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Katsu

Sushi Restaurant$$$$
West Ridge, Chicago
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  • The experts at Travel + Leisure and Eater recommend this place
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  • Pari S.
    "Try the Sashimi Omakase - I'm in sashimi heaven!"(7 Tips)
    Tom O.
    "Some of the best Sushi in Chicago."(5 Tips)
    Jordan T.
    "Best in Chicago for authentic Japanese food by far!"(6 Tips)
    Travel + Leisure
    "trek to the Far North Side"(2 Tips)
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  • Xinnie
    XinnieApril 22
    They serve really fresh sushi. Imo, it's a very traditional sushi place, very simple and less fancy. It's good but I probably wouldn't go back again.
  • JY
    JYJanuary 13
    Chawanmushi Teapot soup
  • Jyoti G.
    Jyoti GillDecember 23, 2016
    incredibly overrated & overpriced. the sizes of the nigiri are way too big. we did the $185 omakase + 10 pc nigiri. the bluefin tartare is great. mushroom soup tastes like miso. $25 corking fee/bottle
  • Raed M.
    Raed MansourDecember 3, 2016
    Unassuming location and design with the freshest sushi in all of Chicago. Pretty expensive but worth the experience.
  • Elena D.
    Elena DNovember 26, 2016
    One of the best authentic sushi spots in Chicago! Get the nigiri sampler.
  • Marv F.
    Marv FreedSeptember 24, 2016
    The sushi 🍣 was amazing. Top 5 sushi places ever!!!
  • Trang P.
    Trang PhamJune 2, 2016
    Get the sashimi omaska ... Freshest seafood in town.
  • Jeff E.
    Jeff EarlyNovember 24, 2015
    What's in a name? Katsu (the dish) is great. Sashimi is fantastic.
  • Jessica D.
    Jessica DuBoisSeptember 19, 2015
    Pricey but good quality.
  • Jessica D.
    Jessica DuBoisSeptember 19, 2015
    Their sake is very pricey.
  • Jessica D.
    Jessica DuBoisSeptember 19, 2015
    Mushroom soup. It's seasonal and available now.this is an experience not just a dish.
  • Bobby K.
    Bobby KennedyAugust 21, 2015
    Don't bother coming unless you're willing and able to splurge on the chef's signature sashimi omakase ($80+). It is the best selection of fish I've ever had.
  • Eli S.
    Eli SpeigelAugust 2, 2015
    My favorite sushi in chicago.
  • Mike S.
    Mike ServianskyFebruary 19, 2015
    Fatty tuna nigiri
  • emmanuel s.
    emmanuel sternFebruary 19, 2015
    Tuna tartare, fatty tuna nigiri
  • Ellis S.
    Ellis Srubas-GiammancoAugust 22, 2014
    Sit at the bar and do the omakase. Life changing experience.
  • Hillman P.
    Hillman PhilistiaAugust 13, 2014
    Get the rolls if you wanna keep you bill down.
  • Hillman P.
    Hillman PhilistiaAugust 13, 2014
    Japanese style liver if you don't wanna leave hungry.
  • Chefs Feed
    Chefs FeedAugust 5, 2014
    Michael Kornick, chef of MK, eats here on his nights off. He loves the Japanese matsutaki soup. Read more
  • Time Out Chicago
    Time Out ChicagoAugust 2, 2014
    The best raw fish in town is at this small, unassuming West Rogers Park hideaway. Read more
  • Julia P.
    Julia ParkJuly 20, 2014
    Best sushi in chicago. Worth every single penny. Don't let anyone tell you otherwise!! Go for omakase
  • Travel + Leisure
    Travel + LeisureFebruary 21, 2014
    The trek to the Far North Side is worth it for Katsu, often touted as the city’s most authentic sushi restaurant.
  • Pari S.
    Pari S.October 17, 2013
    Try the Sashimi Omakase - I'm in sashimi heaven!
  • Eater
    EaterOctober 8, 2013
    Katsu continues to churn out uncompromising sushi in an unassuming building on the Far North Side for a quarter-century and counting. [Eater 38 Member]
  • Carla H.
    Carla HamSeptember 19, 2013
    Omakase!! Won best food over Alinea, Zagat 2014
  • Kristine L.
    Kristine LewisAugust 31, 2013
    We got 3 rolls and the 8 pc omakase and it was beautiful and satisfying. The seafood quality and the staff were amazing!
  • Kathy
    KathyAugust 3, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Some of the best sushi in Chicago.
  • Eric G.
    Eric GottloebJune 7, 2013
    Best sushi in Seattle. Take it from a guy who knows.
  • Kelly H.
    Kelly HarmantasMay 25, 2013
    Very fresh sushi! You know you are at a good place when the menu says the request of "special sauces" will not be honored! Don't be fooled by the outside appearance.. Katsu is an authentic sushi spot
  • Jeremy O.
    Jeremy OngFebruary 3, 2013
    Try the Raw White Fish Carpaccio
  • ISC C.
    ISC ChicagoDecember 23, 2012
    Katsu is easily the best and most authentic sushi place ever! All other sushi restaurants pale in comparison. Forget Americanized sushi. This is the real deal.
    Downvoted 5 days ago
  • Pari S.
    Pari S.August 9, 2012
    Try the Wild Blue Fin Tuna From Boston & Super Premium Yellowtail From Tukiji Combo - One word: orgasmic!
  • Tasting Table
    Tasting TableJuly 26, 2012
    Visit Katsu to pluck slices of pristine seafood from an ice sphere (frozen in a balloon) and devour a chilled salad of crab and cucumber--both designed as cool relief for the unseasonably hot day: Read more
  • Jordan T.
    Jordan TraisJune 1, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Best in Chicago for authentic Japanese food by far!
  • Chicago magazine
    Chicago magazineApril 23, 2012
    The selections at this low-key spot lean toward simple, authentic Japanese fare, prepared with great skill. The chef’s signature sushi platter is highly recommended. Read more
  • Becca H.
    Becca HenryFebruary 26, 2012
    Best sushi in the city!
  • Gretchen N.
    Gretchen NeumanAugust 7, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Always eat what Katsu recommends. It is the best and freshest around.
  • Tom O.
    Tom OpperDecember 5, 2010
    Some of the best Sushi in Chicago. Try the chef's Special.
  • Bravo
    BravoNovember 11, 2010
    The best Japanese Restaurant in Chicago. Located 10 minutes north of the city. They fly in fresh fish from the Tokyo market and the chef owner Katsu is always there. He actually butchers all the fish
  • Leah R.
    Leah RayJanuary 30, 2010
    Think you've had good sushi in Chicago? Have you been here? If not, you haven't. Eat here and you'll know what I mean.
  • nick w.
    nick whiteOctober 12, 2009
    best sushi in town
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