The Chicago food scene is defined by deep dish pizza and Chicago dogs, but take a deeper look and you will also find quality sushi restaurants offering up the Windy City’s best sashimi and rolls.
Grab your chop sticks and dive right in at one of these leading sushi restaurants:
One of the few city restaurants where you can bring your own bottle of wine, Coast boasts a menu of sushi favorites like maki and nigiri, along with tasty appetizers like the Angry Salmon. Be sure to make a reservation on the weekend for this sushi hot-spot.
Yuzu Sushi & Robata Grill
This intimate neighborhood spot in Ukrainian Village is anything but traditional. Comic-inspired walls and a trendy soundtrack set the mood to enjoy rolls like the South Beach Yuzu roll, a spicy tuna roll with mango and lime juice flavors.
A newcomer to the Chicago sushi scene, Juno offers up a variety of stellar rolls alongside other choices like pork ramen and poached lobster. There’s no wrong menu pick at this Lincoln Park restaurant, but if you can’t decide, try the Sake Yaki, made with salmon and chopped almonds.
Union Sushi and Barbeque Bar
This fusion restaurant in the River North neighborhood appeals to both sushi and meat lovers. Adventurous restaurant-goers can opt for alligator and kangaroo varieties, while roll lovers can also mix it up with a black rice option.
Kamehachi is proudly known as the first sushi restaurant in Chicago. Now with five locations, you can enjoy their signature, classic and vegetarian rolls across the Chicagoland area. Bring a group of friends to the original Old Town location and try the sushi “boat,” which serves up to 20 people.