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Sunda Details

  • 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, Visa
  • Cuisine: Asian, Sushi, Southeast 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.

    Order party platters for "pick-up" for your office lunch, event and more.

    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 & Promotions: 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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Diner Reviews
  • "Sunda is a Chicago favorite - and never ceases to disappoint! Highly recommend for groups - we got to sit at a round table with 6 and it was lovely. Definitely recommend sharing everything as things come out randomly from the kitchen. Great White Tuna was pretty much THE MOST AMAZING THING EVER. Melts in your mouth."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Great food and great drinks! Very loud, but worth the noise!"
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "We were done with our appetizers and the wait for the rest of our order was too long. The worst thing was they forgot one of our orders."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "Have been here several times, perfect spot for sharing and trying new things. Had the edamame dumplings, mango tango roll, scallop ceviche, sweet potato caterpillar, chicken pad Thai. EVERYTHING was excellent. The cocktails are also great, the sand and sea in particular. Only complaint...too loud! We could barely carry on a conversation."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "My girlfriend and I went there for a date night and it was fantastic. We each got 1 cocktail and they were both really good.. I don't recall hers exactly but I know it had muddled blackberries but I got the old-fashioned and it was great. We started off with the beef waygu/crispy rice dish and it was some of the best tasting meat I've ever had. It wasn't rare as I thought it was going to be, but it was melt in your mouth. We then got the pork belly skewers and that was also excellent, plus the slaw that came with it was great. We finished with the sushi wrap called Crunchy Pig, Hidden Lobster and it was one of the best sushi rolls I've ever had. If I had a negative, the menu felt too big but I want to go back and try everything else!"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "We came back here for my birthday and it was great for groups. Just enough food and not too expensive. The stuffed avocado may be the best thing on the menu, it is amazing. Everything was freash and the cocktails were tasty. I would def go back."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "The restaurant was busy but is quite spacious so does not feel cramped or too noisy. Our server was terrific but the bus boy may have been a tad enthusiastic about trying to take dishes away before we were finished and topping up our water glasses after every few sips. It was more amusing than annoying however and it's hard to fault someone for being keen. We are vegetarian and there were many options for us here. We especially enjoyed the Caterpillar sweet potato sushi option - a little different and absolutely delicious. Glad we each ordered our own plate although the 8 pieces would have been good for sharing as well. Parties of all sizes can be well accommodated here. We would definitely return."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Really good good food. The oxtail pot stickers were the truth. Good for business meetings, groups, or romantic evening. Had the Sumo mary and it was everything I was hoping it would be."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "I bring both groups for work and my wife here and the food and service are always top notch."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Interesting blends of Asian cuisine. Everything was very tasty. The noise level was oppressive. We ate late - 9 pm - so about half way through the meal, we could talk to each other without shouting as the place cleared out. Definitely not a choice for a quiet romantic dinner. If you're looking for fun and lively with great food, then this is your spot. Our server was very helpful with menu choices."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "LOUD! Food was excellent! Service was very good. Lot of noise. I would recommend for work functions but it seems that quiet dinner w 2 or 4 people would be tough to pull off..."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "The food and service were very good. However, the noise level was deafing. Had to yell to talk to my table mates!"
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "We had a great dinner here and really enjoyed everything. Ambiance is great. It is a little noisy but it is just the scene. Sevice was very attentive! Definitely a must when in Chicago."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "great!! good food liked the sushi and the brussel sprout salad"
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "Food okay. Yellowtail sashimi not very good. Octopus tacos not very good. Too much guac and sour cream which drowned out the octopus."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "We had a late dinner Saturday night and returned on Sunday for their BIG Sumo Bloody Mary. Besides the 32 ounce cucumber-infused vodka Bloody Mary, the garnishes were over the top! Excellent tasting Bloody and fantastic food-crab hand roll, 2 slices of bacon, pork belly, grilled cheese sandwich, duck boa bun, and roasted potatoes! No need to buy a meal! $40 but well worth it!"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Despite having great food and a nice setting, we have never walked into a louder restaurant, even before the music started playing. We had to shout across the table from one another"
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "Went with a group of 4 and due to a late babysitter cancellation, the other couple had to bring along their toddler (at the fear of all the people sitting around us). The host sat us at a table near the wall and provided extra space for a high-chair. They were very friendly and accomodating. The food was absolutely delicious and unique. We had a great time. In no way am I saying this is a place to bring your kids, but in a pinch they made it work and it was much appreciated! Recommendations - Citrus Scallops, Duck-Fat Fried Rice, and the Wagyu/Lobster Roll (if you're feeling frisky)"
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "Really enjoy Sunda for lunch. Sat outside which is a little noisy but worked well on a beautiful day. Chef's Special was amazing. Have also had excellent sushi and usually like the server's recommendation. Anxious to try dinner here - but on an expense account."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "It was miserably hot in the restaurant the night we were there. Just because it's nice outside doesn't mean you don't have to turn the A/C on for the people inside! Everyone in our group was miserable and if I walked in to that temp again I would walk right back out"
