Yummy spot with great atmosphere! Friendly service and the spider roll was awesome. I also loved the rock shrimp. Cocktails weren't awesome.
5. Izakaya Mita
1960 N Damen AveChicago, IL 60647
From Business: Izakaya Mita is a new restaurant in Bucktown with a unique Japanese-American take on this traditional Japanese Pub concept. Small plates, ramen and charcoal-grill…
There are been so many Japanese restaurants around and I got so puzzled where to go. I went in here out of a whim and it was the best decision ever. Good quality food and remarkable staff.
I really dig the whole authentic Japanese vibe going on here. The food is amazing. The fresh fish dishes are always a treat and they have fresh wasabi here too.
A rare find in Lincoln Park for authentic Sichuan cuisine. Even tried some more exotic dished I never had in Chinatown. Thumb up!
It tastes like Mitsuwa marketplace's 火頭山ramen... But different...
My family of four went here for dinner last night. My husband called ahead to ask if it was a family-friendly kinda place. They assured us that our kiddos were absolutely welcome, but unfortunately they didn't have highchairs or boosters. (He asked if we could bring our own travel booster- or if that would be obnoxious. Regardless of what they *thought,* they said it'd be a-ok.) They had reserved a nice table for us and proceeded to make us feel extremely welcome. (Not always the case while dining out with a pre-schooler and an infant in tow!) The gals split the veggie tempura, edamame, and gyozas. (Not one bite was left.) My husband and I ordered a bunch of their special makis; the spider, the honey (sweetened tempura around super white tuna), and the sakura- a glorious mix of tuna, mango, pink rice paper, and magic. The portions were generous (we agreed that the sakura especially ate like a meal) and the food was prompt. I officially love this place.