Hot Woks Cool Sushi - Roscoe Village
Hot Woks Cool Sushi - Roscoe Village

Hot Woks Cool Sushi - Roscoe Village

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.hotwokscoolsushi.com/
  • Phone: (773) 880-9800
  • Hours of Operation:
    Daily: 11:00am - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Sushi, Japanese
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes

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A word from Hot Woks Cool Sushi - Roscoe Village
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.

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Hot Woks Cool Sushi - Roscoe Village reviews from OpenTable diners
3 reviews since July 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.7
  • Food4.7
    Service5
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelEnergetic
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (3)great for lunch (2)kid-friendly (1)great for outdoor dining (1)good for groups (1)Show More
  • It's fast becoming our 'local'
    nbks3VIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    We've been so many times that we get greeted by our first names, and we keep going back because it's such good food but with friendly service to match. They've also introduced specials which have fast become a favorite - the XOXO beef is so tasty. Always pristine, everything is cooked fresh and you never get the feeling they're too busy.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 2 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 26, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.5
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance3.5
    • Service5
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The following 24 reviews are from the Hot Woks Cool Sushi - Roscoe Village reviews archive.
  • Dinner Before a Show
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    My family really enjoyed our dinner! The food was delicious, the service was great and the atmosphere was welcoming and hip!
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Fit For Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food was awesome - our table
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    Food was awesome - our table had people ordering both rolls and entrees, and everything was delicious. Restaurant was eerily quiet and slow for a nice Saturday night. Service was super friendly and nice but a little slow. Overall a good experience, just wondering why the place wasnt busier.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Terrible experience
    Funboy1126
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Caveat-it was valentines day, but a restaurant should prepare. Table wasn't ready per reservation. Didn't want to sit next to the door, so we sat at the counter. Manager (maybe) saw our disdain and told us he would set a new table as someone was just leaving. That took 15 minutes. We sat there for 10 more before someone asked us if we wanted a drink. We ordered everything at once seeing how things were going. 25 minutes later my Panang came, semi warm, and it was almost cold 10 minutes later when my partners sushi arrived. Sushi wasn't great. Saw waitress twice the whole evening and someone else had to get our check for us. Never got the advertised valentines fortune cookie, or any for that matter. Focus clearly was on take out, not us.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Proud to be a regular customer
    nbks3VIP
    Dined on 4/12/2013
    Not my first time and won't be my last - always a great place for good quality, tasty food and drinks. We went early on Friday at 5pm before the rush, greeted by name, seated straight away, and excellent service. This is now a staple on our going-out list for a no fuss, no risk, guaranteed quality meal and enjoyable date.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very friendly atmosphere.
    PattiVIP
    Dined on 3/22/2013
    Very friendly atmosphere. Servers very helpful. Good variety on the menu.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Given that it is a chain,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 3/16/2013
    Given that it is a chain, the food was very good, the service was great, and the atmosphere was comfortable.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The sushi is always fresh
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 3/13/2013
    The sushi is always fresh and the service is warm and welcoming. A perfect neighborhood go-to spot!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good Sushi, wide variety
    MomSaysVIP
    Dined on 3/9/2013
    This is a pleasant place with nice service & good sushi. The plus is they also have Thai dishes so there's a bigger selection. Liquor served. If one of their locations is convenient you'll get good, reliable dishes in a pleasant setting.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Best Panang Curry in Chicago!!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 1/13/2013
    My family and I eat here at least once a month. It's my go to place for lunch because I know it will always be delicious!! They have the best Panang Curry in Chicago! Their sushi is also delicious, and very fresh. My favorite is the Harajuku roll, it tastes amazing!!! I'm so glad I found this place.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great sushi, service, and
    NORNVIP
    Dined on 1/4/2013
    Great sushi, service, and tables not so crowded together so there is some privacy during the meal. Will be back often.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Girl's Nite
    JulzSully
    Dined on 12/13/2012
    The food is good and I felt they had a decent beer list. The service was great. One thing I didn't like was the place was kind of small and I felt like the tables were too close to one another. I know they have outdoor seating in the summer so I would like that better when there is an option.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Felt more "fast casual" than
    kovert
    Dined on 11/4/2012
    Felt more "fast casual" than fine dining, which was fine for a casual sushi dinner. I enjoyed the sushi (the Obamanami roll is great) but my date was not a fan of the sake. Sushi came out quickly but the service was slow overall. I'd probably go again if I was craving sushi in that neighborhood, but I wouldn't go for a special occasion.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I was once again pleased with
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 8/3/2012
    I was once again pleased with Hot Woks Cool Sushi. I have now had both sushi and hot items. The Beef satay was different than I have ever had and it was delicious. I enjoy the ambiance of this restaurant. The wine list is decent as well. No complaints from me.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Consistent never boring
    nbks3VIP
    Dined on 6/18/2012
    Consistently good food, and great friendly staff - I was welcomed by name as they remember I use OpenTable to make my bookings! Also they allowed us to order the HotWoks noodles that is no longer on the menu, but is available on the takeaway menu and is a great dish. They give us reasons to keep coming back, and we do because we'd miss it if it were gone!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I ordered take out from their
    MellenVIP
    Dined on 4/29/2012
    I ordered take out from their location at Pulaski/Kennedy for a long time then discovered they opened a new spot in Roscoe Village and happened upon it while in the neighborhood. Good rolls and good service, affordable with a good selection to cover just about anyones palate!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I love the ambiance and decor
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 4/1/2012
    I love the ambiance and decor of this restaurant, it's a perfect little neighborhood spot and doesn't feel like a chain. The food was delicious, we had both hot dishes and sushi. The gyoza (spelling?) were delicious. Servers were very nice.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food is good, service was ok
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 3/15/2012
    Everything was good but our waitress simply assumed that we didn't want to order anything more after our one glass of wine each, the one roll and apps. We might have ordered another glass of wine or another roll. Very strange and she missed out on a bigger check.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I wanted to like this place-good
    SeeFoodieVIP
    Dined on 10/3/2011
    I wanted to like this place-good location and reasonable prices. Although more reflective of bad (or indifferent) parenting than of the establishment itself, the (loud and mobile) children who, when they did sit, amused themselves by hanging on the suspended wall panels causing them to sway throughout our dinner proved both distracting and potentially dangerous. It would have been nice if someone--perhaps an owner/manager concerned for his guests--had suggested to the parents that perhaps their little darlings might act as if they were in a public space and not at home, and that pulling down the walls was both a no-no and a lawsuit waiting to happen. No pun intended this experience left a bad taste. Meh. I will not be back.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A new local staple
    nbks3VIP
    Dined on 9/7/2011
    A neighborhood place that is clean, efficient and friendly with great Asian food from the hot wok (we don't even eat cool sushi and still dine here). We've been back twice in as many weeks for the crab rangoon and the Hot Woks noodles - the sauce has the right amount of sweet taste and spicy kick, plus everything seems so fresh. We've been once on a weekend where there was a 10 minute wait for walk-ins, and midweek where we were one of a handful of tables still going 30 minutes from closing, and it was half price bottled beers (Asahi, Tsing Tao, Sapporo etc.). It's definitely been added to our list of staples.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • One of my favorite sushi restaurant
    tapaslove
    Dined on 8/9/2011
    One of my favorite sushi restaurants in the city!! Hot Woks is consistently delicious!! Service is phenomenal!!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • CONSISTENTLY GREAT EVERY TIME!!!
    tapasloveVIP
    Dined on 7/21/2011
    CONSISTENTLY GREAT EVERY TIME!!! Hot Woks delivers great food, exceptional service and we keep coming back for more. We order take out and dine in very frequently. Love this place!!!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • favorite sushi restaurant...love
    tapaslove
    Dined on 2/25/2011
    favorite sushi restaurant...love their rolls!!! fukudome rocks!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Hot Woks Cool Sushi was such
    Abbe
    Dined on 12/31/2010
    Hot Woks Cool Sushi was such a relief, considering we booked late on New Year's Eve. The food was good and the prices were reasonable. One of my favorite bottles of wine was on the wine list, and by the time we'd polished it off, our server brought us free champagne. All in all, it was a nice experience.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I think this is a perfect
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 12/10/2010
    I think this is a perfect neighborhood sushi spot. Reasonably priced and a nice drink list. Not necessarily a destination spot, but a nice date option and seats are always available on the weeknights and most weekends easily.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet