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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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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner

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  • 13
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  • 6
    Very good
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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
You're in for a nice surprise.

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
Jennifer M
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English first
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

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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chicago,il
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

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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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

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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Granger, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

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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Chicago, Illinois
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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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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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Arlington Heights, Illinois
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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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Champaign, Illinois
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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
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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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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
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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