Since 1969, restaurant, hotel, travel & other witty reviews by a handpicked, worldwide team of discerning professionals—and your views, too.

THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Kabocha

952 W. Lake St. (Sangamon St.) Send to Phone
312-666-6214
Japanese brasserie with a seafood bent from Shin Thompson.

Cuisine
Open
Dinner Tues.-Sat.
Features
  • Valet parking
  • Dress code: Casual dressy
  • Full bar
  • Reservations suggested

* Click here for rating key

THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Kabocha Restaurant Review

: Shin Thompson's "Japanese brasserie," a follow-up to shuttered Bonsoirée, relies heavily on seafood, with an aquarium-inspired answer to the seafood tower, the glass-encased beauty mounded with oysters, cold lobster, king crab legs, scallop sashimi and shrimp atop river stones and anointed with seaweed. A go-to at its predecessor, motoyaki --- singed scallops and king crab bathed in creamy ponzu aïoli --- reappears to the joy of diners. Juicy duck confit pot stickers are every bit as good, though they’re possibly outdone by fried, whole yellowtail with a slick of chile-spiked black bean sauce. Desserts and cocktails, though not a highlight, get the job done.
Discover new Chicago restaurants
New & Hip Restaurants in Chicago

Find all the new Chicago restaurants that have opened recently with GAYOT's round-up.



RESTAURANT AWARDS

GAYOT's Annual Restaurant Awards honor America's best chefs, as well as promising newcomers and a top restaurateur.