Shine
Shine

Shine

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.shinemorida.com/Shine/
  • Phone: (773) 296-0101
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday 5:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Sushi, Japanese, Chinese
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes

Getting there

  • Cross Street: N Halsted
  • Public Transit: CTA Brown Line to Armitage
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Shine
This Lincoln Park spot offers traditional Chinese and Japanese cuisine including sushi options.
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Shine reviews from OpenTable diners
7 reviews since July 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelQuiet
66% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (4)fit for foodies (3)romantic (3)neighborhood gem (3)great for outdoor dining (2)special occasion (2)hot spot (1)notable wine list (1)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • Solid sushi
    MrH314
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    We had a nice dinner at Shine. Sushi was very tasty. We even tried sake for the first time and the waitress was patient with us and made a good suggestion. Recommended.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Such great food!
    Jenny
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    The food was absolutely delicious! What a fantastic spot for a date night! :)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic
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  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 5 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 26, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance3.8
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 163 reviews are from the Shine reviews archive.
  • BEST in Lincoln Park for SUSHI
    IndustryVetVIP
    Dined on 4/1/2014
    Don't know why, but their sushi is the highest quality and the best prepared.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • No-brainer
    Barb
    Dined on 3/13/2014
    Shine offers a large menu for all diets. The portions are very generous in size and delicious. They offer half price on bottled wine Sun-Thurs. which is a great addition if you like wine with your meal! The service is friendly and accomodating. There is no reason NOT to put Shine on your go-to list of restaurants. And, by the way, Shine is reasonably priced. Go and Enjoy!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/11/2014
    I have been celebrating my Birthday there for close to 6 years now and I have enjoyed it every time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Shine shines
    msellie
    Dined on 1/20/2014
    Yummy and fresh, a bit pricey but worth it. The birthday banner for my child was a great touch!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I can't wait to come back!
    Naomi
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    My boyfriend and I had both the shrimp and crab Rangoon appetizers, pad thai with perfectly cooked shrimp, and the spider roll. We were both too full for dessert at the end of our meal. The spider roll only has 6pcs but its 6 huge pcs and it was delicious. I'm a veggie so I really like that I found tons of options on the menu. We were planning our next visit before our meal was even finished. Service was quick and pleasant as was the ambiance.
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    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Definitely a find
    Michaelangelo
    Dined on 11/23/2013
    I was looking for a restaurant near St Vincent de Paul to have dinner before attending a concert there, and Shine looked promising, and it certainly lived up to my expectations. I was totally pleased with my maki, and my friend enjoyed her kung pao, and we both enjoyed the order of potstickers we shared to start. The atmosphere is quite attractive and the service was thoughtful, friendly and attentive. I will definitely be going back.
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    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Shine REALLY Shines!!
    randy1957
    Dined on 11/15/2013
    Excellent food and service. Great neighborhood spot!!
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Average
    Coop
    Dined on 9/16/2013
    An ok meal. The crab Rangoon appetizers were well reviewed by others but seemed to be entirely cream cheese and no crab. Good hot and sour soup.
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  • Delish
    Good
    Dined on 7/12/2013
    Was impressed with the sushi selection! Ordered one of the specials and although I can't remember the roll, I was amazed! Great service, great food and great ambiance.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • mother's day brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 5/12/2013
    Totally avoided the mother's day brunch scene, took my family to lunch here and was pleased at how quiet it was. Timely food, good service. I frequent this spot often.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Slow service
    TomK
    Dined on 5/1/2013
    Took over 30 minutes for 3 rolls, and the place was not very busy.
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  • Shine is one of our go to
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 4/26/2013
    Shine is one of our go to sushi restaurants. The food is great and they always deliver a quality experience. Another perk is that they have brown rice for their rolls
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Sticking with delivery
    Robyn
    Dined on 4/13/2013
    I haven't been to Shine for a long time. I order delivery from Shine regularly and love the food. I think I'll stick with delivery. Our table wasn't ready until 15 minutes after our reservation time. That wouldn't have been a problem except they told us when we walked in that the table was just being cleared off and would only be a minute. Then the room was so loud we couldn't hear each other speak. We had to yell across the table. The server was nice, but didn't bring soy sauce for the sushi. Also not a problem if she'd come back to check, but I finally had to go and find her to get it.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • My neighborhood sushi go-to spot!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/13/2013
    I'm a long time Chicagoian and Lincoln Park resident and 7 yrs ago, Shine (at the old, Armitage location) was the restaurant I came to when I first tried sushi. It was the best experience and is still one of my favorite maki roll and sushi spots in Chicago! I always have my favorite go-to rolls, but it's nice to step away from the sushi and get a hot entree too. I really miss the old location. The Webster spot is closer to home, a plus, but it is smaller and darker than the Armitage spot. I really miss the 2 different decorated rooms and the airy, brightness of the old loco. Assuming real estate costs changed and the owners got a deal when moving into the old O' Fame restaurant. The outdoor seating is another plus, but on the pricy side.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nothing special, but not bad
    LPboyVIP
    Dined on 4/10/2013
    Nothing special, but not bad either. I've had better asian food, but it wasn't as though it was bad. This was a "right down the middle" asian dining experience.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Pot stickers and Yaki Niku a must!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 3/27/2013
    Upscale combination of Chinese and Japanese restaurant with great menu. Try the pot stickers pan fried and the Yaki Niku entree!
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Every year for my birthday
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/11/2013
    Every year for my birthday I celebrate by having dinner at Shine. This has been a tradition of mine for several years now. I think about 4 or 5.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food was very tasty and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/6/2013
