Great service, great food
A little spendy, and, so I'd save it for special occassions!
6/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
If you like sushi...
Tried Jellyfish earlier this week, and will be back. The rolls and salad we had were delicious. Didn't try to cooked food, but what we saw arrive at nearby tables looked very appetizing. Only downside was that we had a group of ~10 people on a business dinner seated near us, and they were extremely loud. Ruined what would have otherwise been an excellent evening.
6/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Amazing dinner & top-notch dessert
I wanted to order every single thing on the menu. The things we did order were amazing! Sirloin, chicken, black diamond roll, spicy tuna roll. However, the best part was the dessert! Strawberry shortcake and a chocolate cake, completely unexpected at a Japanese restaurant, but sooo good!
6/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Definitely the food is really
Definitely the food is really good and the service as well. A little over price .
6/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
I was so impressed with the food, atmosphere, service and prices! For such a quality experience, this restaurant is priced very reasonably & affordably. This was hands down the best sushi I have ever had... and I love sushi. We had 2 rolls, 4 drinks and desert for $100 including a generous tip. I had the corsage, a white wine drink, in which I highly recommend.
6/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Walking into Jellyfish you are hit with white walls and blue lights that work well together. The staff was attentive and knew their menu. Most importantly, the fish was fresh and tasted amazing.
6/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
We enjoy Japanese food very much having lived in Japan and other Asian countries for many years. The visit to Jellyfish was a nice experience - very friendly & attentive service, and interesting decor with a high energy feel.
For food we mainly shared some of their specialty rolls so I can't claim to have tested them out completely on sushi / sashimi. The dishes were good - not sensational - but competently prepared with nice presentation. Overall an enjoyable experience and we'll be back.
6/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice & Trendy
This late night gem, was perfect for girlfriends and a nice romantic night of sushi and drinks. The music was great, as well as the crowd. I felt "cool" in the all blue lighting and welcomed the delicious drinks. Open late, but parking is not great as it on the busy Rush Street. Plenty to do afterward in that area.
6/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
A hidden gem and incredible sushi
One of my new favorite sushi places in Chicago! Jellyfish was such a pleasant surprise! The view of the area is spectacular, the service was phenomenal and he food was delicious!
6/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
a fantastic bar a nd Restaurant!
An awesome place. Great food, drinks and service!!
7/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
First visit to Jellyfish and enjoyed the cuisine and atmosphere immensely! The Lobster Roll and Squid Salad appetizer were favorites. Will definitely make it a must do stop on our regular visits to Chicago.
7/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
I expected Jellyfish to be the trendy, out-to-impress, latest "it" place. And it is: catchy decor, pretty people, sleek ambiance. What I did not expect is that the food would be so breathtaking. Forget every sushi you've ever had before. Every taste was a new world. We actually fought over the last bite of ceviche. Sure, go for the experience....but be warned: Jellyfish will own you after one bite.
7/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
My wife and I were in town last week and we were tired and looking for a healthy, somewhat upscale option for sushi/Japanese and stumbled upon Jellyfish online. We wanted something near Rush Street (Jellyfish is on Rush). Jellyfish is upstairs and has an enclosed patio that looks out on the craziness. The decor is modern and upscale as is the service, which was great. The menu had both traditional sushi options (which were fresh and tasty) as well as unique house options and other "pan asian" choices. The drinks menu was fantastic and actually coaxed both of us into fancy cocktails, which while usually something we don't order, were really nice. Overall, Jellyfish was a great experience.
7/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
I would say this is one of the most fun and exciting spots in Chicago! I love the Service, the food, atmosphere, and the drinks are awesome. The Hostess always smiles when you come in and all other staff and service is outstanding!!
Exciting, fun, neat atmosphere, fabulous in every way.
7/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great environment and service
Great environment and service with excellent food. Have been coming three times in one month.
7/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Beautiful Resturant, love
Beautiful Resturant, love the tables and placement. Feels open and spacious in a small setting. Bar area is loud. Excellent service, and the food is plentiful. Great menu selection for sushi. Appetizers are for sharing, or as main entre. Would recommend highly to friends.
