Monday, March 30, 2009
Mirai makes Playboy's A List for sushi
It's been around for a while, but Wicker Park's Mirai is the only Chicago restaurant that made the cut in Playboy.com's A List for Best Sushi:
"Here's proof that not all good sushi spots have to be ultratraditional, zen-like shrines to raw fish. Mirai, located in trendy Wicker Park, is a modern sushi restaurant with a seductive, dark lounge upstairs and outdoor seating when the weather's nice. . . . Chef Jun Ichikawa, who trained at Hatsuhana, offers between three and five types of shrimp, salmon, oysters and caviars, as well as lesser-known bites of monkfish liver wrapped in octopus with chives and horse mackerel. And only half the menu is raw: The signature dish, shrimp togarashi, balances crunchy, spicy and smoky in a cooked edible shell."