Hot Woks Cool Sushi - Pulaski
Hot Woks Cool Sushi - Pulaski

Hot Woks Cool Sushi - Pulaski

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.hotwokscoolsushi.com/
  • Phone: 7732821818
  • Hours of Operation:
    Daily: 11:30am - 9:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Sushi, Contemporary Asian, Pan-Asian
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: BYO Liquor, Delivery, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout

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  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Hot Woks Cool Sushi - Pulaski
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 - Pulaski reviews from OpenTable diners
2 reviews since June 28, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food3.5
    Service4
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
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  • recent visit
    rene
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    we enjoyed the food ok, but some items were just simply "off" : the spring rolls were sugary, and the tenpura was way more greasy than it usually is. most importantly, i had some problems with the sushi. some of the rolls we had include the oceano and the spicy tako, and both rolls were very strange. the tako was rubbery, and the oceano was just straight up weird. i've never in my entire life left sushi rolls behind in any sushi restaurant, sushi bar, or market, and we just couldn't finish the oceano.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 1 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 28, 2014
    • Overall Rating4
    • Food4
    • Ambiance4
    • Service4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 19 reviews are from the Hot Woks Cool Sushi - Pulaski reviews archive.
  • Neighboorhood Spot
    Inn162
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    I am glad that this place is around the corner where I live. Food, service, and ambience are good. Will be back since the sushi was good and it was BYOB. Also its a good idea to make a reservation with opentable if you do no not wait for a table since it's a small place.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • My favorite Irving Park place!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    If you can handle some spicy, get the Panang Noodles! I get them once a week. Does that tell you how much I love it?!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unexpectedly disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    I did not expect the dining area to be so small. Too many people attempting to eat, work, clean, and cook in such a terrible building layout for a restaurant. I had to squeeze by the waitresses to make it to the stairs to use the restroom. Definitely not an appropriate place for those that aren't agile. We made a reservation in advance, and I was extremely disappointed to see that our table was immediately next to the waitresses' station for drinks, register, phones, etc. The ambience was nonexistent. I was not impressed with the maki, but the entree was tolerable. Immediately after finishing dinner, our plates were taken and the bill was left on the table. It felt like a "thanks for coming, but hurry up and leave now".
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious and fun!
    Katlady
    Dined on 1/10/2014
    My husband and I had an excellent experience at Hot Woks Cool Sushi. We just moved to the area and plan to be regulars at this restaurant!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Comfortable Neighborhood Spot
    Cinnamon
    Dined on 12/10/2013
    acceptable, it is not outstanding. I had the salmon bento box -the salmon was served floating in a soup of glaze which was quite thick, sweet and overwhelmed the fish. Made it far less healthy as well as less tasty. "asian cole slaw" was half cabbage topped with inches of chow mein noodles on top - more than cabbage, so it was again not healthy. The Tum Yum has a nice balance of sour and ginger but again, the portion of sugar is too much and it overwhelms the dish. If I am local, I would eat here (and I am) but I wouldn't go out of my way otherwise. service is great and the ambiance was fine but hte room is a glass walled extension that was freezing -
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, late-night find, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesomeness
    Brenda
    Dined on 10/4/2013
    Simple yet delicious and inexpensive! Can't wait to go back!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We order out from here quite
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 4/20/2013
    We order out from here quite often, but don't usually eat in house. I was there for a birthday dinner. The appetizers/maki were quite good but the entrees we ordered (gluten free) were disappointing. They were not very warm and quite bland. Because it was a party I did not complain but in retrospect wish I would have at least had them warm it up. Also wish they had a few more dessert choices.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Local gem. Great food. Good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/19/2013
    Local gem. Great food. Good service. BYOB what more can you ask for.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I've been here many times
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 4/14/2013
    I've been here many times before and it is always a pleasant experience. Fresh food and lovely service
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • For the price and option to
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/20/2012
    For the price and option to have sashimi what more can u ask for. Very fresh fish and seafood, best bet it's BYOB; great place for on a budget.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Went here on weeknight around
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/2/2012
    Went here on weeknight around 7, they werent that busy and we were promptly seated. We ordered our drinks and an appetizer, since this was our first time here we were taking our time looking at the menu but the girl kept coming to take our order even after we told her a couple of times we needed more time. We just really felt rushed. We were done with out food which by the way was really good. The girl right away brought us our check, we told her we were interested in dessert. She didn't even ask if we wanted our check already. The place is really small and we were sort of close to the kitchen so the space gets fairly warm really quickly. The tables are also placed really close to each other too. Overall good food service needs improvement.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pulaski Location
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 5/1/2012
    My daughter loves sushi and is always looking for the next great "sushi experience"... We went to the Pulaski location for her birthday. The restaurant quickly accommodated our reservation change, seating us immediately. There is plenty of variety so the non-sushi diners can be accommodated as well. My wife tried the asparagus roll and was pleasantly suprised that she actually liked it. It is a great fusion place with reasonable prices. Outside was pouring rain but we are definitely going back.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great spot amazing food. Only
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 4/27/2012
    Great spot amazing food. Only down plus is place is to compact. Tables are to close together because dinning area is small. You can hear your neighbor chewing
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Intro to Sushi spot!!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 3/30/2012
    It's a little tight on space downstairs, but fun. Upstairs is cool and with a group its even better.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The restaurant is pretty and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 1/28/2012
    The restaurant is pretty and has quick service. The food is good. I would go again.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Some craved sushi, some craved
    sofiadujourVIP
    Dined on 1/8/2012
    Some craved sushi, some craved a hearty plate full of dense noodles in a rich sauce ... some ended up at Hot Woks Cool Sushi and were all satisfied :D
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 11/27/2011
    Great food, good prices. The service is ok. We were there late, on a Sunday, and the servers were rushing a bit, but they were closing soon. They should slow down and ask before taking anything unfinished from a table. Other than that, everything was fantastic. Love the food and the price, plus it's a BYOB.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food! Kind of pricey...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/15/2011
    Right by the expressway, kind of loud even with only some people inside. But the prices were a little higher than I thought, but the food was really good. Watch out for the noodle dish yaki soba, it was spicy!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Love hot wok! Will be frequenting
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 1/30/2011
    Love hot wok! Will be frequenting this lovely sushi restaurant. Plus, it's byob.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate