Agami Contemporary Sushi
Agami Contemporary Sushi

Agami Contemporary Sushi

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.agamisushi.com/
  • Phone: 7735061845
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 1:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Sushi
  • Executive Chef: Kye An
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Catering Packages available, call (773) 506-1845 for more details!
  • Private Party Facilities: Agami offers a semi-private dining room that comfortably seats up to 45 people. The room is perfect for rehearsal dinners, birthday parties and corporate events.
  • Private Party Contact: Stan or Judy 7735061845
  • Entertainment: Two big screen projectors at the bar!

    House, Jazz, Upbeat, Pop to match the ambiance!
  • Special Events: Book your parties at Agami Contemporary Sushi! Group packages, catering, and more available for any special occasion! Send us an e-mail at agamisushi@hotmail.com~

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Leland
  • Public Transit: Lawrence stop on CTA Redline; 1 block to restaurant. CTA #36 bus to Broadway/Leland; stops in front of restaurant.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Free All Day on Sunday!

    Free neighborhood parking in rear off Leland (after Racine), Magnolia, and as far back as Malden!
A word from Agami Contemporary Sushi
This hip Uptown contemporary Sushi restaurant housed in the former Goldblatt's building continues to impress their guests with innovative Maki rolls, incredibly fresh Nigiri and Sashimi, Asian inspired Entrees from the kitchen and delectable Signature Cocktails. With an Urban/Underwater theme, Agami features a chic lounge, and semi-private and private booths that allow for a more intimate dining experience. No BYOB
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerSushi
Agami Contemporary Sushi reviews from OpenTable diners
15 reviews since May 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (13)romantic (8)fit for foodies (5)special occasion (4)great for outdoor dining (3)late-night find (2)good for groups (2)scenic view (1)hot spot (1)Show More
  • Great Birthday Dinner!
    AnnaMarie
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    I brought my boyfriend here for his birthday. It was such a great experience! We arrived and they had decorated the booth with a happy birthday sign and balloon for him! Our server was wonderful as well, I honestly cannot remember his name. The sushi was the best we have both ever had. We will be back for sure!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great service!
    Newb
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Went there for date night & enjoyed the atmosphere. It wasn't busy for a Saturday night so we were able to hear each other & rave over the food
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • South of the border sushi
    MylesVIP
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    This place is awesome. Great such that has a latin american flare! Seriously, go check it out!
    Special Features:
    late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • MameVIP
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    We were a little worried about our choice of restaurants at first but after the drinks and first dishes came, we were won over. Very different and enjoyable experience. Will certainly return. Pretty casual place, fun and delicious. Molly the waitress was very good - great suggestions.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Solid Sushi Spot
    AmateurFoodie221
    Dined on 6/23/2014
    It's a great date spot. It's moderately priced but worth it. Good wine selection. I would definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Surprising find
    Scottr10r
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    I was surprised at how tasty the sushi here is! Drinks are great as well. Fresh tasting food, a little expensive, but very good. Cool interior. Much bigger than I expected. Our waiter was awesome. Recommended stuff and was attentive but not annoying. We will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 9 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 22, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance3.9
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 180 reviews are from the Agami Contemporary Sushi reviews archive.
  • Wife's bday dinner
    Kingston
    Dined on 5/19/2014
    Everything was great. Great sushi, service, and Atmosphere. They even took our picture and had a it in a frame by the end of our dinner as a souvenir, great touch!! Will be back!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • GREAT service, good food!
    sylver3VIP
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    I was looking for a spot in my grandma's neighborhood and she likes sushi. Our waiter Nick was very attentive and gave some great recommendations on food. It was grandma's birthday and at the end of the meal they brought 2 scoops of green tea ice cream, a lit candle and a balloon! It was so sweet. Then, Nick took our picture and a few minutes later came out with a framed picture of us for her to take home! OUTSTANDING service. The food was GREAT! We had the softshell crab buns which were enormous and chockful of good greens and softshell crab. The spicy tuna crispy rice app was generous and delicious. We also had the bulls maki which was an interesting combo and quite good. Thanks Agami (& nick) for helping me make grandma's day so special!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome ambiance!
    Lindsay
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    Went here with a bunch of girlfriends-- a group of 10 of us. The service was amazing and the food was just as good. Great drink menu, the sushi was delicious and everyone left happy. The calamari salad and the chicago bulls roll were the group favorites! We will be back soon!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service!!
    ashley
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    William was AMAZING!! My friend and I arrived earlier than the rest of our group, but they sat us any way. William was funny, attentive, polite, and extremely knowledgable. My friends and I were there from 8p-11:30p. He remained attentive, kept checking on us, and never made us feel like we were over staying our welcome. WONDERFUL server. I will request him if I come back to Agami.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Agami for Innovation
    ChicagoFoodieVIP
    Dined on 3/9/2014
