Arami

Posted by on Aug 9, 2013 in everything, gluten free grubbing | 0 comments

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Chicago is known for a few things; deep dish pizza, hot dogs and wind…but not sushi.

That’s not to say that this city doesn’t churn out some amazing Japanese restaurants, and Arami happens to be one of them.

In my neurotic fashion I called ahead to confirm that they had tamari (aka GF soy sauce) and was told that not only did they have it, but they also had a gluten-free menu.

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Unfortunately they don’t have a copy of their gluten-free menu posted online. However, we did order a bunch of stuff so you can get an idea.

Including, but not limited to (I couldn’t grab photos of everything):

(GF) Brussels Sprouts squab sausage, pine nuts, pickled banana pepper, yuzu brown butter

(GF) Brussels Sprouts squab sausage, pine nuts, pickled banana pepper, yuzu brown butter

First time I’ve ever seen brussels sprouts at a sushi joint but needless to say – it was pretty damn good.

(GF) Sweet Shrimp Sushi

(GF) Sweet Shrimp Sushi

 

Heads served separately – no joke.

 

 

(GF) Gyu. beef strip, yuzu-kosho butter

(GF) Gyu. beef strip, yuzu-kosho butter

 

This I unfortunately could not eat:

HAMACHI TRUFFLE yellow tail, mushroom, truffle oil & SAKE GARLIC salmon, garlic, vinegar

HAMACHI TRUFFLE yellow tail, mushroom, truffle oil & SAKE GARLIC salmon, garlic, vinegar

They were brushed with soy sauce.

 

MAGURO KANI king crab wrapped with marinated tuna & ZUKE SAKE HOTATE spicy scallop wrapped with salmon

MAGURO KANI king crab wrapped with marinated tuna & ZUKE SAKE HOTATE spicy scallop wrapped with salmon

 

This was also not gluten-free and to make matters worse, I had to hear from the entire table, multiple times, how this was the best thing they ever ate.  Definitely a test on your willpower.

 

I was happy with my GF rolls:

(GF) KAMPACHI SAKEsalmon, jalapeno, cilantro, avocado, amber jack, rayu

(GF) KAMPACHI SAKE
salmon, jalapeno, cilantro, avocado, amber jack, rayu

 

and…

(GF) HAMACHI MAGURO EBIyellow tail, tuna, scallion, jalapeno, shrimp, spicy mayo

(GF) HAMACHI MAGURO EBI
yellow tail, tuna, scallion, jalapeno, shrimp, spicy mayo

 

Everything was delicious and highly recommended. They even had gluten-free soft shell crab (made with cornstarch, GF seaweed salad, miso soup & a bunch of other options.

 

View of bunch of other Arami food porn here.

 

Arami
@AramiChicago
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Rating: A
Pros: Gluten-free menu obvy, tamari and fresh/delicious fish
Cons: Annoying friends being obnoxious about how good the gluten-filled food is!

Arami on Urbanspoon

 

 

Arami: 1829 W Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60622 (312) 243-1535

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