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Opening Alert: Glaze Teriyaki Grill Arrives in Chicago With Some Seattle Flavor

Chain comes to Chicago via New York via Seattle.

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That busy Lakeview block on Broadway Street gets another addition as Glaze Teriyaki Grill opens its doors today, offering customizable Seattle-style teriyaki plates. Emerald City native Paul Krug founded the New York-based chain, and Glaze has three restaurants in New York and two in San Francisco. The Chicago post is their first expansion in the Midwest.

Glaze describes Seattle-style teriyaki as having a Korean influence thanks to the influx of Korean settlers in Seattle who fused their cuisine with Japanese food. Apple, pineapple, garlic and ginger are among the 30-plus ingredients in the sauce. But the customer experience starts when they pick from chicken breast or thigh, beef, tofu, salmon, pork and veggies. Then they go on to pick their choice of rice and a sauce. Appetizers such as crispy gyoza (veggie, pork or chicken) are also available. It's BYO, and there's also a focus on gluten-free versions of items. Soft drink-wise, they'll have beverages from Reed's Ginger Brew and Boylan's.

Brookyln-based HeCHO designed the 1,800-square-foot fast-casual Japanese-influenced space with communal tables with reclaimed-wood benches. There's an open kitchen and exposed brick inside, with sidewalk seating on the outside.

Check out the full menu below and the photos above.

Glaze Teriyaki Grill, open from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily, 3112 N. Broadway St., (773) 697-3580.

Glaze Window Menu Chicago

Glaze Teriyaki Grill

3112 N Broadway St, Chicago, IL 60657 (773) 697-3580