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Oba Contemporary Japanese

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1285 Elmhurst Rd, Des Plaines, IL 60018-5532
+1 847-228-8810
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good32%
  • Average0%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible0%
Feb 26, 2018
“Unique Suhi”
Jun 14, 2016
“Best sushi ”
Closed Now
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
$$ - $$$
1285 Elmhurst Rd, Des Plaines, IL 60018-5532
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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...More

Thank Steve D
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...More

Thank jk730
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...More

Thank Courtney M
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...More

Thank Pete T
Reviewed June 22, 2014 via mobile

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...More

Thank viiowe996
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.

Thank jeremycnagel
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...More

Thank Charleegee
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...More

Thank TravelHound_12
Reviewed May 28, 2013

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...More

Thank Robbrew
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.

Thank Jenn P
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
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: +1 847-228-8810
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