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Ukai Sushi
Ukai Sushi

Ukai Sushi Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.ukaichicago.com
  • Email: contact@ukaichicago.com
  • Phone: (773) 868-9900
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm, Saturday - Sunday: 12:00pm - 4:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Sushi, International
  • Executive Chef: Paul Chant
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: BYO Liquor, Non-Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Seminary
  • Public Transit: Close to Belmont Station.
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Ukai Sushi
Chicagoans in search of a unique BYOB dining experience have found their new destination at Ukai Japanese Restaurant. Executive Chef Paul Chant, is the mastermind of the small tapas plates appearing from Ukai's hot kitchen. With influences from around the globe, Chant has constructed an eclectic array of plates such as an Heirloom tomato Salad with fresh mozzerella, capers, olives and dates with a homemade pesto; deconstructed Mushuu Duck buns with sous vide duck breast, cucumber caviar and cherry-port reduction; and seared Hanger Steak with roasted bell peppers, fried okra and crispy onion rings. Behind the steel and bamboo clad sushi bar, Chef and Co-Owner Choong J. shines with an array of fresh fish, delivered daily to the new northside restaurant. A selection of specialty maki rolls "dedicated to all Chicago sports fans" showcases rolls such as the Cubs Roll with fresh mozzerella, avocado, unagi and shrimp tempura, lightly fired in a tempura batter.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "It's a teeny bit pricey for the platters, I had a sashimi platter and it doesn't include anything, so ala carte. And I do like a miso soup with it, BUT the platter and the rolls were so, so good, we didn't quibble about an ala carte platter. The servers were very nice, helpful and they have lovely wine glasses for your BYOB wine.....did I say BYOB? Yes, I did!!! With no corkage fee. The interior is very sleek, but comfy and I like that they have windows throughout so you can observe the passersby. It's in my hood, so I shall be spending more time there. I was really taken by the quality of the sashimi and the rolls we had were scrumptious. Go, go, go for fresh, fresh, fresh...and I'm picky!"
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "I've been to Ukai a handful of times -- mostly with large groups of people and we are always accommodated so well. This past visit I went with my mother pretty early in the evening -- it was still light out -- and it was nice but lacked the ambiance and buzz that's really wonderful later in the evening at this spot. Food was delicious as always. I'm never disappointed by the sushi. Love that it's BYOB, but if you decide not to go that route, the hot teas are delicious too :)"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "I have been going to Ukai for the past several years, and after visiting it I was forever spoiled for other Japanese restaurants, because none match the imaginative and tasty rolls that Ukai has, for a very, very low cost compared to other places! When in doubt where to go, I go to Ukai without a second thought - and you should, too! Try the Belinari roll!"
    Dined on 2/23/2014
  • "Good food. They were busy and had forgotten our appetizer. But when we got it, delicious!"
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Sushi Amazing! BYOB w No Corkage Fee Amazing! Service was ok. My date and I were trying to have conversation and the waiters kept coming and asking if we were ready to order after telling them multiple times, we will let you know when we're ready, as we ordered an ap."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "Especially at Ukai. The rolls are fresh and the service is great. My favorite roll is the crunch spicy tuna. It's awesome."
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "place was not open for lunch that day as per reservation. can't really rate but did for required fields"
    Dined on 1/22/2014
  • "We were seated at a table right in front of the door. As you know the weather has been freezing and every time the door was opened we froze. We didn't take our coats off the entire meal."
    Dined on 1/17/2014