photo credit: John Ringor
Kizami is always a solid option—and not just because all the other restaurants on this stretch of Lincoln Park are mediocre franchises. The sushi here is affordable and pretty good. While the signature maki are decent, they’re also a bit pricey, so sticking to the simpler rolls and nigiri is the best way to have some money left over to explore the long sake menu. It’s not big, but there’s enough space for a few small groups. Upbeat pop music livens things up, along with decorative touches like a faux roof above the sushi bar, a torii gate built into the wall, and string lights crisscrossing the ceiling like a light-up spider web.