Da Lobsta

As part of the boyfriend’s birthday weekend festivities, I took him to Da Lobsta in the Gold Coast. I got a great deal via Groupon. It was no Luke’s Lobster nor GT Fish and Oyster, but it’s closer and more affordable. They have a handful or so of different variations, but I’m true to traditional rolls.… Continue reading Da Lobsta

Yuzu Sushi and Robata Grill

ImageA few friends and I had dinner at Yuzu Sushi & Robata Grill last Friday.  It was highly recommended by a colleague whose husband is a chef so I immediately added it to my list of places to try.

Upon walking in, the restaurant was a lot smaller than I had envisioned.  I knew it would be small but eek.  The walls are adorned with anime, reminds me slightly of how Sushi X plays anime and projects it on their wall.  Definitely make a reservation if you’re the I don’t like waiting type (which I am).  They don’t have an online reservation system, so you have to call.

The menu was a bit overwhelming since there were so many choices, take a peep for yourself here.  When out with a group, I tend to end up ordering for everyone, we ended up getting: grilled whole squid, soft shell crab tempura and hideout, pier 69, pot river and south beach rolls.  While it was good, I wouldn’t say I had anything outstanding.  I would definitely return, but I’m not dreaming of it (unlike my experiences with Kai Zan).  There is still a ton on the menu that I want to check out at some point.  It’s moderately priced, the total was just over $100 with tax and gratuity.  And I saved the best for last, it’s BYOB.  I think there’s a liquor store two blocks east.

If you stop by Yuzu, let me know what you think.  What’s your favorite sushi restaurant in Chicago?