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Rodan

View Map1530 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago
Tel: (773) 276-7036
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Editorial Review of Rodan

Co-owned by Thai Lagoon's Maripa Abella, Rodan offers scenesters a tasty fusion of South American and Asian fare. Specialties like the intriguing wasabi tempura fries, the tropical fish tacos and the adobo Cornish hen are modern takes on the now-classic East meets West culinary philosophy. If you're not adventurous or if you're a vegetarian, Rodan may not be your cup of tea, but for those who are up to trying new things and aren't confined to their food options, Rodan may be worth a try.
The price to dine at this vogue eatery isn't terrible, especially when factoring in the cheapish drinks, but hip kids don't go to the Wicker Park venue for the eclectic food - they're there to see and be seen. The space is just what you'd expect from the trendy neighborhood - the establishment is stylish, modern and confidently cool. After the dinner hour passes, the restaurant turns into a bar and an after-hours nightspot, staying open until 3 a.m. on Saturdays. With video art projected onto the walls and electro music setting the oh-so-cool mood, Rodan is a great place for hipsters to get together and chill.

Average cost: $21-$30

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Hours

6 p.m.-2 a.m. Sunday-Friday; 5 p.m.-3 a.m. Saturday; Sunday brunch: 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

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