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Chef Naoki Shares His Knives

Like every master, there is always a story about how they got they crafted their art and Chef Naoki is no exception. He wanted to prepare food that he enjoyed eating and started his sushi […]

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A Sake Dinner with Chef Naoki

Sake Dinner with Chef Naoki Thursday, May 18th, 5:30PM – Reservations taken throughout evening. On May 18th, join us at Naoki for a very special five course Japanese dinner, curated by Chef Naoki and paired […]

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Visiting Chef Osaka Hosts a Kaiseki Dinner.

  Chef Hisanobu Osaka will host a sumptuous Kaiseki dinner at Lincoln Park’s acclaimed Naoki on Thursday, March 23rd. Prior to coming to Lettuce Entertain You, Chef Osaka was a protege of both Iron Chef […]

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The Best Restaurants in Chicago 2016

Naoki has garnered a ton of press in it’s first year open and finished 2016 on SIX Best Restaurant lists.  We are so thrilled & honored to be included with these other amazing restaurants. Chicago Magazine […]

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Naoki – A Great Sushi Chef

“Two marks of a great sushi chef are the quality of their rice and the texture of their tamago or omelet. Nakashima’s rice—whether it’s underpinning nigiri or coating the walls of a maki roll—features distinct […]

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Happy Hour at Naoki

Happy Hour in Lincoln Parl

Naoki unveils a new happy hour program from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays through Fridays, offering a selection of premium sakes for half-off alongside Chef Naoki’s temaki—traditional hand rolls made with Spicy Tuna; King Crab with Cucumber and […]

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Introducing Sunday Supper (with UDON!) at Naoki

  In Japan, udon is a very quick casual meal, almost like fast food. Sometimes Chef Naoki makes it at home, creating a broth out of dashi, kombu seaweed and katsuobushi—a dried, fermented, tuna flake, […]

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Sake Sunday: Featuring Rihaku Wandering Poet Junmai Ginjo Sake

Join us as we open a new large format bottle of sake at a very special price! This Sunday- Wandering Poet- at only $8 per glass! ($11 the rest of the week.) This sake has broad […]

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Sake Sunday: Featuring Typhoon Premium Sake

This Sunday- Typhoon- at only $5 per glass! ($8 the rest of the week.) Premium Japanese sake is meant to be enjoyed either slightly chilled (suzu-bie) or gently warmed (nuru-kan). Lower quality sake is often served boiling hot to mask […]

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Sake Sunday: Featuring Konteki

Premium sake makes up only about 25% of all sake that is produced in Japan and what we are tasting is Honjozo and Junmai grade quality and above. The highest quality level is Junmai Daiginjo […]

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