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$99 -- 'Best New Restaurant' Chef's Counter Dinner for 2

Sold out - This deal was published March 15, 2013 and sold out March 31, 2013.
By Travelzoo Staff
When naming Yusho one of the city's Best New Restaurants, Chicago Magazine said that chef Matthias Merges "works wonders" in the kitchen. Not long after that, Bon Appetit named it one of the Top 50 Best New Restaurants in America, calling it a "kick-ass izakaya...with a keen sense of fun." With this deal, two can secure a seat at the special chef's counter and savor a chef's menu each for $99.

Why we love it

  • Two can dine on 4 courses and a cocktail each at Chicago's 'Restaurant of the Year' 2012 (Eater Chicago)
  • For less than $50 a person, take a seat at the chef's counter
  • Get a unique view into one of the city's best kitchens serving "kick-ass" cuisine (Bon Appetit)
  • The Chicago Tribune called Yusho "excellent" with cuisine that's an "exhilarating awakening"
  • A group of 4 people can dine here for $195


March 15, 2013 - Sept. 18, 2013


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

What's included

  • While the menu will vary with the season, Chef Merges plates up some of his most popular dishes, including the Logan "Poser" ramen; gourmet grilled takoyaki with ingredients like duck confit or octopus; and unique soft-serve ice cream made in-house with flavors like egg nog, Thai basil or Sichuan peppers, all served with a special draft cocktail. 
  • Located just 10 minutes north of the Loop, Yusho offers a unique dining experience hard to replicate anywhere else in the country. Double the dinner and get a four-person dinner for $195.

The fine print

Vouchers can be redeemed starting Monday, March 18, through September 18, 2013. Reservations are required and subject to availability. Valid for 2 or 4 diners only. Not valid on Sunday. Chef's menu and seasonal items are subject to change. See below for full terms and conditions.

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133 bought
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94% Enjoyed Yusho
94% (52 ratings)
Sold out at
11:00 p.m. CT on March 31


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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