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Jellyfish
Jellyfish
  • Address:
    1009 N. Rush St., 2nd Floor
    Chicago, IL 60611
    Neighborhood:
    Gold Coast / Streeterville
  • Cuisine:
    Pan-Asian
    Price: $31 to $50

Jellyfish Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.jellyfishchicago.com
  • Phone: (312) 660-3111
  • 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: Pan-Asian, Sushi, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
  • 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 & Promotions: 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.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "Pretty much amazing! Been meaning to try this place. Truly was worth the wait."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "Never had better sushi than this place! The ambience and service is great as well."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Joseph DeVito succeeds again. Great food, ample portions and friendly and prompt service."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "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!!"
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Really enjoyed the atmosphere of the restaurant and will definitely come back here."
    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"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "An excellent locaqtion for sushi in downtown Chicago. Proces are Great and food is excellent!"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "I was impressed by the level of service and attention given to us!"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "My MO when traveling is to dine at places I don't have in my Dallas-Fort Worth home town. So in Chicago for a few days on business, I was looking for that special someplace different. Jellyfish fit the bill nicely. So glad I went. Great good. Great service. Great location. Not much more I can say."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "Jellyfish was excellent. The food was great and the ambiance was superb !"
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Went their on a Friday; great service as always. Margaret was our waitress. She comped a round of drinks which was really nice. I felt bad after seeing I only tipped 20% for the great service--I should have left more :) Anyways, you can't go wrong at Jellyfish great place!"
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "The sushi was not fresh at all and I was so disappointed in how lack lustered the service was. I didn't complain I just paid and left. "
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "Simply great food, hip place, terrific service. A gem!"
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "Jellyfish certainly seems like the place to see and be seen, the decor and energy similar to that of Osha Thai in San Francisco; high-end Asian with a nightclub twist. Despite briefly wondering if I was trendy enough to sit at the "cool kids table" upon arriving, the staff was gracious and accommodating enough to dispel those worries. The menu creative and extensive and certainly a great value for the portions and quality. The cocktail list was innovative and refreshing as well. Overall, Jellyfish managed to combine cool with comfortable in a refreshing way."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Wonderful food, great atmosphere, service is perfect. Absolutely enjoyed my dinner and experience. My second time at the restaurant and it did not disappoint. Will be back next time I'm in Chicago. Highly recommend. "
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "My boyfriend and I made reservations for a Saturday night and we had to wait although we had reservations for the time when we arrived. After being seated, we sat for 30 minutes without any waiter or waitress coming to our table. No one acknowledged us or told us they would be with us in a minute. We decided to leave and the hostess who sat us watched us walk out without saying anything. The service at this restaurant is so terrible; it is literally nonexistent. "
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "I loved the spicy rolls...the angry jalapeños was my favorite. "
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "Seats in the dining area were a little too low for my short date, so we decided to sit at the bar, which turned out to be a great experience."
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "The title says it all... Our server was very attentive and accommodating. And the food was drool worthy -every single bite. If my husband and I decide to move to Chicago, we'll definitely be going back!"
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "Chicken and green tea waffles, fruit maki roll (they should call it frui-shi), unagi Benedict, nori Omlette, bloody with uni shooter, lychee mimosa...no brunch like it."
    Dined on 5/4/2014
  • "The new summer drinks and food were good, but very over priced for the quantity. Great location in Viagra Triangle--was expecting a more lively scene, but was pretty empty for the after work crowd. I had been wanting to try Jellyfish for sometime now and did, but don't think I need to rush back anytime soon. "
    Dined on 4/30/2014
  • "The quality of the food at Jellyfish is always outstanding! "
    Dined on 4/15/2014
  • "I have been to Jellyfish at least 8 times now!! I love it!!"
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "Was very excited to have a new sushi place in my neighborhood. Went to Jellyfish with a couple friends, and while the food was great, overall, I wasn't too impressed. The food was overpriced for what you got - $9 edamame? C'mon. The blue lights make it seem like they are trying a little to hard to be cool and the service left a lot to be desired, and it was a slow Monday night. The Crabby Eel roll was amazing, but everything else was on par with Friends sushi which is also on Rush and better priced. Overall, we had a good time and good food, but I don't really know if it would be my first choice in that area when you have RA and Friends so close by. "
    Dined on 4/21/2014
  • "The food is decent but the scene leave much to be desired for depending on where you sit, which could be right next to the window of a clothing store looking at a mannequin with thumping club music blasting in your ears. It's very very loud in there; both the music and the people eating there. Crowd was in their 20's and 30's. The tables that we ate off of were essentially tiny end tables. Not the comfortable and elegant style I was expecting for a restaurant in such an upscale area. The place feels like a cheap knock off. The food was good though."
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "My group was a little old for the crowd, but we had a good time and the food was terrific. Started with appetizers like soy beef bao, cooked wasabi beef on a hot rock with a great marinade. For entrees we had a great looking and tasting El Sol roll, sushi combo, fire dragon, spicy tuna tempura and tuna nigiri. The place has a great look, a little loud but manageable, at least early!"
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "Clearly, this is a hot spot in the Gold Coast for the younger crowd, and that's cool. It's a nice environment, but the server was awful. Thankfully, the food was real good! We'll probably not be back."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "everything about Jellyfish was OUTSTANDING. Our waitress transformed our dining experience into a fun adventure!!"
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "This is my second time at Jellyfish (the first was during Restaurant Week earlier this year). I HAD to return to celebrate my birthday. My group was quickly seated. Our servers were friendly and extremely attentive (despite the Saturday night dinner rush). The ambiance is best described in three words: sexy, chic, and fun! The cool tones of the lighting and the live DJ spinning house and dance beats enhanced our dining experience. Dinner was phenomenal! The food was flavorful, masterfully prepared, and artfully plated. The kitchen even prepared a modified version of the noodles for a friend with dietary restrictions. Dessert was breathtaking and the waiter surprised me with a celebratory ice cream scoop!"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "I brought my mom to Jellyfish for her bday because she has never had sushi and I wanted to introduce her to it at a place I knew she would love! (My dad was out of town for work so he couldn't join us) We started with the rock shrimp, mini crab tacos and lettuce wraps. While the lettuce wraps were a bit messy she loved the shrimp and the tacos!!! We ordered a spicy tuna roll and a tempura shrimp roll (safe sushi intro for her) and she is hooked!! Thank you for such an amazing time! We will be back with my dad!!"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Went with a group of girls for a 30th birthday and from the moment we walked in, we were welcomed by blue lights and great music. We were given a small cozy booth near the bar and started off each getting a different specialty drink (all of which were amazing...especially the prosecco drink and the old fashioned!) The edamame can be dressed in a variety of sauces (yum!) and the crab tacos were a huge hit. We ordered several rolls along with a veggie noodle dish for one of the girls (which ended up being devoured by all of us!) The waiter got blue birthday shots for all of us and the GM even stopped by and helped us get at in at a nearby exclusive nightclub! We felt like royalty and will definitely be back next time we hit the town!"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "The booths in front of the bar are way too tight. They need to remove one and space the rest out accordingly. The bases on the booths are huge and take up all the space for your feet. I couldn't get mine under the table without being on the base and then hitting the person sitting opposite me. When left to the side the waiter was constantly stepping on my feet. All of us are slim tall guys that went so the issue with tightness was NOT due to being obese."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "The restautant meets if not exceeds expectations. I did feel this place is better suited as a late night stop. It has it's own DJ which gave it the feel more associated with a night club or late night spot."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Food was great, fish was fresh. There was a great variety of unique appetizers that you wouldn't find at most Japanese restaurants. I would also like to note that their music direction was top notch and they played an eclectic mix of deep house and ambient acid jazz. The music was perfect! Also I loved my Old Fashioned, it was super strong but good. They also brought me out a free birthday ice cream with a candle. Very nice experience."
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "My wife and I had lunch at Jellyfish, at the north end of Rush St. We had toro and a very nice roll, as well as Waygu beef sliders with a spicy aioli. Everything was delicious and beautifully presented. Our cocktails (we were heading to the airport) were also quite nicely made. Overall, an excellent lunch experience."
    Dined on 3/24/2014
  • "Jellyfish is the place for pretty drinks and mouthwatering small plates. Ideal for drinks on Friday or Saturday night..."
    Dined on 3/22/2014