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Northern Italian cuisine with a 200 bottle wine list.
Hyatt Place Chicago/Itasca
Contemporary decor with stylish furnishings including divided living and sleeping areas, two double plush Hyatt Grand Beds™, state-of-the-art media and work center with a 42" flat-panel high-definition television that easily integrates with laptops and other electronic devices, an over-sized Cozy Corner sofa-sleeper, wet/dry bar and bathroom vanity with granite counter tops. Enjoy complimentary hotel-wide WiFi and continental breakfast buffet.
Located in Skokie, just blocks from the Westfield Old Orchard Shopping Center, this hotel serves a complimentary hot buffet-style breakfast each morning. The 134 guest rooms are accessible via interior corridors and are outfitted with complimentary high speed Internet access. Guests can enjoy an indoor heated pool, a spa tub, a sauna and an exercise room.
Oregano's Corner Café
Oregano's serves Italian comfort food, using the same old country recipes passed down for over 100 years - one generation to the next. Only the freshest ingredients available are used, and of course, each dish is prepared the old fashioned way - from scratch order by order, so it does take just a little longer to serve you. Come hungry, enjoy, take home what you don't finish and leave happy!
We offer unique rolls and fabulous entrees. Our full bar offers a great selection of specialty beer, wine and sake, as well as our Asian-inspired martinis and cocktails. Catering and Private Party Room available for 75 people.
Located in historic Scoville Square, we're within walking distance of the Frank Lloyd Wright and Hemingway attractions. Our American Bistro menu features a variety of items including Bruschetta, Cedar Roasted Salmon, Bistro Burger, Chocolate Fondue, and our signature Alsatian Chicken Salad. A wide variety of wines, a full bar and a "classy, yet casual" aura makes us the perfect place to drop in for a meal, a brief afternoon indulgence, or a late night cappuccino and dessert.
Casual Chinese dining. Lunch buffet Tuesdays through Fridays. No MSG. Come visit our newly remodeled restaurant.
Holiday Inn Express and Suites - Waukegan
Elegant hotel with two bedroom suites, executive suites and jacuzzi featured rooms. Guests will enjoy the large heated indoor pool, 24-hour fitness center and an extended size breakfast room with a complimentary continental breakfast. Each room offers a microwave, refrigerator, free internet and HD TV with complimentary HBO. Conveniently close to Six Flags Great America, Great Lakes Naval Base and Gurnee Mills Outlet Mall. Business travelers looking for lodging will be pleased by our accommodations located near businesses including CDW, Abbott, Baxter, Akzo Nobel and HSBC and our business services which include three large meeting rooms, catering services, 24-hour business center and free high-speed wireless internet.
A newly opened Indian restaurant servicing delacies from all the regions throughout India. A lunch buffet is available in addition to ordering off the menu for dinner. A private dining room for 40 is also available.
Good food, good drinks, good company.
Belgian Chocolatier Piron
Gourmet Belgian style chocolates mad fresh on the premises. A Belgian-trained Master Chocolatier provides authentic recipes and uses only the finest and freshest ingredients. Only fresh cream and butter are used.
We are a flower & gift shop, garden center, landscape, nursery, patio and grill shop. We can landscape and decorate your home, your garden ... your life! Flower arrangements for any occasion.
Playing by different rules, the extended-stay traveler needs a hotel that understands their special needs. We provide you the amenities that make you feel at home.
Homewood Suites by Hilton Chicago/ Schaumburg
Schaumburg's premier all-suite hotel offers a Suite Alternative for the traveler who expects all the comforts of home at a great price-value. Ideal for corporate travel, relocation, and a leisure getaway with your family or friends. Features our complimentary Suite Start Breakfast daily, and our Welcome Home Reception Monday through Thursday each week from 5:00 to 7:00 PM.
There is a caring in people who cook that leads them out to the kitchen time and again. Those of us who "Love to Cook and Cook to Love" will find ourselves right at home at Penzeys Spices. Stop by for a visit soon.
Hampton Inn - Carol Stream
DuPage County, Chicago's Western Suburbs - Change can be a good thing! Enjoy our entirely upgraded hotel in 2012 featuring new guest rooms with internet ready flat screen TVs, new Perfect Mix lobby/breakfast area, and more. Nearby are lush golf courses and a variety of shopping and dining options.
