Good sushi , very nice wait
Good sushi , very nice wait staff. A little pricey.
3/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Date Spot
Sushi is always a good idea for a casual fun date or a night out with good friends. This place certainly fits the bill.
3/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Take a Flashlight.
Great Food but needed my iphone flashlight app to see my food because it was so dark.
3/23/2013 5:00:00 PM
Always love going to Niu.
Always love going to Niu. Sushi is very good and fresh. Atmosphere is welcoming and energetic. I always feel welcomed when I arrive. It is a neighborhood gem for me!
4/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Delicious and wonderful ambiance.
Delicious and wonderful ambiance. My favorite date place!
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
We're visited Nui several
We're visited Nui several times now - it's one of our favorites! Kudo's to the chef. The menu is creative and food quality is consistently excellent. Sushi is fresh and the service is extremely good. We enjoy the modern interior, use of different finishing materials and also the wall mural on the back wall of the restaurant.
4/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good appetizers, stirfry,
Good appetizers, stirfry, sushi. The calamari appetizer and dragon roll were particularly good.
4/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great environment and food.
Great environment and food. Fun modern lounge feel. Delicious drinks with unique additions to the menu.
5/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
Very good sushi
We reserved it at the last minute for nine people...
They surprisingly had space!
Food was very good and the service was quick!
1 block from Navy Pier.
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Despite a misunderstanding
Despite a misunderstanding with the hostess which made us wait 45mins past our reservation time the overall experience was good. The food was great!! & the sake flight is quite good as well. The service was fair but we were also frustrated by the time we were seated so we may have been a little impatient at that point. I would give the restaurant another visit food & cocktails were great!
5/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great place to grab dinner
Great place to grab dinner before a movie next door or before/after going to Navy Pier in order to avoid the long waits and chaos there. Limited outdoor seating but I've always been able to get a table outside with only a short wait.
5/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was fresh and delicious....ser
Food was fresh and delicious....service was so attentive ---it was a pleasure to dine there.
5/31/2013 4:00:00 PM
We went there for a dinner party to celebrate a friends birthday and everything was awesome! The rolls and all food was delicious.
7/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is our neighborhood go
This is our neighborhood go to restaurant. The martinis are always delicious. Never feel rushed. Sushi is fresh and nicely presented. Can't wait to go back.
7/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
I'm not a sushi person but
I'm not a sushi person but they have Tempura and noodle dishes that I enjoy. While not the best Japanese/Asian food I've had Niu provides good value for the money. Service is friendly and the atmosphere quite nice.
7/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good Service Great food.
My Wife took me here for my birthday. We started with the Seabass appetizer, which was a good sign of things to come. Next we ordered another appetizer, Ceviche Flight on our waiter’s (Doo) recommendation. This too was delicious. We let our waiter make further recommendations and they were all outstanding. The Pepper Salmon Maki was our favorite. Definitely come back for more, Very Fresh fish and good overall environment.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food and ambiance
Niu is one of our favorite Streeterville restaurants. Nice decor and ambiance and reliably good food. We usually eat sushi or stir fry. Good selection of sushi. My only complaint about the sushi is that sometimes the pieces don't stay together well enough after you dip them into the sauce. The stir fries are very flavorful, and the wait staff will tell you which combinations are the best. Try the shrimp mango and the spicy tilapia.
8/2/2013 5:00:00 PM
Chic find with amazing food
I searched online for a local place to go to to celebrate my boyfriend and my mom's birthdays and was pleased when all of our group left gushing what a "great find" and "good choice" it was... Thanks Niu!
My only beef was that the place is VERY dimly lit... amused, we took turns with a key chain light and cell phone light in order to read the menu.
Beyond that - it was amazing. Portions were more than generous - doubl the number of rolls so dont order too much. I couldnt finish two. I recommend the seaweed salad, Yellow Mellow roll and Diablo roll. Very fresh and great presentation - I WILL BE BACK!
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Beautiful restaurant with
Beautiful restaurant with great food. The ginger martini is a must. Surprisingly good and great with sushi.
9/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great bar & food
We sat up at the sushi bar which was well lighted and private. The restaurant is quite dark too dark but if you sit at the bar or at the sushi bar it is quite nice. The sushi selection is good and there are many creative options. Everything was fresh. The service was excellent. We will definitely return.
