"Yoshi's colorful and tempting dishes are as eye-appealing as a Dutch still life.” - Gourmet Magazine
"Top 10% of rated restaurants.” - The Chicago Reader
"Seafood is a specialty here. Yoshi Katsumura used to own a wholesale seafood business, and still knows the business well enough to have fish on his menu not found elsewhere. Grilled Japanese yellowtail with miso impressed with its natural sweetness. Halibut with a classic French Dugléré sauce (fumet-based cream sauce with fresh tomatoes) was even better.” - Wine Spectator
"Still ‘a favorite' after 20 years in its Lakeview locale, this French-Asian ‘fusion-accented bistro' ‘continues' to be ‘a perfect blend of East and West'; ‘inventive' chef Yoshi Katsumura's ‘innovative preparations' (regulars ‘love the tofu steak' with brie and basil) and ‘delectable desserts' like ‘great chocolate espresso crème brûlée' are ‘served with flair' by a ‘gracious' staff in a ‘homey' and ‘comfortable,' if ‘not elegant,' setting.” - Zagat Survey
"Yoshi's Café gives new meaning to the word ‘eclectic.' On a typical evening, chef/owner Yoshi Katsumura does everything from grilled tofu with a sweet soy/ginger sauce to hamachi (yellowtail) tartare with guacamole and sirloin steak au poivre. The mix works extremely well.” - Barbra Revsine, epicurious.com
Yoshi Katsumura is "going stronger than ever - offering possibly the best price-to-quality menu in town.” - Don Rose, Chicago's Restaurant Guide, diningchicago.com
"One of Chicago
Longtime destination for French-Japanese fusion cuisine in an elegant, white-tablecloth setting.