Jellyfish
Jellyfish

Jellyfish

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.jellyfishchicago.com/
  • Phone: 3126603111x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Sunday to Wednesday: 11:30am - 12:00am
    Thursday to Saturday: 11:30am to 2:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Sushi, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Pan-Asian
  • Executive Chef: Chef Hector Marcial & Sushi Chef Puje Dorlig
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Off-site catering available, please call us for more information.
  • Entertainment: Live DJs every Friday & Saturday from 8:00p-2:00a
    Bears, Bulls & Blackhawks Games featured at the bar.
  • Special Events: Check our web-site for the latest on up-coming special events.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between Oak & Bellevue
  • Public Transit: Between the Red Line Chicago & Division Stop
  • Parking: Valet
A word from Jellyfish
Jellyfish is an intimate pan-Asian restaurant and lounge, the perfect counterpoint for guests looking to have a special and at times exclusive downtown dining and drinking experience. Our second floor glass atrium offers stunning views of the vibrant & legendary Rush Street. The 95-seat restaurant is an escape from the crowded sidewalks below into a space that is exotic and distinctly Chicago. Upon entering the world of Jellyfish, patrons begin a journey of the senses as utmost attention is paid to stylish interior, global music, delectable fare, enthralling scents and the highest level of service. Dive in and immerse yourself in the mesmerizing world of Jellyfish, where the inspiration draws from the beauty and rhythm of these mysterious creatures.
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Jellyfish reviews from OpenTable diners
114 reviews since June 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (55)hot spot (54)vibrant bar scene (45)special occasion (42)romantic (39)good for groups (37)neighborhood gem (36)late-night find (33)scenic view (27)great for lunch (16)great for brunch (8)kid-friendly (6)great for outdoor dining (2)notable wine list (2)Show More
  • Great food and service
    TedsVIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    First time visit and we loved it. Service was fabulous and the food was really really good. It's a nice alternative to all the other restaurants in the Triangle. Would go back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Sushi lovers!
    penguinpersonVIP
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    We love sushi and eat at Japanese restaurants all over, so we didn't expect to be all that impressed by Jellyfish. We were mistaken! The sweet potato roll is unbelievable, and so was everything else we ordered. Even the glass of Pinot Grigio was delicious. The decor is very chic and fun and different. The service was perfectly attentive but not intrusive. Go!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Favorite Sushi Restaurant!
    kskkkk
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Love this place will always be a returning customer. Great to come for a drink or late night food spot.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful
    LolliGirl
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    My best friend and I have been living in the city for years now and love to dine around. We had never been to Jellyfish prior to our reservation last Friday, and we were blown away. The drinks were incredible, the food was incredible, the ambiance was perfect. So fantastic on so many levels, I have already recommended Jellyfish to many friends and family members - perfect for a girls night out, date night, etc. So happy to have discovered this place!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • fantastic
    CaptainVIP
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    As fresh as you can get. Excellent rolls, great wine. Go earlier in the week and you have the place to yourself. Otherwise this place gets jumping...overall five stars. Get the roll with the potatoe and seared salmon.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Big Let Down
    LDanoviaVIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Host was rude from the moment we checked in, then made it a point to only speak with every table in my area except ours. Food was less than mediocre and bar tender took our change. Yes I tip, but please give me the opportunity to do so. Lychee martini was delish and server was attentive. I will NOT return and will spread the word regarding how dismissive the host was.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • it was okay
    chan
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    not overwhelmed by the food and ambiance, this was first and last time for me
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome Find
    youngfoodie
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    My mother and I recently took a weekend trip to chicago, and we wanted a dining experience we could not get back home. I made the reservation at Jellyfish the same day, although I am surprised they did not fill up days in advance. I am on crutches and for some restaurants that may have been a hassle. They were very accommodating. The service was excelent from start to finish and our waiter was very knowledgable about the menu. The drinks were also amazing and went great with the ambiance. Our food was also delicious and I recommend getting a lot of plates to share (the crab tacos are to die for). Overall we had a great night at Jellyfish.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yummy sushi, hurried waitress
