Kumas Corner

2900 W. Belmont
Chicago, Illinois United States 60618
restaurant  4.4/5.0 38 reviews
M-F 11:30-2:00a, Sa 11:30a-3:00a, Su 12:00p-12:00a

Mayor: zebra (1) | Taps: 8 | Bottles: 75
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 9/15
  • FOOD 10/10
  • VALUE 2/10
  • OVERALL 14/20
emerge077  (131) RIP Johnnies, Chicago, Illinois | October 15, 2013
Pros and cons: Itís not a place where you leisurely spend an evening having a few beers and a burger. The burgers are great, but youíll wait 2 hours here if you go most nights. Weekday lunch is great if you have the option. Beer selection has improved with some seasonals recently, but itís still a bit of a tourist trap. Check out Beer Temple and Revolution Brewery nearby if you make the trip.
82
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
JCB  (282) Durham, North Carolina | July 22, 2013
Went to Kumaís Too on Diversey. Slightly more spacious and bourgeois than expected, but I was happy to get a seat at the bar so easily. Obviously the burgers are what you go for, and they donít disappoint (even if theyíre not especially transcendent, nor do they seem to capture their band inspirations for the most part, but whatever). The place still more than merits inclusion on RB, since they have an extensive bottle list and a well assembled array of (mostly local) taps. Fun place.
80
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
t0rin0  (1529) Do Not Resuscitate, California | July 1, 2013
Visited in July 2010 with masterski around lunch time.

Hell yes, this place is awesome, well mostly. I heard about this place from a guy that I ran into at RBSG (noblesquirrel) who was wearing an Iron Maiden shirt that said Kumaís on it. Iíll start with the complaints first:

-Music is freaking loud. As a metal head I should never really complain about that but really, why do I need to feel like Iím front row at a Ted Nugent show (in a small venue)?
-Prices. But itís an experience, worth it if youíre prepared for the shock of the bill.
-The wait. But thatís not entirely their fault, theyíre just that popular.
-Old Alpha King on tap. May be the distributorís fault, who knows. Live and learn.

Alright, despite the negatives the place is a lot of fun. Lots and lots of burgers to pick from. Every one of which is probably enough for 2 to 3 meals. They are all named after a band, but I couldnt figure out exactly what each burger had to do with the band it was named after.

There are tons of pictures on the wall of the various metal bands, which is kind of neat. The service was surprisingly attentive for a place that was so full.

Would go back for the burgers and for the spectacle. Iíd also go back for the t shirts when the next one is released.
82
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD 9/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
swoopjones  (312) Buffalo, New York | June 4, 2013
very cool palce, divish, loud death metal (not my thingbut itfit here). awesome burgers, FFF on draft, awesome
80
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD 10/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
ads135  (266) Omaha, Nebraska | August 29, 2012
Honestly the best burger Iíve ever had. If I lived in Chicago I would eat here once a week. The beer selection is good, though limited. What they have is exceptional, though, focusing on Chicago area beers including Three Floyds. Be prepared to wait in line.
98
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD 10/10
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 20/20
EHouse  (20) Boston, Massachusetts | August 12, 2012
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!
90
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD 10/10
  • VALUE 10/10
  • OVERALL 19/20
guerinfbfan  (4) Elmwood Park, Illinois | June 4, 2012
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!
88
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD 10/10
  • VALUE 10/10
  • OVERALL 19/20
KickInChalice  (20) Chicago, Illinois | February 17, 2012
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.
92
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD 10/10
  • VALUE 10/10
  • OVERALL 20/20
justinwmaynard  (10) Chicago, Illinois | January 28, 2012
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.
82
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 4/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD 10/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
JoePeesie  (68) Long Lake, Illinois | September 1, 2011
I dig this place, Children is marked on this page, but I wouldnít bring kids here. Itís an eclectic "metal" bar. I gave the service a low rating, but that is only because its a small place with a huge demand. Do not be surprised if your waiting over an hour and often outside for a seat. The wait is worth it, the burgers and Mac and Cheese are out of this world, best in the town IMO and thatís saying something. Great selection of new "hot" brews. If you want a burger this is the place to go. Leave the kids at home not for them...
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 6/15
  • FOOD 10/10
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 19/20
dinkle50  (101) Chicago, Illinois | August 19, 2011
I have been here a few times and Iím never disappointed. Burgers are awesome, metal is always rockin and the beer is always cold. Just be prepared to wait, and wait, and then wait some more.

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