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1829 West Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL 60622
Bucktown / Wicker Park
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$31 to $50
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Hours of Operation:
Monday - Saturday: 5:00PM - 10:30PM
Last Seating: 9:45PM
Sunday: 5:00PM - 10:00PM
Last Seating: 9:45PM
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Japanese, Sushi, Seafood
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wine
We have catering options for all occasions! Contact us at 312-243-1535 or email@example.com
Private Party Facilities:
Updated tradition feeds the urban dweller at this innovative sushi and Japanese kitchen spot. Host your private event at Arami and enjoy high quality sushi in our peaceful, natural, garden like atmosphere as you mingle and dine with your guests.
Private Party Contact:
Event Coordinator (855) 780-9843
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Updated traditional feeds the urban dweller at this innovative sushi and Japanese kitchen spot. Enjoy high quality sushi in our peaceful, natural, garden like atmosphere.
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Diners' Choice Winner
Best Restaurants in Wicker Park
Wait staff was very friendly and
gave great recommendations for wine, sake and food. Loved the spicy tako springroll, the special nigiri, Kampachi sake and the robata dishes - don't miss the corn and the pork belly."
Dined on 8/24/2014
The food was amazing, the fish was
incredible fresh and delicious. My wife is a vegetarian and they had more than enough options to satisfy her. The highlight was the Kabocha nigiri and maki, which are the same ingredients, but different forms. That was definitely unique and amazing. The service was a little off though. For example it took 10+ minutes for our waitress to come to our table and greet us and by the time the first plate arrive it was nearly 40 minutes and we were starving. She was somewhat robotic in her delivery and there wasn't a lot of warmth from her(not cold, but not warm). Also kinda loud in restaurant and the tables are on top of each other making for some pretty good eavesdropping if you are into that kinda thing."
Dined on 8/23/2014
Unique flavour combinations and
rolled to perfect bite size ( not too much rice) - lovely presentation - great experience !"
Dined on 8/22/2014
Need I say more? Helpful staff
lead you through the menu and offer suggestions to match your taste."
Dined on 8/16/2014
Best sushi I ever had. Everything
was spectacular !"
Dined on 8/15/2014
The two of us spent about $90
there and tried many different dishes. None were above being "good." Nothing was awful but I'd never go back. For the US, it's fairly authentic Japanese, but tries to make it 'fancy.' It just wasn't that good."
Dined on 8/1/2014
Food taste and presentation were
excellent. Overall, wonderful exprience."
Dined on 7/29/2014
Arami was a total surprise &
delight! I love, love sushi, & this place hands-down was the best I have ever had! I told Michele the waiter, what I usually like, but would also like some recommendations, because if it is fresh sushi, it all will be good. She brought me some salmon sashimi, (my normal like), & another one called amber -jack I think, to try. Both were outstanding, yum! I then trusted her & told her to just go ahead with what she would chose, & course out the whole meal for me, including a lite dessert. Best decision I made! Everything she brought was a new experience, & absolutely delicious! Thank you, Michelle! Did I mention, the place is beautiful, & very tastefully laid out, great ambiance!"
Dined on 7/26/2014
Arami looks like a hole in the
wall until you walk back to the dining room and see a gorgeous space. Their wait staff takes excellent care of you and the food is amazing. Definitely try the truffle bites, yum! The high ceiling makes for a louder atmosphere, so not exactly a quiet and cozy. But you can't beat the freshi and creative sushi and service."
Dined on 7/22/2014
Excellent sushi but even better
sashimi. Terrific noodle soups as well, highly recommend."
Dined on 7/12/2014
Very much enjoyed the creative and
flavorful sushi and the very professional service!"
Dined on 7/10/2014
I have been to Arami a half dozen
times and am always impressed with the care given to every ingredient, the innovation in flavor pairings, the consistently excellent cooking and presentation and the wealth of goodies on the menu. You can have a delicious meal here and never have a piece of fish."
Dined on 7/10/2014
I have been here a few times and
want to like the place. Unfortunately, long waits on orders combined with high prices (considering the service) makes this restaurant hard to recommend."
Dined on 7/5/2014
A restaurant needs great food for
a great dining experience but that alone doesn't assure one. Arami has great food, fantastic staff, excellent cocktails and a great vibe. It's a can't-miss spot."
Dined on 7/3/2014
Everything about this place was
perfect, it's a hidden gem. From outside you'll never know it's such a great restaurant until you walk in. Service was great, 8 course meal was delicious. Will be back very soon to try the maki sushi rolls."
Dined on 6/30/2014
I've been here twice before and
each time I got ramen. They didn't have as much ramen on the menu as the previous 2 tiimes I was here, so I got sushi. The salmon sashimi is top quality and very fresh. If I ever craved amazing sashimi, I'll most likely be returning here."
Dined on 6/27/2014
Food, service and the sake list
are always on point & exciting! The only teeny tiny element that would boost the overall package is ambiance..lower lighting & more pronounced music. I'm not saying make it dark with loud music -- small tweaks to both would enhance the feel of the space and the experience. That said, even if there was no music and all the lights were on and bright, I'd STILL go to enjoy a fabulous meal and bottle of sake (maybe two!) ;-)"
Dined on 6/27/2014
Excellent food. Very nice
ambiance. Hard to locate because of lack of sign outside. The greeter can smile a little. She sounded a little rude. Definitely will go back"
Dined on 6/22/2014
We were in Chicago and needed to
drive to the United Center with our 12 year old son to see Queen and Adam Lambert (which, by the way, was an amazing concert). We looked online and the description of this restaurant seemed perfect. As soon as we opened the front door, we were immediately impressed. We were warmly welcomed, escorted past the sushi chefs and all of their wonderful raw material, and had the most amazing waitress -- friendly, efficient, and extremely knowledgeable. Did I say the food was good? YES.....AMAZING!!!! This restaurant was a great find, and we will go back again and again, even when we're not on our way to the United Center."
