Kai Zan
Small Japanese spot with creative sushi
Japanese · Humboldt Park · $$$
The Zagat Review
4.6
Food
4.1
Decor
4.5
Service
 
"Next-level sushi" is the signature of this "inviting" Humboldt Park Japanese, a "hidden gem" whose "beautifully prepared" offerings include "creative but balanced" rolls and "divine" omakase tasting menus, all presented by a "wonderful" , "prompt" staff; a meal in the "cozy" , "unpretentious" space doesn’t come cheap, but fans say the "quality" is "worth every penny."
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hours Closed Today
Chevron
Tuesday
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Friday
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
4:30 PM - 11:30 PM
location 2557 West Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60622, USA phone +1 773-278-5776 website eatatkaizan.com directions Get Directions
What To Order
Uni shooter
Tako yaki
Sunomono
Insider Tip
One of its many selling points is its BYO status.
Known For
Takeout
Zagat Mentions of Kai Zan
Google Reviews
4.8
(184)
Took my boyfriend here for his birthday & had the 10 course omaske tasting! Probably one of the best meals I have had in my life. Brought our own wine & they have a cork fee which is $15 but that covers up to 2 bottles. The overall place is pretty small & intimate so a reservation is recommended.. (You are able to stay for 1 hour & 15 minutes max due to this I believe) Our server was informative and friendly as well as the hosts & everyone who brought food to the table. I highly recommend this place to anyone looking to try something new right outside the city!
Chloe Holley · June 7, 2018
The food here has always been good. I've been here three times now. The prices are reasonable for the quality. It's by no means cheap to eat here, but it's definitely worth it for the quality you get. The servers are always friendly too. So, why just three stars? Well, it's because of the time restriction. We had an early reservation at 5:15 pm on a Thursday. We had exactly 90 minutes to finish our meal. From the start of the reservation, the clock starts ticking. We took a little while to decide what to order, but our food came super fast once we ordered. Since we were seated at the bar, we had to eat super fast to make room for the next dish. We felt super rushed. I really like their food, but the time restraint really dampens the experience. When we left it was 6:48 pm, and the sun was still out. I understand that it's a small place, but if your business is doing so well, then maybe it's time to expand. It's better than losing your customers.
Patty Chiu · April 19, 2018
Amazing! Very lucky to have gotten a table at the last minute. Enjoyed the whole experience. Staff was amazing and knowledgeable. Food was top notch! Can't wait to go back.
Alexandra Abraham · April 30, 2018