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Que Miso opens in Hinsdale

New restaurant combines Japanese, Mexican cuisine
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The main serving three Carne Asada Tacos with a side of green sauce (D’Antonio/LION).

Mexican food has been one of my favorite cuisines for as long as I can remember, second only to Japanese. When I heard about Que Miso, it seemed just too perfect. While the restaurant 

primarily serves modern Mexican food, it also offers traditional Japanese dishes. Some plates even offer a combination of the two.

Que Miso, which officially opened the second week of November, is located at 114 S. Washington St., Hinsdale. The restaurant itself has both a front and a back dining room with a large bar positioned up at the front. Upon entering I noticed an assortment of plants placed behind booths and . While the tables, chairs, and  overall interior style of the restaurant was minimalistic, the modern aspects did not detract from the warmth of the overall atmosphere.

Each table had succulents as decoration on top of the plants surrounding the room. Earthy colors were also prevalent throughout the restaurant’s interior. In addition to the contemporary design aspects the dim lighting and relaxing music also contributed to the welcoming ambience. 

I was immediately greeted and seated, and it did not take long for a server to visit my table. Once I was seated, the waitress explained that most customers begin with one of the variety of “snacks”, before ordering a dish from the “raw” section of the menu to share, then getting their main meal.

For a snack, I split the chips and salsa ($6) with a friend before ordering the Ahi Tuna Tataki Tostada ($18) which consisted of four bite-sized tortilla chips topped with raw tuna, slaw, chili oil, and sesame seeds. While I personally enjoyed the dish, the raw fish might be a turn off for others. Moreover, if dining with a larger group, the proportions might be too small to share.

For my main meal, I ordered the three Carne Asada Tacos ($20) as well as the Caeser salad ($12) with chicken ($4). Overall, I thought tacos were a solid choice and the steak was well-cooked and tender. However, without the green sauce, the tacos were a lot less flavorful, and because of the price I expected more out of the dish.The salad was a good size and topped with tortilla slivers. I thought the chicken on top was delicious and in general I enjoyed the food. 

All in all, the unique variety of food and warm environment made for a great experience. While on the pricier side, Que Miso is ultimately a great place to enjoy a dinner out with friends or family.

The restaurant is open from 4 to 8:30 p.m. on Monday, 4 to 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday, 4 to 10 p.m. on Thursday, 4 to 11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and it is closed on Sundays. 

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