The Omakase Room at Sushi-san is a ten-seat, 18-course omakase restaurant in Chicago’s River North. Led by Master Sushi Chef Kaze Chan, The Omakase Room offers world-class cuisine coupled with one of Chicago’s largest Japanese whisky and sake programs.
Kaze Chan Master Sushi Chef & Partner
A descendant of Vietnamese and Chinese heritage, Master Sushi Chef Kaze Chan has influenced Japanese cuisine across Chicago for nearly 30 years. Under the mentorship of Japanese Sushi Master, Shozu Iwamoto, Kaze-san began his formal training at the age of 20 in Boston, MA. Combining traditional Japanese techniques with his international heritage, Chan's cuisine has garnered high praise, including awards from Travel + Leisure and the Michelin Guide.
Shigeru Kitano Master Sushi Chef
Born in Sapporo, Japan, Master Sushi Chef Shigeru Kitano came to the craft of sushi by following his childhood dreams. Prior to joining the team at Sushi-san, Kitano trained under five Master Sushi Chefs in Japan and worked at some of the most regarded sushi restaurants in Chicago. He works alongside Master Sushi Chef Kaze to create sushi that respects tradition while incorporating new ingredients.
Michael Graffeo Chef de Cuisine
The newest member of The Omakase Room at Sushi-san. He trained in Chicago at Momotaro, Mako, and Sushi Suite 202, mastering traditional sushi techniques under mentor Master Chef Shigeru Kitano. Raised in California and Florida within a military family, his natural discipline and unwavering commitment to perfecting his craft seamlessly align with the demands of life as a sushi chef.
Through a direct partnership with the Yamasaki family at the Toyosu Fish Market, The Omakase Room at Sushi-san receives daily deliveries of the best ingredients in the world, with a focus on wild line-caught fish.
From the design of the space and playlist, to the interactions between our master chefs and each guest, our intention is to break down the formality that usually accompanies the omakase style of dining. Our menu and service pay homage to the spirit of Japanese omakase without being bound by its tradition.