Restaurant Reservations - Free • Instant • Confirmed
Chicago / Illinois restaurants
Gold Coast Chicago restaurants
> Friends Sushi information
Reserve at Friends Sushi
on 1,234 lists
Keep track of the places you want to try and share wish lists with friends!
710 N. Rush
Chicago, IL 60611
Gold Coast / Streeterville
Getting there ›
$30 and under
More Details ›
Friends Sushi Details
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Daily: 11:30AM - 3:00PM
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 3:00PM - 10:00PM
Friday & Saturday: 3:00PM - 1:00AM
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Late Night, Takeout, Wine
We can cater to your private/corporate events, wedding, or birthday parties. Contact us about our competitive rates!
Red line: State and Chicago
We have a valet service and there are street parking and garages around the area.
A word from Friends Sushi
Craving for a fresh sushi? Looking for a date spot? Want to try something new? Then come to Friends Sushi to treat your friends, family, or your loved ones with some amazing Japanese dishes and sushi!
See all photos >
Awards voted by OpenTable diners
Diners' Choice Winner
I've been going to Friends for
years and always recommend them to friends. I used to live down the street and their delivery was spot-on. I try and visit Friends every time I have a sushi craving and it has never been anything less than an awesome meal. In fact, I might take myself to dinner there again tonight!"
Dined on 3/11/2014
We eat a lot of sushi in the
suburbs and wanted to experience sushi while in the city. Food was excellent and our server was very friendly and knowledgeable."
Dined on 3/8/2014
The sushi is great! I've tried
many sushi rolls (Maki) and they're always good. When I think in done eating I always end up ordering more. The place is a little tight but very nice, it also has a nice bar. I would definitely recommend it"
Dined on 2/27/2014
Nice neighborhood sushi place
close to the magnificent mile. Good service. Sushi was fresh. Seaweed salad was good. Modern decor. Took my 7 year old & they were great with her. Seating is a bit cramped, but otherwise everything was great."
Dined on 2/23/2014
A colleague and I enjoyed very
good sushi in a cool atmosphere, but poor service at the end marred our experience. We sat for almost 10 minutes at the end of our meal waiting for service, and when our dessert and sashimi-as-dessert came, the timing was way off, so we couldn't eat our dessert courses together (she couldn't wait--hers was ice cream). They also never brought us our second bottle of sake, and though they apologized I felt they should have done something extra given that we ate a $150+ meal. This is definitely a case of the end of an experience being most memorable. The food was good and the atmosphere was interesting and appropriate. I would give the restaurant a second chance."
Dined on 2/18/2014
Went for Sushi with my GF on
Saturday after Vday. The food was good and the menu extensive. We arrived early (we had a reservation) and got a table right away - service and staff was very good. What I don’t like about the place is the atmosphere and the decor. the chairs are uncomfortable and make it difficult to hang your coat/jacket. Combined with the energetic electronic music it made the sushi experience... stressful but delicious."
Dined on 2/15/2014
Nice place however there is just
little space between the tables and it can get very crowded. Also for a Sushi place where fresh fish is prepared it was very warm, probably due to the crowed. the service was nice until the discharge (after we paid), our waitress was at the exit when we lefty but did not (bother to) say good bye."
Dined on 2/17/2014
I had a friend visiting who loves
sushi, so after reading some Yelp reviews, I decided to make a reservation at Friends. When we arrived, I didn't realize how small the dining area is--it's pretty tiny. So, definitely make a reservation. We each go two maki rolls. I had the Crisp and Cream and it was good, but the star of the show for me was the spicy scallop roll. Both were fresh and flavorful, and both of my friends enjoyed theirs as well. Definitely recommend for a small group dinner. The restaurant is centrally located, so lots of post-dinner options around, if you'd like to stay downtown. Also, tons of takeout orders were placed while we were there, so that's also a good option."
Dined on 2/15/2014
Went there on Friday night after
8pm. We were seated promptly. They seated us in the far corner next to the kitchen. It's difficult to enjoy because you can hear the clanking of plates and my jacket smelled a little. The hostess never even asked us if this table was ok. The place was not full. There were a couple of tables open. I was thinking they were reserving it for groups of four but when the next two couples came, they got seated in the 4 chair table instead of our tiny claustrophobic table. I switched seats e my husband, server came and never even bothered to notice/ask if we were comfortable w our table. The sushi/maki was good. Fish tasted fresh. But it's hard to enjoy it when you're cramped in the corner."
