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Oba Contemporary Japanese

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1285 Elmhurst Road, Des Plaines, IL 60018
847-228-8810
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 14
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  • 7
    Very good
  • 0
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Our go to Sushi Restaurant

We dine here once or twice a month. The staff knows us very well and they remember what my kids eat even before we order. Do not let the outside look deceive you. The food is excellent, the service fast and courteous, and the price fair. Do give it a try.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Lara L
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We dine here once or twice a month. The staff knows us very well and they remember what my kids eat even before we order. Do not let the outside look deceive you. The food is excellent, the service fast and courteous, and the price fair. Do give it a try.

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Thank Lara L
Richland, Michigan
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106 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

Simple Japanese in strip mall... Dinner night before family trip out of O Hare. Food was solid... Kids had udon and tempura... I had good spicy shrimp and California rolls and my husband had various sashimi. Wasn't crowded, service was friendly. Good spot.

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1 Thank Noel G
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 via mobile

Nice eclectic sushi restaurant tucked away. Nice ambience inside and a wide selection of entrees on their menu. Staff was also very friendly. Sushi was great and prices were very reasonable. I had the Urban Heat signature roll. My husband had the Godzilla roll which were fried. Both tasted really good. We also got a free little appetizer and ice... More 

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1 Thank Jennifer M
chicago,il
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50 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

it's usually difficult to find a good sushi place in a chicago suburb, but we were lucky to find this place as a result of a restaurant.com dining coupon... it's situated in a strip mall with decent parking....upon early pm hours, we were able to get a booth table which provides nice privacy.... the waitress, who may also be the... More 

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Thank jtat
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 via mobile

This place was amazing. Great price. Food was amazing. Don't let the outside fool you. This is a top notch dinner.

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1 Thank Jason S
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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130 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015 via mobile

Simple place, suburbs of Chicago, only two opinions at TripAdvisor (good, but just two). It was a surprise for the group of five of us. We ordered food to share and individual plates. I couldn't believe how beautiful the presentation, lots of care by sushi man. Very fresh seafood, fish and vegetables. Two days a week for lunch, $1 sushi... More 

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1 Thank Andre D
Granger, Indiana
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126 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015 via mobile

We were in town for the night and looked to Trip Advisor to find a restaurant near us. Oba looked good so we gave it a try. Good choice. It is a bit tricky to find if approaching from the south. The Good-Year next door has a much more prominent sign. The decor is modern Japanese and subdued. Interesting music... More 

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Thank Steve D
Chicago, Illinois
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

We were in Des Plaines waiting to pick up our children and wanted to have a bite to eat. We were unfamiliar with the area and found this restaurant on Trip Advisor and decided to give it a try. We were very pleasantly surprised! The staff was attentive and warm. They offered suggestions for different tastes. The variety of sushi... More 

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Thank jk730
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

My boyfriend and I arrived at Oba for supper and it was very dark, my boyfriend wanted to go somewhere else because the restaurant was in what seemed like a seedy area, but I had read really good reviews so I convinced him to give a try and we're both really glad we did! The inside of the restaurant is... More 

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Thank Courtney M
Arlington Heights, Illinois
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

My wife organized and hosted a very well attended Veteran's breakfast on 11/11/14 and my twins and I wanted to reward mom for her hard work and dedication by taking her out for her favorite meal- Sushi. We have been here twice before but not with our kids. As usual, they created delicious, fresh and creative rolls that we as... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1285 Elmhurst Road, Des Plaines, IL 60018
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Des Plaines
  • Phone Number: 847-228-8810

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?