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Sushi Taiyo Restaurant
Sushi Taiyo Restaurant

Sushi Taiyo Restaurant Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.taiyochicago.com
  • Phone: (312) 440-1717
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Everyday: 11:30am - 5:00pm; Dinner: Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm; Mon - Thu: 5:00pm - 10:30pm; Fri & Sat: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Sushi, Japanese, Asian
  • Executive Chef: Min San
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access
  • Catering: Most of our menu can be packed up and delivered to your location for any kind of event!
  • Private Party Facilities: Private dining room is available.
  • Private Party Contact: Nathan Kosakowski (312) 440-1717

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Rush & Ontario
  • Public Transit: Three blocks from Grand Red line and one block from all Michigan Ave busses.
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet Parking is available in front durling dinner time.Discount parking ($12 for 3 hours) is available any time durling the restaurant openning. Selection of garages are 50 E. Ohio st. and 10 E. Ontario st. Both of them are really close the restaurant.
A word from Sushi Taiyo Restaurant
Sushi Taiyo features a full sushi bar in our comfortable modern dining room as well as a full menu of Asian appetizers and entrees. This is all complimented by a wide ranged of sake and cocktails.
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Diner Reviews
  • "Nothing about this restaurant disappointed us. We had a group of six and everything was just right. Will return."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Spacious yet friendly. Great for a group. Service was super good and food was outstanding."
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "I took a date here. Everything looked good so we just decided to order the chief's choice plate. The waitress brought just one back for us. When we ordered another one, it ended up being the exact same thing. Not sure if this was a communication breakdown or what, but would have thought two people wanted two dinners, and that "chief's choice" did not refer to a predetermined plate. Food was fine though. Ambience was quite '60s which was kind of fun. I feel like it was probably better than the experience I happened to get."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "The special rolls had lots of flavor and many varieties."
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "We had a role and unagi. The roll was boring and the unagi was mushy. The server completely forgot we ordered the unagi and we had to request it again. With all of the other sushi places in town, I won't be back to this one."
    Dined on 3/31/2014
  • "This was a great find, had a lot of choices on the menu it was so hard to pick out what to eat since it all looked good!"
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Everything was really fresh, really excellent! I'm very picky when it comes to sushi, and the sushi here made the cut with me."
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "I have been to Sushi Taiyo several times, and the sushi is always very good. It is convenient if you are out shopping on Michigan Ave and want to grab a bite to eat for dinner or lunch. The Sa-B roll is one of my all time favorites."
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "I love Sushi Tayo for the Sushi. My favorite is their spicy runs, but I have not had one bad thing yet! Try their cold sparkling Saki too!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "A great sushi meal for valentines day. Reasonably priced, appropriate atmosphere, and a must see for Chicago visitors!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Eaten at a few sushi places in the Chicagoland area and this by far is my favourite! Its a small restaurant and some tend to find the seating a bit low but the ambience and service are great. They offer a wide variety of sushi and hot/cold plates at reasonable prices. Definitely recommend anyone in the area to try."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "A few of us wanted to go out on Christmas Day and this was one of the few decent restaurants in the area that was open. I live nearby and go to Sushi Taiyo frequently and always love it. I was hesitant to take my 2 guests because they "don't do sushi" and were unfamiliar with Japanese food. And I had never tasted any of their cooked dishes as I always eat sushi when I come. However the hostess made excellent suggestions and both my friends raved about their meal. One said they had ordered the teriyaki dish many times, but this was the absolute best she had ever tasted."
    Dined on 12/25/2013
  • "I think the food is quite appetizing, and I'm rather surprised that the restaurant was not more bustling when I came here."
    Dined on 12/13/2013
  • "The sunomono needs a little work. Cucumber slices are too thick and the serving is too large. Otherwise food is very good."
    Dined on 11/15/2013
  • "I had a great time here with my boyfriend! I would not recommend the oysters for a first time oyster experience, they weren't very good. However all the rolls we had were incredible. So delicious. I would recommend the specialty rolls more than the generic rolls. We got the mochi for dessert, the red bean one is very grainy and punctually contains whole beans as opposed to ground beans like I'm used to. The Green Tea mochi and Mango were the best ones. And our server, her name is Ginta, she was wonderful! Just so sweet and helpful and has a great attitude, it's what I definitely like to see in customer service. I would definitely go back here and recommend this to sushi fans!"
    Dined on 11/15/2013
  • "Nah, we eat out too much to even consider coming back here. Probably a good draw for tourists from small towns after a long day spending their hard-earned $$$ on Michigan Avenue!"
    Dined on 11/2/2013
  • "Great fast food Asian restaurant for on the go travelers!! It's hard to find a good Asian restaurant these days, I highly recommend this restaurant, the staff are friendly, the food delicious and it's close to all the shopping but not too close to all the foot traffic -"
    Dined on 10/5/2013
  • "Sushi and sashimi are my favourite food, so on my birthday I decided to take my husband and 6 year-old daughter out to Sushi Taiyo after having read excellent reviews. The food was indeed delicious, both sushi and sashimi were very good, yet definitely too expensive. We are Europeans, so we don't expect American huge portions, but these ones were small for what we paid, and the only reason we were not starving after leaving was that we had had an aperitif before dinner and had been eating orderves with it."
    Dined on 8/20/2013
  • "We were looking for a place within walking distance of our hotel that was wasn't over-the-top in the price and chanced on Sushi Taiyo. The sushi is fresh and imaginative and the menu has a wide selection of hot and cold meals. Make a reservation on the weekend."
