Sunda
Sunda

Sunda

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.sundachicago.com/
  • Phone: 3126440500x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 3:00pm
    Dinner: Monday - Wednesday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm,
    Thursday- Friday: 5:00pm - 12:00am
    Saturday: 4:00pm-12am
    Sunday: 4:00pm-11am
    Sunday Brunch: 10:30am - 4:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Sushi, Southeast Asian, Asian
  • Executive Chef: Jess DeGuzman
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Delivery, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Email events@sundachicago.com for Private Party Room information and in-house customized catering options.

    PARTY PLATTERS TO-GO:
    Order party platters for "pick-up" for your office lunch, event and more.
    http://www.sundachicago.com/menu/

    For 'full-service" off-premise catering inquiries please email events@sundachicago.com with your request.
  • Entertainment: Rockit Ranch Productions can book your entertainment for your private party needs. No live entertainment is offered in non-private areas.
  • Special Events: SUNDA SOCIAL: 4 PM - 6 PM - Weekdays!
    Meet. Pair. Share. Sunda social goes on Monday through Friday from 4pm-6pm in the lounge and bar with half-priced appetizers, and specialty cocktails. It’s our best deal of the week and it happens every day!

    SUNDA BRUNCH: 10 AM - Weekends!
    Saturday & Sunday Brunch features a special brunch menu with new items as well as Sunda Signature favorites, a gourmet “build your own” bloody mary bar, asian-inspired Mimosa-Kits and more! Brunch services from 10am – 3pm on Saturday and 10am – 4pm on Sundays.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: LaSalle
  • Public Transit: #22 Bus, stop at Grand coming from the North. Stop at Hubbard if coming from the South. Walk a ½ block west.
    #36 Bus, stop at Illinois coming from either direction, then walk 1 ½ block west.
    Red line train Grand Stop then walk one block north to Illinois
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet parking is available.
    Parking lots nearby at the corner of Illinois and LaSalle.
    Meter street parking nearby.
A word from Sunda
Located within Chicago’s bustling River North neighborhood, Sunda pairs New Asian fare with Midwestern hospitality for an award-winning concept. Offering contemporary interpretations of traditional dishes from Japan, China, Vietnam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Thailand, the Philippines and more, the Michelin-recommended concept from Rockit Ranch Productions has received numerous accolades, including Best New Restaurant and Chicago’s Sexiest Restaurant. Showcasing exceptional cuisine from Executive Chef Jess DeGuzman, mod décor from renowned designer Tony Chi, a chic, yet approachable ambiance and seating for more than 200 guests, Sunda has rapidly become a mainstay on the Chicago dining scene.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Sunda reviews from OpenTable diners
405 reviews since June 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelEnergetic
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
hot spot (244)fit for foodies (234)good for groups (199)special occasion (175)vibrant bar scene (123)romantic (84)neighborhood gem (59)great for lunch (58)great for brunch (51)late-night find (41)notable wine list (34)great for outdoor dining (30)kid-friendly (9)scenic view (3)Show More
  • Great food and wine!!
    Steph
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Been here several times both with friends and date night with my husband. Great service every time. The food is spectacular! We always get several dishes to share. This time had a nice bottle of Far Niente..perfect with our meal!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding service!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    The staff made me feel like a million bucks. They treated me so well and were very generous and helpful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Chicagorestaurantlover
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Had 430 res on a Saturday. The place was empty but was still seated in the worst table near the bathroom. Then the server tried to bring a bottle of wine a year younger than what was on menu TWICE with two different bottles.Next the Brussels spouts salad which is usually very good was served with a chip from a plate with it. To top it off a party of six was seated next to my family with the place still half empty. They were practically sitting in our laps. The manager waited until I got up to use the restroom to stop by and ask how things were going despite my request to speak to him. I normally really enjoy this place but the last experience was so bad I won't be back,
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Food and drinks were great as always, but disappointed with lack of service at the bar. Although it was a busy Friday night, the lack of attentiveness by the bartenders was disappointing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Foodie
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Sunda has always been a favorite but the last couple of visits have left me in a disappointed state. Service is lacking ....friendly, but slow. And not really helpful on nenu choices ... They always seem to be running and not attentive. Food was subpar on the last two visits. The details that made it special before seem to have disappeared. The noise level is always challenging but when the rest of the experience is stellar it is easy to forgive. Not sure I'll be back anytime soon.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Beautifully presented food
    tbmessing
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    The food was delectable, beautifully presented, and satisfied even my foodie husband's palette. I took him here for his birthday and requested that they bring out a birthday cake (sans the singing), which they did at the end of our meal. Our server's name was Lindsey, she was professional, attentive, and absolutely a delight. We ordered the pork belly and kale salad, and honey shrimp appetizers - both the pork belly and kale salad were flavorful! The kale salad was a unique twist on fusion and full of flavor. The shrimp appetizer was ok, nothing to blow my socks off and not all that "fusion", but it was good. I would highly recommend this place for foodies and lovers of Asian cuisine!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food. Extremely loud
    skidocVIP
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    The noise level is deafening. It is even difficult to order. The food itself was excellent. Service suffered from the noise level. Recommend the black cod. the fatty tuna sashimi, and scallops were excellent. Hamachi with jalepenos were also great. The pad thai was sweet but also very good. The place is full of Yuppies. It is a hip place. Just too loud for my tastes. I guess I am getting old.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Going Down Hill?
