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


1729 N. Halsted St. (Willow St.) Send to Phone
312-337-6070 | Make Restaurant Reservations | Menu
A chic, stylish place for theater diners and hardcore food lovers.

Dinner nightly

* Click here for rating key

Boka, Chicago, IL

Boka Restaurant Review

: Boka's menu, which was already good, has become considerably better with time. We find first courses are a real strength --- complex, artful and highly seasonal. Find proof in wisps of raw fluke with curried sepia, Thai basil, black radish and ground cherries. Other treats may include beef carpaccio with crispy purple potatoes and Parmesan foam. But that’s not to say entrées don’t deliver. Rainbow trout teams with red wine-braised artichoke, a purée of sweet corn and crispy pig tail with mole espuma, for example, and mac ‘n’ cheese is studded with edamame. When it comes to finales, expect seasonally inspired creations. The wine list is considerable and (surprisingly) affordable.
Discover the best restaurants for New Year's Eve
Celebrate New Year's Eve

Ring in 2020 at one of GAYOT's picks
for the Best New Year's Eve Restaurants.


Sign up to receive the 2019 edition of GAYOT's Annual Restaurant Awards. We honor America's best chefs, a top restaurateur and more.