Positive review by Kim N.,
I was looking for another modern sushi restaurant to dine during my last night in Chicago. Considering that Momotaro is my favorite, I wanted something similar where they weren't known for just their rolls. I dropped in an hour before closing and sat at the sushi bar by myself. I was pleasantly surprised to find that they offered Japanese whiskey flights so I ordered one to go with my meal.
I really enjoyed the oysters (east coast) - tasted fresh, sweet, and delicious. The King crab legs were awesome and I consider them the highlight of my meal. I've never had beef tongue served in chunks rather than thinly sliced so I thought it was different. I prefer it thinly sliced.
I order some sushi and sashimi, served 2 piece per order. I ordered salmon nigiri, uni nigiri, sweet shrimp sushi w/fried heads, salmon sashimi, and fluke sashimi. Every piece was very fresh, except the fluke which tasted fishy and very chewy rather than crunchy.
Service was great, constantly had servers removing finished plates. My only complaint was the intervals between courses. I ordered the oysters at least five mins before the rest of my meal. The oysters were served exactly five minutes before the rest of the meal...and the rest (from robata to sushi) which all literally served 3 minutes apart. When dining solo, this causes most of my food to get cold when it should be hot. I would definitely come back to dine but know that I will need to pace my orders as this is not their method of service.
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