Kikko

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$50 and over
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Japanese
Kikko is a progression of 7 courses composed by Michelin-starred chef Noah Sandoval, with beverage pairing options by renowned bartender Julia Momose.


The prix fixe menu is offered for $130 and the pairings are available for $65, exclusive of tax and gratuity.


Located in the West Loop in the basement of Kumiko, Kikko offers a unique perspective on the notion of a bar, through a remarkable experience of dining and drinking, to Chicago.


à la carte beverages and dining are available at Kumiko. Please book a table at https://www.barkumiko.com.


We look forward to welcoming you to Kikko!
What 61 People Are Saying
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4.9
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OT
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was over the top amazing, a true gastronomic experience of epic proportion. The chef Mariya took us in a culinary journey as we explored the relationship between texture, temperature, heat and taste. I totally get why she earned a Michelin

SY
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We celebrated my boyfriend's birthday at Kikko and had great time, very quite and cozy atmosphere. The food was amazing and outstanding, the service was one of the best you can get in Chicago, pairing drinks to the food was selected with care and was just perfect and all this made our evening one of the best date we ever had! thank you Kikko!

F
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on 5 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

From the blues as the music to the food ingredients, Kikko's is is anything but traditional. It is, however, outstanding! Every part of it: the food (of course), the drink pairings, the service, the ambiance, the conversation! What wasn't amazing was spectacular

C
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on 4 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Unreal food from first bite to last. This was one of the best meals in a long time.

OO
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Probably the best dining experience we've had since visiting Chicago yearly for many years now. Very thoughtful chef. Kudos to the Michelin star as well :)

OT
Tampa
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

French Laundry. The Shaw Bidu. Kikko. In no particular order. Outstanding dining experiences.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful from start to finish!!

CB
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best meal ever!

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

Portions a little small. I have been to a lot of coursed dinners and omakase and it seems a little light. Way too much gin cocktails with the food. Next time I’ll have the sake and wine pairing. Honestly thought pairings would be better and sake would be less main stream. But the taste was incredible: the basement is too cold. Blanket a nice touch but still chilly
I would go back. So don’t be too hard on anyone :)
And I will probably go more than 3 times
It was our birthdays which they said happy birthday but some kind of dessert or something would have been nice

C
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Chef Russell and the team at Kikko were amazing in their preparation, presentation and conversation about each of the courses we ate: To say I left stimulated and satiated in the most epicurean of ways would be an understatement.

j
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on 14 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Minimalist perfection. Kikko takes high quality ingredients and unique spirits to give you that perfect bite and sip. The ambiance is hip yet relaxing, and the service is impeccable. Generally I sway towards a lot of moving parts with my tasting menu's and cocktails, but the appearance of simplicity at Kikko is on a whole new level. The cost is on the high end when compared to other Chicago tasting menus/pairings when you really break down the amount of food/beverage you actually receive, but luckily they have Kumiko upstairs to give you a little taste until the next time I can make it back to Kikko.

TG
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely ambiance and service! Dishes were well thought out with great fresh seafood and flavors! The drinks were also inventive and tasty. Definitely recommend trying this omakase. However, there are not a lot of courses and they are small so you may be hungry at the end.

OT
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Kikko was fantastic. The ambiance and presentation of food and drinks is stellar. The music is excellent and the servers are very friendly. They personalize your experience and really care about your enjoyment.

W
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The Kikko omakase is a culinary experience worth savoring. The Japanese[-themed food is creatively imagined and prepared; serve is style; and a true explosion of both bold and subtle flavors. Chef Mariya Russell is a wonder and wonderful, a real emerging star on the Chicago culinary scene.

The setting in the small, bar-seated omakase room is intimate, quiet and allows for personal interaction with Chef Russell, her sous chef and the beverage master. The service is understated, attentive and efficient. Overall well worth the investment in fine, flavor-adventure dining.

OT
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great experience. The execution on the food was immaculate. The seating area was really cool. I would definitely recommend to anybody that is looking for unique presentation and unique flavors in their food

JJ
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

The space was very cold and dark. It doesn’t appear that the menu changes very often, which is unfortunate since it’s an omakase menu. I didn’t leave hungry though others have complained about that.

