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Japonais by Morimoto - CLOSED

600 W Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60654-2801
+1 312-822-9600
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good32%
  • Average16%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
26 Oct 2015
“Good sushi, but.....”
11 Oct 2015
“Has gone way down hill”
Restaurant Hours Closed
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
600 W Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60654-2801
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Reviewed 26 October 2015

My husband and I visited Japonais based on the hotels recommendation. While we enjoyed our meal, we didn't feel that anything was outstanding, and it was expensive. I guess that the pricing is for a famous chef, but would not return.

Thank travelmami
Reviewed 11 October 2015

Japonais used to be great, innovative, fun, great food. Went back recently under the new management. The atmosphere hasn't changed in 10 years, the menu is similar but the quality of the food was very disappointing. From potstickers that are basically mush (costco makes better)...More

Thank Christopher C
Reviewed 25 September 2015

This a very good place to eat great sushi, the quality of the tuna that I order was like being in the fish market in Tokyo. The appetizers were good specially the tuna tartar. The service was a little slow but the place is energetic.

Thank Antonio M
Reviewed 9 September 2015

Great place!! We started out by having drinks downstairs outside of the bar along the river!! Fabulous spot!! We were asked if we wanted to have the reserved table down there for dinner, which I would have loved only it was humid and a little...More

Thank moeann60
Reviewed 7 September 2015 via mobile

We have not been here since new ownership. Unfortunately, we found the menu very limited - missing our past dish preferences. Sushi was average. Recommended dishes were "ok". Service was good not great. Overall, too many other choices in Chicago for another visit here.

Thank L M
Reviewed 3 September 2015

I was excited to go to a Morimoto restaurant and this place lives up to the name! We tried several dishes and all were good but I had two favorites that I highly recommend. If you like Rock Shrimp Tempura, this is the BEST ever!!!...More

Thank jbaz7
Reviewed 26 August 2015 via mobile

High Quality Sushi They have a lot of quality sushi, from several tunas to several salmons. The medium fat tuna is outstanding (better than the toro), although there is an appetizer of Toro that I totally recommend, as well as king crab. All the sushi...More

Thank FFAD
Reviewed 23 August 2015 via mobile

I have been to Japonais twice a few years ago and the food WAS excellent but sadly that is no longer true. The food was average if not fair. I get better sushi rolls at the grocery store. The service was poor and took a...More

Thank blueyedgirl53202
Reviewed 19 August 2015 via mobile

We dined with friends this past Friday night. It was a warm summer night and our first visit to this restaurant. We were greeted warmly and went downstairs to have a drink while we waited for our friends. The downstairs is elegant, reminding me of...More

Thank Prego51
Reviewed 15 August 2015 via mobile

This is my second time dining at Japonais. I love the ambiance of this restaurant, very classy. Our table was not yet ready when we arrived and our party headed down to the bar. We ordered drinks and I decided to stick to anything gin....More

Thank markeetots
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$41 - US$80
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:30
17:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 600 W Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60654-2801
    (Larabee Street)
  • Public Transportation: Chicago Avenue Bus, CTA Brown Line (Chicago/Franklin)
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Near North Side
  • Neighbourhood: Near North Side
  • Phone Number: +1 312-822-9600
  • E-mail
Japonais by Morimoto offers its guests the signature cuisine of (Iron Chef) Masaharu Morimoto; a seamless blend of Japanese and Western techniques brought together to create exciting new flavors and culinary experiences. With brand new enhancements, designed by the timeless Jeffrey Beers International, our restaurant features two distinct dining rooms and among the new and exciting additions to our dramatic yet classic 10,000 sq. ft. space are a sushi bar backed by an open kitchen where Chef Morimoto’s signature omakase menus are prepared and Shochu / Sake bar which features Chef Morimoto’s own line of shochu, sake and craft beers.
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