Dined on 2/6/2014
I love Friends Sushi. I have been
going here for years and it is easily one of my favorite, if not my absolute favorite, sushi spot in the city. The location, service, atmosphere is fun and hip yet still intimate. The presentation and variety of menu items is perfect. I always recommend Friends to both locals and out-of-towners, it is truly a gem!"
Dined on 2/3/2014
Great food, but the service is
lacking. We had a party of 5 and were shoved in the corner at a small table which could not accommodate more than 4. In fact, the 5th chair was a smaller version of the other chairs - would be great if one person from our party was a child or a midget, but that was not the case. Took 25 minutes before anyone took our drink order. Overall service was very slow, they didn't bring one of the rolls we ordered, they just dropped off a platter of rolls without explaining what was what and it was nearly impossible to get anyone to take our order for the next rounds of drinks."
Dined on 2/1/2014
We went for a late mid-week lunch
and had the restaurant almost to ourselves. Service was excellent and the sushi was delicious. It was difficult to choose from so many tempting offerings. The portions were large and fish very fresh."
Dined on 2/3/2014
I was looking for a nice place to
have a quick dinner in Chicago and discovered Friends Sushi thru OpenTable. It was exactly as the community described - very good food, friendly service, good energy. I'd definitely recommend!"
Dined on 1/13/2014
We had delicious food here served
by a very sweet young woman. The Tofu salad was fantastic as was the crunchy salmon roll. The place is cramped and not really long on atmosphere but I'd go back without question."
Dined on 1/10/2014
The food was good but not great.
I'm a big fan of sushi and have eaten at a variety of sushi restaurants, friends sushi is nothing to write home about. The decor was very contemporary and the service was slow - no fault of the waitress, seems to be the only person working there serving tables. Wasn't very friendly and seemed rushed. However, she did have patience with us when asked what was the most popular sushi etc. I wouldn't recommend this place if you love great sushi, it's good if you're looking for a quick bite to eat and not expecting much. I also found it pricey compared to other places I have been to where the sushi is of a higher quality."
Dined on 12/31/2013
I ordered chirashi but was served
a plate a sashimi. When I mentioned the error they told me that there was no error. Not cool."
Dined on 12/25/2013
Entering I was afraid it was not
confortable because it is Avery small and the table are close. Dining I entered in the atmosphere and the food is unbelievable. Recommended"
Dined on 12/25/2013
We actually chose this restaurant
because we wanted Tora and it was advertised as having it. Imagine our disappointment when we walked there in extremely cold weather, and there was no Tora. However, the sushi we ordered was very good and the service was very good. The ambience is not good. Too many tables, too close together, and no style. But again, sushi was fresh and tasty."
Dined on 12/24/2013
Our visit to Friend's Sushi may
have been the biggest pleasant surprise of our annual, holiday-season, week-long "staycation" to the city. We were craving sushi and wanted a new spot but all the top-rated Zagat sushi places in town were dinner only and our dinner dance card was already pre-punched with a litany of the latest fad in high end dining: pre-purchased, plan(and pay)-a-quarter ahead dinner seatings. We surveyed what sushi spots were (a) close to the hotel and (b) open for lunch. Enter Friend's. The fish is fresh and good...REALLY. We find that too many places get rated highly for the fish when they are not that great. Friend's is. But do not despair: the roles are awesome and creative too! Go here, we will again!"
Dined on 12/18/2013
My new favorite place for sushi.
Fresh, delicious fish. A++++ Small place...call for reservations to avoid waiting. I will absolutely return."
Dined on 12/20/2013
Three of us went on a Sat. night
at 7:30p. We had reservations and we had to wait about 10min for our table which isn't terrible but there's no place comfortable to wait, the place is pretty small. Very nice ambiance with comfortable table settings, just a bit tight. Once seated we had service fairly quicky and our server was extremely competent and very friendly. We ordered some basics and some of their signature rolls and overall they were all fantastic. Very fresh and flavorful. We liked the spicy items the best. I would suggest the place for a group no larger than 4 night as it's a bit small and tables are very tight. Overall worth a try for good basic food with friends that isn't overly expensive. I would go back with friends."
Dined on 11/29/2013
We LOVE Friends's Sushi! Great
food - great service - very cool vibe."
Dined on 11/23/2013
I have been to Friends Sushi a few
times now and the sushi is always fresh. My friend was allergic to shrimp so we stuck to tuna sushi rolls. We got the Salsa, which was good but the fish on top was really thick and would have been better if it was thinner, but the roll was good besides that. The crunchy and the creamy rolls are always great rolls to get and I normally always get one or the other when I go there. The mochi is also very good and the Mango and Chocolate are my favorite. The service can sometimes be slow, although this last time it was not. We just had to wait a little while in between dessert and the check. Otherwise it was a great experience and I will definitely be going back!"
