Permanently Closed - Katana - Chicago

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This restaurant is permanently closed. Katana is the essential Japanese Sushi and Robata Bar in Los Angeles, Dubai, and now Chicago. Katana is distinctively energetic and stylish, serving imaginative Japanese cuisine in a seductive setting. We capture the essence of authentic Robatayaki, a cutting-edge form of traditional Japanese barbeque, and extraordinary Sushi, offering the best of both worlds—exceptional raw and cooked cuisine. Guests enjoy bamboo-skewered items grilled over traditional Japanese bincho tan charcoals which infuse a rich, smoky flavor into tasty seafood, vegetables, meat, and poultry delicacies. Katana also offers an astounding assortment of cold dishes served by our master sushi chefs using only the freshest fish sourced from around the world.

Stop by and see why The Chicago Tribune rates Katana 3 stars! Book your next event with us! Call Angela Riccioni for more details 312-877-5544.
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CourtneyC
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food! It was my mother's birthday and they brought out an awesome dessert and even brought out a vegan dessert for my cousin. It was perfect

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GeorgeR
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible menu, expertly presented by top notch staff. Meat selection was top grade. Sushi incredible.

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vipSueG
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sushi was excellent - loved the truffle oil sashimi!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and drinks especially with the Saturday happy hour!

TK
vipTanyaK
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Management & staff are all so friendly here. It’s a perfect combo of a neighborhood bar feel in an upscale , yet unpretentious restaurant. Happy hour deals are the best in the city, fairly large menu. Spicy tuna hanabi is my fav.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Favorite happy hour spot!

MP
vipMarthaP
New England
3 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Friendly service. Great atmosphere. Skewers were VERY small portions. Sushi was disappointing. Convenient for hotel guests but lots of other great options in the city for sushi.

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AaronT
Indiana
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner was absolutely perfect

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vipOpenTable Diner
Grand Rapids
7 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Food was amazing having small plates and being able to try everything. We never really saw our server but another server was helping us more than our original server so we tipped him more instead of our server. Don’t know if he was more busy with other tables or what but overall the experience was really really good.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing. We came to Chicago for my birthday and went on a date Saturday night. The atmosphere was great and the live DJ played really good music.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, great atmosphere and great service. We love the music choice as well.

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vipFLnole
Tallahassee
5 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service from Lauren.and great work and hospitality from general manager Neil O’Mara.

A keeper!

AP
AlyssaP
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Walked by this place at least a dozen times before finally giving it a try. The food was exceptional! You definitely need the Wagyu sliders. The sushi was extremely fresh and tasty, my friend and I ordered 3 rolls plus 2 apps because everything was so good. Drinks were unique and refreshing. Definitely go for happy hour!

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CalQ
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

This visit to Katana fell short of my expectations.

This was my 4th or 5th visit and I've always had an amazing experience before, but this time was a disappointment. I went with my wife to celebrate her birthday. It was the Sunday of the NBA All-Stars weekend, so I guess it'd been busier than usual because right when we were seated our server told us that many of our favorite dishes were all sold out: wagyu gyoza, pork belly, sea bass, and black cod! Those are dishes we went specifically to enjoy, and they were out of all four!! They were also out of crab legs (though didn't plan on getting those). As we were getting ready to order, they ran out of another two dishes: jumbo shrimp, and kobe beef skewers. Both dishes we were about to order since they didn't have our favorites!

I understand that it was a very busy weekend, but that is poor management to not be better prepared. To run out of 7 of their best dishes at the same time?! That's not acceptable.

The rest of the food was fine, though not what we went for. Very good service, as usual. I know this is likely a one-off bad experience, far short of the other times we've visited. But the bad taste of this experience still lingers.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience4

Never give reviews. But pretty awful service. It was a Sunday night with barely anyone else there and it was extremely poor service.

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vipOrgFoodLover
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The food was really good! The service was ok, the only issue we had was the food came out in random order , we missed some items we had to ask for again and we ended up telling them to take something off the bill that never came out. We ordered miso soup and the soup came out last we wanted to enjoy the soup with sushi rice however that never made it. What we did have an opportunity to taste Was really enjoyable.

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vipLexiM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Service was not good. Food was over priced, way better sushi in the city for your money. Everything seemed unorganized , soup came out before our drinks. Never received Brussels sprout chips, so we took them off the bill. Over all very disappointed in celebrating my anniversary here. Won’t be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service very satisfied.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience4

Service was good to start but got progressively worse. Total dining time for two took three hours. The food was average for the price. Took waitress thirty minutes to collect my check and then she waited on four tables before cashing it out making us late for our next plans.

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Artlizard
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, but be prepared to drop a little cash. Mixed drinks average $15. But, the staff is very accommodating and bend over backwards to make you enjoy your experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner before a concert. Great food and service

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vipDock
Chicago
26 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great upscale sushi
Go early as this place gets busy

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Service was slow and too ally unresponsive to our needs.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great time always!!

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LABo
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food was great once it arrived but getting the rest of it took so long that our rice dish became so cold. (Valentine effect I guess). Also we kept getting the wrong order being sent to our table. To the manager who kept pacing back remember, all patrons are there for a reason, do not spoil it.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience1

The service was terrible from the drink at the bar to our table service. No soy sauce available. Waitress was MIA half the time. Sushi was nothing special and rolls were very small. I had heard such good things and was disappointed and I am a huge Japanese food fan.

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OpenTable Diner
Cancun
3 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience1

Mala muy mala

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LauraK
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience5

The ambiance has a very cool feeling when you walk in. However, the food was blackened and was not good. Not everything was like that, the sushi rolls were good, but expensive for what you received.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Katana was amazing! The staff mad it such a great experience. We were celebrating our 30th anniversary and they added a number of touches to make it special. We will be back again in the future and can’t wait to dine again there!

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vipFelizld
Chicago
30 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience5

We went for Restaurant Week and each of us three got the bento box. I chose the salmon with my colleague and our other colleague got the beef bento. Brussels chips are to die for-delicious! Salmon was awesome and beef was great as well. Now, the service: it’s restaurant week and two servers? I booked the reservation stating it was a birthday! The other table received mochi dessert with sparklers. My birthday guests got zippo!! Miso soup was supposed to be included and she forgot it. She forgot the drinks until halfway through the meal!! We were so late returning to the office we had to ask for to-go for the rest of our meals. We will not be returning with such poor service which is a shame because the food was good.

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AliH
Indiana
1 review