Sushi by Chef Soon
Sushi by Chef Soon

Sushi by Chef Soon

  • 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: 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..
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSushi
Sushi by Chef Soon reviews from OpenTable diners
24 reviews since July 27, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.6
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance3.5
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (16)fit for foodies (15)romantic (4)special occasion (4)good for groups (3)great for lunch (2)kid-friendly (2)Show More
  • Amazing sushi, great service,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    We went on short notice as we had cravings for good sushi. My wife doesn't care for their location very much but the great food quality and service always brings us back. We found out from our waitress Sabrina (who is absolutely amazing) that Chef Soon is planning on moving to 7 Bridges into a dedicated location. This is really exciting news and the chances to visit them a lot more frequently increased by a lot!! Always love their specials and we never leave disappointed. Already one of the best places for sushi in the western suburbs and with the new place it will only get better.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love this place!
    ChristineFrancesVIP
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    This is a fantastic sushi place! The food is creative and unlike anything else I've had. If you like sushi and are looking to try something new, then this is the place to go.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best sushi around
    HungryMikeVIP
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Chef Soon and his team consistently deliver the freshest, best tasting sushi in some of the most interesting combinations. My wife and I are always impressed by what we get.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic Food
    ChristineFrancesVIP
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    They are not serving your run of the mill sushi here, the chef adds his own flare to everything. I love their oyster shooters too! IF you like sushi, its definitely a place you need to check out.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • My favorite sushi restaurant
    food4meVIP
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    We have tried a number of the chef's special rolls, and usually take advantage of any daily specials. The food is always fresh and very well prepared.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Always fresh unique rolls. Nothing really compares!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 10:00 PM Close means get out!
    LoddyToddy
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    After reading the reviews, I was excited to take my wife to a Sushi place we hadn't tried before. We had reservations for 9:00 PM. I was flying in from O'Hare and was a little delayed. I called ahead and said that we would be 30 minutes late. The lady said that it was not a problem and that they would take us at 9:30 PM. When we arrived, we were shown right to our table. We promptly ordered and the food came out quickly. The sushi was average at best. The price was reasonable. But at 15 minutes after we received our food, the waitress brought us our check and explained that they closed at 10:00 PM. I paid the bill with a 20% tip. After she got her tip, we were asked to leave even though we still were eating it was 10:15 PM.
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  • Great Experience!
    ChristineFrancesVIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    The food is fantastic, not your usual sushi bar. They definitely add their own flare to their food, but it works. I love the accents they add to their sushi pieces and the flavors. You don't even need soy sauce!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Consistency is key
    KeepFeedingMeMore
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Better than Others
    ChiJVIP
    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.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The best sushi
    foodlover212
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    we are obsessed with the sushi and the staff. the service is amazing and they are great about remembering what we want to order and like. we come here 2-3 times a week...that says it all.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 13 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 27, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.5
    • Food4.8
    • Ambiance3.5
    • Service4.8
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 133 reviews are from the Sushi by Chef Soon reviews archive.
  • Sushi Soon
    CrystalBill
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    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
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great sushi
    MelD
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    Very unique rolls- server was great! Very casual place, def didn't expect this from the looks of the place
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best sushi in west burbs
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food, great service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Amazing!
    jbaker23VIP
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Fantastic service and mind blowing sushi. You can't beat this place for sushi in the burbs!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • happydinerVIP
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    small,spartan decor,very good food & service,a little expensive considering the total dining experience
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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  • Best Sushi
    sporty12
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fresh+tasty+friendly=Regular Custmr
    DineRoundTheWorldVIP
    Dined on 5/29/2014
    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...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good sushi in strip mall
    DwpLjpVIP
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    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.
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  • Not to be missed!
    Gman
    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.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Worth the trip
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014VIP
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    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
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best sushi in Chicago area
    SGale
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best sushi in the western suburbs
    WillyVIP
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    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
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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  • Fantastic sushi
    SGale
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Despite the Wait
    Dani
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    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.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Sushi Ever
    CinTim
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Awesome Sushi!
    FoodBlogger1VIP
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious Sushi! Great Service!
    KMF1711
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best sushi in the area
    KTDLVIP
    Dined on 1/16/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • it doesn't better then this!!!
    Annc430
    Dined on 12/28/2013
    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!
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fresh, fresh, tasty and fresh!
    DineRoundTheWorldVIP
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Best Sushi in the Chicago Area
    CinTim
    Dined on 12/19/2013
    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!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious Food!
    Chefanie
    Dined on 12/13/2013
    My husband and I are sushi novices. Our server was helpful guiding us through the menu.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food OK - But WAY over-priced
    jvpnaperville
    Dined on 10/12/2013
    Food OK - Dining Room Cramped - Service Fair - WAY WAY OVERPRICED - Many better Sushi places in Lisle/Naperville area for the $!!
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best sushi ever!!
    Annc430
    Dined on 10/12/2013
    Just loved it!! Even met Chef Soon! The food and the carvers were outstanding! Going back on Friday.
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    fit for foodies, romantic
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing
    fitzerin
    Dined on 10/9/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food and Service but that is
    Terik
    Dined on 9/21/2013
    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.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • sushi
    schmit
    Dined on 8/8/2013
    chef Soon was an amazing creator of sushi. We enjoyed everything.
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Expensive, poor space
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/3/2013
    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!
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