Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises has finally transformed that extra room inside Intro Chicago into a sushi bar which opens today. Enter Naoki Sushi, the new restaurant that gives LEYE's long-time sushi chef Naoki Nakashima a new dance floor to showcase his moves. This is what became of LEYE's planned collaboration with the folks from Juno.
It's a small intimate space inside the room that once housed L2O's private dining room. There's 50 seats, three booths in the back for larger groups, and three high tops near the bar. They're aiming for warm and comfy here, a more casual atmosphere than that of Intro. The color scheme's the same, and don't miss the hanging jellyfish.
There's a concise selection of nigiri and sashimi, as well as classic selections on the menu. Try the kagawa chicken teriyaki with kale and chicken sausage if you're not a sushi fan. The full menu is below.
Naoki Sushi, 2300 N. Lincoln Park West, (773) 868-0002. Reservations via OpenTable and phone, carry out available soon.