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“Looks and Tastes Better”
Review of Tatami Restaurant

Tatami Restaurant
Ranked #133 of 168 Restaurants in Glenview
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: Japanese
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Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Chestnut
Reviewed April 24, 2013

They must have done a remodeling, all the decor looked new and modern. Outside was totally unnoticeable strip mall appearance, though. Did a couple of plates and all were excellent.

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Thank desertpole
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Reviewed March 7, 2013

May look like a whole in the the restaurant, but dinning experience is way above average! I have eaten sushi many times before. I use to be the kinda person that bought it from Safeway or your local mart. Well that all changed after I went to Tatami's! The ingredients are so tasteful, I know its fresh. The display on the dish is superb, I honestly felt under dressed. Almost would call this fine dining at a bargain. Our waitress was very courteous and prompt. I would recommend this place if you are looking to eat magnificent Sushi!

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1  Thank tonybrockman
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Reviewed November 21, 2012

Easy to drive by in this Glenview strip mall, Tatami promises fresh sushi and they really deliver! The restaurant is beautifully appointed with white table clothes and lovely china. There is a small bar area if you like to have cocktails while waiting for friends. Our server was very attentive and patient as we ask many questions. She double checked to make sure that we were happy with our food.
The rolls are ample and fresh. Our meal started with complimentary miso soup on a recent Sunday night. The special sushi creations are beautifully presented, fresh and left us well fed. We tried this restaurant on a whim having passed it a few times. We are glad we did and will be back often. It is a hidden gem and should not be missed when you are in Glenview and have a hankering for delicious sushi.

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Thank Carehb
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Reviewed October 15, 2012

We do not regularly go to Sushi restaurants but when Groupon "made me an offer I couldn't refuse," I took advantage to make our first visit to Tatami. This restaurant is located in a very non-descript strip mall on one of Glenview's main streets, Waukegan Road. We went on a Friday and had a 6:30 reservation. When we promptly arrived, we were shocked to see that the only people inside were the staff! We wondered why no diners were here on a busy Friday night. We were, obviously, promptly seated and presented our menus. Happily, all the Japanese dishes were adequetly described and our very pleasant server added more explanations as needed.
We declined ordering from the minimal wine selections and the martini menu seemed out of place. We opted for the traditional tea. We selected a variety of appetizers and settled in on the traditional sushi offerings. We are not sushi affectionados by any means but we know what we like and what tastes good and the food looked and tasted excellent. And that, after all, is what it's all about! We thoroughly enjoyed the food and service. One negative though was the "background" music. I'm glad it wasn't traditional oriental stuff but what we had to talk through seemed better suited for a spa, elevator, or a boutique hotel lobby. The small dining room and approximately eight seat sushi bar started to fill up by 7PM. A real mix of diners showed up including busines suits, a family with small kids, some college aged students, and some older couples. Everyone seemed to be in good spirits and from what we saw being served, really were happy and excited about their dinner choices. We fit right in with that!
This restaurant is a real gem and we regret that it took a Groupn to finally get us there but we are glad to have taken the chance. We certainly will be back. When we return, we will be bringing our own bottle of wine since, as we found out, they allow BYOB, another plus!

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1  Thank Gary R
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Reviewed October 4, 2012

This gem in Glenview is easy to miss when driving down but find it and you are in store for something fresh and clean. Seaweed salad, miso soup were standard but the lunch special comes with edamame which was a pleasant surprise. My coworker liked her dragon roll and the decor. Its a nice find in Glenview and not too far away from our frequent stops.

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Thank Njp007
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