Dark Chef is more than just a brand covering four different Chicago based restaurants including

Strings 1, Strings 2, Lure Izakaya, and Macku Sushi. Our vision revolves around sharing the 

latest culinary information with mention about what is in store for the future. Dark Chef focuses 

on the people being catered to—while we intend to provide the ultimate taste satisfaction for our 

customers, our goal is for them to leave feeling informed along with a new understanding of 

what goes into our cooking. We stand by our slogan ‘mind behind the culinary,’ simply referring 

to mixing creativity with cooking, which is something we emphasize more than anything. Every 

dining experience should be memorable and we here at Dark Chef promise to deliver everyone 

with the finest culinary experience every time.