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Sushi by Chef Soon
Sushi by Chef Soon

Sushi by Chef Soon Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.sushibychefsoon.com
  • Phone: (630) 515-0033
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday 4:30pm - 10:00pm ; Closed on Sunday
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Sushi, Japanese
  • Executive Chef: Soon Park
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Counter Seating, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Sushi by Chef Soon is an excellent choice for great sushi at your event. For more information, please contact Chef Soon at (773)474-8888.
  • Special Events & Promotions: We are going to open on christmas day. Merry christmas, everyone!

Getting there

  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Sushi by Chef Soon
A contemporary sushi spot operated by Chef Soon with specialization in Japanese cuisine with over 17 years of experience in various upscale restaurants. Remember the unique and delicious sushi platters that you once enjoyed at Blu Coral Contemporary Sushi which was located at the Seven Bridges Mall? Well, the Head Chef of that place has now opened up his own venture close by. Head Chef Soon Park has enjoyed serving all his loyal customers that came to enjoy his unique but yet exquisite sushi that he prepared. Please come and visit him at the sushi bar located inside SeoCho Korean BBQ Restaurant in Maple Plaza. As an innovator of a new style Japanese food with unique blend of creative flair and passion for food, he will introduce you to a new level of sushi with great flavors and innovative presentation. On the extensive menu, Chef Soon features both contemporary and traditional sushi. Check out some of the chef soon's art work on facebook . Come inside and enjoy the freshest sushi..Continued
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
Diner Reviews
  • "Chef Soon consistently serves fresh, innovative food. The menu is large. Have I found things on the menu I won't order again...sure. But there are some things that I order almost every time, and the food and quality are consistently excellent. I always check the specials board as well for new combinations. Very happy such a gem is nearby."
    Dined on 8/23/2014
  • "Being from the city where there are many more choices for Sushi, I've been surprised by the limited dining in the Western burbs. This sushi place is tucked in another restaurant in a strip mall so the location and ambience are less than snazzy. The sushi rolls are priced like city prices and not especially large. The individual pieces that were the chef's selections were very tasty. If you have a Sushi craving and you're in the area, it's fine (and better than Sushi House), but overall not a tremendous dining out experience."
    Dined on 8/23/2014
  • "The offerings were varied, interesting and all very tasty. The service was good (ask for Eddy) and the sake slated our thirsts! Reservation recommended as they were very busy on a Fri night"
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Very unique rolls- server was great! Very casual place, def didn't expect this from the looks of the place"
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "The sushi is as good or better than most places in Chicago. The food, service and creativity are all outstanding. The ambience is ok, nothing special since it's hidden inside of a korean bbq. The wine list is limited, but if you go there for the food and service you won't be disappointed."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "We've been here many times before and will continue to return. The food is always great and service is personal and attentive! We highly recommend Chef Soon for Sushi!"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Fantastic service and mind blowing sushi. You can't beat this place for sushi in the burbs!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "small,spartan decor,very good food & service,a little expensive considering the total dining experience"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "The food is freshly made in front of you. The service is fantastic. I am recognized and welcomed by the staff at each visit. Chef Soon creates and/or oversees the orders. It is a pleasure to dine at Sushi by Chef Soon."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Kind of a cheesy location, but Soon gets some of the freshest fish I've had in the States. From the traditional sashimi to the imaginative rolls, he hits the spot. The sashimi prices may seem high for the area, but once you see and taste the high quality and freshness, its completely understandable. Small staff who is very friendly, particular once the know your name. Neighborhood and sushi gem-don't let Soon's Korean heritage turn you away-he's got it down! Try the Zuke Salmon. If this does not make you want to come back for more, well..."
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "Unique caring sushi creations but zero interior design kinda like a fast food place. Service was efficient but not particularly friendly. I'd go back for the food, but nothing else appealed to me."
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "If you love sushi, this is the place for you. The food is beautifully crafted by the Chef and his team! More importantly, the seafood is fresh and delicious -all at the same time."
