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Chicago is a hot dining destination, so be sure to make your reservations early if you want to experience some of the best restaurants while attending this year's NRA Show. Some of the country's best chefs and operators have opened buzzed-about new spots in the Windy City. This week, Restaurant Hospitality takes a look at 12 of the most notable.
116 W. Hubbard St.
Takashi Yagihasi of the refined Takashi restaurant goes casual at his new Tokyo-style tapas and noodle bar. Wide-ranging noodles dishes include rice noodles with napa cabbage, black tiger shrimp and cilantro, as well as whole wheat egg noodles with miso, ground pork and spicy homemade sausage. This thoroughly modern and lively spot also features sashimi, steamed dumplings, many grilled items from the bincho grill, French and Asian desserts and, of course, sakes, straight or in cocktails, and a full bar.