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MICHELIN Guide 2020

Arami

  • 1829 W. Chicago Ave., Chicago, 60622
  • 25 - 70 USD • Japanese
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MICHELIN Guide 2020

Arami

  • 1829 W. Chicago Ave., Chicago
  • 25 - 70 USD • Japanese
MICHELIN Guide’s Point Of View

Come to this bamboo-clad izakaya, with its comfortable sushi bar and soaring skylights, for impressively rendered small plates and specialty cocktails featuring Japanese spirits. The night’s tsukemono can reveal spicy okra, crisp hearts of palm and sweet burdock root. The nigiri selection might showcase New Zealand King salmon topped with pickled wasabi root. The robata produces grilled maitakes with Japanese sea salt and black garlic purée; and gani korroke, a crunchy, creamy crab croquette, is plated with togarashi-spiked mayonnaise. Don’t turn down the all-ice cream dessert menu, which includes enticing flavors like coconut-cinnamon-banana. It comes nestled in granola-like bits of miso-graham cracker crumble for a finish as sweet as it is unique.

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  • = Bib Gourmand • Inspectors’ favourites for good value
  • ò Comfortable

Facilities & Services

  • T Air conditioning
  • a Wheelchair accessible
  • E Establishment totally or partly reserved for non-smokers
  • 1 Notable sake list
  • K Valet parking

Information

+1 312-243-1535
Opening hours
Closed: Monday, Tuesday-Sunday lunch

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