    JimmersVIP
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    We've eaten at Sunda many times and always loved it. So we went there to celebrate a birthday. It was lively, and the service was friendly. But my wife and I felt that something has changed with the food. It's just not as good as it used to be. In fact, much of it wasn't very good at all. Brussel sprout salad is still solid. But dishes that used to be signatures -- shrimp tempura and ox-tail dumplings -- seem tired, heavy and over-sauced. Pho was both oddly spiced and bland, a tough combination to pull off. My best guess is that chef Jess Deguzman has turned the kitchen over to others, who produce desultory copies of the chef's dishes. I might still go to Sunda for the atmosphere and sit at the bar, but I can no longer recommend the food.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Sunda was a great find.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    The food was great! Fresh and unique. Especially if you like Sushi! Our server was great too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Way overpriced
    SarahVIP
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    Decent food but small portions for the price. $31 for dinner and I had 5 bites total!
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Expect an Experience!!
    Cookie
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Service was exceptional, which you don't find anymore . . . anywhere! I took it as a sign of good things to come and I was NOT disappointed!! The food was absolutely delicious! I would order everything I ordered, every time I go - - - if it were not for the fact that I MUST try the entire menu! Seriously . . . when's the last time you ordered 8-10 plates to share and everyone loved everything?? The Oxtail Pot Stickers and the Spicy Tuna Crispy Rice (signature) Sushi were amazing!! Can't wait to go back!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Incredible Sushi!
    altumax
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    We took a group of three here as a special treat, so we ordered a number of different things to try. I have to say that we were quite impressed with everything that came out... it was amazing! Our favorites (by far) were the Lobster Wagyu roll and the Unagi/Foie - I can't even put into words how delicious these were. Our Unagi/Foie took a very long time to come out, but we were pleasantly surprised when our server told us that it had been because it had not been prepared up to their standards the first time and that it certainly a dish that absolutely had to be done the right way. Everything was outstanding! Highly recommended!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • AMAZING
    tinytot
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    I watched the show with the sushi chef over 5 years ago when he was visiting different restaurants around the country looking for new ideas. Since that show I always wanted to visit and I'm so glad I did. It met my expectations and more. Thank you.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Brunch
    kbcrew
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    In a city with so many dining options, Sunda stands out as a unique option for Sunday brunch. We enjoyed all of the dishes we tried. Presentation was fun and flavors were fabulous. The server was patient with our interest in chatting with out-of-town guests instead of ordering but disappeared when it was time for drink refills and the check. I would definitely return and recommend Sunda to others.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious. Every time.
    Yumz
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    This is a MUST if you like sushi! So good! They also have the most delectable brussel sprout salad on the planet!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Was very loud
    FlemmingsVIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Good food, sorry we couldn't hear each other talk!
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great food
    johngVIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    If you want great food and great service this is the place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Place was recommended by a friend and I am glad that we went! The food was exceptional, very different dishes than you would expect, not the traditional Asian rest. Brussel sprout salad was a must-had to try it due to past reviews and it was amazing. Service was very helpful recommendations, some unique items were perfect. Tastly flavored mimoas llike mango topped off a great lunch. We had a hiccup when we came and tried to order lunch on a Sat. at noon as they were only prepped for brunch and we had our hearts set on a lunch items. First they said sorry....then I think the manager realized that came back and told us we could rolls on the lunch menu. They should decide if they have lunch on weekends or indicate that online.Great find.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awful Sushi, Noisy
    biilly
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Rice was gummy, fish was warm, cuts were inconsistent, prices were way too high for the quality, and the noise level was through the roof. Overall not quite sure what the concept was aiming for either. Seemed very tired.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great as always
    Danny847
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Dan was my server and he provided excellent service. He recommended the Loveblock wine which was very good.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The food was good!
    Mish
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    I enjoyed Sunda with my colleague. But I wish that there were more vegan and vegetarian options.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Waited 45 minutes despite reso.
    NomNomNom
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    We had a reservation for a party of 4 at 8pm on a Wednesday (arguably not the most happening night of the week and arguably a little late for dinner...) and still weren't seated until close to 9pm. Fortunately we already knew we liked the food at Sunda, otherwise this would have made us question whether it was worth the hassle to come back. Why make a reservation (and arrive on time) if you are still going to have to wait for an hour? That said - the food is always good and the atmosphere is fun. Just surprising to have such a bad experience getting seated late on a week night.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Exotic
    MomSaysVIP
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Sushi, buns, noodle salad taken to more interesting levels made a great lunch in a beautiful room.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Michael
