ARAMI, again … & again

Arami was recently named one of the best new sushi spots in the US by Bon Appetit. Chef BK Park never disappoints with his selections of the freshest ingredients and playful pplating, all in a simple neighborhood setting where the food really pops.


The Toro Tartar Bite is precisely minced fatty tuna with scallions and asian pear for crunch.


Spicy Maguro roll with a secret sauce. Why are secret sauces always so intriguing and addictive?


Beautiful presentations with fresh floral and decor that BK swiped from one of the arrangements at the restaurant.

We also dished IT! on


The most beautiful sushi I have ever seen, this night was long anticipated, and I can’t wait to go back.  Thanks for a great night TK. We closed the place down!!

Luscious oysters.

Toro Tartar Bite = the best bite of anything you ever had.

Special spring roll with crab.

Special grilled prawns.  These guys were good.

17 and I drank this, preparing for overeating at Chicago Gourmet’s Hamburger Hop the next night.

This was especially gorgeously presented – a whole filleted mackerel.

Akami Anikimo – tuna with monkfish foie gras, one of my all time favorite dishes I first tried at Nobu in NYC when it first opened.

Sake Garlic – salmon with garlic and vinegar.

Secret Hamachi – yellow tail with mushroom and truffle oil.

Botan Ebi – sweet shrimp.

These are just a few snapshots of what we ordered. The sake mussels were a great spin in the mussle dish, and the ramen all sounded delicious.  I can’t wait to go back.

These pics are good – but they don’t do the presentations justice – so you have to go see for yourself.

See you all at Chicago Gourmet later.