7/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
First time sushi
Jellyfish was a great choice for our party. Two folks had never eaten sushi and were a bit apprenhensive. The waitress made sure our order was filled exactly like we requested. They easily accommodated our requests. The food was reasonably priced, but the drinks were over priced. We had two drinks per person and our bar bill was almost twice as much as our dinner bill
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Sushi rolls and apps were awesome! If you like whiskey try the Japanese whiskey.
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
sushi at its best
don't think I ve had better prepared suhsi than at Jellyfish. Fresh, flavorful, fun. Even got our 16yr old to venture into new tastes. Management, staff and table service impeccable. You want a fantastic sushi experience, this is it.
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Sushi is fresh and delicious!
Sushi is fresh and delicious! Service is fast and friendly.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
All of our rolls were fantastic, especially spicy tuna; but the lobster roll was out of this world and enormous, one word sums it up, WOW!
7/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food and Ambiance!
We had the best chicken fried rice, and ceviche! Drinks were fantastic as well!
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
An amazing restaurant,fantastic bar
One of the best spots in Chicago. The food is amazing, the service fantastic and the drinks are amazing as well. The modern but very comfortable décor is splendid! A very fun, great place to eat, drink and hang out at. I highly recommend it!!!
8/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was excellent. The staff
Food was excellent. The staff was great. Went on a Thursday evening, they had a great band playing that night named the Sam Fazio trio
8/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
What a chic and fun find. Love the decor and the friendly, expert service. Unexpected combinations of sushi, shasimi and chefs inventions that are tasty and beautifully plated. Great place to share plates. The service is attentive and expert, never overbearing.
Can't wait to return there the next time we are in Chicago.
8/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
All maki rolls were so fresh and delicious, but quite pricey.
8/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
Located on busy Rush St.,
Located on busy Rush St., it might go unnoticed because of their 2nd floor location and narrow street level entrance. But this is a very good and creative sushi and sashimi restaurant, with additional menu listings for those who are not enthusiasts of them. The decor is soft and romantic. I don't recall any music system, which is a plus in my mind.
9/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
very good food, but the level
very good food, but the level (and the quality) of the music is uncomfortable
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful night out!
First time at Jellyfish and the experience was wonderful. Food was fresh and fanastic. Waiting gave the impression that he was waiting on on us! Manager was super friend and truly appreicated that we were there.
Overall, A++ Will will spread the word and cannot wait to return.
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great decor...sushi very good... not outstanding.... disappointed that the cooked foods did not have enough
asian influence. Loved the quiet at lunch... understand that evening is just the opposite.
9/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best Sushi we have ever had!
Best Sushi we have ever had! Our third visit in six months and we are from out of state!
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
3 or 4, but not a 5
Overall I can't say it was a bad experience. The setting and food were a strong 4, but as we waited at the bar for our reservation, the bartenders were not the least bit friendly and it felt more like serving us was a chore. Our seating was comfortable but when the reviews talk about small tables for 2 they weren't kidding. If you order sushi be ready to juggle. Again the food was fine but not spectacular and our service was non-existent. Took our order and delivered the meal but nothing more.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Had a food sample at the gourmet food and wine event sponsored by Bon Appetit in Sept-2013--so good that we decided to dine at the restaurant. Excellent menu, wonderful fresh fish and good service. Nice ambience and no pretense by staff; will definitely will return.
9/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very good sushi
I've been to Jellyfish three times now and I think the sushi is very good. I ordered the black diamond sushi roll the last two times I was there and I loved it. The beef fried rice and spicy edamame were really good too. I wasn't crazy about the honey walnut popcorn shrimp though. It's a very cute space, great to go with a group or even a date. I am looking forward to going back, but it is a bit pricey, so it wont be for awhile.
10/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Sashimi and service
The friendly greeting from Katie and Cole at the street level entrance was a great start to a great experience at the restaurant. Alan the host upstairs was very friendly and attentive to our time there, and the server was excellent....as she knew the menu very well, was very attentive and always close to our table. We tried almost all of the sashimi's, and each one was delicious. The presentation was very pretty as well....I should have taken photos. The dj was spinning great music...kept everyone hopping and in a good vibe.
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food and space-hot!
Very nice time as always. Maitre'd recognized me and said welcome back! Booths were all full when I arrived early but that cleared up and I got a perfect spot to have a perfect date! Would definitely recommend to all. DJ played some cool mixes too.
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
One of the BEST restaurants EVER!
This restaurant came recommended to me by a native Chicagoan during a recent visit to the city. Jellyfish is a fun, lively place with a super hip/cool DJ. Perfect place for a girl's evening out. Food is amazing! Had the honey, walnut popcorn shrimp, spicy mini crab tacos, Black Diamond sushi roll and Fire & Snow sushi roll. Food so delicate yet flavorful, all the flavors so harmonious. Cocktails are a MUST try. Go to Jellyfish you will LOVE!!!
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Everything we ate was wonderful.
Everything we ate was wonderful. From the shrimp tempura appetizer to sushi to dessert. As we were leaving we were already trying to decide if we could work in another meal there on this trip.
10/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Unique and worth it!
I have frequented the bar area but This was my 4th time dining at Jellyfish. I am never not pleased with everything placed in front of me. From the cocktails to the slices of ginger, definitely one of the freshest most detailed places I've ever dined at. If you love Asian fusion and sushi, then this should be on your go to list.
10/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Amazing all around
I can't say enough good about this place! The food was amazing, the view from the window allowed me to partake in my favorite past time of people watching and the atmosphere was relaxing. Great decor, fantastic service...definitely has become my new chill spot
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
The sushi was fantastic. Always filling up water. Word of advice, don't wear baby blue dress shirt unless you wanna match the staff (I had to learn the hard way....aaaaawwwwwwkward!)
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
A "must try" restaurant
My boyfriend and I went for dinner on a Sunday evening, so the place was probably quieter than usual. We had a cozy table for two and mainly ordered sushi courses to share. Everything was delicious. The menu items are a bit over-priced, but that's to be expected given Jellyfish's prime location and ambiance. Overall, I'd say Jellyfish is a "must try" restaurant.
10/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Highly creative maki rolls with a full Japanese entree and sides menu for non-sushi eaters!
10/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
"Fire and snow" and "Black Diamond" are the rolls I would recommend from here.
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
I addicted to the shrimp...
I never thought I would ever eat cooked seafood at a sushi restaurant - and Jellyfish is not your average sushi restaurant - so I am doubly suprised! I wish I had the flair for writing that the sushi at Jellyfish is deserving of. Just know this - it rocks my world. Extremely fresh and very flavorful. I have loved every single piece of fish I have consummed at Jellyfish. The super white tuna actually melts in my mouth. But I HAVE to say that the Honey Walnut Popcorn Shrimp is one of those rare items on a menu that I find myself dreaming about and constantly craving. Go to Jellyfish for the amazing rolls and fresh sashimi but do NOT forget to try the Honey Walnut Shrimp. I promise your mind will be blown.
10/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Imaginative & tasty Asian Food
Despite having a name better suited to a Shedd Aquarium exhibit, Jellyfish is a great all-around dining experience. Part of the dining area is surrounded by glass walls and roof, giving it a light and open feeling. Very nice long bar across from white booths makes up the other dining areaand the whole restaurant has a ultra-modern feel. Wait staff is knowledgeable and friendly. Sushi list is long and contains some traditional fare and some creative takes, all very well prepared. The rest of the menu is also innovative with some fun fusion items. Our favorite was the spicy crab taquitos. With so many great choices on the menu, we will be back.
11/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
They have the coolest decor around. Love the inside of this place. Service is pretty good. A little loud but not horirble. The noise was only brought up once in conversation. The food, however, isn't as good as i remembered. Maybe it's just what i got - nigiri's a litlte dry. maki rolls were good. strong drinks. I'll definitely go back, just not for the nigiri. :)
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Took my hard-to-please husband here for a birthday dinner and he loved it! Food and the atmosphere were amazing.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
I've been here a few times now, always expecting it to be better. And usually it is. The sushi is always consistent and good. This time we ordered Edamame. At $9, you'd think you'd get a giant serving to share, but it was hardly a handful of Edamame--and some of them were cold. At least I know now I should just stick to their sushi.
11/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Love the ambience. The squid appetizer that comes in a martini glass is insane. All sushi rolls were good, and we enjoyed the wine recommendations from our server.
11/25/2013 4:00:00 PM