Been here before and love it every time! Great for a date night.
For the price, I wouldn't say it's worth it. Some of the meals were just not good, but I would refrain from saying anything in case you get scorned. The seafood dishes were delicious, but the vegetarian options left a lot to be desired. If you want to pay $65 for a $20 bottle of wine, go for it.
This is a special restaurant. Very pleasant e.g quiet, with great service. Obviously this is not inexpensive, but for a special occasion it is appropriately priced.
Great food, can't go wrong with anything on the menu.
Boka is absolutely amazing!
We loved our meal! Thanks so much.
It was so amazing. Got everything we wanted. Our server was great even hooked us up with a birthday dessert
BOKA was an excellent choice- again- for restaurant week and the service was excellent. Frankly, we thought the entree portion was smaller this year, but the food was wonderful.
Simply amazing!!! Boka does not hold back on restaurant week. Every bite is an explosion of flavor. Wine pairing brightens the flavors even further.
The food is divine!
The service was really great, and food is amazing. It’s totally worthy.
Although we were disappointed with our food experience during restaurant week, we would definitely go back again for their normal tasting menu. The restaurant week menu was bland and lacking flavor despite the nice presentation. We've been to Boka for the regular tasting menu on several occasions and it does not disappoint.
Beautiful decor and spacious seating lead to a private and classy ambience. We had the tasting menu. Unfortunately, the only courses that we enjoyed were the sashimi starters and the desert (the first and last course).
While everything else was not horrible, the same heavy, savoury flavour was replicated on each succeeding course. It was even worse that yuzu was used on so many of the dishes that we could always expect the server to introduce yuzu as an ingredient when introducing the courses. Therefore, about 40% through the course, the tasting experience was already feeling somewhat monotonous and uninspiring. This lack of variety surprised me as I had seen stunning reviews on the quality of its tasting menu.
With that said, the last desert course was delicious.
Food and service were both perfect! One of us lamented that they did not have a particular beer, and they went out and bought it(and it was complementary). The guest was thrilled. A very special experience. Our favorite restaurant in Chicago.
Very good food. Aji appetizer was really good. Same for the sea bass entry.
We went to Boka to celebrate my partner's birthday. From the moment we walked in the door, we were treated like royalty. Every detail was impeccable. Our server was incredibly knowledgable and engaged us throughout the meal as we asked questions about each dish. We ordered the tasting menu and regular wine parings. The food was complex and extremely flavorful. And given that it was my partner's birthday, we left having had more than we ordered (lots of thoughtful 'extras' throughout the evening was icing on the cake to a perfect celebration)! Huge complements to the chef. At the end of our meal, we felt compelled to ask to speak with the management, because we could not have been happier with our experience. Can't wait to experience this restaurant and others in the Boka restaurant group again soon!
Very good service. Wine menu can get pretty expensive
I ordered the dry aged duck for my entree, which was definitely overcooked and the duck skin tasted extremely bitter. Can’t believe this is the signature dish on the menu. Basically, I leftover all the duck skins and only finished the duck meat. Very unpleasant experience.
Duck was amazing. Foie gras was best we’ve ever had!
The service food wine and ambiance were all exceptional. We will return.
The dinner was lovey, and the service was excellent. However, we were seated next to a family of 4 (two questionably active children) on one side, and a business meeting of three on the other. Guess I was expecting a certain crowd to be in attendance, and wound up with commotion on either side. I was shocked that the restaurant knew we had a birthday, yet we were still seated in such an undesirable seats. The restaurant wasn’t full. This could have been avoided.
Nonetheless, I tipped 20% on ~$375 and likely won’t be back.
The service is 5 stars, and the food was fantastic! The flavor profiles in every dish were beautiful. I’ll definitely be returning to Boka in the future!
Delicious food and phenomenal service.
Best tasting menu value in Chicago. Very creative and delicious.
Overall great - food was outstanding, presentation - outstanding, desserts not so much. Service could be better.
This was such an amazing experience! The tasting menu was surprising, delicious, and detailed. Every member of the staff was helpful, knowledgeable, and fun. We would highly recommend!
Exquisite dining experience, very relaxed setting, attentive and knowledgeable staff, outstanding cuisine
Worth multiple visits
Amazing service and even better food. Thanks.
It was New Years Eve, 7 course dinner, 4 of the courses were excellent, 3 average, the pasta was Luke warm and lacked flavor, the fish also cool instead of warm and had a strong dish taste. My duck was very fatty, my husbands was better.
New Years Eve tasting menu! Everything exceeded expectations! Tasting menu was exceptional! Service outstanding! Couldn’t have been more enjoyable for our out of town guests! Have been going out with same group for last 20 years in Chicago! This was our best choice ever! Kudos to chef and staff for such an awesome experience!
I liked the oysters
We celebrated my husband's birthday and the restaurant was perfect on any account.
Our experience at Boka was superb. The food, every course, was flawless. The timing of the courses was excellent. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and I am embarrassed it took me 10 years of living in Chicago to go here. We will be back and for the tasting menu. In addition it was my husbands birthday and the small touches they added, including the complimentary dessert were greatly appreciated.
We had the best service and food. Thank you for making our anniversary date special.
Great service and food was awesome. Had some noisy neighbors but it wasn’t too disruptive. They even gave me a piece of chocolate cake with my name write on the plate for my birthday.
Really great experience and our waiter was so friendly, attentive, and knowledgeable. Only drawback was the octopus appetizer was a little overdone. Otherwise the food was fantastic!
Great date night location; definitely wouldn’t get the winter tasting menu again. It was okay, just not worth the price tag for what we got.
Fantastic experience there! So happy we celebrated birthday over there in Boka. Tasty food, great service and very friendly staffs. Will definitely come back.