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Niku Niku Toyo - CLOSED

840 S Waukegan Road, Ste 113, Lake Forest, IL
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3 Sep 2014
“Too Bad it's Gone!”
1 Aug 2014
Restaurant Hours Closed
American, Wine Bar, Sushi
$$ - $$$
840 S Waukegan Road, Ste 113, Lake Forest, IL
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Reviewed 4 September 2014

This place was a fun treat. You can have a variety of Japanese menu items (including sushi, sashimi, and rolls), and some of the tables have a built-in grill where you can cook your own items. The service was excellent, and the owners of this...More

Thank CCRiderLLC
Reviewed 2 August 2014

Niku Niku is closed. Seasoned (Italian), is now open at this location, and well worth a visit. Very good and reasonably priced.

Thank eof025
Reviewed 24 April 2014

Tucked away in the back of a strip center across the street from Sunset on Waukegan is Lake Forest, is a wonderful Japanese restaurant call Niku Niku Toyo. Owned by the people who do Sushi Kushi the food is amazing and the service excellent. The...More

Thank sara c
Reviewed 25 August 2013 via mobile

I'm really bothered that this place charges for eel sauce. For example if you are a vegetarian and order a sweet potato roll most places drizzle eel sauce and add a spicy mayo. What you get is potato, rice and seaweed. So for the next...More

Thank Nabster12
Reviewed 17 April 2013 via mobile

The food was great and everyone ate all of it. But our server never came with some of our drinks and we had to ask another person. We had fun and the food was good.

Thank Ivyawesome
Reviewed 19 January 2013

Used to go here before they changed ownership and really liked it then. When we heard that the Sushi Kushi people took over we didn't feel compelled to go. We were afraid that the standard of the fresh ingredients would be lowered, as one would...More

1  Thank dkrejser
Reviewed 22 March 2012

The food at Niku Niku was prepared perfectly and was delicious. The service was good and the atmosphere was elegant. The food presentation was beyond expectations. In addition, the price was reasonable and competitive with the competition directly across the street at Sushi Kushi Toyo!...More

1  Thank carrie0866
Reviewed 16 March 2012

A quiet little place tucked away in a strip mall in trendy Lake Forest. Food was average for a Japanese steakhouse. The seating for cooktops is very limited and around a bar. We were a large group and the service was excellent, could have been...More

Thank tcsquared
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
USD 15 - USD 40
American, Wine Bar, Sushi
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 840 S Waukegan Road, Ste 113, Lake Forest, IL
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Lake County  >  Lake Forest
Seasoned, opened in the summer of 2014, offers American tapas, great wines, and a full bar! We have an excellent grill menu with tasty sides, pasta options, and many Japanese influenced dishes. :)
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