    ChicagoNewbie
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Jo had been looking forward to dining at Jellyfish ever since I moved to Chicano in June. The food went above and beyond my expectations and the atmosphere was cool and trendy. Great company, amazing food and tasty drinks would add up to a perfect evening if I hadn't felt rushed by the waitress and table runners. Although the server was extremely fast, I had barely put down my chopsticks that my plate was whisked away (no chance to savor my ginger). After our desert was brought, the check was placed on the table with "no rush," however that is all I felt. I would still highly recommend Jellyfish to any sushi lover in Chicago.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always Great!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    My boyfriend and I usually eat at Jellyfish when we visit Chicago. The sushi is always fresh, great service, atmosphere and the drinks are good!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Repeat Diner at Jellyfish
    AliceBCVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    One of my favorite restaurants in the neighborhood!! I keep going back!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Overrated
    Nightout
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    This place was very trendy but the food definitely left something to e desired. Started with Thai chili edamame that was good but not enough salt. We shared 3 of their signature rolls. Very bland. I was very underwhelmed by the sushi, very surprised because of all of the great reviews. And the restaurant wasn't very full and all of the two-tops are right on top of each other. If you are on a date, do you want to be sharing that experience with other people basically sitting with you? Several other couples refused to be seated at these tables.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Poor accommodation of client
    Foody4fun
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Had reservations for 2, place was empty, asked to sit by window & was told it was reserved for large party, 1/2 hr. later they sat 2 tops w/couples. Manager said it was a "misunderstanding". Won't go back. A little goes a long way in customer service. Waitress was awesome.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Yummy
    Lour
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    We had a great dinner! Great service. Love the blue!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, late-night find, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dinner
    Gliui
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    We choose Jellyfish for our last dinner in Chicago: great food, great wine, beautiful place.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food in excellent location
    Cy100
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    We really enjoyed our dinner at jellyfish. The sushi was really fresh and there was a good choice. We also really enjoyed the squid salad and popcorn shrimp. Good atmosphere with a great atrium looking out to buzzy Rush St. Our waitress seemed a little disinterested but not so much to put us off.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was great
    Alexa1226
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Jellyfish was delicious. We had edamame, mini crab tacos and the black diamond roll. The corsage (drink) was amazing! The service was really bad, but the manager apologized and comped our drinks. They where also 45 minutes late seating us for our reservation, but I get the feeling that was a fluke and it was handled well by the manager.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Experience!!!
    Ruchik
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Just went here for my wedding anniversary. I knew there were only a few seats towards the front that had a view so I requested this on Opentable. We were seated right next to the windows with a perfect view looking onto Rush street. They also had "happy anniversary" printed at the top of our menu! Not a big deal I know, but a very nice personal touch. We ordered a few small plates (Wagyu beef sliders and spicy fish tacos were excellent) and a few rolls of sushi. All of the food was not only excellent, but timed well so that we were not sitting there with 4-5 different dishes all at once. I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone, one of the best culinary experiences I've had in a long time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • First time here
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003VIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    It was our first time at this restaurant, and it did not disappoint. From the hostess station to the manager at the end of the meal, everyone is very accommodating and friendly. The drinks and food are excellent. I spilled a some of my second drink and our waitress, Stephanie, brought me another without even asking. The bar did get noisy but that was later in the evening. We had the brownie dessert with ice cream and carmelized bananas, it was pretty good, although the brownie was dry. Restaurant just blocks from Oak Street beach where we walked afterward. Outstanding evening and would definitely return!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Japanese dining.
    Foodie
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    It was a wonderful Japanese dining experience. It was a bit pricey but it was worth it. I was surprised that even if it's more in the area of the hip young crowd scene, it was definitely kid/family friendly. We will definitely come back...
