Nabuki

4.8
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872 reviews
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$30 and under
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Japanese
Located in historic downtown Hinsdale. Chef Juan and Nabuki are committed to creating edible art. Offering a fusion of innovate dishes. Chef Juan exhibits his mastery of the art of Sushi by creating traditional Japanese dishes with a Latin flare.
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.9
Food
4.6
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.3
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KV
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience3

Food always outstanding. Service was fine, but we ordered a bottle and the server clearly didn't know the proper steps for bottle service (show the bottle, pour a taste, fill the rest of the guests first, top up evenly, etc.). That's a real bummer when you're at a nice restaurant, but sadly often the case in the suburbs. Also, the wine list was littered with mistakes and that kind of drives me crazy. Still will be back because the sushi is sooooo good.

NO
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

I frequent Nabuki with my family and make it one of my professional spots for meetings over dinner/drinks. My strong preference is to sit at the bar as the service is much more consistent and the noise level is better. The food is consistently good to great. It is one of the more reliable options in the area and I will continue my patronage there because of it.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was delicious, especially the crazy jalapeño

OT
Chicago
60 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Great food at fair prices. The sea bass was cooked to perfection with an excellent sauce and glaze. The tuna poke was an interesting pleasure, made even better with a glass of white wine.

OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our waitress was amazing and suggested the best appetizers

KK
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Sushi was fantastic and fresh! It was my husband’s birthday and I had said this on our reservation. Not even a happy birthday wish which was disappointing! Would go back for the sushi but not for a special occasion.

CE
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love this sushi spot. One of the best, even compared to city options. Great vibe for the suburbs. Solid sashimi and rolls.

VL
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is the best sushi restaurant you can go to in the suburbs.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

The food is always delicious. Never a disappointment
Excellent

OT
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service2Ambience4

Great food but service was slow

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is the best sushi ever !!!!!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Nabuki never disappoints

JB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 11 February 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Unfortunately I marked we were celebrating a birthday and they didn’t even acknowledge it. I’m not sure why open table ask when the restaurants don’t do anything to make it feel special. I guess that’s why I shouldn’t count on the system. I’ll pick up the phone and call next time. It was just my daughters 16 birthday not that important 😢

OT
Naples
1 review
Dined on 5 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My daughter’s birthday!

CS
Chicago
25 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

The food was good the service was ok

SR
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on 22 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great I love it!

S
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on 21 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great seating options (high top bar, booth, sushi bar or table). The service was outstanding. We liked that our server knew the menu and made excellent recommendations from the nights specials and dinner menu. The wine pour was generous. The best part...the fresh sushi rolls that were some of the best we’ve ever had. We will be back!

KA
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was delicious!! Love the atmosphere/vibe.
Will definitely be back!!

Y
Jackson Hole
63 reviews
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

On a snowy night we made our way to Nabuki. The warmth of the space and a good cocktail got us warmed up. We thoroughly enjoyed our sushi rolls and the warm service.

SW
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Always love this restaurant. Wish they would figure out their problems with the slow kitchen and the noise level.

Really wish they would figure out a good carry out service - it takes forever to get food, and it can be a few hours. I’d do the carry out way more often if it was reasonable time frames!

OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on 13 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a pleasure

EP
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing staff, great food and fantastic chef

k
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on 9 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a wonderful meal. Staff was great! Will definitely go back.

UW
Chicago
36 reviews
Dined on 7 January 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

25th Birthday

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2020
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience3

We absolutely love this restaurant. We’ve been many times; however, I bit down on shell in my king crab sashimi and my husband had to excuse himself to use the bathroom over a pice of nagiri with skin and bones. Tonight was a disappointment.

Y
Jackson Hole
63 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The 7 of us gathered before our college kids headed back and we had a wonderful time celebrating at Nabuki. We had great drinks and we always have our favorites such as Nabu, Ika salad and fatty tuna with a few add on, all so delicious!!

D
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience2

This place is not as good as it used to be.
Put us in the back room that’s awful poorly decorated dosn’t look like it belongs to the restaurant
Food was not great, they were out of lettuce wraps
Waitress was fair at best.
We will not be back

OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

God is always great and the server had some nice recommendations also

D
Chicago
49 reviews
Dined on 26 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service2Ambience2

One of the best sushi spots in the western suburbs. Located right in downtown Hinsdale, but the atmosphere and decor are nothing special. Also things can be VERY slow as they do a lot of takeout.

S
Chicago
52 reviews
Dined on 26 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always ...... so fresh, so good. We were feeling it for something different after the holidays ...... we got it.

MA
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 23 December 2019
Overall4Food3Service3Ambience4

Out of what I came for. . Service slow

MD
Chicago
114 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

We came here for dinner on Saturday heading back home from the city. We were shown to a table in direct line to the front door in a banquette booth. With the colder weather, I was in direct line of the cold air coming in through the front door every time someone came in. Also, we were sat next to a couple tables with children and that was distracting to our conversation as they were in constant motion and dropping food all over the floor. As a matter of fact, when the manager came by after they left to clean up we each gave each other a look of what a mess. Our server was Peter and he was attentive, provided good service and recommendations of items on and off the menu. My husband had a white Pinot noir that was very good, and I had a grapefruit cocktail that was refreshing and delicious. We started out with the special crab wrapped in tuna appetizer and shishito peppers. Other items we ordered were the tuna tartare with caviar and quail egg, the hamachi with chopped octopus on top, unagi, and a spicy tuna maki. All the fish was very fresh and everything we had was delicious. The food here is definitely on the pricey side. We’ve dined here before and we will be back again. We don’t go here often because of the price and we have a place close to our house that is just as good and innovative with lower pricing.

KC
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on 18 December 2019
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience3

We have gone to this restaurant multiple times a month since it opened - maybe we hit them on a bad night. But it was a poor experience from the moment we walked in the door. Which isn't great since this is not a value-driven restaurant. Made a reservation well in advance and asked, as I always do, for specific table options as they like to squeeze three of us around a two-top which doesn't work. We got there and they'd given our table to someone else (two people while we were three) and had us sit at the bar, saying they said they thought we requested the bar. They just didn't read the notes. The table opened up and I asked to be moved, and the host argued that someone else had a reservation and they were there and ready to sit, to which I responded mine was first and I had already been there. Not sure why it was an argument. They sat us, and it only got worse with the table service. Waiter was also new and overwhelmed. It was an hour before we got our first dishes, and they were bland compared to the usual. IT was a slow(er) roll from there. In all we wound up being there for two hours when we should have been out of there in half that time for what we ordered. Hope it was just a fluke. Doesn't help that they had so many new staff there. And if they're understaffed then they should limit the number of reso's coming in.

JS
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good comes out as it is ready, which we loved! Everything was amazing and we cannot wait to go back for more!

JO
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I have dined at Nabuki several times and I have never been disappointed. You will spend some money
but the quality of the food and wine is top notch. Thus, although it is somewhat expensive, it is a
good value.

OT
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2019
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience3

This is not my first time at Nabuki and it’s actually my favorite spot for Sushi but this time I was a little disappointed for several reasons... food took more than an hour to be ready and it didn’t come out at the same time so by the time the last one of us got the food the other two were already done eating. On top of that they brought us the wrong order so we had to wait even longer to get the right one. They fixed the problem and took the roll off the check but my guest was very disappointed. The noise was unbearable but luckily they were able to find a table for us in the back room. I will be going back because honestly I’ve always been happy with Nabuki and I’m sure this was just a one time accident.

JR
Chicago
33 reviews
Dined on 8 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful evening. Tried a few new dishes that were outstanding. Never been disappointed. Excellent service as usual. My fave!!!!

EP
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

every time we go there, we are always blown away. Halina B, our server is the BEST. very knowledgeable, and professional.

AC
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always amazing rolls, soups and salads and our kids love it too.

OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great food. Nice service. Evening was very relaxed.