French & Asian Cuisine

with a focus on seasonally inspired dishes and fresh ingredients.

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Catering Services


For events held in our restaurant and lounge, guests may choose from either our in- house menu (depending on party size), or our specialized catering menu. Forty stories above our dining room is our building's crown of event spaces known as The Library. Guests get amazing views of Chicago's famed skyline as well as an opportunity to add a sense of exclusive seclusion to your event. Whether you are ordering from our selection of delectable bites on the catering menu or a customized plated dining experience, this space adds an air of sophistication in elegance to any party. For more details & reservations please contact Marissa, our Event Manager marissa@ara-on.com. Below download our Catering menu:

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Gallery


Happy Hour Bar


Between 4-6pm

Bites

Chicken Wings - gonchujang, green onions, sesame seeds - $10

Beef or veggie gyoza -house sauce

Beef short ribs sliders -pickels, onion marmalade, chaddar chees - $10

Edamame - togarashi, sea salt - $5

Truffle Fries - Parmesan cheese, fresh herbs - $8

Togarashi Flat bread - seasonal dip - $10

Domestic Beers - $4

Miller Lite

Bud / BudLight

Coors Lite

Domestic Beers - $4

Imported Beers - $5

Heneken

Corona

Stella

Amstel Light

Blue Moon

Sake

Hot Sake - Small Carafe (8oz) - $10

Hot Sake - Large Carate (14oz) - $15

Cold Sake - Small Carafe (9oz) - $10

Cold Sake - Large Carafe (9oz) - $15

Cocktails

Vodka - $5

Bourbon/Whiskey - $6

Lycheetini - $7

Saketini - $7

From Our Sushi Bar


Small Plates


BBQ SPICY TUNA BITE
TUNA SAMPLER - nigiri or sashimi
HAMACHI PONZU - yellowtail, jalapeno, ponzu sauce
CHEF SUNOMONO - squid, octopus, scallop, shrimp
CHEF's CEVICHE OF THE DAY -with ponzu, garlic oil, tobiko, topped with adeep fried lotus root and side arugula salad
UNISU - sea urchin, sesame, cucumber, radish, kanikama, sunomono sauce
SEASONED MINI-RICE W SALMON - salmon belly, Japanese shredded radish, roasted nori, avocado oil, kaiware, vinegrette onions
ARAON TOWER - seasoned rice, bbq spicy tuna, fresh big eye tuna,cucumber, avocado topped yuzu wasabi soy sauce glazed on top
SOFT SHELL CRAB SALAD - deep fried soft shell crab w bread crumbs, spring mix, argula
MINI TUNA BOMB - big eye tuna, scallions, cucumber, avocado, spicy ponzu sauce, with arugula salad.
TUNA TATAKI - 3 pc tuna tataki, roasted nori, red/black tobiko, soy yuzu sauce
SALMON BELLY - salmon belly, ikura, diced onions, garlic olive oil, soy vinaigrette reduction
MIYAZAKI BEEF BBQ - 4 pcs of miyazaki beef slices grilled on gon-roh at the table! Served with arugula, roasted pine nut, yuzu

Special Rolls


ANGRY CRAB - deep fried with kanikama, jalapeno, cream cheese,avocado,spicy tuna, spicy crab
ARA ON CHEF SPECIAL - hrimp tempura, seared spicy tuna, potato crisps, eel sauce, spicy mayo, wasabi mayo
ARA ON F5 - tuna, sake, albacore, escolar, hamachi, kani, red tobiko, jalapeno
CALI CRUNCH - scallop/shrimp/kanikama mix, cucumber, avocado
FUJI HAMA - spicy tuna, cucumber, scallion and yellowtail, jalapeno
RAINBOW - spicy tuna, cucumber, tuna, yellowtail, salmon, fluke
SUPER VEGETARIAN - sweet potato tempura, cucumber, avocado, oshinko, kampyo, asparagus, citrus mayo, sriracha
ANGRY CRAB - deep fried with kanikama, jalapeno, cream cheese,avocado,spicy tuna, spicy crab
SALMON BELLY - daikon, avocado, vinegrette onions, kaiware, oasted nori, soy paper, yuzu wasabi, ponzu sauce( Kani can be requested to substitute kanikama for an additional $5)
DRAGON - shrimp tempura, cucumber, avocado, ocean eel, eel sauce
RED DRAGON - shrimp tempura, spicy tuna, eel sauce
WHITE DRAGON - tempura ocean eel, spicy tuna, cucumber, albacore
190 S - soy paper, scallion yellowtail, tuna, cilantro,avocado, red
TUNA SALMON DUO - bbq spicy tuna, spicy salmon, black tobiko,

From Our Sushi Bar


Sushi Rolls


TEKKA MAKI [tuna]
SWEET POTATO
KAPPA MAKI [cucumber]
SALMON AVOCADO
AVOCADO MAKI
TUNA AVOCADO
SPICY TAKO
OCEAN EEL
CAIFORNIA
SPICY TUNA
SPICY SALMON
SPIDER
NEGI HAMACHI
SHRIMP TEMPURA
CALI(Alaskan sweet crab meat)
PHILADELPHIA

