Kamehachi means “eight turtles” in Japanese. The turtle and the number eight both symbolize long life and good luck in Japan.

For more than 40 years, Kamehachi has been perfecting the art of making sushi. And today, the values and traditions established at Chicago’s First Sushi Restaurant are as strong as ever. Made with the highest quality ingredients and meticulously crafted, Kamehachi has earned its reputation as the premier Japanese restaurant in the Chicago-land area.

Over the years, Kamehachi has grown and expanded its delectable menu as well as its city and suburban locations. Grilled seafood, steaks, salads and a variety of new maki and sashimi offerings are sure to please sushi aficionados as well as those who prefer more traditional cooked fare.

Kamehachi came to the States from Japan through distant relatives who once owned restaurants in New York City. In 1967, Mrs. Marion Konishi opened Kamehachi in its famous Old Town spot across from Second City, where many locals and celebrities had their first sushi experiences. Kamehachi’s current owners, Sharon Perazzoli and Giulia Sindler (Marion’s daughter and granddaughter), have since grown the family-owned business with locations in Old Town, Northbrook, and the Loop (Chicago).

We invite you to experience the unique flavors, textures and artistry of the Japanese cuisine and look forward to providing a great Japanese dining experience for many more generations to come.