Superkhana International

Creative Indian-inspired dining in funky digs with a courtyard. Address: 3059 W. Diversey Ave. Hours: Wed–Thurs 5–9p / Fri 5–10p / Sat 10a–3p, 5–10p / Sun 10a–3p / closed Mon–Tues Phone: 773-661-9028 Website   

Chef’s Special Cocktail Bar

Buzzing craft cocktail bar with a menu of Americanized Chinese favorites in tavern setting. Address: 2165 N. Western Ave. Hours: Daily 5–11p Phone: 773-799-8133 Website    

Mott St.

Asian-inspired plates and craft cocktails served amid funky furnishings and communal tables. Great outside patio. Address: 1401 N. Ashland Ave. Hours: Tues–Sun 5–10p / closed Mon Phone: 773-687-9977 Website    

HaiSous Vietnamese Kitchen

Critically acclaimed, serving imaginitive Vietnamese cuisine in a chic, approachable space. Address: 1800 S. Carpenter St. Hours: Thurs–Sun 4–9p / closed Mon–Wed Phone: 312-225-4081 Website    

Nine Bar

Highly rated cocktail bar serving inspired concoctions and small plates. Kitchen closes at 11:30.. Address: 216 W. Cermak Rd. Hours: Wed–Sun 5p–1a / closed Mon–Tues Phone: 312-225-4081 Website   


A Cantonese menu of dim sum, hot pots and seafood plus cocktails in a modern space in Chinatown. Address: 2168 S. Archer Ave. Hours: Sun–Thurs 11:30a–10:30p /Fri–Sat 11:30a–11p Phone: 312-808-1999 Website  

Haidilao Hot Pot

Popular hotpot chain originating in China with robotic servers. Cermak-McCormick Place. Address: 107 E. Cermak Rd. Hours: Sun–Thurs 11:30a–10:30p /Fri–Sat 11:30a–11p Phone: 312-363-3888 Website  

The X Pot

An immersive dining experience with robotic servers, A5 Wagyu beef, seafood and fresh vegetables. Imported from Vegas. Address: 1147 S. Delano Ct. East Hours: Mon–Thurs 5–10p / Fri 5–11p / Sat–Sun noon–11p Phone: 312-585-8655 Website   

Chicago Curry House

Indian-Nepalese cuisine served in a sophisticated setting with full bar. Address: 899 S. Plymouth Ct. Hours: Mon–Fri 11:30a–10p / Sat–Sun 10:30a–10p Phone: 312-362-9999 Website   


Progressive Indian cuisine. Vegan, gluten-free menus available. Address: 736 W. Randolph St. Hours: Mon–Thurs 5–9:30p / Fri 5–10:30p / Sat 1–10:30p / Sun 1–8p Phone: 312-809-6964 Website  

Omakase Yume

Omakase-only sushi, 16 courses for $185. One Michelin star. Only six seats with three seatings each night. Address: 651 W. Washington Blvd. Hours: Tues–Sat 5–10:30p / closed Sun–Mon Phone: 312-265-1610 Website   

Omakase Takeya

Omakase-only sushi spot, seven seats and four seatings a night; 15 courses, $99 for 75 minutes or $135 for 90 minutes. Address: 819 W. Fulton Market Hours: Thurs–Sun 5–10p / closed Mon–Wed Phone: 312-666-7710 Website  


Modern Japanese with wide selection of sushi, sashimi. Address: 820 W. Lake St. Hours: Sun–Thurs 5:30–10p / Fri–Sat 4:30–11p / closed Mon Phone: 312-733-4818 Website   


Omakase-only sushi, up to 25 courses for $185. Address: 731 W. Lake St. Hours: Wed–Fri 5:30–10:30p / Sat–Sun 4–10:30p / closed Mon–Tues Phone: 312-988-0687 Website    


Stylish spot with a long sushi bar specializing in sashimi. Address: 63 W. Grand Ave. Hours: Mon–Thurs 11a–10p / Fri 11a–11p / Sat noon–11p / Sun noon–10p Phone: 312-828-0575 Website   


Hip spot for creative Asian fusion fare, sushi and specialty cocktails in a chic, modern space. Address: 110 W. Illinois St. Hours: Mon–Thurs 4–10p / Fri 4–11p / Sat 11a–2p, 4–11p / Sun 11a–2p, 4–10p Phone: 312-644-0500 Website   

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