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  • Post #61 - September 6th, 2014, 3:01 pm
    Post #61 - September 6th, 2014, 3:01 pm Post #61 - September 6th, 2014, 3:01 pm
    Last night was my first dinner at Renga-Tei in a very long time and I'd agree that it's holding up very well over the years. I stuck with nigiri and a bowl of miso soup. The soup was delicious. The nigiri was mostly impressive too. My lone complaint is that I was not particularly impressed with their anago. But otherwise, tasty fish, deft seasoning and handling of the rice and a very enjoyable meal. I particularly enjoyed the fried shrimp head served with the sweet shrimp (if not offered, make sure to request). Renga-tei may not be a place that's ever going to knock my socks off, but that's just fine. It certainly has never let me down. Now I need to return soon for some of the hot items.
  • Post #62 - September 12th, 2014, 4:13 pm
    Post #62 - September 12th, 2014, 4:13 pm Post #62 - September 12th, 2014, 4:13 pm
    I've been living near Renga Tei for the past year during a house remodel so I've been in with some frequency. This place reminds me of the many mom and pop Japanese restaurants in Lakeview when I was growing up. They were usually family run and sushi was not often eaten by non-asians, who tended to go the tempura, katsu, stew route. Renga Tei has the same vibe complete with families from grandma to kiddies all enjoying.

    The mackerel collar is wonderful when they have it, the tempura is a reason to eat fried food and their nigiri is very respectable. I always check their specials board to see what they're doing and I'm never disappointed. They're not on Katsu's level, but they cover all the basics. If you don't want mayo rolls and "tinis" this is your place.
    For what we choose is what we are. He should not miss this second opportunity to re-create himself with food. Jim Crace "The Devil's Larder"
  • Post #63 - September 15th, 2014, 9:37 am
    Post #63 - September 15th, 2014, 9:37 am Post #63 - September 15th, 2014, 9:37 am
    mbh wrote:This place reminds me of the many mom and pop Japanese restaurants in Lakeview when I was growing up.....If you don't want mayo rolls and "tinis" this is your place.


    In the mid 1960's my mom would take me to Naniwa, which was on Belmont close to the old Toguri's. We'd have mackerel nizakana because my West Side Irish dad would gag for three days if mom made that in the house.

    I too hate mayo, even if it's Kewpie, on my raw fish and seafood.
  • Post #64 - September 15th, 2014, 10:07 am
    Post #64 - September 15th, 2014, 10:07 am Post #64 - September 15th, 2014, 10:07 am
    mbh wrote:They're not on Katsu's level, but they cover all the basics. If you don't want mayo rolls and "tinis" this is your place..

    While I agree not Kastu level, Ellen and I have been Renga-Tei regulars once every month or two for 20-years. Sushi/sashimi is levels above most Chicagoland offerings, cooked foods terrific and they have a deft hand with a fryer.

    Renga-Tei, count me a fan!
    One minute to Wapner.
    Raymond Babbitt

    Low & Slow
  • Post #65 - February 2nd, 2015, 8:17 pm
    Post #65 - February 2nd, 2015, 8:17 pm Post #65 - February 2nd, 2015, 8:17 pm
    We go once a month or so on Monday to Renga-Tei, tonight was particularly delicious. Started off with Abe-Mochi, puffy deep fried rice cake topped with grated daikon mixed with bonito flake and slivered nori. Chewy starch encased in crisp, right in my wheelhouse.

    Abe-Mochi

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    Entree I had Yellowtail collar, meaty, rich, moist, little nooks and crannies of pure deliciousness.

    Hamachi kama

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    The bride had Negi Hamachi rolls and shrimp tempura, two of her favorites and, along with endless green tea, we were bought out crisp candied sweet potato strips with sesame seeds for dessert, which had us thinking where have you been all my life.

    Gratis Candied Sweet Potato

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    Renga-Tei, count me a fan!
    One minute to Wapner.
    Raymond Babbitt

    Low & Slow
  • Post #66 - April 27th, 2015, 6:27 pm
    Post #66 - April 27th, 2015, 6:27 pm Post #66 - April 27th, 2015, 6:27 pm
    So delicious...

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    The tuna tataki...

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    And the wonderful Salmon collar...

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    And our pre-reserved Uni (last time they were out)

    image.jpg Uni
    "Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit; wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad." Miles Kington
  • Post #67 - April 28th, 2015, 5:55 am
    Post #67 - April 28th, 2015, 5:55 am Post #67 - April 28th, 2015, 5:55 am
    For all my times at Renga-Tei--and I've been dining there since 1980 when it was Koto--I have never sat at the sushi bar. I know, I could have the same items that boudreau ordered at the table, but it sure looks better up there at the bar. Nice pics!
  • Post #68 - May 7th, 2018, 6:31 pm
    Post #68 - May 7th, 2018, 6:31 pm Post #68 - May 7th, 2018, 6:31 pm
    This place is soooo friggin' boring!

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    I mean, yeah, there are some daily specials, but otherwise nothing ever changes. Like me, you probably agree that's a good thing.
  • Post #69 - May 24th, 2018, 8:26 pm
    Post #69 - May 24th, 2018, 8:26 pm Post #69 - May 24th, 2018, 8:26 pm
    Sorry, haven't been here in forever. Dumb Question; is Renga-Tei in L'wood still open?
    It looks like it, but I thought they closed a long time ago. Hallucinating?
  • Post #70 - May 24th, 2018, 9:44 pm
    Post #70 - May 24th, 2018, 9:44 pm Post #70 - May 24th, 2018, 9:44 pm
    The closure a few years back was only temporary, due to structural damage to the building. They have been back to business as usual for a while now.

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