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Oba Contemporary Japanese

1285 Elmhurst Road, Des Plaines, IL 60018
847-228-8810
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Ranked #12 of 146 restaurants in Des Plaines
Cuisines: Japanese
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  • English first
  • Indonesian first
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English first
Chicago, IL
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79 reviews 79 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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22 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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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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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
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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
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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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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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