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Gaijin

Gaijin by Chef Paul Virant is Chicago’s first and only dedicated okonomiyaki and kakigori restaurant.



Gaijin Happy Hour

Mon – Thur, 4:00pm – 6:00pm

Drinks

$5-$7 Cocktails (see detailed menu)
$7 Select Wines
$5 Gaijin Lager

Eats

$4-$10 Eats (see detailed menu)

Last Updated on October 1, 2023 by HHRevolution

FAQs

Q What is Gaijin?

Gaijin by Chef Paul Virant is Chicago’s first okonomiyaki restaurant, offering both Hiroshima and Osaka styles of the savory Japanese pancake.
A self-described gaijin, or “outsider” in Japanese, Virant playfully embraces this perspective and honors traditional preparations and techniques, as well as his well-known passion for pickling and preserving.

Designed to deliver a lively and interactive culinary experience, the 60-seat space is anchored by a custom 12-foot griddle and chef’s counter and offers individual Hiroshima teppan griddles for table service.

The dessert menu features kakigori, a shaved ice dessert, along with mochi donuts and other Japanese-inspired treats.

The bar program showcases highballs and a focused selection of beer – including a Moody Tongue-Gaijin collaboration house lager, sake, Japanese whisky, and wine.

Q Where is Gaijin?

West Loop/Fulton Market (Chicago)

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