    It often seems as if many Japanese restaurants have the same menu, and the same names for the rolls. Agami has a much more original and indeed fusion menu. Much more innovative than most, surely worth a visit or two. We try to get there 2-3x per year
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great experience!
    sushihound
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    had a great dinner with friends - delicious food, and the staff made the birthday girl feel extra special. fun / hip vibe! can't wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun and Original
    AlexK
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    I really loved the layout of the restaurant...the bar is beautiful and my friend and I were seated in a cute and quiet booth which still faced the dining room so we could enjoy the ambiance of the restaurant. The layout of the menu was very cool, they had a list of the classic rolls they offer and then a separate menu with pictures of their more creative and unique rolls...it made the decisions much easier because we would not have known what to expect when ordering their non traditional rolls. Definitely try the Garlic Crunch Roll! Our server William was outstanding! He was very knowledgeable about the food as well as the wine. I can honestly say that having him as our server added something extra to the meal. Great job!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 1st timer
    fooder27
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Food was awesome. Presentation was great. Service seemed slightly slower than should have been, but the kitchen and sushi bar chefs seemed busy so this could be a reasonable explanation. Overall the experience was good and we can't wait to go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wait staff is witty!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 2/9/2014
    Though the restaurant was a little slow to deliver a couple of our plates, we didn't mind! Our server was entertaining and we all had a good time.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Satisfied customer
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    This was the first time eating at Agami and it lived up to the reviews. It is a great place for a date or hanging out with friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • This restaurant is in an area
    Yaya
    Dined on 2/7/2014
    This restaurant is in an area with a lot of traffic making it very difficult to park. The restaurant did not offer valet. The restaurant is very spacious and it was nowhere near full, however the service was slow. As far as ambiance, I would take down the television to make it more like a restaurant and not sport bar.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Meh
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 2/7/2014
    I came here before a concert at the Riv and had a pretty mediocre experience. The server was pleasant enough, but after she took our order we didn't see her or any part of our sushi order for 40 minutes. Then, she brought our sushi and ran off before we could point out our missing silverware and soy bowl. We tried to get her or someone's attention for several minutes before we could start eating. The sushi was just fine, but very overpriced for what it was. The special rolls are all $17, but I would say they were worth $14, tops. The booth seating looked really cute, but was actually not very comfortable--I felt like i had to sit up really, really straight the whole time. The lighting was dim without being that cozy. All told, just ok.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • NYE dining
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    My girlfriend loves sushi. And this place came highly recommended. I would totally visit it again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food service not so much
    bbarrese
    Dined on 12/26/2013
    No question the food is great especially the signature rolls. They have excellent cocktails and the ambience is fine. Unfortunately our server although very nice was somewhat forgetful and showed an alarming inattention to important details like our gluten intolerant guest. His responses of "I think so" showed a lack of understanding that a gluten allergy is not a choice but a medical condition. Also did not like the fact that they snuck in with no mention an automatic 20% tip for a group of 6.I ended up over tipping the poor server who will learn no lesson.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great ambience, great food!
    Roma
    Dined on 12/18/2013
    Great Sushi place for dinner with friends or a perfect date night! Nice decor inside and great service! Overall, pretty good place to eat. Prices are a little on the high side for some sushi rolls, and some deals could be given depending on day & time of eating there. Overall, very good and a neighborhood gem
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • uptown sushi
    chitowngrrlVIP
    Dined on 11/30/2013
    The décor is refreshingly different, going for a modern loft feel with Asian accents, and big comfortable booths in the front room. Our server was the appropriate balance of friendliness, helpfulness and the sushi was very good, with some unusual and distinctive specialty rolls. Very pleasant dinner.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We went to this restaurant
    z77l
    Dined on 11/2/2013
    We went to this restaurant for the first time on Saturday to celebrate my bf's birthday. When we arrived they had our booth ready complete with decorations (banner and a birthday balloon). The waiter took a picture of us in the booth and by the time we were ready to leave he had the picture framed for us, which we thought was absolutely great. We also received a free dessert since it was his birthday. They went above and beyond to make our experience there special. The food was great (We ordered a few different rolls).
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great experience at Agami
    atenkassVIP
    Dined on 11/2/2013
    We did a pre-theater show, so it was pretty quiet, but I'm guessing the disco beats get pretty bumpin' later on. The food was delicious, and our server was fantastic. I would highly recommend, especially as there are few choices in this neck of the woods.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious fresh sushi
    Jmill
    Dined on 9/5/2013
    The server was very nice and recommended many good rolls and side dishes for our table. I enjoyed the vibrant ambiance. Great place
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • best sushi in town
    tgirl9
    Dined on 9/2/2013
