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  • Katsu, God of Sushi yet again [Japanese]

    Post #1 - May 31st, 2005, 1:15 pm
    Post #1 - May 31st, 2005, 1:15 pm Post #1 - May 31st, 2005, 1:15 pm
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    Everyone's expecting to me to name Rudy's Taste. Rudy's Taste is a heck of a nice place, y'all should come to my dinner. But Rudy's Taste didn't change my life.

    Katsu changed my life. This community changed my life by leading me there. What more could you ask of a little place on an obscure stretch of Peterson? Is that not Great Neighborhood Restaurantness in a nutshell?

    God.

    Bitch.

    Domo arigato gozaimasu.


    Katsu
    2651 W Peterson Ave
    Chicago, IL. 60659
    773-784-3383
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  • Post #2 - June 8th, 2005, 7:53 am
    Post #2 - June 8th, 2005, 7:53 am Post #2 - June 8th, 2005, 7:53 am
    Mike G wrote:What more could you ask of a little place on an obscure stretch of Peterson?

    Mike,

    Not a damn thing.

    Katsu is a terrific restaurant and I enthusiastically second Katsu's nomination as an LTHForum.com Great neighborhood restaurant.

    Enjoy,
    Gary
    Sauce on the side, always, implied, axiomatic..........never a doubt, BBQ sauce without.

    Low & Slow
  • Post #3 - June 8th, 2005, 9:06 am
    Post #3 - June 8th, 2005, 9:06 am Post #3 - June 8th, 2005, 9:06 am
    I agree as well, with Katsu having the added bonus of actually being a neighborhood restaurant for me.
    Steve Z.

    “Only the pure in heart can make a good soup.”
    ― Ludwig van Beethoven
  • Post #4 - June 9th, 2005, 11:31 pm
    Post #4 - June 9th, 2005, 11:31 pm Post #4 - June 9th, 2005, 11:31 pm
    Viva Katsu! It's our top choice for when we really, really want to treat ourselves. Every meal I've eaten there was brimming with surprises, smiles and supreme freshness. We can walk there on a good night, so we can sake ourselves silly if we want to.
  • Post #5 - June 14th, 2005, 10:00 pm
    Post #5 - June 14th, 2005, 10:00 pm Post #5 - June 14th, 2005, 10:00 pm
    Katsu is superb. Heartily fifthed. Or whatever number we're up to.
    Ed Fisher
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    RIP LTH.
  • Post #6 - February 17th, 2009, 1:03 pm
    Post #6 - February 17th, 2009, 1:03 pm Post #6 - February 17th, 2009, 1:03 pm
    This restaurant is currently up for GNR renewal. Please post your comments below.

    Thanks,

    =R=
    for the GNRs
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  • Post #7 - February 17th, 2009, 2:46 pm
    Post #7 - February 17th, 2009, 2:46 pm Post #7 - February 17th, 2009, 2:46 pm
    When I was asked where I would like to have dinner on V-day, I didn't even have to answer. The boy instantly answered his own question...

    Katsu and his wife Haruko are always happy and welcoming. When I have dinner there, I become uncharacteristically quiet... It is that good. Which might explain why the boy is always willing to bring me there. :)

    Katsu definitely has my support for its GNR renewal
  • Post #8 - February 17th, 2009, 2:50 pm
    Post #8 - February 17th, 2009, 2:50 pm Post #8 - February 17th, 2009, 2:50 pm
    I just had a phenomenal meal at Katsu about 2 weeks ago and I whole-heartedly support its renewal.

    =R=
    That don't impress me much --Shania Twain

    Another beer before happy hour to put me in the mood for drinkin', uh huh huh, oh, forget thinkin' --Beaver Nelson

    I find it a matter of note that in New York or Terre Haute, school cookies always seem to be oatmeal --Mr. French
  • Post #9 - February 21st, 2009, 11:35 am
    Post #9 - February 21st, 2009, 11:35 am Post #9 - February 21st, 2009, 11:35 am
    I have pretty much sworn off most sushi in Chicago. I've eaten at so many places that turn out predictable rolls and fish that, while fresh "enough" are far from excellent, and while Katsu's style of thicker cuts is not my preference, there's no arguing with the quality of the finny tribe served here...and ronnie's lavishly documented recent trip filled me with awe and a desire to return.

    GNR-worthy...and like many of our traditional GNRs, slighlty off-radar for the public-at-large, and, so, more ours.
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  • Post #10 - February 21st, 2009, 11:40 am
    Post #10 - February 21st, 2009, 11:40 am Post #10 - February 21st, 2009, 11:40 am
    I am Katsu's Bitch.

    True in 2004, still true, if not more so, in 2009.

    Full support for Katsu's GNR renewal.
    Sauce on the side, always, implied, axiomatic..........never a doubt, BBQ sauce without.

    Low & Slow
  • Post #11 - September 19th, 2011, 5:11 am
    Post #11 - September 19th, 2011, 5:11 am Post #11 - September 19th, 2011, 5:11 am
    This place is up for renewal of its GNR. Please post your comments here until 10/10/11.
    Steve Z.

    “Only the pure in heart can make a good soup.”
    ― Ludwig van Beethoven
  • Post #12 - September 27th, 2011, 2:03 pm
    Post #12 - September 27th, 2011, 2:03 pm Post #12 - September 27th, 2011, 2:03 pm
    I eat at Katsu a couple of times a year, if I'm lucky. I'm always surprised and impressed by at least one thing or another that I eat, and have not been disappointed in anything. It remains for me the standard by which all other Japanese restaurants in Chicago are judged. I support renewal.
  • Post #13 - September 27th, 2011, 2:22 pm
    Post #13 - September 27th, 2011, 2:22 pm Post #13 - September 27th, 2011, 2:22 pm
    I second this nomination. Katsu is the standard by which I judge all Chicago sushi restaurants by. And unlike some other places (wink), it is always consistently great.
  • Post #14 - September 30th, 2011, 11:02 am
    Post #14 - September 30th, 2011, 11:02 am Post #14 - September 30th, 2011, 11:02 am
    Katsu is by far, the best sushi I have ever had. I was fortunate to sit a the bar and watch Katsu at work. He truly loves what he is doing and his passion is shown in his food. An absolute renewal in my opinion.

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