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "My son's favorite food is sushi and we decided to try a new place. We found Sushi by Chef Soon on Open Table and what a treat! The waitress was so helpful in helping us decide. The food was amazing and delivered quickly"
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "We've been eating at Soon's since he opened. He gathered quite the following in the years since then (rightfully so), due to the quality of his food and imaginative creations. At this point, going anywhere else just results in disappointment. Soon's isn't cheap (and good, healthy sushi probably won't - and shouldn't - be), but you won't be disappointed."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "The quality of the food prepared by Chef Soon and his staff is consistently off the charts. The fish is super fresh, and Chef Soon's nightly specials are unique and delicious. If you are looking for traditional sushi or sashimi, you won't be disappointed, but don't overlook his special rolls and other creations. He is doing "sushi fusion" with flavors that defy explanation. There are any number of sushi places in the burbs that are barely distinguishable. And there are a few who are trying to rip off some of Chef Soon's best ideas. This is the real deal"
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "We've been eating here for years...occasionally, we stray. Not often, but it happens. A slick-looking chain will open a new sushi place, and we'll feel compelled to try it. We always walk out of the new place disappointed and feeling like we paid too much. The flavor just doesn't compare to Chef Soon's sushi. A spicy tuna roll with a dollop of hot sauce on top? Not at Chef Soon's."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "We had a large group ordering sushi. Our table was ready right away but it took about an hour to get our food. However, they did repeatedly apologize and gave us free miso soup. The food was great. The other times that I have been there, the wait has not been nearly as long."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "We have visited many Sushi restaurants in our lives all over the country. Chef Soon is by far the best sushi I have ever had. The Staff and Chef soon always remember us and are very friendly. Great food and Great Service."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "I believe Chef Soon was one of the chefs at another place we used to frequent called Blu Coral. He is excellent and his staff do a nice job of putting the sushi together. It's some of the best I've had anywhere and will definitley come back! My only complaint - We were sitting at the sushi bar, and there was quite a cold breeze coming through, so it made for a bit of a chilly experience. We were able to move down a couple of seats, but could still feel the cold air. If they put a curtain or screen in front of that corridor where the cold air was coming from, that would probably help. Otherwise, a great experience!"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Our waiter, Eddie was able to suggest us menu items an I was very happy with his suggestion. We also ordered a bottle of wine and he brought the ice bucket and wine wrapped in a linen napkin, it was very nice. Chef Soon's sushi was delicious and you can tell it was fresh, fresh, fresh! Good pricing too, we will be back!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "You'd miss it if you didn't know if was there, but This place has the absolute best sushi in the area. Very pleasant service paired with a no-wrong-choice menu guarantees a great night out. The chef is always coming up with new menu choices which makes it really fun to go back in and see what's new. They have a repeat customer for life with us."
    Dined on 1/16/2014
  • "Sushi by Chef Soon is THE BEST!!!!! I heard of the restaurant on Chicago's Best and thought it looked interesting. But it's so much more! I've had sushi many places and this is by far the very best I've ever had! I've taken a few people here and have recommended it to many more and everyone is in agrees it is outstanding. Chef Soon is a sushi genius! And his staff is knowledgeable and friendly. Another thing I like is if you're not very familiar with sushi they can walk you right through. And every time I'm there you see people chatting from table to table asking "what is that? it looks great!". I've never been disappointed. I highly recommend Sushi by Chef Soon! And I can't wait to go back!"
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "Kind of a cheesy location, but Soon gets some of the freshest fish I've had in the States. From the traditional sashimi to the imaginative rolls, he hits the spot. The sashimi prices may seem high for the area, but once you see and taste the high quality and freshness, its completely understandable. Small staff who is friendly and approachable, particular once the know your name. Neighborhood and sushi gem-don't let Soon's Korean heritage turn you away-he's got it down!"
