Raisu Japanese Fine Dining - Chicago
Omakese Tasting Menu If you never experience Omakase before, now it's the best time opportunity, 7 courses inculde traditional appertizer, daily fresh fish in sashimi & nigiri styles, and desert. Product availability are limited. $65 per guest
Gültig für: 1 - 20 Personen
Beginn: 12. November 2019
Ende: 13. November 2118
Verfügbarkeit: So. 16:45-21:30
The Omekase was a great experience. Will definió be back to order off the menu.
Delicious omakase. Would’ve liked to have known the price up front though.
Went to the restaurant for a special occasion and definitely were not disappointed. The service was impeccable and the food was fresh, interesting and tasty. We ordered the chef's choice menu and it was truly an adventure of flavors. It was served at a perfect pace so we did not feel rushed nor were we waiting around for the next course. It was expensive, but worth it. We are going to return and I would recommend this restaurant to anyone who likes sushi.
This place is a hidden sushi gem. Fresh fish from Japan, creative menu, amazing service. My husband and I can't wait to go back and are so excited to have this on the north side. Location is a bit odd but don't let that deter you if you are a sushi connoisseur.
Nice food, creatively served in area where not so many options
We did the Omakase and it was fantastic. The fish tasted fresh. The server was always there if needed. I can’t wait to go back.
This place was not that busy. The food was exceptional and presented very well.
Excellent neighborhood sushi. A family favorite for rolls. Fresh fish and unique apps.
This is the third time we have dined at Raisu and every time we go the food is amazing and the service is perfect. This is quite a gem and we can’t wait to go back again soon.
We did the Omakase option where the sushi chefs choose the dishes. Everything was delicious and the sushi came out in ornate, beautiful dishes. Would definitely recommend!
Loved all the sushi. Fabulously fresh food!
Exquisite fish and lovely presentation
Fresh, beautiful, and so delicious.
I wanted really good sushi for my birthday. We had never been here, and although I would have preferred a more old school, traditional atmosphere, Raisu did a great job with their modern but not too modern atmosphere and really exquisite food. Service and presentation and quality were all top notch and I will look forward to returning soon
Definitely a place to go for a special occasion, mainly due to the pricing...higher than expected. Should be more like $$$$ not $$$.
Raisu has a unique menu that includes taster appetizers, unique sashimi dishes and very nice signature maki options, all with excellent presentation.
We love Raisu. We go again and again for the quality and service.
Had a wonderful time. Omakase was perfect. Great service.
Everything is good, ingredients are fresh and our server was very friendly. I recommend the Maki with salmon skin and wagyu beef on hot stone. Omakase 101 is pretty good too. The only fall is there is a fish bone in Salmon Sashimi.
One of the better Omakase experiences we've had in Chicago. The fish is exceptional. Flavors are creative. Staff are attentive and genuinely care if you are enjoying yourself. Do yourself a favor: go to Raisu, sit at the bar, let them guide you through a wonderful meal.
We tried to make reservation for 7pm. According to open table they were full. So we came at 7:30pm. The place was empty except for 2 other tables. The waiters were very good and accommodating. I wish their was more variety on the menu for meat dishes. I ordered California Roll and spicy tuna roll. It was good. I ordered the tempura appetizer. That dish was very good except it was not made with a traditional Japanese coating on the shrimp and vegetable. It was like a pancake batter coating. The other people I can with ordered sushi. They said the sauces on the sushi was too sweet compared to Japan sushi. We did order 4 beers with our dinner. The price was a bit on the high side $160 without tip.
The food was really good for the price of good sashimi. We were not provided with a plate or soy sauce. When we mentioned to the chef since we are sitting at the bar, he apologized to us and told us the waiter just started. It was not be big deal. Other than that, everything else is great! I think this place is good for a date or group event.
Pleasant mid-town, fancied Japanese cuisine. Nice wait-staff. No hurry.
we have the $75 per person Omakase , The food and service do not meet our expectation on that price range.
We tried their 75 dollar Omakase, honestly, the fish they used is of good quality, but unfortunately, the sushi rice is too cold and tastes bad. It ruined all the sushi dishes.
75 dollar Omakase includes one soup appetizer, one sashimi dish and a few sushi. I would say the combination is boring, when I went to some other Omakase places, most of the time, they have a good balance of sushi and other hot small dishes.
The ambiance is not very good, either. The restaurant is by the street and a lot of cars passes by, kind of noisy and the car lights are very bothering.
I was thinking 75 dollar Omakase is a good deal before I went there, but now I would rather spend another 50 dollar to get some real Omakase experience in a nicer place.
