MICHELIN Guide 2019


  • 5420 N. Clark St., Chicago
  • 25 - 49.99 USD
  • Korean
MICHELIN Guide’s Point Of View

Cavatelli, cantuccini and crudos line the menu, but wait, isn’t this a Korean restaurant? Indeed, the window advertises “fun Korean fare.” However, Chef/owner Jennifer Kim honed her skills in Italian kitchens, so expect a cultural collision. It’s a delightful surprise, one that welcomes a steady stream of area dwellers who arrive hungry for bright, bold and creative flavors—as seen in the Cacciucco-inspired tofu stew. Bay scallop crudo with a house-made XO sauce is another prime example of this Italian-Korean mashup. Then, pan-fried rice cakes with a lamb ragù hint at gnocchi, while Pelicana chicken is delicately fried and coated with a sweet and sticky red pepper glaze. Despite Kim's sky-high creativity, the prices remain pleasantly down-to-earth.


Bib Gourmand • Inspectors’ favourites for good value


Quite comfortable


25 - 49.99 USD

  • E Establishment totally or partly reserved for non-smokers
  • a Wheelchair accessible
  • Ä New establishment in the guide


+1 708-607-2102
Opening hours
Dinner Tue - Sat

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