Chef Soon Contemporary Sushi and Bar

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597 reviews
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A contemporary sushi spot operated by Chef Soon with specialization in Japanese cuisine with over 20 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 Chef Soon 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 our new location in the Seven Bridges Mall. 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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JH
Chicago
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our favorite place for Sushi. The food is always great and so is the service. Make a reservation on the weekends otherwise it's difficult to get a table.

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a
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cant wait to go back

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DB
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Creative options and excellent variety of dishes to hit everyone's palate.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I found out my friend has never eaten sushi, which was mind blowing to me for someone in their early 20’s, so I said I knew just the place to go! Because of the service being great and the sushi looking/tasting amazing, Chef Soon got a 10/10 from everyone, including the newbie!

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M
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great sushi and service

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JB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently the best sushi and service. Chef Soon and his staff are exceptional ~ we have never had a less than excellent experience here.

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JE
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I will not eat sushi ANYWHERE else after eating here. The ingredients are so fresh and the combinations are delicious! My recommendations are the Spring Blossom, Ocean Drive and their housemade ginger ale!

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J
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 2

Excellent food but way over priced. Very small restaurant, bar, sushi bar, felt very confined

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OT
Milwaukee
18 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I love this sushi gem. The Chef Soon Special roll is amazing. It’s our favorite Japanese restaurant. We will definitely keep coming back. Chef Soon is on our weekly date rotation to stay.

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DC
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We have been looking for a good sushi place ever since moving out of the suburbs. We finally found it! Can’t wait to come back!

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Everything we ordered was amazing. This sushi is definitely a step above. We will definitely be returning soon.

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JC
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for New Years Eve. Was not disappointed at all. While it's a bit pricy to be a go-to sushi joint on your average night, it was OUTSTANDING. Fresh, creative, and my mouth is still watering thinking about the specialty roll. For a special occasion (NYE, holidays, anniversaries, etc...) where you expect to spend a bit more than usual, it's worth every penny. (i.e. I'm used to spending roughly $10-13 per roll, but these were $18 per roll...the price really does make the difference).

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CS
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Another great meal at Chef Soon! We tried the sparkling (cold) sake as a champagne stand-in (it was New Year's Eve).

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JD
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Chef Soon and his crew always leave you pleased... Chef Soon's highly clever dishes are, by far, the very best Sushi on the planet...

...I always close out the bill wishing I had two stomachs...

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RK
Chicago
40 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

There is no better sushi in Chicagoland. The freshest, most professional, delightful experience. Sitting at the counter Chef Soon prepared some special items after we asked him to surprise us. Outstanding. Always enjoy our times there. Highly recommended.

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YV
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All the sushi and rolls I ordered were fresh and lovely. I forgot that I was in the Midwest! My only complaint with the four things ordered as that the waiter did not mention that the special of four pieces of sashimi was $26. That was a really steep price not be mentioned when most of the other items ordered were in the $16/$18 range for full rolls.

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d
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

I saw great reviews and checked out the menu prior to coming and was excited about the variety of the menu which offered a lot of the type of fish and seafood we like. We went on a Saturday evening with a 6:45pm reservation. We showed up on time and was told we would be seated shortly, they were cleaning our table up for us. I noticed 2 empty booths ready for seating while we waited a few minutes. I asked if they were "reserved" and he said, "Let me check into that for you" and I believe that is what it took to get a nice booth (which I do appreciate) as compared to a little table by the bathroom. Since my wife and I wanted to try a bunch of different dishes we opted to go with the appetizers instead of a meal for each of us. Maybe that was our mistake I don't know but the food was average, certainly nothing to get excited about and nothing unusual. It has a great location close to the movie theater and would be a nice place to get a quick couple apps and a drink or two but I wouldn't recommend it for a dinner. The highlight for me was the sake I ordered which was very smooth....dangerously smooth I might add. We dropped $165 tip included which is more than we usually spend for steak and seafood elsewhere and to be honest, the seafood is better elsewhere. Everything was ok but nothing that got me real excited to come back.

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l
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really Really good Sushi and good drinks. We will be going back.

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GF
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was great Justin and sushi was awesome. Would definitely go again.

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w
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

I’ve been following Chef Soon for years. So happy he has this beautiful restaurant to compliment his wonderful dishes.

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F
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

You can not say you fully experienced life until you eat at Chef Soons. It truely is that good. Excellent wait staff, food quality and atmosphere. You will find none better. It goes to 11... that's how good it is!

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R
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic service and outstanding food. Ask for Vicki to be your server

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C
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food, wonderful attentive wait staff. It was a bit on the loud side but not a deterrent. The food was excellent and exciting. I can’t wait to go back!

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GP
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Always a great meal in the burbs. Chef Soon is a sushi master!

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OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Get together

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VG
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Sushi I have ever had in my life. The quality of the fish is something that can be tasted. It was worth the drive from Chicago.

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C
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our favorite sushi place - the food is always exemplary and served so promptly. Vicky, our server was her usual stellar self, always warm and welcoming while taking the best care of us. Will be back very soon!

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OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always amazing sushi. Simply the best sushi in Chicago

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CB
Chicago
56 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

always delicious. never disappointed! just excellent sushi

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LS
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful ambiance, service and food. It is my favorite sushi restaurant to date. I keep going back so I really must like it!

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 3

Everything was bland, cocktails, appetizers, rolls, to even deserts.

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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very delicious!!

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b
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is our favorite sushi restaurant. Soon makes the best rolls and has the freshest sushi. We like the Fireball, Millennium and Blue Fin Toro roll the best. The Seven Spiced Ahi appetizer is to die for as well.

This place has singlehandedly ruined Sushi at any other restaurant and that includes Sushi Restaurants in Chicago, New York and LA. Nothing else stacks up.

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C
Chicago
46 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding sushi. The best sushi restaurant in the western suburbs.
Always a great meal!!!

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TO
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sabrina was awesome!

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A
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amzing food great service really really fresh fish and everything we had was just outstanding

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M
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

This is a hidden gem! The sushi is outstanding! Can't wait for our next trip back for more!

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent every time!

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RG
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

been here a million times and looovveeee it!! amazing amazing food, service is always great, the place is super cute..kind of fancy but good for a casual evening too. background music is good as well!

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CC
Portland
9 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent sushi at Chef Soon. Good sushi is never cheap. Chef Soon’s prices are fair. Pleasing, casual atmosphere that is comfortable. Have had excellent sushi rolls here!

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