Hot Woks Cool Sushi - Millennium Park
Hot Woks Cool Sushi - Millennium Park

Hot Woks Cool Sushi - Millennium Park

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.hotwokscoolsushi.com/
  • Phone: 3123451234
  • Hours of Operation:
    Daily: 11:30am - 8:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Sushi, Japanese
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes

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  • Parking: No
A word from Hot Woks Cool Sushi - Millennium Park
"Hot Woks Cool Sushi represents the culmination of a variety of Asian flavors. Although many of us have been raised in the traditional kitchens of our cultures, the diversity of our world has enabled us to experience & blend the best of many regions.
Similar to the Asian philosophy of balance represented by the Yin Yang symbol, Hot Woks Cool Sushi seeks to maintain the traditional balance of favorite classic dishes & seeks to merge the flavors of different ethnic regions to create a cultural evolution of taste.

Experience the Flavor
Experience the Difference
Experience Hot Woks Cool Sushi"
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Hot Woks Cool Sushi - Millennium Park reviews from OpenTable diners
13 reviews since May 19, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4.1
    Service3.6
  • Ambiance3.6
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (4)great for lunch (4)romantic (3)fit for foodies (2)hot spot (2)good for groups (2)special occasion (1)late-night find (1)scenic view (1)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • Delicious Sushi, Great Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    The sushi was very good. The service was fast, friendly, and accurate.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good enough
    TravelingNutVIP
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    A decent enough place to grab sushi if you're near to Millennium Park, but nothing really to write home about, or go too far out of your way for.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good food, good value
    BetsyK
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    This restaurant was conveniently located to our hotel, just a block and a half from the Palmer House. The menu includes Japanese, Thai, and Chinese items (there may be more [Thai?], but this is what I remember), which satisfied different food wishes. We had sushi, sashimi, gyoza, miso soup, tempura, and General Tao chicken as well as sake and beer. We thought the food was very good, and fairly priced, so therefore, a great value. The staff were congenial, if at times a little slow, but very pleasant. We would go back and would recommend it.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 10 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 19, 2014
    • Overall Rating4
    • Food4.1
    • Ambiance3.6
    • Service3.5
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 83 reviews are from the Hot Woks Cool Sushi - Millennium Park reviews archive.
  • Service
    taxproVIP
    Dined on 5/14/2014
    The help was friendly and attentive. The chicken and beef dishes were tasty. The unusual eggroll was good. My only complaint is that the food came too fast. Our meals were delivered while we were still eating our eggrolls. We were there for dinner and would have appreciated a little lull between appetizer and main course. We felt very rushed. In fact, we were out of there in less than 45 minutes (did not have wine). We will probably dine there again, as it is in the neighborhood, but hopefully it will not be so rushed.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • eata7otVIP
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    Hot Woks Cool Sushi is really good in all regards -- food, service, ambiance. I brought two friends for a first visit and they really enjoyed their meals. Although I had noted "birthday celebration" in my Open Table reservation, we were surprised and delighted with a complimentary lemon-mascarpone cake with whipped cream and fresh strawberries. It was incredible!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, special occasion, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • JohnVIP
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    Efficient friendly service. Tasty, high quality food.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very mediocre
    MmeBVIP
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    This place has been a great disappointment, partly because the service was really good - so our expectations of the food quality were also high (otherwise we would have turned around and left).... But the food was rather awful - it was curiously bland and spicy at the same time... Bland in terms of taste and spicy/hot because it practically burned my lips and tongue....
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • From the outside, it does
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    From the outside, it does not look like much and would not necessarily be someplace I would have just wondered into. Without reading the positive reviews, I probably would not have tried it - and definitely would have missed out. We had a fantastic dinner. We ordered several Chinese dishes and several sushi rolls to all share. It was perfect. I will definitely be going back.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • They forgot our food!
