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Makisu Sushi Lounge and Grill
Makisu Sushi Lounge and Grill

Makisu Sushi Lounge and Grill Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.makisu-sushi.com
  • Phone: (847) 677-9030
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday-Friday: 11:15am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Monday-Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:45pm, Friday & Saturday: 5pm - 10:30pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Sushi, Japanese, Contemporary Asian
  • Executive Chef: David S. Kim
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Catering for small to large parties available.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Touhy
  • Public Transit: Touhy and Carpenter Road
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Makisu Sushi Lounge and Grill
Makisu Sushi Lounge and Grill offers the highest level Japanese cuisine to the near north suburbs of Chicagoland bordering the prestigious neighborhoods of Skokie, Lincolnwood, Niles, Edgebrook, Sauganash, and Edison Park.
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Diner Reviews
  • "This is a relaxing, peaceful restaurant with a large sushi menu. I have the best time when several of my girlfriends go together and we get a sampling to share. They are a little price-y, but you get good value. They do have several lunch specials which are reasonably priced, however we are always tempted away by their main menu selections instead. They are wheelchair accessible."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "I highly recommend the Makisu Sushi Lounge and Grill and I will return soon. Be warned, the place is a hidden gem and easy to drive past. But when you find it, you won’t be disappointed. My son and I shared a great meal as we celebrated his high school graduation and Father's Day. We both ordered the Miso soup which was good, but not great. With that said, the sushi was the headliner of the show and it did NOT disappoint. The Dragon, Tataki Tuna, Spicy Tako and Chicago were all excellent sushi choices! Even the house greens salad and the dressing was very good. Run and don’t walk to this treasure and you won’t be disappointed."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Great sushi! And wonderful to have in my neighborhood "
    Dined on 11/15/2013
  • "Food was just OKAY- nothing great, but definitely not bad at all; however, the food presentation was great!! Apple & carrot slices made the presentation. And each plate got a candle on it! #InstagramWorthy"
    Dined on 5/19/2014
  • "Have been looking for good Sushi in this area and this is definitely one of them. The service was great and the food was delicious. I will definitely be coming back. "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Great menu, delcious food. Great for sushi lovers as well non-sushi eaters. "
    Dined on 5/4/2014
  • "My wife, mother-in-law, and I had a very enjoyable dinner at Makisu last weekend. The food is always good. The atmosphere is pretty, and the service always pleasant. We usually don't have room for dessert, but this visit we tried two of them. The chocolate mousse was especially good. We will certainly be back soon."
    Dined on 4/27/2014
  • "The Makisu Sushi Lounge and Grill is always enjoyable. The food is very consistent and good. My wife always orders some form of sushi. I'm not as venturesome a person. I ask for a tempura sampler. We have enjoyed the restaurant 4-5 times in the past year or two. It is a pretty place also. Service is always very pleasant and efficient."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "I made a reservation for this place at 7PM on Valentines Day. It was crowded as soon as I got there. Every table was taken and I barley got through the door. I let the hostess know that I had a reservation and I was immediately put in front of everyone else that didn't have a reservation. After waiting there for about 3min for a table to open up I was taken to the table with my Bae and enjoyed my Valentines Day sushi."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We went on Valentine's day, they over reserved and it was a mess. The folks checking people in were clueless about greeting the horde at the front door. We sat ourselves at a bar on the side, and had great food and service. It was really great, except that they were over whelmed, on another day, it would have been a solid four stars. So I give them four, with disclaimers."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "I understand that they may have overbooked for Valentine's day, but they *should* have hired more servers. It may be acceptable to wait 20 min to get a table (although we had a reservation), but it is utterly unacceptable to wait 30 min at the table without any service. What *really* gets to you, though, is when people who were seated next to you 5 min ago start getting service and you don't. We got up and left at that point. We ended up eating at McDonald's that night, but at least we didn't miss our movie, and the Big Mac wasn't that bad."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "I made a reservation for Valentine's Day at 8pm. We got there to find a mob of people in the lobby. More and more people filed in. I asked around and everyone had 8pm reservations. Clearly they took way too many. No one would tell us what was going on. The hostess wouldn't even look at anyone. It would have been nice for her to make an announcement. We all weren't sure if we were supposed to check in or what was going on. My wife and I waited almost a half an hour and then left. I know big nights like this can be difficult. All someone had to do was let us know what was going on. We're not overly critical people. But that was a disaster. They made me rate the food even though we didn't eat any. But I couldn't give any high marks."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Was pleasantly surprised by the quality of the food here, and have already recommended the place to a couple of friends on the basis of the experience. Reasonably priced wine, some excellent sushi in a pleasant, upscale environment that would have fit in well downtown."
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "I enjoyed the atmosphere; the restaurant is arranged to perfectly accommodate a couple on a date or a larger party of 6! In addition to, the food served is great with attention to detail and presentation!"
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Gem off the beaten path. Amazing fish quality. Super white tuna and yellowtail are always consistently excellent. Free parking too."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "We remembered this restaurant since we had eaten there prior to a movie the last time we saw a movie in this area. We left enough time so that we could savor a relaxed dining experience and we were pleased with the artful presentations (an origami like carrot cut to look like a swan was a favorite). The house dressing on the salad was a nice variation on the common ginger/carrot which seemed to include sesame oil and mayo. Salmon sashimi was well-displayed and fresh, with a stylish tower of daikon radish. Maki was also delicious, and when we received the bill we were once again pleasantly surprised. A great find in an unexpected location."
    Dined on 12/20/2013
  • "Good food, portions could have been larger, but quality excellent."
    Dined on 10/22/2013
  • "The food is always excellent at the Makisu Sushi Lounge and Grill. My wife and I enjoy it there very much."
    Dined on 10/19/2013
  • "Food was good and the staff was nice. Some great traditional tastes."
    Dined on 10/4/2013
  • "Good food if a little pricey considering. Love that it's only a 5 minute drive from home."
    Dined on 9/28/2013
  • "Makisu is a fine sushi restaurant. The tuna ceviche appetizer was especially good. The menu selection was fairly standard. The bar menu was above average. Service was excellent and quick (although it was an early dinner for my date and I). Décor was modern and clean. I'd go here again if I found myself in Skokie."
    Dined on 9/21/2013
  • "We made a birthday dinner reservation shortly before arriving, and they still presented my wife with a birthday dessert ."
    Dined on 9/8/2013
  • "Makisu is one of our very favorite restaurants and we make it a point to go there as much as possible. The ambiance, the food preparation and presentation, and the service are excellent and always consistently so. We love to sit in one of their booths and simply enjoy dining together and relaxing. This year we celebrated two birthdays at Makisu. We have had only very positive experiences and we have and will continue to highly recommend it to all our friends. Thank you, David... and everyone at Makisu."
    Dined on 7/29/2013
  • "Beautiful food. One of my strongest recommendations is that the menu is very diificult because there are so many appealing choices."
    Dined on 7/19/2013
  • "Went there after a movie in the shopping center in which it is located and was pleasantly suprised by both the elegant decor of their storefront and nice selection of both sushi type items and kitchen cuisine. Perfect for a date nice with movie and a light meal. Had several maki rolls that were very good, but the Mikasu signature hand roll had sea weed wrap that was too thick, making it very hard to bite through, although the filling was tasty, although a bit bland."
    Dined on 6/29/2013
  • "This has been a favorite sushi place of mine for a while now. They always have great food and the waiters are good with recommendations. The rolls are very flavorful- must try the King Kong!"
    Dined on 5/20/2013
  • "Delicious vegetable fried rice and shrimp tempura. Great friendly service!"
    Dined on 5/7/2013
  • "Always fresh and delicious. This time I had the garlic shrimp dinner, which included miso soup and a salad, with their light tasting dressing. The entree also included nice sized shrimp, grilled to perfection, and fresh tasting sauteed veggies. It was quite filling on it's own, so I didn't even eat the rice that came on the side. My husband loves their fried rice, which is never greasy tasting. My daughter loves the sushi. We love it here and will definitely be back!"
    Dined on 5/5/2013
  • "I don't write so many reviews on Opentable, anymore...having written lots, in the past. I've even written several reviews on Makisu. The quality of the food, presentation and taste are all so outstanding, that Makisu deserves another review. We usually order just sushi, and the cucumber salad. This time, we added the crab cake and scallop entre to our list of now favorites. Outstanding! Makisu continues to be our favorite sushi restaurant."
    Dined on 4/26/2013
  • "Great food and drinks. All staff is very nice and accommodating. Very attentive to all your needs and makes you feel at home."
    Dined on 3/29/2013
  • "Wonderful food as usual and our server Pam was great!"
    Dined on 3/28/2013
  • "Had a great time there! Food and service is excellent and I requested to sit next to the TVs so we could watch march madness and they were very accommodating! Great price for the quality! Definitely a gem in Skokie!"
    Dined on 3/21/2013
  • "Consistently good food and a comfortable / romantic (booth) ambiance."
    Dined on 3/3/2013
  • "Good atmosphere, good service, and great food. Planning on going back many times!"
    Dined on 2/22/2013
  • "The food was wonderful as usual and our server Bomi was great!"
    Dined on 2/15/2013
  • "The food never disappoints and the service is gracious and appropriately timed. A gem in an area without many special places to eat."
    Dined on 2/1/2013
  • "Terrific sashimi. Super-white tuna was a revelation. Decor very nice; took off one star on ambience because I did not care for the music they were playing."
    Dined on 12/31/2012
  • "My husband and I frequent Makisu. This time we invited our friends who brought their teenage daughter. It was their first time and were very impressed with Makisu."
    Dined on 12/29/2012
  • "Wonderful food as usual and our server Seeun was great!"
    Dined on 12/23/2012
  • "We love this place! Have been 2x and if it were closer to my house, I'd go a lot more! My whole family loves it. Service is great as is the food. Fresh and unique and tasty."
    Dined on 3/24/2012