Kaminari

★★★★★
  • 2124 W Algonquin Rd

    Lake In The HLS, IL 60156

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  • 847-854-4909

About Kaminari

Hours
Lunch: Tue - Fri, 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Mon - Thu, 5pm - 9:30pm; Fri, Sat, 5pm - 10pm; Sun, closed

Food

Food
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This used to be my favorite sushi restaurant in the world. I'd tell my friends I've had sushi in Manhattan, San Fransciso and Chicago and this little place in LITH beats them all. Not anymore. Don't know if they changed management or what. The rolls were half the size they used to be. The fish was sliced as thin as possible to the point where you couldn't even taste it. The prices, however, did not go down. I didn't mind paying top dollar for great sushi, but this sushi is not worth the price anymore. Sad. I will miss this place.

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★★☆☆☆

This used to be my favorite sushi restaurant in the world. I'd tell my friends I've had sushi in Manhattan, San Fransciso and Chicago and this little place in LITH beats them all. Not anymore. Don't know if they changed management or what. The rolls were half the size they used to be. The fish was sliced as thin as possible to the point where you couldn't even taste it. The prices, however, did not go down. I didn't mind paying top dollar for great sushi, but this sushi is not worth the price anymore. Sad. I will miss this place.

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Yep, you will notice the dingy looking strip mall but as others have said you have nothing to fear!

The first time I dined here I was suspicious of the low/romantic lighting. Why don't they want me to see my food? Being from Chicago I

3
★★★★★

Yep, you will notice the dingy looking strip mall but as others have said you have nothing to fear!

The first time I dined here I was suspicious of the low/romantic lighting. Why don't they want me to see my food? Being from Chicago I

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Ok. This small restaurant hidden in a mall is the real deal.
The music and the vibe of the restaurant is very modern and hip. The booths are good for a romantic dinners, but i personally like to seat at a bar carrying a conversation with the chefs.
And if you become a regular like me, you will get to enjoy some amazing treats from the chefs;)

They have an extensive list of rolls, which i've almost tried all! It's very traditional but still with a twist which suits us americans' taste.
They carry the freshest fish everyday and i know it's Kaminari if i have to trust for qualities and honesty.

Yeah..yeah I've been to bistro, sushi station, ra, wildfish
but i just can't stop going to kaminari.
i've known to tell other sushi restaurants carry amazing appetizers and such but, as for rolls and sushi...
Kaminari beats them all.
their sauces used on rolls even taste so much better!

Just overall, an excellent sushi guaranteed.

2
★★★★★

Ok. This small restaurant hidden in a mall is the real deal.
The music and the vibe of the restaurant is very modern and hip. The booths are good for a romantic dinners, but i personally like to seat at a bar carrying a conversation with the chefs.
And if you become a regular like me, you will get to enjoy some amazing treats from the chefs;)

They have an extensive list of rolls, which i've almost tried all! It's very traditional but still with a twist which suits us americans' taste.
They carry the freshest fish everyday and i know it's Kaminari if i have to trust for qualities and honesty.

Yeah..yeah I've been to bistro, sushi station, ra, wildfish
but i just can't stop going to kaminari.
i've known to tell other sushi restaurants carry amazing appetizers and such but, as for rolls and sushi...
Kaminari beats them all.
their sauces used on rolls even taste so much better!

Just overall, an excellent sushi guaranteed.

Pros: Sashimis and rolls that melts in your mouth.

Cons: Keeps me coming back for more!!!!!

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Thefood was above and beyond our expectations!! The waitstaff was friendly, the hostess was kind of a B!! The specialty rolls are amazing and the dessert was out of control good!! Make reservations and ask for a both, they have no waiting area for customers.

2
★★★★★

Thefood was above and beyond our expectations!! The waitstaff was friendly, the hostess was kind of a B!! The specialty rolls are amazing and the dessert was out of control good!! Make reservations and ask for a both, they have no waiting area for customers.

Pros: Delicious food

Cons: wouldnt give us a booth and had one open the entire time we ate.

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Hey, ok so here is a little about me. I just moved to Lake in the Hills from Los Angeles a few months ago. Now let's just admit it up front....LA has some damn good sushi! I mean we live ON the water right!?!? We moved here and lived in Champaign Illinois for three months before picking LITH's to buy at. After living in Champaign I thought Illinois was going to be the end of my sushi eating. It was so disgusting I s pit out my sushi several times.

FAST FORWARD TO NOW...

This place is great! It's third on my list of favs but still darn good! I found a little place near Chicago that is THE bes..then Bistro Wasabi and then KAMINARI!!! The sushi is very fresh and the decor is right on! Check this place out for sure!

2
★★★★☆

Hey, ok so here is a little about me. I just moved to Lake in the Hills from Los Angeles a few months ago. Now let's just admit it up front....LA has some damn good sushi! I mean we live ON the water right!?!? We moved here and lived in Champaign Illinois for three months before picking LITH's to buy at. After living in Champaign I thought Illinois was going to be the end of my sushi eating. It was so disgusting I s pit out my sushi several times.

FAST FORWARD TO NOW...

This place is great! It's third on my list of favs but still darn good! I found a little place near Chicago that is THE bes..then Bistro Wasabi and then KAMINARI!!! The sushi is very fresh and the decor is right on! Check this place out for sure!

Pros: Fresh sushi in this neck of the woods! Great decor and nice staff

Cons: I like two other places better. But not a real CON

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The sushi was phenomenal. The fish was so fresh. My sister and I ordered yellowtail and scallion roll and took a taste and were both floored by the texture, flavor, and freshness of this fish. It was outstanding. The decor was pleasant, if dark. It's a little pricy, but well worth it. I'd go back in a heartbeat.

2
★★★★★

The sushi was phenomenal. The fish was so fresh. My sister and I ordered yellowtail and scallion roll and took a taste and were both floored by the texture, flavor, and freshness of this fish. It was outstanding. The decor was pleasant, if dark. It's a little pricy, but well worth it. I'd go back in a heartbeat.

Pros: Excellent food

Cons: service is a bit slow

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Talk about cognitive dissonance: patrons walk from a bland strip-mall setting into a hip, minimal sushi scene with black walls, white chairs, trance music and a giant sparkling fish made of CDs behind the sushi bar.…

 

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