Subway: Blue to Logan Square(773) 904-8558 yusho-chicago.com41.933595 -87.707112 2853 N Kedzie Ave (between Diversey Ave and George St) Logan Square, Chicago
Lunch (Sun), dinnerAverage small plate: $8
Matthias Merges left his post as Charlie Trotter’s executive chef to open this casual, late-night yakitori-and-cocktails joint. The room has an energetic design that makes you want to drink, which isn’t a problem with cocktails this superb. Still, save some room for the Japanese-inspired food: juicy chicken wings, thinly sliced beef tongue, sumptuous tofu, beautiful mushrooms topped with a poached egg. Dishes rotate, but never disappoint.