MICHELIN Guide 2020

Izakaya Mita

  • 1960 N. Damen Ave., Chicago, 60647
  • 15 - 25 USD • Japanese
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MICHELIN Guide 2020

Izakaya Mita

  • 1960 N. Damen Ave., Chicago
  • 15 - 25 USD • Japanese
MICHELIN Guide’s Point Of View

This Bucktown favorite is a family-run tavern worth seeking out for its homespun take on izakaya eats and gracious hospitality. Start with single-serve sake in a jar so cute you’ll want to smuggle it home, or a cocktail inspired by Japanese literature (the Norwegian Wood, a delicious interpretation of the Haruki Murakami novel blends whiskey, Luxardo, sweet vermouth and orange bitters). The array of small plates brims with creativity and flavor: tsukune are coarse-ground, delightfully chewy and achieve a mouthwateringly charred exterior from having been grilled over binchotan; while tako-yaki are as delicious as any found on a Tokyo street cart. Korokke, a panko-crusted potato croquette, comes with tonkatsu sauce for delicious dunking.

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  • The Plate • Fresh ingredients, carefully prepared: a good meal
  • ò Comfortable

Facilities & Services

  • 4 Notable cocktail list
  • E Establishment totally or partly reserved for non-smokers


+1 773-799-8677
Opening hours
Closed: Monday-Friday lunch

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