As a busy realtor, I have to admit getting a cooked dinner on my family’s table some nights does not happen. That’s when we head out to one of favorite west Wilmette restaurants.
My kids were raised by me and my husband of course but I have to say they also spent a tremendous amount of their childhood at Akai Hana, Wilmette’s delicious sushi restaurant. We know which waitress has the same birthday as my son. The hostess comments each time she sees them how much they have grown. The warm feeling of community at Akai Hana really matches the love I have for west Wilmette.
The other delicious spot you can find us in is Dowize. This sister restaurant to Evanston’s Doziku has the most amazing lunch specials. It does not hurt at all that they are located across from the Wilmette Coldwell Banker office. The food is plentiful and delicious but I love more than anything the staff. They remember their customers and make everyone feel very much at home.
Sarah Rothschild, Realtor & Architectural History Nerd.