Platters


NIGIRI PLATTER (9 pieces)
SASHIMI PLATTER (9, 12 or 15 pieces of nigiri)
SUSHI COMBO PLATTER (6 pieces nigiri & a spicy tuna)
ARAON DELUXE PLATTER (9 pieces of sashimi, 6 pieces of nigiri & Dragon roll)
Chirashi Seasoned Sushi (chef's selection of assorted sashimi over seasoned rice)
Sashimi Salad Bibimbap

Sashimi / Nigiri


Hamachi, Hamachi Toro
Maguro, Tuna Tataki
Binaga Maguro, Unagi
Hirame, Kani (king crab), Smoked Salmon, Sake
Hotate, Tako
Sake Zuke , Shima Saba
Madai, Tobiko
Ikura, Botan Ebi, Jumbo Ebi
Suzuki, Uni, Tamago (seasoned egg/shrimp)

Lunch Menu


Small Plates


Edamame - togarashi, sea salt
Viatnamise Spring Rolls - mixed greens, mango, kimchee, cucumber
Chili Garlic Shrimp - mango, pickles, sweet chili garlic sauce
Grilled Octopus - lentils, ham, red pepper coulis, truffle, fennel, garlic, radish
Diver Scallops - quinoa, wild mushrooms, brussel sprouts, butternut squash
Seaweed Salad - emon, cucumber, sesame Salads

Salads


House salad - mixed greens, cucumber, shaved red onion, roasted shitake
Thai Beef Salad - grilled top sirloin, mixed greens, pickled cucumbers, herbs, lemongrass vinaigrette.
Grilled Shrimp Salad - mixed greens, roasted red pepper, shaved parmesan cheese, edamame, avocado, citrus vinaigrette
Seared Tuna & Avocado Salad - orange, wasabi sauce, baby arugula, yuzu vinaigrette

Entrees


Sesame Crusted Salmon Dol Sot Bi Bim Bop - rice with kimchee, bean sprouts, pickled shitake mushroom, spinach, braised beef short rib, 63' egg
Spicy Bulgogi Marinated Skirt Steak - blue cheese polenta, charred scallions, sauteed mushrooms, petite salad, sherry vinaigrette
ARAON BENTO BOXES - all served with seasonal salad, fruit, shrimp and vegetable tempura, japanese potato croquette, california roll, stir fried bean sprouts, and choice of:
GINGER PORK TENDERLOIN
SHIO YAKI SALMON
CHICKEN TERIYAKI
TERIYAKI NY STRIP
SIZZLE PLATE comes with vegetable stir fry, mashed potatoes & choice of teriyaki, chili honey garlic, bulgolgi, japanese curry, or thai curry
FLAT IRON STEAK
SCOTTISH SALMON
BONELESS SKINLESS CHICKEN BREAST
TOFU
SESAME SCALLOPS

Sandwiches


GRILLED SHORTRIB
FRIED TOFU CUTLET
GRILLED CHICKEN BREAST
CHINESE STYLE BBQ PULLED PORK

Desserts


Coconut Ice Cream - graham cracker, red velvet, cocnut meringue, berry gel
Chocolate Sorbet - dulce de leche, chocolate meringue, espresso, marcona almonds, grape gel

Dinner Menu


Small Plates


EDAMAME - togarashi, sea salt
PARSNIPS - rye bread, chanterelles, black garlic, wild rice
PORK CHEEKS - brussel sprouts, pig ears, apples, pork jus
WHITE MISO SOUP - tofu, scallions
DUCK DUMPLINGS - braised mustard greens,shrimp,maitake, truffle,seafood-duck broth
SPANISH OCTOPUS - heirloom carrots, chick peas, quinoa
SCALLOP - bacon dashi, grapefruit, smokd garlic, yuzu
FOIE GRAS TORCHON - maple pumpkin, pumpernickel, cranberry compote
BRUSSEL SPROUTS - beef short ribs, 63 egg, pickled fennel, foie gras
SEAWEED SALAD - sesame, cucumber
BEETS SALAD - cauliflower, blackberry, yuzu, quinoa, grapefruit, radishes, cheese

Entrees


SESAME CRUSTED SALMON DOL SOT BI BIM BAP - rice with kimchee, bean sprouts, pickled shitake mushroom, spinach, braised beef short rib, 63' egg
STURGEON - apples, salsify, mustard greens, calvados
A5 MIYZAKI - wild mushrooms, potato, foie-miso sauce
NY STRIP STEAK - asparagus, spring garlic, onion rings, bulgogi garlic demi
RABBIT - chocolate gnocchi, red kale, pine nuts, dates, fennel, rabbit blanquette
BEEF SHORT RIBS - pea, spinach, radishes, teriyaki truffle sauce
ARA-ON BENTO BOX - choice of: Miso Salmon/Chicken Teriyaki/Sesame Scallop/ N.Y Strip/Nigiri (5pieces)served with cous cous, seaweed salad, spicy tuna hand roll, shrimp and veggie tempura, sashimi.

Desserts


Red Velver - Chocolate macaron, graham cracker, berry, chocolate crèmeux, cheesecake ice cream, cotton candy
Matcha - coconut ice cream, green tea macaron, kaffir lime, meringue, yuzu curd
Chocolate - banana ice cream, dulce de leche, concord grapes, macarona almonds

Contact Us


Email us at: info@ara-on.com

For events and catering: marissa@ara-on.com

For reservations give us a call at: 312 - 781 - 7300

Lunch: 11-2pm; Dinner: 5-9pm

Saturdays: 5-10pm