    Dined on 7/20/2013
  • "The sushi was good but everything else was ok. The waitress was very nice."
    Dined on 6/28/2013
  • "Great food at good prices, in a pleasant room, with good service. If you like sushi, this is the place to go."
    Dined on 6/7/2013
  • "Fresh sushi and fresh menu ideas. Loved their rolls with options you won't find everywhere. I was with a group of sushi connoisseurs who all walked away full and happy. I thought the prices weren't bad either. We had some nice cocktails which you don't often find at sushi restaurants."
    Dined on 5/31/2013
  • "What a disappointing experience. Very small sashimi portions. Wait staff has an attitude. Kitchen is slow. Bar drinks very chintzy. Other than that...not bad."
    Dined on 5/31/2013
  • "I have eaten here many times- I can almost always book a table, the restaurant isn't annoying loud and the service is great. Most importantly, I have always had a great meal here- the rolls are awesome and the nigiri (fresh fish) is always really fresh and tasty. I seldom write reviews but I owe this place- solid experience every time."
    Dined on 5/31/2013
  • "The food was serviceable and the service good at this place. As a diner with allergies, I appreciated my server's attention to the allergies that I have listed here on Opentable. My experience would have been better if the two young women who were seated immediately next to me were instead seated elsewhere, since there were plenty of available tables in the restaurant."
    Dined on 5/6/2013
  • "Great fun drinks, unbelievable apps (gotta try the lamb pops!), and great service. Not to many good sushi bars in this touristy area...but this is the exception. The was our first time but we will become regulars."
    Dined on 4/26/2013
  • "Outstanding dining experience in a great local Chicago neighborhood. Thai/Asian food very good and they will even tweak dishes for your individual taste (we like it spicy). We'll be back!"
    Dined on 4/22/2013
  • "I was very happy with the service, drinks and huge sushi menu. I went with 6 other girls for a birthday dinner and we ordered about 12 signature rolls to split between us. The service was prompt at our table which was nice. The Flaming roll has slight spice but the other spicy rolls were not spicy at all which was sort of disappointing but not enough that I wouldnt go back. Thats really my only complaint."
    Dined on 4/20/2013
  • "Food was well prepared. Enjoyed the Red Dragon, pleasant surprise with how well that tasted. Overall experience was good. They did a awesome job with surprising the wife with a complimentary birthday scoop of ice cream and cake. The staff was attentive and took care of everything. Prices were very reasonable. I would definitely go back."
    Dined on 4/6/2013
  • "I love the glazed scallops, crabs, brown rice and different sushi fusions available. Location is in the center of my shopping area, close to home, church, and Michigan Avenue. I go there on the way to everywhere! Service is excellent, or at least they know me as a regular, so I receive the best treatment."
    Dined on 4/5/2012
  • "Great food, great cocktails. Definitely returning!"
    Dined on 3/19/2013
  • "The sushi was horrible. It was served with over cooked rice and the service was bad..."
    Dined on 3/10/2013
  • "Everytime I come to Chicago I like to try a new sushi place and this one is in the top three. Went for an anniversary/valentine's dinner and was a nice fit, with the exception that our table was uneven and tilted everytime one of us moved and they wouldn't move us to a new table since they were going to be booked for the rest of the evening. Our server was not the most attentive, nor was she that knowledgable, but overall I enjoyed the dinner. Good food, nice selection."
    Dined on 2/14/2013
  • "Tasty rolls, but their pieces of fresh sushi were disappointing. It's easy to make a roll taste good with sauces, tempura flakes, etc, but you can't disguise OK fish with the sashimi and nigiri. I'd only go back for rolls."
    Dined on 2/14/2013
  • "First time at Sushi Taiyo and was quite impressed! Not quite the ambiance or energy of a Coast or Sushi Samba, but would definitely go back for the sushi itself."
    Dined on 2/9/2013
  • "We had a wonderful anniversary dinner at Sushi Taiyo. The prices were great for the portions received. Our waitress brought us a complimentary dessert plate with cake & ice cream for our anniversary. Excellent service and food."
    Dined on 2/9/2013
  • "Nice sushi place they are very accomidating to giving you what you want! Nice spot to get sushi at a decent price"
    Dined on 4/20/2012
  • "Everyone loved the sushi, especially the flaming roll. Service was great, and this place overall very good."
    Dined on 1/12/2013
  • "We found this restaurant from good Google reviews. The food was good, sushi selection was varied. I liked that they had lots of roll options. I wouldn't say that the "spicy" anything was very spicy, but Chicago is the midwest and I am from the South. So, it may be spicy to the local region. The restaurant is pretty dark at night, so more of a date kind of place rather than kids/big groups. The service was 'ok' as the waitress forgot part of our order, but she was nice about it at least. May just not have been her night."
    Dined on 1/5/2013
  • "We have been here several times and considered the sushi surprisingly good. We were disappointed this time. There seemed to be a significant drop in the tastiness. We weren't sure why, but the freshness and favors seemed to have dropped off. Maybe we were put in the wrong frame of mind when the hostess was on the phone after taking our reservation before a rather indifferent host finally wandered over and asked the same information we'd given the hostess. Our waitress was the high point of the night before we left to continued indifference from the host and hostess. We should not be the ones saying "thank you". This was all the more frustrating in that we had introduced our friends to ST bragging that it was good. The only thing th"
    Dined on 12/15/2012