From Michelin-starred Chef Shin Thompson and Ryan O’Donnell, restaurateur and owner of the award-winning Lincoln Park dining destinations Gemini Bistro and Rustic House, comes Kabocha, Chicago’s first Japanese brasserie.
Located at 952 W. Lake in the heart of the West Loop restaurant district, Kabocha highlights Thompson’s modern approach to the rich traditions of Japanese cooking while also showcasing the progressive-American style for which he has become known.
$110 per person | view menu
to reserve, please call 312.666.6214 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
For guests looking for a truly distinctive dining experience, there is our Kaiseki table for two. Kabocha’s answer to the highly popular Chef’s Table, ours is made private by Japanese sliding screens and is located directly off the kitchen. Guests can scope out all the action in the kitchen through a one-way mirror (for ultimate privacy) while enjoying a 10-course tasting menu developed especially for their visit.
ramen + beer | every night at the bar
$10 Spicy Miso Ramen paired with a 16oz Kirin Ichiban Beer
exclusively at the bar | no reservations necessary
As a young boy, Chef Shin Thompson traveled to Japan with his Uncle from Sapporo, visiting the best ramen shops in the world. Taking those memories into the kitchen, Shin has perfected his own ramen recipe. Spicy Miso Ramen featuring scratch noodles in a dashi broth; with pulled pork, black garlic apple chili paste, pickled mushrooms and a farm egg.