YŪGEN REPRESENTS AN EVOCATIVE
CONCEPT IN THE JAPANESE LANGUAGE,
"THE POWER TO CONJURE INDESCRIBABLE APPRECIATION FOR THE SIMPLICITY OF BEAUTY."
YŪGEN EXECUTIVE CHEF
This fall, an impressive women-led team will bring Yūgen—a modern-fine dining experience—to Chicago’s premier dining district at 652 W. Randolph St. Helmed by Executive Chef Mari Katsumura, the restaurant will feature contemporary Japanese cuisine in a striking, reimagined space.
Joining Katsumura in the kitchen is rising pastry star Jeanine Lamadieu, coming to Yūgen after working at the world renowned Le Bernadin (New York) and the Michelin-rated Smyth + The Loyalist (Chicago). As Pastry Chef, Lamadieu will collaborate closely with Katsumura to present a dessert menu that captures the restaurant’s contemporary Japanese vision.
Also integral to the team is a fresh face in hospitality: General Manager and fellow female powerhouse Morgan Olszewski. Olszewski contributes to Yūgen’s creative vision and leads the restaurant’s day-to-day business operations. The daughter of financial investor and Co-Owner Michael Olszewski, she carries an MBA from Loyola University of Chicago and brings versatile experience in micro-enterprise consulting, business statistics analysis and management.
MAKE A RESERVATION
YŪGEN WELCOMES YOU
We would be honored to have you experience an evening dining with us.
Please make your reservation to secure your place at our table.
We look forward to having you.
KAISHO IS A SEPARATE DINING SPACE
AND REQUIRES NO RESERVATION.
WALK INS ONLY.
ANY PARTIES OVER 5 WILL HAVE AN AUTO GRATUITY OF 20%. ADDITIONAL IS WELCOME BUT A MINIMUM OF 20% WILL BE ADDED TO ALL BILLS.
Yūgen is to be part of a certain magic evoked by poised equilibrium of excellent cuisine, inspiring design and unforgettable hospitality.
Experienced, warm hospitality will abound. Yūgen is to be guided through the dining experience with a touch that is at once knowledgeable and gracious.
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