Street food is the great equalizer—no glamour required. Yakitori, when well-executed, is about the simple flavors of authentic street food. A hot grill provides intense flavors from seasonal proteins and vegetables, grilled to order over a chattering, hissing fire.
Beer, wine and sake selections compliment the fresh-grilled flavors. Craft cocktails, wines and spirits are chosen for customized meal pairings. Experiment and discover!
Owner/Executive Chef Matthias Merges
Matthias has spent most of two decades cooking and living in Chicago, most notably as the Executive Chef of Charlie Trotter’s for the past 14 years. Matthias has mentored some of the most talented and respected professionals in the restaurant industry.
Yusho’s environment was created by Rachel Crowl and Julie Fisher of fcSTUDIO. Rachel, Matthias’ wife and partner, is a practicing architect and has been working in the profession for more than 18 years, 12 as the co‐owner of fcSTUDIO.
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