    Agami exceeded all my expectations! The sushi was the best I have had so far in Chicago; split 3 specialty rolls with my date and we couldn't stop raving about how fresh, unique and delicious they were! Our server was amazing and knew the sushi and drink menus up and down and gave us plenty of time as we were quite indecisive :)The vibe was trendy and would be great for a date night or night out with friends. I can't wait to go back!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • You must go here!
    Rainbowmaya
    Dined on 6/27/2013
    Loved everything about this plAce. Food, service, ambiance, decor, music, tables... Everything here exceeded my expectations!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 6/15/2013
    The food was amazing!! Service was great!! Overall just great!!!
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hidden gem
    LKCandACCVIP
    Dined on 6/8/2013
    I've been to Agami about a half dozen times, and it never disappoints. The service is extremely friendly and knowledgeable. They have a lot of options for vegetarians, probably the biggest I've ever seen at a sushi restaurant. I never understand why this place isn't more busy, but I'm glad we can go there anytime, even Saturday night, and stroll in and be seated immediately.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yum.
    Shibaer
    Dined on 6/6/2013
    Food: Hooray for the specialty rolls! We had the Kiss of Fire and the Dark Knight- both really delicious. Add on a bowl of edamame and a veggie tempura appetizer and we were absolutely stuffed. The hot sake is super cheap compared to other beverages on the menu, and since we're not connosieurs, that suited us just fine. Total came out to $69 with tip- a little spendy, but totally fine for a special night out. Service: Professional and friendly staff. Our waiter pushed the booze with every pass, but that was only a minor annoyance. Ambiance: Lovely, though at 6:30, we were the only ones in the restaurant. The big red round booths are a great visual. Giant TVs over the bar are a bit distracting, but a minor complaint.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Beautiful and taste beyond plate
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 4/5/2013
    The sushi rolls were not only creative in ingredients, full of fun flavor combinations and well plated, but the portion sizes were incredible. At most sushi venues we can easily eat 3 rolls and find ourselves mildly full. At Agami, 2 rolls are plenty, but if you're like us, you find you won't want to stop. It's that good! Try the Agami Volcano, The Red Alert and The Sand Storm rolls. It's also a great spot for romantic occasions. It was our anniversary and we found the ambiance to be quite fitting for the event. We were treated so well by everyone, from the hostess to the bartender to our server. Definitely will be going back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • It is very good but a smidge
    CregVIP
    Dined on 3/12/2013
    It is very good but a smidge pricy. Great for a group though!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fantastic restaurant! Great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/16/2013
    Fantastic restaurant! Great for groups of people, airy and nice trendy decor. Would be a great date spot, awesome service. They brought out roses for all the ladies in our party and took a picture of us. Love this place, I will definitely be back! Try this place out!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • One of the most bizarre restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/14/2013
    One of the most bizarre restaurant experiences I have ever had. I made a reservation for 8:45 on Valentine's Day. When we arrived, we were told we'd have to wait for another few minutes, which was fine. When we were brought to our table, I saw that the restaurant was only about 50% full, making it seem odd that we'd had to wait... Right away, two things happened: 1) A random woman who did not work there approached our table to ask us to donate to something. We said no thank you. 2) A server came by to drop off a dish of edamame. As she did, she asked if we were leaving (???) and I said no, we'd just arrived. She left without saying anything else. 20 more minutes passed as we sat there without menus. Eventually we left.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • I made reservations for Valentine's
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/14/2013
    I made reservations for Valentine's day. We were shown to our table on time, but after that, not a single person came over to wait on us. We waited 25 minutes and then walked out. The table next to us didnt last quite as long, they walked out for being ignored for 15 minutes. We ended up at Fat Cat (down the street) and had terrific service there.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I've loved Agami's Sushi for
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 2/14/2013
    I've loved Agami's Sushi for quite a while, so I was incredibly disappointed by our most recent visit. I made reservations to take my wife there for their Valentine's Day fixed menu. Since it's a busy day we expected service to be a bit slow. We were at our table for 45 minutes without our waiter ever coming by. Since we only were given water by the bus-boy, we left. On our way out another couple said they wish they'd gotten up and left too. They're food order had been taken an hour ago and still hadn't arrived.Agami ruined a pretty special day for my and my wife. I won't be returning.
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  • I would recommend this restuarant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 1/25/2013
    I would recommend this restuarant for take out or delivery only.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The wait staff was a little
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 1/18/2013
    The wait staff was a little slow and not on his game. But he was friendly and polite!!! The drinks special were amazing and the sushi was spicy and good. Had three rolls and they were all great. Would got back again!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always a great sushi option,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 12/15/2012
    Always a great sushi option, especially on the north side of the city.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Four years, and I keep coming back!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 12/3/2012
    I love sushi and go to other restaurants, but I find I keep coming back to Agami. Great food, service and atmosphere puts it at the top of my list of sushi places to visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate