Juno
Juno

Juno

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Phone: 7739352000x
  • Hours of Operation:


    Dinner: Tuesday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 12:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Japanese
  • Executive Chef: BK Park
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes

Getting there

  • Public Transit: Brown Line and CTA
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Juno
Juno is a humble offering from partners Chef BK Park and Jason Chan, this small upscale casual restaurant will strive to offer Chicago the perfect combination of quality and consistency in food and service.
Their integrity and passion for Juno and their customers is paramount as they attempt to create a menu and environment that will meet everyone's expectations.
BK and Jason are dedicating their lives to you and Juno!!!
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Juno reviews from OpenTable diners
9 reviews since June 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.9
  • Food5
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.6
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (8)hot spot (6)neighborhood gem (5)special occasion (5)good for groups (2)kid-friendly (1)notable wine list (1)romantic (1)Show More
  • Intimate sushi experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    The menu was diverse, nit your typical sushi restaurant. Every plate from appetizer, to main course was a work of art. The appetizer scallop was to die for. The smoked sushi was served in a dome, the server brought it out lifted the dome, to release all the aromas, Fantastic! Would go back, it was Very Pricey, but the service was OUTSTANDING.😍
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    hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Chef BK is genius
    macindy
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    Need I say more? Not that trendy stuff with hot sauce or mayo. Traditional sushi with subtle flavor twists and combinations used to enhance the freshest raw fish around. It just melts in your mouth so you savor every bite. Don't be fooled by the front bar area which was empty on the night we went. The back room is where all the food action is. Juno is now our "go to" sushi restaurant.
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    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Stunning
    TheDane
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    Jason Chan has created a wonderful experience at Juno. There is no evidence of the fire as the walls and dining room are spotless. The essence of smoke in the air is from their wonderful smoked sushi. The service is impeccable. Our waiter took his time on every item describing them with detail and care. After ordering we waiting moments before our first dish, the tuna tartar. After that first amazing dish they just kept coming, timed perfectly. Our meal was not inexpensive, which we knew before going, but worth every dime. We watched as the Chef prepared a sushi dish with such precision it was like watching a ballet. Zero pretension and unbelievable elegance.
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    fit for foodies, hot spot, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing! Delicious and fun!
    ElonaB
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    The restaurant was clean, decor was very nice. The freshest fish I have eaten. Fun waitress who did a great job with recommendations. She was even able to accommodate my dietary needs. My companion loved everything. The owner was attentive and friendly. I was there with my brother and we were able to talk about serious matters and have privacy. And yet service was impeccable. Everyone was a pleasure to interact with during the meal. Best experience dining in Chicago. Food presentation was appetizing. The nigiri we had was sublime. Everything we ordered was flavorful. I cannot wait to come back again for every dining occasion.
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    fit for foodies
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food, excellent service.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    I came to this restaurant on a Sunday evening with a friend. We were welcomed immediately by the owner, Jason, who has the warmest smile and energy. Good start! Then, the host took us to our table with great attitude. Once seated, the bus-boy was quick to bring us water and the waitress (Kathleen) came to greet us next. Kathleen was very good at explaining the menu, it was the first time for my friend and I at the place. It was Sashimi Sunday. We ordered the infamous Sake (Salmon, Garlic, Micro-Shiso) twice - It's that good!, the Toro tartar, the Chef Sashimi selection, and dessert. I could taste the freshness and appreciate the art that was displayed at my table. Lots of attention to detail in the preparation of each dish.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 4 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 3, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.8
    • Food5
    • Ambiance4.5
    • Service3.8
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The following 107 reviews are from the Juno reviews archive.
  • Bad News
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 1/26/2014
    The resturant burned out on Friday. Maybe a suggestion on how to end that reservation so I could have made a new open table reservation for that evening. I tried everything but your web site would not allow me to choose another spot or to cancel the existing reservation. The only post that came up was to call the resturant to cancel but their phone wouldn't answer. Hope they reopen as I have been there many times
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Juno
    MarlaVIP
    Dined on 1/24/2014
    We never ate at Juno because there was a fire there the night before and it was closed. Had no idea until we showed up and the restaurant was closed Would've been nice to have had advance notice from Open Table before we showed up. In the past open table has sent messages when reservations cannot be accommodated For some reason. Glad no one was hurt in the fire. Hope to try Juno in the future when it re-opens
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  • Amazingly displayed
    Tina
    Dined on 1/19/2014
    Congrads to Jason Chan on his fabulous restaurant. Everything was succulent and beautifully presented. I especially enjoyed the wasabi tobiko with quail egg - so fresh and yummy. The restaurant is lovely, the ambiance perfecct for catching up with friends, the service impecable, and the food amazing. Thanks for such a wonderful experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best sushi in Chicago
    Pete
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    I used to hedge when people asked me for my opinion on the best sushi restaurant in Chicago: "Masaki has some really interesting pieces and dishes, but it's a little over the top". "Coast is always a really great time, but it's more of a BYOB and rolls kind of place." "I've really enjoyed the quality at Mirai, but sometimes leave unsatisfied". "Arami is great, but they took a hit when that killer sushi chef left..." No longer. Juno is hands down the best sushi restaurant in Chicago. Full stop. No hedging, no qualifiers, no uncertainty. Interesting pieces, cleverly conceived dishes, and highly on-point staff on both sides of house. It's the best and I can't wait until the next time I go back.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • too expensive
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    Not enough food and food quality not high enough to justify cost. It will impress your date however.
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    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • ADORE!!!
    LizBChicagoVIP
    Dined on 1/17/2014
    The food was maybe the best Asian I've had. We shared som e sushi and had Ramen - the perfect meal on a cold Chicago night. Service was that of a 5-star fine dining restuarant - smooth and professional. I was SO sad to hear about the fire but happy they will be open in another couple of months.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Elevated sushi
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 1/16/2014
    Really enjoyed Juno. It stood out among the many sushi restaurants in the city. Elevated sushi and culinary influenced. Our server Tiffany was outstanding and very knowledgable. She guided us through recommendations on sake and the different sections of the menu. The spring rolls were a highlight as was the Tako Maguro maki.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Don't come here for drinks
    Robertinio
    Dined on 1/11/2014
    Hey foodies. I loved the food. I've been eating Japanese/Korean food for a long time and to my surprise I was floored. Ingredients and flavors were very clean. Uni shooter, smoked hamachi and caviche maki are the winners. Stay away from duck tongues. Stay away from ordering any drinks. You will be disappointed. The "bartender" was too busy to pay any attention to perfecting any drinks. When he tried to make it he failed every time. Please improve because we will be back for food and service. Jason yeah!
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    fit for foodies, romantic, hot spot, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    MarkVIP
    Dined on 1/3/2014
    This was my second visit in a month. Really like that place, food is fresh and very good ! Service was outstanding ! I recommend this place highly .
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A memorable meal
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 12/26/2013
    It was a truly memorable meal and a wonderful way to celebrate the day AFTER Christmas! Every course was meticulously and creatively prepared which made even the most familiar dishes new and exciting. In our party of four we each had our own choice of the favorite course. Mine was the Uni sushi, my husband's was the grilled amberjack cheek, others voted for the impressive and highest quality sashimi platter and the amazing coconut custard dessert. The service was great and the ambience cool and comfortable at the same time. The only critique is that we would have preferred the price of the Omakase meal to be one fixed price rather than per item.
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Best!
    Sushiholic
    Dined on 12/20/2013
    Best Sushi in Chicago bar none. Very creative preparation of sushi. Very fresh and unique sushi options. Jason the owner is so passionate about his food, the vibe and taking care of his customers. A++
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    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, hot spot
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    PaulVIP
    Dined on 12/15/2013
    It was a Sunday night, not crowded but service was slow. Waitress was wearing red plaid pants that looked like pj bottoms. The oyster shooters and hamachi were excellent. Then more complex preparations were disappointing. Niches behind the sushi bar were probably decorated when restaurant opened but now look abandoned. The lighting needs work
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  • Good but not out of this world
    annahaha
    Dined on 12/13/2013
    I was recommended this place by a couple of foodies. We had the oysters, chef's choice sushi sampler, cocktails, beer and the pork ramen. I probably won't go again, but would recommend for a special occasion or treat.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Must go!
    Foodie47VIP
    Dined on 12/13/2013
    This is by far the best sushi restaurant in the city. Some of the preparations and presentations can be compared to Next. Also you are never rushed or made to feel they want you table. This wS are second time at Juno and I am glad we live in the neighborhood because we will be back!
