Try it Tuesday-Chicago #65


The place: Boka

The eats:
Raw tasting(*):
*Oyster, seaweed sals, passionfruit oyster liquor
*Kingfish, daikon, tahini, dashi gel, umeboshi, katsuobushi, hearts of palm-wasabi puree
*Yellowfin tuna sashimi, chermoula, mojo yuca, tuna tiradito, trout roe, dosakai, white soy
*Tangerine marinated snapper carpaccio, sunchoke chips, huiki, pickled radish, tangerine ice
Lucknow dusted quail, mizuna gnocchi, quail egg, black trumpet mushrooms, blood orange, sunchoke puree
Monkfish, housemade chorizo, crispy pigtail, english pea puree, lichens, breakfast radish, popcorn chutes
Mac "n" cheese + edamame

The review: We are really knocking places off our list. Boka has been on there for quite some time, as it is from the Boka Group who also has Girl & the Goat, Little Goat, GT Fish & Oyster (some of our favorite restaurants) + more. I hate to say it, but... we were really disappointed. We tried many dishes and were not blown away by any of them. Coming from a person who doesn't really like mac... that was my favorite dish we had! We both left feeling very underwhelmed and a little sick. Very bummed, but keeps our favorites list a tad shorter!