Sheraton Chicago Northbrook
The Sheraton Chicago Northbrook’s 161 deluxe guests rooms offer ultra-comfortable Sheraton Sweet Sleeper Bed and an oversized bath. The hotel’s full service restaurant, Connections, serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Located in the upscale residential community of Northbrook, the hotel is within walking distance of many restaurants and shops.
Wool & Company
Wool and Company is a full service knitting and crochet store with an extensive gift selection. We spread our love of knitting in a fun, creative and informative way.
Harry's of Arlington
Harry's of Arlington is a local's favorite bar and restaurant. Located in downtown Arlington Heights it is where fun is had by all! Come on by with family and friends for dinner and one of our many drink options.
Super 8 Motel - Elgin
Begin at Super 8 Motel with free continental breakfast, and 24 hour coffee. Also enjoy free local calls and remote control TV with HBO, ESPN, CNN, Discovery and The Family Channel.
Our award-winning food and wine market offers extensive selections of hot and cold prepared food.
An Artisan Bread Bakery featuring a delicious variety of fresh-baked breads, buns and more. Breadsmith is open Tuesday through Sunday. Stop in and see what makes us the special choice of bread lovers!
Fireside Ale House
The Fireside Ale House is a family-owned and operated restaurant designed to offer guests an exceptional dining experience. By offering a menu of satisfying comfort foods prepared by an experienced kitchen, a beer and wine list numbering over 80 entries, and a congenial atmosphere, Fireside Ale House will be a favorite in the Western Suburbs for years to come.
Yue-Sun Japanese Steak House
From our hibachi fire show to our rotating sushi bar, Yue-Sun brings the excitement of Japanese cuisine to Illinois. Our specially trained chefs will dazzle and delight the entire family as your meal is tossed about and served to perfection. We have a vast variety of items on our menu, ranging from traditional to a few unique recipes of our own.
Courtyard by Marriott, Chicago Waukegan/Gurnee
This newly renovated, hotel located in the Fountain Square Plaza, is near the Great Lakes Naval Training Center, Abbott and Cardinal Health and minutes from Six Flags. Relax and get ready for the day in one of 137 spacious guest rooms or 12 suites. Enjoy high-speed Internet access, premium pay movies and free in-room coffee - plus an indoor heated pool and hot tub. Start the day at the Courtyard Café with a hot breakfast buffet or grab a snack from "The Market" which offers a variety of food and beverages 24/7. Use the business center to charge your phone, plug in a laptop or fax/print documents. The 1,284 sq ft of meeting space is available for small meetings and social events. Hotel offers shuttles to Navy Graduation.
Champps Americana- Lombard
Champps is a sports bar and grille, but a bit more elegant than the traditional sports bar. Come in and enjoy excellent food prepared just the way you like it or watch your favorite sports game on one of our plasma TVs.
Colonial Cafe - Crystal Lake
For over 100 years, Colonial Cafe and Ice Cream has been a family favorite restaurant - satisfying everyone's taste buds. All day, everyday our menu provides delicious options varying from eggceptional breakfasts, lunches, dinners, and ice cream!
Community Thrift Store
Blue Violet BodyworksSpa
Facials, manicures, pedicures, body polish, haircuts, massage and more.
Sporting goods retailer and team sales. Equipment and apparel for baseball, softball, soccer, football, basketball, and volleyball.
This sophisticated North Shore hotel is a Four Diamond Award winner and a recipient of the 2012 Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence Award. Located in the heart of downtown Evanston, The Hilton Orrington’s focus is on superior guest service, and its 269 guest rooms join contemporary style and historic elegance. Enjoy updated modern amenities, including complimentary wireless high speed internet in all the public spaced as well as a variety of dining and lounge options, including Globe Café and the Indigo Lounge.
Kabul House offers a taste of Afghan dishes that have existed in the history of Afghanistan for thousands of years. The restaurant emphasizes high quality Afghan food, as if prepared from the fingers of any Afghan mother. Extensive full-course menus include lamb, seafood, beef and chicken dishes as well as vegetarian specialties that include pumpkin, eggplant, spinach and other fresh vegetable options. The menu hosts a large variety of selections for vegetarians and meat lovers alike. The atmosphere provides patrons one of relaxing, invitingly warm and unforgettable experiences. Come and taste the vibrant combinations for yourself. Nosh-e jaan, or bon appetit in Dari.
Select consignment, antique store with items for home, garden and more.
St. Charles Jazz Weekend
Venues in St. Charles, Illinois will host jazz musicians eager to entertain you for four days. Enjoy as much jazz as possible by staying overnight at one of St. Charles' outstanding hotels. For a schedule of times, venues, and musicians, please visit the website http://www.stcjazzweekend.com.
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Chicago West
Centrally located off I-290 this newly built Holiday Inn Express & Suites features 135 beautifully designed guest rooms. The hotel offers complimentary full hot breakfast, High-speed, wired and wireless Internet access, 24-hour business center. Guests enjoy our outstanding in room amenities like microwave, mini refrigerators, flat panel HDTV and you can relax in our indoor pool and Jacuzzi or workout in our fitness center. Within walking distance from many restaurants & shops. We offer all our guest complimentary shuttle transportation to O'Hare Airport, CTA Blue Line, and all Oak Park businesses & attractions. Special discounts for groups, corporate, seniors and motor coach tour packages. 1,5000 square feet of flexible meeting space including full service catering and audio visual services.
Los Burritos Tapatios
Los Burritos Tapatios, located in Streamwood, has a variety of Mexican dishes and house specialities. They are open late for those after dinner cravings!
Marino's Pizzeria & Italian Cafe
Best known for its flavorful pizzas, homemade pasta, hand tossed salads, panini's, fresh chicken, sandwiches, expresso, cappucino, and in-store deli displays, Marino's Pizzeria & Italian Cafe features an open kitchen and casual, upscale dining area.
Courtyard by Marriott Glenview
The newly remodeled is located off I-294 and is 15 minutes from O'Hare International Airport. Courtyard Chicago Glenview puts you within easy reach of area businesses, local attractions and downtown Chicago. A complete hotel renovation unveils a "reinvented" Courtyard designed to meet all of your travel needs with 137 guest rooms and 12 suites, Free WI-FI Internet access, HD televisions and free in-room coffee. Heated indoor pool and whirlpool.
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites - Lake Zurich/Barrington
The brand new Holiday Inn Express is conveniently located off Hwy. 12 and State Route 22. In the heart of Lake County, visitors will find our hotel ideally situated to enjoy the many recreational activities of the area including Kemper Golf Course, Six Flags Great America, Deer Park Town Center Mall and Historic Long Grove. Guests will enjoy a complimentary expanded Smart Start breakfast, indoor pool, fitness center and 24-hour business center. All rooms are 100% smoke-free and equipped with wired and wireless internet, refrigerators and microwaves. An on-site 750 sq. ft. meeting room is also available.
The Black Orchid Boutique
The Black Orchid Boutique has fashionable apparel, jewelry and footwear for women.
Sheraton Suites Chicago - Elk Grove
All suites property on 12 acres. 255 two-room suites with Sheraton Sweet Sleeper beds and queen-size comfortable sleeper sofas. Free parking. 5600 square feet of function space, 8 function rooms, 1st floor contiguous access The Link@Sheraton free to over night guest internet access. Lobby lounge level. Indoor/Outdoor pools. Full workout facility. Massage/Spa treatment available. Exceptional restaurant and Lobby bar, "Junipers" with private dining for 40.
CITY:Elk Grove Village
Breakfast, salads, soups, pizza, beverages and more.
Barn of Barrington
Casual or intimate gourmet dining for lunch or dinner.
Dick Pond Athletics
Dick Pond Athletics is America's running shoe store specializing in footwear, clothing and accessories for runners, walkers and triathletes. Open daily. Across from Salerno's on the Fox Restaurant on Second Street (Rt. 31)
Holiday Inn Chicago Oak Brook
DuPage County, Chicago's Western Suburbs - 227 beautiful spacious guestrooms, executive suites, newly remodeled banquet & meeting space, fitness room, indoor pool, business center and Wi-fi, shuttle service, Bar Louie, room service available.
Windows Cafe, Oak Brook Hills Resort
DuPage County, Chicago’s Western Suburbs - Enjoy superb Chef-crafted cuisine, featuring Starbucks coffee, pastries, salads, sandwiches and cold beverages.
Holiday Inn North Shore
Located in Skokie, the Holiday Inn Chicago North Shore is just 12 miles from downtown Chicago. The 245 guest rooms include a microwave, coffeemaker and refrigerator and free morning paper. A fitness center, indoor pool and whirlpool are on-site, alone with Bar Louie, an outpost of the regional restaurant group.
First Street Plaza
Visit the many shops located in the new development along the river. There is a large parking garage adjacent for shoppers' convenience and 2 Visitor Information Centers.
Ted's Montana Grill
Featuring made-from-scratch dishes including certified Angus Beef bison, chicken and seafood. At Ted's Montana Grill, authentic is something you'll experience. It's also something you'll taste. No frozen pouches. No shortcuts. American favorites made 100% fresh, hand-prepared and served with pride.
Mago Grill and Cantina
A celebration of Mexico's heritage, Mago Grill & Cantina's original Mexican and Latin menu is comprised of authentic favorites of freshly smashed tableside guacamole, seafood ceviches, savory salsas, fresh salads, and main dishes of steak, chicken, pork and seafood including the chef's own Grandma Paula's family recipes.
Silver Lake Chinese Restaurant
Using only the freshest hand picked ingredients and highest quality spices, owner and executive chef Brian Eng aspires to share his family's restaurants with all. Through the means of dine-in, carry-out, delivery, catering, and now online ordering, Silver Lake offers authentic Chinese cuisine cooked to order to satisfy you!
UNO Pizzeria and Grill
UNO still makes their deep dish pizza fresh, from scratch every day. With the times, Uno® is adjusting its menu to how people want to live their lives. It will always be about amazing flavor and wonderful menus that have the right balance between indulgent treats and delicious and nutritious choices. Every guest can enjoy Uno® in a way that fits their mood and lifestyle.
Best Western - St. Charles
52 guest rooms, extended stay available. Amenities: business center, fitness center, outdoor heated pool. Complimentary full hot breakfast. Free wi-fi. Winner of Trip Advisor's Certificate of Excellence.
King's Mill Refinishing
Beautiful hand-rubbed finishes, brass & metal polishing & repair, hand painting & stenciling, gold leafing, hand carving, woven cane, Rush splint & wicker, upholstery & slip covers, and hand-tied Oriental rugs.
Miller's 50's Style Drive-In
Original 50's style drive-in restaurant with car hops serving frosted mugs of Homemade Root Beer, Root Beer Floats, Coney Dogs & Texasburgers on a tray at your car or enjoy our picnic area. We feature summer Classic Car Cruise-Ins every Saturday. Check ou
Homewood Suites by Hilton Schaumburg
Schaumburg's premier all-suite hotel offers a Suite Alternative for the traveler who expects all the comforts of home at a great price-value. Ideal for corporate travel, relocation and a leisure getaway with your family or friends.
Papaspiros Greek Cuisine
Located in the heart of Oak Park. Specializing in traditional and contemporary Greek cuisine, this friendly restaurant brings the spirit of the Greek Countryside to Oak Park's Lake Street. From the stone floors to the ceiling, Papaspiros lends "Old World" beautiful ambiance to any event. Choose from appetizer portions to family style Mediterranean feasts! Full service bar, delivery and catering. You'll love the stylish show of flaming dishes served tableside! Voted #1 Restaurant!
Hyatt Place Hotel Chicago - Lombard/Oak Brook
DuPage County, Chicago’s Western Suburbs - Intimate coffee/wine cafe, freshly prepared menu items available 24hrs, high definition plasma flat screen TVs with plug & play technology, Hyatt Grand beds, heated indoor pool & fitness room. Close to many restaurants, shopping, and major hwys.
Inn at Water's Edge
DuPage County, Chicago's Western Suburbs - Guests will discover the comforts of a world-class boutique hotel in this six-room operation on the College of DuPage campus. The Inn's eco-friendly design includes French doors overlooking a lavishly manicured landscape and floor-to-ceiling windows.
The Spice House
Family owned since 1957, The Spice House's philosophy is to offer the highest quality spices, herbs, and seasonings at far below grocery store prices. Featuring hand-blended ethnic Chicago neighborhood seasonings.
Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites
A five star hotel located about 20 minutes from O'Hare Airport and 40 minutes from downtown Chicago. Joseph's Lounge and Bennigans Restaurant located within the facility.
This bistro is at the top of many critics favorites list. Bon Appetit magazine calls Jacky's "The best new casual restaurant in Chicago".
An upscale resale boutique that offers designer women's clothing and accessories on consignment for a fraction of their original cost.
Japanese Hibachi style cooking - a chef prepares for at your table. Steak, chicken, shrimp, scallops & lobstertail.
Staybridge Suites Chicago/Oakbrook Terrace
The preferred, upscale all-suite hotel in the Oak Brook area! Free bountiful hot breakfast buffet daily. Free light dinner entrée Tuesday thru Thursday evenings with free beer, wine and sodas. Free internet access throughout hotel. Free local shuttle.
Country Inn & Suites by Carlson - O'Hare/Northwest
Looking for great hotel rooms near Chicago O'Hare Airport? Our Country Inn & Suites hotel in Mt. Prospect, IL, features 94 spacious guest rooms and suites decorated in cozy, country-style décor and equipped with all the comforts of home. Our guest rooms and suites are designed with your comfort and convenience in mind, so come and relax at the Country Inn & Suites.
Nick's Pizza & Pub
Toss the shells of our complimentary peanuts on the ground while enjoying our fabulous pizza and sandwiches. Perfect for families!
East of the Tracks
East of the Tracks offers an eclectic and ever-changing mix of antique and vintage furnishings, circa 1800s to 1940s. We feature a finely curated collection of furniture, lighting, art and mirrors. Stop by and be surprised-you never know what you will find!
Stir Crazy Fresh Asian Grill
Savor freshly prepared Asian dishes featuring the bold and delicious flavors of Chinese, Japanese, Thai and Vietnamese food. The highly-acclaimed menu offers more than 50 dishes ranging from traditional Chinese favorites to innovative specialties from across Asia. Features over 35 great wines by the glass or bottle.
Edwardo's Natural Pizza
Home of the award-winning stuffed pizzas, Edwardo's uses fresh ingredients, crunchy crusts and zesty tomato sauce.
On the Border Mexican Grill
Great Mexican cuisine.
Noodles & Company - Crystal Lake
Inspired by dishes from around the world, our Chef has prepared a menu of fresh cuisine, sautéed and grilled. Through fresh preparation of the finest ingredients we give you dishes you'll love eating as much as we love making.
Open daily. A shop of home furnishings.
Erik's Deli & Catering
Quality food & service for the last 28 years in the heart of Oak Park. Enjoy our great family-friendly atmosphere. Known for our famous signature homemade chips that taste great alone or with our sandwiches, freshly baked paninis & wraps. Largest salad bar in Oak Park. Breakfast served Sat. & Sun. Full service catering available.
Comfort Inn and Suites - Hoffman Estates
Newly renovated hotel featuring wireless high speed internet access and complimentary breakfast. Meeting space to accommodate 30 people.
Trellis Farm & Garden
Your local Purina Feed Dealership offering the best in equine, small animal and wild bird needs. The new face of feed, seed and urban gardening.
Caribbean setting with the view of Schaumburg airport. Great steaks, chicken, seafood, and pasta. Daily specials. Great for groups - banquet facility up to 60 people.
You want a better burger? Than build it yourself at Prime BurgerHouse. Choose from a variety of toppings that range from the traditional to the exotic. Feel like something more intoxicating? Try one of Prime's sexy signature cocktails or specialty beers.
Grand Victoria Casino souvenirs, unique gifts, clothing and jewelry.
Extended Stay America - Chicago - Lombard - Oak Brook
DuPage County, Chicago's Western Suburbs - Welcome to Extended Stay America Lombard-Oak Brook. Our hotel is designed especially for longer stays. Our studio suite rooms each feature a fully-equipped kitchen and other amenities you won't find in a typical hotel.
Oak Park Arms Retirement Community
The Oak Park Arms, a luxury hotel originally built in 1922, has a beautifully appointed ballroom and additional spaces available for special events. Residents choose from spacious apartments or single rooms. Independent, Assisted living, and short-term stay services are available. Our social life includes dances, performances, exercise, art, clubs and much more. Some events are open to the public. Our comfortable and convenient facility has been a retirement community for 30 years.
Serving great Mexican food.
