Kaminari

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Cuisine: Japanese, Lunch, Italian

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Overall
83%
Pros
"Used to be amazing. Great menu and service."
Cons
"New owners and it went down hill. Last time we went (about 8:30 on a Friday night) hostess said they had run out of rice and weren't seating anymore customers. Really?!"
August 3, 2011
 

What Happened???

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…
December 17, 2010
 

seriously exceptional

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…
March 25, 2009
 

Chic Sushi Restaurant with the Freshest Fish.

Ok. This small restaurant hidden in a mall is the real deal. \r 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…

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    While Italian cuisine involves many meats, cheeses, seafood, and vegetables, most of us associate Italian cuisine first and foremost with pasta. Pasta comes in many shapes and sizes, and each shape... read more

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Japanese Dinner Lunch
Tips
  • For privacy and romance, request one of the wood-framed, dimly lit booths in the rear.
  • Swanky cocktails include an Asian pear martini (sake and fresh pear juice), while kids can check out Ramune Japanese soda with a fun bubble in the bottle.
  • It's easy to miss this place, buried near the congested intersection of Algonquin and Randall roads. Look for the Lake in the Hills water tower.
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Hours
Mon 05:00PM - 10:00PM
Tue-Thu 11:30AM - 02:30PM
Tue-Thu 05:00PM - 10:00PM
Fri 11:30AM - 02:30PM
Fri 05:00PM - 11:00PM
Sat 05:00PM - 11:00PM
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Kaminari  Restaurant Reviews

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  • 10/11/2014 A diner from Chicago, IL tried it, didn't like it, and rated it 3 stars. They didn't like the food, didn't like the service, and liked the ambiance.

    Pros
    Used to be amazing. Great menu and service.
    Cons
    New owners and it went down hill. Last time we went (about 8:30 on a Friday night) hostess said they had run out of rice and weren't seating anymore customers. Really?!
  • 1/04/2014 A diner from Crystal Lake, IL tried it, liked it, and rated it 5 stars. They liked the food, liked the service, and liked the ambiance.

  • 10/20/2013 A diner from Chicago, IL tried it and liked it.

  • 7/02/2013 A diner from Chicago, IL tried it.

  • 4/24/2013 A diner from Lake Villa, IL tried it and liked it.

  • 4/20/2013 A diner from US tried it and liked it.

  • 4/06/2013 A diner from Cary, IL tried it and liked it.

Kaminari is located near the cities of Algonquin.
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