|Tucked away in East Ukrainian Village on Milwaukee Avenue, less than a block south of Division Street and the main strip of the hip Wicker Park neighborhood, lays a Japanese restaurant whose fresh sushi and modern decor has made a splash amongst locals.
Long corridors lined with neutral and wood tones give the restaurant a clean, sophisticated look, while accessories like homemade chopstick lamps and contemporary Japanese art add funky, urban flair. Modern in appearance, the ambiance at Usagi-Ya is surprisingly serene, setting the tone for conversation and weekend relaxation.
Make yourself cozy at the 19-seat sushi bar to watch trained sushi chef Hiromichi Sasaki work his magic with over 30 sushi and sashimi choices and 40 maki and special maki rolls such as:
Summer Maki: tuna, yellowtail, cilantro, avocado, chili oil, spicy sauce, and lime juice.
Salmon Skin Maki: grilled salmon skin, cucumber, yamagobo, and radish sprout.
Mango Shrimp sauteed in a light spicy-honey sauce.
For an extra touch to your dining experience, reserve the restaurant's tea room located in the front window for groups of up to ten. The cushioned room provides a semi-private venue for sampling sushi with friends or associates.
Click here to make a reservation.
Usagi-Ya is located at 1178 N. Milwaukee Ave. in the East Ukrainian Village neighborhood of Chicago.