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Chicago Restaurants


  • 1952 N. Damen Ave. Map It
  • Bucktown
  • Japanese

Updated 06/11/2013

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It's not often that a chef who has made a name for himself in Las Vegas retreats to a neighborhood restaurant but that's exactly what Takashi Yagihashi did when he left his post as executive chef of Okada at Wynn Las Vegas. At his intimate, dinner-only restaurant in Bucktown, Yagihashi serves French- and American-inspired small and large plates with Japanese accents, such as duck with quince compote and a ginger-orange glaze, and soy- and ginger-braised caramel pork belly with pickled daikon. The upstairs room is quiet and relaxed; request a seat downstairs to peek at the action in the glassed-in kitchen.

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1952 N. Damen Ave., Chicago, Illinois, 60647, United States

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Restaurant Details:

  • Credit cards accepted
  • Closed Mon. No lunch Tues.–Sat.

Updated 06/11/2013


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