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Oba Contemporary Japanese

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1285 Elmhurst Road, Des Plaines, IL 60018
+1 847-228-8810
11:30 - 22:00
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Mon - Fri 11:30 - 22:00
Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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24 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016 via mobile

I loved the restaurant from the second I stepped into the front door until this moment and for ever on. Food amazing ! Service fast and very kind ! Can't think of a better sushi for this price

Thank Lion S
Chicago, Illinois
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41 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2016

It is a tapas style sushi place, nice names of each sushi, the portion is so small, or hardly to see the real thing they used to make it. Won't come back,

Thank dee203
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2016 via mobile

Just great sushi. My go to place. I would recommend the kiss of fire and the green tea mochi for dessert is excellent. Definitely 5 stars.

Thank Kerry B
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2016

We dine here once or twice a month. The staff knows us very well and they remember what my kids eat even before we order. Do not let the outside look deceive you. The food is excellent, the service fast and courteous, and the price fair. Do give it a try.

Thank Lara L
Richland, Michigan
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79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2016

Simple Japanese in strip mall... Dinner night before family trip out of O Hare. Food was solid... Kids had udon and tempura... I had good spicy shrimp and California rolls and my husband had various sashimi. Wasn't crowded, service was friendly. Good spot.

1 Thank Noel G
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2015 via mobile

Nice eclectic sushi restaurant tucked away. Nice ambience inside and a wide selection of entrees on their menu. Staff was also very friendly. Sushi was great and prices were very reasonable. I had the Urban Heat signature roll. My husband had the Godzilla roll which were fried. Both tasted really good. We also got a free little appetizer and ice... More 

1 Thank Jennifer M
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2015

it's usually difficult to find a good sushi place in a chicago suburb, but we were lucky to find this place as a result of a restaurant.com dining coupon... it's situated in a strip mall with decent parking....upon early pm hours, we were able to get a booth table which provides nice privacy.... the waitress, who may also be the... More 

Thank jtat
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2015 via mobile

This place was amazing. Great price. Food was amazing. Don't let the outside fool you. This is a top notch dinner.

1 Thank Jason S
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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144 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2015 via mobile

Simple place, suburbs of Chicago, only two opinions at TripAdvisor (good, but just two). It was a surprise for the group of five of us. We ordered food to share and individual plates. I couldn't believe how beautiful the presentation, lots of care by sushi man. Very fresh seafood, fish and vegetables. Two days a week for lunch, $1 sushi... More 

1 Thank Andre D
Granger, Indiana
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186 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2015 via mobile

We were in town for the night and looked to Trip Advisor to find a restaurant near us. Oba looked good so we gave it a try. Good choice. It is a bit tricky to find if approaching from the south. The Good-Year next door has a much more prominent sign. The decor is modern Japanese and subdued. Interesting music... More 

Thank Steve D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Reservations, Waitstaff
Good for
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1285 Elmhurst Road, Des Plaines, IL 60018
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Des Plaines
  • Phone Number: +1 847-228-8810

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?