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Dinner and a (Streaming) Movie: Yoshi’s Cafe and Spirited Away

L: Yoshi’s Cafe menu items; R: Spirited Away

Welcome to Dinner and a (Streaming) Movie! Each week for #TakeoutTuesday, we will collaborate with one of our Hot Spots restaurant partners to bring you delicious pickup and delivery food options along with a film selected by the chef preparing your meal!

This week, we’re featuring a menu of Japanese street food from Yoshi’s Cafe and Chef Ken Katsumura paired with the animated Studio Ghibli classic Spirited Away.


Dinner Take-Out Pick

The menu is based on the food you would find in a Japanese street market, many of these vendors you can find outside of shrines and temples, which directly relates to the movie and it’s emphasis on the spirit world. Japanese street food is great for snacking, which I personally like to do when watching a film as well.” – Chef Ken Katsumura

Yoshi’s Cafe

Yoshi’s Café offers New American cuisine drawing from Asian and French textures and flavors by Executive Chef Ken Katsumura as he follows in his father’s culinary legacy. On the menu, you can expect to find exquisite dishes sourced to support sustainable and local farming as well as a wide selection of wine and Japanese sake and shochu. Yoshi’s Café is located in the Lakeview neighborhood and offers carry-out. The restaurant now hosts guests for outdoor dining.

Featured Menu:

Torii ⛩ Market Menu (the gateway of a Shinto shrine)

Created specifically to be paired with Spirited Away.

  • Sesame Miso Chicken Lollipops
  • Choice of Shrimp & Vegetable Kakiage (Tempura) or Corned Beef Ramen
  • Onigiri (Japanese rice ball) – shibazuke –tamago filling
  • Popcorn – soy,miso,butter,mirin caramel
  • Anpan (Japanee sweet red bean bun)
  • Mitarashi Dango (skewered Japanese rice dumpling)

This is available for carry-out and dine-in. The full food and beverage menu are available for carry-out on Wednesday-Sunday starting at 5 PM. Wine, Sake, and Shochu are 50% off!

How to Order:

Order online for carry-out Wednesday-Sunday starting at 5 PM at www.yoshiscafe.com/orderonline or you can call the restaurant at 773-248-6160 to place your order.

Yoshi’s Cafe Menu Items


Movie Pick

Spirited Away

Director: Hayao Miyazaki

Chihiro’s family is moving to a new house, but when they stop on the way to explore an abandoned village, her parents undergo a mysterious transformation and Chihiro is whisked into a world of fantastic spirits ruled over by the sorceress Yubaba. Put to work in a magical bathhouse for spirits and demons, Chihiro must use all her wits to survive in this strange new place, find a way to free her parents and return to the normal world. Overflowing with imaginative creatures and thrilling storytelling, Spirited Away became a worldwide smash hit, and is one of the most critically-acclaimed films of all time.

Streaming Details:
Spirited Away is streaming now on HBO Max and available for digital rental.

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