We're so excited for fellow River North business and Hair Loft clients Gene and Victoria for winning the the Jean Banchet Award of Culinary Excellence for the Best Neighborhood Restaurant at Sumi Robata Bar located at Wells and Huron.
Sumi Robata Bar is an authentic Japanese Robatayaki that takes pride on being natural, focused and creative. Sumi, derives from the Japanese word for charcoal, which focuses on the tradition and skill of Robata grilling. This ancient culinary technique was originated by Japanese fisherman, who were the first to utilize the communal hearth known as an irori.
Not only is Chef Gene and the team at Sumi extremely talented, but they are humble and some of the nicest people you'll meet. We can't recommend the food and dining experience enough.
(Get there early to check out the "hidden" Charcol Bar."