Certain restaurants are known for their expertise at turning out signature foods really well. They've pinned down the ingredients, mastered the process, and gained a strong following as a result. Chicago has had much success cultivating great restaurants and creating a substantial market for Sushi. Locals can't get enough of the city's excellent food, and you'll often find them, along with eager tourists, at popular Coast Sushi Bar or at Sai Café, a major player in the field. Make sure you see what all the fuss is about!


It's all about sushi at Bluefin, and loyal patrons can't seem to get enough of the fresh seafood served. Perhaps it's tataki tuna (seared Big Eye tuna over spicy tuna) – or maybe it's nigiri or sashimi – that's got folks so in love with the...  Read More


It's rolls, rolls, and more rolls at this neighborhood Japanese eatery. The sushi is fresh and well-prepared. Try the Firecracker Roll, the Dragon Roll, or the obligatory California Roll. Not in the mood for a roll? Other options include...  Read More


This is one of those restaurants that assures you of its authenticity with its loyal following of transplants from Asia, who regularly show up for a taste of home. Though small, the dining room is lined in wood and is constantly filled with...  Read More


Rise is a pleasant Japanese dining room that boasts large windows, high ceilings, warm yellow and cream colors, blonde wood floors, and dark furniture. The menu is just as inviting, featuring fresh sushi, small plates, soups, noodle and rice...  Read More

Chens Chinese & Sushi

Two worlds of Asian cuisine collide at Chens, which offers delicious Chinese specialties as well as an extensive selection of maki and nigiri sushi. Diners love the upbeat, fun atmosphere, quick service, and depth of menu options. A full bar,...  Read More

Lincoln Park

This is the top place for inexpensive but superb sushi. The staff is friendly and helpful, and the chef often comes out of the kitchen to tell people anything they want to know about the revered rolls. The house specialties bring sushi lovers...  Read More

Midori Japanese

Japanese lanterns sway overhead while bird and plant figurines add interest. Karaoke is performed here occasionally, but the kitchen's performance is outstanding on a daily basis. Feast on octopus, snapper, salmon, tofu, chicken, beef, flounder,...  Read More

Dee's Mandarin

This restaurant offers the best of both worlds – Chinese cuisine and a great sushi bar. Mandarin and Szechuan entrees include both mild and spicy dishes. Try the kung pao chicken, the crab rangoon, or the mooshu pork. The authentic sushi bar...  Read More

Gold Coast
RA Sushi

As soon as you walk through the red-trimmed revolving doors of RA Sushi, you know you've come to a real sushi house. Within minutes of arrival, new acquaintances will likely include the chipper hostess, the speedy bartender, the sushi artists,...  Read More


In the mood for fresh sushi and sashimi? Kuni's serves good-sized portions of many Japanese standards – tempura beef, chicken teriyaki, and sushi fashioned from the freshest ingredients. The bar offers Japanese beers and sakes, and dessert...  Read More

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