    The food was very tasty and the wait staff were very attentive. I brought a group of students with limited knowledge of Japanese food and they had a good time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I went here on Valentine's
    Donahue
    Dined on 2/14/2013
    I went here on Valentine's Day with my fiance and enjoyed everything about this place. The rolls we ordered were fresh and the calamari was delicious. I also ordered a margarita with my meal and the bartender made sure that my glass was never empty! Great service here and amazing food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion, hot spot
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  • Sushi was awesome!! Went here
    MunchingMandy
    Dined on 12/31/2012
    Sushi was awesome!! Went here for NYE, so it took about an hour to get our food, but the sushi was some of the best I've had in the city so far! Definitely want to come back
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    good for groups, romantic
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • AWESOME sushi, stir-fry and Asian!
    LovesFoodVIP
    Dined on 12/26/2012
    We love this place. Everything you order is great, and the service is always awesome. The sushi rolls are to die for - MUST TRY the Shine Maki. We love the Sea Bass and all their stir frys are delish - love the brown rice option.
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  • service was excellent. great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 11/2/2012
    service was excellent. great food, especially for the price!
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  • Fresh sushi, delicious dishes
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/30/2012
    Fresh sushi, delicious dishes and great service keep up coming back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A solid choice for sushi.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/19/2012
    We enjoyed our visit to Shine. I have also visited its sister location (Rise) in Lakeview, and I found that both experiences were similarly pleasing... however, the service was notably more prompt at Rise (which may be subject to the individual server and the difference in the time of day when we dined at each.) Regardless, I really enjoyed the rolls I had at Shine. The fish was fresh and the ingredients were tasty. The appetizer platter we had was only mediocre; I would stick with the seaweed salad and the rolls. The atmosphere was clean and modern.
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    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice
    QuietypeVIP
    Dined on 6/23/2012
    Good sushi and apps. Not so good Kobe maki special with no actual Kobe! So, why leave the name if you no longer use that type of beef? Disappointing!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent Sushi
    NoNickname
    Dined on 6/15/2012
    We love Shine. It's one of our favorite places for sushi. The seseame tuna and sea bass appetizers are outstanding and a must have. The rolls are great too. We've always had excellent service and food here. Highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Although the discriptions
    OpenTable Diner Since 2001VIP
    Dined on 4/22/2012
    Although the discriptions of the maki sounded interesting, they were nothing special. Some were to have jalepeno and they have more of a red pepper kick. Some were to have cilantro, but there was not enough to tast it. The fish in many of the rolls was more of a tartar which gave them a mushy consistency. I was not impressed. The help was friendly but the wait between edamame and the maki being served was unnecessarily delayed.
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  • Sushi and dishes are made
    OpenTable Diner Since 2002
    Dined on 4/9/2012
    Sushi and dishes are made to order and the menu at Shine is rather extensive. The service is outstanding. Our server was attentive without hovering over us and made some recommendations for appetizers that were delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Saturday was the first time
    sandydandy
    Dined on 3/31/2012
    Saturday was the first time I've been to shine! The food was awesome and service was amazing! Our waitress recommended the popcorn shrimp for an appetizer and it was delicious!! The sushi was also great! I'll definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, romantic, special occasion
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  • It was just okay. The food
    TigluvVIP
    Dined on 3/23/2012
    It was just okay. The food was not that good. I have been to many other sushi places that have been much better including Coast, Sushi Wabi, and Yuzu just to name a few. Sushi was boring and bland. Service was good tho even for a busy Friday night. The experience overall was good but the food left a lot to be desired. I would not go back considering how many other better sushi places there are in the city. Tho they have the best lemon drop martini!! I would go back just for a drink...
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    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ordered sushi, I have had
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 3/23/2012
    Ordered sushi, I have had better from a grocery store. They should call there maki rice rolls.
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  • Good sushi and very good service
    CasDinerVIP
    Dined on 3/21/2012
    Good sushi and very good service in a large but pleasant setting. The Chinese/ Thai dishes are not as good as the sushi, but decent enough.
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  • Absolutely AMAZING! Our new go-to!
    LovesFoodVIP
    Dined on 2/28/2012
    We came here with friends who have lived in the city forever, saying it's their favorite asian cuisine and sushi in the city. OMG--this place has the most amazing EVERYTHING. We ordered the bass appetizer, tuna tartar app, lettuce wraps, mongolian beef, some delicious chicken dish with veggies, tons of sushi rolls. We were STUFFED and the food was INCREDIBLE. Seriously--each dish was better than the next. Try ANYTHING, because everything we tried was spectacular. Nothing fell short. AND--BYOWine on M-W and you can get 20% off your meal if you bring in your past receipt from the time before. AMAZING SERVICE. SPECTACULAR food. Just wonderful! Cannot wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great spot for groups. Friendly
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 2/11/2012
    Great spot for groups. Friendly knowledgeable staff and delicious food!
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    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food is always excellent,
    SyrorangeVIP
    Dined on 12/6/2011
    Food is always excellent, Service great. Been 3 times in the past two weeks. So delicious for both Thai and Sushi!
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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  • really good asian
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/18/2011
    Good selection of chinese and sushi. food is excellent. A little pricey for chinese, but worth it.
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    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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  • I went and had the crab rangoon,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/16/2011
    I went and had the crab rangoon, lettuce wraps, tuna tartare and seaweed salad. everything was impressive besides the wraps. I cant complain however. I also had the Shine Martini. Very good !!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great place for sushi
    Lilypad
    Dined on 11/12/2011
    I love both Shine and the sister restaurant, Shine. Excellent sushi, good wine options, and I like their frequent diner point system.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate