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Romantic Small Seat Japanese Sushi Lincoln Park

Macku has been a Lincoln Park mainstay for years. The menu mixes traditional Japanese flavors with unique fusion recipes served in decadent flatware. We sat with Chef Macku Chan's favorite preparations. Read on to see what we tasted.

We started out with a savory cucumber salad topped with lightly seared tuna.

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Fresh tuna on a bed of cucumber

Working with his brother Kaze and his cousin Hari, Macku Chan’s food has been at the forefront of Japanese inspired cuisine in Chicago for the last fifteen years.

Next up a unique bisque-like carrot soup with chunks of crab and topped with a rice cracker.

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Carrot soup with puréed carrot, alaskan king crab, white miso, cream, chives and rice cracker

The Sawa Gani is a cup of crispy crab fried up to a beautiful golden brown and served with a light, sweet Japanese curry for dipping.

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Sawa Gani with crispy river crabs, shichimi togarashi and japanese curry

One of Chef Macku's most requested dishes, the live scallop is sliced and served with a thick and creamy sauce.

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Macku signature live scallop

A hot dumpling filled with lobster is a hearty small plate.

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Lobster dumpling

And now for something different... Bison! This lean serving is accompanied by vegetables and a tangy reduction.

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Pan-seared bison with diced mangos, scallions, jalepeños, red onions and red wine soy reduction

This whole fish presentation is one of the most decadent we have ever encountered. The Twisting Thread Snapper is aptly named and totally Instagram worthy.

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Itoyoridai: Twisting Thread Snapper with sweet and spicy fried skin and pickled onions

Vegetable tempura comes with your choice of fried delights. We went with shiitake mushroom.

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Vegetable tempura maki with shiitake mushrooms

Another incredible presentation! Uni rests on top of the urchin shell complete with spines.

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Sea urchin

Let's get a better look. Uni cam!

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Sea urchin close up!

The tuna hand roll comes neatly wrapped for easy consumption.

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Big eye tuna hand roll

Nearing the end of the meal we tried tuna nigiri.

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Big eye tuna nigiri

More nigiri here!

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Salmon nigiri

Capping off a decadent experience with dessert made from white asparagus means we are getting our vitamins, right?

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White asparagus
chocolate syrup, 
ped cream and 


The small space is perfect for quick bite at the sushi bar or a table for two.

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Macku Sushi in Lincoln Park


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