Naha is a Chicago staple that Tammy and I’ve been to a couple of times but never get around to podcasting about. Still, it’s worth a mention.
That’s because Chef Carrie Nahabedian does seafood right. The fish I’ve had at Naha is fresh, not over cooked, and beautifully plated. The whitefish and the trout we had during our last visit were excellent. And the risotto was tasty too.
The dining room itself is simple, streamlined, and elegant and the servers are on top of their game. It would probably be a nice place to go before the theater because it’s right downtown, and I’ve heard it’s also popular for lunch.
It’s a good bet you’ll have a solid dining experience all around at Naha. But having said all that, I have to admit that the food doesn’t stand out in my mind. I can’t pinpoint exactly why. It’s never disappointed me, but it hasn’t wowed me either.
So if you happen to be in the neighborhood, stop by Naha for sure. But it’s no destination restaurant.
On another note, Happy Thanksgiving! Stay tuned for details from our holiday dining adventures. Hope you all do a lot of happy dining!
500 N Clark St