For those nights when your stomach can't chose between sushi or pad thai, Dozika is the perfect spot to please your palette with pan-Asian fare. This super casual neighborhood spot usually brims with Northwestern sweatshirts, families with kiddies taking advantage of the kid-friendly options and couples enjoying the reasonably priced sake and maki specials perfect for sharing. A handful of booths along the windows look out to the handful of surrounding boutiques while black tables for two and a small sushi bar fill the rest of the space.
Start your meal with a generous portion of miso soup for just $1.75, before moving onto the appetizers, which include crab rangoon, soba shrimp and jumbo Korean noodles. For the main event, choose from entrees like orange chicken and soft shell crab curry, or head to the back page for the creative sushi options like the $10.95 Evanston maki (cucumbers, shrimp tempura, unagi and avocado. Don't miss Dozika's bubble tea, an extra-sweet way to quell your wasabi-inflicted tongue.
Average cost: <$10
Centerstage Reviewer: Emily Browne