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Chicago Ramen takes its place among the kings
A chef from a celebrated LA chain throws down a gauntlet in the north suburbs
Rolling Meadows’ Umacamon Japanese Kitchen upholds the suburban izakaya tradition
And capably covers all the bases, with sushi, ample comfort foods, and uncommon specialties from the island of Kyushu.
Kizuki Ramen & Izakaya is the dependably good bowl Wicker Park doesn’t need
Another Japanese chain shows how it’s done.
Three new stands are reinvigorating the Japanese superstore Mitsuwa Marketplace
A tempura ninja, an udon master, and a pork-donburi slinger are livening up the Arlington Heights food court.
Do the Cha Cha Cha at Jinya Ramen Bar
The country’s fastest-growing ramen chain arrives in Lincoln Park.
Reader’s Agenda Sat 8/3: Geronimo!, Bon Festival, and art that skews perception
What’s on the Reader‘s Agenda for Saturday, August 3
Ramen Misoya: Sometimes the suburbs are superior
Ramen Misoya, a Japanese chain, makes some of the best ramen in the region.
Food Issue: On the hunt for tonkotsu perfection with Brendan Sodikoff’s ramen researcher
Secret Ingredient: shio koji
The national fungus of Japan is the new MSG
The best suburban Chicago markets and grocers
Seven suburban markets worth the drive
Restaurant listings: Japanese restaurants, from izakayas to noodle shops to sushi joints
Japanese Restaurants Arami 1829 W. Chicago | 312-243-1535 $$ ASIAN, JAPANESE | LUNCH: TUESDAY-SATURDAY; DINNER: SUNDAY, TUESDAY-SATURDAY | CLOSED MONDAY | OPEN LATE: SUNDAY, TUESDAY-SATURDAY TILL 11 One look at the nightly specials menu at West Town’s Arami should jar anyone out of his sushi-ordering routine. Sushi chef B.K. Park, a veteran of Mirai, Meiji, […]
Dinner & a Show: Sunday 2/21
Recommended events paired with nearby restaurants.
This Week’s Food and Drink Events
Mitsuwa’s bluefin tuna carving demo, a field trip to the Two Brothers Brewing Company, Pinot Days Chicago, the Food & Wine Entertaining Showcase, and more.
An Iconic American Food, Japanese-Style
At Gabutto Burger in Mitsuwa Marketplace, a foreign twist on the hamburger