Sunda
Sunda

Sunda

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.sundachicago.com/
  • Phone: (312) 644-0500
  • 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,Pay with OpenTable,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 WinnerAsian
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Sunda reviews from OpenTable diners
420 reviews since July 31, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelEnergetic
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
hot spot (271)fit for foodies (268)good for groups (222)special occasion (182)vibrant bar scene (135)romantic (83)neighborhood gem (58)notable wine list (42)late-night find (42)great for lunch (36)great for brunch (36)great for outdoor dining (16)scenic view (6)kid-friendly (4)Show More
  • Bgm2VIP
    Dined on 11/20/2014
    black cod, brussel sprout salad, pork belly skewers are all a must get
    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.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 11/19/2014
    great food great service. make sure you make a reservation, you will need it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great
    jcl124VIP
    Dined on 11/17/2014
    Great food and service and besides the wine very reasonable pricing
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beautiful, open but warm surroundings.
    Jstillab
    Dined on 11/17/2014
    Brussels sprouts were amazing! We enjoyed most of our shared dishes and would try this place again to see if our first experience could be improved on. Our server was a bit abrupt and left us for awhile with empty cocktail glasses but the floor manager quickly spotted the error. Large groups there that evening but the noise was tolerable. The sprouts were the star of the show.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • MakakiloVIP
    Dined on 11/17/2014
    The food was wonderful as usual and our server Moises R. was great!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great atmosphere, but the food not so great
    Andreab
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    I have been looking forward to going to Sunda for quiet some time. My roommate and I finally decided to try this place and we celebrated our one week of surviving living in the city. I would give this 4 stars based on the service, but 2 1/2-3 stars for the food. We had the red dragon, spicy tuna crispy rice, sweet and spicy chili roll and the number 10. The food was just okay- I don't think I would return for just the food. The quality of sushi was meh and personally I am not a fan of warm rice and all the sushi rice was pretty warm. I did very much enjoy the atmosphere and would consider returning for cocktails and apps, but I would definitely have dinner somewhere else.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great find!
    lm42
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Sunda is a hot spot in the downtown area of Chicago. Had really fresh and unique sushi rolls. Great drink menu. Atmosphere is energetic but may be a little on the loud side.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nathalie
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    I am still dreaiming about the lobster/bacon sushi and the brussel sprout salad.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The food rules
    eatdrinkbmerry
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    We had a pre-concert dinner on a Sunday night. When we arrived at 5:30pm, it was fairly empty. By 6:45, it was jamming! We ordered the brussel sprout salad, kalchi wraps, chicken pad thai and miso black cod: all were fantastic. The combo of the miso and cod sitting on a bed of roasted eggplant: sublime. The kalchi wraps: they come 2 to an order which is not enough: you'll want more. The brussel sprout salad was a delicious variation of an asian slaw. The only thing we'd pass on next time is the pad thai: it just wasn't as good as the others. Our waiter was attentive and explained that dishes were served when they are ready. That's nice! We will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • So many options!
    LadyofstyleVIP
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    I have been to Sunda many times, with smal groups, large groups and on dates, they never disappoint. They atmosphere is great, food is amazing and there are so many options. The gluten free menu was just as great as the standard. Definitely one of my favorite!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Evan made it an incredible evening!
    NeighborhoodGemVIP
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Evan, the Lead Server, offered to make our entree selections so we could spend more time in catching up with friends. His selections were spot on! Our most memorable dinner this year! Thank you Evan!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • stellar
    TSP1
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    This is our go to place when we come in from out of town- never disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • spectacular
    wifeomatic
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Sunda was a fantastic restaurant. The food was recognizable yet often with a twist like the brussel sprout salad. It was the best we've ever had but aren't sure exactly what else was in it besides brussel sprouts. We were a party of 4 and ordered 8 things to share plus dessert. Loved that we each got to taste a variety of dishes.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Love it...
    billy8a
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    I go there all the time I'm in Chicago... great for a late night dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love The Food, Hate The Noise
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    My husband & I loved the food at Sunda. We took our server's recommendations for several dishes and were very pleased. The lighting and ambiance of the restaurant were good but the noise level was nearly unbearable (a Wednesday night). My husband & I had to shout at each other across the table and still could barely hear each other. Eating and shouting do not mix, so we barely talked the whole meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food
    EnjoyEatingOut
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    The food at this restaurant is amazing! I would definitely recommend for anyone who enjoys asian food to make a stop in here and partake of their extensive menu. However, I wouldn't recommend it if you are looking to have a quiet intimate dinner. It can be a bit noisy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Noise level was untenable.
    Fooddoc
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    I would return if there was a quiet place to eat but I felt rushed because of the noise. There is no reason for that decibel level except at a football game. It doesn't add anything to the "chicness" of the restaurant That being said the food was outstanding just take your noise canceling head phones
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantabulous!!!!
