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Oba Contemporary Japanese

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1285 Elmhurst Rd, Des Plaines, IL 60018-5532
847-228-8810
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Sunday
Closed
Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016 via mobile

I loved the restaurant from the second I stepped into the front door until this moment and for ever on. Food amazing ! Service fast and very kind ! Can't think of a better sushi for this price

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Thank Lion S
Chicago, Illinois
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

It is a tapas style sushi place, nice names of each sushi, the portion is so small, or hardly to see the real thing they used to make it. Won't come back,

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016 via mobile

Just great sushi. My go to place. I would recommend the kiss of fire and the green tea mochi for dessert is excellent. Definitely 5 stars.

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Thank Kerry B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2016

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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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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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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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
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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
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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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Granger, Indiana
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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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Restaurant Details

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
Cuisine
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Reservations, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1285 Elmhurst Rd, Des Plaines, IL 60018-5532
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Des Plaines
  • Phone Number: 847-228-8810

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?