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MICHELIN Guide 2020

Mako

  • 731 W. Lake St., Chicago, 60661, United States
  • 200 - 200 USD • Japanese
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MICHELIN Guide 2020

Mako

  • 731 W. Lake St., Chicago, 60661, United States
  • 200 - 200 USD • Japanese
MICHELIN Guide’s Point Of View

After making a name for his tasting menus at Lincoln Park's Juno, veteran sushi chef B. K. Park has spun out this inspiring shrine to omakase. With nothing but a single plaque marking its entrance, this Japanese gem can be tough to spot. But once inside its tranquil dining room, the surrounding din of roaring traffic fades into the background and you’ll be entirely transfixed by the chef's dedication to the sushi craft. Mako is a hot ticket, with just 22 seats in which to savor the smartly considered omakase, featuring black sea bream wrapped around ankimo; pickled chayote crowned with a micro fava leaf; Osetra caviar; as well as king crab with uni miso, A5 Wagyu butter, and a potato chip. Equally enticing are its seasonal sushi and cooked dishes, like poached abalone braised with soy sauce and finished with just the right brush of XO sauce; as well as sea bass with charred frisée and seaweed. Not to be outdone, artistically presented chutoro and smoked salmon sashimi flaunt ace flavor and flawless texture. Chawanmushi stocked with mushroom and crab is the very essence of classic refinement. Dessert is not an afterthought, as seen in sweet potato with whiskey caramel and crème Diplomat.

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  • m One Star • High quality cooking, worth a stop
  • ô Very comfortable

Facilities & Services

  • T Air conditioning
  • Ä New establishment in the guide
  • E Establishment totally or partly reserved for non-smokers

Information

+1 312-988-0687
Opening hours
Closed: Monday, Tuesday-Sunday lunch

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