Dined on 11/4/2013
We had 6 different maki rolls and
they were all excellent. The service is attentive but not pushy. A great find!"
Dined on 11/3/2013
Food was great. The restaurant is
small and noisy but that makes it feel vibrant and fun."
Dined on 11/2/2013
Good food, service and sushi.
Nothing really special about it, but it was good."
Dined on 10/26/2013
This is one of our favorite must
go-tos whenever we are in Chicago. Sushi is consistently good every time we have been there. Small, cool place, For some reason I think of the Beatles and Yellow Submarine whenever I walk in. Our kids love it too. We have gone early for a quick bite, pretty quiet until about 7PM on a Friday."
Dined on 10/19/2013
The sushi was very good and fresh.
Decor a little cramped and tired. I would definitely return."
Dined on 10/20/2013
A great place with a great
service. Food is perfect, fresh and their specialities - yummy. Make reservation - not many tables"
Dined on 10/13/2013
This was my second time at Friends
Sushi and it was as good as the first time. I'm glad I made reservations because it was packed."
Dined on 9/26/2013
I went here with a girlfriend on a
Saturday and we got to the restaurant at 5:45p, we had a reservation for 6:15p. There were only a few people in it at that time but by 6:30p the place was packed so I recommend making reservations. The service was a little slow and we waited for drinks for quite a long time. We only had 1 alcoholic drink and it took about 10-15 mins to get our drinks although others were getting theirs quickly. The sushi was great and they were accommodating with changing a roll around for us. We got the Umi 14, Summer, Crunchy and a veggie roll. All were great except the veggie roll, it had a weird smokey flavor to it. Overall this was a cute place and I will go back as the sushi menu has a lot of options."
Dined on 9/29/2013
For the sushi foodies this is a
great place to stop by. A little pricey but food is fresh and great quality Atmosphere is great and nicely designed place"
Dined on 9/19/2013
Got the shrimp tempura appetizer,
the "Can you handle it" roll and they gave us a free roll - fujiyama (shrimp and crab). Incredibly fresh and delicious sushi! My have spot in the city! The sushi guys are super nice!!"
Dined on 9/13/2013
Fun place, decent food. Went with
my friend and fiancé and we enjoyed a nice meal and conversation. The spot is easy to get to and has nice selection of wine and sushi. I'm sure I'll be back again."
Dined on 9/11/2013
So glad to find this. Beautiful
sushi and very reasonable. Service was fast and efficient. Restaurant is quite small. Suggest calling ahead. Interior completely in white. We will definitely be back."
Dined on 9/1/2013
I've been here for many lunch
meetings and now with the family for dinner. I have never been disappointed with the service and the food. Great food decent price!!! Hubby already wants to go back :)"
Dined on 9/1/2013
This place was a great find for
sushi. Wait staff was very helpful in guiding us to their local favorites. Not you 'run of the mill' rolls. Will defiantly come back when in town again. Only negative comment is that we chose to eat outside and had to fight the gnats constantly. Probably won't do that again."
Dined on 8/21/2013
I have dined here a few times now,
and the food continues to be spectacular! This was the first time we made a reservation; we arrived 10 minutes early and we still had to wait until we'll after our reservation time to be seated; people that had reservations for 15 minutes after us were seated at the same time we were. This little hitch aside, the experience was very enjoyable! We cannot wait to eat here again!!!!"
Dined on 8/18/2013
The title above is generous. Fried
soft shell crab in spyder roll tasted like the oil has never been changed before. The crunchy roll was smothered in tempura crunch to the point that I wasn't even sure if there was fish anywhere in it. Also charged an extra dollar for a side of spicy mayo to add insult to injury. Overpriced as well. Save your time/money and looked elsewhere if you're craving sushi."
Dined on 8/12/2013
The food and service were great.
The sushi tasted fresh, and the waitstaff were friendly. We had lunch there, but it would also be a good place for dinner. The lunch combos were a good deal. Overall, a great find!"
Dined on 8/12/2013
More reviews ›
Larger map ›
Smaller map ›
Diners' Choice Awards
Chicago / Illinois Winners
Learn more ›
Like Friends Sushi
See Full Restaurant List
Chicago / Illinois Asian Restaurants
Make a Reservation at Friends Sushi
Las Vegas Restaurants
Los Angeles Restaurants
New England Restaurants
New York Area Restaurants
San Francisco Restaurants
Washington DC Restaurants
Restaurateurs: Join Us
Diner's Choice Winners
Reserve for Others
Help & Support
© 2014 OpenTable, Inc.