Kai Zan

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#2 of 11759 restaurants in Chicago
#2 of 21332 places to eat in Chicago
Average price: $25-49
Closed. Opens at 17:00
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2557 W Chicago Ave, 60622
Chicago, Illinois, USA
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If you like Japanese cuisine, come to this restaurant. Enjoy fantastic nigiri, king crab and terrific sockeye salmon Kai Zan offers. Try fascinating sesame ice cream, cream cakes and tasty apple pie. Wonderful wine, craft beer or tasty fino sherry will make your meal even more delicious and you'll surely come back. If you want to taste some fantastic ice tea, iced green tea or tasty matcha, this place is a nice choice for you.

You will have warm memories about this spot because it is famous for its great service and friendly staff, that is always ready to help you. The beautiful decor and comfortable atmosphere let visitors feel relaxed here. This restaurant scooped the Bib Gourmand award for good meals at fair prices.

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My girlfriend and I went there to celebrate my birthday. We understood that we could sit at the bar even we made the reservation. But we were sitted at the bar with a frying pot in our face, so we were surrounded in oily smelly and felt like getting fried the whole night. This was the major down. We ordered omakase each of us. Food were good and delicately prepared. Escolar and salmon were to very high standard. Shooter is something you definitely have to try even you don't go with omakase. The downside of food is the variety of seafood you tasted with ~10 courses are quite limited. I felt the third to last dishes (some xxx maki with salmon and tuna) were served as nothing more than stomach fillers. I would be more satisfied if they replaced that one with 2 pieces of sahimi.
I came back here for dinner with a group of 5. I didn't notice this before, but on the left side of the restaurant are many large booths that can hold groups of 6. We were seated in our own little nook, which gave us a bit of privacy and allowed us to let loose and laugh a lot without disturbing others. We ordered a bottle of warm sake and the chef's choice omakase for 5. There was more than enough food in the omakase. A few people were thinking about adding a dish or two before we started and I'm glad we held off because I was about to explode by the end of our dinner. Everything was delicious, really. The sashimi is super fresh and melts in your mouth. Besides the sashimi, my favorites were probably the escolar and maguro pearls and the orange rush. We also got green tea ice cream  with red bean paste and purple yam mochi ice cream for dessert. The green tea ice cream was delicious and the purple yam ice cream had a lot of floral flavors infused in it, not my thing. Overall, we had a great evening. We ate a lot and laughed a lot. Everyone enjoyed the food. Their chef's choice omakase menu is a great option with a good price point. I've had both the chef's choice and premium omakase. It seems like the chef's choice omakase stays relatively the same, so once you've had that and you are looking for something different, it seems like the premium omakase is the way to go. It's a great restaurant and a reliable option for good food!
This restaurant is excellent. We had a party of five and we were seated in a cozy booth.  Our server Kevin did a great job explaining the menu. We had the chefs choice 10 course meal. It was perfect. The husbands each had their own, and I shared with one other in our group - so an amazing meal! Each course was beautifully presented and delicious. We eat sushi quite often and Kai Zan has very fresh ingredients and a unique presentation and combination of tastes and textures. If you want great sushi. Eat here!
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2557 W Chicago Ave, Chicago, Illinois, USA, 60622 Get directions
Opening hours
SundaySun Closed
MondayMon Closed
TuesdayTue 17:00-22:00
WednesdayWed 17:00-22:00
ThursdayThu 17:00-22:00
FridayFri 17:00-23:00
SaturdaySat 16:30-23:30

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