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'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."

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