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MICHELIN Guide 2020

Passerotto

  • 5420 N. Clark St., Chicago, 60640, United States
  • 25 - 50 USD • Korean
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MICHELIN Guide 2020

Passerotto

  • 5420 N. Clark St., Chicago, 60640, United States
  • 25 - 50 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.

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  • = Bib Gourmand • Inspectors’ favourites for good value
  • ó Quite comfortable

Facilities & Services

  • T Air conditioning
  • a Wheelchair accessible
  • E Establishment totally or partly reserved for non-smokers

Information

+1 708-607-2102
Opening hours
Closed: Monday, Tuesday-Saturday lunch, Sunday

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