RB
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Chef Mariya's omakase was like an impressionist interpretation of Japanese cuisine. The analogy I can think of is Monet's Lily Pond. I cannot help being "wowed" by the added flavor and texture complexity to each of the courses.

DB
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Intimate. Conversational. Outstanding. A great experience.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Marvelous omakase. Cocktail pairings were delicate, interesting and on point. Will attempt to attend again

MS
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful experience - excellent food & pairings, truly exquisite service all night. Would highly recommend to anyone.

DK
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Elegant experience that is comfortable, delicious and even casually educational.

OT
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

The food quality was excellent but I left the Omakase still hungry which for the price is not ok

P
London
5 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

She is killing it!

OT
Boise
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing restaurant. Food was exquisite and the staff were personable, engaging, and informative.

SP
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

What an amazing dining experience! The food was absolutely amazing--beautiful, surprising, and delicious. The team were friendly, engaging, and knowledgeable--and what an experience to be able to watch a chef de cuisine at work--she is amazing! A night to remember--definitely a treat for a special occasion.

WI
London
35 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Kikkō is simply amazing. This is an experience like no other in Chicago. Friends, family, date night, special occasion: you’ll be happy you went. Up close and personal with some of the nicest, most talented people in town.

DW
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Possible the best restaurant I have ever been. Not cheap but amazing for what you pay.

OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Incredible meal all around. So glad to have such quality talent so focused on Japanese ingredients. Amazing experience all around and can’t wait to go back!

DK
Chicago
37 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was phenomenal. The food was delicious, and the attention to detail was exceptional. Yes, it’s pricey, but the expertise to bring that kind of intimate culinary experience was well worth it. For those complaining about the price, remember that this is like a small dinner party. You would be paying a lot more if they came to your house with the dishes and level of service (and as a bonus, the ambience at Kikko is probably better, and the soundtrack DEFINITELY is). Congratulations to the Oriole crew once again. Cannot wait to return.

B
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is a truly unique experience. The combination of food and drink Omakase paired together is great.
Very high quality everything and being able to sit and watch it all being made while talking with the chefs/artists makes the high price for a relativly small amount of food well worth it.

J
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Interesting experience and great food, just not much of it. I admire the technical skill behind the culinary creativity and knowledge, but in my view if you leave hungry I'm not sure if that constitutes a great dining experience. Most people i know who enjoy fine dining probably would enjoy Kikko, but there is that issue of calories.

BC
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent omakase with delicate and precise cooking - excellent choice of high-end ingredients (caviar, wagyu beef, fresh snapper, scallions, sea urchin...) with Remarkable and Outstanding pairing. First time for me that the pairing means actually something. Service was exquisite, easy going and delicate (server spotted who was right or left handed to know where to put the glassin the table for instance). We were only 5 clients at the counter and the setting and ambiance were great. Excellent work. Definitely will come back if I pass-by Chicago in the near future

MS
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Exceptional!!

BR
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on 31 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My husband and I had a wonderful dinner experience at Kikko and I have already recommended this intimate spot to several friends. We will be back, as it is similar to private dining with an engaged, talented staff!

DN
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is an intimate, almost speakeasy-like Omakase experience. Friendly, personable service and exquisite quality and and thought put into most every detail, without an overwhelming amount of information or other guests present. Would easily recommend it to anyone looking for an extraordinary blend of cocktails, sake and cuisine.

Q
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful experience and really can’t wait to do it again. Food and drink pairings were superb

NV
San Francisco
43 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

One of the most amazing dining experiences I have had in a long time. Care, attention to food - its preparation, its presentation. Cocktail pairing was surreal! Intimate amazing opportunity.

R
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place "hidden" inside a basement with amazing food, drinks and service. The entire experience is fit for a foodie, drinkee or anyone who loves a Japanese style experience in the heart of Chicago.

MY
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome food and great people

OT
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Wonderful early evening dinner. Well thought out menu apart from the first couple of dishes. Great pairing of cocktails and food.