Katana - Chicago

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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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Mon - Thu 5:00PM - 6:00PM 9:00PM - 9:45PM
Fri - Sat 5:00PM - 6:00PM 10:00PM - 11:45PM

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Grand Rapids
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
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.

OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

FL
Tallahassee
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

A keeper!

AP
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!

CQ
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.

OT
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.

OF
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.

LM
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.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service very satisfied.

OT
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.

A
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.

D
Chicago
26 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great upscale sushi
Go early as this place gets busy

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Service was slow and too ally unresponsive to our needs.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great time always!!

LA
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.

OT
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.

OT
Cancun
3 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience1

Mala muy mala

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LK
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.

OT
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!

F
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.

AH
Indiana
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time here, and our server was amazing. She was attentive and very knowledgeable about the food. The food was plated well, and tasted amazing! All the food we had ordered was excellent.

OT
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Enjoyable experience but very slow service - wasn’t even crowded. Good food and fair pricing.

NR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was so delicious! Such great ambiance as well. All the items we ordered were so flavorful! I can not wait to go back.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A little loud but really cool

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service!

KG
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The sushi chef (Masa) did an amazing job with recommendations and spending some time to talk about the fish origin and his process to building the omakase menu. Sashimi, Nigiri and rolls were amazing.

We also got the Hakata Ramen, which was an insult to Hakata Ramen. The noodles were overcooked and the broth was confounding. Dont get Ramen here.

c
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Katana is owned by the same restaurant group that owns Sushi Roku, one of my favorite sushi places when I lived in LA. Katana is a wonderful experience in a beautiful setting in a central location. The crispy rice tuna is a favorite and the Robata dishes were spectacular as well (miso glazed cod is a standout). I like that there is more than just sushi. As a gluten and dairy free eater, it fit my dietary needs very well. I highly recommend it!

S
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great!!

MO
Chicago
47 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Went because of the reviews. Disappointed.

MK
Dallas
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great fresh sushi. The shishito peppers and fried green beans are awesome.

AB
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We had an excellent time celebrating a special occasion at Katana. We visited on a snowy night in January, so the restaurant wasn't terribly busy/lively, but the ambiance was still very nice and we enjoyed sitting by the window watching the snow. The sea bass skewer and the serrano hamachi were our favorite dishes.

K
Indiana
7 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

A lovely place in the Hotel Chicago with an equally cool view. We went with a group of 7 on a Saturday night expecting to fight a crowd, but we were pleasantly surprised to find it busy but not crazy. Our group ordered mostly rolls and a couple of orders of sashimi and an eel appetizer. The rolls were very tasty but not every one of them tasted as fresh as the other. The White Lotus and Spider rolls stood out among the 7 rolls ordered as the best. The service was nearly impeccable, and night time ambiance remains in my mind as one of the most uniquely rich yet comfortable among any Asian place I've ever visited. Would go again, for sure!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

good!!! great service and food.

JF
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great service, great vibe. Sushi menu was on point and Saki bombs permitted. I’d recommend to anyone.

OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall2food2service5ambience4

Thought the food was kind of bland. I’ve been to average sushi restaurants that have the same quality food, but this restaurant was below quality high price. Not a good value, lower than average service for the price point.

J
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience2

food was perfectly acceptable, but far from memorable. it all came at different times...server saying something about there being 4 different kitchens prepping food, thus lack of coordination. very "ok" overall and frankly a disappointment from what we expected.

C
Chicago
66 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The sushi rolls were ok nothing special. The grilled food and sushimi was better. Best part was sake flight and desert

JF
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Waiter was misleading on cost of Kobe beef. Said it was $33 an once instead of $99 per order

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience4

Ignored an allergy. Forgot to put in most of the order.

TN
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Nice food. The music was a bit loud though. Overall nice

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