3257 N. Halsted
Chicago, IL 60657
Casual Dress Code
Reservations Recommended
No Online Reservations
Valet Parking Available
Tuesday - Thursday, 5 - 10:30 p.m.
Friday & Saturday, 5 - 11 p.m.
Sunday Brunch, 11 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Sunday Dinner, 5 - 9:30 p.m.
Closed on Mondays
In The News...

Yoshi’s colorful and tempting dishes are as eye-appealing as a Dutch still life.” - Gourmet Magazine

“Top 10% of rated restaurants.” - The Chicago Reader

“Seafood is a specialty here. Yoshi Katsumura used to own a wholesale seafood business, and still knows the business well enough to have fish on his menu not found elsewhere. Grilled Japanese yellowtail with miso impressed with its natural sweetness. Halibut with a classic French Dugléré sauce (fumet-based cream sauce with fresh tomatoes) was even better.” - Wine Spectator

“Still ‘a favorite’ after 20 years in its Lakeview locale, this French-Asian ‘fusion-accented bistro’ ‘continues’ to be ‘a perfect blend of East and West’; ‘inventive’ chef Yoshi Katsumura’s ‘innovative preparations’ (regulars ‘love the tofu steak’ with brie and basil) and ‘delectable desserts’ like ‘great chocolate espresso crème brûlée’ are ‘served with flair’ by a ‘gracious’ staff in a ‘homey’ and ‘comfortable,’ if ‘not elegant,’ setting.” - Zagat Survey

“Yoshi’s Café gives new meaning to the word ‘eclectic.’ On a typical evening, chef/owner Yoshi Katsumura does everything from grilled tofu with a sweet soy/ginger sauce to hamachi (yellowtail) tartare with guacamole and sirloin steak au poivre. The mix works extremely well.” - Barbra Revsine, epicurious.com

Yoshi Katsumura is “going stronger than ever - offering possibly the best price-to-quality menu in town.” - Don Rose, Chicago’s Restaurant Guide, diningchicago.com

“One of Chicago’s Best 25 restaurants.” - restaurantreport.com

“The eclectic menu features dishes that could be loosely described as Japane
se, Italian, French and American, and many combine these primary influences, creating a category of their own. Yoshi’s is generally regarded as one of the better values in town for haute cuisine.” - metromix.com


Since Yoshi's Café opened more than 20 years ago, chef Yoshi Katsumura has earned the recognition of colleagues and the travel industry alike.

Among his many accolades include the following awards.

AAA Four Diamond Award, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, and 2008
Food Industry News' Silver Platter Award - Top 5 Favorite Chefs, 1996
Grand Master Chefs of America - America's Outstanding Chefs, 1989
Distinguised Restaurants of North America, 1992-1993 and 1994-1995
Zagat Survey Award of Distinction, 2001