Good neighborhood Japanese. Very good service. Reasonably priced. Mostly, convenient to Irving Park and the Windy City Theater.
This place was SO GOOD. Hands down best sushi I’ve had. We are originally from Los Angeles so have Nobu and Sugarfish at the top of our list. Recently moved to Austin and have uchi as our fave. This place exceeded all our expectations and is my fave overall. Wish they had this place back home!!
The food is outstanding compared to its price.
Gotta do the omakase! A little pricey, but worth it!
This restaurant was recommended to me by a friend. My S/O and I went on a date here this past weekend and WOW! All the maki and nigiri was fantastic, fresh, and creatively presented. It's a cozy, upscale, romantic spot in the neighborhood. They don't have specialty cocktails, but their wine was great and complimented the sushi we ate. We loved the experience, service, and food. We would love to come back!
We tried this charming Japanese/Sushi restaurant as it was close to a theatre where we had tickets later that evening. It was also our wedding anniversary. We noted "theatre at 7:30" and "38th anniversary" on our Open Table comments. During the meal, our waiter brought us flutes of a very smooth sake and wished us a Happy Anniversary. The menu was terrific! Many standards and several new-to-us items that we tried and loved. The presentation of everything was beautiful and flawless. Tastes were all good. We'll definitely return - even without theatre tix!
My husband and I really enjoyed our dinner. The food, presentation and service are amazing.
Food was as delicious as it is appealing. Beautiful presentation. Will definitely go back again!
Staff was exceptionally accommodating, offered dessert on the house.
Raisu serves some of the freshest and best prepared sushi and sashimi I have had in Chicago. They serve beer, Japanese whiskey and Sake, which goes well with the food. So, if you are looking for hand crafted cocktails you won’t find those here. But you will definitely find really delicious Japanese inspired sushi, udon, salads, sashimi and tempura. The service is tremendous, as you would expect from such a top notch Japanese dining spot. We are counting the days to return.
We ordered the Omikase and while the food was good, every single piece of sushi or sashimi was brushed with the same sauce. Sort of a sweet soy/miso glaze. The fish was very fresh, but I would have liked to taste the fish, not the sauce. That was very disappointing.
Great food, fresh fish and different, Authentic selection. Great, pleasant service. Place is very clean and cozy.
Raisu Japanese Fine Dining gets my highest accolades as a spot for high end sushi. What a great stroke of unexpected destiny this was for us! We were having a lazy Saturday, just laying around having our food cravings rotate with each episode of "Worth It". It was the sushi craving that ultimately stuck. It got later, we got hungrier, we did some research, considered our normal spots, and ultimately decided to give Raisu a first try.
It is not that we had not previously heard of Raisu. If you monitor "Best of Sushi" in town, Raisu will be somewhere on almost any list. They did not disappoint!...and we had to drive all the way in from Joliet to satisfy our craving with them!
We did the omakase, full blown, high-end. Since our reservation was a bit later and they were not that busy for a Saturday night (concerning to us...go hear...we want them to stay open for a LONG time!), we asked and they agreed to offer us the tasting. It was absolutely awesome and organized in a really smart way. Chef Liew offers both standard nigiri/sashimi as well as his own, special preparation for each cut. He served us both preparations, side-by-side so that we could put his skill and interpretation to the test against the artistry of the natural flavors of good quality fish.
We are fish snobs. Though we have been known (primarily because of where we live) to hit an all you can eat sushi spot or two. So maybe we are just sushi hogs? We tend to gravitate to sashimi over nigiri because we typically do not want anything competing with the taste of the fish (and it lets us eat more....see...hogs!). We don't care what Jiro says about the importance of rice! I mean what does the foremost sushi master in the history of the world really know about it anyway! This means that we are also, generally, not fan favorites of chef preparations...for the same reason. Chef Liew's preparation won the head to head in almost every case. He is a master craftsman. He has the skill of Itamae!
The main objective of a good restaurant is the food, and the food here was absolutely first class. The sushi and sashimi were of the highest grade and ranks with some of the best I have ever had. They have traditional sushi, sashimi and maki, but also have very creative versions and the ones we had all worked. We also had some non sushi/sashimi appetizers which were delicious, like the special breaded chicken wings and the tempura calamari.
The staff was very friendly and efficient, service was great, the restaurant is very attractive and our overall experience was very enjoyable.
My husband and I had a great experience, quiet little place and the fish was so fresh. The chef and server provided great service and the prices were superb. Will be back soon to introduce our friends to this find!