Kai Zan

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Opens at 17:00
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2557 ½ W. Chicago Ave., 60622
Chicago, Illinois, USA
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After a long walk around Humboldt Park, come to this restaurant and have a rest here. Japanese cuisine is a must-order one at Kai Zan. You can share good fried chicken, good sushi and excellent omakase with your friends and have a nice time here. Green tea ice cream here is fine, this is what regular visitors of this place underline. Kai Zan can become your favorite restaurant to come for nice white wine and wonderful sake. The friendly staff meets you at this spot all year round. It's always a pleasure to rest and have a meal here because of the awesome service. It is noteworthy that decor is cool. The atmosphere is decent to attract clients, this restaurant is on top. Kai Zan scooped the Bib Gourmand award for tasty meals at fair prices. The restaurant has 2 black knife-and-fork symbols because the Michelin inspectors suppose that Kai Zan offers ultimate comfort.

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Sushi was really good but the other menu items were average. We tried the edamame, potatoes, mussels, pork, shrimp, chicken and steak as well.  Of those, I would only go back for the pork.
Hands down my favorite restaurant in the world.  The atmosphere is laid-back but cute.  The twin brothers who own it are friendly, hospitable (one time they sent me a free dish because they saw me eyeing it from the sushi counter), and beyond good at what they do.  They provide quality cuts of sushi presented in unique and tasty combinations for such a reasonable price in the city.  You'd be doing yourself a disservice if you didn't order the chef's omakese...only $60 for 9 filling courses of the best sushi you've ever eaten!   The polenta bites are my favorite dish, so I'd also recommend adding this to your omakese as they aren't included.  In addition, they are very accommodating to gluten free and pescatarian diets.  Over the holidays they host a drawing to give away 2 $150 gift cards.  My out of town friends always request Kai Zan when they visit.  Make sure you make a reservation well in advance.
Best sushi in Chicago! We've tried everywhere old and new and always come back to Kai Zan. Always make reservations ahead of time! Can share one omakase (which is enough food for two people in my opinion to taste different dishes) Service is always great too!
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2557 ½ W. Chicago Ave., Chicago, Illinois, USA, 60622 Get directions
Opening hours
Monday Closed
Tuesday 17:00-22:00
Wednesday 17:00-22:00
Thursday 17:00-22:00
Friday 17:00-23:00
Saturday 16:30-23:30
Sunday Closed