man eating sushi in a bathroom

A family dinner out in the suburbs led to delicious sushi and a pleasant bathroom experience

Kamehachi is a Chicago-based sushi bar that bills itself as Chicago’s original sushi bar. It’s name means “eight turtles” in Japanese and they have been providing delicious and inventive sushi rolls for over 40 years.

They currently have two locations – the original location in Chicago’s Old Town neighborhood, along with an establishment in Northbrook, a northern suburb of the city. Given that I have family that happens to live in and around Northbrook, and I had a cousin come in town, it was a natural spot to have a 14-person dinner to catch up.

The sushi was delicious. The bathroom didn’t disappoint!

Kamehachi offers a variety of options for those who don’t care for raw seafood. There are soups, grilled meats, and many other options, but if you are a sushi fan, you won’t be disappointed. There is a range of options with a range of prices, from standard and reasonably-priced rolls like salmon or spicy tuna to premium rolls with ingredients like fresh snow crab matched with salmon roe.

Now, given that Kamehachi provides high quality sushi, you can feel safe that there won’t be any bathroom emergencies.

But if you do need to find a way to relieve yourself of tempura, maki or sake, you can utilize a modestly sized but efficient bathroom

A single stall and a single urinal in the corner next to it are your two options, but you are also provided two sinks and an automated paper towel disposer. Considering that paper towels are actually more sanitary than air dryers, this helps with the pristine condition of this throne.

Clean and chic, this is a great spot for a sushi dinner…and a bathroom break!

It’s a small bathroom, but even with a full house, the bathroom was never full. That’s partly because they have an event space with its own commode. That said, it’s optimistic to only go with a single stall and urinal.

Thankfully, that’s typically not an issue, and the staff keeps their bathroom spotless so that in the rare case you have to linger and wait for another patron to take care of their business, it will be quiet and clean while you do so.

Is Kamehachi Poopable?

If you’re looking for top notch sushi in a calm environment without any worry of bathroom tales of horror, you can’t do much better than Kamehachi.

Want to learn about other Poopable spaces? Check out our reviews to learn more!

By Jeff G

In other organizations Jeff would be known as the Managing Editor. However at Poopable, he is the Head Creative Poo (HCP). His online writing has received hundreds of millions of views. Thankfully he has not had nearly as many bathroom breaks. Jeff prefers his bathroom clean and tranquil, which is ironic considering the amount of time he spends in dive bars.