Raku Sushi. Generally, I'm not a fan unauthentic Japanese restaurants. If I want Chinese food, I go to a Chinese restaurant or if I want Korean food, I go to a Korean restaurant. I just like my food authentic.
I've spent over 10 years in Japan and can spot an unauthentic Japanese restaurant right away. Usually, it's in the name of the restaurant. A restaurant name including a major Japanese city such as Tokyo, Kobe or Osaka is a dead giveaway of unauthenticness as well as inclusion of American-known Japanese words such as samurai, shogun or ichiban. Next, if the menu doesn't have Japanese on it, it's not authentic.
The truth is, most American people can't tell unauthentic Japanese restaurants from authentic ones and really don't care either. Business-wise, Japanese food is much more profitable than Chinese or Korean food so Chinese and Korean owners go for the money. Most Japanese restaurants in the U.S. are not owned or run by Japanese people.
When I saw Raku Sushi's "Dim Sum" (Chinese tapas) sign, I knew it was Chinese owners. Japanese restaurants do not serve dim sum. However on the night we ate at Raku Sushi, we felt like dim sum as well as sushi, so Raku was a perfect choice. A little background on my family, I am Cantonese Chinese-American and my wife is Japanese so Raku would be a perfect choice for us.
You can tell from the outside of Raku's building and its interior that the building used to house a Baker's Square. The interior is pleasantly decorated and clean.
Finally, the service people were very attentive and the owner is a nice guy too. Raku is not the cheapest of places and our dinner including tip was around 75 dollars. But in this case, we got what we paid for. I'll definitely come back for a special occasion.
If you have a craving for good dim sum AND sushi, I highly recommend Raku Sushi in Naperville. I give it five har gows out of five har gows. Thanks for the read, and hope your Mother's Day went well if you are a mom and reading this.