Chicago, IL 60647
Hours: Tues-Thurs 5:30pm-10pm; Fri 5:30pm-10:30pm; Sat 5pm-10:30pm; Sun 11:30am-3pm
Devotees of the intricate Franco-Japanese cuisine of Chef Takashi Yagihasi, and his moderate prices, crowd into this Bucktown standby whenever possible. Yagihasi is a master of layering flavors into his menu, an approach he takes whether he’s preparing the weekly chef’s menu, using sustainable seafood and farmer’s market finds, or making Niku Udon base for his popular Sunday noodle brunch. And while the attentive service is most definitely high-class at this Michelin-starred spot, intimate touches, exposed brick walls, and the clean lines of Japanese-inspired décor help give a down-to-earth, at home feel to the whole experience.