*** (3 stars)
The highlights of our dinner at Naha were the service, which was outstanding, and the breads, which are varied and interesting, particularly the ones with fennel, cumin and other unique ingredients.
The beet salad was just okay. The individual ingredients didn’t really come together to create something more.
I enjoyed the skate wing, which had a crispy sear on it, and went well with the sunchoke sauce.
The duck breast had a very flavorful lacquer seared onto the outside, but don’t order this unless you like your duck blood rare. Again, individual ingredients didn’t really complement the duck.
Plating was an issue throughout the meal. The duck, in particular, did not look like a dish served by a Michelin starred restaurant.
The most attractive dish was dessert. The chocolate tartufo was served with a delicious porter beer ice cream and espresso foam, and some of the ingredients worked together.
Naha is an adequate restaurant, but seems very overpriced for the quality. The Michelin star is puzzling.
500 N Clark St
Chicago, IL 60654