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "We have tried many Sushi places, moved around country and this is the best Sushi we have ever had. Would highly recommend this restaurant. Small cozy dining. when we started visiting this restaurant it was unknown. Now you have to have a reservation on the weekend. It is packed!!! We love this place!!!"
    Dined on 12/19/2013
  • "My husband and I are sushi novices. Our server was helpful guiding us through the menu."
    Dined on 12/13/2013
  • "Food OK - Dining Room Cramped - Service Fair - WAY WAY OVERPRICED - Many better Sushi places in Lisle/Naperville area for the $!!"
    Dined on 10/12/2013
  • "Just loved it!! Even met Chef Soon! The food and the carvers were outstanding! Going back on Friday."
    Dined on 10/12/2013
  • "I crave Sushi by Chef Soon. Sooo delicious! The flavors he uses are unique and delicious. I brought a friend from out of state here and she was really impressed with the freshness of the fish as well as the rolls."
    Dined on 10/9/2013
  • "When you walk into a Japanese resturant and see that 1/2 or more of the people are Japanese, then you know the food is authentic. The services was outstanding and so was the food and presenation. The place is tired and furniture looks like it came from the old country buffett. Go for the food, but don't expect to see white table clothes and space to spread out. Lots of families with chrildren."
    Dined on 9/21/2013
  • "chef Soon was an amazing creator of sushi. We enjoyed everything."
    Dined on 8/8/2013
  • "The sushi was just OK & very expensive for what you get in that area. On the summer roll you receive 8, but the sushi was sliced so thin on top you could barely taste it. For the price I expect a larger slice of fish. Also the space is really strange within the front side portion of a Korean restaurant. It's crammed in a corner at the entrance. Kind of strange!"
    Dined on 8/3/2013
  • "Four of us dined, 2 who liked sushi and two who didn't. When we left, we were all in love with this place. The quality, presentation and taste were the best we've had. Can't wait to go back. We shared 6 rolls...all if such we enjoyed. Firecracker was the shared favorite. Even those who didn't like sushi loved the food."
    Dined on 7/12/2013
  • "The food was excellent. Some of the best sushi I have ever had. I would definitely eat there again."
    Dined on 6/27/2013
  • "Compared to fine sushi restaurants in the city, this place was okay but not outstanding. Presentation was also only adequate as was the food."
    Dined on 6/22/2013
  • "I tried several dishes. Each was unique and equally satisfying... However, I fell in love with the Red Dragon. It contained different textures and flavors. It stood out to my taste buds."
    Dined on 6/15/2013
  • "Excellent food prepared with attention to detail and creativity."
    Dined on 5/18/2013
  • "Then you must go to Sushi by Chef Soon in Lisle. The Sushi is deliciously flavorful in every bite! We had 6 different rolls and they were all perfect. You can get sweet, spicy, fresh, fried...you name it. No soy sauce needed! No soy sauce! That says a lot. It's worth the trip...if you are not in Lisle. I'm in Chicago :) Definitely not your vibrant, romantic, scenic, late-night ambiance, BUT it's a must for the sushi!"
    Dined on 5/3/2013
  • "The investment here is in the food. What you get for what you pay is quite good. If you're looking for a great physical environment go somewhere else. If you're looking for good food & the ability top watch & talk with the sushi chef as it is prepared - ENJOY it here."
    Dined on 4/27/2013
  • "Great sushi. Only our second visit and we were remembered-- very nice. Restaurant called to let me know of road closure (due to flooding) and then called again to let me know road was reopened. Saved us so much time. Highly recommend."
    Dined on 4/19/2013
  • "To keep it simple, the food and service were comparable to any super expensive Chicago sushi place. The space is small and shared with a BBQ place, but it is screened off and feels completely seperate and decorated nicely. Chef Soon does a great job having a nice fresh variety, making you want to go back. If you want flashy and trendy, go downtown. If you want good sushi close to home, try it."
    Dined on 3/23/2013