You don't see much sushi posts on here and that's because Chicago isn't abundant with great options for it. Something about being landlocked though you can get anything within a few hours these days and it's not like there isn't 100's of flights daily to Chicago. So why such average sushi? I'm not sure. That said there's a few spots that get people talking and Kai Zan in Ukrainian Village is one of them.
Locals Favorite on Chicago avenue
Kai Zan is run by twin brothers who share a passion for real deal Japanese cuisine. Their sushi is higher quality than many others and not just in taste but also in looks. Each plate a work of art. The popular way to go as far as food is by letting the chefs send out whats good. this can be done via their omakase which allows you to experience the complete package with many different courses. Another popular package is the Monday night six course dinner. It sets you back just $35 and comes with many of the house favorites. I finally got a chance to do this dinner and left very much satisfied. Some stuff was better than others but at just $35 for everything it felt worth it. I wont waste your time trying to describe and each and every bite but I will say the highlights were the dishes with raw fish. I was hoping the takoyaki would be the real deal but it was a bit of a letdown. Just to give readers an idea here is how it all went down pictured below are the six courses that were served. Try them out.
Tuna and Escolar Pearls
Tuna and Shitake Mushroom Soup
Shrimp, Takoyaki, Pork, Octopus
2 Piece Nigiri
2557 W Chicago Ave
Chicago, IL 60622