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
386 reviews since May 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelEnergetic
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
hot spot (228)fit for foodies (221)good for groups (186)special occasion (164)vibrant bar scene (121)romantic (81)neighborhood gem (59)great for lunch (55)great for brunch (48)late-night find (40)notable wine list (34)great for outdoor dining (28)kid-friendly (10)scenic view (3)Show More
  • 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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    • Service
    • 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
  • Waited 45 minutes despite reso.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    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
    • Service
    • 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
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    • 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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Ambiance
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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
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    • 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.
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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
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The food was excellent! The best
    Monimoni
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Tuna sashimi I have had in my life. The food was really fresh. The asparagus salad was also a must! The ambiance was perfect! I recommend you go dressed up, since people that go there are very fashionable. The music is loud
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dropped ball this time
    Kkp27
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Although our waitress was semi attentive. The food arrived incorrect and out of order. Miso soup during the middle of the meal. Grilled spare ribs were all over. No presentation or uniformity. Just thrown on the grill and dropped in a plate. If you are going to be in river north. You need to bring your A game and be consistent. This was not the case this time. The rolls were good, but nothing extra ordinary.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful Sunda
    eugliz
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    As always, excellent food and excellent wait staff. I'm always excited to try something new off the menu. The sushi is fabulous and the halo halo desert is the best I've ever had.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great service!
    Citygal
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    We often go here to celebrate birthdays and the staff is amazing. Even though our table was ready 30 minutes after our reservation time, they were so apologetic and even told the previous diners to finish up! I have to admit that I am not crazy about the food but everyone in my group loved it so I'm probably in the minority. For me it seems a little over hyped.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Classic
    Babygracie
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    My husband and I brought our friends to Sunda for the first time his last weekend. Everything was fantastic! Food quality was great, flavors were unique, interesting and fresh! I have so many favorite dishes there are too many to list. Great atmosphere and wonderful staff from the hosts to the bus staff. Our server was great and she was on top of things most of the night. Towards the end she fell back slightly but only because she had gotten sat with two larger parties, overall she was a great server. We will all definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Night on the town
    Skglen
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Service and atmosphere was excellent , food was very good , food allergies kept me from trying more.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not happy with the experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    I have been to Sunda once before and had a great time. This time I brought a new friend with me for lunch. The waitress was not helpful at all and was missing for a long time. I ordered a salad and app and my friend ordered a pasta dish. The salad was not brought out at the same time and they didn't even know about it. It took over 10 minutes for them to bring it. My app was served and was not hot. Lukewarm at best. I probably will not go back.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fav
    awesome
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Hands down...top 3. Good food, good people, good ambiance.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Incredible Food and Cool Atmosphere
    Jonhaas
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our experience at Sunda. We had a great waiter that was spot on in his recommendations. We enjoyed 4 smaller plates and a desert, along with a few drinks. Only thing I would have done differently is adding the beef lollipops to our selections that night.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Experience
    bjamersoVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Food was fantastic and did not disappoint after hearing great things from friends. The specialty cocktails were amazing as well. The best thing we had to eat (on a friends recommendation) was the crispy brussel sprout salad. Not even something I would have considered with the vast menu of options without the recommendation. But it blew me away
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    The food was all very good! We loved the brussel sprout salad, tiger shrimp tempura and pork fried rice. It was a little loud in the restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Birthday Dinner
    FallonEatsChicago
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    The dining experience was terrific. This is my favorite Chicago - Asian spot. The Brussels sprout salad, and rock shrimp are a must every time. I tried the Dim Sum buns for the first time - pork belly was delish!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Slow Service
    Lia31VIP
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    We came early for the Sunda Social hour, the restaurant wasn't very busy and yet it took almost 30 minutes for anything to come out, and this was true for everything we ordered at any point. It was so frustrating, and all of the appetizers we ordered from the happy hour menu were mediocre at best. The drinks were very good, but took even longer than the food to get.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Happening place
    Brendan
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    Good food, great service, but too loud. I ordered the miso cod and was quite satisfied. Oxtail potstickers were also good. My dining companion reported that the ultimate noodle was a bit heavy on the garlic. Service was excellent and attentive. Saketini was a bit sweet for my taste. They did well accommodating my allergies.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • MaegVIP
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Food and drinks were delicious. Our waiter was very friendly and helpful with the menu. We had a great time!
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lacking in good sushi
    Moemtgbkr1
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    I am a big sushi fan however the two rolls we ordered were well below par the rice was soggy and one of the rolls which was supposed to include various fish items was 75% cream cheese. The pad Thai was cold and very bland even after we had specifically asked the server to make it extra spicy.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fusion Asian
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    I went in with the expectation that this was Asian cuisine. I recommend you do not do the same. Some of the dishes require an open mind. Their twin towers sushi was good but not great. The mochi ice cream dessert was delicious. Would not go back for main course, but would go back for dessert.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fun but loud
    LizzyK
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Great for a night out on the town for sushi and sake but don't expect to go there for a quiet romantic evening. It was loud to the point we felt people were yelling. Otherwise it was fun.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sunda
    BritVIP
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Food is definitely not what it used to be - still a scene though.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic