Projects | Yusho

Walk into Yusho in Chicago’s uber-hip Logan Square neighborhood and you’re immediately surrounded by the sounds of shaking cocktails and the smells of the binchotan grill wafting through the air.

“Diners show up in droves for a mashup of Japanese treats, finished with big flavor. Start with steamed buns or crispy chicken bits before lingering over the “Logan Poser Ramen” showcasing thick, al dente strands in spicy tonkotsu broth. A poached hen egg and crispy pig’s tail croquette take it over the top. Vegetarians may delight in pickled gobo root salad mingled with Asian pear, black plum slices and silky tofu-tobanjan dressing.”
— Michelin Guide

We’ve been serving up the freshest ingredients from the land and sea, all prepared over a hot binchotan grill, since 2011. Inspired by Japanese street food, our menu is a whimsical combination of grilled local meats and fresh seafood, delicious grilled veggies from our own urban farm, Planted, steam buns and ramen.

Our award-winning bar features a large selection of Japanese whisky, local and Japanese craft beers, a huge selection of craft cocktails, sake and wine. Everything from our bitters to our syrups are made in-house by our bartenders and our ever-changing cocktail menu offers both old classics and many of our own creations .

Events & Catering
Yusho has hosted everything from rehearsal dinners, to art openings and whisky tastings. It would be our pleasure to welcome your group. We also provide off-site catering orders to parties of almost any size and cater everything from office lunches to summer picnics.


FOLKART MANAGEMENT is a craft-driven hospitality group led by Chef Matthias Merges, focused on operational excellence, state of the art design and a deep-seated commitment to locally sourced ingredients.

2545 W Diversey Ave.   |   Chicago, IL 60647