- No.25 The World's 50 Best Bars 2022
- No.5 North America's 50 Best Bars 2022
The place to be at this Japanese-inspired venue is in one of the eight seats at the bar, enjoying the sophisticated cocktails of creative director Julia Momose. At the bar or at one of the few tables in the minimalist omakase-style dining room, Japanese ingredients are showcased in the drinks as well as the compact selection of small plates. There’s a small outdoor area, The Garden, as well as an intimate space in the basement entitled Kikko, with ten seats at a counter. In addition to the cocktails, Kumiko specialises in sake, with some inspired food-pairing suggestions to accompany these, and a collection of bottles to take home too.
630 W Lake St, Fulton River District, Chicago, Illinois, IL 60661