    juliekVIP
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    I've been to this restaurant many, many times and it never disappoints! The Brussels sprout salad is just amazing. I order it every time I bring someone new. Sushi is so fresh and innovative. Great selection of sake and killer, killer desserts. We had the blueberry cobbler the last time which was chock full of big, plump blueberries and creamy ice cream on top.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 0 for 2 on lunch experiences - done
    LeleWVIP
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    I tried Sunda for lunch last week with a couple of coworkers. I live in the neighborhood and I'd been there several times in the past; in general, I had no complaints.My last experience there, however, was borderline disastrous - the worst server I may ever have had. Hoping that was just an anomaly, I decided to give them another try. Sadly, it wasn't much better. Took forever for him to take even our drink orders. I asked about a particular bottle of wine; he said he really didn't know the bottled wine, but could recommend one of the wines by the glass. Really? This in a restaurant that sells Opus One for several hundred dollars? Pokey, unhelpful service was exacerbated by disappointing changes in their lunch menu. Bye bye, Sunda.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • tram
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    Crispy Brussel Sprout appetizer is a must starter! In a 6-8 business group function, Sunda is a fairly noisy environment.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • SUNDA
    JohnBCVIP
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    I have been a regular to SUNDA in River North and frequent it at least one a month. The management, wait- and kitchen-staff have not only met but most often exceeded my expectations for good quality and well prepared food and service. They go the extra mile to insure that my selections for appetizer, sushi and entree with sides are paced well and do not come out of the kitchen on top of one another. Also, the kitchen-staff always meet my dietary meeds and most often are agreeable to the substitutions or other modifications to my entrees. The oxtail pot stickers and the miso black cod are my favorites.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fabulously fresh
    Bingo
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    What a lovely eclectic blend of sushi and Asian fare. My five friends were seated quickly, welcomed warmly and the waiter was so helpful that he pulled together what we thought was an appealing and sumptuous menu. In addition to the sushi we came for, we were treated to several Filipino entrees from their chef. Although the noise level is a little energetic, the food and wine was memorable. I've already recommended to several friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great experience
    Geec24
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    Was visiting Chicago, a friend recommended Sunda. Food was amazingly, restaurant was spacious and lively. Ambience was perfect for the evening. Great table set up for larger groups as well. I will definitely go back there
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    Unfortunately we weren't very impressed by this restaurant. The dishes were too eccentric to the point of just not being very tasty. We had the Pad Thai and another noodle dish. The noodle dish (whose name I forget) was too sweet and tasted like sweet and sour noodles.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great fusion dishes
    brianjp
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    This place came highly recommended and Sunda did not disappoint. Innovative dishes with a lot of different flavors. A diverse selection of food and wine. Definitely would return on my next trip to Chicago.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Eclectic menu
    BillVT
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    Sunda continues to set a high bar with its service and evolving menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Trendy sushi
    BigC
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    Hip place, good food. Although it's small plates so it can get expensive, which is why I'd recommend for a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great First Time!!!
    ValpoEricVIP
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    While my wife had been here several times before, it was my first time. I really loved the decor of the place and the food was excellent! I will most definitely come back to this restaurant again in the future.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great night
    RJreview
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Great ambiance and great food. Meals are for sharing as they will come in any order.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Huh!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    The restaurant is beautiful and the food is interesting and very tasty. However, the restaurant is sooooo noisy that at party of four could not carry on a conversation. The server could barely hear our order. We ate fast and bolted before having desert--impossible to spend an evening there.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A fun, vibrant spot
    ChiFoodieVIP
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    I like Sunda for it's extensive menu--even with a large group, there's definitely something to satisfy everyone, whether it be dim sum, sushi, Asian noodle dishes, etc. All of the food is delicious, although I would argue that some of it is outrageously overpriced (most sushi rolls are around $20). It's a cool space with an upbeat atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Sushi
    Smitty
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    One party enjoys sushi, one party enjoys cooked meals; both were sated and satisfied with the offerings at Sunda; a little on the pricey side..
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Menu!
    FoodieAtHeart
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    First time here at Sunda. Recommended by Concierge at our hotel. While the restaurant was busy, I never felt rushed or not attended to. Great expedient service. Server, Ilmoon (SP) was very knowledgable about the menu, portions, and what to order for our cravings. Sushi was excellent as were the oxtail potstickers. Craft drinks were awesome..I had the lychee drink and my boyfriend had the spicy grass tiger(?) drink-awesome! Overall it was a great experience and would go again without hesitation!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never disappoints
    RoseVIP
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Love the food here - many dishes have a Filipino twist. I recommend the Sunda Sundae for dessert!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Eatsweet
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    We came early and had no problem getting a table. That was lucky as it filled up quickly. The waitress was very helpful with suggestions and the food was excellent. The only negative was the noise level was unpleasant when the place filled up, so that we were happy to leave by the time we finished our meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    RacerRS
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    As always, great food and great service! The sushi is the best in Chicago.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Happy
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    The food was nothing memorable especially since they forgot to bring one entree to the table. They treated for the desserts bc we were celebrating a birthday but honestly were still hungry when we left.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Sunda Round 2
    evanston2
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    This was my second time at Sunda and it didn't disappoint. I ordered almost all of the same things (you can't leave without trying the brussel sprouts) and everything lived up to the pedestal I had put them on in my memory. YUM. My only comment is that it's a little loud. I was part of a table of 4 and we had to speak loudly to hear one another.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic atmosphere!
    AHumphreys
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    The food was so good! I recommend the Brussel sprout salad. We had a party of 6, it's great for groups because you can share everything. The atmosphere is really fun and energetic! Great spot out with friends on a Saturday night!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • nice space, but.......
    SC9999
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    This is a very nice space to start your night out on the town, but the food was average at best and overprice. I got the ultimate noodles and there was nothing ultimate about them, the only good thing about them is that it did have a decent amount of fish in it. But I could of went to Siena Tavern and had the squid ink pasta instead, which is a far more superior dish. The dessert was the best part, I had the smore. I loved the space and I would consider coming back for drinks before I go out for the night. Maybe I'll come back for a small bite before I go out and try some of the sushi rolls. But for a full out dining experience I would have to pass on this place, since there are so many other superior options in Chicago.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic