my favorite sushi place
This is my favorite sushi restaurant in town. I love the Rainbow roll and the seaweed salad. I come here quite often and would recommend it to everyone.
12/12/2012 4:00:00 PM
An immaculately clean sushi
An immaculately clean sushi establishment where the food is good and the assortment of sushi and maki is outstanding. The tables, as is the restaurant, are cramped. The service is great.
4/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best Creative Sushi
Try the Firecrackers to start off - they are really tasty and unique. I always get a Friends roll, which is probably my favorite sushi roll ever. It has a lot of really interesting flavors like thinly sliced green apple and wasabi mayonnaise. Pretty much everything I've had on their menu is fantastic and creative.
5/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
I like the creative maki's and the sushi was very fresh and delicious. A would definitely recommend it.
5/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Techno Ambiance--Traditional Sushi
I had the small Sushi Combo. It and the service were excellent.
6/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Not gluten-free but delicious
The sushi is very high quality and they have artistic, well-crafted selections.
If you're gluten free, you don't have many options becaus
They don't offer tamari (Gluten-free soy sauce), since they make their own
soy sauce mixes. Also, they have a lot of battered / fried elements.
The sashimi I ordered was absolutely delicious.
6/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
One of the best sushi places
Great food and good service. There sushi is fresh and tastes delicious. They also offer entrees - my friends loved the miso and chicken teriyaki. I have been going there for a year and was never disappointed. Highly recommend this place.
6/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Pleased getting a table. Would recommend RSVP. Great portions and options.
6/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Went there for the first time and the sushi was great. Large variety to choose from.
6/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good as usual
I've been to this and several other sushi restaurants in the River North area several times over the past year. Friends Sushi is consistently good. This time I tried their scallop and mushroom appetizer for the first time and was delighted. The mushroom slices were just the right texture to offset the sautéed scallops.
I ordered some chicken and mushroom broth for my wife who was back at the hotel. They gave it to me hot just as I prepared to go. It stayed that way until I got it back to her. Happy. Happy.
6/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
So Fresh and yummy
The sushi was oh so fresh and tasty. For two people, three rolls and two appetizers filled us with complete satisfaction. Each roll tasted unique and the selections are endless. Service was extremely friendly and prompt without being rushed. Atmosphere is not the greatest with all white chairs and tables. It was not the most comfortable setting because of the long narrow space. This restaurant is good for parties of two and perhaps four, but not more than that.
6/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Discovered this restaurant just down the street from our Chicago hotel. We were a bit overwhelmed with the extensive menu but the server was great in helping us decide. We settled on the Umi and the seared salmon- both were incredible. We also enjoyed their martinis- the lychee martini and the chocotini were terrific! We will definitely visit again when next in Chicago.
7/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
I chose this place out of the blue not being from the area. I was pleasantly supprised with the quality of sushi and the selection on the menu. I would definitely reccomend this place for sushi!
7/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice little sushi place
The food and service were great. The sushi tasted fresh, and the waitstaff were friendly. We had lunch there, but it would also be a good place for dinner. The lunch combos were a good deal. Overall, a great find!
8/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Never a disappointment!
I have dined here a few times now, and the food continues to be spectacular! This was the first time we made a reservation; we arrived 10 minutes early and we still had to wait until we'll after our reservation time to be seated; people that had reservations for 15 minutes after us were seated at the same time we were. This little hitch aside, the experience was very enjoyable! We cannot wait to eat here again!!!!
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
This place was a great find
This place was a great find for sushi. Wait staff was very helpful in guiding us to their local favorites. Not you 'run of the mill' rolls. Will defiantly come back when in town again. Only negative comment is that we chose to eat outside and had to fight the gnats constantly. Probably won't do that again.
8/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
I've been here for many lunch meetings and now with the family for dinner. I have never been disappointed with the service and the food. Great food decent price!!! Hubby already wants to go back :)
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food at great value
So glad to find this. Beautiful sushi and very reasonable. Service was fast and efficient. Restaurant is quite small. Suggest calling ahead. Interior completely in white. We will definitely be back.
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love this place!
Got the shrimp tempura appetizer, the "Can you handle it" roll and they gave us a free roll - fujiyama (shrimp and crab). Incredibly fresh and delicious sushi! My have spot in the city! The sushi guys are super nice!!
9/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
For the sushi foodies this is a great place to stop by. A little pricey but food is fresh and great quality
Atmosphere is great and nicely designed place
9/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was my second time at Friends Sushi and it was as good as the first time.
I'm glad I made reservations because it was packed.
9/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Cute Sushi Restaurant
I went here with a girlfriend on a Saturday and we got to the restaurant at 5:45p, we had a reservation for 6:15p. There were only a few people in it at that time but by 6:30p the place was packed so I recommend making reservations. The service was a little slow and we waited for drinks for quite a long time. We only had 1 alcoholic drink and it took about 10-15 mins to get our drinks although others were getting theirs quickly. The sushi was great and they were accommodating with changing a roll around for us. We got the Umi 14, Summer, Crunchy and a veggie roll. All were great except the veggie roll, it had a weird smokey flavor to it.
Overall this was a cute place and I will go back as the sushi menu has a lot of options.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Quality and price
A great place with a great service.
Food is perfect, fresh and their specialities - yummy.
Make reservation - not many tables
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our go to place for sushi
This is one of our favorite must go-tos whenever we are in Chicago. Sushi is consistently good every time we have been there. Small, cool place, For some reason I think of the Beatles and Yellow Submarine whenever I walk in. Our kids love it too. We have gone early for a quick bite, pretty quiet until about 7PM on a Friday.
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very good sushi
The sushi was very good and fresh. Decor a little cramped and tired. I would definitely return.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good food, service and sushi. Nothing really special about it, but it was good.
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Friday Night Sushi
Food was great. The restaurant is small and noisy but that makes it feel vibrant and fun.
11/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food and service
We had 6 different maki rolls and they were all excellent. The service is attentive but not pushy. A great find!
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always has great sushi
I have been to Friends Sushi a few times now and the sushi is always fresh. My friend was allergic to shrimp so we stuck to tuna sushi rolls. We got the Salsa, which was good but the fish on top was really thick and would have been better if it was thinner, but the roll was good besides that. The crunchy and the creamy rolls are always great rolls to get and I normally always get one or the other when I go there. The mochi is also very good and the Mango and Chocolate are my favorite.
The service can sometimes be slow, although this last time it was not. We just had to wait a little while in between dessert and the check. Otherwise it was a great experience and I will definitely be going back!
11/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Best Sushi in Our Neighborhood
We LOVE Friends's Sushi! Great food - great service - very cool vibe.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Sushi in a Great Location
Three of us went on a Sat. night at 7:30p. We had reservations and we had to wait about 10min for our table which isn't terrible but there's no place comfortable to wait, the place is pretty small. Very nice ambiance with comfortable table settings, just a bit tight.
Once seated we had service fairly quicky and our server was extremely competent and very friendly.
We ordered some basics and some of their signature rolls and overall they were all fantastic. Very fresh and flavorful. We liked the spicy items the best.
I would suggest the place for a group no larger than 4 night as it's a bit small and tables are very tight.
Overall worth a try for good basic food with friends that isn't overly expensive. I would go back with friends.
11/28/2013 4:00:00 PM