Mirai Sushi - Wicker Park
Mirai Sushi - Wicker Park

Mirai Sushi - Wicker Park

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.miraisushi.com/
  • Phone: 7738628500
  • Hours of Operation:

    Sunday-Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
    Friday- Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
    Upstairs reservation is available only on Tuesday-Saturday. Please inquire within for upstairs reservations.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Sushi, Japanese, Asian
  • Executive Chef: Jun Ichikawa
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Please set up ahead of time, sushi and the regular menu are available.
  • Private Party Facilities: Mirai Sushi can accommodate up to 20 guests for semi-private parties.
  • Private Party Contact: Lesley Stella 7738628500
  • Special Events: 773) 862-8500 taylor@miraisushi.com

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Damen
  • Public Transit: Blue Line Ashland (Division) Division Bus
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet is available for $10. There is also street parking available. Public Transit: Blue Line(Division or Damen) Division Bus
A word from Mirai Sushi - Wicker Park
Mirai Sushi's sleek & lively setting combines modern elegance with a twinge of funk while introducing a modern approval to Japanese cuisine. The menu juxtaposes traditional Japanese selections with a variety of ingredients from other cultures to create dishes from around the globe. The upstairs bar boasts 30 varieties of sake & the sushi menu changes daily to feed the customers knowledge of the art of sushi. LOUNGE IS OPEN THURSDAY - SATURDAY *If you are interested in upstairs lounge reservations, please make note in your reservation*
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerSushi
Mirai Sushi - Wicker Park reviews from OpenTable diners
27 reviews since June 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.5
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
87% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (17)special occasion (14)neighborhood gem (11)good for groups (10)great for outdoor dining (9)romantic (8)hot spot (4)great for lunch (3)notable wine list (2)scenic view (1)late-night find (1)Show More
  • Gluten Free?
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Upon arrival I asked to review the gluten free menu. I ordered the soft shell crab roll that was listed on the gluten free menu and when it came out it clearly had tempura on it. When I asked if it was gluten free, the waitress indicated that they are unable to make that roll gluten free. Next, I ordered the Mirai combo listed at $21. When my bill came I noticed that $42 was listed. When I questioned why I was being charged $42 instead of the listed $21 she had no response and said she would take off the charge of the soft shell crab roll that I couldn't eat anyways. Bad service and non-gluten free friendly despite the gluten free menu.
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  • Excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    We had a really good time with my wife, the food and the service were excellent. We highly recommend!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Always excellent dining with great service , Wonderful sushi presentation .
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • consistent and wonderful
    Gradent
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    after 15 years, Mirai continues to be outstanding in the Chicago restaurant scene. It is not only about the great Sushi served but the knowledgeable, welcoming, staff. A well managed restaurant, that knows what they are doing!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sushi and more
    Lynda
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We had a seafood Udon, Tempura Udon, asparagus sushi, chicken teriyaki, gyoza ravioli, soft shell Tini. My 8yr old grandson loved the seafood udon with the shrimp, squid & octopus..he said yummmm. The chicken teriyaki sauce was especially nice. Have to go back to try a few more items. Only draw back is if you desire more rice or sauce there is a charge. We didn't have any extras. The food was good for a repeat visit. Service was good as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, special occasion
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  • You have been better!
    MMeat
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    We live around the corner and visit frequently, the sashimi was still great quality, not cut as beautiful as it used to be, but the hot food was very average. I know it is a Sushi place and maybe we should not eat anything else there, but it was on the menu, so we expect a good quality of food.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best tuna nigiri in Chicago
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    The quality of the tuna and salmon is amazing. And the way is marinated impeccable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Superb Sushi & Unique Flavors
    DHRbVIP
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    We go to a lot of Sushi restaurants, but Mirai is our favorite. Here are three things we always order if they are available. Nigiri Trio - top quality fish you won't want to dip in soy sauce because it is already perfect! I cannot spell our second favorite, but it is an appetizer pronounced "ahdjee". Our third is any of their three is either the Shrimp or Chicken Togorashi. The sauce used on this is tofu dish out of this world! Service is always very good, and the waiters really know the menu and can recommend some great Sake. Enjoy!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistency.Delicious.
    WeilovesItalian
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    I have become a regular at this amazing location. Miae and her employees are the best I have ever experienced. Whether I am here for lunch or dinner with people in town or just friends that have to taste it to believe it. The food is always great if not better each time. You can not go wrong and normally I do not venture too much. However, when you find a place that has consistency with not just service, but presentation and taste. A huge foodie like myself can never go wrong with just closing my eyes and placing my finger on the menu. Recommended: Bin Cho, Shrimp Togarashi and lettuce wraps!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 18 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 22, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.6
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 380 reviews are from the Mirai Sushi - Wicker Park reviews archive.
  • Not worth the $$
    LDubK
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    With the abundance of great sushi restaurants in the neighborhood I will not be returning to Mirai. The food was decent but the roll options were limited and did not have a great deal of flavor. The wait staff was friendly but slow. They forgot to bring out an appetizer until we reminded them at the very end of the meal when my pregnant friend was still hungry and not happy with the service. At many other restaurants a forgotten order would have been comped. The hostess was very rude when we thought our table had been given to another party. We were seated at our table 45 min. after our scheduled reservation time. I'm glad we tried Mirai because now I can stop wondering if paying more for sushi is worth it. Clearly it is not.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    Thoroughly enjoyed my experience. I would recommend to all of my friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Doesn't get better than this...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    Always fresh. The most unique menu. Tuna tuna salmon, seven spice shrimp and lettuce wraps are a must but you can't go wrong with anything on the menu. Panko chicken, veggie/California roll are great for kids.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Worst service ever
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    I took my cousin here for her birthday. After an hour and a half we had been served two pieces of nigiri- plus our edamame. They forgot or misplaced half our order. That's just the highlights- the waiter never came to check on us, was arrogant and unapologetic about his errors. In addition, they made not effort to accommodate my cousins food allergy to seaweed. There are way too any stellar sushi restaurants in Chicago to waste your time nor money (this place isn't cheap) here.
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  • henbokoVIP
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    It must have been an off night for them. Although there weren't many guests, the server was not attentive, and we waited for a long time while chefs were chatting among themselves at the sushi bar. It was unfortunate, because I took out of town guests for what I thought would be a great sushi experience. The sushi was very tasty, though.
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  • Great sushi
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/28/2014
    I lived in Japan for three years. This is fine sushi by Japanese standards. Very fresh ingredients, prepared with great expertise and care. Check it out.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A pleasant surprise in Wicker Park
    NYCtoCHIVIP
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    My wife and I chose to have dinner here on a whim. We read a couple of decent reviews and decided to give it a shot. What we found was a true foodie joint. Ill add that we live in Chicago but are recent transplants from Manhattan and are burdened with high expectations in restaurants. The staff was friendly, had opinions and nerded out with us over the food. Hats of to the chefs, staff and owners of this wonderful establishment. We have put it in our rotation and plan to eat here every other week. The best toro I've had in the US. Must get the kana nigiri if looking for something cooked.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great experience
    Foodfanatic
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    Came into town for the food show. I had been to Mirai in the past and it is still as great as I remember! The sushi is outstanding and our server Veda was even better!! I love everything about this place!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Needs a lot of updating
    Yana
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    Not the Mirai that it was a few years back. Looks and feels worn out. The food is no longer something to rave about. This has been a consistent experience over the past several years and not simply an "off" evening.
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  • Always amazing!
    cannejohnsonVIP
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    Mirai is always fabulous. Never a bad meal. One of our favs for years! A must try!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, great ambience
    RS1999VIP
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    One of the best sushi places in town. Esp the special rolls, they are fantastic! Ambience - great for groups or dates, and the outdoor space also looked fantastic (although we didn't sit there).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wow!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 4/2/2014
    My experience at Mirai Sushi was outstanding. The quality of the food was well beyond my expectations. I was introduced to new and delicious tastes from the wine that was recommended to the Togarashi dish. The prices are slightly higher, but considering the quality food and amazing staff it is a bargain. I will be back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never lets us down
    nicholasokuley
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    A staple on our dining out list. Now that we have kids, we don't get out much, but this is always one of the targets. Amazingly fresh cuts, delicious (and not overpowering) rolls, and some appetizers to die for (shrimp togarashi). Don't expect to come here if you want cream cheese rolls or mango stuffed with jalapeno and cucumber. This is a place to come for amazing bits of fish. The tuna combination is spectacular, and the specials are usually fantastic. Highly recommended!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfectly perfect
    Jmigdal
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    From sushi to service, they NAIL IT. Steve, our server, was outstanding. Attentive and helpful the entire meal. The Food Rocked. Loved it. We'll be back.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, good for groups, special occasion, romantic
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Absolutely amazing!
