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    Post #1 - July 17th, 2019, 9:43 am
    Post #1 - July 17th, 2019, 9:43 am Post #1 - July 17th, 2019, 9:43 am
    Searched for a thread but, surprisingly, didn't find one. I'll be dining here Friday night, starting a placeholder thread!

    Chef Phan's Interview with Michael Gebert: https://fooditor.com/otto-phan-is-here- ... i-at-last/

    Kyōten
    2507 W Armitage Ave
  • Post #2 - July 17th, 2019, 11:11 am
    Post #2 - July 17th, 2019, 11:11 am Post #2 - July 17th, 2019, 11:11 am
    We enjoyed it supremely in April. Utterly exquisite fish, some more unusual / rare than the offerings we've had at other fancy oma kase around town, and meticulously sourced / executed rice, alcohol pairings etc. The one thing that rang differently than comparables was that the chef himself talked A LOT - he seemed to treat the event as a kind of performance, doing lots of educating about the process and ingredients and business. With only 8 or 10 seats at a place like this there is sometimes the awkwardness of whether you're having a private convo with your companion or a large group convo with the other adventurers, but here you're more like watching a show. The quality was superior and we'll be back, just in full awareness of the particular kind of evening we're up for.
  • Post #3 - July 17th, 2019, 12:53 pm
    Post #3 - July 17th, 2019, 12:53 pm Post #3 - July 17th, 2019, 12:53 pm
    Very helpful review, Annak! We're going for an anniversary dinner so it's great to get insider knowledge about the performance element of the meal.

    What other omakases have you enjoyed around town? Sushi is our favorite splurge meal.
  • Post #4 - July 17th, 2019, 5:11 pm
    Post #4 - July 17th, 2019, 5:11 pm Post #4 - July 17th, 2019, 5:11 pm
    We have enjoyed Omakase Yume very much (quiet chef there) and Arami, but we are addicted to Kai Zan large omakase and that's our favorite regular splurge. Trying to find a time to get in to the new Maku.
  • Post #5 - July 17th, 2019, 5:16 pm
    Post #5 - July 17th, 2019, 5:16 pm Post #5 - July 17th, 2019, 5:16 pm
    I've been to Raisu for omakase a few times now and have been generally impressed with the quality of the fish.
  • Post #6 - July 22nd, 2019, 4:56 pm
    Post #6 - July 22nd, 2019, 4:56 pm Post #6 - July 22nd, 2019, 4:56 pm
    This place is on a different level than anyplace else I've had sushi in Chicago. In the interest of full disclosure, I haven't been to Mako.
  • Post #7 - July 23rd, 2019, 7:29 am
    Post #7 - July 23rd, 2019, 7:29 am Post #7 - July 23rd, 2019, 7:29 am
    Completely agree deesher. Chef Phan's omakase was unlike any I've experienced. I really can't wait to return in a few months.

    Kyoten, count me a fan!

    *Pictures coming soon.
  • Post #8 - February 4th, 2020, 12:15 pm
    Post #8 - February 4th, 2020, 12:15 pm Post #8 - February 4th, 2020, 12:15 pm
    After MUCH consideration my wife and I booked a date night later this month. Will report back, looking forward to it!
  • Post #9 - February 4th, 2020, 2:08 pm
    Post #9 - February 4th, 2020, 2:08 pm Post #9 - February 4th, 2020, 2:08 pm
    Ate here on New Year's: quality and novelty of fish on point; space, service, and sequence a little wonky. Based solely on food, it deserves a star; I can see how other factors may have tripped it up, however.

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