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Oba Contemporary Japanese

1285 Elmhurst Road, Des Plaines, IL 60018
847-228-8810
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  • English first
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English first
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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Arlington Heights, Illinois
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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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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100 reviews 100 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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34 reviews 34 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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23 reviews 23 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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Additional Information about Oba Contemporary Japanese

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

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