    epicshenanigans
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    Honestly, I wasn't quite sure what to expect when going in, but it has honestly ruining eating stereotypical "sushi" for me. This stuff was authentic, had the right amount of kick, and made me just the right amount of full. The one con I have about the entire experience was the atmosphere upstairs. There were basically no lights on, which at 10PM at night, I was relying on the light from outside to read the menu. Downstairs was more well lit, but definitely more of the "family friendly" area. Either way, next time I'm in Chicago, that will definitely be my sushi place!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Amazing Experience
    Kevin
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    My wife and I have always wanted to check this place out and our only regret is that it took us so long. It was a great experience. The sake was amazing and everything we ate was spectacular. The owner was there and helping the waitresses out. She took come of our orders and was friendly and fun to talk to. I highly recommend this place to sushi snobs and newbies alike.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great sushi
    Aluv
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    Just went to Mirai on Friday night for a birthday dinner and had a wonderful time. Food and drinks were great. The tuna tuna salmon roll was my favorite served along with a cucumber martini.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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  • Our waiter was very nice but
    LPdinerVIP
    Dined on 3/6/2014
    Our waiter was very nice but it was difficult to get his attention in the darkness of the lounge. We sat for very long periods of time without a visit. Finally someone used their iPhone flashlight to get his attention- the tables were only half full. The sushi was very good. The wine list needs to be revamped.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good sushi
    KPchicagoVIP
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    A few of us wanted to get dinner before meeting up with a big group in Wicker Park, so I found this place on yelp and booked through open table. It was snowing (again, shocker) and pretty nasty out so by the time we got here it was mostly empty, maybe 5 other tables tops. It was good - definitely lived up to it's ratings on both Yelp and Open Table. Our server had great recommendations and the food was yummy. The specialty and sushi rolls are limited in options so maybe not great if there are food allergies or picky eaters, but everything we got was good. One of my friends is a vegetarian and she found plenty to eat. Overall, a happy find for sushi in WP!
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    neighborhood gem, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    Hitomi
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    Although the fish was very high quality, the rice balls fell apart when we dipped the sushi in the soy sauce. In addition, the tempura udon had too many onions.
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  • Nice surprise
    acev12
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    Although we were late they seated us immediately and catered to our every need. Definitely a place to return to and recommend to others.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Restaurant Week
    stephu
    Dined on 2/6/2014
    I've been looking for a good sushi place, since I just moved here from California and it seems like most Asian food here isn't very good. The RW menu consisted of a drink, an appetizer, a main course, and a dessert. For the drink I got a Cucumber Passion cocktail. My drink was absolutely delicious and very refreshing. For the appetizer I got the gyoza and my mom got the spicy mono. Both were very good, but I was totally wowed by the spicy mono. It was definitely some of the best sushi I've had in awhile. For dessert I had the red bean mochi ice cream and the mango mochi ice cream. I definitely liked the mango mochi the best. Overall, this was a great dinner and I will for sure be back!
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great sushi but iffy service!
    garlandgirl3VIP
    Dined on 2/4/2014
    This was for a special occasion. We originally had rez at Juno, but there was a fire so we switched. First, this place is gorgeous! The sushi is so fun and beautifully presented, but the night we were there the place was full and only two waitresses, one busboy and the host. We waited for quite awhile for someone to come over to take an order. Twice they brought us the wrong food-quickly rectified, once the wrong bottle of wine-50% more expensive, but the host said we could have it at the same price. I am not sure we would go back because of the service, but it could have been a bad night for them. But if you know there might be some service problems going in and can be patient, it is a terrific place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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  • Best Sushi
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    It had been about 6-7 years since we last had been to Mirai(which was our first time). What amazing sushi! We have been to many places since our first time there, but no other sushi restaurant could compare to our first experience. The food was fantastic this time around. We are definitely going to make it back sooner than later.
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    good for groups, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • NOT GLUTEN FREE
    FoodLoverVIP
    Dined on 1/31/2014
    This restaurant advertises on Open Table that they accomidate gluten free diners but they really don't. We asked about mulitple items on the menu and the server had to go ask, so he didn't know the menu very well. Some of the items could have been made gluten free but they made no effort to accomidate the fact that we eat gluten free. So don't advertise that you are gluten free if you are not ! ! ! ! !
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  • Best sushi in town
    Zakfox
    Dined on 1/31/2014
    Mirai is quickly becoming my favorite spot for incredibly fresh fish. From classics to imaginative menu items, I highly encourage you try this restaurant. Ask for the Omakase if you're an adventurous eater.
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    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • cdop5
    Dined on 1/24/2014
    This place is overpriced and nothing special in terms of sushi. The interior needs an update as well.
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  • Mirai is our fav sushi spot!
    cannejohnsonVIP
    Dined on 12/28/2013
    Our fav spot in the city for fresh sushi. So much better than all other places. Must try!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always A Good Time
    boyndahood
    Dined on 12/22/2013
    Stopped in for dinner Sunday night to catch up with old friends. Miei, the proprietor and erstwhile acquaintance, was exceptionally accommodating. The food was perfect as were the drinks. Never an unpleasant experience at Mirai!
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The best sushi!
    EloisePeaches
    Dined on 12/20/2013
    My boyfriend and I have always wanted to try Mirai and finally got the change. The service was impeccable and the food was just exquisite. The sashimi was melt in your mouth and the rice was perfect.
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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.
  • Impromptu night out.
    Wolfie7VIP
    Dined on 12/7/2013
    My dear friend and I found ourselves without plans for dinner and decided that we wanted sushi. Mirai has always been a favorite of ours and does not let down! I absolutely love the upstairs dining experience (except it's too dark to read the menu) and the food is always exquisite. Highly recommended for anyone looking to take a step up from the run of the mill sushi available on every corner, we will definitely be returning :)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.