Dined on 6/19/2014
We keep coming back-- the folks at
Arami never let you down. Always fresh, every bite delights."
Dined on 6/18/2014
A great dining experience.
Excellent sushi, great service, awesome"
Dined on 6/13/2014
Great food; sushi selections are
good and fish are notably fresh. However, it's a little on the pricey side."
Dined on 6/5/2014
Had dinner here on a Thursday
night. Laidback vibe but attentive service. Sat in the outside enclosed back area, comfortable but slightly less upscale than the inside. Sushi was excellent! Had two specials for the night, one with AmberJack and the other with Salmon. Both had great flavor and were not overpowered by sauces. Had a basic maki and an appetizer of Poke Trio, which was a good portion size and delicious. Had a couple of Nigiri to round out the meal, both were excellent."
Dined on 6/5/2014
I love Arami! I feel lucky to live
so close to such a fabulous Japanese restaurant. In fact, I often find myself going there every week. They offer consistently well-executed, ultra-flavorful food - not only fresher than fresh and beautifully presented sushi but also scrumptious other Japanese fare. Their ever changing list of specials are notable as well. Staff is super knowledgeable and friendly. The environment is peaceful and intimate. It feels like a mini get-away from the hustle and bustle of the city everytime I go there. I will be coming back (probably on a weekly basis ha!) again & again!"
Dined on 6/3/2014
I love Arami. Every time I go with
friends, we always have a great night. The staff is incredible, they are all really friendly and extremely helpful in choosing from the many menu options. I really don't like eating at places where the waiter/waitress can't tell you about the food on the menu, but our waitress was so knowledgeable on all of the menu items, she described them to a T! And the food is absolutely amazing! Very fresh, lots of flavors...don't forget to order the Maguro Gani, the King Crab wrapped with marinated Tuna, to die for!"
Dined on 5/31/2014
After reading about Arami in the
Bon Appetite article naming the top 10 sushi restaurants in the USA, I just had to go there. It was worth the trip from Iowa City. I hope to make the trip again!"
Dined on 5/29/2014
From the atmosphere to our server
to the food, Arami was a wonderful dining experience. My favorite sushi spot in my 6 years of living in Chicago and can't wait to come back!"
Dined on 5/24/2014
This restaurant is located in a
quite neighborhood and is easy to pass by without noticing. I found it on open table while looking for a sushi place and thought I would give it a try. I arrived around 9:15 PM and the place was packed. We had to wait over 20 minutes to be seated. The food was good and relatively creative. I would go again."
Dined on 5/23/2014
different menu than most places
I've seen. best dishes were the Ramen, brussel sprouts, and the specialty roll we had was amazing. "
Dined on 5/22/2014
Been here three times and all
times the best sushi I've ever had in Chicago. "
Dined on 5/20/2014
Everything was soo fresh and
tasty. We had three rolls to start off with between two people and then finished it off with a delicious ramen bowl. Then for dessert we had the homemade oatmeal cookies with cinnamon ice-cream, Raspberries and Raspberry puree. I appreciate they're recco to not use soy sauce which proves the quality. Our dinner was over before we knew it. Can't go wrong. "
Dined on 5/11/2014
What a find! (fyi no sign on the
door). Renovated brownstone interior in a hip and contemporary style with friendly and efficient staff. Great ambience, not too noisy, you easily hear each other at the table. And the food was just fantastic, perfect plates for sharing with friends (or not ;-)). Fresh sushi and delicious robata for meat lovers. Definitely try the Toro Tartar bite and Uni Shooter. "
Dined on 5/9/2014
Uni Shooter appetizers were
absolutely amazing! Very adorable, fun environment with great service. Tables were a bit close, but the space was smaller than a typical restaurant. Noise level varied, depending on party sizes & amount of diners present. Overall food was fantastic; across the entire menu. Definitely plan on returning!"
Dined on 5/7/2014
The foods were not fresh at all!
Sushi are lack of favors! Sashimi tasted extremely bad!! The price should be worth for something fresh! It only has the nice presentation but not the quality of foods. I saw many good comments, so I made a try. Never return and do not recommend at all! "
Dined on 5/7/2014
I highly recommend the trio.
They are really good! "
Dined on 5/6/2014
I enjoy everything I have at
Arami. The only negative is that the fish is sliced a lot thinner for nigiri, sashimi and rolls than other reputable sushi places in the city and its the same price if not higher. "
Dined on 5/3/2014
This place offers excellent sushi
and ramen for the price. It is a bit cramped and can get very loud. Other than that, I would recommend it."
Dined on 5/2/2014
They were packed and appeared
understaffed with spotty service, but the food was incredible. "
Dined on 5/1/2014
Can't say enough about each dish
that arrived. We tried about 8 or 9 dishes (usually portions of 2) and everything was fantastic. "
Dined on 5/1/2014
Arami was recommended to me as
being the best sushi restaurant in the world. This came from a sushi eater who has eaten sushi in Korea, Japan, Austrailia, among other countries. I have to agree that it's the best sushi I've ever had. So full of flavor. Every bite was unbelievable. I can't sit to go back. If you like sushi, you need to visit Arami. The wait staff was so patient, friendly, and helpful. An all around solid experience. "
Dined on 4/26/2014
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