Katana - Chicago

4.5
558 reviews
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Katana is the essential Japanese Sushi and Robata Bar in Los Angeles, Dubai, and now Chicago. Katana is distinctively energetic and stylish, serving imaginative Japanese cuisine in a seductive setting. We capture the essence of authentic Robatayaki, a cutting-edge form of traditional Japanese barbeque, and extraordinary Sushi, offering the best of both worlds—exceptional raw and cooked cuisine. Guests enjoy bamboo-skewered items grilled over traditional Japanese bincho tan charcoals which infuse a rich, smoky flavor into tasty seafood, vegetables, meat, and poultry delicacies. Katana also offers an astounding assortment of cold dishes served by our master sushi chefs using only the freshest fish sourced from around the world.

Stop by and see why The Chicago Tribune rates Katana 3 stars! Book your next event with us! Call Angela Riccioni for more details 312-877-5544.

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AP
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 2

Everything was mediocre at best. Would not go there again. Huge disappointment

PD
Phoenix
10 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great meal from start to finish. We did the meat and fish platters and added apps and sushi. The Brussel sprout chips were great and I’m not a fan of Brussel sprouts. Not noisy so the whole table could talk to each other. Would definitely go back when I’m in Chicago again.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Eddie is the best! The food is always excellent but he makes the experience on another level which makes this our favorite restaurant.

MD
New England
10 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This was my husband's and my first visit to Katana, while taking a mini-vacation to Chicago. WOW ! We were blown away from the superb customer service from the moment we were greeted by our host/hostess and the entire staff greeting us in Japanese! Table service was excellent as was the amazing dishes brought to us. The manager came over to say hello and ask us how our experience was - we told him this was our first visit to Katana but would not be our last. If you have a chance to check out Katana while in Chicago, DO SO! You won't be disappointed!

BD
Chicago
36 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 2Food 5Service 5Ambience 2

Music sucked, for was delicious and great service.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 3Ambience 4

Sashimi was sliced to thick, better 3 slices instead of 2.
The maki missed an extra flavour
Miso.marinated black cod needed a lttle more miso

CA
1 review
Dined on 6 August 2019
Overall 1Food 2Service 1Ambience 3

The service was horrible and the suski was not good my wife almost slipped due yo water on the floor. I will never go back there again.

OT
1 review
Dined on 6 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

patio music just too loud to actually have a conversation without having to scream across the table. You get used to it, but the music could be more in the background rather than the foreground.

N
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing sushi, crazy professional service. Made my neices birthday extra special. Cant wait to go back

FG
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 3Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

Food is great and service is generally good, but the waiters shamelessly push for the most expensive items on the menu.

A
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Wonderful service and really good food.

SW
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 2Food 3Service 3Ambience 2

food is refresh and service is good. But I am not impressed by any aspects. With this tier I am expecting more. For example, introduce the dish name(fish spicy and from) or provide a clean table(dust on our table). One-time visit.

M
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Phenomenal food and service - our server knew everything about the menu and helped us to navigate it perfectly. Also, they had a DJ and sent out a special treat for my bday. 10/10 would definitely go again!!!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Mark, the manager, was great!

OT
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food and service were great. I

A
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Absolutely amazing, definitely will come back next time I visit!!!

KR
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2019
Overall 1Food 5Service 1Ambience 1

Today’s my birthday and our waitress, Jennifer P, made sure to try her best to not let me enjoy it. She was very short and rude with us for the moment we came in and didn’t smile one time. She didn’t bring us any utensils to eat with. She never came to ask us how our food was. On top of all of that, my boyfriend tried to surprise me with getting a dessert for me and he asked her when I was not there to bring it at the end of the dinner. After we ordered some more food she said “ok so should I bring the dessert after this?” and completely ruined the surprise.

Katana - Chicago
Responded on 20 July 2019

Hello, this is General Manager Ben Meyer, I'm writing to inquire about the feedback you shared with us. I am saddened to learn of your negative experience and I was hoping to work towards a resolution with you and your boyfriend. I have shared your feedback with our team in order to learn from our mistakes, I assure you we strive to grow and develop our team every day. My email is bmeyer@katanachicago Ben Meyer

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BT
Chicago
36 reviews
Dined on 15 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Comfortable spacious dining experience
The food is outstanding
Wide variety of sake
Wait staff was very attentive

KZ
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great place to celebrate a birthday, especially with the Rosè fountain! Will definitely be recommending this place to other friends.

KD
Orlando
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Visited my BFF in Chicago so we decided to check this place out...the atmosphere was sexy, music playing and the food was amazing. Truffle Edamame was yummy, as were all the rolls, and our Carnivale dessert was for sure a show stopper.

FM
St. Louis
5 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The Katana Roll, White Lotus Roll and Spciy Taco Roll is absolutely hands down the best sushi roll i've ever eaten. I've dinned all around the world and the Spicy Tako Roll is my idea of what all amazing sushi should taste like. The hamachi and especially the Hanabi were oustanding cold dishes served! The popcorn shrimp in miso glaze and the ribbye-wrapped asparagus in soy mirin sauce were good too. The host went beyond the job of duty and treated my table to an amazing desert, cotton candy lit on fire around the desert which made for an awesome finish to the night. Drinks were great! The server was awesome too! My experience was a win win!!

SV
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

One of my favorite restaurants! I have been here several times. Delicious food, great drinks, trendy atmosphere, good service. If you like Asian fusion food with a sexy vibe, this is the place for you! I always get the Katana roll, white lotus roll, sea bass skewers, hanabi, and lychee martini. Amazing experience every time!

OT
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic!

C
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We got to katana nice and early and we’re able to check out all the amazing things on the happy hour menu. I highly recommend this restaurant for food and drinks. Can’t wait to go back!

OT
Tahoe
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Outstanding food, service, location, and interior. My new go-to sushi place in River North!

M
1 review
Dined on 30 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My husband and I went to Katana for the first time to celebrate our 1 year wedding anniversary and it was a fabulous experience. Everyone was super friendly and congratulated us. We also got a very comfortable table. We loved every single dish we ordered and will definitely be returning! The dishes we tried were the A5 Wagyu, Toro tartaru, unagi sashimi, tsukiji roll, and carnival dessert. The matcha mule drink and the whiskey was great too. You can tell all the ingredients are super fresh and high quality. A bit expensive for sure but it's totally worth it.

RS
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 3

Overall this place is fine but there are so many better places you could go so i say try somewhere else. The service was just ok and considering we were there very early, 6pm reservation, and the restaurant was not nearly full by any means. It just seemed the hosts were only sitting people in our servers section making her very busy while the rest of the place was empty. Strange. The portions are tiny, like really small, but also pretty steep on the price. Food is good just not worth it for what you get vs what you have to pay. Do yourself a favor and skip this place unless you really want to go for the cache of the name and clubstaruante vibe.

AD
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Katana was a splendid restaurant experience that we stumbled upon. Everything was wonderful - the ambiance, the staff, the service, the food and the overall experience.

Ambience - large space, very open, spacious and immediately inviting with a very clean and airy vibe about it.

Staff and service - as soon as you walk in, there someone to greet you and take you to your table, give you enough time to look at the order and are so willing to answer any questions we may have had, which were quite a few! Our waitress was very helpful and genuine. She took note of small things such as when we may need to use a fork and knife and would bring it out then or when there was a need to change plates or when the table got a little messy, she got a cloth and cleaned the table like a pro before the other dish would arrive. Secondly, my glass of water never reached half a glass because the server would keep an eye out and refille it quite often. The service was seamless, small details were taken into consideration and they paid attention, this added to the overall experience.

Food - the food was very tasty! The restaurant serves in small plate style, please look at the pictures to see what we ordered. It was clean, simple and very filling.
One thing I wasn’t particularly fond of was the spicy tuna and smashed avocado on fried rice cakes. The rice cakes were very sticky to the teeth and quite heavy, the avocado didn’t add much flavor.
My favorite dishes that I highly recommend are the Seabass Robata skewers and the scallops! They were perfectly cooked and a must try!

Overall, I would visit Katana again. I left the restaurant with a full and satisfied stomach :)

OT
1 review
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall 3Food 5Service 4Ambience 2

Food was great!! Location was great!! But the restaurant was very hot and the music was dance music and very loud...

OT
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 4Ambience 4

The uni and tuna are not fresh and the overall price is not reasonable. I have better options for the price that we paid.

BB
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on 27 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Never disappoints. Food, service, ambiance, all terrific.
Don’t miss the Wagyu. Pricey but worth every bite. Yellowtail with jalapeño is excellent. Finish with the Carnival dessert

K
2 reviews
Dined on 27 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our dinner experience at Katana was excellent! The sashimi & sushi was the freshest and most delicious I had ever tasted and so was the fillet mignon and ribeye.
They also carry SYLTBAR, one of the best premium Prosecco on the market.
Our Waitress Jessica was very knowledgeable and friendly. Mark, manager and GM Dan couldn’t have made as feel more welcomed.
We can’t wait to return to Katana.

CM
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Be prepared to have a delicious but expensive meal. Our check totaled $400 with a tip for four people. I’d like to see them provide a larger serving size per dish. The portions are tiny and very expensive.

r
10 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 5Ambience 5

Service was great and the ambience was great. I did however think it was average quality sushi for above average prices.

M
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

A bit pricey for the portions. They are extremely small they’re more like “shareable” foods but everything tasted great

OT
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Food was not bad, better sushi places in town. Service was great as well as the ambience

OT
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on 18 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Celebrated a birthday & was very pleased ! Nice birthday dessert & presentation ! Excellent Happy Hour -will definitive back for that ! Dinner was delicious & great server ...enjoyed everything we ordered

EB
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on 17 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We have dined at Katana several times and have always enjoyed the experience. Excellent food. Vast selection of wines and cocktails. The restaurant decor is beautiful and the service is always superb.

OT
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was fabulous!! The food was delicious and the service was outstanding from the hostesses to our cute and sweet waitress.

JF
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The service was the highlight for us. From the hostess taking care of a special request to the server who figured us out quick and gave excellent suggestions and checked on us just the right amount.

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