Yoshi's Cafe

(773) 248-6160 | View Website

3257 N Halsted St, Chicago, IL | Directions   60657

41.941703 -87.649232

Open Hours

T-Th 5-10:30, F-Sa 5-11, Su 5-9:30

 
Restaurants, Japanese, French  more

More Cuisine: Eclectic & International

Price: $$$

Tags: Brunch, Fine Dining, Local Favorite, Outdoor Dining, Romantic Dining, Special Occasion Dining, Theater District Dining

Payment Methods: American Express, Carte Blanche, Cash, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Neighborhoods: North Side, Lakeview

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Yoshi's Cafe
Yoshi's Cafe
Yoshi's Cafe
Menu
House Special Duck Liver Mousse Pate, Tuna Tartare, Japanese Pumpkin Ravioli, Yoshi's Cafe Special Maki Sushi, Spicy Tuna Maki Sushi, Wagyu Beef Hibachi Style, Fresh Mixed Green Salad, Oven Roasted Red Beets and Watercress Salad, Roasted Japanese Kabocha Pumpkin, Wagyu Beef Berger (10 Oz)... more

Reviews for Yoshi's Cafe

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Really wonderful atmosphere, fabulous food – I had my first meal at Yoshi's awhile back. I was really impressed. It was much more creative than I ever expected. The dishes were all amazing, especially the pumpkin ravioli. While the price was higher than I expected, so was the quality of the food. I am looking forward to my next visit. I highly recommend.

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

Avoid for your own safety! – While dining at this seemingly cozy, family-operated restaurant, I was given the added gift of hair in my entree. When I had notified our server, she rushed over to the woman/owner currently in charge, who took her time coming over to apologize as she chummied up conversation with regulars sitting at the bar. When she finally did come over, she merely apologized for the inconvience and offered a complimentary desert - however, no recooking of the entree and not even comping it off the bill - until I of course insisted I would not be paying for my meal. Before leaving, I stopped off to use the restroom where I discovered a mouse/rat trap placed non-conspicuously next to the toilet. Anyone who dines in this establishment be wary of the restrooms, vermin, and a non-cooperative kitchen/staff.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Outstanding fusion restaurant! – We tried two starters, and glad we did! West coast mussels in thai broth and also the tuna tartare with oyster shooters. Radichio salad with slightly vinegary, and shrimp/scallop pasta was tasted. Decent martini selection. Did not order wine as basic menu was not so enticing, a bit expensive for the value.

Most items are around $20, appetizers $12. Were very nice as we ordered one salad and one entree, and they split these into four plates at two courses for us. Valet parking $6. Upscale that won't break your bank. Solid choice!

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

the best ever – oh my gosh, my husband and i went to yoshis after the blue man group show and it was absolutely wonderful! the food was sooooooo delicious and it was such a great atmosphere. our waiter was very helpful and efficient even though he was manning all of the tables. well worth the $$$$. can't wait to go again!

Recommends
4.0
over a year ago

User review by yummo – I never thought I would spend nearly $20 on a burger, but let me tell you- this is the best burger I've ever tasted! You will not regret it. The service is outstanding, with attention to detail, answers to questions about the menu and drink choices, as well as recommendations for those in need. Nearly the best service I've had in a long time. Everything from the appetizers, to drinks, to the main courses were enjoyed 100% by everyone in our party.

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

Biggest disappointment - ever – What makes my recent meal at Yoshi's Café so memorable is how uniformly misconceived and aweful every dish was. I used to enjoy Yoshi's back in the pre-Café days. I returned 15 years later hoping to find some semblance of its former existence. In stead, waiter was unpolished and clumsy, the soft shell crab tempura was bland and (dare I say) ordinary, the cream of mushroom gazpacho tasted like chilled watered down Campbell's, the seared Salmon sat on a bed of spinach that was so saturated with butter so as to ruin the balance, and finally, the special of the night, "steak salad" comprised of a Korean seasoned wagyu skirt steak accompanied by off-tasting duck leg confit and langoustine topped with mayonnaise all abed an over-dressed mismatched assortment of slimy straw mushroom, cucumber, and frise. My wife and I truly felt ill for a long time afterwards.

Recommends
over a year ago

Casual Boys Town spot offers French- and Japanse-inspired cuisine. – In Short
Bright lighting and tile floors make this Halsted Street spot feel casual. Chef-owner Yoshi Katsumura effortlessly integrates a Japanese sensibility with traditional French fare, with a changing menu that may feature both duck liver mousse pâté and house-cured salmon sushi. Other options may include artichoke and radicchio risotto and roasted New Zealand rack of lamb with a mustard and bread-crumb crust.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Favorite Restaurant – We have been eating regularly at Yoshi's for over 10 years. It is our favorite Chicago restaurant. The food is always great as well as the service. Yoshi keeps a close eye on the kitchen doing the cooking while his wife Nabuko manages the customers. The food is an eclectic selection which includes French classics such as cassoluet, tuna tartar, steaks, and great fresh fish. My favorites include the Waygu hamburger, the cassoulet, the tuna tartar, and last but not least, the homemade carmel pecan ice cream.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Casual but Elegant – There are good reasons that Yoshi's has been in business for 25 years: great food, friendly service, and a constantly updated menu, to name a few. The daily fresh fish specials are always a good bet; seasonal preperations are always fantastic. The stalwarts of the menu are great. The rack of lamb is the best in the city. The beef is so tender it pratically cuts itself. Yoshi and his wife Nuboko work hard to meet their customers and make them feel at home. You will be comfortable in a business suit or in blue jeans. A fine dining menu at moderate prices in a relaxing environment. Just GREAT.

Recommends
4.0
over a year ago

Try the fish! – Grouper was the most recent fish featured on Yoshi's menu, and as expected, it was cooked to perfection. While the lamb chops are an excellent choice, and the grilled tofu makes for a tasty, healthy choice, Yoshi shines with his ever changing choices of seafood fo rhis menu! Yum!

 

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