    MarkVIP
    Dined on 3/9/2014
    We like this restaurant and often order takeout. With young kids we don't go out that often. We dined in on this occasion, and they forgot to make our food! The service was poor and the waiter did not check in on us. When we flagged him down, he asked us many times which dishes we had received. He was incredulous that we had not received any (as were we). We asked for a manager who helped get us the food quickly. It tasted great!!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very Nice experience
    DJsthoughts
    Dined on 3/9/2014
    We went here for my wife's birthday dinner because it was by Millennium Park. Our table was ready on time. While the service was slow, we were not in a hurry so it did not impact our experience very much. The food was outstanding and even our daughter, who does not like this cuisine, found something that she liked. Overall it was a nice experience without being overly pricey. If I had someplace to be, the service would be a concern, however.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food fab
    Susan
    Dined on 2/16/2014
    My spouse and father joined me for dinner at the last minute on a Sunday night. I made reservations on Open Table and the restaurant accommodated. This was the first time we dined here and would definitely come back. The food was good from sushi to thai. They ran out of the mango pudding so I can't wait to try it on our next visit.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, better prices
    Adam
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    I had the chicken pad thai and the Akita roll and they were both very good. I won't go as far as to say they were life changing but they were certainly tasty. What i will say is that the Unconventional Eggroll (or Irregular Eggroll, whatever) was definitely worth trying. On paper it sounds horrid but I had read other reviews that were very positive and I am fan of peanut sauce so I gave it a whirl. Fantastic! Additionally the location is right across the street from Millenium Park and the prices were some of the best in Chicago. Add it all up and you have a winner!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food good, lacking good bar & wifi
    daytona60146
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Food was decent. The fact that the bar couldn't make a daiquiri was a little surprising. Sushi was good. No wifi in the building or good reception either.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just ok
    ChicagoAmyVIP
    Dined on 1/24/2014
    Lots of choices--something for everyone, but nothing is really outstanding. Good place to go before theater or concert because it's reasonably priced.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Perfect for casual dinner
    eaterholicVIP
    Dined on 12/27/2013
    Good quality for the price, great location. Going there often before theater/concert. Usually eating sushi, but see others enjoy hot-wok dishes. They should remove from the menu drinks that they don't cary any longer.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • pre-theater
    daphne
    Dined on 12/13/2013
    Good for a quick bite before the theater. Didn't have sushi or tempura which looked like their main event. The food we ordered was good, tasty, but not stellar.A little heavy on the sauce and a bit too sweet. Nice atmosphere and the wait-staff was very friendly .
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Before theater/concert
    eaterholicVIP
    Dined on 12/5/2013
    A perfect place if you want to get a bite before theater or concert. Good food with reasonable prices. Especially convenient for parties in which some prefer cooked, other raw food. My favorite sushi roll is Obama Nami. By, the way, even their miso soup is much better than in other places.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Michigan Avenue Surprise
    John
    Dined on 11/21/2013
    There aren't many preconcert restaurant choices: good food, quick service, nice ambiance, near Orchestra Hall for a quick walk in cold, windy weather. We found this gem through the Open Table suggestion list after our favorite place, The Gage, was already booked. Fantastically quick service brought us excellent sushi at a very reasonable price. And the same can be said for the sake and wine. There are plenty of other interesting Asian items on the menu. Sushi is only a small portion of the offerings. The room is cozier than we expected. Go now before this find becomes so crowded they can't hold your reservation when traffic causes you to be 45 minutes late, as happened with us.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Japenese/Thai near orchestra hall
    EatingOutAgain
    Dined on 11/19/2013
    Stuck with the signature makimono rolls. Started out with two and they were good enough that we ordered a third. We ordered one with shrimp tempura (south of the border?), the other was yellow tail, and the third was called rainbow. We split a warm house saki (least expensive one) since it was a drink special that night of 50% off. The portions were decent. The ingredients were fresh. Service was typical, nothing awesome or poor. The timing was good, we didn't have to wait too long for our food to arrive which was great because we needed to be at orchestra hall in an hour. Overall, if you are looking for Japanese / Thai food near orchestra hall, art institute, or millennium park, you won't go wrong going here.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fast service/fresh food
    csofoodie
    Dined on 11/9/2013
    Great variety. Friendly, courteous, quick service. Bustling feel, not for romantic dinner out, but great for pre-concert fast meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food at great prices
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/8/2013
    We actually went here to eat before seeing "Wicked". It was 5pm on Friday night and it was very quiet. The wait staff was attentive and friendly. We ordered drinks, appetizers, and maki and were still out in less than an hour. The prices are very reasonable. It was a more casual restaurant but the interior is well decorated and inviting. We won't hesitate to come again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bad experience
    Horrible
    Dined on 10/18/2013
    Was treated very rudely from the beginning to end. I am in the customer service industry and it was the worst experience ever
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Meh
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/29/2013
    Food was fine, but a little pricey. Ordered a standard drink that wasn't one of their fancy cocktails and it was absolutely terrible.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Worthy Sushi
    Michael
    Dined on 8/17/2013
    I am from LA, and I believe the Sushi here is just as good as any great Sushi place in LA. The prices are very reasonable, and the service was great. I visited Hot Woks last year as well, and it was just as good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good location for Millennium Park
    JandBVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2013
    Oriental food in a good setting at prices that were acceptable. We ate here before going to a concert in Millennium Park and enjoyed the food and service. Nice selection of Sake too.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Customer Service Lacking
    vbresdVIP
    Dined on 8/4/2013
    Maybe it's a cultural thing for waitresses to be rude. It's the first Sushi place where I experienced bad waitresses, though. But a lot of the asian restaurants have poor service. Almost like we're annoying them if we ask for something...like more water... On this particular day, our waitress was rude, unattentive, and made the experience something that I wouldn't want to repeat. The bad thing...the food was great. But you can't just rely on the good food sometimes. I think eventually the restaurant will suffer. It's a service industry. Smile for God's sake, and if someone asks for something, remember, it's actually your job to get it. I will say the food is worth going for once. But you may not want to return...
