The Spicy Mono Roll is a crowd pleaser -- spicy octopus topped with spicy tuna and sweet unagi sauce -- as is the artful fish tank backing the sushi bar. You’ll see (and taste) why it’s the go-to spot for many critics, when the sushi shows up.
The beautifully plated mebachi sashimi (big eye tuna, pickled onions, burdock root, chives, truffle oil, soy) is a favorite, showing off the type of inspired combinations that are possible with just a few ingredients and quality fish.
Lauded for its high-quality, melt-in-your-mouth raw selections, the sushi keep things simple and straightforward with options such as spicy octopus, salmon, and a Katsu Maki Roll (tuna, yellowtail, masago, king crab, avocado, cucumber).
Despite its status as a relative newcomer, Kai Zan has already made a name for itself. Twin brothers Melvin and Carlo Vizconde -- veterans of the Chicago sushi scene -- are putting their own twists on sushi with signature rolls like the Orange Rush.