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Looking for low-key (non ramen/sushi) Japanese...
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  • Looking for low-key (non ramen/sushi) Japanese...

    Post #1 - January 19th, 2018, 10:45 am
    Post #1 - January 19th, 2018, 10:45 am Post #1 - January 19th, 2018, 10:45 am
    Hi all!

    Whenever we go get Japanese food, we always end up getting sushi, or ramen. I would love to go and try some more casual, low-key Japanese foods that normal Japanese people might eat on a more regular basis.... I read about Renga-Tai, but I was hoping to find something closer to Chicago (we live in Avondale). Does anyone have any suggestions for places to check out?
  • Post #2 - January 19th, 2018, 11:06 am
    Post #2 - January 19th, 2018, 11:06 am Post #2 - January 19th, 2018, 11:06 am
    check out Izakaya Mita for Japanese pub food!
  • Post #3 - January 19th, 2018, 12:17 pm
    Post #3 - January 19th, 2018, 12:17 pm Post #3 - January 19th, 2018, 12:17 pm
    annak wrote:check out Izakaya Mita for Japanese pub food!
    Oh great! Totally what I'm looking for!
  • Post #4 - January 19th, 2018, 12:39 pm
    Post #4 - January 19th, 2018, 12:39 pm Post #4 - January 19th, 2018, 12:39 pm
    There's also Kitsune in Lincoln Square.

    =R=
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  • Post #5 - January 19th, 2018, 12:52 pm
    Post #5 - January 19th, 2018, 12:52 pm Post #5 - January 19th, 2018, 12:52 pm
    Futatsuki Ramen in Uptown offers several other izakaya dishes in addition to ramen. I personally love their chicken karaage and their katsu curry.

    Kizuki Izakaya has izakaya dishes in addition to ramen.

    I miss Sumi Robata/Charcoal Bar they had some great izakaya dishes.
  • Post #6 - January 19th, 2018, 2:16 pm
    Post #6 - January 19th, 2018, 2:16 pm Post #6 - January 19th, 2018, 2:16 pm
    RIP Sunshine Cafe in Andersonville. It would have been perfect for this.

    I second Futatsuki. All the non-ramen dishes I've had have been excellent (love the ramen as well).
    "If this sauce was a person, I'd get naked and make love to it." - Sophia Petrillo, The Golden Girls

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