About us

Open Spring 2021

Featured in the Michelin guide Chicago selection, Chef/Owner Gustavo Barahona and Beverage Director/GM Zak Sherman boast a dual-concept Japanese restaurant, serving hand-crafted cocktails, sakes, beers, and a world-class selection of whiskys.

Join us on the first floor for a cozy Izakaya, serving warm Japanese comfort food, or for a bold night on our second floor Omakase, where Chef Gustavo serves 15+ courses of fresh bites and inventive dishes, complimented with unique beverage pairings.

Located in Chicago’s Elston Corridor off the new Lincoln Yards Neighborhood - whether it's our Izakaya or Omakase, Hinoki Sushiko aims to bring guests the highest quality in celebration and honor of Japanese cuisine.

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We offer two distinct chef-driven dining experiences under one roof. On the first floor, a 50-seat izakaya-style lounge presents an upbeat, stylish atmosphere with a modern take on traditional Japanese comfort foods. Offerings are accompanied by a Japanese-inspired craft Cocktail list and a selection of Sake.

Upstairs, a 40-person dining room and 8-seat sushi counter boast a beautiful setting for large format Omakase. The dining experience is presented with particular reservation times for one of the largest flat-seating Omakase in Chicago. Strictly in Edomae style, employing traditional techniques such as aging, sujime, konbu jime, shio-jime, and smoking, come experience our team of skilled sushi chefs serve a 15 piece meal.


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Hinoki Sushiko would be honored to provide our services for your next event. Each event is bespoke to your tastes and needs, to provide the best experience possible for you and your guests.

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1465 West Willow Street
chicago, IL


Wed, Thur, Fri, Sat
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM