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$85 - Yusho: Chef's Table at 'Restaurant of the Year'

Sold out - This deal was published November 20, 2012 and sold out December 27, 2012.
By Travelzoo Staff
Superlatives aren't sparse for Yusho. Chicago Magazine calls the Avondale Japanese eatery one of this year's Best New Restaurants in Chicago; Bon Appetit calls it one of the best new restaurants in America; and Eater Chicago just named it Restaurant of the Year. With this exclusive offer for $85, take a seat at the chef's counter facing the kitchen for a seven-course tasting menu from acclaimed chef Matthias Merges along with a welcome cocktail.

Why we love it

  • Take a seat at the chef's counter at the critically acclaimed Yusho, starting at $85 for 1 diner
  • Enjoy a 7-course tasting menu along with a welcome cocktail per person
  • The Chicago Tribune calls Yusho "a masterstroke ... consistently rewarding"
  • The Chicago Reader recommends the restaurant's "artful plates"


Nov. 20, 2012 - May 24, 2013


2853 N. Kedzie Ave.
Chicago, IL 60618
(See Map)
Tel: 773-904-8558

What's included

  • The menu changes frequently to take advantage of seasonal ingredients, but current examples include: young trout with puffed rice and tofu, soft shell crab with charred fennel and soy gel, and grilled foie gras mochi with passion fruit.
  • Two can enjoy the same experience for $169, or four can take the whole counter for $335.
  • Settle into the space that Time Out Chicago gave a Fresh Air Award for Restaurant Design, then sip on a draft cocktail created by mixologist Alex Bachman, followed by an ever-changing menu of Yusho favorites and special off-menu items created by chef Merges, who spent 14 years running the kitchen at Charlie Trotter's before opening Yusho.
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The fine print

Note: Number of vouchers sold is limited; this deal may sell out before the 'Time to Buy' has expired. Vouchers can be redeemed starting Friday, Nov. 23, through May 23, 2013. Reservations are required and subject to availability. Must call to make a reservation; must specify chef's table and reference Travelzoo voucher. Limit 1 voucher purchase per person; additional vouchers may be purchased as gifts. Tax and a 20% automatic gratuity will be added to the total value of the experience. See below for full terms and conditions.

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188 bought
Travelzoo exclusive deal by
94% Enjoyed Yusho
94% (52 ratings)
Sold out at
1:59 a.m. CT on Dec. 27


M – F, 9am – 9pm ET

94% Enjoyed Yusho
(52 ratings)
Quality of Service
Value for the Money
Overall Enjoyed Most Other Comments

The food

One of our favorite restaurants in the world

Nov 07, 2014 Mario IL, United States

Food with beverage pairings!

Nice setting and helpful, friendly wait staff!

Nov 03, 2014 Amy IL, United States

I am still too disappointed and I had such high expectations. I can't think of anything I like because the tasting menu was executed so poorly.

Very very disappointed in the tasting menu. Was not what I had expected at all and I have had great experience w/ travel zoo deals. This was such a disappointment and this is the first time I have ever written such a bad review. The quality of the food served was a joke and it is not worth paying for this dining experience. I expected quality and original.. tofu and ramen as part the tasting menu?? I expected quality farm fresh to table - as advertised. We did not get any of that; in fact, it felt like the food served were just whatever they had in the kitchen- leftovers. I would not go back. The hype about this restaurant is over-rated.

Sep 02, 2014 Stacy Ca, United States

This promotion is great! Interacting with the chef is definitely a unique experience. We enjoyed the whole meal thoroughly.

Aug 03, 2014 Shivani Illinois, United States

the chef and staff were gracious. made the experience very fun and enjoyable

can't wait to go back

Aug 03, 2014 Tymsi IL, United States

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2853 N. Kedzie Ave.
Chicago, IL 60618
Tel: 773-904-8558

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