The Izakaya

Japanese
$ $ $ $
820 W Lake St
Chicago, IL 60607
(312) 733-4818
Monday
5:00pm - 10:30pm
Tuesday
5:00pm - 10:30pm
Wednesday
5:00pm - 10:30pm
Thursday
5:00pm - 10:30pm
Friday
4:30pm - 11:00pm
Saturday
4:30pm - 12:00am
Sunday
4:30pm - 10:30pm

Menu

Tips

  • A great informal alternative to upstairs. The chicken karaage and the spaghetti were standouts.
  • If you ask, they split the ramen into two little bowls for you to share!
  • The Sake and Whiskey Flights are great.
  • Deviled eggs
  • Made a reservation for a birthday, a little disappointed when we didn't receive the special promised when we arrived. However, they were more than willing to comp a cocktail that wasn't quite right
  • Their menu is different than upstairs!
  • Cocktails, apps, and sushi were great. The Shortrib Mitoboru is actually GROUND Beef...read the description! Haha
  • Cool space, good drink menu w/ reasonably priced sake. Food is mostly small plates and good, but underwhelming compared to the hype.

Nearby places

820 W Lake St (at Green St)
660 W Lake (Union Ave)
113-125 N Green St (at W Randolph St)