Kamehachi - Old Town, Chicago
Updated July 2, 2017Kamehachi, or ‘Eight Turtles,’ is a sushi-focused Japanese restaurant and lounge in Old Town. Both turtles and the number 8 are considered good luck and signs of long life in Japan. Bevvers can wash down their sushi with sake, beer, cocktails, tea, and a full bar of options.
Comedy and TheaterKamehachi hosts comedy shows from time to time, and Batsu performances every Thursday and Friday night at 8pm. In a Batsu show, four ‘warriors’ compete to avoid punishment in a game-show-meets-comedy performance. The warriors in the Kamehachi show are from comedy group Face Off Unlimited, and audience participation is also involved. According to Third Coast Review, “It was the most mildly perverse, alcohol fueled, comically salacious fun one could hope for.”
A pretty inventive date and very hilarious evening. Everyone should go see Batsu! Chicago. I'm not even really sure how to explain it but if Improv and Parodies and Japanese Game Shows could have babies together, this would be it. I'm kind of surprised they haven't managed to use slingshots and/or water balloons yet (you'll understand when you see the show) and I'm not one to play favorites but @natemount and Tyler cracked me the eff up all night. Thanks for a great time #faceoffunlimited we had so much fun and so many giggles. #chicagonights #fridaynight #312 #oldtown #improv #comedy gold
If you’re hungering for sushi knowledge, check out Kamehachi’s sushi making classes:
And on the way out, snap a pic with this gentle giant: