MORA Asian Kitchen - Oak Park

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85 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary Asian
MORA brings the essence of Chicago's dining experience to the suburbs with an eclectic medley of modern asian cuisine and delectable sushi. With an indoor restaurant space, a bar and an outdoor patio, the space itself represents a stimulating harmony of nouveau chic décor that mimics the exquisite layers of the flavors within its menu.

Come, join us for dinner or cocktails or both!
What 85 People Are Saying
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4.0
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4.3
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OT
Chicago
30 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food here is so fresh and creative. They offer new and creative drinks has well. The host and hostess are already nice and informative. My fav is the kale and Brussel sprout salad.

OT
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Bartender was really nice and made great suggestions. Food was good

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall 2Food 4Service 1Ambience 4

Awful service. Food was mostly good.

DS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It’s a beautiful place with delicious creative food.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Great ambiance, nice energy, progressive menu, fresh food.

OT
Chicago
31 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I live the creative dishes here. The service is the best, everyone is pleasant here. They accommodate various diet restrictions. Live this little gem in oak park

T
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 3Ambience 5

Amazing ambiance and food. Waiter made me feel a little rushed. Enjoyed the live music very much. Would definitely recommend

T
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

We Love it here!! Its such a cool place to have dinner and the Friday nite jazz is wonderful.

LA
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Everything was AMAZING and so fresh! I’m surprised the place wasn’t packed on a Thursday night. We tried a variety of everything, but my faves were the Brussel sprout salad and the fried rice - flavors were on point! Our server was just as AMAZING. Will definitely be returning soon!

LL
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

I went for a late lunch and was pretty much the only one there so it was very quiet and relaxing. The atmosphere was inviting; I'd like to return in the evening when it's dark outside and there are more customers to see how it feels then. The Crunchy Brussels Sprout & Kale Salad was fabulous, as was my drink, iced Cherry Tree Green Tea. The Hamachi nigiri was just okay. My waitress, Liz, was super nice and very helpful. I'll be returning for another meal in the near future.

OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2019
Overall 1Food 2Service 1Ambience 3

Everything that could go wrong went wrong - and the place was empty. We were given regular soy sauce instead of gf soy sauce for my daughter with celiac disease. We were given 4 salmon/avocado rolls instead of the tuna/avocado rolls we ordered. We ordered 4 mocktails for the kids but were given 5 and charged for the extra. My husband’s sake came out after the check at the end of the meal. I could go on and on. I emailed the restaurant the next morning and never received a reply.

OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 4

I was underwhelmed by our experience. We arrived around 7pm and the place was dead on a Saturday night! I was surprised because the place looked really cool and the ambiance was great. The server was clearly new and struggled a bit during our meal when we had a couple questions but everything was still okay.
When we got the food this was the part that was incredibly underwhelming. The food looked really nice and was plated well but the flavors didn’t work together. Everyone in the party didn’t really enjoy the meal but kept eating because we had ordered it.
We were hoping to find a good sushi place in oak park but were disappointed by the experience here. Can’t say I would go back again.

GR
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on 30 July 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 5

The atmosphere was great! The restaurant itself is beautiful. I love the rustic feel.
We went to dinner early about 6:15 on a Wednesday. Wasn’t crowded at all.
The garlic fried rice is good but you really couldn’t taste the garlic.
The shrimp dish with the aioli was the best dish of the night. The sushi was fair nothing to write home about.
Wanted coffee with dessert after the meal. They didn’t have coffee so we skipped the dessert. Overall I wouldn’t go back. The service was OK, food ok and way too expensive.

AB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

I met a friend to try out Mora Asian Kitchen for dinner. I had driven by, but hadn't been inside. Dinner was fantastic! We had the adobe fried rice, green beans, sushi special of the day (crab, salmon, lemon deliciousness), and a fantastic yuzu cheesecake. All dishes were really fantastic - well seasoned and good sized portions for sharing. Our server was also very knowledgeable and made great recommendations. We'll definitely be back!

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great food & lovely atmosphere!

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

Service was a little slow however the food was "amazing".

OT
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on 7 July 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Enjoyed an early Sunday dinner at Mora with my niece. Loved our cocktails (Zodiac for her and Forbidden City for me) and Shanking Beef Salad for starters. The Orange Chicken skewers were tasty but just a tad overcooked and chewy. Our server, Liz, was great and her recommendations were right on point. The Samurai Roll that she suggested was outstanding.
We finished with a delightful strawberry and mango mochi.
Liz was attentive and very helpful with making menu selections.
Can't wait to go back to try more of their signature sushi rolls.

t
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 2 July 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

We sat at one of the two tables in the middle of the dining area that had backless stools; avoid those if possible, not comfortable after an hour of sitting and dining. Also really surprised at the “non-cash adjustment” - why not build that credit card service charge into the menu prices? Who really pays with cash at restaurants these days, especially at a restaurant with $15-20 average entrees?