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fresh and Amazing Menu
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/3/2013
    You can get great noodle dishes, sushi and Asian favorites here and the variety is terrific. The prices won't break your bank. We went to the one on Michigan Avenue and loved it, our fourth time. We will be back!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for lunch, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Poor service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 6/19/2013
    Our appetizer was brought to the table at the same time as the main course - and two of us were served the main course well ahead of the other two. Food was decent - but the poor service ruined the pre-theater dinner celebration.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Multi-Asian al fresco, Michigan Ave
    Loves2DineWellVIP
    Dined on 6/15/2013
    Quite a variety of cuisines in their appetizers and entrees, plus a big assortment of sushi, maki rolls, sashimi, etc. My husband LOVED his panang curry and helped me polish off 3 orders of sushi/maki. Our server was attentive and sweet and the food is modestly priced. Food was fresh and tasty, catering to Americans' concepts of these dishes (rather than seeming authentic). A pleasant experience overall. The interior of the place is nothing special, so dine outside for some great people-watching along Michigan Avenue. That's living!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, great service,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/8/2013
    Great food, great service, great people, great location, great price.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Exceptional and patient wait staff
    JulesVIP
    Dined on 6/8/2013
    Excellent dining experience with the whole family!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Value
    LT999
    Dined on 6/7/2013
    The only thing lacking is perhaps more ambiance. Food was good and very kid friendly.
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    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Affordable spot with good
    JustBeeVIP
    Dined on 5/30/2013
    Affordable spot with good food. Location right across from the Art Institute is a plus.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Quick Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 5/21/2013
    My daughter and I wanted a quick dinner and we were in the mood for sushi. I found this place on Open Table while visiting in Chicago and its location was easy to find. I was very pleased with the service and the attention they gave us and the constant smiles. What a nice change to see from a server. I ordered soup and was shocked to see how big the bowl was. It was close to a meal in itself. We both got two rolls each and they were stuffed. The meal was fast, good and our time together was fantastic as well. I found this to be a great location for good conversation, real good food and very happy pleasant people not only working here but dinning here as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/18/2013
    I'd recommend a reservation. They were very busy when we ate there. We loved the food. Great service and the food was very attractive as well as tasty.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent sushi
    KingDan
    Dined on 5/11/2013
    My wife and I love sushi. Their signature rolls were delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect before a show!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 5/3/2013
    We went here before the Chicago Symphony performance. The service was fast and efficient and we had no problem getting out in less than 90 minutes. The sushi was excellent, well prepared, and the service was great! The chocolate dessert was also excellent!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always DELICIOUS food. Quality,
    ServerAndGuestVIP
    Dined on 4/16/2013
    Always DELICIOUS food. Quality, value, and efficient service. Don't let the sign outside fool you, a bright, inviting and relaxing atmosphere welcomes you inside.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pleasant surprise
    JenwomonVIP
    Dined on 4/6/2013
    I was pleasantly surprised by the food here. I chose it because it was close to the theater and we needed a quick meal before the show. My partner had very good sushi and rolls, and I had two excellent sashimi specials. I will certainly go back.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The menu was diverse, featuring
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/24/2013
    The menu was diverse, featuring an eclectic collection of Asian fusion cuisine, making it very difficult to make a decision. There really is something for everyone on the menu and the people in my party sampled sushi, Thai food, and tempura. All of us were very happy with our selections. The service was efficient, friendly, fast, and professional. I'd go back for more in a heartbeat.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate