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Cocoro Restaurant

668 N Wells St, Chicago, IL 60610-3717
+1 312-943-2220
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good46%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
14 Oct 2017
“Happy to Return”
14 Sep 2017
“Legit Japanese Food, simple and delicious”
Closed Now
All hours
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
$$ - $$$
668 N Wells St, Chicago, IL 60610-3717
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Reviewed 15 October 2017

Now that my absolute favorite is permanently closed, this appears to be the only authentic (and not fusion or just sushi) Japanese restaurant in town. It has the feeling of comfort food and comfort-style. The service is slow, since they seem overwhelmed usually. Guests need...More

Thank DonCapeMayBeach
Reviewed 15 September 2017

I went here solo on Wed night. They seated me at the sushi bar where I was lucky enough to speak with someone next to me that was raised in Japan. Based on her comments and my experience from my Japanese mom, this was authentic...More

1  Thank Alan L
Reviewed 20 July 2017

This small (apparently family owned) sushi restaurant is lovely and the people seem genuinely nice. However, there is limited seating and limited staffing. First we were greeted by a waiter who seemed out of place greeting guests. We had to wait for a table while...More

Thank atljpb
Reviewed 18 January 2017

When I visit Chicago downtown, I enjoy coming here for an authentic Japanese dinner, prepared and served by Japanese staff. Sushi, sashimi are excellent. Last time I tried chirashi-sushi. Sushi rice was prepared just right. I trust other items on their menu are also excellent.

Thank kwanky122
Reviewed 30 June 2016 via mobile

Freshly prepared and very authentic local, non tourist sushi and Japanese in the Second City. Look for the side menu of even more authentic cuisine though everything we had was well made, unusual, and quite tasty.

1  Thank Lance H
Reviewed 9 June 2016

We lived in Japan for a few years, acquiring a taste for authentic Japanese food. Finding anything other than sushi can be challenging. We stumbled across Cocoro and have been back several times whenever we are in the city. Friendly service, great food.

Thank JDriesens
Reviewed 28 March 2016

This place is great for many reasons. The food is really good and the staff is fantastic. I really appreciate how quiet it is in this restaurant, unlike so many places where you have to strain to hear the conversation at the table. They always...More

Thank Kristi L
Reviewed 1 December 2015

This is a good spot for straight up Japanese food. They have a great selection of what you would find in most typical Japanese restaurants that cater to a Japanese clientele. A little bit of everything and all is done quite nicely. Can get a...More

Thank Xriz
Reviewed 8 October 2015

This was close to our hotel, The Godfrey, so we decided to walk for dinner one night. Delicious Japanese eats and service was excellent. Arrived around 7pm and did not have to wait for a table but as we were leaving around 8pm, about every...More

Thank Mireya R
Reviewed 6 July 2015 via mobile

Excellent and authentic Japanese restaurant. Ordered the soba and that came with the sobayu so you know it's legit. Their dessert, black sesame pudding, was homemade and just flat out delicious. My brother ordered Nabeyashi Ramen and he loved it.

1  Thank Gabriel L
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 21 - USD 30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:45 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:45 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:45 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:45 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:45 pm
5:30 pm - 9:45 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 668 N Wells St, Chicago, IL 60610-3717
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Near North Side
  • Neighbourhood: Near North Side
  • Phone Number: +1 312-943-2220
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