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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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5:00 pm - 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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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
Beat all expectations

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 30, 2015
Jason S
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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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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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Chicago, IL
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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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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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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, Sushi

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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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