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Oba Contemporary Japanese

1285 Elmhurst Road, Des Plaines, IL 60018
847-228-8810
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Ranked #8 of 147 Restaurants in Des Plaines
Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Japanese
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  • English first
  • Indonesian first
  • Any
English first
Champaign, Illinois
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Excellent food, in the Midwest near O'hare to boot. A little sushi bar that driving down this suburbanite road you'll miss if you blink. Break out the gps or google maps and give it a shot. The service was noteworthy exceptional. The food and plating and fiery plates of awesome... well, need I say more? They have bento boxes if... More

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Lansing, Michigan
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

...but this place is pretty yummy. I prefer the vegetarian stuff, and can tell you their Midori (veggie maki) is the best sushi I've ever had. If it counts as sushi. I don't really know, but it was delicious.

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Chicago, IL
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94 reviews 94 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

Rather surprised at the quality of the sushi in this cute little strip mall restaurant. Stopped for lunch and it was very good, heading back for dinner next week. Nice selection of lunch specials, two people can get away with $20 for lunch so the prices are very much in line.

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Chicago, Illinois
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29 reviews 29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

My dad was flying through Chicago and had a two hour layover, so I wanted to find a decent restaurant not too far from O'Hare. I did a little research and decided on Oba. I'm so glad I did!! What a find. It doesn't look like much from the outside, just a tiny storefront in a tiny strip mall. But... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013 via mobile

Myself and three colleagues visited this restaurant on Thursday 22nd May the quality of the food was smashing watching the chef prepare and present the platters for us was interesting and help make our meal very enjoyable, great service from the young lady and she was really caring and carefully interested to ensured that we enjoyed the experience. Well worth... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2012

Did not eat in, did take out. Was very interested to try this restaurant because of the already high ratings on trip advisor. The food was superb! Will definitely go here again, probably eat in next time.

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West Chicago, Illinois
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21 reviews 21 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2012

Just had lunch at OBA. Amazing service and great sushi along with a few extra perks. Started off with a salad and miso soup. Ordered a Rainbow roll and a "Pink Cadillac". We were served tiny appetizers of Fried Tofu (Yum) and mini fried potstickers (YUM) The Rainbow was ok but the "Pink Cadillac" and the follow up "Fire" rolls... More

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Des Plaines, Illinois
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2012

OBA is a great contemporary Japanese restaurant. Sushi there is fresh and delicious. We have visited twice. I was satisfied and had a fantastic time at OBA. First time, I ordered a Hawaiian special roll. That was one of the best sushi I ever ate. Tuna on a top was delicious and fresh. The roll was filled crabmeat and cucumber.... More

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Chicago, Illinois
Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2011

Fresh fish, attentive staff and delicious sushi. They have very good hours and I am glad to support this establishment.

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Chicago
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2009

My wfe and I recently dined at Oba Contemporary Japanese in Des Plaines, and it was very very good. Open for lunch and dinner, we stopped in for an early lunch, studied the multipage menu, and tried many different appetizers, specialty maki that were each so creative, and cooked kitchen items - try the braised shortrib! Everything was so tasty,... More

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