I have been eating at Renga Tei for years and, in my opinion this is the best Japanese restaurant in Chicago and the North Suburbs. If you judge Japanese food by the number of crazy rolls on the menu, this place is probably not for you. However, if you like real sushi, fresh seafood and well prepared dishes, this is the place for you. While Japanese food is never cheap, Renga Tei provides excellent value with a homey, relaxed atmosphere. Reservations, especially on weekends, are a must, as there is a long list of regulars who return on weekends. The Bento boxes and Combination meals are great, as are the sushi combinations. Try the Hamachi Kama (Yellotail Collar) Shio yaki. Service is "down'home" and dishes are served when they are ready, so sometimes you may wait for your meal while others at the table have already been served, but the wait is not long, and it is better to have the food when it is freshly prepared anyway.