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“Elegant Sushi, Friendly Service, High Prices”
Review of Tatami Restaurant

Tatami Restaurant
Ranked #129 of 164 Restaurants in Glenview
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: Japanese
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Chestnut
Highland Park, Illinois
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547 reviews
349 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 192 helpful votes
“Elegant Sushi, Friendly Service, High Prices”
Reviewed March 19, 2012

Have dined at Tatami twice now and was very impressed on our second visit. Nothing in particular was wrong on the the first occasion but not really great either. It was very crowded the first time.

With the most recent visit everything seemed to click. Starting with our reservation. We made the reservation through "open table" - no problem they had the time we wanted available. A late dinner, 8:45pm; we were happy they were still serving that late. Turns out our plans changed and we were going to be early. Called to ask if we could move our reservation a half hour earlier, "no problem" they said. Then we arrived even a bit earlier than that and were greeted with smiles and seated promptly.

We began our meal with the Spicy Tuna Tartar. It was delicious and not overly spicy. For my main course I had the Fiesta Maki and my husband the Kaamikaze Maki. We thoroughly enjoyed both, though I think I will try a different roll other than the Fiesta next. time. The chili sauce was a little over powering for the sweet, tender fishes. Our son had four spicy tuna rolls and one spicy California roll, he didn't say how they tasted but he did gobble them up. All the dishes are beautifully served and decorated.

The one negative to Tatami are the prices. They are pretty high for the suburbs, $14 for my Fiesta roll.

  • Visited March 2012
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English first
Glenview, Illinois
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“A Fresh Surprise”
Reviewed December 22, 2011

Always on the look out for a high quality Japanese restaurant, we dropped in to Tatami and found a well run venue with great food and friendly, personalized service. A little pricey, but worth the quality.

The sushi was fresh and exciting (try the Fire Dragon Maki for a spicy treat). They have a decent (that means sweet) desert menu, which is often hard to find at a Japanese restaurant.

We are definitely going back.

  • Visited December 2011
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Chicago, Illinois
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“Best sushi in Glenview!”
Reviewed May 18, 2011

Been hitting Tatami for years and it is always good.

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