    Michael
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    Food is amazing. Wait staff even more amazing. Way too noisy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Sushi with a twist
    Deedee
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Interesting combinations, fresh flavors. The roaste brussel sprouts salad is worth a visit.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sushi in Chicago
    travel2eat2shop
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    We wanted to find some good sushi on our trip to Chicago, and there were so many options but we decided on Sunda based on a recommendation from friends and the proximity to our hotel. The cocktail options were great, I had the lemon wasabi martini and we shared the only hot sake they served which was also good. We had the Brussel sprout salad and Beef wrap appetizers, both were delicious. We ordered 3 sushi rolls, one of which they took awhile to come to our table but we were in no hurry. Our favorite roll was the Firecracker. Would definitely go back if in Chicago!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food is always great!
    Sarajo
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    I took girlfriends from Michigan here Saturday night and we had a great time. They loved the food (such great flavors) and ambiance.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Exceeded expectations
    Sucker4Sushi
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    My friend and I heard about Sunda and loved the pictures on their Instagram. Such wonderful service and absolutely delicious food! The pear sake is now one of my favorite cocktails while the lobster wagyu has set the bar for sushi rolls. I wi definitely be going back!!
    Special Features:
    hot spot, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food, loud atmosphere
    CLEColeVIP
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    The food was excellent and inventive. Each stop at the table to deliver food was met with anticipation and eagerness born from the previous course. The quality was excellent and preparation was nearly always phenomenal. It was loud and difficult to talk to our companions at our table. If I were to go back again I would probably return earlier in the evening when it wasn't quite as vibrant a scene.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • uninspiring
    Atmosphereless
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Went for brunch on Saturday. Dead quiet. A couple of dim sum options were good, a couple of others bland/nothing exciting. Waiter forgot our 2 drink orders seconds after we ordered. Would not return.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent food and great cocktails!
    Foodstalkerchicago
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    The food here is always great ! Love the rolls ! Although the ambience is great - the noise level is way too high. It was so loud that could hardly hear anyone on our table. Maybe would not recommend going for any kind of business or formal dinner!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for birthdays
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Celebrated my birthday here and the restaurant provided complimentary cake and a $10 Gift Card to return. Thought this was a great gesture. Overall food was delish, just needed more people so I could have ordered more items to try.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Exceptional food
    drkittens
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Went for a celebratory dinner with a few others, and ordered to share. Most of the food we had was really exceptional, with a few things being merely good, which is nothing to complain about! I took away one star because we were put into room towards the back, which was a bit quieter than the rest of the place... that is until the large group of twenty-somethings filled the entire rest of the room. After that it was so loud it was hard to talk and be heard at all, which really detracted from the second half of the meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious.
    ChiGolf
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Sunda never disappoints- Our 4th visit and we always leave looking forward to the next visit. Went there for my birthday and was surprised with a complementary slice of yummy cake and a candle. Everything we ate was scrumptious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A variety of deliciousness
    1PickyPalate
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Sunda has such a great variety of fabulous food! It's really for everyone! You can have your own dish...or the best part and they recommend that you share, so everyone can pick a dish and then share amongst the group! Looking forward to going back for another fantastic experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and sake
    Mario
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    If you are looking for great food with a very good choice of Sake, that is the place. Restaurant decor is nice. Service good, staff friendly and professionnal. But this is not your romantic candle dinner place if that is what your looking for. It was our second time at Sunda, and next time will go to Chicago, we will eat there again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not as Advertised
    FoodiequeenVIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    I went there for this great bloody mary in thrillist, but no where did it say the waiter would bring over this cart and you had to pick what you wanted out of bowls that you cant see what's in them. Food very bland and small portions for what you pay. Never will I return.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Attentive and high on service
    HappenedinVegasVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We came to celebrate our anniversary and were impressed with the attention provided by the hostess, server, and staff. The sushi is very good, albeit a little pricey, but presentation is excellent. Ambiance and overall atmosphere is trendy but not snooty, and service is very good. Will recommend the Red Dragon - a must have. Will be back again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sunda is the best place to be!
    Ween
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Great food. Great service. Great sake. Great restaurant. Would do it all over again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • So happy with this choice!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    I really wanted good sushi to celebrate my 35th birthday. I love sushi, but my husband has always been on the fence about it. After our experience at Sunda, he is now a fan! What a great dinner! Their handrolls were amazing! I can't wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.