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508 Old Elm Rd, Highland Park, IL 60035-1230
+1 847-266-0891
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good28%
  • Average0%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
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“bento box” (5 reviews)
“miso soup” (5 reviews)
“sushi” (18 reviews)
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Japanese, Asian, Sushi, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
508 Old Elm Rd, Highland Park, IL 60035-1230
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Reviewed 12 September 2018 via mobile

Best sushi I had in a longtime, hidden gem in Highland Park. I almost felt as if I were dining in Japan. Service was great, friendly. Will visit again

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Sunshine198691
Reviewed 31 August 2018 via mobile

Excellent miso soup, tiger shrimp appetizer, and sashimi. Relaxing evening with wonderful service. Thanks

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank richardmN6887HY
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

We found this hidden gem through Trip Advisor. It’s off the beaten path, and doesn’t look like much from the outside. Inside it was very quaint, warm, and relaxing. It had a family-run feeling instead of an overproduced fake-oriental feel. Top 40 music quietly played...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Joshua D
Reviewed 28 July 2018

...even if we do carryout. We started the meal with miso soup, always yummy. Her favorite is Bento Box A, including tempuras of shrimp and vegetable, chicken teriyaki, salmon teriyaki, white rice, an additional side of tuna, salmon, cooked shrimp sushi, and 3pcs of California...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank GerfnitAuthor
Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

We weren't sure what to think when we arrive, it was dark and the place had the windows covered so we entered trepidation. But my golly what fabulous service and sushi! We had the miso, Black Dragon, Dynamite, and Millennium. I wish we bought more!

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank SarahSFargo
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

Went here with my brother, and it was awesome. Had a tuna, salmon, eel, and spider roll. Great size, perfect amount of rice and fish. Had a bunch of salmon and tuna nigiri and that was probably my favorite along with the extra shrimp tempura...More

Date of visit: August 2017
Thank W1737ZKjasonp
Reviewed 14 August 2017

We celebrated my wife's birthday (belatedly) here, one of her favorite places. She ordered her usual - Bento Box A. I tried Teriyaki Thin Noodles with Shrimp, plus a Special Salmon Roll. They provided soup and dessert at no additional cost. Of course she swooned...More

Date of visit: August 2017
Thank GerfnitAuthor
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

This is our second time visiting Koya. It is very good sushi with an excellent selection of other dishes. The cucumber salad is fabulous. The service is friendly and attentive. No reservations and you will most like need to wait but it is worth it!

Date of visit: April 2017
Thank Schmooglet
Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

I same here and it was a great meal. I got the chicken noodle dish and it was great. I would come here again.

Date of visit: March 2017
Thank zachs01
Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

Kota is a big find for Japanese food. Having grow up in Uptown in the 1960's I learned about Japanese food and sushi from my friends we family came to uptown from the internment camps in California after World War Two. Why do I mention...More

Date of visit: December 2016
Thank jps819
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 508 Old Elm Rd, Highland Park, IL 60035-1230
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Lake County  >  Highland Park
  • Phone Number: +1 847-266-0891
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