Chicago, US

50Best Accolades
  • No.19 North America's 50 Best Bars 2024
  • No.25 The World'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 dining room, Japanese ingredients are showcased in the drinks as well as the compact selection of small plates. 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. And since Momose is known for her pioneering work in creating alcohol-free drinks (she dubs them ‘spiritfrees’), there is always a progressive option for the non-tipplers at the bar. Reservations can be made for the main dining room; bar seats are first come first served.

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630 W Lake St, Fulton River District, Chicago, Illinois, IL 60661