C
1 review
Dined on 2 July 2019
Overall 3Food 5Service 1Ambience 2

The food was great, music played in the background was a great, and you can tell that the entire staff is giving their all. This is a great addition to Oak Park and adds something fresh and different!

CK
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food and presented nicely

SR
1 review
Dined on 13 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Had a great time loved the food . I will be ack soon.

C
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Went with friends and ordered lots of plates to share. Food was really good . Some dishes better than others. Service was good. Not a bargain but good quality. Beware of the slippery plastic chopsticks. You may want to ask for a fork at the beginning.

LK
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very good Asian food, some unique dishes and drinks. Highly recommend.

l
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 24 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Loved the look, food and friendly staff!

EG
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 24 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Awesome food choices, great atmosphere and service in this wonderful restaurant.

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 23 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Chose Mora for my birthday dinner and was completely satisfied. Everybody enjoyed the food which is unique and delicious, also the atmosphere, cocktails and service were great. Love this place!

F
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on 19 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Pancit was fresh and delicious.

GK
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Delicious food, a spin on Filipino and Asian fusion cuisine. Great drink menu selection. Great service and ambiance.

GE
Chicago
205 reviews
Dined on 26 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The pancit and Korean chicken wings were terrific. MORA is a total gem. Oak Park is lucky to have it in its bustling Arts District.

d
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on 20 April 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Great food, great drink s(Heartbreaker and a margarita), snarky service (just the right level for our group) and all but one dish (salmon sushi - it was blah) were outstanding. Esp. Poke tower, platter of different fish (the special that night) tuna guacamole, and kale/Brussels sprouts salad.

HO
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 4

I'm not sure I'd recommend MORA to a friend. It's expensive for small portions. The food isn't that innovative (although the I Love Liz dessert is a standout and ample). The service was great, as were the cocktails, and atmosphere is nice. But high prices for small portions of unexceptional dishes won't bring me back.

T
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

Food was very good. Drinks were good but not spectacular. Service was absent minded and spotty. It was Sunday night and pretty empty, so I expected better. Definitely would go back one more time on a prime night but won’t get a third chance if it doesn’t improve.

QQ
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was delicious. I’ll definitely be back.

A
Louisville
1 review
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Went to Mora for my birthday and they were amazing! The atmosphere is both hip and inviting. The service is exceptionally personable and they can accommodate anyone-whether they are familiar with Tapas or not. We had a group of 9 people and we were able to be seated with ease and our server was wonderfully helpful to each of our guests. The food is outstanding. My favorite thing is to come as a group and keep ordering dishes to pass around the table. It is very social and communal and exceptional cuisine on top of that. Absolutely would go here again and again!

TM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 15 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

We had a wonderful birthday celebration for my daughter. The food was delicious. I recommend the Adobo Pork Belly, Pancit, Lumpia, Honey Shrimp, and Kale Salad. Interested in trying some of the sushi selections next time.

KM
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 3

Delicious, absolutely. However, noise level from kitchen as well as guest areas was overwhelming.

KH
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 8 March 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 2

Took 30 minutes to get our first drink. Food is very good, but service and noise level are not.

m
Chicago
30 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2019
Overall 2Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

The food was decent, not outstanding, but expensive. Prices are higher on average than top places in Chicago or other major cities. Real problem was that after the meal was done and check was brought, the restaurant added a 3.9% surcharge to the total bill for using a credit card. Not only have I never seen this in any US or European restaurant, the credit card companies do not even charge that high of a percentage. To make it worse, this practice is not on a sign, not on the menu and I was never told. Didn't realize it until I got home. Apparently, although not mentioned, the menu prices are cash only prices and surcharge added later. Emailed the restaurant to discuss, no response. Called the Manager was put in his voicemail, left a detailed message, no response. Will not be back

LB
Chicago
46 reviews
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

We like to stop in once a month as we love the food, fresh and innovative.

PS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 19 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Early reviews discouraged us from trying this long awaited addition to the Harrison Arts District. But I am so glad we gave it a try!. We sampled many items on the menu and not one of them disappointed. Everything was excellent. Portions reasonable and prices fair. Definitely will be back. BTW we were celebrating a birthday and received a complimentary plate of delicious mochi for dessert.

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