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 choice though, kind of Sirius Hits 1 without the yammering DJs.
We ordered the Sunset California, Dragon, and Spider rolls. We also had mackeral, tuna and eel ngiri. Our daughter had the shrimp bento box. All of the sushi was fresh and excellent. The portions were generous. The bento box was huge, be sure to come with an appetite! Our server was Dan. He was attentive but not overbearing. Complimentary fried tofu amuse buche started the meal and a tablespoon sized scoop of good vanilla finished the meal. Nice touches.
Overall, dinner was excellent, the staff was friendly and helpful and it was a good value. Bill was $120 including tip, our order above and 2 large Sapporo beers.
Be sure to go if you are in Des Plaines.
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