It’s official. Chicago is becoming the new foodie capital of the country. And in the race to the finish line, Katana Chicago takes home the gold for the best culinary experience in the Windy City.

Katana Chicago opens from the Innovative Dining Group which has a tremendous reputation with a portfolio consisting of Roku, Boa, Sushi Roku, and Robata Bar. Travel Today had the opportunity to sample the newcomer.

The 13,000+ square feet interiors of Chicago’s Katana take a page from the Los Angeles location, which has already become a smash hit and favorite of Hollywood’s entertainment elite. This cross-country trip for the Katana brand brings the best of the menu and service you would come to expect from this incredible dining experience. The interiors are stunning – you are literally dining in a piece of artwork. Adding to the experience, the service is five star.

Executive chef Jose “Junior” Melendez has designed a culinary road trip that surprises and delights. Appetizers that pull inspiration from the local scene, and entrees that will leave you well fed.

Katana captures the essence of authentic Robatayaki, a cutting-edge form of traditional Japanese BBQ, offering the best of both worlds—exceptional raw and cooked cuisine. Guests can look forward to customary styles of Japanese comfort food, featuring robata-style dishes, alongside innovative sushi masterpieces. Ages ago, Japanese fishermen prepared their catch over an open flame and shared with others on oars passed from boat to boat. Katana honors the centuries-old method with a menu that boasts Japanese tapas for sharing, and expertly blends the art of cooking traditions with modern Asian cuisine for a coveted flavor profile.

Katana also features a premium Omakase program, in which the chef customizes a menu for each guest. An impressive beverage program rounds out the dining experience featuring any array of sake samplers, a handpicked list of wines, various Japanese beers, whisky and cocktails mixed with premium, seasonal ingredients and fresh-squeezed juices curated by Michael Simon.

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For reservations, call Katana Chicago at (312) 877-5544