Taste of the Town in Lombard: Teriyaki Madness serves up Asian favorites

LOMBARD – Teriyaki Madness opened in early June as the first Illinois location of a fast-casual restaurant offering Japanese classics complemented by other Asian and Pacific favorites. Nik Patel of Bartlett, who co-owns the restaurant with his wife, said he appreciates the Lombard location close to Downers Grove, Lisle, Villa Park and Oak Brook in an enclave of food destinations. While teriyaki appears in the title of several of the entrees starring all-natural, grilled chicken, beef, salmon and tofu, Patel points out the flavor profiles of the dishes vary, based on an array of sauces, all made in-house. And with the exception of the noodles and a few breaded selections, everything is gluten-free, right down to the soy sauce. No MSG is used.