Katsu.
hey gremzo - you know i am the only one that can figure out this alias (other then your fam) - anyways...i saw that you found me. warning. this is addicting to no end.
yep - agreed. i am NOT a fan of katsu. butterfly has a fun atmosphere but sushi is hit or miss. i have heard good things about kaze re sushi but not sure about sake