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Cocoro Restaurant

) #1,223 of 7,843 Restaurants in Chicago €€ - €€€ Japanese, Sushi, Asian
668 N Wells St, Chicago, IL 60610-3717
+1 312-943-2220
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good46%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
1 week ago
“Good food, poor service”
17 Jan 2017
“authentic Japanese restaurant”
Closed Now
All hours
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
€€ - €€€
668 N Wells St, Chicago, IL 60610-3717
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 17 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 29 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.

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 27 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 7 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 5 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
Reviewed 12 April 2015

Stumbled upon this restaurant, so decided to try it. We liked the ambience, and the specials menu had many interesting items hard to find in many other restaurants. I was so excited. They also have some nice sake choices. The wait staff was very friendly...More

Thank DonCapeMayBeach
Reviewed 7 April 2015

The wafting smell of katsu-curry that goes by tells you that this is Japanese comfort food, the sound of the Japanese students and businessmen eating there testifies that this is what most Japanese expect. It's not luxurious, just well executed - Sashimi and sushi well...More

Thank Tony L
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:45
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:45
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:45
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:45
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:45
17:30 - 21:45
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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