Stay Inn Chicago Lombard
128 comfortable guest rooms. Complimentary hot breakfast buffet, free wireless high speed internet, pillow top mattresses in every room, iron/ironing boards, in-room coffee and more! Two meeting rooms accommodating up to 25 people each.
La Quinta Inn Chicago/Oakbrook Terrace
DuPage County, Chicago’s Western Suburbs - 150 gold-medal rooms with 25" TV, in-room coffee, iron/ironing board, voicemail, dataport phones, complimentary continental breakfast, and on-site workout room.
Hampton Inn - Mount Prospect
Check-in and park your vehicle in our private underground garage. Refresh in one of our 120 guest rooms and suites. Each room is equipped with comfortable king- or queen-sized beds, free high-speed internet access and a 37-inch flat-screen television with a premium movie channel. Plan tomorrow’s activities while reclining on your bed using our convenient lap desk or at the built-in work desk. Upgrade to a Studio Suite for options such as a walk-out balcony, sofa bed, wet bar, microwave oven and mini-refrigerator. Enjoy the comforts of home and friendly service at our Mt. Prospect, IL hotel.
Hlavacek Florist of Glenview
Full service flower and gift shop with an excellent reputation and creative professionals. Extensive offerings including beautiful fresh floral arrangements, long stem premium roses, orchids, green and blooming plants, fruit and gift baskets. Gift Certificates available. Reader's Choice Winner (Best Florist) at Patch.com in April 2012.
International House of Pancakes - Skokie
Enjoy breakfast, lunch or dinner anytime!
A traditional diner complete with a twist. Home-cooked foods and burgers, all set within the visually stimulating backdrop of art and ephemera for an eclectic diner experience.
Barnelli's Pasta Bowl
Come to Barnelli's where secret family recipes and the freshest ingredients combine to bring you the best homestyle Italian cooking. Including favorites such as gourmet salads, award winning ribs, homemade pasta dishes, great sandwiches, and much more.
Barclay's American Grille
Newly opened in November, 2009, Barclay's American Grille, serves classic American cuisine "with a twist". Signature burgers, BBQ ribs, fresh seafood and an array of steaks and chops are prepared on our wood burning grill and served with our amazing homemade sauces and creative toppings. Barclay's offers a relaxed, casual dining experience with exceptional food and service and is the perfect gathering place for friends and families.
Motel 6 O'Hare Airport
Limited service hotel located adjacent to O'Hare Airport with 24 hour complimentary shuttle van service, wireless internet, extended continental breakfast, fitness room and guest laundry. Rooms: 107, Suites: 8
CITY:Elk Grove Village
Elk Grove Hotel
Full service hotel with 165 rooms and suites. Located 5 miles from O'Hare Airport, we offer free airport transportation. We also have a great indoor pool for your enjoyment. Our staff is committed to making your stay comfortable and enjoyable.
CITY:Elk Grove Village
Davis Street Fish Market.
Since 1985, Davis Street Fishmaket has been bringing Midwesterners to the shores of the East and West Coasts and firing up the taste buds with full throttle flavors of New Orleans. Fresh fish and shellfish flown in daily from all three coasts.
Great Harvest Bread
When was the last time you visited a bread store that made everything from scratch? It's the ultimate experience! Owner, Dave Schaps, and his crew start by milling wheat fresh every day at 4 a.m. and baking it into big, beautifully designed loaves. The handmade bread making process allows you to get the best tasting bread on earth. Most of the basic breads are guaranteed fresh for 7-10 days. Specializing in whole-wheat, handcrafted breads made from scratch. There are delicious sweets and treats made fresh daily.
An auténtico Mexican taqueria and cantina with rustic, art filled decor. Located in Downtown Evanston only steps from Pace/Metra/CTA Purple lines. Eat Tacos-Drink Tequila, Buen Provecho!
Whether you seek familiar sushi preparations, traditional Japanese cooking or unique and innovative contemporary cuisine that blends Asian and Western cooking styles, their seasonal cuisine, comfortable décor and knowledgeable service will provide you and your guests a dining experience that is both entirely satisfying and highly memorable. Come experience the creativity of urban Japanese cuisine in a soothing ambience by the day and upbeat atmosphere by night. Although sushi is their forte, there are plenty of cooked entrees and appetizers from the kitchen.