Kai Zan

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#3 of 21323 places to eat in Chicago
ClosedOpens at 17:00
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian options
$$$$ Average price: $25-49
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2557 W Chicago Ave
Chicago, Illinois, USA
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This restaurant offers its guests to try Japanese cuisine. Visit Kai Zan to taste good salmon nigiri, seared tuna and king crab. You can order tasty green tea ice cream, crème brûlée and creamy cakes.

The wine list is extensive, it can satisfy the needs of all visitors. Great matcha, iced green tea or chocolate frappe are among the tastiest drinks to order. The terrific staff works hard, stays positive and makes this place wonderful. If you want to experience fabulous service, you should go to this place. The divine decor and enjoyable ambiance let clients feel relaxed here. This spot got the Bib Gourmand award for tasty meals at moderate prices.

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Wow!  I love sushi and most things Japanese (Hello Kitty...I'm still not sure).  Carlo, Melvin & crew create dishes that are edible poetry. In San Diego, there is Tanaka.  In Vegas, Roku.  San Francisco has Akiko.  And finally, Chicago has a restaurant that competes and excels. Make reservations, and just go with the Omakase, if you are uncertain.  But really, you can't go wrong.  It's just magic for your eyes and in your mouth.
I was a little hesitant about this place seeing as I don't trust sushi that is so far away from...well...an ocean. But this place is an excellent ode to refrigerated transport. The hubs and I opted for the omikase/chef's tasting menu based on a trusted foodie friend's rec. There is so much I can saw about how delicious and fresh every single course was, but I would end up writing a novel.  As experiences go, this has the makings of Chicago Bucket List status. Our server was so in tuned with us, he was informative and helpful every step of the way. We sat at the sushi bar and I loved that the chefs were friendly and interactive. I would love to go back to Kai Zan and try some of their menu options the next time I am Chicago.
We have been here twice and are excited to return for a special occasion again sometime! Everything they serve is perfection. The only downside is the small space and reservations/ wait. But it is well worth the wait. The best sushi in Chicago for sure. Also the best sushi we have ever had. The wait staff is super kind and informative. They support local breweries. The Hi Kitty Kitty is yummy.
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2557 W Chicago Ave, Chicago, Illinois, USA
Сredit cards accepted Booking No delivery Takeaway Parking No TV
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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