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MICHELIN Guide United States

Kai Zan

  • 2557 W. Chicago Ave., Chicago, 60622, United States
  • 25 - 69 USD • Japanese, Izakaya
Take Away

Kits, bentos and wine are on offer for takeout.

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MICHELIN Guide United States

Kai Zan

  • 2557 W. Chicago Ave., Chicago, 60622, United States
  • 25 - 69 USD • Japanese, Izakaya
MICHELIN Guide’s Point Of View

Despite doubling its space a few years ago, Kai Zan is still the kind of place that needs a reservation well in advance. Located on an otherwise solitary stretch of Humboldt Park, the space is particularly charming and makes you feel like you are stepping into a cozy neighborhood izakaya tucked away in a remote Japanese fishing hamlet. Savvy diners book a seat at the marble sushi counter to watch chefs and twin brothers Melvin and Carlo Vizconde perform their magic up close.

The brothers turn out sophisticated, creative dishes that are decked with myriad sauces, flavors and textures. Non-traditional sushi, nigiri, yakitori, as well as classic bar bites like takoyaki and karaage are all crafted with precise details and impeccable ingredients.

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  • = Bib Gourmand: good quality, good value cooking
  • ó Comfortable restaurant
Speciality
  • Agedashi tofu in kombu broth
  • Charsiu skewers

Facilities & Services

  • E Non-smoking restaurant
  • T Air conditioning
  • Credit card / Debit card accepted
  • Take away

Information

+1 773-278-5776
Opening hours
Closed: Monday, lunch : Tuesday-Saturday, Sunday

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