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • why make a reservation?
    passion4foodVIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    While this was my 3rd time back at this restaurant, it was frustrating to wait for 30 minutes when I had taken the time to make a reservation in advance. For that long of a wait, it would have been nice for the acting manager to offer me a free app or drink. There are too many great restaurants in Chicago at which to dine and it is really unreasonable to have to wait that long :(
    Special Features:
    late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Awesome experience!
    luv2dine
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We came there to celebrate my girlfriend's birthday on Saturday night. Our waitress went above and beyond to make sure our experiene was special. The food was delicious and drinks were amazing! Try the Moscow mule and Cloud 9 for sure. They brought a special birthday treat at the end. I will definitely be going back with more friends. The ambiance is awesome with the DJ playing tunes. It feels like this is a restaurant out ot South Beach. Thank you!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best sushi in town
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    This was our first time coming to Jellyfish and we must say its the best sushi in town. We came here to celebrate our one year anniversary. The drinks, appetizers and sushi were amazing!!! I recommend the edamame with all three toppings. The drinks are strong so one or two will make you happy for the rest of the night. We did get the lobster roll called the cherry blossom. Its so worth the price!!! The lobster was fresh and the presentation is beautiful! Overall, very good service and they made our anniversary special. Thank you Jellyfish!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • annaVIP
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Service was horrible and disappointing. Food was decent but I wouldn't return.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Sushilicious
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    My date...a sushi fanatic, and I thoroughly were in sushi heaven.....great food, happy and helpful server and dramatic atmosphere...definately recommend!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great find!
    Urbancitygirl
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    The food was absolutely incredible! The presentations were creative as well! I honestly can't wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Vibrant cocktails & sushi
    looooovefoodVIP
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    Consistently great service, creative but approachable pan Asian. The open walls atrium is serene and a chill spot to see and be seen with a cocktail and sushi set in a sea of tranquil blue.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Jellyfish is a MUST
    AmandaVIP
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    Amazing Food, service and good times are always on the menu at Jellyfish!!!!
    Special Features:
    scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food!
    DateNight
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Pretty much amazing! Been meaning to try this place. Truly was worth the wait.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Don't plan on a quiet dinner!
    ramchathamVIP
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    Food is fine but this is a very NOISY place. It is hard to carry on a conversation without shouting. The décor is attractive but the seats & tables are very low making it generally uncomfortable for all but the very young.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Spot
    Overcooked
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    Joseph DeVito succeeds again. Great food, ample portions and friendly and prompt service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • really cool place!
    BCH21
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Never had better sushi than this place! The ambience and service is great as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fantastic Bartender + sushi
    CitifiedLadyVIP
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    I had a cocktail while waiting for a friend on an early weeknight. Observing the bartender (a pretty foreign young lady, whose name I neglected) create complicated cocktails while effortlessly attending to the customers, and/or those dining at the bar, and drinks for waitstaff's table orders. She gave each customer personal and patient attention. It made me want to go back for the drinks alone. ***New to me - edamame comes in flavors here*** the "spicy" version is for the most serious. Sushi rolls are v.nice but menu has been westernized; cream cheese makes an appearance here. The mix of people & attire makes it comfortable; I saw casual/jeans, the typical after work crowd & the "Rush St" date groupies. On a weekday, it was a nice mix.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great sushi!!
    Livitup
    Dined on 6/23/2014
    Great sushi a little expensive. Try going from 2-5 and check out their happy hour menu with reduced price rolls. All of them are delicious!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding sushi and Atmosphere
    Dave81230
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Great place to take someone special. It is a quaint location on Rush St. with an outstanding menu of fresh tasting sushi. Nothing rubbery or tasteless about the rolls we sampled. Highly recommend the Black Diamond and Mexican roll.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    I was impressed by the level of service and attention given to us!
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • An Excellent Sushi location
    wsutter
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    An excellent locaqtion for sushi in downtown Chicago. Proces are Great and food is excellent!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Jules
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Really enjoyed the atmosphere of the restaurant and will definitely come back here.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome Sushi
    Luvshoes87
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    The food was wonderful, crab tacos and honey walnut shrimp appetizers were so yummy that we had a second order of them. Sushi was fresh and excellent grade of fish
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beautiful sushi and surroundings
    VeggieGirl
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    I am not a sushi pro, but often dine with those who are. I find the presentation, quality, and flavor of the maki rolls at Jellyfish to be exquisite, and my companions who actually know sushi quite well agree. We have always found the service to be excellent, whether we were a table of two or (on one occasion) a party of 20+ that we planned with the excellent assistance of the staff there. The bar scene is definitely something for the young at heart and (let's face it) in years, but the occasional older interlopers seem to be welcome. Jellyfish is one of my favorite restaurants and (on the rare occasion when I go to a bar) bars.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.