Bus: 9, 74(773) 880-8012 mackusushi.com41.922431 -87.665343 2239 N Clybourn Ave (between Webster and Greenview Aves) Lincoln Park, Chicago
DinnerAverage main course: $15
Macku Chan’s Japanese offerings are anything but standard. Look closely and you’ll find that the tempura whitefish is stuffed with shrimp and basil and the panko-breaded cod is sauced with chocolate miso and topped with razor-thin slices of strawberry. Interesting concoctions continue even through dessert, with the typical mochi swapped out for asparagus pudding drowned in fresh strawberry sauce. Macku’s creativity changes with the seasons, but you can always count on something equally intriguing.