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "The food and service was top notch! We would definitely go back. We loved the speciality rolls."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "seems to be a hot spot, But it is very loud and not an easy place to hold a conversation And the food rather mediocre and there are better asian food in chicago"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "I had been to Sunda in the past and had okay experiences. However, I recently went with my family and the food quality and taste have appeared to have gone downhill dramatically. 7 out of 8 dishes we ordered we not good. The kale salad was burnt to a crisp and had no flavor. The firecracker roll was fishy and overloaded with mayonnaise. The black cod was also fishy. The rib eye was burnt to the point of not being edible. The food was horrible and we will definitely not be going back to Sunda in the future. Gross!"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "The food was outstanding! One of the best meals I've had in the city in years. We were in the back so it was very conversation friendly for our table of 5. The service was also excellent with an extremely knowledgable waiter --all of his recommendations were fabulous and the staff was attentive without being intrusive. The chef came to our table to check in on our meal--he was friendly and approachable. Highly recommend this restaurant."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "This was probably the 5th time we have eaten at Sunda and as always the food was excellent. We dined early (5.30pm) as we have two young kids (5yrs and 1yr). We were sat up at the chefs table by the Sushi bar which was fun and gave the kiddos extra to watch. What we really like about Sunda is that unlike some other "high end" restaurants they welcome kids, the service is always just as much about the adults getting what they want as it is the kids. Sunda is not a cheap night out, nor do we ever expect it to be but we never leave feeling like we are unhappy at our bill. It is always worth the $$ for the food, the service and the overall experience. Thx for a lovely evening Sunda."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Took my broad to celebrate her saying yes to getting hitched to this stud and we had a fine time in the big city."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "The food is amazing. A colleague told me the brussel sprouts were by far one of her favorite dishes there. They were delicious and did not disappoint. Our server was personable, friendly, and seemed genuinely happy wait on us. If you haven't been to Sunda for brunch, you must check it out."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Poor service, rude hosts and bartender. Restaurant is very loud. Food was good but not as good as it used to be. Sadly, we won't be returning"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "I had a 9 pm reservation for 2 and arrived just before 9 pm. The hostess checked us in told us it would just be a minute. We waited over 30 minutes before I asked how long it would be until our table was ready. She was very rude and said she didn't know how long and said we could sit at the sushi bar if we wanted. She never pointed us to the bar to have a drink while we waited and stared at her computer screen while others were trying to get her attention. After we were seated, our server was outstanding and made several recommendations off the menu. Our food arrived quickly and we weren't rushed out of our seats. Besides the bad experience with the hostess, we had a lovely time at Sunda."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "the waiter was really, provided fast and quality service, like he really love his job"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "We come every year from LA to see Nam, the mixologist, and enjoy his gifted skills and charm. We also, of course, love the food, and our server, Mel. Love it!!!!"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "I tried Sunda for the first time a couple of years ago for my graduation dinner, and been bringing family and friends visiting me in town there all the time. I live overseas now, but still visit Chicago once a year, and I've never had a trip to Chicago without going back to Sunda. It's a must."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "took my ex girlfriend there to try to be "friends". didn't work out so well. i hate her and i blame sunda"
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "Sunda is a favorite place to dine. Food is outstanding. Service is friendly and attentive. It's a happening place, always bustling and alive. It's a little too loud tho if you want to have a conversation. You are shouting a lot across the table. But it still is wonderful. And I will definitely go back."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "While the ambience and decor are great, the food was simply underwhelming. The best thing we ordered was the Sunda Rainbow roll and that was average at best. We also ordered: Lemongrass Beef Lollipops, Longevity Garlic Crab Noodles, Summer Garden, and Scorpion rolls. The noodles were insanely salty! I imagine I would have enjoyed it otherwise. All-in-all a disappointing experience. I simply would not recommend Sunda."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "Love it but very loud. Great place but talking about anything serious would be out of the question."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "Great food. Small portions and a bit pricey. Staff were great. Great experience but very loud."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "Amazing brunch/lunch with family. Everything we had was delicious. Brussels sprouts salad, pork belly on crispy rice with a poached egg and wagyu on crispy rice were the favorite dishes. The bloody marys were also really good with a unique flavor that none of us could pinpoint. My cousin took over ordering and the waiter spaced everything out so we didn't have too much food at once. The restaurant wasn't very busy (practically empty) when we got there at 11:30 but by the time we left around 2 it was packed. Great spot for a unique brunch."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "This was my first time dining at Sunda. Our service was horrible and really ruined the entire dining experience. I was there with one other person and we asked how much to order since it is family style and she told us to order WAY too much food. On top of that, she brought all of the dishes at one time, so we had no time to really enjoy the food before it got cold and we were full pretty quickly. When we asked to send one of the items back because there is no way we could eat it, she looked at us and said "well what do you want me to do about it." She then came back and told us she would take it off the bill, which she did not actually do. The food was okay, but nothing special. There are much better places to dine in River North."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "We celebrated our daughter's graduation from NWU at Sunda and had a wonderful meal sharing dishes which were all exquisite in taste and presentation. We all enjoyed the ambiance and it was a truly memorable evening. Thank you."
    Dined on 6/21/2014