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    fit for foodies, romantic, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Superlative food and service
    RachelG
    Dined on 12/13/2013
    Everything about our dinner at Juno was wonderful. Every staff person we spoke to was solicitous, friendly and helpful, and the food was absolutely amazing. The flavors were fresh and surprising, and the quality was outstanding... Each course we ate was better than the last. Don't miss the smoked hamachi, oyster shooter, ceviche maki, and ramen. We can't wait to go back.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was excellent. Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 12/13/2013
    Food was excellent. Service was warm and knowledgeable but a little inconsistent.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The fatty tuna and the hamachi
    sfdrVIP
    Dined on 12/13/2013
    The fatty tuna and the hamachi was probably the best I've ever had. On the other hand, the waiter reeked of cigarette smoke. A real turn off when you are ordering food. He was the most pretentious waiter we have had in years!! At the end of the meal he slapped the bill on the table and said, "good bye!" Nice...NOT. The shrimp saki maki was SPICEY but not marked as such on the menu. The saki tasted watered down. If you go, stick to sushi or nigri.
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  • Juno has its own Orbit
    Reyna
    Dined on 12/10/2013
    Walking into Juno you feel as if you've uncovered a lovely secret, and you can't wait to experience what will happen next. The ambiance is very soothing & elegant, and you are sure to be greeted by more than one person with a smile. Our server Kat assisted in each of our selections from beginning to end. My friend and I both had the Toro Tartar which was a nice amuse bouche with Miso Soup, and Green Tea. I decided on the refreshing Ceviche Signature Maki, while she ate a spicy tuna roll. Finally, I ordered the Duck Raman which had duck confit, and will now put any other raman to shame. She ate a chicken special with a parsnip puree she couldn't stop raving about! I suggest you stop reading this review, and make a reservation already!
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best sushi in Chicago
    Angela
    Dined on 12/7/2013
    You can actually taste the fish here instead of just wasabi mayo like most places. Very creative, delicious sushi and sauce pairings. The DYO hand wraps are amazing and also very creative. And one of the best parts is the service. Often if you find a good sushi restaurant, you have to deal with servers who are too cool for school. Not the case here. They are having fun and it shows. Very knowledgeable, conversational, professional servers. Highly recommend for sushi foodies, dates, and small groups celebrating a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved this place
    Matt
    Dined on 12/7/2013
    The best sushi I have ever had. Great service and the owner was very friendly. Can't wait to go back.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best sushi in Chicago
    MikeVIP
    Dined on 12/7/2013
    This is currently my favorite sushi place. Jason the owner personally remembers everyone and welcomes them back. The sushi is inventive and flawlessly prepared. The drinks and sake are the perfect accompaniment to the highly sophisticated meals - I only wish they offered a omekase!
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Yummmmm
    QuasiVeganFoodieVIP
    Dined on 12/6/2013
    The mark of a good leader is a strong following, and Juno has just that - an amazingly loyal and diverse following of sushi lovers. Exquisite, delectable, heavenly are adjectives that came out of my guest mouth Friday night as she sampled her first bites at Juno. I kept my mouth closed as I chewed and nodded in agreement. Now back to the leader. Jason Chan is at the helm making sure everyone at the restaurants is happy. His warmth is contagious and reflected in all the employees' dispositions. The service is as impeccable as the fish. Menu suggestions: Sake Yaki Maki - the almonds add a great texture, any "smoked" sashimi, and the soft shell crab unagi. The restaurant doesn't have a deep fryer, so the crab flavor really comes through.
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    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Really Creative Sushi
    DHRbVIP
    Dined on 12/5/2013
    This place takes pride in adding creativity to excellent sushi. The "smoked" dishes are out of this world - a must try! Signature rolls are also an interesting blend of flavors. Finally, it's nice to be able to order a cold sake by the glass and actually get a normal size glass!
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service awesome food!!!!!
    Cheffmichael
    Dined on 12/5/2013
    I would say the service here is awesome to say the least. Lot of ingredients and the server knew all and every thing. Had tons of food. Everything was amazing but the duck ramen with pork broth was freaking crazy good. Would go back just for that. Jason the owner was awesome. Super friendly and warm. Love him. Go here it was an amazing meal.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bib gourmand
    HonestDinerVIP
    Dined on 12/3/2013
    I'm working my way through the bib gourmand list. I don't eat seafood, so that knocks out most of their menu for me, but the had a good veggie roll. They waitress was at a loss when I came in and didn't even realize there was a veggie roll on the specials and never once offered substituting in a different roll (as other places such as Sushi Dokku have done for me in the past). My friend liked her roll, but it didn't stand out. The ambience is nice and they definitely had their regulars. The chocolate dessert was underwhelming.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lucky to have Juno nearby
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/1/2013
    Great wine and sake offerings. Really liked the smoked hamachi sashimi presented under a smoke-filled dome. I think there could be a few more "special" maki offerings, but all in all, we were very happy with our selections and enjoyed the extra sauces served with each. Will definitely go back. Fresh fish, attentive service, friendly staff.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Quality and beautiful presentation
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/30/2013
    Sushi and sashimi served beautifully, makis with wonderful interplay of taste and texture. Not a misstep in our experience: table ready on time, server attentive, co-owner Jason Chan his usual energetic and gradcious self, BK Park making the food sing. Not our first time, definitely not the last.
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Exceeded expectations
    boone
    Dined on 11/29/2013
    The food and drink were outstanding. Not your typical sushi restaurant. Could not have had better service.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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  • FANFREAKINGTASTIC
    KC1968VIP
    Dined on 11/29/2013
    I am not a big foodie nor am I adventurous about what I eat, so knowing that Juno was a little high end and different going in... I was skeptical I would really like it - let alone love it as much as I now do. The service was excellent. The presentations were artfully done and beautiful. The dishes were a very nice twist on some sushi standards, with some new offerings as well. I was hooked instantly. I do know that the owners took a tour of many parts of Asia before conceiving the menu and that influence shows. BK Park has done a fantastic job. Very highly recommended.
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ju-YES!
    Jmigdal
    Dined on 11/23/2013
    My husband I had a wonderful, romantic dinner at the acclaimed Juno and Saturday night. The food was delish, but that was not the most remarkable part of our dining experience, as we really were blown away by the service. I think we were cared for by at least a dozen people in someway. We never had water glasses that were less than a half full and every empty plate was cleared within moments. Outside of the wonderful service and excellent food the decor and all around atmosphere was absolutely lovely. Highly, highly recommend a dining experience at Juno!
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food, So-So Service
    Jsly900
    Dined on 11/22/2013
    The food was outstanding. My only criticism was the service. Even though we were the last seating of the night (9pm), we felt very rushed by our server to order, eat, pay and get out. I must say, though, that our server was very knowledgeable about the menu and made some great recommendations.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Juno is exceptionally different.
    SteveMcEwen
    Dined on 11/16/2013
    Juno Restaurant in Lincoln Park is a fusion of two places in one. Up front is an upbeat liquor bar with energy and electricity. In back is a Sushi bar and restaurant that is great for a Saturday night out or for any special occasion. We were celebrating my wife's 29th birthday...again! We loved the variety of choices not only on the food menu but the authentic Japanese beers and liquor choices were endless. Kudos to Jason Chan and his well trained staff. They know how to make their customers feel special. We're special!
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great, inventive sushi
    ToniDVIP
    Dined on 11/16/2013
    We had some sashimi and a couple of outstanding maki rolls. The sushi is presented very artfully in unique dishes. There are some bites of things you can try, shooters and other little tiny creations that are not meant to be shared. There is an interesting smoked sushi. There is also ramen which we did not try. Good beer and wine choices. We will go back. Parking was easy to find. It's a beautiful room too. Next time I want to sit at the sushi bar.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dash to Juno
    Fenster
    Dined on 11/12/2013
    The DIY hand rolls were a spicy delight, and each signature roll was better than the next!! Fresh, delightful, and unique. A welcome arrival to a tired sushi scene. BRAVO!
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    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Sushi in Chicago
    Dinger
    Dined on 11/12/2013
    I recently took a client and his significant other for a business dinner and we had a great time. My client is a frequent sushi patron and was very impressed. We did one of the "Chef's Choice" options and a few other rolls and everything was outstanding. The sauce pairings with the rolls were great. If you are a cocktail drinker, I recommend their version of the Old Fashioned.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.