9/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
Excellent Japanese next t Navy Pier
Excellent Japanese restaurant close to Navy Pier.
Good wine selection.
Huge seating area, we found seats for 11 people on Saturday night with same day reservation!!
Next to the Movie Theater.
9/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fantastic sushi, great location. Will definitely return.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Ambiance was great
I took friends here that were from out of town, and the scene and environment were great! the service was great too! the food was really just okay, but it was a decent Chicago spot to go to that was trendy! I liked the decor and vibe the restaurant gave. I do not think foodies would like it though, the food was more about the presentation (which was cool and looked pretty) and not the taste.
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food, great location,
Great food, great location, great service! Right next to large movie theater makes for convenience. We'll definitely return and recommend.
10/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
We dine @ Niu every time we
We dine @ Niu every time we arena in town. Our all time favorite spot for Japanese.
10/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Many different types of rolls that were reasonably priced.
10/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Japanese with a modern twist
I thoroughly enjoyed Niu Japanese Fusion Lounge - great chicken teriyaki plate that was delicious sufficient enough for at least an extra meal in a doggy bag. I was impressed by the variety of vegetables and the chicken was delicious. Also ordered the ginger salad though I'll admit the dressing was a little strong mixed in with pretty strong mixed greens. We were happy to reserve our table through OpenTable as it was pretty busy in there, yet that did not slow down our waitress or the wonderful waiter who was always at the ready to fill up our glass the second it became half-full. Beautiful atmosphere and a nice place to stop by while visiting for the weekend.
10/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fantastic lunch specials,
Fantastic lunch specials, would like to try it for dinner sometime.
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
One of my favorites!
I go here often especially when going to AMC 21 right next door. I love the food!
10/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Lots of food
Niu is a great spot for dinner just before a movie at the theater next door. The waiter made sure we got out in plenty of time. The food is very good and portions are LARGE. If my husband and I could have agreed on 1 dish, we probably would have been fine sharing it, along with the appetizer we did share. We were totally stuffed when we left, and there was still food on our plates. My only criticism is that my honey sesame chicken was extremely sweet. It got to be a bit cloying after a while. The veggies with it were cooked perfectly, though, and were not, thankfully, covered in sauce.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Friends night out.
Niu was a perfect place for friends to gather and catch-up. Having some allergy issues Niu and our waiter were very accommodating to ensure dinner was enjoyed. The ginger martini was SO good. We started with seaweed salad & edemame as an appetizer. Dinner included the Unagi plate, which I was told was cold. We also enjoyed a California roll, jalapeño roll and lettuce wraps. We would recommend Niu.
10/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent as usual
Niu is a real asset to the neighborhood. The sushi and sashimi are top notch, and the wok dishes are delicious as well. I tried one of their specials, the Shrimp Cha Sha. I rarely order pure shrimp dishes anywhere, but this one was great. We also enjoyed the ceviche appetizer, and my guest liked the kung pao chicken. The green tea ice cream is difficult to pass up. It's not overly sweet and actually tastes like green tea unlike some other restaurants' offerings. Only negative was inconsistent cocktails. I ordered two of Niu's variant on the old fashioned (called the Old Fashion East). First was perfect, while the second tasted like orange bitters with water. Maybe the bartender changed.
10/31/2013 5:00:00 PM
Consistently great food & service!
We've dined here many times and the food and service is consistently excellent. While traditional Japanese favorites are available, the chef has a creative flair of blending new flavor and food combinations. Definitely worth a visit! Also very affordable.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Casual, interesting, lively!
We were looking for something different than the typical Chicago steak joints, Italian places, and large Michigan Ave restaurants. Since it was the day before Thanksgiving, we wanted the option to get a good meal, but not a heavy one... This Japanese fusion choice was the perfect fit for me, my wife and my 13 year old daughter... My wife and I got very good drinks from the bar and nicely done sushi... My daughter was not without choices...and was very pleased with the steak teriyaki. We all shared a tempura appetizer, which was as good as I have had... The service was attentive, although the young Midwestern waitress was not steeped in Japanese food culture, and could stand a little training... Overall, a great dinner choice.
11/26/2013 4:00:00 PM