No, I didn't see Jennifer Aniston, nor did I see Vince Vaughn, but then again that was a few years ago that they were frequently spotted at this local, fabulous, amazingly sexy place. Ahhh, sigh, that reminds me, I must call Jennifer and see how things are going with that secret kiss with Brad, but then again, who really cares? I have my own secrets, slightly juicer than hers if I might add. But I digress.
Japonais has been on my list for some time now because, yes, if it's good enough for these two fab celebrities it's certainly worth a trip right? Not to mention it has been listed as one of the TOP 66 Restaurants in the...ahem...world!
True that. This place rocks. The vibe is chic and sexy and it's a perrrrrfect place to have a date. Thank God I was on a fabulous date, with a gorgeous man who was dripping sexy just like this hot spot tucked away on Chicago Ave. I would hate to waste this experience (not to mention my new skinny True Religion jeans!). As in most cases I entrust the entire meal experience to the resident server whom I trust has extensive knowledge of the menu. So only moments after arriving the array of food was on its way. Executive Chefs Jun Ichikawa and Gene Kato have done an amazing job of combining modern day Japan with European elegance. I will tell you in advance that ALL ingredients, sushi, sashimi, and everything in between was absolutely fresh, creative, and delicious. We had so many rounds of appetizers that my head was spinning. Bin Cho (marinated baby tuna),
Kimo (monkfish foie gras wrapped in octopus), Spicy Mono (spicy octopus roll), a variety of sashimi, and my ALL TIME FAVORITE..."The Rock", thinly sliced marinated new york strip steak cooked on a hot rock presentation. This was fun, interesting and so very tasty.
AS IF, food could get any better. I was in heaven.
Later that night...a little "Soldier of Love" by Sade to top off the night.
Does it get any better than that? Not so much.
Japonais is located at 600 W. Chicago 312.822.9600
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