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Shell Game

Kabocha restaurant offers an artistic take on the seafood tower

Author Claire Oliver


Just when you thought there was no way to improve on the tiered tower of shellfish, here comes the recently opened Kabocha in Chicago’s West Loop—just in time for the months to end in “r” again. This new brasserie presents its lobster, prawns, scallops, oysters and crab on a bed of seaweed and edible squid ink “coral”—a display that comes off as an aquarium still life. It’s so pretty you may not even want to dig in.

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