United States > Illinois > Chicago
EHouse (20) Boston, Massachusetts | August 12, 2012
98 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 10/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 20/20
3 Floyds on tap and the best burger I ever ate. There will be a wait, you may be there an hour, but if your life is in that much of a hurry than you donít deserve Kumas!
justinwmaynard (10) Chicago, Illinois | January 28, 2012
92 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 10/10 VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 20/20
Kumas Corner, this is a no-brainer. Food and atmosphere are exceptional. The service is always great as well. I wish they would rotate their craft beers on a more frquent basis, but no worries. This place is awesome.
thedrinkshrink (2) | April 30, 2010
90 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 10/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 18/20
Great Beer, Great Burgers, and Shot Bots!
laguerita (8) Chicago, Illinois | June 15, 2008
90 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 10/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 18/20
this is one of my favorite places in the world. all of the food is good. i mean really good. it can be insanely crowded during the dinner rush- but iím more than happy to wait for seats at the bar to hang with some of the coolest people iíve ever met that happen to be their bartenders. the beer selection is good for my tastes and did i mention the food? the people that own this place are seriously dedicated to good food good beer and their community. itís the highlight of my week, every week.
guerinfbfan (4) Elmwood Park, Illinois | June 4, 2012
90 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 10/10 VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 19/20
Finally visited the legendary Kumaís Corner. Stopped by on Sunday evening around 7 pm and the place was rocking. We knew that we were going to be in for a wait, but we were prepared. Hostess told us the wait would likely be an hour and a half, so we went outside to wait. No more than 15 minutes later the hostess came outside and said she had a table for us. Freaking awesome. Tap list was nice, was really psyched to have a FFF Zombie Dust, but the were out, which is totally understandable being it late in the weekend. Food was teriffic. It does take a bit of time giving the kitchen being about as big as the bathroom, but the portions are huge and the food was teriffic. My girlfriend and myself loved this place. We will definietly try to go back!
3fourths (1175) Boulder, Oregon | January 6, 2010
90 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 10/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 18/20
insane famous burgers + alpha king and surly darkness on tap + loads of regional/local bottled micros (dark horse stouts) make this an amazingly place to eat and drink. blaring heavy metal and a super crowded scene. love it. check out the burger pics on their website or on flickr.
KickInChalice (20) Chicago, Illinois | February 17, 2012
88 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 10/10 VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 19/20
Kumaís is a unique beast, at least from the craft beer perspective.
They are known for their burgers, and for good reason. They are by far the best burgers I have ever had. Ever. But, due to space limitations and a huge demand, there is always a wait here. So this is not the type of place you just wander over to expecting to have a beer. Unless you want to have a beer while cramped in the corner waiting for over an hour until you get a table.
The atmosphere is, well, different. It is heavy metal themed, with blaring metal of the upmost intensity. I am a hard rock / metal fan, but I still need to be in the right mood to head here. The crowd is varied; there are not a ton of people coming in wearing suits, but there are people from every other walk of llife coming in. I have even been here as a vegetarian gave up on the vegetarian lifestyle after 5 years and devoured a 10 oz. burger.
The beer list is solid, and they change it up. Their philosophy is to try to have local beer available, but they will also have a few select choices from around the country as well. Normally they have about five choices on tap and thirty in bottles, and there is always something worth drinking. I tend to go for something in my "moderate" ABV range like Alpha King and let the burgers be the focus.
dragonlady1010 (25) Illinois | October 27, 2010
88 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 10/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 18/20
The only restaurant Iíve ever found that plays heavy metal! The burgers were phenomenal (I recommend the "Judas Priest" burger) and the staff was super. Beer selection was not huge but very good.
satan165 (101) River Grove, Illinois | October 12, 2008| Updated December 13, 2008
86 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 10/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
saturday night, 8pm. VERY busy. people were waiting just to sit at the bar and a longer line waiting for tables. the bar is quite long and probably seats 25-30. there are about 10-12 4-top tables. about 15 beers on tap minimum and many more in bottles. despite the wild rush, the servers were very friendly and always gave a smile. the place was not nearly as edgys as its often made out to be. the metal music much mentioned (MMMM) was quieted beneath the loud ambient noise of the customers and unintelligible. speaking of customers, the clientele is largely hipsters and other folks that care not for beer and certainly not for metal. i saw many people ordering PBRs and mixed drinks, dont ask me. at any rate, i waited about 30 minutes probably for my burger, the kitchen was so backed up. served with waffle fries (very fresh, and actually visually seasoned!) my burger (the judas priest) was awesome. i asked for it rare and got it as such...often this is impos
NobleSquirrel (209) Chicago, Illinois | March 30, 2008
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
This the place where Iím considered a regular. They lose a point for ambiance, only for the d-bags that come in and ask for myriad pale lagers or blueberry martinis. This place is brutal and dark, but awesome. The burgers are the real deal, be it the Yob, the Kuma, the Slayer, the plague bringer, thereís something for everyone. I appreciate the neighborhood (and kumaís is around the corner from hot dougís, for a bar food nirvana), glad itís here and not 8 blocks east. This place is always crowded, but we always find a way to get seated. Big Black has gone so far as to ask a patron to take their jacket off of an unused chair and moved it over by our group. Bonus points for being one of the few places in the city for Surly. Double bonus for only carrying PBR as the only pale lager. Triple bonus for playing excellent metal movies, i.e. apocalypse now, samurai films, etc. Know that.
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