Katana is a sceney Japanese restaurant in River North. The space is massive, with tall ceilings, huge booths, and tons of private dining areas designed for parties and corporate get-togethers. The whole space feels like a gigantic hotel lobby, and the huge amount of tourists it attracts only adds to this feeling. Their menu has an assortment of hot and cold Japanese dishes, a robata section, and sushi. Everything is fine, but nothing really stands out as interesting or inventive. We can’t really think of a reason to come here unless you’re hosting a huge corporate get-together. It’s expensive and just not that interesting
Katana is permanently closed.
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