I am a huge sushi fan and
I am a huge sushi fan and happen to travel a lot. Sai is not only the best sushi in the country but very consistent. Good prices, huge portions, and much more.
3/14/2013 5:00:00 PM
Very consistent.......great service. Thanks again!
4/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
The best sushi in Chicago.
The best sushi in Chicago. Spicy octopus salad (or nigiri or maki) is outstanding
4/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
You must try their Oyster Shooter!! The best in town :-)
4/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
You can't miss the quality sashimi!
Sai always serves outstandingly fresh sashimi and sushi, and has created a terrific menu that is consistently delicious and high quality. You cannot go wrong with any of the tuna, salmon, amaebi, black cod miso, tuna ahi poke, and tuna tartare. And, the octopus is the most tender I've had anywhere! Great restaurant and great proprietors!
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Pretty good sashimi. Miso
Pretty good sashimi. Miso too salty. A bit expensive. Otherwise pretty good.
4/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Sake selection. Selective
Great Sake selection. Selective menu, but everything prepared to the highest quality.
4/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
We're from Boston and really fussy about fresh seafood so we were delighted that Sai Cafe is fussy too. The sushi was fabulous! Fresh, creative, delicious. We shared a wide variety of maki and sushi. Of particular note were the Pacific Oyster Shooters, Hamachi Jalapeno, Volcano Maki and Soft Shell Crab.The staff were attentive and the chef came over a couple of times to check on us. A great evening. We highly recommend Sai Cafe
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
We sat at the sushi bar.
We sat at the sushi bar. Everyone was very friendly, and the food was great.
4/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
Friendly atmosphere, pleasant surroundings, varied menu, and really excellent food!
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Omakase was elegantly presented,
Omakase was elegantly presented, tasty, and expensive.
The kind waitress made sure we understood that it was $70 per person.
5/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Solid, Quality Japanese and Sushi
Sai Cafe is a solid, high quality Japanese and Sushi restaurant in a nice Chicago neighborhood. The sushi is excellent and the service is consistently good with delivery of food in a timely fashion, and friendly professional staff.
5/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Lincoln Park sushi
Lincoln Park is one of my favorite neighborhoods in Chicago, so my wife and I found this cozy little sushi place on Zagats on-line. Great, casual atmosphere and good selection of sushi as well as wine. The miso soup was rather cold, but everything else was very good.
5/31/2013 4:00:00 PM
We called ahead, made a group reservation and enjoyed sushi/apps with our group of friends. The food was prepared in a timely manner and very organized so that everyone got their food at the same time. Great sushi options!
6/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Still the best sushi in Chicago
We loved Sai when we lived in Chicago 6 years ago. We moved away and were back for a visit and Sai still has the best sushi. The hamachi jalapeño is incredible and their rolls and individual pieces are great quality and very generous portions.
6/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
open later than other restaurants.
open later than other restaurants. The staff is always friendly and the sushi is great!
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Sai Cafe-Great as always
Dinner at Sai is always fantastic. Great sushi-always incredibly fresh. Great menu, appetizers-everything is always top-notch.
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
One of the few sushi restaurants
One of the few sushi restaurants in Chicago where the fish have not gone through several freeze-thaw cycles.
8/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
The quality of the sushi is consistently very good at Sai cafe. They have some classic Japanese appetizers, such as tskimono (Japanese pickles) that you don't find elsewhere. Their seaweed salad is also excellent.
8/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Sai Cafe has been a favorite
Sai Cafe has been a favorite of mine for the last decade and continues to be. I've eaten at dozens of other sushi restaurants in various cities and continue to rank Sai at the top when it comes to quality of fish and flavor. The owners and staff are always friendly and the chefs behind the sushi bar enthusiastically welcome customers and thank them when they depart.
9/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Chicago Institution
Before sushi became the sensational trend that it is today, there was Sai Cafe. Althought I have yet to try Katsu in West Rogers Park, Sai Cafe to me, is the best overall sushi/Japenese dining experience in the city.
9/10/2013 5:00:00 PM
A great sushi place
Sai Cafe has always been my special sushi place . There are many newcomers on the market with exotic rolls and stuff but for me, Sai Cafe is still the best!
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Sai Cafe has fresh, delicious sushi every time we visit! It's always a pleasure to have dinner at Sai.
10/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Too many kids
I am fine with kids in restaurants but this night was particularly over run with small children. They were not sitting at their tables and one family even had a scooter for their kid in the dining area.
I know it is not the restaurant's fault but it definitely took away from the dining experience with friends. It was actually kind of annoying. Other than that the food was good and fairly priced.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Consistently great sushi.
Consistently great sushi. Have been there a number of times and have always found it great.
11/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
The Real Deal
It's no wonder the Sai Cafe has been around for 28 years this place is truly something special. I travel for work and spend about half of my time away from my home in Minneapolis. I have eaten sushi in most of the states and many other countries, including Japan. In my opinion Sai Cafe is easily one of the best sushi restaurants period. Itis definitely a landmark in Chicago, and an easy decision when I am in the mood for sushi. For those who love real sushi this is the place to be. The unagi is truly fantastic, I don't know what they do different but it really shows. Also the pan fried scallops are amazing. The sushi, well, you just have to stop in and see it for yourself. Their formula for success still works, a must try for any occasion!
11/28/2013 4:00:00 PM