Sushi in the Suburbs: Kinta Sushi

| May 6, 2009 | 1 Comment


There are many great things about living in the suburbs. Bigger living spaces, plentiful parking, and indoor malls just to name a few. But one of the many advantages of being in the city is all the fantastic restaurants. In the city, one can find just about any style of food any time of the day or night. But thanks to Kinta Sushi, us suburbanites can have a little taste of city life without the parking meters.

Kinta Sushi is this tiny little Japanese restaurant in a strip mall in Carol Stream (in the western suburbs). From the outside, it looks like nothing special. But as soon as you walk in, the great atmosphere and friendly staff make you feel welcome and hungry. It is a bit small, with just 4-5booths and 4-5tables and then some stools at the sushi bar. The decor is like hip Asian-chic with a little splash of traditional thrown in for good measure. Very cute!! The perfect date restaurant or girls’ night out.

Most importantly, the food is fantastic! The portions are large, but the prices are not. We got California Rolls and Miami Rolls and Ginger Chicken Rolls and Edamame. It was all amazing. Seriously some of the best food, not just the best sushi, I have ever had. They brought out some sort of broth and tofu soup as an appetizer. And even though I am not a fan of tofu, it was really yum. Our total bill was around $35 for generous portions of all the food you see above. Can you beat that, city sushi restaurant?

The staff was attentive but not pushy. The place had a steady stream of people for both eat in and carry out for the entire 2hours that we sat there. And although the atmosphere was great, the pull to get back there is to have the taste of that Ginger Chicken back on my tongue. It is like one of the best kept secrets in all the western suburbs.
So if you get that urge for good Japanese food with quiet ambiance but you don’t want to fight for street parking, Kinta Sushi is your best bet.


Kinta Sushi Japanese Restaurant and Contemporary Sushi
Carry out/Catering
Lunch: Mon-Fri 11:30 – 2:30
Dinner: Mon-Thu 4:30-9:30
Fri-Sat 4:30-10:00
Closed Sunday

135 Hiawatha Dr.
Carol Stream. IL 60188
Tel (630)-260-9557

Photo Credit: Oh, Sushi Heaven

This is an original Chicagonista article.

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Farrah Brown is a part-time nurse and full-time babywearing mom who is always on the lookout for those "hidden gems" in the western suburbs. She can also be found blogging at BabyLove Slings and ChicagoMomsBlog and her newest project, DupageMamas. Oh, and check out her beautiful handmade slings at

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  1. Mr. Tom says:

    This is a hidden gem of a sushi place. I like the Sake Don (salmon sashimi) and 2 containers of spicy mayonnaise. It is absolutely perfect every time. I have even converted non sushi eating friends with this dish. Compare this place to your favorite place and see for yourself. I have tried every sushi place within 10 miles and this is still my favorite.

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